Saudi-Qatar Standoff Pushes Gaza Toward Uneasy Reconciliation

Longstanding rivalries between Gulf powers are pushing the Palestinian Authority to tighten Israel’s closure of the Gaza Strip, even as Egypt takes unexpected steps to ease it. Meanwhile, Gaza’s Hamas movement is seeking reconciliation with a faction of Fatah, its longstanding rival.
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U.S. Military’s Anti-Terror Efforts In The Philippines Fueling Human Rights Violations

U.S. forces have teamed up with the Philippines’ military to combat terrorist groups in the country, ostensibly to bring about peace. But numerous human rights violations have sprung up in their wake and some believe that the U.S.’ ultimate goal may be to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Amid AIPAC Protests, Two Alleged JDL Members Charged With Assaulting Protesters

Two alleged members of the extremist Jewish Defense League have been charged with attacking protesters at last weekend’s AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. The attacks mark the group’s most violent public incident in years.

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Trump’s Military Budget Won’t Pass – But It Might Not Have To

Analysts agree that Trump’s military-heavy budget “is dead on arrival,” but the effects of its proposal may still be significant. The proposal has already stoked concerns about possible cuts to valuable domestic programs, as well as lined the pockets of defense contractors.

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Fordham University Employs Bizarre Tactics To Curb Student Activism

Following previous efforts to block SJP, Fordham’s Dean of students insisted that University policy required he meet alone, behind a closed door, with a student representing the group, with a white noise machine turned on. Continue reading

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