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Activism for Justice

BahrainActivism has many forms. OWS protesters want long denied social change. Palestinians want to live free. So do Bahrainis.

Imprisoned former Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) president Abdulhadi Alkhawaja risks death for freedom. Current president Nabeel Rajab matches his commitment. As a result, he's been repressively targeted.

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Israel: Profile of a Police State

Police StatePolice states are defined by lawlessness, injustice, and contempt for democratic values.

Merriam Webster calls them "political unit(s) characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known legal procedures."

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NHRC Head and the State of Judiciary in India

JudiciarySupreme Court moves for removal of ExCJI Balakrishnan as NHRC Head the retirement of SCICJ Konakuppakatil Gopinathan Balakrishnan 2 years ago has opened the stinking Pandora’s Box of corruption even at the highest level in Indian judiciary.

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Predatory Capitalism Failed

Predatory CapitalismIndependent observers knew it long ago. Today's global economic crisis provides added confirmation. In 2008, a staunch champion of the system expressed second thoughts.

An ideology based on inequality, injustice, exploitation, militarism, and imperial wars eventually self-destructs or gets pushed.

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Is Finkelstei​n telling the truth?

Norman Finkelstein - Political scientist - BBC HARDtalkNorman Finkelstein - Political scientist - BBC HARDtalk
Introduction by Gilad Atzmon:

According to Norman Finkelstein, American Jews fall out of love with Israel? In this BBC Hardtalk exchange he argues that they are now so unhappy with what Israel is doing that they want to distance them from the country.

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