Posted on: November 16, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

RTFP Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Require Report on the Impact of Severe Restrictions in Gaza

ReThinking Foreign Policy is proud to join the Friends’ Committee on National Legislation, Democracy in the Arab World Now, and 70 more organizations in calling on the Senate to support Bernie Sanders’ amendment to the NDAA requiring transparency on the humanitarian impact of severe Israeli restrictions on Gaza. The amendment merely asks for a report on the impact of Israeli policies on the people of Gaza. That is something that…

Posted on: November 2, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

RTFP Among 47 Orgs Sending Letter to Biden On Stalled Iran Deal Talks

ReThinking Foreign Policy is proud to say that it has joined with 46 other organizations to send a letter to President Biden take immediate humanitarian steps to help Iran to receive Covid vaccines, protect Iran’s health sector from sanctions, and help Iran in accommodating Afghan refugees. The letter also calls on Biden to vigorously pursue a diplomatic agreement with Iran to resolve the issues that have arisen since we abruptly…

Posted on: November 2, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Gutting Build Back Better A Big Loss For Democrats

In my latest piece at┬áMedium, I argue that progressives are making a mistake by permitting the conservative Democrats to dictate the contents of the so-called “Build Back Better” bill. I make the case that political pragmatism dictates that progressives stand much firmer on the contents of the bill and demonstrate that they are willing to go all out to defend policies that enjoy broad and strong support among American voters.…

Posted on: October 27, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

A Palestine reckoning is coming to Big Tech. Just ask Google, Amazon and Facebook

Israel granted Google and Amazon the tender to consolidate its governmental and military information into one big cloud server. The program, dubbed “Project Nimbus” raised concerns among employees at the tech giants. Over 1,000 workers from the two companies have signed on to an open letter objecting to their work being used to aid and abet Israel’s surveillance, and, therefore, attacks on and displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank…

Posted on: October 19, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Cutting Through: Politics Undermine Human Rights Council

With this latest edition of the Cutting Through newsletter, I finally end the four-month hiatus I unexpectedly went on. Thank you to all of you out there for waiting patiently, and my apologies for the unexpected absence. Newsletters may remain irregular for a bit, but I expect to get back to regular editions soon. In this edition, I look at the UN Human Rights Council and how dysfunctional it is.…