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‘A War Crime’: Rights Group Details Israel’s Use of Children as Human Shields

Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Wafa. By Julia Conley / Common Dreams Israeli and U.S. claims that civilian casualties in Gaza are the result of Hamas’ use of “human shields” have figured prominently in Israel’s defense of the skyrocketing death toll in the […]

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Sanders Says US Must ‘End All Offensive Military Aid’ as Israel Targets Rafah

By Julia Conley / Common Dreams As Israel rejected a cease-fire deal that Hamas had accepted Monday, dashing the hopes of civilianstrapped in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that an invasion could be averted, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders called on the Biden administration to stop the looming attack that humanitarian and rights organizations have been warning against for months. The Vermont independent […]

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Romney Admits Push to Ban TikTok Is Aimed at Censoring News Out of Gaza

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Ilhan Omar Says GOP Calls to Put Student Protestors on Terror Watch List ‘Insanely Dangerous’

U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar speaking with supporters of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at a town hall hosted by Frontline Communities of Nevada at the SEIU Nevada office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Julia Conley / Common Dreams U.S. Rep. Ilhan […]

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Liberal Justices Grill Attorney in Supreme Court Case on Criminalizing Homelessness

Eugene Homeless Camp. Tyrone Madera, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Julia Conley / Common Dreams As housing rights advocates and people who have been unhoused themselves rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to demand an end to the criminalization of homelessness, the court’s three liberal justices demanded to know how the […]

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IDF Allowed 100 Civilian Deaths for Every Hamas Official Targeted by Error-Prone AI System

Damage in Gaza Strip during the October 2023. Palestinian News & Information Agency (Wafa) in contract with APAimages, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Julia Conley / Common Dreams As the Biden administration issued its latest assurance that officials are pushing Israel to be “precise” in its selection of targets in Gaza, an investigation into the […]

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US Leads Charge as Surge of Oil and Gas Projects Threaten Hope for Livable Planet

McKittrick Oil Fields. Bureau of Land Management California, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons By Julia Conley / Common Dreams Fossil fuel-producing countries late last year pledged to “transition away from fossil fuels,” but a report on new energy projects shows that with the United States leading the way in continuing to extract oil and gas, […]

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“No Longer on the Brink”: Borrell Blames Israel for Famine in Gaza

EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in 2022. (European Parliament, Flickr, CC BY 2.0) By Julia Conley / Common Dreams The European Union’s top foreign affairs official on Monday said that after more than five months of Israel’s blocking of humanitarian aid and bombardment of Gaza, the U.S.-backed government has pushed the enclave into famine. Josep Borrell, […]