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What a Bureaucratic Pentagon Decision Says About Biden’s Palestine Policy
By keeping the US Security Coordinator’s military rank the same, Biden doubled down on the pre-Trump status quo: supporting the Palestinian Authority, but doing little to end Israel’s occupation.
Alex Kane August 16, 2022
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Starbucks Workers Fight Back
Boston-area baristas can’t count on officials to enforce labor law—so they’re doing it themselves.
Aparna Gopalan August 11, 2022
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Israel’s Gaza Offensive: An Explainer
A closer look at an operation that killed dozens of Palestinians.
Alex Kane and Mari Cohen August 9, 2022
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Not Quite a Green New Deal
The Inflation Reduction Act is only a fraction of what climate activists demanded—but it’s a start.
David Klion August 4, 2022
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Republicans Are Helping New York Democrats Target the Left’s Israel Criticism
The New York Solidarity Network is the latest example of a national trend: members of both parties joining together to squash progressive scrutiny of Israel.
Alex Kane August 2, 2022
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Can the Palestinian Belong to a Universal History?
Yazan Khalili on how German media used a smear campaign to disrupt the exhibition documenta.
Ben Ratskoff July 28, 2022
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Ben & Jerry’s Path to Boycotting Israeli Settlements
The president of the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation speaks about the impact of visits to the occupied territories.
Alex Kane July 26, 2022
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A Leftist’s Guide to Inflation
How price spikes, and the backlash against them, threaten any kind of progressive agenda.
Aparna Gopalan July 21, 2022
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Decline Personified
Biden’s Israel trip didn’t accomplish much, but it symbolized the increasingly passive US role in the region.
Joshua Leifer July 19, 2022
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Progressives Have Abandoned Haredi Children
Under pressure from communal leaders, left-wing Democrats in New York have failed to defend the right to a secular education.
Naftuli Moster July 14, 2022
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“We Want Accountability”
As Biden visits Israel, the slain Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s family pushes for justice.
Alex Kane July 12, 2022
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When the Clinic Becomes Part of the Carceral State
A former Rikers physician on unfreedom’s corrosive relationship to care.
Rachael Bedard July 7, 2022
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Ben & Jerry’s Clashes With Unilever Over BDS
The ice cream maker is suing its parent company for selling off its business interests in Israel to a local company that plans to sell in West Bank settlements.
Alex Kane July 5, 2022
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The Long Counterrevolution
Challenging the Supreme Court’s rollback of basic rights demands a radical new constitutional vision.
Dylan Saba June 30, 2022
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The Arkansas Anti-Boycott Case, Explained
A ruling by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the state’s anti-BDS law could be heading to the Supreme Court.
Mari Cohen June 28, 2022
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A Historic Win for the Left in Colombia
Progressive International’s David Adler discusses Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez’s breakthrough victory, and Latin America’s wider shift.
David Klion June 23, 2022
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General Mills Avoids Anti-BDS Backlash for Pulling Out of Settlements
By making no explicit political comment, the company has been spared the penalties Ben & Jerry’s faced.
Mari Cohen June 22, 2022
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The Hijacking of Atonement
In Germany, the legacy of the Holocaust is used to silence critics of Israel.
Peter Beinart June 16, 2022
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The Knesset Pulls Back the Curtain on the Occupation
Thanks to political infighting, regulations allowing West Bank settlers to enjoy the rights of Israeli citizenship are on the verge of expiring.
Elisheva Goldberg June 14, 2022
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After Chesa Boudin
James King, a criminal justice reform activist in the Bay Area, discusses the progressive San Francisco district attorney in the wake of a successful recall campaign.
David Klion June 9, 2022
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Israel Moves to Ban the Palestinian Flag
New legislation would criminalize the display of the colors of “any enemy state” at public institutions.
Isaac Scher June 7, 2022
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A Historic Jewish Wedding in a New Jersey Women’s Prison
Two brides tie the knot with human volunteers acting as chuppah poles
Aviva Stahl June 2, 2022
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Balancing the Scales
How much did AIPAC affect a close Democratic primary in Texas?
Isaac Scher June 1, 2022
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What the Popular History of the Soviet Jewry Movement Leaves Out
An interview with Tova Benjamin, the curator of the Jewish Currents Soviet Issue’s centerpiece section.
David Klion May 26, 2022
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