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Venezuelan Government and Jewish Community Desire Dialogue and Collaboration

The Jewish Association of Venezuela expressed its appreciation to the Chávez government and its organs of security for their investigations of the attack against the Tiferet Synagogue.  Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro expressed the government’s desire to cooperate with the Jewish community and made it clear that the national government maintains “absolute respect for religious freedom.” […]

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Turkey’s Hidden Shame

  Rageh Omaar: Amnesty International’s 2008 report on human rights states that allegations of torture and other ill treatments and the use of excessive force by law enforcement officials persist in Turkey.  This despite an overt expression of zero tolerance for torture by the Turkish government since 2002.  Kurdish-born human rights lawyer Eren Keskin has […]

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Human Rights Watch Goes to War

  The Middle East has always been a difficult challenge for Western human rights organizations, particularly those seeking influence or funding in the United States.  The pressure to go soft on US allies is in some respects reminiscent of Washington’s special pleading for Latin American terror regimes in the 1970s and 1980s.  In the case […]

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Charles Darwin: Reluctant Revolutionary

In 1846, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote The German Ideology, the first mature statement of what became known as historical materialism.  This passage was on the second page: We know only a single science, the science of history.  One can look at history from two sides and divide it into the history of nature […]

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Iran: Legacy of a Revolution

Featuring interviews with Abbas Abdi, Ervand Abrahamian, Dr. Farhad Aftar, Hussein Alaie, Ali Ansari, Nazanin Ansari, Reza Ansari, Assadolah Badamchian, Shaul Bakhash, Daniel Brumberg, Shirin Ebadi, Masoumeh Ebtekar, Zahra Eshraqi, Dr. Ahmed Etemad, Shideh Gourani, Ayatollah Mehdi Karoubi, Lowell Bruce Laingen, John Limbert, Abbas Milani, Mohsen Mirdamadi, Ata’ollah Mohajerani, Seyed Ali Akhbar Mohtashamipur, Hojatolislam Seyed […]

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Interview with Mohammed Nafa’h, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Israel

  “Supporting the Palestinian people’s struggle for self-determination is a duty of Israeli communists.” The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and its front Hadash (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality) were the only political forces in Israel that confronted the massacre perpetrated by the Tzahal (IDF), the Israeli armed forces, in Gaza last January.  Regrettably, […]

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Somalia: Daunting Challenges

  The parliament broadened by the Djibouti peace process elected Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, chairman of the executive council of the Islamic Courts Union, as President of Somalia.  The Ethiopian occupation alone had failed to shore up the Transitional Federal Government, so Washington had to try a new tack.  Al Jazeera’s report, however, indicates trouble […]

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Victory for Worker Solidarity:South African Dock Workers Refuse to Offload Israeli Goods

  6 February 2009 The Congress of South African Trade Union is pleased to announce that its members, dock workers belonging to the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU), achieved a victory last night when they stood firm by their decision not to offload the Johanna Russ, a ship that was carrying Israeli […]

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Interview with Maya Jribi, Leader of the Progressive Democratic Party of Tunisia:”Our Youth Have Neither Hope Nor Future”

  “In Tunisia, the youth have lost hope and prospects.  The movement of Gafsa is a matter of the whole society.”  So says Tunisian biologist Maya Jribi, the leader of the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), which strongly supports the struggle of miners in Gafsa.  The PDP is one of the main opposition parties against President […]

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Iran: Anatomy of a Revolution

Featuring interviews with Abbas Abdi, Ervand Abrahamian, Hamid Algar, Ali Ansari, Abbas Attar, Shaul Bakhash, Abolhassan Banisadr, Daniel Brumberg, Abdolmajid Majidi, Hedayat Matin-Daftari, Abbas Milani, Parviz Mina, Seyed Ali Akhbar Mohtashamipur, Grand Ayatollah Ali Montazeri, Hojatolislam Seyed Hamid Rohani, Barry Rosen, Hashem Sabbaghian, Ayatollah Yousof Sanei, Ebrahim Yazdi, Ardeshir Zahedi, Marvin Zonis. Part 1 Part […]

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Erdoğan Does Davos: Turkish Nation Unified . . . for Now

  His face the color of the Turkish flag, his right arm pinning the panel moderator to his seat, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan preferred not to listen to any more Israeli bullshit about Gaza.  With finger-wagging Israeli president Peres regurgitating the usual self-serving argument of self-defense to justify the criminal acts of his state, […]

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