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A Mainer in Palestine: Amos Libby discusses conflict, kidnappings, and besiegement in the West Bank

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Amos Libby is an American volunteering as an English teacher at a school in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. Shortly after he arrived there, the region exploded into chaos both figuratively and literally after Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah, three teenage Israeli settlers, were kidnapped while hitchhiking. Two and a half […]

State Senate candidate Asher Platts: “We definitely have a democracy crisis”

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Asher Platts is a State Senate candidate in Portland, Maine. He is running as a Green Independent, and he is also Statewide Chair of the party. Platts also maintains a vibrant blog and video channel as the Punk Patriot, though his campaign has been occupying much of his time as of late. He is also […]