Renewed Peace Movement Lauded As Protesters Marched in Washington, D.C., on 20th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion of Iraq

An estimated couple of thousand of people to "several thousand" marched on March 18 in downtown Washington D.C. The weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The demonstration aimed to link the lack of funding for people's needs in the United States with the diversity of tactics the United States uses to perpetuate wars on people around the world. TF editor Julie Varughese reports from Washington.

A U.S. court’s ruling sends a clear message to Israel organizations intent on suppressing advocacy for Palestinian rights / credit: Alejandro Alvarez / SIPA USA

U.S. Court Tosses Israel Lobby Lawsuit Against U.S. Scholars

A court in Washington, D.C., has entirely dismissed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association over its support of an academic boycott of Israel. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2016 by Israel advocates, has now failed three separate times in court—a significant defeat for the Israel lobby’s attempt to punish scholars who back Palestinian rights. Nora Barrows-Friedman of Electronic Intifada reports.