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The Gaza Dialogues

14 years ago by Brett Sokol
Labels matter. Just as one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, the tiny sliver of Middle Eastern land that some refer to as the "Occupied Territories" is to others an integral part of Israel. Indeed for a growing faction of Miami's Jewish community, even the term "West Bank" is...
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ACLU Tells Rubio He Doesn't Understand How the First Amendment Works

2 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
Sen. Marco Rubio's career has improbably rebounded since Donald Trump humiliated him during the 2016 election season. It didn't seem to matter that Rubio used an LGBTQ mass murder as an excuse to break his own promise and run for Senate again. Now Trump has basically deputized Rubio to serve as what some politicians are calling "virtual secretary of state for Latin America"...
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Bill Would Label Criticism of Israel in Florida Schools "Anti-Semitic"

2 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
In May 2018, the state of South Carolina passed a bill lawmakers said was aimed at fighting anti-Semitism in the state's public school system. But many critics were instead alarmed: Rather than simply cracking down on speech critical of Jewish people, the bill instead banned criticism of the state...
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ACLU Says Marco Rubio Is Pushing a Free-Speech Crackdown

3 months ago by Jerry Iannelli
The First Amendment protects Americans from being punished by the state for the things they say. The "state" part here is key: You are not being censored, for example, if you're fired from your job as a newspaper columnist because you got caught hanging out with a neo-Nazi biker gang...
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Ai Weiwei’s Refugee Doc Human Flow Is the Rare Movie That Deserves to be Called “Stunning”

1 year ago by Alan Scherstuhl
You’re right not to trust a film critic who calls a move stunning. But let me say this about Human Flow, the epic new documentary surveying the scope of the global refugee crisis, from Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei: It stunned me, in the truest sense of the word. Again and...
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Shouldn't Sausage Party Be Funnier, Wilder — and Less Like a Jeff Dunham Special?

3 years ago by April Wolfe
Hey. Do you guys remember puppet comedian Jeff Dunham, whose downtrodden Mexican “on a steeeek” character José Jalapeño delighted many a middle-class white American in the '90s? Well, imagine he blazed up a joint with Bill Maher, wrote a manifesto on atheism and then made a multimillion-dollar animated feature film...
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Barefoot Bodhisattva

9 years ago by Hilary Saunders
Kicking off a national tour in support of their upcoming album, The Sound of Sunshine, Michael Franti & Spearhead will bring their blend of hip-hop, reggae, funk, and rock to the Fillmore Miami Beach this Friday. Though Franti and Spearhead released their first album, Home, in 1994, their most recent...
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Israeli Woman Says Miami Satellite Company Is Helping Hamas Terrorists

8 years ago by Tim Elfrink
​For years after she moved to Sderot, a town near Israel's border with Gaza, life was quiet for Michelle Fendel. With her husband, Rabbi David Fendel, the Long Island-born transplant helped start a school in the countryside.Today, Sderot isn't so mundane. When an alarm network blares -- a weekly occurrence...
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Brickell satellite firm Inmarsat accused of aiding Hamas

8 years ago by Tim Elfrink
Brickell satellite firm Inmarsat accused of aiding Hamas
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Gay Smackdown: South Beach Ain't What it Used to Be

9 years ago by Natalie O'Neill
Lately, the South Beach strip looks more like an enormous Lil Wayne concert than the shimmering gay playground it once was. Warehouse-size clubs that brimmed with shirtless boys have closed and hip-hop venues sprouted in their place. What was once pastel and glitter is now chrome and ice.You can't blame...

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