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How Palestinians Should Respond to Trump's 'One State'

Rather, Netanyahu’s framework maintains the status of the Palestinian inhabitants of the territories as second-class citizens: living within an overarching Jewish state which refuses to provide them with citizenship or political rights, in other words, apartheid. 54 more words


Mark Johnson: Come up with a plan supported by a sizable majority

Letter to the editor published online at Amherst Bulletin, Thursday, February 16, 2017:

When the question of the school vote first came up, I was impressed by all the letters in the Amherst Bulletin and the signs on the streets advocating for and against the school proposal. 93 more words

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Government in China: OpEd

Madison Sinclair │02. 16.17

China as a Communist State

The People’s Republic of China is an active communist state. In a communist state, in this case, China, the government controls the economy, and a single party holds power. 373 more words


The Great Divide: Public Opinion vs. Canadian Government Policy on Israel/Palestine

(This op-ed was originally published in Ricochet Media)

In the first all-party leaders’ debate in Canada’s 2015 federal election, Stephen Harper, arguably the most pro-Israel Prime Minister in Canadian history, … 1,237 more words


I have been feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted lately. Anyone else? I couldn’t figure out why for awhile, but then realized how frequently the news, posts on Facebook, tweets, and other television shows had me feeling I was on high alert all the time, constantly  reactionary. 517 more words

North Korean Law

The legal system of North Korea is a fascinating and perfect blend of the two main classes of trial systems. The oldest form of legal system is the inquisitorial system. 367 more words


Infographic: The Palestinian Security Sector in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Authority is paying more than $40m each month to keep its 33,550 security employees in Gaza on a leave of absence. Absentees in the security sector have added some $4.8bn to the PA’s wage bill over the past 10 years. 54 more words