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Oil Spills and Human Health: Lessons from History

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Oil spill clean-up brings workers and volunteers into close contact with chemicals that are known to be hazardous to human health.  As we deal with t...

Another Palestinian Gandhi Crushed by Israel

Joseph Dana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Dana

Commentators of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict often complain that there has not yet been a legitimate Palestinian Gandhi or MLK to emerge from within Palestinian civil society. But the reality is that there are many.

Respirators for Some Gulf Workers, Finally!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Are the latest respirator recommendations adequate to protect clean-up workers? I'm not sure they are, but I'm glad that at least some of the brave workers out there will have the benefit of respirators if they need them.

Video Series Depicts Life Under Occupation, Humanizes Palestinian Experience

Omar Baddar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omar Baddar

A couple of days ago, I was intrigued by a preview I saw for "Sleepless in Gaza and Jerusalem," a reality show about life in the Occupied Palestinian ...

Mujahideen Victory Day: Afghans Still Voiceless Decades Later

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

How Many Soldiers Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The vie...

Israeli Military Commander Acts As a Dictator Towards Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Israelis are showing that the original Zionist theory of lusting for the land, without its people, continues to be the main pillar of this right-wing Israeli government.

Look Who's Talking: Turkey!

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Until a few years ago, Turkey had been preoccupied with its own affairs. But recently, Ankara has become an outspoken player in one of the world's toughest and most volatile regions.

The Business of Disaster: Where's the Haiti-Bound Money Going?

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

U.S. government contracts, paid for by citizen's tax dollars, are being given out to private U.S. corporations for post-earthquake work.

Inside the Media Blackout in the Middle East's Only Democracy

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

I'd like to highlight the outrageous nature of a gag order in Israel that has forbidden journalists and bloggers from reporting on the so-called Anat Kam affair. Who is Kam and why is speaking her name a crime in the Israeli media?

Optics of the National Consultative Peace Jirga in Afghanistan

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Oil Spill Clean-Up Workers Getting Sick

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Many of the fishermen who signed up to work for BP cleaning up the oil signed contracts that forbid them from talking to the press. Perhaps for that r...

Winograd vs. Harman in CA Primary: Will U.S. or Israel's Interests Come First?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

By jumping onto the "Israel can do no wrong" bandwagon, Rep. Waxman and Rep. Harman substitute short-term political advantage for a strategy that could protect Israel and its people.

Resources on the American National Security Interest in Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

My colleagues and I founded the American Task Force on Palestine in 2003 with a clear, focused mission: to advocate that a negotiated end of conflict ...

Sick Fishermen and Oily Smells on the Gulf Coast

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Yesterday in Venice, Louisiana, local residents called a press conference to talk about the air. People complained of the oily smells when the wind is blowing off the water, and listed symptoms including headaches, nosebleeds, and vomiting.

Foreign-Led Commission Now Governs Haiti; Voting Membership Determined by Size of Contribution

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

On April 15, the Haitian Parliament ratified a law extending by 18 months the state of emergency that President René Préval declared after the earth...

Is it "Apartheid Week" or Just Apartheid "Weak?" -- Jerusalem Post column

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

Palestinians have to ask themselves the same question that Israelis must face: Do we release our anger against each other, or do we control it, and focus it on peace?

The Real Threat to Israel's National Security

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The only remaining value to the occupation is that it can be used as a bargaining chip to secure a better peace deal with the Arab states, and subsequently with the rest of the Muslim world.

Haiti: "Post Disaster Needs Assessment" - Whose Needs? Whose Assessment?

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

The Haitian government has been largely silent since the January 12 earthquake. Publicly, that is. Who knows what officials are saying behind closed ...

Catholic Priests Call For Divestment From Israel

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The call for an end to the occupation of Palestine by Israel was issued during a December 11 meeting in Bethlehem.

Ehud Barak Calls Endless Occupation Apartheid

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Jimmy Carter was demonized as anti-Semitic for writing that if Israel maintained the occupation without giving Palestinians full rights, it would become an apartheid state. Now Israel's hawkish Defense Minister agrees.

Devaluing and Revaluing Women's Work

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip N. Cohen

A recent study of 50 years of Census data argues that women earn less money than men not just due to pay discrimination, but also because "women's work" is socially and politically devalued.

Israel Cracks Down On Wall Protesters With Tear Gas, Night Raids

The New York Times | ISABEL KERSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NILIN, West Bank -- For more than a year, this village has been a focus of weekly protests against the Israeli security barrier, which cuts through it...

West Jerusalem Tram: Palestinians Use Courts To Fight Light Rail Linking Settlements To City

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Jerusalem's first light rail starts test runs this spring, with its sleek silver cars gliding across the city and promising to relie...

ReThink Interview: Daniel Ellsberg -- the Most Dangerous Man in America Speaks, Part Two

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The second part of my interview with Daniel Ellsberg, the true American hero who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971.