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JWPF Loses Founding Member

It is with feelings of great sadness and personal loss that we report the death of Sol Metz, a champion of justice and worker for the oppressed long before this writer got into the struggle for justice. Sol was a founder of Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends, and will be remembered as one who […]

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Romney the 1% Job-Destroyer

With Mitt Romney firmly in the jaws of the leg-hold trap, the proverbial cat can be let out of the bag. Romney was always the sucker. Some things never change. Again, the Republican establishment picked the wrong horse. And again, liberal political strategists, who claimed Santorum or Gingrich or even – dare we speak his […]

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Seeing the Same Things Differently

People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. — George Orwell One of my favourite short poems, The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams, is easy reading.  Or is it?  Try.   So much depends upon a […]

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BDS and the Evil Veterinarian

The old adage that if you manage to offend all sides in a dispute you may be doing something right may have been invented by a misanthrope. If so, then Norman Finkelstein may be a misanthrope. Or maybe just an independent thinker who dances to no one else’s tune but the one he composes himself. […]

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Declining Democracy

Total membership of political parties in the UK has declined, very steadily and inexorably, from about 3.3 million in 1968 to about 500,000 in 2010. That is even worse than it sounds because of course the population grew substantially in the same period. That is one of the fascinating facts in this report by Democratic […]

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Palestinians DO Control the Media

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL, pronounced “addle”), has been quick to condemn the opinion piece “Jews DO control the media,” published in the Times of Israel on 1 July, 2012.  At a news conference attended by thousands of journalists, ADL spokesperson Abbie Foxwoman proclaimed, This is a scurrilous and anti-Semitic accusation, and I expect you all […]

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