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Let a Thousand Actions Bloom | Melinda Tuhus

I’ve been arrested several times in DC doing non-violent direct actions (NVDA), protesting FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) as a rubber-stamp agency that is contributing mightily to the cooking of the climate and destruction of local communities and landscapes, but Nov. 5 was my first arrest in the Capitol. It was at a Senate hearing of the Energy & Natural ...

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For Palestinians the Irrelevancy of International Law | Jeff Halper

The American “recognition” of Israeli settlements are not “inconsistent with international law” demonstrates nothing more dramatic than the bankruptcy of American foreign policy — though in fact that previous American governments took virtually the same position: they may have recognized the settlements’ illegality under international law, but de facto ignored it and allowed Israel to confiscate Palestinian lands, build its ...

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Donald Trump and the Kurdish Question | Joseph Daher

On the statements of US President Donald Trump on the Kurdish question in Syria… “They’ve been fighting each other for centuries. Now the Kurdish people are fighting for their land””Essentialism continues from the peoples of the region who are only fighting because they are like this, born like this… and that for centuries… As a reminder, Obama tried to justify ...

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