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Democracy Now! 2014-07-25 Friday

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Democracy Now! 2014-07-25 Friday
  • Headlines for July 25, 2014
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous: In Gaza, Unrelenting Israeli Assault Causes "Grave Humanitarian Crisis"
  • "No Safe Place": After Deadly Attack on Gaza School, U.N. Warns 150,000 Seeking Shelter are at Risk
  • Turning Point? Largest West Bank Protest in Decades Raises Spectre of a 3rd Intifada
  • Doctor: After "Losing Everything," Gazans Cling to Hope That Conflict Will End Crippling Siege

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Participatory Budgeting: Catch the Fever!

City Limits - 9 hours 13 min ago
First there were four. Then there 10. This year 22 Councilmembers will let constituents decide how to spend money. The dollar impact is impressive. The democracy impact could be even more so.

Letter from Gaza

Portside - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:25pm
Letter from Gaza

July 24, 2014
By Ellen Cantarow
Le Monde diplomatique - English Edition (July 23, 2014)

Ellen Cantarow reports on the email Dr. Mads Gilbert sent to friends July 19 from Gaza. "The last night was extreme.

The email Mads Gilbert, professor of medicine at the University of North Norway (Tromso), sent to a friend on July 19 was a cri de coeur. He had spent two weeks in Gaza during Israel's Operation Cast Lead attack in the winter of 2008-09, tending to the wounded and the dying in Al-Shifa hospital, and again for another week during a [...]

Remembrances of Charlie Haden

Portside - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:03pm
Remembrances of Charlie Haden

July 24, 2014
By Maurice Jackson
Portside (July 20, 2014)

Remarks by Georgetown University professor Maurice Jackson at memorial for Charlie Haden, Los Angeles, July 20, 2014. Jackson spoke at the memorial for jazz legend Charlie Haden at the request of his widow, Ruth Cameron.

I first met Charlie Haden in the late 1970s. He was playing at the One Step Down on Pennsylvania Ave. with the pianist and arranger JoAnn Bracken. Later he had duets there with the noted DC pianist Reuben Brown.  The One Step was a cozy spot with booths and a long [...]

Book Review - "The Counter-Revolution of 1776"

Portside - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:51pm
Book Review - "The Counter-Revolution of 1776"

July 24, 2014
By Ted Pearson
Portside (July 20, 2014)

What emerges from Gerald Horne's new book, "Counter-Revolution," is a picture of courage, heroism and betrayal. Most importantly, it is a history that accounts for the fact that so many "advances" of democracy in the United States have been at the expense of Africans and their descendants, people brought in chains to the shores of the United States. [...]

Water Wars and Creeping Privatization

Portside - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:39pm
Water Wars and Creeping Privatization

July 24, 2014
By Ellen Dannin, Truthout News Analysis
Truthout (July 17, 2014)

First they privatized the toll roads, then the highways, then the prisons, then public transportation, then parking garages and street parking meters. Now the water...Now Detroit. he newly enacted Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act holds promise for life in a world shaped by climate change. However, privatization proponents are working hard to privatize ownership and control our water infrastructure. [...]

Tidbits - July 24, 2014

Portside - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:18pm
Tidbits - July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014
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Portside (July 24, 2014)

Reader Comments - Woody Guthrie; On the Waterfront; McCarthyism; Screenwriters and the Blacklist; Third Party politics; Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Israeli peace movement and War Crimes; Zionism and the Jewish community; Saudi Arabia's role; Prisoners, Parole (or lack) and Obama; Teachers; Food; Thank you, Anonymous and contributions to Portside;
Screenwriters and the Blacklist: Before, During, and After - New York - August 22-September 2 [...]

Democracy Now! 2014-07-24 jueves en español

Democracy Now! Podcast en Español - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00pm
Democracy Now! 24 de Julio de 2014
  • Continúan bombardeos a vecindarios de Gaza; más de 730 palestinos han muerto hasta el momento
  • ONU: En Gaza muere un niño por hora; bombardean escuela por segunda vez
  • Estados Unidos emite el único voto contra la investigación de la ONU ante los crímenes de guerra israelíes
  • Alta Comisionada de Derechos Humanos de la ONU dice que es probable que Israel haya cometido crímenes de guerra
  • Combatientes palestinos declaran que murieron ocho soldados israelíes en Gaza
  • Diálogos para alto al fuego se estancan por rechazo a las demandas de Hamas
  • FAA retira prohibición a vuelos comerciales dirigidos a Tel Aviv
  • Doble atentado con bomba mata a 42 personas al norte de Nigeria
  • Mueren 60 personas en atentado sobre autobús de prisión iraquí
  • Inyección letal fallida mata a recluso de Arizona luego de dos horas
  • Informe: Estados Unidos adopta amplios criterios de inclusión en lista negra de terrorismo
  • Se llevó a cabo el funeral de Eric Garner, víctima de llave de estrangulamiento por parte de policía de Nueva York

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ACS Responds to Our Story on LGBTQ Foster Care

City Limits - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:25am
"Our approach to improving child welfare and juvenile justice services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning children, young people, and adults featured in the piece deserves a closer look."

Democracy Now! 2014-07-24 Thursday

Democracy Now! Daily Podcast - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2014-07-24 Thursday
  • Headlines for July 24, 2014
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous: Bombed in Their Homes and in the Streets, Where Can Gazans Flee?
  • Decrying "Brutal Operation Taking Place in Our Name," Israeli Military Reservists Refuse to Serve
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: With 100,000+ Displaced, Why Is U.S. Ignoring Ukraine's Civil War?
  • Botched 2-Hour Arizona Execution "Shrouded in Secrecy" Fuels Outrage over Lethal Injection Methods

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Report: Housing Construction Could Tamp Down City Rents

City Limits - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00am
A real-estate industry report indicates that rents are rising right now but believes new supply coming on line over the next two years could slow or reverse the cost of a place to live.

Arizona Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate

Portside - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:40pm
Arizona Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate

July 23, 2014
By By Erik Eckholm
New York Times (July 23, 2014)

Capital punishment by lethal injection has been thrown into turmoil as the supplies of traditionally used barbiturates have dried up, in part because companies are unwilling to manufacture and sell them for this purpose. [...]

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

Portside - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:17pm
Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

July 23, 2014
By By William Deresiewicz
The New Republic (July 23, 2014)

We recognize that free, quality K–12 education is a right of citizenship. We also need to recognize—as we once did and as many countries still do—that the same is true of higher education. [...]

We Are Israeli Reservists. We Refuse to Serve. A Petition.

Portside - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:08pm
We Are Israeli Reservists. We Refuse to Serve. A Petition.

July 23, 2014
By By Yael Even Or
Washington Post (July 23, 2014)

To us, the current military operation and the way militarization affects Israeli society are inseparable. In Israel, war is not merely politics by other means — it replaces politics. Israel is no longer able to think about a solution to a political conflict except in terms of physical might; no wonder it is prone to never-ending cycles of mortal violence. And when the cannons fire, no criticism may be heard. [...]

John D'Emilio: Renowned Professor, Historian Retires

Portside - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:46pm
John D'Emilio: Renowned Professor, Historian Retires

July 23, 2014
By by Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
Windy City Times (July 23, 2014)

John D'Emilio loves history—a story of change passed from one to another and replete with critical lessons, fledgling ideologies and the nucleus of identity. He not only lived episodes of the cyclic poem of the LGBTQ community and its multi-faceted, impassioned social movements, he became the inspired rhapsodist who taught it to a new generation. [...]

Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and Italy Condemn Antisemitic Protests

Portside - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:38pm
Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and Italy Condemn Antisemitic Protests

July 23, 2014
By By Kim Willsher
The Guardian (July 23, 2014)

While the majority of pro-Palestinian protests in Paris, Berlin, London, Vienna, Amsterdam and other cities have taken place peacefully, some have descended into verbal and physical attacks on Jews and Jewish property, including synagogues and shops. [...]

Democracy Now! 2014-07-23 miércoles en español

Democracy Now! Podcast en Español - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00pm
Democracy Now! 23 de Julio de 2014
  • Israel bombardea la única central eléctrica de Gaza; las muertes aumentan a 650
  • Abbas respalda demanda de Hamas que vincula alto al fuego con el fin del bloqueo a Gaza
  • Alta Comisionada de Derechos Humanos de la ONU dice que es probable que Israel haya cometido crímenes de guerra; Amnistía Internacional reclama investigación
  • Manifestantes en San Francisco enfrentan a Obama con carteles que instan a poner fin a ofensiva contra Gaza
  • Observatorio Sirio: Más de 700 muertos en el período de 48 horas más letal de la guerra civil siria
  • Ataúdes de pasajeros de vuelo derribado son trasladados a Países Bajos en avión
  • Inteligencia de Estados Unidos: El ataque al avión probablemente fue un error
  • Ucrania declara dos aviones de combate derribados
  • Ex general promete impugnar victoria de Jokowi en elecciones de Indonesia
  • Fallos opuestos respecto a subsidios de cobertura podrían llevar a “Obamacare” de regreso a la Corte Suprema
  • Es poco probable que el Congreso apruebe medida sobre la frontera antes del receso; Departamento de Seguridad Nacional afirma que se reduce la llegada de inmigrantes
  • Corte Suprema anula fallo de tribunal inferior que aplazaba ejecución en Arizona

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Democracy Now! 2014-07-23 Wednesday

Democracy Now! Daily Podcast - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:00am
Democracy Now! 2014-07-23 Wednesday
  • Headlines for July 23, 2014
  • "Growing Humanitarian Crisis": Palestinian Toll Tops 650 as Israel Attacks Gaza's Sole Power Plant
  • Not In Our Name: Jewish Activists Arrested in Sit-in at Friends of Israel Defense Forces NYC Office
  • MSNBC's Sole Palestinian Voice Rula Jebreal Takes on Pro-Israeli Gov't Bias at Network & in US Media
  • A Debate on Gaza: Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada vs. J.J. Goldberg of The Jewish Daily Forward

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Dispatches from the Culture Wars - GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL! Edition

Portside - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:35am
Dispatches from the Culture Wars - GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL! Edition

July 22, 2014
By
Portside (July 22, 2014)

World Cup, world drama; Congress spooks IRS; Industries by race and gender; Lib/con breakdown; Immigration crisis transforms SC evangelicals; Sensitive men betray women, and themselves - again

The World Cup is Political Theatre of the hIghest Order - David Goldblatt (Guardian) [...]

Several Members of Queens Library Board Forced Out

City Limits - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am
The library system, which has been under scrutiny over perks given to its director, wouldn't say which ones.