The withdrawal of James Cavallaro’s nomination to a human rights commission was decried by rights advocates as a clamp-down on criticism of the Israeli government’s violent policies in Palestine.
Tag: Rep. Ilhan Omar
Caitlin Johnstone: US Progressives Retract Mild Peace Advocacy
The progressive Democrat is a myth. The U.S. has two warmongering oligarchic parties and a tremendous amount of narrative management to keep people plugged in to that fraudulent political paradigm.
Denouncing Israel’s Crackdown on Palestinian Rights Groups
U.S.-based social justice groups tell Antony Blinken that smearing human-rights promotion as “terrorist” is a well-worn tactic of authoritarian regimes.
Restricting US Military Aid to Israel
Nadya Tannous identifies opportunities for challenging Israel’s bedrock claim on U.S. regional priorities.
Call for Drone Moratorium After Latest Civilian Killings
Some fear this latest airstrike in Kabul could presage the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan if the Biden administration does not prioritize civilian protection.
A Kinder, Gentler US Empire Is Not Possible
Caitlin Johnstone responds to the latest rebuke of progressive House member Ilhan Omar by members of her own party.
Western Media Slammed for Coverage of Deadly IDF Attacks on Gaza
A U.S. State Department spokesperson also faced criticism for refusing to condemn the reported killing of Palestinian children.
‘Pandemic Profits’ of Billionaires Could Fully Fund $3,000 Stimulus Checks for US Workers
“America’s billionaires could pay for a major Covid relief bill and still not lose a dime of their pre-virus riches.”
COVID-19: Global Lawmakers Call on IMF, World Bank to Cancel Debt of Poor Nations
Bernie Sanders said the pandemic shows “that we have got to act as a global community — we truly are all in this together,” Jake Johnson reports.
Behind the Omar Outrage: Suppressed History of 9/11
Trump’s demagogic ploy with the freshman lawmaker raises the more serious question of who and what led to the “Day of Planes,” writes Max Blumenthal.