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Cuba Feels the Pinch of the Trump Administration's Travel Restrictions

Mimi Whitefield Los Angeles Times
Despite the Trump sanctions that have included placing a number of hotels on a prohibited list for Americans, construction cranes tower over Havana neighborhoods near the sea, and government-owned and joint venture hotel projects are moving forward.

Political Upheaval Over Tlaib and Omar Shows the Power of BDS

Philip Weiss Mondoweiss
children holding BDS posters This is a high watermark of opposition to Israel inside U.S. politics in more than 50 years, and it was brought off by two midwestern women of color: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar trying to visit the occupation even as they support BDS.

An Open Letter to the Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Omer Bartov, Doris Bergen, Andrea Orzoff, Timothy Snyder, and Anika Walke, et al. The New York Review of Books
We are scholars who write on the Holocaust and genocide. We are deeply concerned about the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s recent “Statement Regarding the Museum’s Position on Holocaust Analogies.” We write this public letter to urge its retraction
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