Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel Draw the Line

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Prime Minister David Cameron got more than he expected at the Israeli Knesset in his recent visit, receiving a cold shoulder from ultra-Orthodox and Palestinian legislators who share common interests, being the state’s most oppressed communities. Cameron’s visit to the Knesset took place on the same day that two controversial laws, the Conscription Law and the Governability Law, were finally … Read More

Chris Hedges: Stop Obeying, Start Resisting

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“Acts of resistance are moral acts. They take place because people of conscience understand the moral, rather than the practical, imperative of rebellion. They should be carried out not because they are effective, but because they are right.” – Chris Hedges, Death of the Liberal Class Obey. Consume. Do not inquire further. This is the mantra of many co-opted corporate news networks … Read More

“The Energy of Hate was Palpable” – Anti-Abortion Terror in Montana

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On March 3, a clinic that provides abortions in Montana was so severely vandalized that it has been forced to close down indefinitely. This took place against a backdrop of the most relentless escalation of abortion restrictions and clinic closures since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion 41 years ago. Across the country, this right hangs by a thread. … Read More

Strike the Root of Injustice: Abby Martin’s Conscious Dissent Against War

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With the controversy surrounding the recent Ukrainian coup and Crimean incursion, the wheels of war are turning once again, churning up an old foe. If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of the Red Menace prop being roused from the warmonger’s hall of archives, dusted off and wheeled down the plush carpet of the military-media complex. The reanimation … Read More

From Squawk Box to CSPAN – Cutting Through the Beltway Bubble & Democracy Gap

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Failed ideas, infighting, and glimmers of hope. I found myself watching CNBC’s Squawk Box the other morning and an Ohio Republican named Ron Portman was on. He was being beamed in from the Russell Rotunda in Washington, with its columned grandeur and air of gravitas. What a lovely backdrop for the savaging of America. Portman is the Republican prototype. Innocent … Read More

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