15 May 2018

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London stages multiple protests in solidarity with Palestine

On Kensington High Street, around the corner from the Israeli embassy, 800 Londoners protested the killing of Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza yesterday, with...   [ continue reading...]

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NYT's Thomas Friedman Explains How Trump Screwed Up the Israel Embassy Deal: 'They're Laughing at Him'

Our 'Art of the Deal' president made a really bad one. During a Tuesday conversation with CNN's Anderson Cooper, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman...   [ continue reading...]

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Latina/o Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

President Donald J. Trump represents an existential threat to immigrants in the United States. Trump’s immigration rhetoric and policies consist of racist...   [ continue reading...]

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U.S. Turns Screws on Top Iranian Bankers

The Trump administration designates Valiollah Seif, head of Iran's central bank, as a terrorist and bars anyone around the world from doing business with him.   [ continue reading...]

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, A Staggeringly Well-Funded Blowback Machine

As I was putting the finishing touches on my new book, the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute published an estimate of the taxpay...   [ continue reading...]

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Supporting Organic Agriculture “Is Truly Putting America First”

As organic agriculture is the fastest growing agricultural sector—the majority of new farmers are choosing to farm using organic practices and organic far...   [ continue reading...]

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Book review: The Divide by Jason Hickel

A masterful guide to the reality of global inequality and its tangled roots. The word ‘tom...   [ continue reading...]

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Media Outlets Are Having Trouble Keeping Up with Hate Crime Reports in Trump Era

The president's violence is symbolic of a cultural sickness. It’s been well-documented that hate crimes are on the rise since Donald Trump brou...   [ continue reading...]

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US: Focus on Rights as Uzbek Leader Visits

Expand Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev addresses the 72nd United Nations General As...   [ continue reading...]

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Democracy in Crisis: The Future of Journalism

The case of Emilio Gutierrez Soto has drug on for a decade and points toward a grim future for press freedom The post Democracy in Crisis: The Future of Journal...   [ continue reading...]

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Palestinians Mark 70th Anniversary of Nakba After Israel Kills 61 & Wounds 2,700 Protesters in Gaza

The Israeli military killed at least 61 Palestinians in Gaza and wounded 2,700 more for protesting Monday's opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the Isr...   [ continue reading...]

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Our golden age of TV: amid collapse, a new family emerges

Our present, many have noted, is a new golden age of television, defined by the rise of a range of sophisticated, creative and powerful serial shows. We know th...   [ continue reading...]

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Hamas and Fatah: Why the Two Groups are Failing

The Palestinian national movement, which has led the decades-long struggle against Israel’s takeover of the Palestinians’ homeland, has reached the...   [ continue reading...]

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Egypt Arrests Critic for Insulting President

The arrest is part of a heavy crackdown on opposition by President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, who led the military’s 2013 ouster of Egypt’s first freely...   [ continue reading...]

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Indigenous Women Built These Tiny Houses to Block a Pipeline—and Reclaim Nomadic Traditions

The houses are affordable and energy-efficient, and are bringing back elements of the Secwepemc’s hunter-gatherer culture.   [ continue reading...]

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Fighting Inequality in Asia and the Pacific

Shamshad Akhtar is the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)T...   [ continue reading...]

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1918, 1948, 2018: World War I, the Nakba, and the rise of ethnic nationalism

Shmuel Sermoneta-Gertel: "A century after the armistice of 1918 and 70 years after the Nakba, ethnic nationalism is alive and well. It is why Palestinian protes...   [ continue reading...]

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Serfdom in the Magic Kingdom: Disney Workers Rise Up Against Poverty Wages

HOUSTON—In early March, Denise Anderson, a Disneyland employee of 31 years and Disney stockholder, went to her very first shareholder meeting. Security wa...   [ continue reading...]

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Seattle Just Showed How to Rein In Amazon -- and the Company Is Going to War

Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-dedu...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel Facing Backlash Over Gaza Violence

Turkey expels Israel’s ambassador, Ireland and Belgium summon their Israeli envoys and leading European countries and the U.N. human rights office call fo...   [ continue reading...]

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