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The Palestinians’ Right to Self-Defense

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By Chris Hedges If the international community will not halt the attack on Gaza and Israeli war crimes then it must concede to the Palestinians the right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter. Related Entries January 11, 2006 Site Preferences July 23, 2014 ...
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Gaza As Sarajevo

By Lawrence Weschler The image of Israeli tank columns safely ranged on the periphery of Gaza methodically lobbing in round after round of supposedly precision-guided munitions (precision, that is, give or take the odd 25 person civilian family huddled together for the breaking of their Ramadan fast), sent me whistling back to my own time in Sarajevo, after the lifting of the siege there in the wa ...
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Study: Educational Segregation Plays a Role in Tea Party Allegiance

Shutterstock A study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame teased out a positive correlation between educational segregation, which can relate to other divisive factors but isn’t always interchangeable with them, and alignment with tea party ideology. As The Huffington Post explained Tuesday in a report about the study, which was published in American Sociological Review, educational and re ...
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Jon Stewart Launches Fake Kickstarter to Buy CNN

With analysts estimating that the news network, often the butt of “Daily Show” jokes, could be worth $10 billion, Jon Stewart has launched a parody campaign to crowd-source the funds. Related Entries July 22, 2014 ‘Daily Show’ Segment Demonstrates What Happens to Reporters Who Mention Israel July 17, 2014 Jon Stewart on GOP Response to Refugee Crisis: ‘What ...
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US, UN Try Diplomacy in Israel

UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon Holds A Press Conference In Amman
Both U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are in Israel, where they are meeting with Palestinian and Israeli leaders to urge an end to hostilities. Related Entries July 23, 2014 Why America Continues to Back Israel While Some Other Countries Call for Boycotts July 23, 2014 Al-Jazeera Evacuates Gaza Offices After It Claims Press Building Targeted by Israeli Forces ...
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Unpaid Interns Can Collect Back Pay Without Hurting Their Careers

By Blair Hickman, ProPublica After a year scrutinizing the intern economy, ProPublica’s internship investigation is coming to an end. But before signing off, we wanted to do our own end-of-semester review. Related Entries July 21, 2014 Income Inequality July 18, 2014 A Local Fight for the Future of the Inte ...
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President Obama Needs to Cancel Executive Order 12333

Edward Snowden Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck Speaks To Foreign Journalists Association
By Thor Benson There’s a chance you’re being watched right now. Related Entries July 19, 2014 Edward Snowden: ‘The World Is Much More Unpredictable and Dangerous’ Than George Orwell’s ‘1984’ July 16, 2014 ‘We Need’ People Like Edward Snowden, U.N. Human Rights ...
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Why America Continues to Back Israel While Some Other Countries Call for Boycotts

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Visits tactical headquarters of the IDF
    President Obama listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a visit to a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem in 2013. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) The U.S. government wasn’t always Israel’s strongest ally, but as political figures in countries such as Norway call for a boycott of Israeli goods to protest the Gaza operation, our politicians almost unanimously continue their unfailing support. Flynt Leverett and Hill ...
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Stephen Colbert Blasts Congress Members for Saying Central America Safe for Kids, but Not for Them

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Though Rep. Steve Pearce deemed Honduras and Guatemala sufficiently secure for the child refugees at the U.S. border to be returned home there, he and the rest of the Central America assessment delegation rarely left their hotel during their two-day trip for fear of “dangers.” Related Entries July 4, 2014 The Best of ‘Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ on Independence Day June 28, 2014 Stephen Colb ...
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Al-Jazeera Evacuates Gaza Offices After It Claims Press Building Targeted by Israeli Forces

Sen. Mendendez Meets With Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman On Capitol Hill
Gil C / Shutterstock.com Shortly after Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman publicly accused Al-Jazeera of airing “anti-Semitic” propaganda, the media outlet’s offices in Gaza reportedly “came under fire” Tuesday. The Israel Defense Forces denies the claim that the building that houses Al-Jazeera, The Associated Press and other news networks was targeted, but Al-Jazeera English reporter Nicole Joh ...
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