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Boycotting Israel gains momentum

Remember Palestine-06-16-2012 from Press TV with Lauren Booth featuring Gilad Atzmon. As convoys and flotillas are being increasingly blocked from entering Palestine, activists look increasingly to the Boycott Movement as a way to pressure Israel. Most recently, the Co-operative Group decided to no longer engage with any supplier of produce known to be sourcing from […]

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Liberate Al Quds and Palestine!

My speech and my own account of what happened at the Al-Quds manifestation in Stockholm on the 20th September 2009, with pictures to illustrate what went on. It should be said that the police played a dubious role, as they did not stop those who tried to sabotage the manifestation.  This ought to be a […]

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The Palestine Solidarity Movement: A Recipe for Kosher anti-Zionism

British Palestine Solidarity outfit ‘Palestine Place’ provides a platform for anti-Syrian speakers, while ostracising and banning activists who choose to discuss topics designated as ‘no-go’ by Zionist ideology. This is symptomatic of a wider disease prevalent in the ‘Palestine Solidarity Movement’. The Palestine Solidarity Movement, not only within the UK but across nations worldwide, is […]

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What whistleblowers want

Whis­tleblowers want the sun and the moon — or at least they want to get their inform­a­tion out there, they want to make a dif­fer­ence, they want a fair hear­ing, and they don’t want to pay too high a per­sonal price for doing so. But why the hell shouldn’t they? The decision to expose crimin­al­ity and bad prac­tice for […]

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Vanunu’s deLiberation

On June 6, 2012, Israel Supreme Court, gathering as the High Court of Justice, denied nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu’s petition to renounce his citizenship, saying that it wasn’t submitted through the appropriate channels. Sitting in Jerusalem, the Israel Supreme Court of Justice is an unusual law establishment. It usually operates as the highest appellate court […]

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Beware the Naked Women!

Originally published by Gillian Schutte on The South African Civil Society Information Service (sacsis.org.za) under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 South Africa License. Picture credit: FEMEN protest in France courtesy of WikimediaIn April 2009 women stripped half naked and took to the streets of Ado-Ekiti (Nigeria) to protest the rerun governorship election. Protesting under the title […]

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Down with the Tinley Park Five!

I got an email from some Stalinists in New York calling for support for the ‘Tinley Park Five’, a group of people who are facing trial for allegedly assaulting ‘white supremacists’ holding a meeting in Chicago. “Eighteen anti-racists, with weapons in hand, confronted members of the Illinois European Heritage Association. Ten people were reportedly injured, mainly […]

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An Innocent Man: Abdelbaset Ali Mohammed Al-Megrahi (1952-2012)

December 21st 1988: PanAm flight 103 is blown up in mid air over the southern Scottish town of Lockerbie, all 259 passengers and crew on board are killed in the bombing, with debris from the blast claiming a further 11 lives on the ground. Framed for the terrorist attack, Libyan national, head of security for Libyan […]

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Dystopia revisited

Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious. – George Orwell, 1984 Many people have been shocked by the distortion, propaganda and downright lies appearing in the Western media over events in the Middle East. But for someone living in the Middle East for 30 […]

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The price of victory is our damned nation

De•mo•cra•cy— n. a system of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. (dictionary.com) To•tal•i•tar•i•an•ism— n. a system of government that subordinates all aspects of its citizens’ lives to the authority of the state, with a single […]

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China TV blames Dalai Lama for Tibet immolations

By GILLIAN WONG and ISOLDA MORILLO The Associated Press At least 34 Buddhist monks, nuns and others in Tibet have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. China has released a documentary accusing the Dalai Lama of orchestrating a wave of self-immolations by Tibetans, its most elaborate attempt so far to shape international opinion […]

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Fear-fuelling conspiracies – Part II

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. –Franklin D. RooseveltHow long does it take to be discouraged by the seemingly impossible? One year? Five? Ten (Viet Nam)…Iraq…Afghanistan)? Try 60 (Palestine)! The Israeli lobby in America can be credited with denigrating Palestinians (whether Christian or Muslim) beyond any hope for resolving their conflict. […]

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Open Letter to New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully

Open Letter to Murray McCully: Invitation to support international law regarding Israel’s trading practices 30 April 2012 Dear Mr McCully, The fifth-biggest UK food retailer and biggest Co-operative Group in Europe has ceased trading with suppliers that are linked to Israeli settlements. The Co-op’s decision will immediately hit four suppliers, Agrexco, Arava Export Growers, Adafresh […]

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SKUP 2012 WikiLeaks Panel Investigative Journalism Conference

SKUP 2012 WikiLeaks Panel with Kristinn Hrafnsson, Annie Machon, Smári McCarthy English-language panel held at SKUP 2012 Investigative Journalism Conference in Oslo, 25 March 2012. Whistleblowing has been brought to the forefront of Journalism” A gripping video on Whistle-blowing and how journalism is changing as a response to the huge changes that the Internet has […]

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Assange on Slavoj Zizek & David Horowitz

Julian Assange’s The World Tomorrow Slavoj Zizek and David Horowitz are the guests for the second episode of Julian Assange’s interview show, “The World Tomorrow”. “Intellectual superstar” Slavoj Zizek is a philosopher, psychoanalyst and cultural commentator. David Horowitz is a renowned stalwart of hardline conservative American political thought and an unrepentant Zionist. The tone of […]

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CrossTalk on BDS: Sanctioning Israel

An interesting debate regarding the future and effectiveness of the BDS movement. Omar Baddar carrries the BDS party line and emphasises cohesion of the Palestinian struggle, yet they seek paradoxically to disavow Gilad Atzmon for being critical of Jewish Power and culture that they say they wish to change. Puzzling indeed. What goals has the […]

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