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On History and Intellectual Courage

I want to talk about something which is taboo yet cliche. It is widely accepted yet universally denied. Those who talk about this are ridiculed as conspiracy theorists and racists. On the other hand, many people freely admit this reality but dismiss it as inconsequential and ‘the way it is’. Jews dominate Hollywood, the global […]

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Libor, Tax Havens and the Filthy Rich

2012 is the year to dispel any doubt that capitalism is terminally ill. The recent Libor scandal in the United Kingdom, where the head of Barclays was pilloried for his responsibility in fixing one of the world’s most important international interest rates was shocking, not for the fact that it happened, but because it was […]

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Hiroshima to Fukushima

This August 6th and 9th mark the 67th anniversaries of the most brutal acts of terrorism upon innocent people: America’s atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “We live in a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants, in a world that has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. We have solved the mystery of […]

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The Selective Morality of ‘Anti-Zionist’ Zionists

The selective morality of ‘anti-Zionist’ Zionists (self-professed anti-Zionists who harbour certain Zionist viewpoints) says that Palestinians must languish in refugee camps merely because it would be ‘immoral’ to re-settle Israelis who live on stolen land. This is all while Israel proves its capability to resettle its own citizens when it colonises vast swathes of the […]

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The RAW Prize (Recycle Apartheid Walls)

Most people recognize that the apartheid wall Israel has been building for the past ten years will one day be removed.  But few have given serious consideration to how best to recycle hundreds of miles of this “separation barrier.” Now RighteousJews.org, Gilad Atzmon, and several human rights organizations are offering a significant prize for the […]

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ArabNyheter interviews Lasse Wilhelmson

This is a republication of the interview that appeared in the old ArabNyheter. It was first published in September 2010. Mousa Almllahi is the chief editor of ArabNyheter  (in Arabic and English/Swedish), Mousa Almllahi: How did you become involved in the Palestine solidarity movement? Lasse Wilhelmson: I was active in the ’68 movement when I […]

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67 Minutes of Shame: Homophobic Hate Crimes Go Unnoticed

“Africa your silence is loud! Speak out against patriarchy, homophobia and transphobia.” So reads one of the many sloganed T-shirts worn by LGBTI rights protestors at the “Say No to Hate Crimes” picket at the Library Gardens yesterday. Other’s read: “My Sexuality, My Choice”, “Phansi Holomisa!” and “Zuma – your silence is killing our brothers.” […]

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Billboard Envy

Sam Steinreich[1] of Unlimited Diamonds, Ltd. called to congratulate Abie Foxman of the Anti-Discrimination League (ADL) the other day. Sam: Abie, I just saw those billboards with the maps of Israel. They’re great! Thanks for putting those up. Why didn’t you call me? I would have been glad to help get them wider distribution. Abie:What […]

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Iran Today: Women and Islamic Awakening

In 2010, a wave of revolutions began to sweep a series of North African and Arab nations. The force behind it was so strong that it didn’t peter out, but rumbled on and on until today. Certain countries managed to topple their autocratic governments but others are still struggling to do so. Their men and […]

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Is this Canada’s last summer?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Spanish philosopher George Santayana The best way to illustrate the assault of democratic totalitarianism on Canada is by way of historical analogy, but therein lies a problem. Learning from this particular history is a dangerous undertaking because our governments and media actively sabotage it. […]

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Hani Al-Hassan: 1938-2012

Source: Ahram Weekly http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1106/re7.htm By Khaled Amayreh After a long battle with illness, Hani Al-Hassan, the prominent Fatah leader, died in Amman last week aged 74, leaving a rich legacy of struggle and resistance against the colonialist Israeli regime that occupied his country and drove him away from his childhood village at the age of […]

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Determination of Palestinians to stand up for their rights endures. (Activestills)

Uniting the Global Movement for Palestine

http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=19406 The old will die and the young will forget. – David Ben Gurion, 1948 (1) When I first went to Palestine in 1965, Ben Gurion’s prediction seemed plausible.  Palestinians and the Palestine solidarity movement were nearly invisible outside the Middle East.  The Palestinian narrative was not commonly heard, except among academics and specialists who […]

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Manufactured Realities
The Truth About The Arab Spring, Occupy Movement And Anonymous – by Bill Noxid

by Bill Noxid (Summary and excerpts) In an impressively large and detailed analysis of social media communications, their echoes in the mainstream media (MSM) and the subsequent official/governmental position on what he concludes was a manufactured “event,” Bill Noxid sets out to show just how the false perception was created and propagated worldwide. The incredibly […]

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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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Vanunu Mordechai: Friend, Hero, Brother’s Latest Message

“Mordechai Vanunu–my friend, my hero, my brother.”-Daniel Ellsberg, 31 December 2009. On Flag Day in the USA, I received an email written in Jerusalem and disseminated by the National Catholic Worker/CW list-serve: “Mordechai Vanunu needs the CW…Vanunu cannot eat Nobel Prize nominations, nor speak with them. He needs money and friends in order to survive […]

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Daphni Leef Arrested | June 22, 2012, Tel Aviv Square

Rabin Square, Tahrir Square

Israeli violence against social protesters in Tel Aviv’s heart On June 27, 2012, a Knesset Member finally acknowledged the seriousness of the unending social protests in Israel. Miriam Regev—who was the IDF Spokesperson before joining the Likud party—said “the far left activists want to transform Rabin Square into Tahrir Square, and to throw out the government.” […]

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Israeli citizen gives up citizenship

PressTV Report. 24 year old Andrey Pshenichnikov is in the French capital with a purpose that goes beyond tourism. This is his passport, the one he wants to renounce. In the past, some Israelis have managed to get their citizenship revoked, but there are no known cases of these Israelis applying for Palestinian residency or […]

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