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A new book explores the nuances behind the opposition to Zionism and effectively dispels the myth that Jewish people who criticize Israel are “self-hating Jews.” Read more

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Mark A. Wilson

The Trump Administration’s decision marks a serious violation of fundamental principles of international law. Read more

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Giacomo Sini

For a group of women living in an Iraqi Kurdistan refugee camp, a new class imparts lessons that go far beyond self-defense. Read more

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Umar Jamshaid

Kashmir—a long-contested region between India and Pakistan—is a spectacularly beautiful former tourist destination. But to live near the border these days means hunkering down in bomb shelters. Read more

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Fahd Sadi

“It would affect their ability to fight immediately.” Read more

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Dr. Hakim

Constant military surveillance of Afghans yields almost no real intelligence about the problems they face each day. An unusual group of volunteers uses a far different approach. Read more

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Felton Davis

The horror of the Yemen War is changing minds at last. Read more

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When children waste away to literally nothing while fourteen million people face conflict driven famine, a hue and cry—yes, a caterwaul —most certainly should be raised, worldwide. Read more

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“I don’t think the Saudis would be conducting this level of atrocity if not for the support from the United States.” Read more

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Reese Erlich

As militant protests roil the city of Basra in Iraq, two summer films give a fuller sense of what U.S. occupation there has wrought. Read more

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U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia

On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sa’ada, a city in northern Yemen. Read more

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A new Amnesty International report implicates UAE-backed forces in Yemen—which are supported by the U.S.—in the torture and other mistreatment of detainees. Read more

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This piece is from the November 1957 issue of The Progressive. Read more

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"Major success from limited, surgical torture is a fable, a fiction. . . . As we slide down the slippery slope to torture in general, we should also realize that there is a chasm at the bottom called extrajudicial execution" Read more

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