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Visiting Israel’s “Open Prisons” for African Refugees

January 21, 2014

At the end of December the Israeli Ministry of Interior notified asylum seekers it is severely reducing its hours of operations. As a result hundreds of asylum seekers were unable to renew their visas, were picked off the streets by the Border Police and shipped to Israel’s new “open prison” in the Negev Desert. The…

TRNN Replay: African Refugees in Israel

January 6, 2014
Saturday night opened a historic week for the struggle of African asylum seekers in Israel. Following last week’s Freedom March where hundreds of asylum seekers defied Israel’s imprisonment policy and walked out of the open-air prison the government built for them this year, this week, their movement announced a three-day workers’ strike that included simultaneous…

JNF Honors Canadian PM Amidst Protests Against Bedouin Expulsion

December 2, 2013

On Sunday, December 1st, hundreds protested in Toronto, Canada. The demonstrators gathered in freezing weather outside the Metro Toronto Convention Center where thousands attended the JNF honoring dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper has been one of the most fervent supporters of Israel. Under his leadership military and financial relations with Israel tightened.…

India

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

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

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 7, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, retired UAW Local President Frank Hammer tells the story of his radicalization in the movement against the Vietnam War and turning his back on a professional career to take up working class activism

Racism in Israel

June 5, 2012
In recent weeks, incitement by government officials, rightist settlers, and poor community members against African refugees seeking asylum in Israel escalated into violence. In may Molotov cocktails were thrown into refugee homes, businesses and one kindergarten. The incident did not lead to casualties but inspired a wave of protests leading to a race riot on…