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Phyllis Bennis: Understanding Israel’s Latest Attack on Gaza — And Who Benefits

Netanyahu’s political troubles — and an arms industry eager to battle test new wares on Gazans — may help explain the latest escalation of violence

Marjorie Cohn: Israel Isn’t Entitled to “Self-Defense” Against the People Under Its Occupation

“This is the worst I witnessed in my life. No safe haven in Gaza, so bloody and brutal.”

Brett Wilkins: 100+ Groups Condemn Israeli Violence in East Jerusalem and Gaza

A statement signed by 124 groups says the current conflagration is part of a “broader context of Israel’s ongoing policy to forcibly remove Palestinians from their homes through eviction, home demolition, and displacement.”

Yasser Abu Jamei: This Must End

Open letter from the director of Gaza Community Mental Health Program

United Electrical Radio & Machine Workers of America: United Electrical Condemns Attacks on Palestinian People

Working people need and deserve, instead, a foreign policy based on diplomacy, peace, and international solidarity

Alice Rothchild: The Nakba Continues

It is up to the international media, governments, human rights and grassroots organizations, and communities all over the world to make this story different this time

Hanan Ashrawi: U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians

Israel’s latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into “sheer hell,” aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support

Bernie Sanders: The U.S. Must Stop Being an Apologist for the Netanyahu Government

Over more than a decade of his right-wing rule in Israel, Mr. Netanyahu has cultivated an increasingly intolerant and authoritarian type of racist nationalism

Jacob Sugarman: We’re Living With the Consequences of Rich Nations’ Vaccine Hoarding

The Biden administration has finally backed a patent waiver for Covid vaccines, but it’s already too late for Argentina and countless countries across the Global South

Badri Raina: The ‘Nationalists’ must consult the Nation in Finding a Way Forward

Close to four hundred districts in India now have a positivity rate of twenty percent or more

Rod Driver: How the Rich Hide Their Wealth: Tax havens and Capital Flight

The power and wealth of the biggest banks and financial institutions is one of the most under-reported issues in society

Sara Sirota: After Slamming Trump, Lawmakers Silent on Biden Drone Export Policy

The door is open for drone sales to authoritarian countries like the United Arab Emirates

Patrick Mazza: Why I am not a climate doomist

People power is changing the story

Toni Watkins: A New Wave of Jim Crow Laws Is Here

Here’s What You Need to Know

Extinction Rebellion: The Power of One

From Alaska to Israel, lone rebels are sitting in the streets. They are facing not only arrest but oncoming traffic, baffled onlookers, and potentially aggressive drivers

Nora De La Cour: Massachusetts Nurses Waging Longest Current Strike in the US

The longest active picket line in the US is in Worcester, Massachusetts, where over 700 union nurses are entering their third month on strike. Their chief demand: safe staffing for patients

Sarah Aziza: Can Palestinian Lives Matter?

George Floyd’s death penetrated the American imagination. Now Palestinians fight for the right to be human. Will the world see them?

Hayden Harwood: Wisconsin bill would cut funding to cities that defund the police

Wisconsin’s legislature is largely dominated by Republican minded bodies, who blatantly disregard Black, Brown and Indigenous communities

Suzanne Gordon: Nurses in the Real World of For-Profit Medicine

All over the country nurses are fighting to make sure hospital staff get needed personal protective equipment and safe staffing

Abahlali baseMjondolo: The Attack on our Movement Continues

Another comrade appeared in court today on trumped up charges of conspiracy to murder

Jake Johnson: Sanders Rejects Top Dems’ Push for a Big Tax Break for the Rich

“You can’t be on the side of the wealthy and the powerful if you’re going to really fight for working families.”

John Feffer: What’s Up with the Herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease

Helen Lewis: How Capitalism Drives Cancel Culture

Beware splashy corporate gestures when they leave existing power structures intact

Katha Pollitt: Rushing to Judgment on Scott Stringer

The facts are too scarce, and the stakes are too high, to jump to conclusions. We cannot flourish as a society if a single accusation out of the blue upends an election overnight and ruins a 30-year career in politics

Vijay Prashad: Why One State in India Is Showing Promising Signs of Democracy

Hunger can’t be eradicated by devotion. Only social action can eradicate hunger and hopelessness

Tamara Pearson: The Missing Dead

How the Media Has Misreported COVID’s Toll in Poorer Nations

Lee Camp: 13 Facts About American Prisons That Will Blow Your Mind

The U.S. prison system is a crime against humanity. Here are just some of the reasons why.

David Swanson: Anti-Democratic Tradition Is So Ubiquitous That Many Don’t Even Recognize It

Interview on how the U.S. is a proudly and shamelessly corrupt oligarchy, reforming impeachment and how people can experience something bordering on democracy by engaging with their local governments

Maureen Clare Murphy: Why Israel won’t win in Gaza

The will of a colonized people for liberation and self-determination cannot be crushed by military force, by siege, or any new technology from Israel’s innovative labs of oppression

Juan Cole: Shooting Fish in a Barrel

Israel bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of them Children

Ryan Grim: As Israel Attacked Gaza, It Heard Something New: Opposition from Congress

Zionist fears of Democratic dissent have turned stale for years. The latest House speeches show that’s changing

Maha Nassar: Protests by Palestinian citizens in Israel signal growing sense of a common struggle

What could result is a new type of Palestinian mobilization, one that belies the idea of a fragmented people and unites all Palestinian people in a joint struggle

Jake Johnson: AOC Says Biden’s Refusal to Condemn Israel ‘Takes Side of Occupation’

The New York Democrat criticized Biden for failing to acknowledge “what precipitated this cycle of violence—namely, the expulsions of Palestinians and attacks on Al-Aqsa.”

Matthew Cunningham-Cook: Judge Who Struck Down Eviction Moratorium Lives in Nearly $3 Million Home

Dabney Friedrich’s 6,900-square-foot house boasts cathedral ceilings and two kitchens

Linn Washington: Philly DA Larry Krasner Fights for Reelection

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police have unfairly “tarred” Krasner for his reforms

Noam Chomsky: Without US Aid, Israel Wouldn’t Be Killing Palestinians En Masse

To understand the roots of the current escalation, one must examine the U.S.-backed, foundational Israeli government policy of using strategies of “terror and expulsion” in an effort to expand its territory by killing and displacing Palestinians

Jake Johnson: Biden Administration Reportedly Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza

“The violence in Israel and Gaza must end,” said U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman. “Congress and President Biden must act immediately. No one wins with war.”

Tamara Nassar: Israel vows that “Gaza will burn”

Israel’s war cabinet approved plans to broaden the bombing campaign, which has killed dozens of Palestinians so far, including children

Gershon Baskin: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict’s cycle of absurdity

Netanyahu is determined to prevent a different regime from emerging in this country, regardless of how many Israelis he puts at risk, or how many Palestinians are killed

Adam Keller: The storm which Netanyahu enleashed

In a desperate attempt to cling to power, Netanyahu is dragging us into war, into killing and suffering and pain for both people

Juan Cole: Civil War? Palestinian-Israelis Join Protests en Masse for First time in Decades, as Squatter Militias Attack

The big surprise of the past week in Israel has been the outbreak of protests and solidarity with the Palestinian cause on the part of the Palestinian-Israelis in the country’s mixed cities such as Lod, Ramla and Acre

Haggai Matar: Israel chooses violence

From the repression in Sheikh Jarrah to the bombing of Gaza, the Israeli government has opted to escalate its brutality toward Palestinians

Rashida Tlaib: Palestinians using prayer mats as stretchers

For too long, Americans—and many heads of state across the Arab world—have looked away from the racist and violent environment that Palestinians have to endure every day

Jack Rasmus: Inflation Myths & the US Economic Rebound 2021

Republicans, conservatives, and business interests are using the fact of recent rising prices to attack legislative proposals to increase government spending

Jerry Goldberg: Eviction crisis looms as CDC moratorium hangs in the balance

It is time to raise and expand the fight for housing as a human right

George Monbiot: Breaking Point

The end of the United Kingdom is a prospect we should welcomegeo

Ted Passon: Can the Criminal Justice System Be Reformed?

PBS Series “Philly D.A.” Follows Larry Krasner’s Efforts

Mira Oklobdzija: Can the Dutch Mix Red and Green?

Is the growing cooperation between the Labor Party and the GreenLeft in the Netherlands a model that the European left can follow?

Kathy Kelly: Art Against Drones

“Untitled (drone)” is meant to animate questions “about the use of drones, surveillance, and targeted killings in places far and near”

J.P. Linstroth: The Tax Protests in Colombia

As long as there are income disparities and class disparities in Colombia, and the pandemic continues to put people in financial jeopardy, the unrest will likely continue

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