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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…

Hydraulic Fracking

January 29, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth Cochran discusses research showing that injection wells from fracking and gas and oil production is likely causing an uptick in U.S. earthquakes

In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms

January 24, 2014

Omar Dahi: While a recent Qatari report counts 11,000 tortured and executed by the Syrian government, causalities of pro-regime fighters also number in the tens of thousands

Israelis and Palestinians Turn to One-State Solution

November 20, 2013

On Thursday, Nov 14 the two chief negotiators of the Palestinian Authority handed their resignation from the talks with Israel, mediated by the US. Appointed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the resignations do not affect the PA’s commitment to this round which began in July and is scheduled to complete in April. But many on…

India

November 18, 2013
Historic conflict remains a dangerous source of tension between nuclear armed neighbors India and Pakistan

Campaign Finance Reform

November 7, 2013
Brendan Fischer of Center for Media and Democracy discusses the electoral battle between organized money and organized people.

US Government Shutdown

October 10, 2013
Democrats pick up talk of a Grand Bargain in an effort to get Republicans to end the federal government partial shutdown Senate Democrats are willing to compromise unconditionally with Republicans in order to end the government shutdown, according to a report by the Real News Network. “Open the government, allow us to pay our bills,”…

US & Iran Relations

October 2, 2013
While US and Iranian government take steps to resolve issue of sanctions and Iranian nuclear program, Israel remains an obstalce

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

September 30, 2013
Arnie Gundersen: Japan’s PM claims Fukushima is safe but the nuclear disaster is underfunded and lacks transparency, causing the public to remain in the dark

Japan

September 30, 2013
Arnie Gundersen: Japan’s PM claims Fukushima is safe but the nuclear disaster is underfunded and lacks transparency, causing the public to remain in the dark