Once Again, Biden Bypasses Congress to Approve Arms Sale to Israel

An IDF soldier readies a 155mm artillery shell for loading in a howitzer. An Israeli soldier carries a 155mm artillery shell near a self-propelled howitzer deployed at a position near the border with Lebanon in the upper Galilee region of northern Israel on October 18, 2023.  (Photo: Jalaa Marey/AFP via… Continue reading

Israeli Forces Fired on Aid Convoy in Gaza: UNRWA

Tthe United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East receives humanitarian aid brought by first convoy of relief trucks in Rafah, Gaza on October 21, 2023.  (Photo: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu via Getty Images) “Our international convoy leader and his team were not injured but one vehicle… Continue reading

South Africa Initiates Case Against Israel at International Court of Justice

South Africans hold a Free Palestine March on December 16, 2023 in Eldorado Park, South Africa.  (Photo by Laird Forbes/Gallo Images via Getty Images) The African country, one journalist noted, “fought for its own liberation against an apartheid regime supported for decades by the U.S.” JULIA CONLEY Dec 29, 2023… Continue reading

America’s best example of turning around a dying downtown

By the Editorial Board Dec. 19 at 7:30 a.m. (WashingtonPost.com) (Dustin Franz for The Washington Post) (Dustin Franz for The Washington Post) (Dustin Franz for The Washington Post) Welcome to Cleveland, the city that leads the nation — by far — in finding new uses for empty office buildings. This… Continue reading

‘Gaslighting of the Worst Order’: Blinken Calls 2023 Dangerous Year for Press

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a press conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on December 20, 2023.  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) “How many journalists have been killed in Gaza with American-made, American-supplied weapons over the past three months?” responded Mehdi Hasan. JESSICA CORBETT Dec 28,… Continue reading


DECEMBER 26, 2023 (Democracynow.org) TOPICS GUESTS LINKS In the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, city and church leaders canceled all Christmas festivities this year to mourn the more than 20,000 Palestinians killed in Gaza. We feature the Christmas sermon, “Christ in the Rubble: A Liturgy… Continue reading

Here come the billionaires: Election 2024

Here come the billionaires: Election 2024

Big money goes into measures attacking poor people and eroding police oversight. It’s really about Breed’s re-election and the oligarchs controlling the city. By TIM REDMOND DECEMBER 24, 2023 Two of the city’s leading oligarchs, Ron Conway and Chris Larsen, have donated a combined $350,000 to a measure that will… Continue reading