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Russ Wellen:

The United Nations Human Rights Council announced a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza

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Ahdaf Soueif: Dead Palestinian Children In Gaza Tell Story Of Impunity

What these dead children tell us, beyond everything else, is this: Israel believes itself unassailable

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Amira Hass: The Gaza Battlefield is Crowded with Displaced and Homeless

Many of the displaced, especially children, have developed intestinal, skin or eye diseases due to poor sanitary conditions and spoiled food

RT.com: Turkey PM slams Israel for ‘Hitler-like fascism’

In its military campaign in Gaza and genocide against Palestinians, Israel is demonstrating a “Hitler-like fascism,” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan stated in one of the strongest-worded attacks on the Israeli state

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Paul Street: Beyond Mental Slavery

Moving off the rule of capital in the US is not just desirable. It also necessary – an imperative for survival in the current era of deepening environmental catastrophe

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Joe Emersberger: Reporters without Scruples and the Committee to Protect Press Barons

Associated Press reporting about Venezuela is dishonest even by the low standard set by the international press

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Nick Turse: China, America, and a New Cold War in Africa?

Is the Conflict in South Sudan the Opening Salvo in the Battle for a Continent?

Josh Ellis: Everyone I Know Is Brokenhearted

I don’t have the answers. I don’t know some truth that I can reveal to everyone. All I can do is hurt, and try to stop hurting, and try to help other people stop hurting

Arlene Eisen: Communal Justices of the Peace Bring Popular Power to Venezuela Court System

At the local level, a movement of communal justice is gradually spreading an alternative to the traditional adversarial court system to settle civil disputes

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Why Is Washington Risking War With Russia?

Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis

Roger Annis: Antiwar Protests Spreading in Ukraine

Government wages all-out war in the southeast and NATO threatens Russia

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David Swanson: War in Our Collective Imagination

Remarks at Veterans For Peace Convention, Asheville, NC, July 27, 2014.

Max Haiven: Fomenting the Radical Imagination with Movements

We think that the double crisis of movement reproduction, as well as the struggles within, against and beyond the university-as-we-know-it, are on some level connected

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Jonathan Cook: The Experts’ Verdict: Every Israeli Missile Strike Is A War Crime

It may not be entirely surprising that HRW and others interpret international law in a way that serves rich and powerful western states

Gideon Levy: It’s all Hamas’ fault, right Israel?

More than 1,200 Gazans have been killed, about 80 percent of them civilians. But Israelis’ hands are clean and their consciences are quiet – so quiet you could cry

Saskia Sassen: Economic Cleansing

Doing away with some of the bad numbers

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Greg Palast: The Vulture: Chewing Argentina’s Living Corpse

Vulture investor Paul Singer has forced the nation of Argentina into default

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Ewan Robertson: Sidor Steel Workers March to Reject Venezuelan Government’s Stance in Dispute

Workers from state owned steel plant Sidor marched through the city of Ciudad Guayana in the east of Venezuela on Monday in rejection of the government’s stance in their long-running labour dispute.

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Katha Pollitt: Why It’s Time to Repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

. Somehow the separation of church and state has come to mean blocking the state from protecting the civil rights of citizens and forcing it to support—and pay for—sectarianism, bigotry, superstition and bullying

Shira Lipkin: Israel Is Not My Birthright

I was raised to think the country was ours by divine right. But this horror in Gaza has challenged even my deepest beliefs

Oliver Tickell: Gaza – is annexation Israel’s ‘permanent solution’?

It’s unthinkable that Israel’s aim is to ‘cleanse’ the territory of its people, seize its vast gas reserves, and annex some of the Med’s hottest real estate. Isn’t it?

Alexandra Bradbury: Minority Union at Volkswagen, For Now

For Volkswagen workers organizing in Tennessee, it’s been a roller coaster of a year. In the latest upbeat twist, the United Auto Workers announced July 10 that it’s forming a local in Chattanooga

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Glenn Greenwald: Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza

“Terrorism” is a fear-mongering slogan, lacking any consistent application, intended to end rational debate and justify virtually any conduct by those who apply the term

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Jonathan Cook: Israel’s Gaza Backlash Targets Arab Minority

Israel’s large Palestinian minority is facing an unprecedented backlash of incitement and violent reprisals as Israeli Jews rally behind the current military operations in Gaza

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Kathy Kelly: Jobless Kabul and the Works of War

As the U.S. cobbles together justifications for its ongoing, foolhardy war in Afghanistan, glimmers of hope persist in small communities

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Rania Khalek: Israel uses Palestinians as human shields but US lawmakers condemn Hamas

Both houses of the US Congress are considering passing a resolution that condemns Hamas for using human shields despite not having any evidence to prove Hamas is employing this tactic

Greg Shupak: The Logic of Israeli Violence

Israeli violence isn’t senseless — it follows a colonial logic

Suzanne McGee: Companies Proclaim Water the Next Oil

Mammoth companies are trying to collect water that all life needs and charge for it as they would for other natural resources

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Juan Cole: Israel Bombs Gaza back to Stone Age

Razes only Power Plant & Plunges Strip into Darkness

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George Monbiot: Unmasked

Wherever wealth is absurdly concentrated, new laws arise to protect it

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Phyllis Bennis: In Gaza, International Law Is Up in Flames

In a flagrant violation of international law, Israel’s assault on Gaza has killed hundreds of civilians and devastated civilian infrastructure

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Danny Schechter: The Iron Dome Inside The Heads of Israel’s Leaders

Dome heads in Tel Aviv now have orchestrated their legions of often empty-minded cult-like bi-partisan domehead supporters in Congress

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Ramzy Baroud: Recruiting to Kill

It is not just an Israeli war on Gaza

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Michael Albert: What Went Wrong

Some movement activists believe that whatever has been, had to be

Brad Parker: What’s not a target for Israel?

Israel’s claims that Hamas uses civilians as human shields do not absolve it of responsibility for civilian deaths

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Chip Ward: The Original Geo-Engineers

Or How to Save the Iconic West from the Cow

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Phyllis Bennis: No End to Gaza Violence in Sight

Interview on the current situation in Gaza

Nadia Abu El-Haj: Nothing Unintentional

The IDF’s bombardment of Palestinian homes, schools and hospitals, indiscriminately pummelling the people of Gaza into the ground, deserves to be called what it is: a war crime

Marwan Bishara: On Chutzpah and War

When the occupiers continue to whine about security in order to deny the indigenous people of the land the same rights for security and peace in their own land, think chutzpah

Rashid Khalidi: Collective Punishment in Gaza

What is going on in Palestine today is not really about Hamas. It is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives

Kelly Lynn: The West Bank rises up against war in Gaza

Interview on Israel’s escalating repression, and the rising tide of protest in the West Bank

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Juan Cole: Israel has Impunity from Defying UNSC

Obama will protect Israel from any accountability by wielding his veto

Mohammed Suliman: I Would Rather Die in Dignity Than Agree to Living in an Open-Air Prison

We are trapped here, trapped between two deaths: death by Israeli bombs and missiles, and death by Israel’s blockade of Gaza

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Many Authors: Lancet: an Open Letter for the People of Gaza

On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel

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Jack Rasmus: American Labor At Strategic Impasse: Part 1: Dimensions of the Crisis

The trade union movement in the USA today is on the road to nowhere. The decline, in progress for more than three decades, is now accelerating

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Milan Rai: ‘A Huge Sprawling Giant’

The Colonial Realities Behind The British Empire’s Entry Into The First World War

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Justin Podur: Israel/Palestine Lexicon for Mainstream Media

If you are writing for mainstream media, you need to learn special uses of words and phrases that are specific to Israel/Palestine

Lee Fang: Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

Perhaps the bigger picture here is how so many of the old civil rights establishment have become comfortable with trading endorsements for cash

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Ewan Robertson: Maduro Designated New Party President at III PSUV National Congress

The national conference comes as the Maduro administration considers how to resolve on-going economic problems, including product shortages and 62% annual inflation

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Richard Falk: Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel’s Gaza Offensive

Posted here is a Joint Declaration of international law experts from around the world who are listed as endorsers

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