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  • Presbyterians divest firms to show support for Palestinians

    On June 20, the biennial General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made a historic decision, voting to divest church holdings from three U.S. companies whose products are used by Israel to enforce its 47-year-old military occupation and...
  • Ben-chieh Liu, taught economics at Chicago State, 1938-2014

     Ben-chieh Liu, taught economics at Chicago State, 1938-2014
    An economist and longtime professor at Chicago State University, Ben-chieh Liu conducted groundbreaking research into the concept of quality of life. Mr. Liu, 75, died Friday, June 13, in his Lisle home after a brief illness, his family said....
  • Militants take Iraqi gas field town, president calls parliament session

    Militants take Iraqi gas field town, president calls parliament session
    Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields on Thursday, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital. Iraq's presidency said a session of parliament...
  • Global turmoil fuels a sharp rise in refugee displacement

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, June 25: A United Nations report on refugees and internally displaced persons released last week revealed an appallingly high number of them in the world at the end of 2013...
  • The war on the have-nots: How Detroit resembles Ukraine

    You may have read recently about the daily struggle for survival in parts of Ukraine and Crimea, where warring pro- and anti-Russian forces are using basic necessities of life, such as water, as weapons against the civilian population. The consequences...
  • June 26 Letters: Climate change

    Misinformed on climate Your recent editorial ("Take a deep breath," May 29) caused me to look back at today's recent climate change science and I've come to this conclusion: the Daily Press got it wrong. In the recently released Fourth Assessment...
  • Detroit water cutoffs for unpaid bills a human rights issue, UN says

    Detroit is violating the human rights of residents by cutting off their water service because they have not paid their bills, a United Nations expert on water and sanitation said Wednesday, responding to a petition from city nonprofit organizations...
  • Obama's not to blame for the Bush administration's blunders [Letter]

    Obama's not to blame for the Bush administration's blunders [Letter]
    Like seemingly every other Republican, columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. refuses to acknowledge the Bush administration's responsibility for what is happening in Iraq today ("On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball,"...
  • Jihadists in Iraq are destroying lives and themselves

    Jihadists in Iraq are destroying lives and themselves
    The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is scaring the hell out of everyone. It has infested Syria, overrun Iraq, alarmed Iran and convinced U.S. politicians it's the most dangerous terrorist organization ever. But frightening everyone isn't a long-...
  • Russians target State Dept. spokeswoman for media assault

    WASHINGTON Among the Russian bloggers and social media activists who are loyal to the Kremlin, there's a favorite target when it comes to pillorying the United States. President Barack Obama and his chief diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry, come...
  • Muscular diplomacy [Editorial]

    Muscular diplomacy  [Editorial]
    In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...