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Shameful, Unprecedented Move - Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib; Reactions of Politicians, Foreign Policy Experts, MPower Change; J Street; U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights; What You Can Do

Alex Henderson; MPower Change; J Street; U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights AlterNet
Banning Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel and Palestine is a sign of enormous disrespect to these elected leaders, to the Congress, and to principles of democracy. Reactions: Sanders, Warren, Nadler, MPower Change, J Street, and AIPAC

160 Americans To Take Protest Trip To Cuba

Venceremos Brigade Venceremos Brigade
demonstrators holding Venceremos Brigade banner Brigadistas will return to the U.S. to educate their communities about the realities seen and experienced in Cuba, and to advocate for the end of the blockade and travel ban, the return of occupied Guantánamo Bay, and truly normal relations.

What Sanctions Mean for My Iranian-American Family

Mina Shahinfar OtherWords
Iranian market Whether it’s Cuba or Venezuela or Iran, history shows that sanctions alone have never forced a change in policy by an adversary. Iranians and Americans alike deserve diplomacy, not war — and that includes war by economic means.

The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis

Michael T. Klare Tom Dispatch
arial photo of Strait of Hormuz “As the world’s only superpower, [the United States] must accept its special responsibilities for preserving access to [the] worldwide energy supply.” You can’t get much more explicit than that.
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