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  • The Political Economy of Israeli Apartheid and the Specter of Genocide

    By William I Robinson, Truthout | News Analysis

    2014 919 genoPalestinian children light candles in commemoration of their former home, Zafer Tower No. 4, once an 11-story apartment building, in Gaza City, Sept. 11, 2014. (Photo: Wissam Nassar / The New York Times)

    Restructuring through capitalist globalization has brought about an important shift in Palestinians' relationship to Israel and generated conditions that make it easier for the Israeli right to raise the specter of genocide.

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  • Corruption, Clientelism and Censorship in Greece's Media Landscape

    Corruption, Clientelism and Censorship in Greece's Media Landscape

    By Michael Nevradakis, Truthout | News Analysis

    It was just over one year ago when Greece was, once again, thrust into the international limelight. On June 11, 2013, the Greek government, in a sudden and surprise move, immediately shut down ERT, the country's national public broadcaster. That evening, ERT's frequencies throughout Greece went dark, putting an end to a national broadcasting institution that had been on the air continuously since 1938.

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  • A New Way Insurers Are Shifting Costs to the Sick

    A New Way Insurers Are Shifting Costs to the Sick

    By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica | Report

    Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients because of their pre-existing conditions or charge them more because of those conditions. But some health policy experts say insurers may be doing so in a more subtle way: by forcing people with a variety of illnesses - including Parkinson's disease, diabetes and epilepsy - to pay more for their drugs. Insurers have long tried to steer their members away from more expensive brand name drugs, labeling them as "non-preferred" and charging more.

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