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Phyllis Bennis

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  • In Gaza Airstrikes, an Appeal to Netanyahu's HardlinersPhyllis Bennis
    November 21, 2012

    As is always the case, history is shaped by when you start the clock. In the last several days U.S. media accounts have reported increasing violence on the Gaza-Israel border, most of them beginning with a Palestinian attack on Israeli soldiers on Thursday, November 8.

  • The Arab world's intifadaPhyllis Bennis
    November 20, 2011

    The "Arab spring" may have started in early 2011 when a young Tunisian fruit seller, in a desperate response to disempowerment and despair, immolated himself in the streets of a small town. But its origins link directly to the first Palestinian intifada, the non-violent, society-wide mobilization that transformed Palestine's national struggle beginning in the late 1980s.

  • Haiti, Afghanistan, Yemen, Gaza and ObamaPhyllis Bennis
    January 27, 2010

    Catastrophe in Haiti, escalation in Afghanistan, new threats against Yemen, Israeli siege of Gaza tightens...and Obama's been in office a year now. Yikes.

  • Obama's Afghanistan speechPhyllis Bennis
    December 9, 2009

    There was one way in which President Obama's escalation speech brought significant relief to the 59% of people in this country, as well as the overwhelming majorities of people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Middle East and elsewhere who oppose the U.S. war in Afghanistan: It was a pretty lousy speech.

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