On Israel-Palestine, Four Newly Elected Progressives Vary in Willingness to Walk the Walk

The temptation of political expediency and help from powerful special-interest lobbies often prove too much for many candidates turned members of Congress.

On Israel-Palestine, Four Newly Elected Progressives Vary in Willingness to Walk the Walk

WASHINGTON – As a result of the midterm election, four recently elected women affiliated with the democratic-socialist PAC Justice Democrats will soon be striding through Capitol Hill as full-fledged members of Congress. These four women – Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and

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Syria’s Grand Mufti Hassoun Discusses Peaceful Coexistence, Love, and an Inclusive, Nonsectarian Syria

“The difference between war in the name of religion and war for money or oil is that with war for oil, when you put your hand on oil wells, the war ends. When you control politics, the war is over. But when it comes to religion, here is the problem: the fight will go on for hundreds of years.” — Syrian Grand Mufti Hassoun

Syria’s Grand Mufti Hassoun Discusses Peaceful Coexistence, Love, and an Inclusive, Nonsectarian Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA -- On October 2, 2018, I met with the Grand Mufti of Syria, Dr. Ahmad Badr Al-Din Hassoun, a scholar and the highest official of Islamic law in Syria, who assumed the position of grand mufti in 2005. Dr. Hassoun's (archived)

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From the River to the Sea: The Inevitable End of Settler Colonialism in Palestine

The assumption that a free Palestine calls for the expulsion or killing of Jews is one that is made mostly by those who can see Palestine only as a place where one side rules over and kills the other, but never where all people live in peace.

From the River to the Sea: The Inevitable End of Settler Colonialism in Palestine

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE -- The call “From the River to the Sea, Palestine shall be Free” brings out the worst in the Zionist spokespersons. From CNN and Fox News to the various Zionist trolls and spokespersons around the world: “Aha!” they say, “The true face of these anti-Semites has been exposed.” Panic seems to strike as they assert that this is “a

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Exposing the Israel Lobby Groups Behind the “Political Lynching” of Marc Lamont Hill

The controversy that has resulted from Marc Lamont Hill’s speech is just the latest iteration of a larger effort to silence advocacy for Palestinian rights in the United States, at a time when the Trump administration is set to reveal its Israel-centric “peace plan” that is set to be a disaster for Palestinians.

Exposing the Israel Lobby Groups Behind the “Political Lynching” of Marc Lamont Hill

PHILADELPHIA – After his UN Speech marking the International Day of Solidarity with Palestine last week was twisted so as to smear him as an anti-Semite, Marc Lamont Hill was subjected to a “political lynching” that saw

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An Unredacted Interview with Comedian Lee Camp

“I try to remain hopeful although I may not be that optimistic. I view myself as a cynical optimist. I see the glass as being half full of shit.” — Lee Camp

An Unredacted Interview with Comedian Lee Camp

WASHINGTON – Taking on the biggest issues in politics was not on Lee Camp’s mind when he first got into comedy. The American comedian -- now known for his incisive political commentary and humor -- first started writing jokes when he was just 12 and began performing at 18, focusing first on “standard observational comedy” that was aimed more at

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How Supporters of Israel Used the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack to Demonize BDS

The day after the Pittsburgh massacre, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, was asked whether President Trump’s rhetoric motivated such attacks. Dermer instead proceeded to conflate the attack with the BDS movements on college campuses.

How Supporters of Israel Used the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack to Demonize BDS

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- (Analysis) In the aftermath of the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, politicians have managed to use the tragedy to attack their opponents. Instead of addressing the underlying issue of such hate attacks, they change the focus to unrelated matters. For example, President Trump suggested

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Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists

Not only are white supremacists from across the West flocking to Ukraine to learn from the combat experience of their fascist brothers-in-arms, they are doing so openly, under the nose of a shrugging law enforcement — chronicling their experiences on social media before they bring their lessons back home.

Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists

Last month, an unsealed FBI indictment of four American white supremacists from the Rise Above Movement (RAM) declared that the defendants had trained with Ukraine’s Azov Battalion, a neo-Nazi militia officially incorporated into

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