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Green is the New Red: An interview with Will Potter

Will PotterFor centuries, the arbitrary use of power by the state against dissidents has been a key threat to freedom. More recently, the concentrated wealth of corporations has emerged as a major impediment to democracy. When those two centers of power decide to come after people, not only do the individuals suffer, but freedom and democracy take a beating. 

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The Death of Democracy

The French ship "Dignite al Karama" - trailed by Israeli ships"The right to freedom of expression is a fundamental one, necessary to protect the exercise of all other human rights in democratic societies because it is essential for holding governments accountable to the public." - Human Rights Watch, "When Speech Offends", February-March 2006

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Feltman Visits Brandishing the Dahiyeh Doctrine and Neocon 'Realities'

barakTripoli, Libya

Libyan civilians have learned a thing or two from three decades of Lebanon’s experience with Israel’s five wars against that Levant country. Indeed NATO is using the same bombing, media, political and diplomatic strategy in Libya that Israel employed most recently in Lebanon during its 33 day July 2006 war.

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What lies beneath Jordanian calls for reform

Several pro-reform activists and journalists were injured in clashes with the police during last Friday's protests [Reuters]By Nisreen El-Shamayleh

In a rare outbreak of violence, a protest in Amman last Friday demanding political reforms ended in broken bones and cameras.

Several pro-reform protesters and journalists were injured in clashes with the police, leaving the media and officials wondering what exactly went wrong.

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Boycott the state, not just the settlements

Boycott Israelby Yousef Munayyer

Recent legislation passed in the Israeli Knesset, which many people call the "Anti-BDS" bill, has raised a number of questions about a rising tide of "fascism" in Israel. This language is not only used by Palestinian critics, who have long borne the brunt of Israel's undemocratic policies. Now, many Israeli and Jewish-American writers can no longer ignore the trend.

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