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Breaking: War in South Sudan's Juba resumed

JUBA (10 Jul.)

Fighting resumed again this morning, between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in the Government (SPLA_IG) lead by President Kiir and Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA_IO), in Juba hai Jebel, where First Vice President, Riek Machar Takes residence.

Multiple sources told Radio Tamazuj that, the government forces is the one leading the attack against the opposition forces' base in Jebel area, since early morning, as a heavy gunfire still going on up to the moment this story is written.

The fighting this morning, come after a statement made by SPLA chief of staff Gen. Paul Malong last night, broadcasted in South Sudan Radio, claiming that there is an armed group plans to target people in Juba, asking the citizen to stay home.

The statement read by Breg. Lol Rwai, spokesperson of SPLA.

Independence day horror: 146 confirmed killed in Friday Juba clashes

146 people are confirmed killed in the clashes of Friday afternoon in South Sudan's capital Juba.

A medical source confirmed that 109 dead bodies have been brought to Juba Teaching Hospital since the fighting.

Separately, an SPLA-IO military source confirmed 37 of their side were killed, but none of them were taken to Juba Teaching Hospital. The source said these 37 were all killed in the clashes of the presidential palace known as J1.

Juba has been calm Saturday 9 July, which is South Sudan's anniversary of independence.

Last night gunfire erupted outside J1 as president Salva Kiir, first vice president Riek Machar, and vice president Wani Igga were meeting inside.

The shooting then spread to nearly all neighborhoods of the city, including outside the UN base near Jebel where some 28,000 displaced people were sheltering

It remains unclear exactly who was fighting each other in each place or the cause of the fighting.

Update 15:43 9/7/2016: Witnesses report that the city is still ten…

Two Wars In Syria

By Tulsi Gabbard

There is much at stake as we look toward the next 5 months, and beyond. We must be engaged. Our voices must be heard on the many important issues that we are tackling — such as environmental protection, health care, education, criminal justice reform, social security, jobs, veterans, campaign finance reform, and more.

There is one issue that impacts all the rest: If we continue to spend trillions of dollars on costly interventionist regime change wars, overthrowing dictators we don’t like, we will not be able to afford to make any real progress on all the other issues that are so important to all of us

As progressives, we care about the well-being of others. We are soft-hearted, and have aloha, respect, compassion for others and we don’t like to see anyone suffering. As a result, sometimes it’s easy to believe that maybe we should support a regime change war if we believe that war will relieve human suffering.

Proponents of the interventionist wars in Libya and Iraq argue…