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Dennis J Bernstein is the host and executive producer of Flashpoints, a daily news magazine broadcast on Pacifica Radio. He is an award-winning investigative reporter, essayist and poet. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Nation, and many other publications in the US and around the world. He is the recipient of the Art of Peace Award, the International Service Journalism Award from Friends World College, and six Project Censored awards for investigative reporting. In 2009, Pulse Media named him one of the “20 Top Global Media Figures.”

Bernstein is also a widely published poet, and the author, most recently, of Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom, which received the 2012 Literary Achievement Award from Artist Embassy International. His poetry has appeared in the New York Quarterly, Chimaera, Bat City Review, The Progressive, Texas Observer, ZYZZYVA, etc

Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple , writes that Special Ed “…is art turned to us through the eyes of love.” Carol Smaldino says in The Huffington Post that the poems remind us how “…we are all connected to the sorrows as well as to the grandness of being human…”

Bernstein, who holds a master’s degree in Education, has also taught media literacy and special education, working in some of the poorest communities in New York City and New York State. Bernstein has also taught writing and reading literacy in various prisons in New York City and New York State, for the CCNY/John Jay College and Mercy College.

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(87 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 23, 2012
John Pilger on Israel's Gaza Rampage: It's Not Just War We see a form of genocide underway in Palestine. And this is the later stage. And what we should be in no doubt about is that although Israelis are doing the bombing, it's really the United States that is pushing the buttons. Because it's only Israelis who are flying the American planes. This is, in effect, an American/Israeli assault on a people who live effectively in an open prison.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 28, 2018
Weapons Inspector Refutes U.S. Syria Chemical Claims Scott Ritter is arguably the most experienced American weapons inspector and in this interview with Dennis J. Bernstein he levels a frank assessment of U.S. government assertions about chemical weapons use.
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 24, 2013
Interview with Code-Pink founder, Medea Benjamin After She "Heckled" Obama Code-Pink founder, Medea Benjamin, took President Barack Obama head-on during a major foreign policy speech the president was giving Thursday on drone policy and related issues. Benjamin demanded that the president close the Guantanamo Bay prison immediately.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 2, 2016
Wanna-Be Presidential Assassin Hinkley Goes Free, Leonard Peltier Left to Rot and Die in Prison There is a dual standard of justice when it comes to Native Americans, like Peltier, who has now spent over 40 years in jail based on what many feel was a travesty of justice -- a trial wrought with injustice, fatal breaches of his civil rights, false testimony, and massive intimidation of witnesses brought forth by the defense.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 5, 2017
The War on WikiLeaks and Assange Helping government authorities discredit Julian Assange and destroy WikiLeaks, mainstream media outlets twisted a recent interview to make Assange look like a Donald Trump backer, write Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 28, 2018
"Ehud Barak Gave the Order to Kill" Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was on the stomp in San Francisco last weekend to promote his new memoir, My Country, My Life. He was met by a group of highly organized young protesters who were interested in a few facts that the former Israeli PM did not include in his new memoir.
From flickr.com/photos/22007612@N05/16688738525/: Mike Pence, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 30, 2016
Mike Pence Walks 10 Nuns Out of the Voting Booth The republic lasted two centuries without photo ID. We founded the republic before there were photographs without any problem. We haven't had hoards of identity thieves voting. But it's been marvelously excellent at knocking out literally hundreds of thousands of poor people, especially voters of color.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Extracting Aleppo from the Propaganda The mainstream U.S. news has supplied a consistent narrative regarding Syria that treats the "rebels" as the good guys and the "regime forces" as the bad guys, but it has never been that clear-cut, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.
Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 25, 2017
Surveillance State Goes After Trump Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the Surveillance State to trample the privacy rights of people close to Trump, ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley tells Dennis J Bernstein.
President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at the United Nations General Assembly, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 24, 2017
The Israel-gate Side of Russia-gate While unproven claims of Russian meddling in U.S. politics have whipped Official Washington into a frenzy, much less attention has been paid to real evidence of Israeli interference in U.S. politics, as Dennis J Bernstein describes.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Price for Criticizing Israel Israel is well-known for having a potent U.S. lobby that not only influences Congress and the mainstream media but intimidates Americans who dare criticize its policies toward the Palestinians, as Dennis J Bernstein describes.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 9, 2018
On the Silencing of Julian Assange Legendary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger and Christine Assange, mother of Julian Assange, spoke to Dennis J. Bernstein and Randy Credico on April 5, about the latest attempt to silence the Wikileaks founder.
A map of Arizona., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 31, 2017
A Victory Seen Over "State-Sponsored Racism" The restoration of a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson, Arizona public schools is being hailed as an important step in telling the more complex history of the American West, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh on March 30, 2012., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 30, 2017
Hillary Clinton Keeps Pointing Fingers Hillary Clinton blames others for last year's electoral defeat, never recognizing that many Americans -- both Democrats and Republicans -- found her public record appalling, as Dennis J Bernstein discusses with John Pilger.
Scene from the Vietnam War Film, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Pilger Criticizes Ken Burns's "'The Vietnam War" For decades, the U.S. mainstream media has shied away from a clear-eyed view of the Vietnam War, not wanting to offend the war's apologists, a residue of which tainted the recent PBS series, as John Pilger told Dennis J Bernstein.
The Green Party's candidates for president and vice president of the United States, Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, traveled to North Dakota to express their support for those attempting to close down the Dakota Access Pipeline., From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 10, 2016
Green Party Candidates Face Arrest: An Interview With Green Party VP Candidate Ajamu Baraka The latest twist in the 2016 presidential campaign comes with the issuing of warrants for the arrest of the presidential and vice presidential candidates running on the Green Party ticket, Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka. Baraka was notified on Wednesday. Stein had been notified on Tuesday.
France's President Emmanuel Macron, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Macron's Maneuvers on the New Cold War Official Washington's hawks are blocking President Trump's desired detente with Russia, but that has opened a path for France's new President Macron to mediate the New Cold War, Diana Johnstone tells Dennis J Bernstein
Julian Assange, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Pilger Excoriates Media on Assange Silence Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and investigative reporter John Pilger takes the gloves off on the continuing attempts to upend WikiLeaks and arrest its founding publisher, Julian Assange, in this interview with Dennis Bernstein and Randy Credico.
New York gubernatorial candidate and satirist Randy Credico, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Russia-gate Inquisitors Subpoena Journalist The Russia-gate frenzy is reaching into the ranks of non-mainstream journalists with the House Intelligence Committee's subpoena of Pacifica's Randy Credico, who compares this witch-hunt to the McCarthy era, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Former British Ambassador Craig Murray, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 10, 2017
The Russia-Did-It Certitude Challenged Many mainstream news outlets confessed to their gullibility over the Iraq-WMD claims, but have fallen into another groupthink over Russia-gate, as Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein heard from ex-U.K. Ambassador Craig Murray.
A protest in favor of Net Neutrality in 2015., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 22, 2017
Why Loss of Net Neutrality Hurts Democracy The principle of every person having equal access to the Internet represented a strong pillar of modern democracy -- and its removal represents another victory for profit-dominated plutocracy, as Dennis J Bernstein explains.
Israeli author and academic Ilan Pappe., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 24, 2014
Changing Israel from Without For decades, one-sided support for Israel distorted U.S. perceptions and policies in the Middle East. Only recently has the pro-Zionist narrative faced significant challenge, including protests against the abuse of Palestinians from Israeli dissidents like Ilan Pappe, who spoke with Dennis J Bernstein.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Poverty Protests at RNC/DNC Conventions For decades, Democrats like Republicans have shied away from talking much about poverty, but America's severe income inequality has made the plight of the poor a national crisis, notes Dennis J Bernstein.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Taking Nuclear War Seriously Emmy-Award winning filmmaker John Pilger's latest film, The Coming War on China, deals directly with the new projection of U.S. power into Asia, as well as the toll U.S. aggression has already taken on the people of the region.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 22, 2017
Farmworkers Protest EPA's Pesticide Ruling As part of President Trump's campaign against President Obama's environmental regulations, Trump's EPA has rejected a proposed rule banning a brain-damaging pesticide, reports Dennis J Bernstein
South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 15, 2018
Korean Olympic Diplomacy Moves Forward Despite U.S. Intransigence An interview by Dennis J. Bernstein with writer, activist and regional expert, Kay Jay Noh, about the big-power politics swirling around the Olympic Games now being held in South Korea.
From flickr.com: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 18, 2017
Signs of U.K. Misconduct in Assange Case The world's most prominent freedom-of-the-press case remains the legal pressure on WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, still in Ecuador's London embassy amid signs of U.K. prosecutorial misconduct, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 3, 2017
Trump's Mixed Signals on North Korea The Trump administration is sending mixed signals about what it might do in North Korea, from suggestions of a first-strike military attack to talks aimed at reining in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Mumia Abu-Jamal, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 12, 2017
A New Angle in Abu-Jamal's Case The decades-old case of convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal has always centered on whether the legal process was rigged against the black political activist, an argument that has new life, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Hillary Clinton, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 15, 2016
Clinton's Pro-Free Trade Policies Lead to Wider Illegal Money Laundering in Panama We may not be losing manufacturing jobs to Panama, but our quality of life and our community is getting undermined, because the U.S. companies and wealthy individuals that are still here can dodge having to contribute to the common good and the infrastructure that we all rely on, by making sure that they find ways to use offshore in havens like Panama, to avoid paying taxes.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 2, 2012
Why the US Threatened to Cut Off Aid to Palestine if the UN Granted it Observer Status Palestine could join the Law of the Sea Convention and get legal access and legal right to these enormous gas supplies right off the coast of Gaza, which Israel has access to. Lebanon, Cypress, Turkey...they all have their claims in. But Palestine has a claim too. Indeed, a pretty substantial claim. And if Palestine gets access to that gas, it can become economically self sufficient. So this is a very important issue.
Max Blumenthal, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Laughing While Pulling the Trigger Donald Trump has shown "sadism" against Palestinians who've turned to Ghandian protests but are still being slaughtered by Israel, says Max Blumenthal in this interview with Dennis J. Bernstein.
Puerto Rican residents walk in flooded streets in Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 22, 2017, following Hurricane Maria., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Ongoing Misery of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria, which hit the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, remains slow and spotty with continued power outages, unsafe water and school closings, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Whys Behind Israel's Gaza Slaughter Because the borders are closed, there is nowhere to run. Which is why thousands of Palestinians rush to U.N. encampments. There are currently over 17,000 Palestinian civilians taking refuge in U.N. compounds. There are thousands of people at the Rafah crossing into Egypt. That crossing is largely closed, part of the duplicity of the Egyptian government. There is nowhere for the Palestinian people to go.
Activist Salvador Reza after being unlawfully arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2010., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 31, 2016
Sheriff Arpaio Paved the Way for Trump Before there was Donald Trump and his promise of a "beautiful wall" across the U.S.-Mexican border there was Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Arizona who pushed cruel treatment of illegal immigrants and other Latinos, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Trump's re-election pitch, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 23, 2020
Trump Could Be "Reelected" Even If He Loses The Electoral College The Republicans could use the fraudulent hysteria they've whipped up about vote-by-mail fraud to steal the presidency in the event that Donald Trump fails to win the Electoral College
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland during a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, on Feb. 7, 2014., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 19, 2015
The Rush to a New Cold War The U.S. government and news media have jumped back into Cold War attitudes since early 2014 when a U.S.-backed coup overthrew Ukraine's elected president and prompted countermoves by Russia, setting the stage for a potential nuclear showdown, as journalist Robert Parry discussed with Dennis J. Bernstein.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Why Trump's Victory Wasn't a Surprise America's liberal elitists, who look down on the discontented working class and put up a presidential candidate representing a failed Establishment, set the stage for Donald Trump's victory, journalist John Pilger tells Dennis J Bernstein.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 8, 2013
How Secrecy Stops Debate on Secrecy Americans got a rare glimpse into the breadth of U.S. government surveillance of their communications with new revelations that phone and Internet providers have been turning over vast amounts of data to be mined for "terrorism" investigations, an issue discussed by human rights attorney Shahid Buttar with Dennis J Bernstein.
Homeless folks gather at sunset. Santa Cruz, CA. 2007., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 28, 2017
A Crackdown on the Poor and Hungry Concerned about "quality of life" appearances, cities across America are cracking down on the homeless and the hungry, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
UFW President Arturo Rodriguez, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 15, 2016
After 78 Years, California Farmworkers Win the Right to Overtime Pay: An Interview With UFW President Arturo Rodriguez There was jubilation in farmworker country on Monday, as California governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1066, ending the 78 years of exclusion from overtime for farmworkers. United Farm Workers president Arturo S. Rodriguez was celebrating the victory with farmworkers from one end of the state to the other.
Berta Cceres, Honduran environment and human rights activist, murdered, From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The Honduras Killing Field The murder of prominent Honduras environmental activist Berta Caceres recalls Hillary Clinton's role in supporting a right-wing coup in 2009 that ousted an elected progressive president and turned Honduras into a killing field, writes Dennis J Bernstein.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 4, 2017
The Legacy of Dennis Banks Native American activist Dennis Banks, who died Oct. 29 at 80, leaves behind a legacy that includes a reenergized movement that reminded America of its original sins of genocide and deceit, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.
Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. August 31, 2016., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Trump and the NAFTA Effect President Trump has blamed NAFTA for eliminating manufacturing jobs for U.S. workers but it also caused economic dislocation in Mexico, driving some desperate Mexicans northward to the U.S., as Dennis J Bernstein reports.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 20, 2013
A Foot Soldier Throws Down His Gun Brandon Toy, an Iraq War veteran and a mid-level project manager at General Dynamics, concluded that what he had done and was doing went against the best principles of the United States -- and so resigned with a declaration that if "every foot soldier threw down his rifle," things might change.
U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies transport and deliver food and water to Puerto Rico., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 14, 2017
As Trump Fumes, Puerto Rico Struggles Angered by criticism from desperate U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico, President Trump lashed out with threats to remove federal rescue and recovery personnel -- even as the crisis grows worse, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.
Photograph of men in Khan Sheikdoun in Syria, allegedly inside a crater where a sarin-gas bomb landed., From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 30, 2017
Is Trump Making Up Syria-Sarin Claims? The White House claimed victory after it warned Syria not to mount a chemical weapons attack and nothing happened, but some experts are questioning the quality of these U.S. claims about Syria and sarin, says Dennis J Bernstein.
A map of Honduras., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 26, 2018
The Struggle Against Honduras' Stolen Election Last year's disputed elections in Honduras continue to present a struggle for grassroots activists in the country, who face harsh police and military crackdowns in response to protests, reports Dennis J. Bernstein in the following interview.
Oliver Stone interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin in Showtime's
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Oliver Stone Defends His Putin Interviews Director Oliver Stone saw his four-part interviews with Russian President Putin as a way to give Americans a better understanding of a leader who has been demonized in the mainstream media, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
John Pilger speaks out, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 8, 2016
Nuclear War if Necessary: An Interview With Frontline Filmmaker, John Pilger The Iraq invasion was brought about largely with propaganda at first, where the media promoted the completely false notion that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and that he was a threat. Now we see almost daily some kind of story that China is a threat. We've had many stories saying, rather hysterical stories saying, "Look, here's China being aggressive. This is the reason why China clearly is a threat."
John Pilger Interview on Wikileaks, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 25, 2018
Mainstream Media and Imperial Power Noted journalist and filmmaker John Pilger's collection of work has been archived by the British Library, but deep-rooted problems of Western media create an increasingly difficult landscape for ethical journalism, as Pilger explained in an interview with Dennis Bernstein and Randy Credico.
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(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 20, 2013
Barack Obama: "Deporter In Chief" From day one of his first campaign for President, Barack Obama promised a kinder, more humane treatment of undocumented migrant workers and their families. But his administration has been nothing short of brutal when it comes to his policies. Some of those on the front lines fighting for comprehensive and humane immigration reform have started to refer to Obama as "Deporter in Chief."
The United Nations logo in the General Assembly Hall., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 28, 2017
Reverberations from Trump's Jerusalem Move One ironic benefit from Donald Trump's presidency is that the world is showing more independence against U.S. edicts, such as the recent rebuff of Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.
From youtube.com: Bernie Sanders' BRILLIANT .Medicare For All. Speech, From Images
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 17, 2017
The Push for a Medicare-for-All Plan America's complex and inefficient healthcare system ends up being both very expensive and limited in its coverage, a problem that Sen. Bernie Sanders is targeting in his Medicare-for-all plan, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
President Barack Obama and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. (This White House photo by Pete Souza was taken w, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 6, 2014
Sinking Deeper into the Mideast The deserts of the Middle East and North Africa have become a kind of quicksand for U.S. policymakers, the more they thrash around violently the faster they sink, with the latest round of warfare against the Islamic State worsening matters, not improving them, as Phyllis Bennis told Dennis J. Bernstein.
Stefania Maurizi, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 10, 2019
Stefania Maurizi on How Julian Assange Changed Journalism Stefania Maurizi is an investigative journalist for the Italian daily la Repubblica and the author of two books; "Dossier WikiLeaks: Segreti Italiani" and "Una Bomba, Dieci Storie." She has for years worked closely with Assange on some of the most significant WikiLeaks releases including "Collateral Murder."
President Trump outside the Department of Defense on July 20, 2017., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Trump's Continuation of US Interventionism Criticizing his predecessors for misguided foreign wars, President Trump promised a break in that approach, but his National Security Strategy report indicates a shift more in rhetoric than substance, reports Dennis J. Bernstein.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 8, 2016
Still Fighting for Native American Rights The U.S. government's historic abuse of Native Americans has many chapters, including modern ones, such as the standoff at Wounded Knee in 1973 and today's protests against a pipeline in North Dakota, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Murky Future for US Health Care Republicans vow to repeal Obamacare, but President-elect Trump has injected confusion by claiming that the replacement will provide health insurance for all. But many health experts fear what comes next, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein., From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 16, 2017
Greens' Stein Faults Two-Party System Some Democrats blame Jill Stein for "siphoning off" crucial votes from Hillary Clinton and thus helping to elect Donald Trump, but Stein insists that the two-party straitjacket is the real enemy of democracy, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
A map of Arizona., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 7, 2017
The Fight over Mexican-American Books Latino-rights activists are challenging Arizona's ban on school books and courses that provide students with information about Mexican-American history and culture, as Dennis J Bernstein describes.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri meeting with Saudi King Salman, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 11, 2017
The Saudi Hand in Lebanon's Crisis Facing defeat in its proxy war for "regime change" in Syria, Saudi Arabia undertook some startling moves, including staging the resignation of Lebanon's prime minister, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Ongoing flooding in Puerto Rico, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 24, 2017
As Trump Preens, Puerto Rico Still Suffers Many Puerto Ricans continue to live in primitive and dangerous conditions more than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory in the Caribbean, as Judith Berkan explained to Dennis J Bernstein.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, at the Department of State, March 21, 2017., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Honduras Nearing Ten Years of Stolen Elections, Neo-Colonial Rule Despite an organized and active grassroots movement, Honduran politics have been repeatedly steamrolled by the self-interests of international ruling elites, as journalist and filmmaker Jesse Freeston explained to Dennis J. Bernstein.
Photograph taken by an Israeli sniper of the head of a Palestinian boy in the cross-hairs of a rifle scope., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 31, 2017
Violence Around the Al-Aqsa Mosque Tensions around the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem eased late this week after Israel removed security infrastructure around the entrance, but earlier violence left four Palestinians and three Israelis dead, as Dennis J Bernstein reported.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 22, 2013
Cop's History an Issue in Toy-Gun Slaying By all accounts, Andy Lopez was a good-hearted boy with a bright future -- until the 13-year-old was confronted by a police deputy who told him to drop a toy gun and then felled him with a deadly fusillade, a case that has shocked northern California.
Kevin de Leon, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 1, 2018
California Dems Withhold Endorsement of Sen. Feinstein California Democrats did not endorse longstanding Senator Dianne Feinstein for the upcoming primary election, setting the stage for a tough campaign against challengers such as California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 22, 2017
California Resists Trump on Immigration President Trump's crackdown on America's 11 million undocumented immigrants is raising alarm among that community but faces its stiffest resistance in California where leaders vow defiance, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 24, 2017
Palestinians Still Demand Human Rights The Trump administration's emerging Arab-Israeli policy focuses on Saudi Arabia and Israel with little concern for the Palestinians, who continue to protest for their rights, including a recent prison hunger strike, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Hillary Clinton, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2016
The Deposer in Chief: Hillary in Honduras Actions taken by Hillary Clinton as secretary of state are a major factor contributing to the waves of Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, coming north to the US, according to a highly respected Latino human rights activist and several distinguished scholars who have studied the situation and spent extensive time in the country.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 12, 2017
What DeVos Might Do to Public Schools Donald Trump is stocking his administration with fellow rich people including "school voucher" advocate Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, a choice that makes many public school defenders nervous, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 13, 2014
Why the Honduran Children Flee North Much of the violence driving thousands of unaccompanied children from Honduras to the U.S. can be traced to the past decades of U.S. military and economic interference in Honduras, including ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's support for a 2009 coup, Adrienne Pine tells Dennis J Bernstein.
President Donald Trump, speaking in Warsaw, Poland, on July 6, 2017., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 13, 2017
Behind Trump's Trip to Poland an important aspect of Trump's speech, he talked about the importance of defending civilization. He didn't talk about the importance of defending democracy. He didn't talk about the importance of popular participation, other than equating popular will with a vision of civilization. This is sort of straight out of the Steve Bannon playbook, which pits white Christian civilization, against other types of civilization.
Dr. Margaret Flowers, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Grassroots Battle For True Net Neutrality Dr. Margaret Flowers is on the front lines of the battle for net neutrality. She a medical doctor and an organizer of popularresistance.org which engaged last week in a series of direct actions at the FCC Headquarters in a last-minute call for true net neutrality. On Monday Flowers and a number of activists confronted the chairman of the FCC as he was coming out of his house to drive to work.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 11, 2018
Trump Lashes Pakistan over Afghan War Trump's first tweet of 2018 was about the U.S. relationship with Pakistan. "The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit," Trump tweeted on Jan. 1. "They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!"
Map of Mexico, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 26, 2017
New Earthquake Leaves Mexico on Edge Mexico continues to struggle with recovery after another earthquake over the weekend left some people still trapped inside collapsed buildings and many Mexicans on edge, as Molly Kate Goss described to Dennis J Bernstein.
Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 17, 2014
Iraq and the Oil Wars Oil has always been part of U.S. decision-making on Iraq, a key motive for the 2003 invasion and the bloody occupation that followed. Now, as President Obama returns U.S. forces to Iraq, the issue of oil has bubbled back to the surface, as oil analyst Antonia Juhasz explained to Dennis J Bernstein.
Norman Solomon, From GoogleImages
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 9, 2017
The Left's Challenge in Age of Trump The impending Trump presidency challenges the American Left to consider how to contest a right-wing agenda and how to create electoral options beyond Democratic Party orthodoxy, as Dennis J Bernstein and Norman Solomon discuss.
Children deserve education and a future, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 25, 2016
So Many Children Left Behind: Interview: Education Reformer Diane Ravitch There are charter schools that exclude kids with, as I said before, disabilities or who don't speak English. And public schools shouldn't do that. Public schools are supposed to accept everyone, and they don't have a choice in this. But under the banner of school choice we are being pushed to accept schools that are far more segregated even than the public schools.
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Bush's Foiled NSA Blackmail Scheme In early 2003, as the U.S. and British governments were seeking international acquiescence to their aggressive war on Iraq, an unexpected cog thrown into the propaganda machine was the disclosure that the National Security Agency was spying on UN Security Council members in search of blackmail material.
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Sessions's Old-Time Contempt for Civil Rights President-elect Trump's choice of Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General would put a longstanding opponent of civil rights for African-Americans in charge of the Justice Department, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
The massacre in Palestine, From ImagesAttr
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Palestinian Suffering and Fighting Back The problem in Gaza now is that there's nowhere to live. People have nowhere to go. They escape from an area that is being targeted, to another area that is being targeted. All these explosions, and all these bombings happen randomly, and they don't take into consideration the amount of civilian casualties that might fall.
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Growing Fears in Immigrant Communities Amid more federal and state crackdowns on illegal immigrants, some Latinos feared that Hurricane Harvey relief efforts could serve as another excuse to round up people without documents, as Dennis J Bernstein learned.
Enrique Morones and the need for Angels at the Border, From YouTubeVideos
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Border Angels Fight Trump's Borderland Brutality As Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policy intensifies, an organization founded in 1986 has stepped up its efforts to help families under attack, as Dennis J. Bernstein explains.
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Lynne Stewart: "War on Terror" Casualty In America's "war on terror," normal actions, such as lawyer Lynne Stewart passing a client's message to friends, became criminalized. Stewart was imprisoned, likely speeding her death from cancer, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
David Friedman, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Ambassador to Israel., From GoogleImages
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How Trump Kills the "Two-State Solution" President-elect Trump's choice of a backer of Israeli settlements to be ambassador to Israel may be the final death-blow to the "two-state solution," which has been on its death bed for years, as Dennis J Bernstein explains.
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Rising Resistance to Trump on Immigration President Trump has stirred up anger over his provocative executive orders targeting immigrants, both undocumented people inside the U.S. and arrivals from seven mostly Muslim nations, as Dennis J Bernstein describes.
President Barack Obama announces his policy against deportation of
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Anger at Obama over Immigration President Obama's mixed record on immigration includes deporting nearly three million people while seeking protections for some categories of undocumented immigrants, a move just obstructed by federal courts, writes Dennis J Bernstein.
Protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 13, 2016, From ImagesAttr
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Still Not Thanking Native Americans Returned to its historical roots, Thanksgiving would be a day to express thanks to Native Americans whose generosity saved the Pilgrims, but that never seems to be a lesson learned, as Dennis J Bernstein reports on the Dakota pipeline standoff.
The DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) being installed between farms, as seen from 50th Avenue in New Salem, North Dakota. August 25, 2016., From ImagesAttr
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Trump's Pipeline Orders Challenge Protesters Ignoring environmental concerns and tribal objections, President Trump has put the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines back on track without even consulting the opponents, Dennis J Bernstein reports.
One of Islam's holiest sites the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, seen through barbed wire., From ImagesAttr
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Missing the Significance of Israel-gate Amid the U.S. mainstream media's hyping of Russia-gate, there has been much less attention given to what some call "Israel-gate," evidence that Israel was wielding much more behind-the-scenes influence, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Professor Steven Salaita., From ImagesAttr
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Punishing a Professor's Criticism of Israel Criticism of how Israel treats Palestinians has become a firing offense in some circles, including academia where professors must muzzle themselves or face accusations of anti-Semitism. In the case of Steven Salaita, Twitter posts about Gaza cost him his job, as Dennis J. Bernstein explores in an interview.
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Senate Votes to Continue Yemen Devastation What the establishment press won't tell you is that no less than 25 American lobbying firms worked for the Saudi Arabian government in 2017 to the tune of $16 million, to burnish their image, manage the message, and get massive military contracts for the weapons of war that are now being used to kill, maim and slowly starve millions of civilians in Yemen today.
Hillary Clinton, From FlickrPhotos
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The Killing Fields of Baghdad: The Case of Hillary, Layla, and "Little Deer" Bernstein writes: "Many who mourned the death of Layla al-Attar believed the Clintons' silence was clearly a political choice, not to call attention to the killing of such a prominent woman, a leader in the art world of the Middle East. Others believed it was a not 'collateral damage' as Clinton claimed. It was the second time the artist's house had been hit."
Boycott Israeli Apartheid, From GoogleImages
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Gaza Protesters Murdered by Israeli Forces An attack on protesting Palestinians on March 30 by the Israeli military left 18 dead and thousands injured and constitutes mass murder and a blatant war crime, argues Palestinian human rights attorney Diana Buttu in an interview with Dennis J. Bernstein.
Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza party., From ImagesAttr
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Learning from the Greek "Betrayal" Europe's defenders of neoliberal economics -- favoring the market interests of wealthy elites over the social needs of average people -- marshaled their forces to crush the Greek challenge to "austerity," with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras betraying his supporters, John Pilger told Dennis J Bernstein.
Graffiti on Israel's wall in Bethlehem, West Bank. April 16, 2011., From ImagesAttr
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Trump's Lethal Decision on Jerusalem President Trump has won praise from Christian Zionists and many staunch supporters of Israel for declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital, but critics say it only makes peace a more distant goal, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
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Trump Ends Protections for El Salvador El Salvador is the latest country targeted by the Trump administration's termination of protections for people under TPS, which provides relief for migrants fleeing humanitarian crises, reports Dennis J. Bernstein.
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Immigrant Round-ups Stir Fears During last fall's campaign, Donald Trump vowed to get rid of the "bad hombres" among the 11 million undocumented people in the U.S., but recent raids appear far less targeted, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia and his entourage arrive to greet President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 27, 2015., From ImagesAttr
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The Double Standard on Yemen's Suffering The Trump administration condemns Iran as somehow responsible for a Yemeni rebel group's attack on a Saudi warship, but ignores the Saudi-inflicted bloodbath on the Yemeni people, as Gareth Porter explained to Dennis J Bernstein.
Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah in Helsinki on October 14, 2011., From ImagesAttr
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The Open Wounds of Mideast Conflicts Beyond Hillary Clinton's insults about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin -- and finger-pointing about ISIS -- foreign policy has gotten little attention in Campaign 2016 and that's especially true about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
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Fighting Secrecy and the National Security State The U.S. government's "war on terror" and its companion "surveillance state" have become troubling issues not only for the civil liberties of Americans but even more so for the rest of the world where popular movements are arising to challenge the electronic penetration of people's information and violation of their privacy.
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Civil Society Rises to Confront Disasters As the Mexican earthquake becomes the latest natural disaster to hit the Western Hemisphere, the role of civil society -- especially the first responders -- has demonstrated the best of human nature, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.
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A Protest Victory at Standing Rock The Native-American-led protest against an oil pipeline near Sioux lands in the Dakotas drew international attention and support from U.S. vets, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to seek a different route, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
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Gunning Down a Boy with a Toy Gun Exclusive: The Trayvon Martin case, in which a community watch volunteer killed an unarmed black teen-ager in a hoodie, roiled the U.S. last year. Now, a California deputy has gunned down a Latino boy carrying a toy AK-47, raising other troubling questions, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.
Video recording on behalf of ISIS shows a United States journalist, James Foley (40) beheaded by one of the members of the movement., From ImagesAttr
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The Chile Coup, 9/11 and James Foley Time and history sometimes intertwine in ways more poetic than linear, such as the multiple crimes associated with the date September 11 and the legacy of bearing witness to suffering that led journalist James Foley to his death in Syria, as Martin Espada explained to Dennis J Bernstein.
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Killing a Journalist in Kashmir In this interview with noted author and editor, Vijay Prashad, Dennis J. Bernstein discusses the recent streetside assassination of journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Kashmir.
Ammon Bundy Talks with FBI--Demands Release of Hammonds, From YouTubeVideos
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Malheur Wildlife Refuge Takeover Is No Wounded Knee Morningstar is deeply troubled by the takeover of the Malheur Refuge area, which she said contains sacred burial grounds of their ancient ancestors, and extensive personal records about the community and its people. She bristles at the claim by the Bundy brothers that they are acting on behalf of everyone in the area, including the Native American tribes.
Cesar Chavez 2014 Hollywood Movie Poster, From ImagesAttr
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Recalling a Proud American Moment United Farm Workers founder Cesar Chavez, with quiet dignity and nonviolent tactics, rallied millions of Americans behind the cause of oppressed farm workers in the 1960s, a remarkable moment recalled in a new movie by Diego Luna, interviewed by Dennis J Bernstein.
Russian President Putin meeting with permanent members of the Security Council on March 15, 2018, From ImagesAttr
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Questioning the Conventional Wisdom of Russian Spy's Poisoning The recent poisoning of a Russian spy has started a tit-for-tat of expelling diplomats between the US and Russia, an escalation of tensions that deserves serious questioning, explained former ambassador Craig Murray in an interview with Dennis J Bernstein and Randy Credico.
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Palestinians See More of the Same President Trump has offered mixed signals about precisely what his attitude toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be, but Palestinians see little prospects for meaningful improvement, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
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America's Anti-Immigrant "Atmosphere" A hostile U.S. "atmosphere" toward a wide range of immigrants, not just Muslims, has followed President Trump's travel ban aimed at six mostly Muslim countries, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Colonel Ann Wright., From ImagesAttr
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Calling Out Drone War as a War Crime Night and day, U.S. "pilots" sit in cushioned chairs near Las Vegas, commanding drones on the other side of the planet, tracking and killing people, what retired Col. Ann Wright and other activists call a war crime, writes Dennis J Bernstein.
Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network., From ImagesAttr
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Fear Spreads in Immigrant Communities President Trump's roundup of undocumented workers has spread fear though immigrant communities unsure what to expect as federal agents coordinate with local police to hunt people down, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
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Trump's Threat to Farmworkers The Age of Trump is an unsettling time for undocumented farmworkers whose labor has helped make California's "wine country" rich but are now facing threats of draconian arrests and deportations, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
From flickr.com/photos/22007612@N05/23773698606/: Donald Trump, From Images
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Ready to Resist Trump's Immigrant Round-up Donald Trump's draconian plan to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and deport them suggests turning America into a police state and likely confronting strong resistance from their families and friends, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
President Donald Trump giving his weekly address on Feb. 25, 2017., From ImagesAttr
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Resisting the Trump/Ryan Health Plan The complex Obamacare system struggled to gain popularity, but now that Republicans are moving to replace it with a less generous program, many medical professionals are irate, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
The fight for the right to vote in the United States, From YouTubeVideos
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The Urgency of Now: Fighting the "Hysteria Factory" Until the Voting Rights Act, the blockade was created by the Democratic Party. The racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-immigrant know-nothings and Klan were expressing their prejudice and fears of the other. Now it's changed. It's become billionaires who are interested in manipulating the vote. It's very sad how many Democrats as well as Republicans have become involved in purging voters of color in these vicious primary cycles.
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Netanyahu's Scheme for Palestine Netanyahu has said he's committed to peace talks. He's not committed to peace, but he's committed to talks, because the longer he keeps talking, the Palestinian Authority is locked into this timeline so they can't do anything -- not that they would do anything -- about the kinds of crimes that are being committed in the occupied territories. Netanyahu looks for diplomatic cover so Israel can continue its colonial project.
Artists work on a sign that reads
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Fear Among Undocumented Immigrants Moving quickly on campaign promises to tighten U.S. borders and crack down on "sanctuary cities," President Trump is spreading fear among communities where many undocumented immigrants live, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
Drone Killing: Murder Without Trial for Victims and Perpetrators, From GoogleImages
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America's Deadly New "National Bird" Officially, America's "national bird" is the eagle, but it is fast becoming the hovering, deadly drone that kills with missiles fired from half a world away, reports Dennis J Bernstein about Sonia Kennebeck's documentary, "National Bird."
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Another Journalist Killed in Mexico Breach was shot eight times by a heavily armed gunman as she was leaving home in her car, accompanied by one of her three children, shortly after 7 a.m., according to published reports. The child was not injured, but Breach died in transport. Breach was the third journalist to be murdered in Mexico this month.
Diana Buttu, a Palestinian human rights lawyer, former Bir Zeit University professor, and former legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiation team., From YouTubeVideos
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"The Everyday Process of Ethnic Cleansing" Palestinians protesting at the Gaza fence posed no threat whatsoever and even if they were trying to cross the border, you don't use live fire to kill them, says Diana Buttu in this inerview with Dennis J. Bernstein.
Chief Wahoo, the Cleveland Indians' mascot., From ImagesAttr
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Debate over the Cleveland Indians' Mascot The U.S. government's genocide against Native Americans has led many people to object to Indian nicknames and caricatures in sports, such as the grinning Chief Wahoo mascot of the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, reports Dennis J Bernstein.
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Embattled Palestinian Knesset Member Fights for Her People's Rights In this interview with Haneen Zoabi, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, Dennis J. Bernstein discusses Zoabi's feminism, the struggle in Gaza and life in the Israeli parliament.
Efrain Rios Montt with Ronald Reagan, December 1982., From ImagesAttr
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Seeking Justice for Guatemalan Slaughter Brave prosecutors in Guatemala are trying to enforce accountability for government-sponsored rapes, tortures and murders in the 1980s, a time when President Reagan and his administration were complicit in the atrocities but remain respected U.S. figures, as Allan Nairn explained to Dennis J Bernstein.
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Plight of the Rohingya: Ethnic Cleansing, Mass Rape and Monsoons on the Way Dennis J. Bernstein spoke with filmmaker and human rights activist, Jeanne Hallacy, just back with horror stories from Myanmar and the massive Rohingya camps of over 700,000 in neighboring Bangladesh.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, From FlickrPhotos
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Behind Flint's Lead-Poisoned Water Largely abandoned by auto manufacturers who shifted factories to low-wage areas, Flint, Michigan, suffers from a powerlessness that allowed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials to ignore the city's lead-poisoned water, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.
French diplomat Francois George-Picot, who along with British colonial officer Mark Sykes drew lines across a Middle East map of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, carving out states with boundaries that are nearly the same as they are today., From ImagesAttr
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Iraqi Chaos May Give Kurds a State Millions of Kurds live in Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria but the British-French imperial division of the region left them without a state of their own, adding to the region's tensions. But some Kurds see the current chaos in Iraq as a pathway to nationhood, as scholar Edmund Ghareeb told Dennis J Bernstein.
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Latino Fear from Trump's Bluster President Trump's harsh rhetoric toward undocumented immigrants is spreading fear in immigrant communities, even among people who are in the U.S. legally, a California state senator tells Dennis J Bernstein.
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Migrant Workers' Bitter Fruit The battle to overhaul U.S. immigration policy has now moved from the Senate to the House where its future is at best uncertain. The debate continues even as the Obama administration presses forward with the most stringent deportation policies in modern history.
John Roberts at the Sept. 5, 2005, announcement at which President George W. Bush nominated Roberts to be Chief Justice , From Images
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Giving the Super-Rich More Clout The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to remove limits on how much a person can donate each election cycle represents another giant step toward giving the 1 percent out-sized control of the U.S. political process, as Public Citizen President Robert Weissman told Dennis J Bernstein.
Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a Democratic presidential debate sponsored by CNN., From ImagesAttr
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The Meaning Behind the Sanders Surge What is most startling about the excited response to Sen. Sanders's campaign is that millions of Americans seem to be saying that free-market capitalism is failing them and that there must be something better than accepting vast income inequality, as economist Richard Wolff explained to Dennis J Bernstein.
Keith McHenry, CoFounder of Food Not Bombs, at the Democratic National Convention Protest in Denver, From ImagesAttr
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Dennis J Bernstein interviews Keith McHenry, founder of Food Not Bombs Food Not Bombs is a national organization that distributes free food to the growing armies of hungry Americans from coast to coast. While you would think that the government would laud support such a noble cause, Food Not Bombs food-givers face regular arrest and possible jail time for distributing food to the very hungry, a growing number of children and veterans among them.
Berta Caceres, a indigenous environmental activist, who was murdered in Honduras., From ImagesAttr
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A Machete for Your Thoughts: Free Trade, Hillary Style Hillary Clinton is very much seen as the person who facilitated for the U.S. government this ongoing regime of a government that has the worst human rights record in the hemisphere, and that has presided over the nation that has the highest level of killing of environmental activists, according to the research of the group Global Witness.
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The Disgrace of Flint's Poison Water The case of Flint, Michigan, and its lead-poisoned water supply has exposed a U.S political disgrace, treating poor and minority communities with shocking disregard -- and showing little interest in punishing the officials responsible, as Marsha Coleman-Adebayo told Dennis Bernstein.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leader of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party., From ImagesAttr
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Turning Japan Back toward Militarism The Obama administration's much-touted "pivot" to Asia has a militaristic side that involves encouraging Japan to abandon its post-World War II pacifism and make its revamped military a U.S. ally in containing China, as Tim Shorrock explains to Dennis J Bernstein.
Palestinian leader Mustafa Barghouti, From ImagesAttr
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The Path Ahead for Palestine Israel under Prime Minister Netanyahu is showing no inclination to resolve the long-festering conflict with the Palestinians who remain harshly repressed in an apartheid-like system as Jewish expansion continues into Palestinian lands, a crisis that PLO leader Mustafa Barghouti describes to Dennis J Bernstein.
Jeff Halper co-founder and director of ICAHD, From ImagesAttr
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Testing Out Repression in Israel Jeff Halper, co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, sees the brutal practice of destroying Palestinian homes and similar tactics as part of an experiment in social repression that can have broader implications as income inequality spreads across the globe, as he told Dennis J Bernstein.
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Chilling the First Amendment President Obama has overseen an unprecedented legal campaign against leaks of classified information with New York Times journalist James Risen now facing possible jail for refusing to testify in the trial of ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for a leak published in Risen's book, State of War, a topic that First Amendment attorney James Goodale discusses with Dennis J Bernstein.
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Snowden's Case for Asylum Despite U.S. government pressure, Russian President Vladimir Putin is balking at demands that he extradite Edward Snowden from Moscow to face espionage charges for leaking secrets about America's global surveillance operations. Still, Snowden's status remains dicey, as Marjorie Cohn explains.
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Dangers from Pesticides Intensive use of pesticides in California and other agricultural centers presents a risk to farmworkers and their families that is still only dimly understood, writes Dennis J Bernstein.
Journalist and author Ali Abunimah., From ImagesAttr
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Hope for an Israeli-Palestinian State For years, Israel condemned Palestinians for terrorism, but now Israel seems equally upset over non-violent resistance from a boycott movement aimed at ending more than six decades of repression against Palestinians, a reaction that shows progress, author Ali Abunimah tells Dennis J. Bernstein.
An Israeli soldier prepares for a night attack inside Gaza as part of Operation Protective Edge., From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 20, 2014
Human Catastrophe at Gaza's Hospitals The U.S. mainstream media is again downplaying the horror of Israel's latest invasion of Gaza. The Washington Post's front-page headline said "Israel edges into Gaza." But the carnage is more dramatic at Gaza's overflowing hospitals, as Dr. Mads Gilbert explained to Dennis J Bernstein.
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A New Day for Rasmea Odeh: Throwing the Spotlight on Israeli Torture Rasmea Odeh is a 67-year-old Chicago-based Palestinian community leader. She immigrated to the US in 1994 and received her United States citizenship in 2004. Since that time she has worked diligently and effectively with community organizations that provide crucial care and support for immigrant women.
President Barack Obama announces the nomination Tom Wheeler, right, as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, From Images
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FCC's Threat to Net Neutrality President Obama has been a vocal defender of "net neutrality," but a recent leaked report suggests that Obama's FCC chairman is planning to divide the Internet into one with faster and slower speeds, as Free Press' Craig Aaron told Dennis J. Bernstein.
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The Historic Conviction of US-Supported Guatemalan Strongman Rios Montt, And What Comes Next An interview with investigative journalist Allan Nairn, on the historic conviction of US supported Guatemalan Strongman, Rios Montt, for Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide, and the continuing legal battle to sustain the verdict, and expand the genocide investigation for indigenous justice in Guatemala.
Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin, who pressed for Clayton Lockett's execution despite doubts over the drug coc, From Images
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The Death Penalty's Grotesque Reality On April 29, Oklahoma authorities strapped convicted murderer Clayton Lockett to a gurney and began pumping in drugs to kill him. But the process went awry as Lockett writhed in pain for 43 minutes, raising moral questions discussed by Dennis J Bernstein with death-penalty opponent Michael Kroll.
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Embattled Roe v. Wade Turns 40 Today/An Interview with NOW President Terry O'Neill Today, Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, will lead a candlelight vigil to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that recognized women's fundamental right to an abortion.

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