Mondoweiss
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She walks down the center of the road like she owns it. She doesnt need a man when she’s got the city to spend time with. A couple of weeks ago, when I told my student that I had gone on the same AMHSI program, his eyes widened and he looked at me differently. “I can’t believe my teacher went on that program!” I heard him tell a friend as he left my classroom. “That’s just so cool,” he said in the hallway. He thinks we’re bonded now, connected to the same lover. He’ll do anything to protect his love, I can tell. I remember feeling this way too. During the teenage angst-filled years of high school, I enjoyed loving something so much larger than myself. I was living for something huge, and it felt selfless. This is the brilliance of Israel, of course, that upper middle-class spoiled suburban American teenagers can participate in the displacing of indigenous Palestinians, support an ongoing occupation, plant trees on Palestinian villages masked as parks, mystify the whole experience as love, and feel deeply in their souls that they’re being selfless, working for a vision bigger than themselves.
Mondoweiss
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She walks down the center of the road like she owns it. She doesnt need a man when she’s got the city to spend time with. A couple of weeks ago, when I told my student that I had gone on the same AMHSI program, his eyes widened and he looked at me differently. “I can’t believe my teacher went on that program!” I heard him tell a friend as he left my classroom. “That’s just so cool,” he said in the hallway. He thinks we’re bonded now, connected to the same lover. He’ll do anything to protect his love, I can tell. I remember feeling this way too. During the teenage angst-filled years of high school, I enjoyed loving something so much larger than myself. I was living for something huge, and it felt selfless. This is the brilliance of Israel, of course, that upper middle-class spoiled suburban American teenagers can participate in the displacing of indigenous Palestinians, support an ongoing occupation, plant trees on Palestinian villages masked as parks, mystify the whole experience as love, and feel deeply in their souls that they’re being selfless, working for a vision bigger than themselves.
TIME - Top Stories
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He noted that a triage center was set up at the local high school. The extent of the damage in the area wasn't immediately clear. But video from local television stations showed uprooted trees and overturned cars along rural, wet roadways, along with at least two flattened homes. The tornado flipped pickup trucks at a Dodge dealership in Canton and tore through the business. At least one tornado has been confirmed so far as having touched down in Canton, though several tornadoes were reported in the area, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Fox. Local resident Ernestine Cook told WFAA-TV that she rushed to a storm center just in time. It hit so hard, so fast. It just kept moving, she said. I've never seen anything like it after 22 years of living here. A dispatcher at the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office said officers were chasing numerous injury reports and declined further comment.
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Voice Of America
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He noted that a triage center was set up at the local high school. The extent of the damage in the area wasnt immediately clear. But video from local television stations showed uprooted trees and overturned cars along rural, wet roadways, along with at least two flattened homes. The tornado flipped trucks at a Dodge dealership in Canton and tore through the business. Several tornadoes reported At least one tornado has been confirmed so far as having touched down in Canton, though several tornadoes were reported in the area, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Fox. Local resident Ernestine Cook told WFAA-TV that she rushed to a storm center just in time. “It hit so hard, so fast. It just kept moving,” she said. “I’ve never seen anything like it after 22 years of living here.”
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A person familiar with the situation says that Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee. The person confirmed Eaton's status to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, because the Nationals had not made public the ...
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The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins are scoreless through the first period in Game 2 at the Verizon Center. The Capitals, for the most part, dominated the period and had 16 shots on goal to Pittsburgh's five.
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