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AIPAC

March 6, 2014
Phyllis Bennis: The failure of the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group to force congress to vote for intervention into Syria or for additional sanctions on Iran representing a significant decline in its influence

Immigration Advocates Face Serious Challenges in Passing Reform in 2014

January 21, 2014

Despite nationwide mobilization, immigrant advocates acknowledge they have failed to reform a broken immigration system

Ratner: US Drone Strikes Are War Crimes, Despite Human Groups Reluctancy to Blast Obama

October 24, 2013

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch label drone strikes as indiscriminate but don’t go as far as to label them as war crimes

Racism in Israel

October 19, 2013
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as “infiltrators” by right-wing politicians and activists.

Canadians Imprisoned in Egypt Indefinitely After Filming Military Brutality

October 1, 2013

Upon their arrest, Tarek Loubani and John Greyson reported being beaten and abused, while the military says they could face murder charges Two Canadians are being held in Egypt on false and trumped up charges, says Justin Podur, author and associate professor at York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies. Tarek Loubani and John Greyson were…

Crisis in the Eurozone

September 30, 2013
Portugal’s Social Democratic Party had worst local election defeat in more than two decades as austerity measures continue to prove unpopular amongst its citizens

Bennis: There is No Military Solution to Syria

August 27, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: US policy should emphasize direct diplomacy to negotiate a ceasefire with all sides including Syrian President Bashar Assad, but direct military intervention will lead to more bloodshed and Obama fighting on the side of an Al-Qaeda affiliated organization

Manning Sentencing Defense Plays Up Psychological Stress, Fails To Use Whistleblower Defense

August 15, 2013

David Swanson: Released provocative photo of Manning, emotional testimony by Manning’s sister plays to psychological defense but defense misses opportunity to showcase Manning as a whistleblower