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  • This Hanukkah, Light a Candle for Gaza

    By Brant Rosen, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Palestinian children do their homework during a power cut in an impoverished area in Gaza City, on September 11, 2017. (Photo: Mahmud Hams / AFP / Getty Images)Palestinian children do their homework during a power cut in an impoverished area in Gaza City, on September 11, 2017. (Photo: Mahmud Hams / AFP / Getty Images)

    The story of Hanukkah underscores a powerful truth: Oppressed people will always find the strength to resist, even in the bleakest of times. On the 10th anniversary of Israel's intensification of the Gaza blockade and the Gaza Massacre, which killed nearly 1,500 Palestinians, including over 300 children, we should light a candle to commemorate the spirit of the Palestinian struggle against all odds.

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  • Trump's FCC Has Spent the Year Waging War on Democracy and the Press

    Trump's FCC Has Spent the Year Waging War on Democracy and the Press

    By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | News Analysis

    The Federal Communications Commission is enacting some of the most devastating aspects of Trump's agenda with unprecedented fervor, and often with little media scrutiny. While the net neutrality debate has put some light on the agency, it is just one of many aggressive attacks on press freedom by Chairman Ajit Pai whose ideology, like Trump's, lacks subtlety and nuance.

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  • The Radio Show Bringing Prisoners Messages From Home

    The Radio Show Bringing Prisoners Messages From Home

    By Ivy Brashear, YES! Magazine | Report

    Many of the people behind bars in central Appalachia are not locals. Most of them are hundreds of miles from home, transported from faraway cities such as Chicago and New York. That means most families can't afford to travel for visitation hours or the long-distance calls on credit, leaving those serving time in the region far from home with few resources to stay connected. "Calls From Home" works to fill that gap.

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