Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hamas Revived‏

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As Israel presses its bloody assault on the Gaza Strip, it seems clear that the country's actions are likely to bolster, not weaken, the very enemy it is trying to wipe out. Check this week for reporting and analysis on the growing crisis in the Middle East.

All best,
Peter Rothberg, The Nation


Israel Revives Hamas
ROBERT DREYFUSS | This carnage is about two elections: the one in Israel, and the coming one in Palestine.

Obama Should Engage Now for Middle East Peace
JOHN NICHOLS | The Gaza crisis is so severe that it demands the president-elect speak up for diplomacy.

Q & A With Lakhdar Brahimi: What Next for Gaza?
BARBARA CROSSETTE | Brahimi, a leading UN troubleshooter in the Middle East weighs in on the crisis in Gaza and speculates on how it may affect Obama's presidency.

Israel in Gaza: Irrationality
WALLACE SHAWN | It is not rational to believe that the Palestinians in the occupied territories will be terrorized by force and violence, by cruelty, by starvation or by slaughter into a docile acceptance of the Israeli occupation.

Israel's War Crimes
RICHARD FALK | Israel's airstrikes on Gaza are severe and massive violations of international law--and nations that have supplied weapons and supported Israel's siege of Gaza are complicit in the crimes.

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During the DNC Convention in Denver , Progressive Democrats of America created Progressive Central, a five-day event providing a platform for progressive speakers and panelists. Now you can see what you missed with a new five disc DVD set featuring "The Nation's Intimate Conversations" moderated by John Nichols with some of the country's foremost progressives on today's hottest issues. See Representatives John Conyers, Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva, Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Lee, Jim McGovern, Lynn Woolsey and Robert Wexler and Nation writers Victor Navasky, Richard Kim, Tom Hayden and Bob Moser. $60.00. For more details or to purchase copies, click here.


photo Living for the City
KIM PHILLIPS-FEIN | A biography of Robert Clifton Weaver traces the life and times of an often misunderstood urban reformer.


January 16, 2009

Campus Progress Inauguration Kick-Off Party
Over the past two years, young people worked hard to move our country in a progressive direction. The culmination of these efforts occurred on November 4th, when 23 million young people voted in this historic election. Our friends at Campus Progress invite you to celebrate the hard work and dedication of young people at their Inauguration Kick-Off Party for all young leaders, writers, and organizers who will be in the DC area for the inauguration.

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Support the work of CARE International and Medecins sans Frontieres in caring for the victims in the Gaza Strip.


Salvation Boulevard
Larry Beinhart has built an international reputation for satirical and page-turning thrillers like Wag the Dog and The Librarian. In his new novel, Salvation Boulevard, recently published by Nation Books, Beinhart explores the greatest mystery of them all - God. It tells the story of a born-again Christian private eye who takes on the case of a Muslim suspected of murdering his atheist professor.


Katrina's Hidden Race War

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A New New Deal?

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