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Decrying Global Violence, Jamaal Bowman Says 'White House Must Act'

Congressman calls on Biden administration to everything in its power to de-escalate "tensions around the world."

Brett Wilkins ·

"These Are Not 'Clashes'": Media Slammed for Coverage Amid Deadly IDF Attacks on Gaza

A U.S. State Department spokesperson also faced criticism for refusing to condemn the reported killing of Palestinian children.

Jessica Corbett ·

'It Is Inhumane': Ocasio-Cortez Slams Israeli Eviction Effort in Sheikh Jarrah

The U.S. government, she said, "must show more leadership in safeguarding Palestinian rights."

Brett Wilkins ·

Right-Wing Extremism Is on the Rise in Israel

As the Jewish-Israeli extremists marauded through the streets on Thursday, April 22, Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian counterprotesters.

Ariel Gold ·

Groups Urge Blinken to Keep Human Rights Conditions on US Military Aid to Egypt

The NGOs said in a letter that refusing to waive conditions "will send a clear message" that the Biden administration "is serious about its commitment to supporting human rights abroad."

Brett Wilkins ·

Pressure on Biden to End Yemen Blockade Builds With New Letter From Lawmakers

Rep. Ro Khanna says members of Congress are "assessing" whether a War Powers Resolution is needed to fully end U.S. involvement.

Jessica Corbett ·

'Critical First Step' But 'Long Overdue': Biden Repeals Trump Sanctions on the ICC

"Trump's sanctions set a dangerous precedent for attacks on victims, lawyers, human rights advocates, and courts."

Jessica Corbett ·

U.S. Joins "Rules-Based World" on Afghanistan

It is a sign of hope that Biden and Blinken are turning to legitimate, multilateral diplomacy in the case of Afghanistan, even if only because, after 20 years of war, they finally see diplomacy as a last resort.

Medea Benjamin ·

US Policy Ignores Palestinian Human Rights

Israel operates with impunity, while Palestinian actions have been scrutinized and condemned and their protests ignored or silenced.

James Zogby ·

House Progressives Implore Biden State Dept. to Center Palestinian Rights

"The conversation is shifting, public sentiment is changing, and it's time the Biden administration listened to the people and spoke up for Palestinian rights."

Kenny Stancil ·

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