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Wrangling continues over Iranian nuclear deal

October 31, 2009 admin 1

By Peter Symonds wsws.org An international agreement on the export and processing of Iran’s low-enriched uranium is yet to be finalised after sharp opposition emerged this week within the political establishment in Tehran. An initial Iranian response handed yesterday to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reportedly contains caveats that Read more ………

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Latest US GDP projection shows recession abating

October 31, 2009 admin 0

US gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3.5 percent on an annualized basis in the third quarter (July through September), breaking a string of four consecutive quarters of negative growth, the Commerce Department reported. President Barack Obama hailed the report as “welcome news” and “an affirmation that the recession is abating Read more ………

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John Updike’s Terrorist – a review

October 31, 2009 admin 14

Terrorist by John Updike New York, Alfred A. Knopf 2006, 310 pp By David Walsh wsws.org Terrorist by American novelist John Updike is poorly conceived and unconvincingly written. It tells the story of a New Jersey teenager, Ahmad Mulloy-Ashmawy, the son of a long-absent Egyptian father and an Irish-American mother, Read more ………

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John Updike: A Tribute

October 31, 2009 admin 1

By David Walsh wsws.org American novelist John Updike died January 27 in Danvers, Massachusetts, at the age of 76. The cause of death was cancer. A major figure in American literature for the past half-century (his first full-length novel, The Poorhouse Fair, appeared in 1959), Updike published more than 60 Read more ………

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Mirror to Stalin’s Terror

October 31, 2009 admin 2

Stalin’s Terror of 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR, by Vadim Rogovin By Andrea Peters wsws.org The late Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin ‘s book presents a compelling and uncompromisingly political interpretation of the the Stalin had unleashed in 937-38 Stalin’s aim, the author insists, was to eliminate all Read more ………

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Essence of Prayer

October 21, 2009 admin 1

What constitutes the essence of prayer? Many prayers to God are current among the lovers of God, arising as they do from diverse cultural contexts. Some of the prayers invariably contain an element of asking something from God, either material or spiritual. In fact, God is so merciful and bountiful Read more ………

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Photo Gallery

October 21, 2009 admin 1

A major occupation of artists for centuries has been to portray, in various media, the face and form of God. It is only in this present age that we have thousands of photographs of the God-man, from his childhood through his adult life. There are also home movies and films Read more ………