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Stop the Wall Activism

Israel's separation barrier

On November 9, 1989, Berliners began demolishing the wall separating East from West. Palestinians face their own repression. Israel's Separation Wall one of many ways. Ruled illegal by the International Criminal Court (ICJ).

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Obama and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Obama, Mitch McConnell

To call the grotesque drubbing suffered by the Democratic Party in the midterms- monumental, is like referring to the surface of the sun as warm. The scene was so grisly, acutely sensitive Democrats (most of them) were forced to avert their eyes or risk anaphylactic shock.

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ISIS is coming

Ehud Olmert, Shula Zaken

If ISIS had approached the borders of Israel this week, nobody in the country would have noticed. Israel was riveted to a court-room drama.

There, in the Jerusalem District Court, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faced his erstwhile secretary, Shula Zaken. No one could take his or her eyes off them. It was the stuff soap operas are made of.

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Election 2014: The Good News and Bad

Election 2014

The 2014 midterm election delivered both good news and bad. The good news is that the losers lost. The bad news is that the winners won.

Journalist Mike Barnicle says he’s never seen an election in which the people feel so distant from the government. I wish his diagnosis were right, but I suspect it is not. True, voter turnout likely set no records for a midterm, but this doesn’t indicate alienation as much as disgust with the particular cast of incumbents. Who wouldn’t be disgusted?

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Pakistan blasphemy laws and minorities

Shama Bibi, and husband Shahbaz Maseeh

by Dr. Nasir Khan

The unthinkable and horrifying news of the physical torture of a working-class Christian couple and burning them alive by a large mob of Muslims in Pakistan shows the utmost inhuman acts in the name of religion in general and blasphemy laws of Pakistan in particular.* 

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