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Fact Sheet on Iran Sanctions

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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The United States has a drawn-out history of imposing sanctions on Iran and has tightened these measures over time due to its alliance with Israel. The motives behind these sanctions are hyped as measures to prevent Iran from pursuing its enrichment program because of the perceived threat this program poses to Israel in the region. [...]

Egypt joins Israel as Gaza’s jailer

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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There was a time when activist groups that focused on helping the Palestinians in Gaza reserved their harshest language and protests for Israel, which long has prohibited both air and sea traffic in and out of Gaza; tightly limited exchanges through its Erez terminal; and banned exports altogether[...]

Pushing Obama’s Arc Toward Peace

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Pushing Obama’s Arc Toward Peace Medea Benjamin Foreign policy played a minor role in a presidential election that focused on jobs, jobs, jobs. But like it or not, the United States is part of a global community in turmoil, and U.S. policies often help fuel that turmoil. The peace movement, decimated during the first Obama [...]

Hors d’oevres and trophies for the militant, starvation and death for the peaceful civilian athlete

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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By Mosab Qashoo In a cruel twist of irony, Israeli President Shimon Peres was honored Wednesday night with the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” at a lavish White House feast while Mahmoud Sarsak, rising Palestinian soccer star, nears death by starvation. Sarsak is now on his 87th day of hunger strike to demand the basic human [...]

Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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For those who follow political news, you’ll recognize the title of this post as a quote from Obama’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards dinner on Saturday. His speech has gotten attention from across the media spectrum. According to Rachel Maddow, the mainstream press unfairly focused on the critical points in his speech. [...]

This Week in WikiLeaks

Friday, August 26, 2011

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A round-up of the week’s top news on WikiLeaks, Whistleblowers, and Civil Liberties Last night WikiLeaks began releasing tens of thousands more U.S. diplomatic cables, bringing the total number of WikiLeaked cables to nearly 100,000. Among the findings revealed in the latest release is evidence that the Obama administration has worked with the Egyptian government [...]

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