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Posted inArticle, Economy and Inequality

The Palestinian Hunger Strike Continues as Trump Prepares for His Israel Visit

The ugly face of the occupation is on display as 1,500 prisoners refuse to eat. By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet Palestinian flag with the Israeli flag on the background of old locked doors Photo Credit: Borislav Bajkic/Shutterstock Today, over 1,000 Palestinian political prisoners entered the 25th day of their hunger strike. Mahatma Gandhi’s longest hunger […]

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No Safe Place in Gaza: How Silence Encouraged a Genocide

By Yousef Al-Helou As the Israeli military offensive on Gaza entered its third week, there’s been more horrific mass killings committed because of indiscriminate Israeli tank shelling and bombardment throughout the besieged Gaza Strip. After the massacres in Shujaeyyah and Khoza, now the supposedly safe United Nations-run schools have also become targets. A school in […]

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Thomas Friedman Wants A “Center-Left” Democratic Party Based on Austrian Economic Myths

By William K. Black, August 7, 2016     Bloomington, MN (2d column in my series on Friedman advising Hillary to Move Hard Right) Thomas Friedman has written two columns advising Hillary Clinton to renounce her campaign promises and the Democratic Party’s platform and move to the right of the Republican Party on economic issues.  My first […]

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Understanding the boycott of Israel’s universities

By Vijay Prashad, This article was firs published on the Washington Post. The growing movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israeli universities has struck a chord in Israel. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said recently that the boycott campaign, which drew new attention when it was joined last month by the American Studies Association (ASA) […]

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What is Clintonism?

by Andrew Levine. This article was first published on Counterpunch. There are no American politicians whose views on politics merit serious consideration for any reason other than the power they wield.  With only minor exceptions (from long ago), it has been this way since the founders’ generation passed. From genuine (though often mindless) conviction or […]

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Palestinian Hunger Strikers and U.S. Veterans Returning Service Medals Lead Movements for Peace

In a rare victory for human rights in a part of the world far more familiar with human rights violations, Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike won major concessions from the Israeli occupying forces. Their collective action began on April 17th – but five hunger strikers had not eaten for much longer, including Bilal Diab and […]