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Egypt

August 15, 2013
Lina Attalah: Egyptian Ministry of Interior uses light presence of firearms to justify aggressive military action that killed more than 500 peaceful sit-ins, as Saudi and Qatari power dynamics play out behind the scenes

Michigan Anti-Union Law Drafted by ALEC

August 5, 2013
Brendan Fisher: After forty years, corporate-funded ALEC remains an organization filled with secrecy

Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Share Close Financial Ties to Defense Industry

July 30, 2013

Vote to protect citizens privacy is struck down not based on party lines but campaign contributions from the defense industry

Students and Teachers Defend Education

July 22, 2013
Austerity deepens in Chicago this year with the firing of more than 3,000 total school staff after closing 50 schools

‘Earthquake’ for Israel: EU To Halt Support For Illegal Settlements

July 16, 2013

Shir Hever: European Union announces restrictions for funding Israeli colonies; Israeli government in panic because every aspect of Israel’s economy and society could be affected by the EU decision

New Military Detention Powers Threaten Basic Rights

May 23, 2013
Among items transfered to local law enforcement agencies have been assault rifles and grenade launchers, even Blackhawk helicopters and .50 caliber machine guns; In fiscal year 2011 alone, the Pentagon transferred almost $500 million worth of materials to domestic law enforcement – near double the previous year’s total

“Manufacturing Consent” 25 Years Later

March 28, 2013

Edward S. Herman (co-author with Noam Chomsky of “Manufacturing Consent’): All the problems of the propaganda media model we talked about in the book have grown worse; new media like Real News show potential but need funding for more investigative journalism

Jailed Kurdish Leader Calls for End to Armed Struggle Against Turkey

March 25, 2013

Baris Karaagac: If deal proceeds it will strengthen Turkey’s regional role and give civil rights to Kurds