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Preparing the Path to a Just Peace for Palestine/Israel

unityAfter several past failures to reconcile Fatah and Hamas under the single Palestinian umbrella of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, a unity government was formed and its ministers sworn in on June 2nd in Ramallah. This supposedly interim government of ‘technocrats’ without party affiliations will be presided over by the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Rami Hamdallah.. Hamas was reported unhappy until with the composition of the government, withholding its approval until the last minute, but in the end went along.

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Exorbitant Cost of Pseudo-Educating America

student debtThe Next Two-Trillion Dollar Bubble

At $1.2 trillion student debt, we may only be 60 percent along the way, but rest assured that it won’t take but 3 to 5 years before this spectacular bubble bursts… and it will do so on the economic backs of the poor, and the ghostly – ghastly might be more apropos – remnants of a fast disappearing middle class.

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Force-Feeding Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Palestinian Hunger StrikersThe highly respected Israeli human rights NGO, Adalah, has issued an urgent appeal on behalf of a reported 125 Palestinian prisoners who are engaged in a hunger strike protesting their being held in Israeli jails on the basis of ‘administrative detention’ procedures. It is the longest collective hunger strike in Palestinian history. Administrative detention is an objectionable practice by which individuals are held in prison, sometime for months or even years, without being informed of charges or facing trial.

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Muslims at the Service of Zionism

jewish_starIdeological Cynicism and the New Subject Supposed to Believe: Muslims at the Service of Zionism
by Dr. Jamil Khader

A recent video has gone viral on the net: A young Arab man (Muhammad) identifies himself as a Zionist Israeli, Muslim Arab and recycles some of the tired and clichéd hasbara shticks about Israeli democracy as the hope for the Middle East. Many people are angered by this and others (you know who) are celebrating.

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Class Segregation and the Housing Market

/bill-de-blasioClass Discrimination

There are many forms of discrimination, but one that Americans seem to have a high tolerance for is that based on class. Class discrimination is a natural outcome of capitalist ideology. That ideology, in turn, has been assimilated into American culture to the point that even the poor accept it on the assumption that they or their children might someday become rich.

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