Michael Arria

Michael Arria

Michael Arria is the US correspondent for Mondoweiss and the author of Medium Blue: The Politics of MSNBC.

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu greets Bloomberg when the former mayor flew to Israel in July 2014 to support Israel's assault on Gaza and oppose the FAA decision to suspend domestic flights to the country. Views
Monday, February 17, 2020
Bloomberg Defied a Flight Ban to Show Support for Israel, Defended the Country Shelling a School and Killing Sleeping Children
In July 2014, Israel launched a series airstrikes on Gaza, kicking off a 51-day war that left thousands dead. According to the United Nations, at least 2,104 Palestinian were killed, including 1,462 civilians. 495 were children and 253 were women. Over 17,000 homes were destroyed or severely...
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U.S. President Donald Trump confers with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) while departing the U.S. Capitol following a St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Monday, January 06, 2020
To Stop Trump’s War with Iran, We Must Also Confront the Democrats Who Laid the Groundwork
Since President Trump took office in 2017, the leadership of the Democratic Party has overwhelmingly supported the precursors to today’s dangerous U.S. escalation towards Iran: sanctions, proxy battles and a bloated military budget. Yet, now that we stand on the brink of a possible U.S. war of...
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Striking teachers, school staff, and supporters march through downtown Chicago on the ninth day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike on October 25, 2019. (Photo: Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)   Views
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Over the Last Week, At Least 85,000 Workers Were Out on 13 Different Strikes
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , 485,000 U.S. workers were involved in strikes and lockouts during 2018. That’s the highest number since 1986. The data for 2019 won’t be released until 2020, but there’s a good chance that number will be exceeded, a point driven home by the fact that,...
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Rep. Ro Khanna is Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and is co-sponsoring House Resolution 246 attacking the BDS movement. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Why Are Progressive Democrats Backing an Anti-BDS Bill That Was Introduced at an AIPAC Conference?
On July 17, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will begin to mark up a number of measures including a resolution that condemns the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement). Despite concerns about the bill being constitutional, it’s currently supported by 70% of the...
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Friday, April 19, 2019
The Stop & Shop Strike Is Showing There’s Still Power in a Union
Roughly 31,000 employees of the northeastern grocery chain Stop & Shop have been on strike for nearly a week across more than 240 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The workers, represented by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), walked out on April 11 after...
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