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‘All Because Columbia Refuses to Divest’: Police Storms Campus, Violently Arrest Dozens

Columbia Encampment and Protestors. ProudFarmerScholar, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams Hundreds of New York City police officers descended on Columbia University Tuesday night to arrest dozens of pro-Palestinian student protesters and dismantle a Gaza solidarity encampment that inspired campus protests across the United States, with demonstrators calling on their schools to divest from companies […]

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Israeli Settlers, Soldiers ‘Wiping Palestinian Communities Off the Map’ in the West Bank

April Demonstration for Palestine, Lisbon. Esquerda.net, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams Israeli soldiers have either passively watched or participated in the uprooting of at least seven communities in the West Bank since October of last year, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday in a new report documenting surging settler violence […]

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Sen. Wyden Says Spying Bill Would Force Americans to Become an ‘Agent for Big Brother’

Ron Wyden. Senate Democrats, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden took to the floor of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to speak out against a chilling mass surveillance bill that lawmakers are working to rush through the upper chamber and send to President Joe […]