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Palestinian Dispossession in East Jerusalem

Jerusalem RallyFor Jews, Jerusalem is its historic capital. Muslims also claim it for the third holiest site in Islam, containing the 35 acre Noble Sanctuary (al-Haram al-Sharif), including the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock.

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Israeli Settlement Expansions Continue

Currently, around 500,000 Jews reside illegally in over 120 West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements as well as dozens of outposts. Their numbers grow daily despite occasional pledges to curtail or slow them, the latest last November when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a 10 month freeze, calling it a move to "help launch meaningful negotiations to reach a historic peace agreement that would finally end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians."

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Brutalizing Palestinian Children

Palestinian ChildrenAs an isolated incident, it would be appalling and criminal. As a regular occurrence, it's state-sponsored terrorism against defenseless children, subjected to barbarism by Israeli soldiers committing crimes against humanity to crush their will for wanting to live free on their own land - what Westerners take for granted; what Palestinians since 1948 haven't had, and since 1967, under military occupation denying their very humanity.

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Is Greece the Future of America?

It may be possible to look into America’s future. How? Watch what’s going on in Greece. According to the Washington Post, “Greece needs to raise about €23 billion [more than $31 billion] in April and May to pay debts coming due. Greek officials say that either is impossible, or would require punitive interest rates — making it harder to bring the budget under control — unless Europe helps out.” So the Greek government awaits a bailout from Germany and France, but first it has to impress them that it is serious about fiscal austerity.

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His Master's Voice

The Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuintyThe government of the province of Ontario delivered a throne speech on March 8 and what was not in the speech is perhaps more significant than what they said. What was not in the speech was plans to meld four large and lucrative corporations that are owned by the taxpayers of Ontario into one large entity to be up for grabs for the private sector. According to the Toronto Star, these are Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. The latter, the largest booze seller on the planet. 

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