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March 2016

One Of The Funniest Comedy Sketches Of All Time

“I remembered seeing this years ago but only recently found it online its from an old sketch show by an Irish comedian named Dave Allen, the sketch was aired in the 70`s or 80`s on the BBC”

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حقيقة بشار الاسد وثائقي subtitled in English The news according to the regime

Tomorrow a must see documentary

100 Most Creative Street Art

Gideon Levy: Americans “Are Supporting the First Signs of Fascism in Israel”

 Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy talks to journalist Max Blumenthal about how the Israeli occupation has poisoned not only the region but much of the world, and how BDS might be the last standing hope to dismantle it –   March 22, 2016

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php…

Glenn Greenwald: Hillary Clinton Has Embraced Some of the Most Brutal Dictators in the World

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Glenn Greenwald: Cruz, Trump, Clinton “Playing into the Hands” of ISIL After Brussels Bombings

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Voices from the road

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Mohammad (left) and his brother Anwar should be enjoying their teenage years. Instead, because they were born into the Bedoun community of Kuwait, they are now living as asylum seekers in squalid conditions in the Jungle camp near Calais, desperately waiting to find a way to reach Britain.
The Bedoun community of some 300,000 people are people who were born and raised in Kuwait, but who are not allowed to go to school or university. They are also denied access to the job market, and even their births and deaths aren’t registered by the authorities. Bedoun, in Arabic, means “without”. 
Mohammad, now 16, told MSF that had he stayed in Kuwait he wouldn’t have a life at all, though he dreams of learning English and having a future. 
Anwar, his 15-year-old brother, said shyly that he wants to become a doctor.
They travelled to France alone, dreaming of reaching Britain — where their father was smuggled over a year ago.
Their mother and their three sisters remain in Kuwait and all their father’s attempts to bring the family over to Britain have been fruitless so far.
“We want to live in a place where we are treated like human beings,” said Mohammad. 
Now, as the fate of the Jungle camp grows ever more uncertain, they are terrified.
“There is talk they want to raze the entire Jungle. For us, that’s awful news, because there is no way back for us to Kuwait, even if we wanted to go back,” Mohammad added.
“We want to get to Britain before it is razed, so we can bring our mother and our sisters over too.”

Syrians take to streets for second Friday after truce

Yallasouriya 6:44 am on March 12, 2016

Syrians prepared large numbers of flags and microphones on Thursday to be used in the anti-Assad demonstrations on Friday.

The planned demonstrations took place today amid relative calmness and uneasy tension in most cities and towns which are held by the Syrian opposition amid risks that Assad barrel bombs and artillery would attack again.

Among the places which witnessed anti-Assad demonstrations were the city of Idlib, Jar Janaz, Saraqeb, Maaret al-Muaman, al-Raten, Talbisah, al-Qaboon, Douma, Harasta, Kafr Batna, Zamlka, Kafr Zeitah, al-Waar, Kafr Naboza, Ezaz and many others.

Read more: http://www.orient-news.net/en/news_show/105667/0/Syrians-take-to-streets-for-second-Friday-after-truce

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