Saudi Arabia: Growing Crackdown on Women’s Rights Activists | Human Rights Watch

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That roaring sound? It’s Palestine unleashing a legal tsunami against Israeli war crimes – Middle East News – Haaretz.com

"This time, Benjamin Netanyahu’s government may have gone too far in defending the actions of its armed forces in Gaza. That may lead to Israel being forced to defend its actions in front of a court of international law. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s claim that "there are no innocents in Gaza," where over 60 Palestinians …

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» 109 Injured by Israeli Gunfire on Gaza Border, Palestinian Succumbs to Earlier Wounds– IMEMC News

"At least 109 Palestinians, including four children and nine women, were injured by gunfire and others suffocated from teargas, after Israeli soldiers attacked them, while partaking in the continuing Great March of Return protests along the Gaza-Israel border, WAFA medical sources said. Among the wounded, three were critically injured by gunshots in the head, while …

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» Palestinian Activists Expel an American Delegation from Bethlehem District (VIDEO)– IMEMC News

Good work being done by Palestinian activists who in the bold action made it clear that an American Delegation is NOT welcome in Palestine. I commend these brave activists and I condemn President Trump's decision to have the US Embassy relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thereby recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Many …

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The unarmed Palestinian protestors who were killed on the Gaza border include an 8 month old baby

The UK is one of the nation’s complicit with the human rights violations and murders in Israel against the Palestinians. Included in the 58 peaceful protestors that Israel murdered was an 8 month old baby. No one is safe in Palestine, not even babies. What an atrocity. I highly recommend reading the article I am reblogging. It is well researched and I learned alot from it. Kudos to the writer of it.

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 The United States blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement that called for an “independent and transparent investigation” into Israel’s killing of Palestinian protestors on the Gaza border.

The statement, drafted by Kuwait ahead of a meeting on Tuesday, expressed “outrage and sorrow” at the deaths of at least 58 people during demonstrations over the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

It also demanded all countries comply with a decades-old Security Council resolution calling on them not to station diplomatic missions in the contested holy city.

“The Security Council expresses its outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians exercising their right to peaceful protest,” the draft text reads.

“The Security Council calls for an independent and transparent investigation into these actions to ensure accountability.”

The statement also called on “all sides to exercise restraint with a view to averting further escalation and establishing calm”.

Most UN member states say the status of…

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The People Made the First New Deal. Can the People Make Another?

Fascinating article…

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WV-TeachersStrike-ap-imgMassive Protest and Organizing Created the New Deal

The kind of electoral victories we need will take far more than standard electioneering and Facebook debates.  Let’s look at what it took to create the New Deal so we can see just how challenging the task ahead is. During the Great Depression massive organizing efforts and protest movements were necessary just to reform the two-party system. New Deal history strongly suggests that the current dementer v. demexit debate is largely a waste of time until we organize movements powerful enough to upset the existing order.

In our memory Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the standard bearer of the New Deal but it did not start that way.  FDR was a reluctant reformer pushed into progressive action because millions of people were willing to experiment with radical solutions.

Mass movements, third parties and revolutionary parties, labor upheaval, agrarian unrest, powerful populists, discontented veterans, and Democratic congressmen

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Leaked Colin Powell Email: Israel Has 200 Nukes, All Targeting Iran

Leaked emails reveal a lot!

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks in New York. In a leaked 2015 email exchange, former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel’s nuclear weapons with a friend, saying the country has 200 warheads.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks in New York. In a leaked 2015 email exchange, former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel’s nuclear weapons with a friend, saying the country has 200 warheads.

In the latest batch of leaked Democratic Party emails released on DCLeaks.com, former US Secretary of State Colin Powell asserts that Israel is in possession of around 200 nuclear weapons.

Powell, in an email exchange with US Democratic party donor and business partner Jeffrey Leeds, revealed Israel’s massive arsenal while discussing a speech by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. concerning the latter’s opinion of the dangers of the Iran nuclear deal.

In the email, Powell asserts that Iran would not use an atomic bomb even if they could obtain one…

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