Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli officials make plain that the objective of maintaining Jewish Israeli control over demographics, political power, and land has long guided government policy. In pursuit of this goal, authorities have dispossessed, confined, forcibly separated, and subjugated Palestinians by virtue of their identity to varying degrees of intensity. In certain areas, as described in this report, these deprivations are so severe that they amount to the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution.
"This time, we won't look the other way on Coca-Cola's $12 billion in back taxes owed. This time, when Major League Baseball lobbies to preserve its multibillion-dollar antitrust exception, we'll say no thank you. This time, when Boeing asks for billions in corporate welfare, we'll simply let the Export-Import Bank expire." read more
"When we first filed this bill, one of the things we were looking at is the fact that North Carolina has become a destination place for marriage " for folks who are marrying children and for sex trafficking," Sen. Danny Britt said. "What we wanted to do was come up with a bill that would take us off that list and protect these children." But on Wednesday afternoon, Britt, a Lumberton Republican, brought an amendment forward that undid the majority of that bill. North Carolina is one of two states, Alaska being the other, that allows children as young as 14 to marry.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's reported $2 million book deal is drawing criticism from legal experts who say its size and timing create bad optics for a court that is already in the political crosshairs. read more
A year after a Connecticut company was awarded almost $1.3 billion in federal loans and contracts to supply an essential syringe for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, no syringes have been made. read more