Author: Amy Goodman

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The latest update from journalist Akram al-Satarri in Gaza reveals the aftermath of one of the deadliest days in weeks as Israel orders the full evacuation of civilians from Gaza City. A school housing displaced Palestinians near Khan Younis was targeted in an Israeli airstrike, resulting in the death of at least 30 people, mostly women and children. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza condemned the attack as a “heinous massacre against displaced citizens.” Amidst ceasefire talks, there is a sense of despair among the Palestinian population as they struggle to find safety in a region plagued by continuous…

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As Israel’s war on Gaza continues, Mohammed Abu Hashem, a former first sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, resigned after his aunt was killed in an Israeli airstrike. He co-signed a letter with 11 officials who also resigned over U.S. policy toward Gaza. Abu Hashem emphasizes the need for ethical and moral standards in government. The death toll in Gaza is estimated to be much higher than reported, with indirect deaths due to shortages of medical care, food, and water. Abu Hashem’s resignation came after trying to provide evidence to the intelligence community, with no response. He also reflects on…

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The unfolding ethics scandal at The Washington Post has shaken one of the nation’s leading news outlets, raising concerns about its future. CEO and publisher Will Lewis has been accused of pressuring journalists to suppress unflattering stories about him and reshaping the newsroom in response to financial losses. Editor Robert Winnett withdrew from a top editorial role at the Post due to his history of using fraudulently obtained information in articles. Lewis, implicated in the U.K. phone hacking scandal, advised former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on handling public outrage over COVID violations. Critics argue that Lewis has failed to…

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Image Credit: Fault Lines The Night Won’t End, a new documentary by Al Jazeera English, delves into the brutal attacks on civilians by the Israeli military in Gaza and sheds light on the United States’ complicity in the conflict. Through the lens of three Palestinian families, the film unveils the harrowing tales of survival amidst the relentless Israeli assault. From the tragic story of 6-year-old Hind Rajab, who was trapped in a car with family members killed by Israeli soldiers, to the Salem family’s devastating losses in airstrikes and executions, the documentary paints a stark picture of the war’s impact…

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After more than eight months of relentless attacks on Gaza, the healthcare system in the territory is on the brink of collapse. The World Health Organization reported 464 Israeli attacks on Gaza’s healthcare facilities, affecting 101 health centers since October 7. With the near-total blockade imposed by Israel, critical medical supplies and parts for hospital generators are not getting through, posing a severe threat to the remaining hospitals. Dr. James Smith, an emergency medical doctor who recently returned from Gaza, described the situation as catastrophic, with no fully functional hospitals and a glaring lack of capacity to meet the overwhelming…

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As we step into June, scorching temperatures are causing deadly heat waves worldwide. May marked the hottest month on record, continuing a 12-month streak of record-breaking temperatures. Experts predict an 80% chance of the average global temperature exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels in the next five years. The World Meteorological Organization warns of a chaotic planet as climate change intensifies, with power outages leading to thousands of deaths from extreme heat. In Mexico, abnormal heat is claiming wildlife like howler monkeys and parrots. Ruth Cerezo-Mota, a climate researcher, emphasizes the urgent need for action. The rate of Earth’s…

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Amira Hass, the only Israeli journalist to live in Gaza and the West Bank for 30 years, addressed the Columbia Journalism School graduates. She discussed the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza, resistance to evil and injustice, Israeli censorship of Al Jazeera, apartheid, Palestinian statehood rejection, and more. Hass highlighted the stark contrast between Tel Aviv and Palestinian living conditions. The People’s Graduation ceremony in response to Columbia University’s crackdown featured journalists like Mona Chalabi praising student journalists and criticizing mainstream media’s Gaza coverage. The coverage also delves into Israel’s intensifying bombardment of Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp and Rafah, with over…

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