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Israel’s Bedouins Are Losing Their Battle to Preserve Culture

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Villagers of Al Araqeeb, an unrecognized Bedouin village from Israel’s Negev desert, claim that the mosques that stood by their village cemetery were razed to the ground by the government in 2010. Though government representatives deny that Al Araqeeb ever was an official village, residents refuse to move and now gather under the largest surviving tree for Friday prayers. So …

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Peru Aims to Ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership Amid Protests

In All, Business, International by Tola Brennan

Originally published in Truthout The formal signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in New Zealand on February 4, 2016, inaugurated a two-year window of ratification for the largest trade deal in history. Encompassing 12 countries and 40 percent of the global economy, it has polarized the US presidential elections and kindled a vigorous debate on the merits of international trade …

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Obama’s Argentina Visit Provokes Human Rights and Trade Controversy

In All, International by Tola Brennan

President Obama’s Argentina visit on March 23-24 has been altered since March 24 falls on a national holiday commemorating the 40th anniversary of a US-backed military coup. He will instead go to Bariloche, an Argentine resort town 1000 miles away from Buenos Aires. But trade relations, the core mission of meeting with Argentina’s new right-wing president Mauricio Macri, will proceed …