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Hope

H Patricia Hynes Portside
“Hope…is not the same as joy that things are going well…or…headed for early success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good...”

What Is Joe Biden’s Israel Policy, Exactly?

Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Forcus
The Biden administration thought it could muddle through with the usual pro-Israel platitudes, but rising awareness of Israeli apartheid is making that impossible.

The Economics of Irreconcilability

Joyce Mao Positions Politics
The new cold war resounds with echoes of the old one, including geopolitical maneuvering and proprietary competition over technological innovations.

Palestine Rises Up: “Our Hope Is Stronger than Despair”

Lara Kiswani Organizing Upgrade
Palestinians demonstrating At the end of the day Israel is a tool (and Palestine is terrain) of U.S. imperialism. We fight for the dignity and liberation of our people from here to our homelands. We need to be working to build power, not just support.

Anti-Asian Violence and the U.S. Role in Asia

Kent Wong and Stewart Kwoh Portside
What are fundamental causes resulting in thousands of documented acts of anti-Asian hatred and violence, in many instances directed at Asian American women and elders? This analysis must include the long history of U.S. global anti-Asian animus.

U.S. ‘Counterterrorism’ in Africa Has Failed. What’s the Alternative?

By William Minter, Elizabeth Schmidt Responsible Statecraft.
Western counterterrorism policy in the Sahel has failed, being both over-militarized and ineffective. All suggest, in slightly varying language, that policy must be “rebalanced” or “rethought” to emphasize diplomacy and good governance.
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