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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Ali Abunimah
Palestinian Factions Reportedly Set 10 Conditions for 10-Year Truce with Israel
Reports in Israeli and Palestinian media say that the two Palestinian resistance groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad have set forth ten conditions for a ceasefire and ten-year truce with Israel. Israel’s...
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Jill Richardson
Shortchanging Our National Treasures
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Matthew Kovac
Immigration Reform Is Dead––And That's a Good Thing
With immigration reform stalled in the House and prospects for passing a bill growing slimmer as the border crisis heats up, frustration has been mounting among immigrant justice advocates. Staunch...
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Ajamu Baraka
Witness to an International Crime: Israeli State Terrorism in Gaza
“Protective Edge,” the cartoonish name given to the latest Israeli military offensive against the occupied people of Palestine, is representative of the inverted reality whereby the 1.7 million...
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Ramzy Baroud
Ravaging Gaza: The War Netanyahu Cannot Possibly Win
When the bodies of three Israeli settlers - Aftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 - were found on June 30 near Hebron in the southern West Bank, Israel went into a state of...
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Matt Reichel
Time to Revive the Peace Movement
It has been 10 years of dormancy for the peace movement: a full decade since the thriving demonstrations of the early Bush years gave way to liberal demands that the focus shift to defeating the...
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Richard Wolff
Capitalism's Deeper Problem
Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “...
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Patrick O'Neill
Stiff Sentence for Hancock Drone Protester Does Not Fit the Crime
There's a saying among lawbreakers: "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime." There's also another saying for law-keepers: "Make the punishment fit the crime." The latter was not the case July...
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Adam Parsons
The Rising Global Movement That Calls for #noTTIP
As the next round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) take place in Brussels this week, civil society groups are continuing to mobilise against this ongoing...
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Andrew Kennis
Brazil, Defeat and the High Cost of Hosting FIFA’s World Cup
Rio de Janeiro. While smoking his tobacco pipe in front of his small cinder block home toward the top of his native Vidigal, a sprawling favela overlooking some of Rio de Janeiro’s most luxurious...
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Margaret Kimberley
American and Israeli War Crimes
Of all the partners in international crime in existence right now, the United States and Israel are the worst. Along with their less powerful cohorts like Saudi Arabia they have instigated...
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Michael Winship
Nobody Expects a Monty Python Fourth of July
For a very good reason, this year my girlfriend, Pat, and I were in London for the Fourth of July. The British feigned indifference to the anniversary of our breakaway, like disappointed parents...
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