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  • Karnit Flug, first female Bank of Israel chief, eyeing economic inequality

    November 6, 2013 | 3:14 pm

    Andromeda Hill is a beachfront complex of luxury apartments connected by tree-lined pathways that features such amenities as a spa and business center. Five minutes down the road is Ajami, a low-income neighborhood profiled in the 2009 film of the same name that remains one of this...

  • Let’s be Brazil

    By Marty Kaplan

    June 24, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    I have outrage envy.

    For nearly two weeks, more than a million citizens across Brazil have taken to the streets to protest political corruption, economic injustice, poor health care, inadequate schools, lousy mass transit, a crumbling infrastructure and — yes, in the land of Pelé...

  • If I Were A Rich Man Tour 2012

    By Tera Greene

    August 25, 2012 | 3:13 am

    “Justice Justice Shall You Pursue”

    Never before have I really felt this statement from Deuteronomy (16:20) in my bones as I do now.  In a world where people are more visibly losing hope, becoming more prone to acts of violence that are so far from our basic nature of love, it is...

  • The end is nigh. Seriously.

    By Marty Kaplan

    June 18, 2012 | 11:54 am

    In countless cartoons, there’s a guy in a robe and long beard who’s walking around carrying a sign saying The End Is Nigh. The joke is that he’s ridiculous – some loony who takes the Book of Revelation literally.  But what if the joke’s on us?

    The June 6 issue of the...

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  • Letters to the Editor: Occupy, Iran, Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

    May 15, 2012 | 8:51 pm

    Why Occupy?

    Rob Eshman is to be commended for raising the issue of the Occupy movement (“Occupy Ideas,” May 11). A Lexis/Nexis search reveals that media reports about income inequality “skyrocketed to 1,269 stories” in October 2011 from 409 stories before the Occupy...

  • American activist’s parents ask Israeli Supreme Court to reopen case

    March 13, 2012 | 5:13 pm

    The parents of American activist Tristan Anderson, who was injured during a West Bank protest, have asked Israel’s Supreme Court to reopen the case against Israeli border police.

    Anderson’s parents on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to reopen the case, saying that not all of the...

  • The book of Maccabees, occupied

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 14, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    At the Dec. 5 meeting of the Los Angeles General Assembly — the utterly democratic body that acts to guide, if not exactly govern, Occupy Los Angeles — a facilitator named Chase posed the following question:

    “Should we reoccupy a space? And, if so: Where, how and why — or...

  • Clergy object to LAPD’s methods of clearing Occupy L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 7, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    The members of an interfaith group of clergy who ministered to Occupy Los Angeles protesters throughout the two-month occupation of the lawn around Los Angeles City Hall are objecting to what they call a distressing “level of violence and brutality” used by the 1,400 Los Angeles...

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