15 May 2018

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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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Lebanon: reflections on acts of refusal as antidote to post-election hangover

The refusal to be complicit in the state's self-preservation attempt is one of the few acts of resistance the work...   [ 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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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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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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Qatari Investor Confirms Michael Avenatti's Report He Met with Transition Officials at Trump Tower

The investor's spokesperson said he met Trump's team but not Michael Flynn. Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, the head of a division of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, met...   [ continue reading...]

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Reverend William Barber Is Reviving MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign. He Got Arrested the First Day of Protests.

Fifty years after the first Poor People’s Campaign, organized by Martin Luther King Jr. shortly before his assassination and carried out after his death,...   [ 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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Challenging the ongoing dispossession and displacement of the Palestinian people on the 70th commemoration of the Nakba

"Forced displacement and dispossession are key factors to understand the situation in Palestine and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict." Amjad Alqasis examines ho...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Democrats Be Able to Preserve Net Neutrality After All?

Your support is crucial to keeping ethical journalism alive! Donate now to keep our writers on the streets, covering the most important issues and beats. The i...   [ continue reading...]

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My March of Return

For Rana Askoul's entire life she had identified as a Palestinian, yet was never allowed to return to her homeland. That changed when she acquired a new passpor...   [ 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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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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Lessons and Messages from Karnataka

Lessons and Messages from Karnataka Pranjal Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:20   [ 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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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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The myth of ‘mad’ genius

The Romantic stereotype that creativity is enhanced by a mood disorder is dangerous, and dissolves under careful scrutinyBy Christa L TaylorRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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After Israel Kills 60 People in Gaza, Dozen Senators Call for Humanitarian Assistance While Rights Groups Demand US End Miltary Aid to Israeli

Jon Queally, staff writerA day after Israel soldiers killed an estimated 60 unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza who were protesting against occupation and...   [ 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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If House Republicans Get Their Way, Rural Americans Are Screwed

Back in 2016, the Republican Party won the presidency and both chambers of Congress with strong support in rural areas, particularly among farmers. But since th...   [ continue reading...]

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