Renata Bessi and Santiago Navarro F., Truthout: With a rise in the number of Latin American indigenous groups drawing legal boundaries around their territories, neoliberal governments are attempting to grant access to transnational corporations to indigenous land.
Mohammed Omer, Truthout: Medical crews are unable to cope with the havoc wrought on Gaza by Israel’s heavy military. The death toll has now surpassed 300, with thousands of people injured, the majority of whom are civilians.
Max Eternity, Truthout: Black children are systematically dehumanized in this country, especially within the criminal justice system – to the extent that they’re viewed as inherently guilty and worthy of punishment.
Andalusia Knoll, Truthout: The World Cup may be over, but its legacy of repression lives on, reflecting Brazil’s own history of military dictatorship.
Y.A.J., Truthout: A civilian in Gaza gives an on-the-ground report of the damage from Israel’s attacks: “As I write this in early morning, 363 Palestinians were killed and 3,000 were injured, not taking into account the casualties in Shejaya since the beginning of the Protective Edge operation.”
Laura Flanders, Yes! Magazine: Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia – having already extracted much of the region’s natural wealth. Local people are figuring out how to build a new economy based on shared vision and community knowledge. If transition can happen here, it can change the debate everywhere.
Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica: The state’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have been intentionally polluted due to exemptions for oil industry.
Nathalie Baptiste, Foreign Policy in Focus: Central American children fleeing poverty and gang violence are refugees – often from situations US policies have helped to create – and they should be treated as such.
Juan Cole, History News Network: The Israeli right-wing will likely fail in its attempt to subject Gaza and uproot radicalism there, since the radicalism grows out of the conditions that Israel imposes on the Palestinians.
Bruce A. Dixon, Black Agenda Report: What’s the role of the US drug war, US-trained cops and military, and US-funded death squads in the violence and poverty that sent Central American migrants here, and why won’t Latino politicians mention these things?
Rebecca Vilkomerson of Jewish Voice for Peace speaks out against the Israeli military assault on Gaza; Elizabeth Dickinson exposes the societal forces behind bullying; the staff at the Center for Constitutional Rights discusses how Muslim Americans are standing up to the NYPD’s spying on their community; Philip A. Faruggio makes an analogy between the predatory American capitalist system and the movie Jaws; Dallas Darling describes US immigration policy as “rutterless”; Kristian Davis Bailey puts Palestine in the context of colonization and imperialism; Falguni A. Sheth discusses the hypocrisy of legislation requiring farm animals to be treated more humanely than human prisoners; David Palumbo-Liu presents a letter signed by international scholars condemning Israel’s attack on Gazan civilians; Carolina Drake discusses the need to include trans people in the feminist dialogue; and more.
The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.
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