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Trump’s Iran Sanctions Are an Obvious Prelude to War

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Maybe Trump really thinks sanctions will produce a "better" Iran deal. More likely, they're designed to justify conflict - an unwinnable conflict that will destabilize the Middle East and the world’s economy, and pour more of this country’s resources into yet another quagmire.

Nine Stops on a Long Road: One Jew’s Journey

Judith Mahoney Pasternak Tikkun
I am the Jewish teenager who wore the Star of David to make sure everyone knew she was a Jew. I am my mother, who taught her children that no one is free unless everyone is free... For all those Jews, for Israeli Jews, for Palestinians, and for the world, I am the anti-Zionist Jew.

Tidbits - May 24, 2018 - Reader Comments: Thoughts and Prayers Don't Work; Kelly Clarkson Speaks Out; Working Families Party; PA Machine Candidates Defeated; Mideast War Danger; Junot Diaz; Palestine; Mapping The Resistance; more...

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Reader Comments: Thoughts and Prayers Don't Work; Kelly Clarkson Speaks Out; Junot Diaz, Working Families Party; PA Machine Candidates Defeated; Mideast War Danger; Korean War History; Palestine; Mapping The Resistance: Insurgence and Polarization; Memorial Day, more...

Friday Nite Videos | May 18, 2018

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The Biggest Myths About Socialism. Black Eyed Peas - Street Livin'. Donald Jr.'s Testimony Summarized: 'I Do Not Recall'. Google Employees Quit Over Military Drone Program - Project Maven. Why Israelis and Palestinians Both Claim Jerusalem.

The Road to Hell in the Middle East - Gearing Up for the Third Gulf War

Michael T. Klare Tom Dispatch
The way to war, which will surely prove to be the road to hell, seems open with a Third Gulf War looming on humanity’s horizon. Once again, Iran is the enemy. Again, as in 2003, a president is surrounded by bellicose advisers intent on just such a war and looking for the right excuse to launch it.

Tidbits - May 17, 2018 - Reader Comments: Nakba-Jerusalem Embassy-Palestinian Reality; Public Worker Unions, Union Membership and Janus; Radical literature; food; Avengers; Tidbits Returns; Brown v. Board of Education; Resources and more...

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Reader Comments: Jerusalem Embassy - Palestinian Reality; Public Worker Unions, Union Membership and Janus; Portside Culture stirs responses: Radical mysteries; food; Avengers; Tidbits Returns after six-week hiatus; Today in History: Brown v. Board of Education; Resources and more...

Unearthing Truths: Israel, the Nakba, and the Jewish National Fund

The Editors Moving Forward
“A land without a people for a people without a land.” As seductive as that slogan was, it was willfully false, as amply documented in personal testimonies of Palestinians and Israelis, historical records, and scholarly research.
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