Having learned of the contamination of Flint’s water supply, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha moved quickly to collect and produce the scientific data needed to establish the dangers and scope of the threat. Officials had already ignored the complaints of community members, faith leaders and advocates, so Dr. Hanna-Attisha knew that getting...
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Washington Watch: Angry and Vindicated
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
In January, the Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz, ran an article, “Secret Israeli Document Reveals Plan to Keep Arabs Off Their Lands.” I found the piece unsettling for several reasons. Given the headline, at first I thought the story was going to be about Israel’s policies in the West Bank where Israel’s military administration has, since the beginning of the occupation, set aside large areas of the territories as “closed” to Palestinians, presumably for reasons of “security.” Continue reading...
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