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In Historic Protest Israel’s Orthodox Break with Settler Right

March 10, 2014

On Wednesday, March 6th the Israeli government’s Shaked Committee approved a law proposal that would extend forced conscription to the Jewish Orthodox. Today in Israel, military service is mandatory for all Jewish citizens, except the ultra Orthodox. The history of this exemption goes back to the founding of the state and has caused increasing tension…

McGovern: Unconstitutionality of NSA Phone Call Collection is Indisputable

December 16, 2013

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern says that the recent federal district judge’s ruling on the NSA’s bulk phone collection applies constitutional protections, but will not lead to amnesty for Edward Snowden

Ecuador

December 11, 2013
In San Jose de Intag, indigenous communities face an ill-matched battle to defend their environment against mega mining projects

Toronto police confirm existence of crack cocaine video; mayor dismisses calls for his resignation

November 2, 2013

Police investigation finds video consistent with existing media reports and leads to extortion charge of mayor’s friend and driver, Sandro Lisi

Reality Asserts Itself - Max Blumenthal

October 30, 2013
In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal, author of Goliath – Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, looks at PM Netanyahu’s strategy of ethnic cleansing and negotiations without end

While Media Focuses on Obamacare Glitches, Hundreds in MD Call for Universal Healthcare

October 29, 2013

Hundreds march in Baltimore calling for the passage of a single-payer, universal healthcare system Protesters organized by Health Care is a Human Right – Maryland took to the streets in Baltimore demanding healthcare as a basic human right. “We didn't start a movement to be anti-Obamacare or to be anti-CareFirst or anti-Kaiser,” says Sergio Espana…

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 7, 2013
In this episode Frank Hammer tells Paul Jay about being inspired by the national liberation movements and the struggle against concessions as a response to the outsourcing of jobs In part two of an interview with Paul Jay of the Real News Network, labor activist Frank Hammer discussed the inspiration he took from the liberation…

Latin America

October 6, 2013
Riot Police Brutally Repress Commemorative Protest in Mexico City: Students and Allies march to honor 45th anniversary of Tlatelolco Massacre Ten of thousands of students and allies marched in Mexico to commemorate the 1968 massacre of student activists, and to express their discontent with the government's neoliberal education and energy reform. The student movement of…

Media Shield Law

September 30, 2013
The definition of a “journalist” is more narrowly defined, thereby excluding many independent reporters and bloggers from avoiding court subpoenas