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Friday Nite Videos | January 10, 2020

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Bernie Sanders to Stephen Colbert: I Will Do Everything I Can To Stop A War With Iran. Soul Rebel Featuring Bunny Wailer and Manu Chao. Advocate | Movie. What If We Nuke a City? Top Science Breakthroughs of 2019.

Advocate | Movie

Award-winning documentary about Lea Tsemel, a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. In theaters now.

Time for a Reality Check

Omar Karmi The Electronic Intifada
Palestinian demonstrators And it is a critical juncture for Palestinians generally, failed by their leaders, divided among themselves, dismissed by the Israelis and forgotten internationally.

18 Highlights of BDS Impact in 2018

Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)
images from BDS campaigns such entertainment and sports Here are 18 highlights of direct and indirect BDS impact from 2018. We celebrate the extraordinary strides that the BDS movement for Palestinian rights has made with your support. We are exposing Israel’s crimes and apartheid policies...

Outsourcing the Occupation

Rod Such The Electronic Intifada
book cover Shir Hever’s "The Privatization of Israeli Security" is a study of the emergence of private military-security companies that began in Israel in the 1990s and continues today.

What Israel Fears Most

Eli Massey The Progressive
What Israel fears more than suicide bombings, Hamas rockets, and stone throwers, is a genuinely nonviolent resistance movement that insists on self-determination, democracy, equality, peace, and justice for all.

What were the top BDS victories of 2017?

Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada
bds demonstrators 2017 saw artists, performers, athletes, politicians, cultural workers, faith-based organizations, students, academics, unions and activists grow the movement for Palestinian rights.

Top Israelis Have Warned of Apartheid So Why the Outrage at a UN Report

Mehdi Hasan The Intercept
For 50 years leading Israelis have warned the continued occupation would lead to an apartheid state. But last week, when a United Nations Commission confirmed, “Israel has established an apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people,” all hell broke loose. Under pressure from the Trump Administration, the U.N. secretary-general removed the report from its website and demanded the Commission chair Rima Khalef withdraw the report. She resigned in protest.
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