Archives for November 2020

A “Fringe Member” of the Jewish Community: How Hasbara Trolls Reacted to My Campus Appearance

Hasbara groups represent a racist, supremacist, and violent ideology. They defend a state that is engaged in the worst type of violence against the Palestinian people, yet they feel that they are in a position to question the motives of organizers, speakers, and activists who call for justice and tolerance.

Miko Peled Campus Feature photo

As another year closes and Palestine remains as far from liberation as ever, it would be wise to admit, once again, that there is no clear, unified strategy to defeat Zionism and liberate Palestine. One place where some change can perhaps be made, however, is in relation to the Zionist organizations around the world whose sole purpose is to disrupt

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Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts

Saudi Arabia’s use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it has afflicted upon Yemen.

Saudi Trump Yemen Feature photo

SANA'A -YEMEN -- While the administration of Donald Trump readies its exit from the White House and the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it has afflicted upon Yemen, where millions of forgotten people are struggling against a cold winter,

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A Trojan Horse? PathCheck’s Contact Tracing App Coming to Minnesota and the World

Another contact tracing app is being rolled out in the state of Minnesota. This brought to you by  MIT Media Lab spinoff PathCheck, who intends to be the global leader of “precision medicine” for minorities.

Contact tracing feature photo

Almost as soon as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic in March, contact tracing apps seem to have sprouted everywhere. Last May, MintPress News reported on a Bluetooth-enabled sports fans tracking app, which was later repurposed to push COVID-19 contact tracing methods. The app, called Care19, was one of the first

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“Superheroes” and “Nice” Guys: Coverage of Biden’s Hawkish Cabinet Picks is Predictably Lacking

Just as they failed to hold power to account in the run-up to the disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, corporate media is refusing to ask the hard questions about Biden’s hawkish cabinet picks.

Jo Biden Cabinet Feature photo

Despite President Trump’s insistence that he, in fact, won the election, President-elect Joe Biden is already filling many of the top positions in his administration, and corporate media — who Americans rely on to stand up to state power — are in raptures over his choices. CNN, for example, has been remarkably deferential to the future president

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Malawi is Just the Beginning: How Israel Changed the Political Narrative of an Entire Continent

The Palestinian cause was pivotal on the agenda of many African political parties in the 1970s and ‘80s. Over the last three decades, however, it has been pushed to the fringes of political discourse save for a handful of countries on the continent.

Israel-Africa Feature photo

In June 2020, Malawi’s opposition leader, Lazarus Chakwera, defeated Peter Mutharika in a rerun presidential election. With last year’s poll results annulled due to fraud or irregularity, Chakwera, a theologian, pastor, and former president of the Pentecostal denomination group known as the Malawi Assemblies of God, secured over 58% of the votes in

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CIA Partners with Google, Amazon and IBM in Latest Big Tech Procurement Drive

The military industrial complex is returning to its roots as the CIA turns to big tech to maintain control and rebuild the war economy.

Newly Declassified Documents CIA Media

The vaunted "17 intelligence agencies" that comprise the U.S. intel community will be sharing a network of private-sector cloud computing service providers which includes Microsoft, Google, Oracle, IBM, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of a 15-year contract said to be worth tens of billions of dollars. AWS currently holds the sole contract

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