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Why Is The United Nations Doing Business With G4S, Notorious Prison Supplier?

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees In early September, I accompanied an Iraqi friend to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Amman, Jordan to help register him officially as a refugee. It was a bittersweet day: my friend had reached safety, but he was now registering as a stateless person. I trusted…more »

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Cash, Weapons And Surveillance: The U.S. Is A Key Party To Every Israeli Attack

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference on March 20, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

PARTNERS IN CRIME (WAR CRIMES) The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable…more »

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Replacing The Peace Process With A Civil Rights Struggle

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What would happen if Israeli progressives and their supporters demanded an end to the military court system, or called for freedom of movement for Palestinians? The answer: a lot. The two-state solution has long been transformed from a means (to solving the problem of the occupation) to an end. As I wrote here in the…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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Gaza ~ Operation Protective Edge, August 2014

It was on bloody feet that I arrived in Palestine. When I was seven, I tromped through the oily jungles of Central and South America, not fully realizing the arches of civil war implicating my blue American passport in its weave. I handed over the document as a currency of empire. Why I didn’t feel…more »

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Gazan Doctor: Entire Families Have Vanished In Operation Protective Edge

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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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Our World Needs More Hedy Epstein’s

Hedy Epstein, one of 36 passengers aboard the Audacity of Hope ~ U.S. Boat to Gaza, in front of a cargo of love letters. Photo by Debra Ellis

The article below highlights Hedy Epstein’s most recent stand for Justice. Hedy, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday stated, “I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was 90. We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this…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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