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Westerners naive to believe Taliban has changed

Westerners naive to believe Taliban has changed

Troy Media – by Lauryn Oates

On Jan. 14, the U.K.’s Times Educational Supplement ran a story titled “Taliban backs girls’ education,” elatedly announcing the Taliban had a change of heart with regards to their long-standing ban on girls’ education. Continue Reading

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MEXICO’S WAR ON DRUGS MORE COMPLEX THAN MEDIA REPORTS

MEXICO’S WAR ON DRUGS MORE COMPLEX THAN MEDIA REPORTS

Troy Media – by Terry Field

The movement of drugs to the United States from Mexico, and the related traffic in arms and people, continues nearly unabated along the border between the two countries, and in a number of other Mexican states that are home to the drug cartels. Continue Reading

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VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT CHAVEZ’ TEFLON POPULARITY FRAYING AT THE EDGES

VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT CHAVEZ’ TEFLON POPULARITY FRAYING AT THE EDGES

Troy Media – by Daniel Duquenal

Venezuelan heads are spinning in disbelief at President Hugo Chavez’ latest antics.  Since the last parliamentary elections, held on September 26, Chavez and the current, lame-duck National Assembly have cancelled any role that the newly-elected assembly would expect to be playing in the next term, which is scheduled to start on January 5. Continue Reading

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CUBA MOVING TOWARD ECONOMIC FREEDOM?

CUBA MOVING TOWARD ECONOMIC FREEDOM?

Troy Media – by Mark Milke

In Fidel Castro’s recent interview with Atlantic magazine columnist Jeffrey Goldberg and in response to the question, “Is the Cuban economic model still worth exporting?”, the retired dictator made this admission: “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us any more.”

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BP RESPONSIBLE FOR DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL-RIG

BP RESPONSIBLE FOR DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL-RIG

Troy Media – by Bob Weinstein

The jury was out too long on the BP oil spill of April 20, 2010. Five months after the horrific event, which killed 11 workers and injured 17, the truth finally surfaced. Continue Reading

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THE EMERGENCE OF ISLAMIC REFORMATION

THE EMERGENCE OF ISLAMIC REFORMATION

Troy Media – by Mark Milke

The most remarkable thing about a Florida pastor’s initial attempt to burn a Qur’an this weekend is not what it revealed about him (burning any book is pathetic on principle), but what it again revealed about some strains of Islam – the over-sensitive and angry ones. Continue Reading

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NAMING “HONOUR KILLINGS” NECESSARY TO PREVENT FURTHER VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

NAMING “HONOUR KILLINGS” NECESSARY TO PREVENT FURTHER VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Troy Media – by Richelle Wiseman

The death of 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez in 2007 was neither the first nor last honour killing in Canada. But details of her murder are better known than most. The statement of facts agreed to by the Crown and defense in the prosecution of Aqsa’s killers make it clear her father and brother strangled her because they thought she had brought shame to the family. To re-establish family “honour,” Aqsa had to die. Continue Reading

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THE CHANGING FACE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT

THE CHANGING FACE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT

Troy Media – By Stephen Murgatroyd

What a difference a year makes. This time last year the environmental movement was gearing up for a major breakthrough at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit. With a combination of “doom and gloom” soothsayers – Ban ki Moon, Al Gore, Prince Charles, James Hansen, David Suzuki – and optimistic negotiators, it was clear that Copenhagen was being positioned as “the last chance” we had to save the planet. Continue Reading

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BP OIL SPILL CRISIS FAR WORSE THAN EXXON VALDEZ INCIDENT

BP OIL SPILL CRISIS FAR WORSE THAN EXXON VALDEZ INCIDENT

Troy Media – By Bob Weinstein

Nearly four weeks after the massive oil spill began, BP has just begun to capture some of the oil. Continue Reading

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DRACONIAN POLICIES NEEDED TO RIGHT BRITISH SHIP WILL TEST COALITION

DRACONIAN POLICIES NEEDED TO RIGHT BRITISH SHIP WILL TEST COALITION

Troy Media – By Stephen Murgatroyd

 It was a dramatic evening that gripped Britain last night.  Gordon Brown resigned as British Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party effective immediately. He is returning to private life after a lifetime of service to the Labour Party. Harriet Harman (she was previously Brown’s deputy leader, leader of the House, minister for women and equality, and chairman of the Labour Party) will succeed him as Acting Leader of the Labour Party. Continue Reading

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