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AIPAC Spent $14.5 Million on TV Ads during Iran Deal Debate

by Eli Clifton Eli Clifton reports on money in politics and US foreign policy. Eli previously reported for the American Independent New Network, ThinkProgress, and Inter Press Service. In the aftermath of Senate Republicans’ failed efforts to derail the plan agreed on in July to limit Iran’s nuclear program, responsibility has fallen on AIPAC […]

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Pro-Israel groups targeting Palestinian organizations in US, report finds

Report finds incidents of attempted suppression happen overwhelmingly at college campuses – the focus of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign Amanda Holpuch in New York Guardian Wednesday 30 September 2015 20.34 BST Pro-Israel organizations are increasingly targeting pro-Palestinian groups in the US, according to a report released by two legal advocacy groups on Wednesday. In […]

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UK helped Saudi Arabia get UN human rights role through ‘secret deal’ to exchange votes, leaked documents suggest

‘The ministry might find it an opportunity to exchange support with the United Kingdom’, leaked cable reportedly reads Samuel Osborne Independent Wednesday 30 September 2015 Britain allegedly helped Saudi Arabia’s controversial election to the UN human rights council (UNHRC) through a secret vote-trading deal, leaked diplomatic cables have reportedly shown. Saudi foreign ministry files, among […]

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Chechnya’s hard-line protector of Muslim rights

While targeting ‘terrorists and junkies’, Kremlin-backed strongman Kadyrov flaunts the law to safeguard moderate Islam . Mansur Mirovalev Al Jazeera 01 Oct 2015 Moscow, Russia – Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed strongman, branded the two women “devils” and “national traitors”. In early September, he pledged to hold judge Natalya Perchenko and prosecutor Tatyana Bilobrovets “personally responsible” […]

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Robert Fisk: Niqab row: Canada’s government challenges ruling Zunera Ishaq can wear veil while taking oath of citizenship

Stephen Harper’s ruling Conservative party, prone to linking all things Islamic to ‘security’ fears, is going to the Supreme Court to stop the Pakistani-born teacher keeping her niqab on while receiving citizenship. Robert Fisk reports on a pre-election storm Independent Wednesday 30 September 2015 Stephen Harper’s government took on the wrong woman when it decided […]

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New Poll Finds Anti-Muslim Sentiment Frighteningly High

Lawrence Downes The New York Times Company September 29, 2015 4:00 pm Call it Trumpism, an ad-hoc term for the cresting wave of white Republican resentment that Donald Trump has been surfing like Duke Kahanamoku. Some find it fascinating. Late-night comics like Stephen Colbert have been treating it like it’s hilarious. But a lot of […]

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