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Israel Lines Its Pockets With Palestinian Aid — And The US Helps Israel Keep It That Way
Complicity with Israel’s occupation and corruption in Mr. Abbas’ PA play into another major roadblock on Palestine’s path to recovery: International funds meant for reconstruction efforts in Gaza and other forms of humanitarian aid are routinely diluted by Israel.
$6B Spent Fighting ISIS, 50,000 Bombs Dropped In Iraq & Syria, And Still No End In Sight
‘The U.S. taxpayers will pay once to blow the place up and then pay again to build it back up,’ wrote one analyst of the seemingly endless campaign to destabilize Syria and the Middle East.
Canadian Teacher Under Police Investigation For Saying Palestinians Had Right To Resist Occupation
Pro-Israel group claims Shoufani called for 'violence against Israelis' when she said Palestinians had right to resist occupation.
US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart
Americans have been trained by decades of Cold War propaganda to look for any confirmation that ‘socialism means poverty.’ But in the case of Venezuela and other states not governed by the free market, this cliche simply doesn’t ring true.
Israeli Security Agent’s Memoir Explores PTSD, But Not The Political Context Underlying His Murderous Career
In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an analysis that relies solely on the human element but does not consider political factors will fail. Individuals are not the ultimate problem here; it’s the systems under which they live.
Before The Brexit: Greek Voters Said ‘No’ To Austerity Measures, Got More Austerity Measures
British voters had over a year to come to an informed opinion about a straightforward question on whether to leave the EU. Greek voters had eight days to consider a ‘creatively ambiguous’ referendum on austerity measures amid an atmosphere of tremendous media and government propaganda.
Israel Cutting Palestinians Off From Their Own Water Supply
According to an experienced reporter on Palestine, 50 percent of the water to a city of 40,000 people has been cut off during Ramadan, a time ‘when people need to have access to food and water more than any other time.’
Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Movement Urges Carlos Santana To Cancel Tel Aviv Concert
The concert, scheduled for July 30, would mark Carlos Santana’s first appearance in Israel in 29 years.
Israel And Turkey Strike Deal That Would Secure Control Of Syrian Oil
Israel agreed to establish a $20 million fund for activists killed in a 2010 attack on a Turkish aid ship bound for Palestine, but the deal has far more to do with oil than human rights.
Oaxaca Protests Swell Over Police Killings And Neoliberal Education Reforms
The reforms would institute nationwide standardized testing, similar to programs that have been controversial in the United States. They would also threaten the “normal” school system, a traditional system of teacher-training colleges whose graduates often promote a social and economic justice agenda.