To end poverty, guarantee everyone in Canada $20,000 a year. But are you willing to trust the poor? -Globe and Mail

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“The idea of giving money to the poor without strings is not new. It melds altruism and libertarianism, saying both that the best way to fight poverty is to put cash in poor people’s pockets and that people can make their own choices better than bureaucrats can. As a result, it can find support in theory from both left and right.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/to-end-poverty-guarantee-everyone-in-canada-20000-a-year-but-are-you-willing-to-trust-the-poor/article560885/?page=all

7 reasons not to worry about Iran’s enrichment capacity -al Monitor

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The author, Seyed Hossein Mousavian was the spokesman of the Iranian nuclear negotiation team from 2003 to 2005. He was appointed by Muhammad Khatami and replaced when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took over as replaced Khatami as president.He has been very critical of the hardliners in the time since. Here is his take on the negotiations as they stand now:

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Harsh questions for Egypt amid U.N. rights review -al Arabiya

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“Under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, Egypt, along with all U.N. Member States, will have their human rights record reviewed under the ‘Universal Periodic Review’ (UPR) – and there will be many in Geneva who will have some rather harsh questions. It’s an opportunity for the Egyptian state – but few are holding out for the possibility that it will take it.”

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2014/11/04/Harsh-questions-for-Egypt-amid-U-N-rights-review.html

How the Islamic State evolved in an American prison -Washington Post

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“It’s a scenario that has long confounded law enforcement: How do you crack down on extremism without creating more of it? From the radicalization of white supremacists in U.S. prisons to Britain’s disastrous bid in the 1970s to incarcerate Irish Republican Army members, the problem is nothing new: Prisons are pools of explosive extremism awaiting a spark.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/11/04/how-an-american-prison-helped-ignite-the-islamic-state/