Posts Tagged “protests”

Zim San Diego Delays Docking For Seven Days In Attempt To Wait Out Palestinian Activists Calling For BDS

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Zim San Diego Delays Docking For Seven Days In Attempt To Wait Out Palestinian Activists Calling For BDS

Zim San Diego Delays Docking For Seven Days In Attempt To Wait Out Palestinian Activists Calling For BDS With spreading news of planned protests against the Israeli shipping company, Zim San Diego remains in Elliott Bay, afraid of the protesters that will greet it upon arrival. (See update and correction below) Falastiniyat and endorsing organizations…

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is the Neither-Peace-nor-Security As-sumption Dominating Again?

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is the Neither-Peace-nor-Security As-sumption Dominating Again?

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is the Neither-Peace-nor-Security Assumption Dominating Again? By Abdennour Toumi The reputed Israeli-Palestinian peace process is an effort that has yielded anything but progress. There have been no successes for recent U.S. presidents who have tried to bring Israeli and Palestinian leaders together to find a way to break through to peace. In…

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Lebanon and Syria’s futures intertwined

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Lebanon and Syria’s futures intertwined

Lebanon and Syria’s futures intertwined By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz On October 17, 2019 the Lebanon erupted into a nationwide uprising demanding the dismantling of a corrupt and sectarian political system. Responding to unprecedented street protests, Saad Hariri resigned immediately. A new cabinet was formed by Hassan Diab, an academic with a limited background in public…

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The Breach of the Capitol: An American Wake Up Call  

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The Breach of the Capitol: An American Wake Up Call  

The Breach of the Capitol: An American Wake Up Call    By Imad Hamad   I am an independent. I always vote for the person not the party. My political identity is that I am simply a proud American citizen. I am naturalized- an American by choice.  Since 1980, the year I landed in America, I have learned to…

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United States: UN experts condemn crackdown on peaceful protests and highlight calls to overhaul policing    

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United States: UN experts condemn crackdown on peaceful protests and highlight calls to overhaul policing    

United States: UN experts condemn crackdown on peaceful protests and highlight calls to overhaul policing     UN independent human rights experts* today condemned the violent crackdown on widespread peaceful protests after police in Minneapolis killed African American George Floyd. They also urged the implementation of strong measures to eradicate racial discrimination and radically reform US policing…

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George Floyd Reaffirms our Humanity

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George Floyd Reaffirms our Humanity

George Floyd Reaffirms our Humanity Racism is a universal challenge. There is no society on earth that is free from racism. While the US and other countries have made progress to be less racist, racism still exists. The death of George Floyd has resulted in avalanche of condemnation and massive protests. This reaction to Mr….

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The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance

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The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance

The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz A popular uprising forced the resignation of the Lebanese prime minister and his cabinet last October. But a strong self-serving government and a very unpopular parliament are still operating with full force. The uprising has a long way to go to achieve its…

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Sanders, Khanna announce new legislation to block funding for War with Iran

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Sanders, Khanna announce new legislation to block funding for War with Iran

Sanders, Khanna announce new legislation to block funding for War with Iran Senator Bernie Sanders co-sponsors legislation to block funding for President Trump’s war with Iran in Iraq while Americans protest across the country against the violence and targeted assassination of Iranian Military Commander Qassem Soleimani. The National Nonviolent PeaceForce denounces Trump’s violence as well as…

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Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now”

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Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now”

Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now” “All politics is local,” former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill said, yet in Arab countries all politics is considered global. By Abdennour Toumi  The political tempest that erupted in Algeria last winter is resonating powerfully in the ears of the masses. Algerians are still marching and celebrating both the…

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Algeria: The People Are Missing

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Algeria: The People Are Missing

Algeria: The People Are Missing In Algeria, Saïd’s name was firmly rooted as a passe-droit code among a relative consensus of the Algerian regime’s clans. By Abdennour Toumi  The relation between the Algerian regime, finance, and the powerful business barons of the private sector under the Bouteflika system have pushed many observers and political analysts…

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

Algeria: Hirak Act II  The Hirakists persist in their demands for regime change, while the Military are pushing for the Constitutional order. By Abdennour Toumi  Algeria’s “triangle of hope” could lead to the question the street, the Generals, and the Presidential Palace are asking: Will democracy in Algeria really be workable? According to classic political…

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Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail 

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Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail 

Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail  There are some similarities between Egypt and Algeria. Both countries have armies that have been in power since they gained it, and both armies appointed presidents of their own. By Abdennour Toumi  Algerians are still marching, demanding the fall of what remains of the regime, while the country’s strongman, General…

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