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Chomsky: The Crass and Brutal Approach Used to Keep Gaza Mired in Misery

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For those concerned with the rights of the brutalized Palestinians, there can be no higher priority than working to change U.S. policies On Aug. 26, Israel and the Palestinian Authority both accepted a cease-fire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind. The agreement…more »

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Vancouver Canada Blocks Israeli Container Ship Zim Djibouti

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Vancouver Canada Blocks Israeli Ship: Tremendous Victory In a four-day standoff pitting human rights groups and organized labor against Israeli shipping giant Zim, the giant was defeated today in Vancouver, Canada. The huge container ship Zim Djibouti first docked at the high-tech Deltaport facility on September 5, only to discover that the workers had agreed…more »

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Sam Farr Offers Take On Local, Foreign Violence At Santa Cruz Town Hall

Rep. Sam Farr speaks to members of the community during a town hall meeting at Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz on Thursday night. (Kevin Johnson -- Santa Cruz Sentinel)

More than 50 people gather to hear local lawmaker SANTA CRUZ Community policing and not the militarization of local police forces is what this country should be moving toward, Rep. Sam Farr told an audience of more than 50 people Thursday evening. Citing Humvees responding to protesters over the police killing of Michael Brown earlier…more »

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Friends of Israel

For AIPAC, it is crucial to appeal across the political spectrum. But Israel has become an increasingly divisive issue with the public.	Illustration by Matt Dorfman

The lobbying group AIPAC has consistently fought the Obama Administration on policy. Is it now losing influence? On July 23rd, officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—the powerful lobbying group known as AIPAC—gathered in a conference room at the Capitol for a closed meeting with a dozen Democratic senators. The agenda of the meeting,…more »

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Israeli warships open fire at fishermen off Gaza coast

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GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said. Palestinian fishermen told Ma’an that Israeli warships used machine guns to fire at their boats while they were sailing…more »

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Gazan Doctor: Entire Families Have Vanished In Operation Protective Edge

Jordanian artist Amjad Rasmi

TRNN Correspondent Lia Tarachansky and Islamic University Professor Dr. Khamis Elessi discuss the situation in Gaza & Israel after the 72-hour ceasefire expired. Bio Lia Tarachansky is an Israeli-Russian journalist with The Real News Network reporting on Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Born in the Soviet Union, Tarachansky grew up in a settlement in…more »

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Israel-Trained Police “Occupy” Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth

The killing of Michael Brown in Missouri last weekend prompted this Chicago protest against police violence. Photo by Mikasi.

Since the killing of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police in Missouri last weekend, the people of Ferguson have been subjected to a military-style crackdown by a squadron of local police departments dressed like combat soldiers. This has prompted residents to liken the conditions on the ground in Ferguson to the Israeli military occupation of…more »

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Numbers Have Names: The Dead In Gaza From Operation Protective Edge

Artwork: Abraham’s Sacrifice (c. 1635) by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.
Photo: Israeli soldiers overwhelmed by the smell of dead bodies at Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. 16 April, 2002, by Alexandra Boulat.

Those who have died in Gaza as a result of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge (Updated as of August 14, 2014.) (*Note – The edge claimed to be in need of protection is stolen Palestinian land.) فلسطين الحرة Tuesday, July 8: 1. Mohammed Sha’aban, 24, was killed in a bombing of his car in Gaza City….more »

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Which Companies Invest In Gaza Violence: Russell Brand The Trews (E122)

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As The Colonial State Of Israel Bombarded The…

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As the colonial state of Israel bombarded the occupied people of Gaza over the last month, the racist police forces in the United States murdered four black men, all unarmed. On July 17th, Eric Garner was attacked and choked to death by NYPD officers for doing nothing more than simply standing on a sidewalk. John…more »

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