Nozomi Hayase @ Common Dreams - It's is 3 am. Something in me is unsettled and I cannot sleep. Earlier today, the Israeli military intensified its assault on Gaza Strip as a kind of collective punishment of the Palestinians; those vulnerable and marginalized who have been locked up and denied their humanity. After more than 440 air strikes since the beginning of the week, I saw photos of injured and dead men, women and children by the dozens. Read more.
New York will require state employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested weekly, a mandate that will go into... read more .