Rania Khalek

Rania Khalek is an independent journalist reporting on the underclass and marginalized. Her work has appeared at Common Dreams, Salon, The Nation, In These Times, Citizen Radio and more. To see more of Rania’s work visit her blog Dispatches from the Underclass and follow her on twitter @RaniaKhalek.


 

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Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 12:30pm
Democrat Youth Wing Fires Members Who Criticized Israel’s Child Killings
The College Democrats of America (CDA), the youth wing of the Democratic National Committee, forced two of its members to resign from leadership positions following a right-wing smear campaign this week. They were branded anti-Semites after expressing anger at Israel’s assault on Gaza in a heated...
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A market in the Shujaiya district of Gaza City was attacked by Israel yesterday; at least 17 people were killed. (Ashraf Amra / APA images) Views
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Israel Uses Palestinians as Human Shields but US Lawmakers Condemn Hamas
Both houses of the US Congress are considering passing a resolution that condemns Hamas for using human shields despite not having any evidence to prove Hamas is employing this tactic. Over the last 22 days, the Israeli army has deliberately bombed family homes, UN shelters, schools, places of...
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:15am
Israel Firing Experimental Weapons at Gaza’s Civilians, Say Doctors
Doctors treating patients in Gaza have accused Israel of using experimental weapons on Palestinian civilians. Addressing reporters at a press conference on Sunday, Youssef Abul Resh, undersecretary of the health ministry in Gaza said , “Medical teams have registered injuries consistent with those...
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Screenshot of ABC News image mislabeled as “an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can.” (Image via Electronic Intifada) Views
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 9:15am
ABC News Tells Viewers That Scenes of Destruction in Gaza are in Israel
More than fifty Palestinians have been killed and another 450 wounded since Monday in Israel’s ongoing assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” by the Israeli army. As usual, mainstream media outlets are straining to paint Israel as the victim, defending its people...
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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 6:39am
Propaganda Deja Vu? Media Uncritically Echoes Unnamed US Officials on Syria’s Chemical Weapons
“All governments lie.” — I.F. Stone
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Friday, November 23, 2012 - 11:22am
Palestinian Funerals Are Not ‘Militant Pageantry’
Palestinians love their children and want them to live just like the rest of us.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 8:30am
Is Cognitive Dissonance Fueling Conservative Denial of Climate Change?
"I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," were the words of GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in front of about 200 people at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. The former Massachusetts Governor went on to say, "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 8:45am
For Sale: The Desperate States of America
While we have been frantically playing defense against relentless assaults on multiple fronts, from anti-union legislation to draconian anti-choice laws to the attempted privatization of Medicare, the selling off of public assets to the private sector has received little attention.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 10:37am
This Is What A Police State Looks Like
The late Chalmers Johnson often reminded us that “A nation can be one or the other, a democracy or an imperialist, but it can’t be both. If it sticks to imperialism, it will, like the old Roman Republic, on which so much of our system was modeled, lose its democracy to a domestic dictatorship.” His warning rings more true by the day, as Americans watch the erosion of their civil liberties accelerate in conjunction with the expansion of the US Empire.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 8:28am
In America, Being Poor is a Criminal Offense
It takes a special kind of bully to target the most vulnerable and neediest families in society, which millionaire politicians like to argue are draining America’s treasury. I am referring to Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), who recently introduced a bill that would require states to implement drug testing of applicants for and recipients of the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. This is reminiscent of Sen.
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