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Sunday, June 29, 2014
Youths protest in Egypt, April 2012. (Photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy/ cc/ flickr) Juan Cole
The Arab Millennials Will Be Back
Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by the massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt’s dreary police state. We stared in horror as, at one...
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Palestinian street art. (Photo: Wanderlasss/ cc/ flickr) Lawrence Davidson
Selective Sympathy in Israel/Palestine
The display of anxiety and aggressive agitation in Israel, triggered by the kidnapping of three young men from an illegal settlement on the West Bank, seems to be accompanied by a near total denial...
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A panhandler in Manhattan. (Photo: las initially/ cc/ Flickr) Kim Redigan
Why Do We Hate the Poor?
Today, families in Detroit, living under an emergency manager imposed by a governor committed to privatizing every inch of the state, are having their water shut off. A few days ago, the United...
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The Detroit Light Brigade protesting against water shut-offs in Detroit. (Photo: Occupy Wall Street via Twitter) Halima Cassells
Will Detroit's Water be Privatized or Recognized as Commons?
When it comes to a person’s fundamental needs being met - nothing is more basic and human, than to share. Right now the people of Detroit are being attacked by an unelected regime that represents the...
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Arizona School Superintendent John Huppenthal on Democracy Now! in 2012 discussing his ban on Chicano American studies programs in school. (Screenshot via Democracy Now!) Bob Lord
When Public Servants Demonize the Poor
For years I’d wondered about the identity of a gaggle of anonymous commenters on Blog for Arizona, the website to which I frequently contribute. These guys weighed in a lot and were very eager to...
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia after hosting the Budapest Memorandum Ministerial on the Ukraine crisis in Paris, France, on March 5, 2014. (Photo: US State Department) Ray McGovern
Who Violated Ukraine’s Sovereignty?
Did Russia’s annexation of Crimea on March violate the 1994 Budapest agreement among Ukraine, Russia, Great Britain and the U.S.? Specifically, in Paragraph One, Ukraine agreed to remove all nuclear...
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