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Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi

By Jonathan Cook on January 9, 2018

Photo: Alberto Hugo Rojas

Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela. (more…)

Israel Blames 16-Year-Old Ahed Tamimi for Assault on Soldier

By Ariel Gold, Taylor Morley on January 3, 2018

It’s been called the “slap heard around the world.” For wielding a bare-handed slap, Israeli soldiers ripped 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi out of her bed in the middle of the night, threw her into the back of a military jeep and locked her up in a prison isolation cell. (more…)

Concentration Camps for African Migrants Blocked from Entering Europe Are Popping Up Across Libya

By Vijay Prashad on December 29, 2017

Photo: Alliance/AA H. Turkia

Refugees do not show up in the Mediterranean Sea as if from nowhere. By the time they get into their flimsy boats on the Libyan coastline, they have lived many, many dangerous lives. (more…)

Taking Care of the Rich

By Emir Sader on December 25, 2017

It has now formally taken place through new laws in the United States, in Argentina and in Brazil and other countries concrete measures have been taken too that all add up to a dramatic reduction in the amount of taxes that the rich will have to pay. (more…)

Pentagon Admits Presence of US Troops in Yemen as Cholera Cases Top One Million

By Bill Van Auken on December 23, 2017

The Pentagon admitted for the first time this week that it has “conducted multiple ground operations” in Yemen, the impoverished and war-ravaged country on the Arabian Peninsula, while conducting more than 120 air strikes there this year, triple the number in 2016. (more…)

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