Does Israel Speak for the World’s Jews?
Lila Garrett: Since Israel proceeded with this genocide against the people of Gaza, I know who I am. I am a person who finally, sadly, recognizes the experiment of Israel as a failure and can no longer support it as a Jewish state or as a democracy.
California Must Repeal Profoundly Unjust Welfare Law
Jessica Bartolow: Decades of research reveal that child exclusion policies like the Maximum Family Grant rule are failed social experiments that increase child poverty and deep poverty and violate the basic principles of human and reproductive rights.
California Needs a New Vision of Its Apocalypse
Joe Mathews: Why do novelists and screenwriters keep rehashing the same old stories of the end days?
Pasadena Needs Independent Police Commission: Forum Tonight
Randy Jurado Ertll: Just as Pasadena prides itself on hosting Caltech, the Rose Bowl, the Rose Parade and many other outstanding institutions, the mayor and City Council should look into adding a Pasadena Police Commission to its list of community treasures.
Snakes and Ladders at Netroots Nation
RJ Eskow: When it comes to influencing the presidential campaign, this year’s Netroots Nation was a missed opportunity. Ready for Warren had an extraordinary impact on the convention, however, and there will be other opportunities.
Why Do Campus Administrators Make So Much Money?
Lawrence Wittner: Not surprisingly, the soaring income and numbers of administrators have led to their consuming an increasing share of the campus budget, thereby reducing the percentage spent on teaching and research.
Don’t Get Fat, Get Mad!
Treva Brandon: Can’t get your engine started? Can’t find the drive to drive to the gym? Is your mojo low and blood pressure high? If your goal is getting healthy, you may want to consider getting pissed off first.
How Perception Management Works in Israel’s War on Gaza
Danny Schechter: In all of its conflicts, Tel Aviv invents and then seizes a constantly reinforced “moral” high ground, immediately positioning itself as a victim, and defending its actions as defensive.
US Empire Reaches Breaking Point
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Is the US Empire spread so thin at a time of a struggling economy that this is a moment where people can come together and build a movement to end Empire?
Jenny Brown: “Some of the shows are frivolous and throwaway, no kidding, but these are hard-working people.”
Sikivu Hutchinson: There is no question that a video with an older defenseless white woman lying prone on the ground being knocked senseless by an officer of color (or a white cop, for that matter) would’ve had the entire nation up in arms demanding the officer’s immediate termination and prosecution.
Vivian Rothstein: The Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary gathering was a way to make sure that Mississippi’s civil rights history is defined by those organizers and local leaders who made it.
Tina Dupuy: Bergdahl’s colleagues rushed to national television cameras to use words like “deserter” and “traitor” and those who hoped this could possibly damage the president merrily propagated it.
Murray Polner: How is it that for eight long days (at this writing), its editorial board has chosen to remain voiceless during the Israeli-Palestinian Gaza War, with its pitiless air war, soaring rockets, a growing army of refugees, and mounting civilian deaths?
Randy Shaw: By focusing on failures while ignoring successes, the media is working hand in hand with the conservative opponents of effective government.