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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Safaa El Derawi
What It's Like to Live Beneath Bombs in Gaza
GAZA - I tried to write two days ago, but I did not know where I should start. Do I start talking about the terror and the fear that we feel due to continuous bombardment of houses and agricultural...
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Robert Scheer
Citigroup: The Original Gangsta
Barack Obama’s Justice Department on Monday announced that Citigroup would pay $7 billion in fines, a move that will avoid a humiliating trial dealing with the seamy financial products the bank had...
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Todd Miller
Bill of Rights Rollback in the U.S. Borderlands
Shena Gutierrez was already cuffed and in an inspection room in Nogales, Arizona, when the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent grabbed her purse, opened it, and dumped its contents onto the...
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Arwa Mhanna
From Gaza Right Now
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Walden Bello
What the World Cup Can Teach Progressives About Corruption
Brazil’s crushing World Cup loss to Germany’s world champion team wasn’t just bad news for Brazilian football fans. It’s also likely to reignite the anger that many Brazilians felt towards the...
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Kevin Gosztola
Muslim American Groups and Individuals Boycott White House Ramadan Dinner
Muslim American groups and individuals are boycotting the White House’s Iftar dinner and will instead be participating or supporting a protest outside the White House against United States government...
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Dan Brook
Kill the Death Penalty: 10 Arguments Against Capital Punishment
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Rania Khalek
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...
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Isaiah Poole
Progressive Demand: “Robust, Long-Term” Transportation Funding
The House is scheduled to begin debate Tuesday on a short-term patch to get past an election-season crisis on federal transportation funding, but the Campaign for America’s Future sent a letter to...
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Sheren Khalel and Matthew Vickery
‘We’re Like Toys for Them’: Young Gazans Speak about Operation Protective Edge
Ali al-Halabi just wanted to focus on learning French. He graduated high school this fall, and dreams of one day seeing the Eifel Tower for himself, but on his first day of French lessons the bombing...
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Norman Solomon
Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?
As a matter of faith, some people believe that God can see and hear everything. But as a matter of fact, the U.S. government now has the kind of surveillance powers formerly attributed only to a...
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