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Syrian rebel forces are guilty of atrocities, too

Most of the reports of atrocities in the Syrian civil unrest have been blamed on the Syrian government forces. Now,Human Rights Watch has documented some of the worst incidents of the war - executions, indiscriminate killing and kidnappings - and says the rebel forces are the culprits.

Global Scan

Can Obama scare the NSA back into line?

Happy Halloween! May the monsters at Obama's door be worse than the ones ringing your bell. And may you not pick a fight with a Russian mayor who goes ballistic, literally, all too easily.

Conflict & Justice

How wars end part I: Iraq

In the spring of 2003, for a brief moment, many Americans bought the idea, that the Iraq war was over. But why didn't the war end with the fall of Baghdad? And why were we programmed to think it might?

Angola Soundtrack 2: Hypnosis, Distortions & Other Sonic Innovations 1969​-​1978

1961 was the year the Portuguese colonial government officially banned carnival in the musseques (African ghettos) of Angola, an act of cultural repression that (as so often is true) had the opposite effect. Instead of remaining silent, the people of ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/16936/16936/"> Read more &#187;</a>