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By GEORGE BISHARAT Published: April 3, 2009 (A version of this article appeared in print on April 4, 2009, on page A19 of the New York edition.)
CHILLING testimony by Israeli soldiers substantiates charges that Israel’s Gaza Strip assault entailed grave violations of international law. The emergence of a predominantly right-wing, nationalist government in Israel suggests that there may be more violations to come. New York Times
Peace, NOT APARTHEID
Written by Alan Shockley
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
"Debbie Hall representing ACT For America & defending Israel shall debate Larry Carter Center representing CharlestonPeace.net
of Facebook as Larry shall expose the facts of Israeli war crimes
against Gaza, detail the conquest of Palestine from 1947 onward,
affirm Jimmy Carter's call for Peace, NOT APARTHEID as Palestinians
are herded into ghettos, behind walls, blockades & deadly police
check points, often denied water rights & rescue missions blocked
if not shot out of the water by Israeli gunships. Let's all call for
disarming all sides, end provocation of suicide bombers & wild
symbolic rocket attacks & end massive US military aid to Israelis
so that Jerusalem & other cities can be "INTERNATIONALIZED" and
no single prize to any religion, open to all pilgrims.
"DEBATE: On Tap"
3rd floor SMOKEHOUSE BREWERY
161 East Bay Street
this TUESDAY 8.p.m.
President Obama has been on a mission since his
inauguration.By all accounts, he is in
a hurry to make change-the kind of change that can help people find jobs, avoid
losing their jobs, obtain healthcare, stabilize the economy, stop torture, and
clean up a good bit of the Bush Administration's flagrant abuse of the Justice
Department and the EPA.These are ideals
that I and many others support, but there is an area where Obama's actions cause
me great concern.
Why is Obama bombing Pakistan?Why is Obama moving to escalate the war in Afghanistan?Is he suffering from the fact that he has
chosen to surround himself with leftover advisors and officials from the Bush
Administration?Or does he really buy
into the idea of the War on Terror?What
happened to his commitment to diplomacy?
. . . On the drive from Sour through Saida to Beirut, we were welcomed like heroes because our ordeal had been seen by everyone on Al Jazeera. The mayor of Sour came to welcome us. The mayor of Saida insisted that we stop there, on our way to Beirut, for a special ceremony. But there was something else that was visible along our drive, and that is the devastation that Lebanon, itself, has received as a result of the Israeli war machine.
The breakdown of an entire society is happening in front of us, but there is
little international response beyond UN warnings which are ignored. . . . How can keeping food and medicine from the people of Gaza protect the people of Israel? How can the impoverishment and suffering of Gaza’s children – more than 50 per cent of the population – benefit anyone?
Stephen Lendman's article includes a detailed timeline, background information, and comments from Khalid AlAzza, Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour and others about Israel's siege of Gaza. Published by the Centre for Research on Globalization
Barak Obama has passed his first test with flying colors. He's made himself disappear so Israel can continue its killing spree in Gaza. Information Clearinghouse
Written by Sami Abdel-Shafi
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
'The hospital morgues were already full. The dead were piled on top of each other outside'
These bombs were launched by Israel, as we
had known they would be. The world watched the situation simmer then
boil over, but did nothing. There are some who believe that hell is
divided into different classes. The ordinary people of Gaza have long
been caught in the tormenting underworld. Now, if the world does not
heed what has happened here, our situation will worsen. We will be
trapped in the first class of hell. The Independent; sent by Information Clearinghouse
us on the
criticized Obama, as I
to take bold
the war and
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a black man
the hopes of
ignored. Information Clearinghouse
Brig Copied Gitmo
Written by Pamela Hess
Wednesday, 08 October 2008
WASHINGTON — A U.S. military officer warned Pentagon officials that an
American detainee was being driven nearly insane by months of punishing
isolation and sensory deprivation in the Charleston Naval Consolidated
Brig, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Charleston Post and Courier
Warriors are not Scholars
Written by Larry Carter Center
Friday, 05 September 2008
Killing Innocent People Does Not Liberate Them
Industrial Military Complex "jobs" represent a direct attack upon truth, history and the career goals of American educators from high schools to most universities. As an eyewitness to the racist genocide against Southeast Asians where companies like Dow Chemical napalmed countless thousands of acres of countryside, I see the current "WAR" is even worse.
Georgia/Russia Conflict Forced Into Cold War Frame
Written by FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting)
Friday, 15 August 2008
U.S. corporate media frequently evoked the Cold War as a key to understanding the conflict between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia. This was certainly true of the media themselves, which generally placed black hats or white hats on the actors involved depending on whether they were allied with Moscow or Washington. FAIR
An August surprise: Russia-Georgia conflict explodes on world scene
Written by John Wojcik
Friday, 15 August 2008
The U.S.-backed militarization of the Caucasus in the former Soviet Union exploded on the night of Aug. 7. Under cover of darkness and as the world watched the Olympics, the government of right-wing Georgian President Saakashvili ordered an all-out military attack on Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia. People's Weekly World
During the night of August 7, coinciding with the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, Georgia's president Saakashvili ordered an all-out military attack on Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia. The aerial bombardments and ground attacks were largely directed against civilian targets including residential areas, hospitals and the university.
. . . Georgia is an outpost of US and NATO forces, on the immediate border of the Russian Federation and within proximity of the Middle East Central Asian war theater. South Ossetia is also at the crossroads of strategic oil and gas pipeline routes.
. . . The question is: was this a deliberate provocation intended to trigger
a Russian military response and suck the Russians into a broader
military confrontation with Georgia (and allied forces) which could
potentially escalate into an all out war?
Paraguay, “a devastated country”, says elected president
Written by Mercopress
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Paraguay’s elected president former bishop Fernando Lugo said he receives a “devastated country with no institutions”, and claimed there is a plan to destabilize his administration which takes office next August 15. MERCOPRESS
Unofficial results: Morales keeps job in Bolivia
Written by Anna Shockley
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Partial unofficial results show Bolivia's voters have decided President Evo Morales can keep his job. Associated Press