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Vanunu VS SECURITY’S Stupid Vendetta and The Silence of The Media

Regarding his nineteen-month wait for Interior Minister Eli Yishai to respond to his appeal to revoke his Israeli citizenship, Mordechai Vanunu explained: “The interior minister answer my letter to him to cancel my Israel citizenship. He wrote, I will be happy to do it, but security people don’t recommend it because I can damage Israel […]

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Palestinian Leadership Still Asleep at the Wheel?

Palestinian leadership still asleep at the wheel? Empowered, emboldened… but what is the PLO doing with its new UN status? The Palestinian Embassy in London has just issued a press release under the heading “Pressing need to halt Israel’s illegal settlement colonization campaign via political, legal, and diplomatic means”. It complains about Israel’s “flagrant disrespect […]

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Israel Denies Vanunu’s Right to Revoke Citizenship

After a 19-month wait, Mordechai Vanunu received the disappointing but not unexpected news from Interior Minister Eli Yishai, regarding his historic appeal seeking to revoke his Israeli citizenship. “Security officials continue to view Vanunu as a danger, adding the Supreme Court in the past has rejected requests from Vanunu to have his citizenship canceled, and […]

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Will Palestinians Ever ‘Seize Their Destiny’

Will Palestinians Ever ‘Seize Their Destiny’ … and stop running head-on into a brick wall? Some commentators have been saying that Israel’s latest land-grab has effectively killed off the two-state solution (if such a thing was ever truly feasible). And this has led to questions like, what should the Palestinians do next? Palestinians must have […]

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Portland Racists Celebrate Gaza Massacre; Anti-racists Ignore It

During the recent attack on Gaza, which killed over 160 people, including 37 children (1), Jewish communities around America rallied to the defense of Israel. In Portland, Oregon, over 225 members of the community came together to show their solidarity with the fatherland. A congresswoman showed up to pledge unconditional support from the establishment, and […]

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No consequences (again) for Israel’s hateful conduct?

Civil society calls for trade sanctions but Hague says EU has ‘no enthusiasm’ Earlier this week, in a sham show of ‘get tough’ diplomacy, UK foreign minister Alistair Burt announced that the Israeli ambassador had been formally summoned to the Foreign Office following Israel’s decisions to build 3,000 new housing units in occupied East Jerusalem […]

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A Muslim Rohingya man sits on the charred rubble of his home burnt earlier at a village in Minpyar in Rakhine state, October 28, 2012, photo: press tv,

Aung San Suu Kyi, Human Rights and Burma’s Rohingya Muslims

If Aung San Suu Kyi really stands for human rights, then why doesn’t that include Burma’s Rohingya Muslims? September’s glitzy red carpet event in Capitol Hill, commemorating the US Congressional Gold Medal award, the highest civilian accolade given by the U.S government, honoured Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese politician, for her services to ‘democracy’. […]

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The game is up for Israel ’s pimps and hirelings

Now that Palestine has its birth certificate… The game is up for Israel’s pimps and hirelings PLO executive member Hanan Ashrawi thanked the 138 UN General Assembly members that voted for Palestine’s upgrade to a non-member state, telling them: You have rescued the chances of peace by supporting the forces of reason and responsibility rather […]

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Arab Tea and Sympathy: Gaza, Jewry and The Right of Return

Today’s extremist Jew has three very real, equally grave, concerns: The international backlash over the fact that Israel did 9/11. The end of Rothschild’s fractional reserve, Fiat currency scam (i.e. paper money) and economic system of usury (i.e. money lending at high interest to incur massive debts on the borrower). The Palestinian right of return […]

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Did Britain try blackmail to cripple Palestinians’ UN bid?

Promise not to prosecute Israeli war criminals, not to go for full UN membership, not to seek justice but submit to rigged talks, and we’ll support you. Britain’s Foreign Office, on its website, states loudly and clearly: “The UK is committed to upholding international justice and all of our international obligations. Our core principle is clear. Those guilty […]

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Israeli Terror: The “Final Solution” to the Palestine Question

Introduction For the past forty-five years the state of Israel has been dispossessing millions of Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories, confiscating their lands, destroying homes, bulldozing orchards and setting-up ‘Jews-only’ colonial settlements serviced by highways, electrical systems and water works for the exclusive use of the settlers and occupying soldiers.  The process of Israeli territorial expansion […]

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An Apache named Rubin, his Turquoise Turtle and Thanksgivings

This Thanksgiving Day in the USA, I will be around the table with Marj, Michele and Family. The last time I saw Marj and Michele was while celebrating Lynn’s 50th and Marj’s 85th birthday at a weekend long beach house party. Marj’s son and Michele’s brother is married to Lynn, the oldest daughter of my […]

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Resisting Israel in Africa: Tuareg Berbers of the Maghreb

PART 2 OF 4 IN A SERIES OF REPORTS ON LIBYA 401 B.C:  Xenophon’s ‘Anabasis’ (‘The Expedition Uphill’) recounts his epic journey as one of 10,000 Greek soldiers fighting for Persian prince Cyrus The Younger, in the civil war to seize the crown from his brother Shah Artaxerxes II. The Greco-Persian army won many battles, […]

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i have only recently become aware of the existence of this man. based on the limited evidence i have seen, i regard Miko Peled as a calm, balanced, humane, truthful and optimistic individual – in other words an admirable human being of the kind we need to see replacing the hypocrites, profiteers, narcissists, paedophiles and […]

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BDS, Arab Land and the Custodian of Absentee Property

The 2005 call by more than 170 Palestinian organizations, both within Palestine and without, to boycott Israeli products and services, divest from companies that support and sustain Israel and sanction the Israeli state and its agencies is one of the most important and potentially one of the most effective strategies to end the injustices perpetrated […]

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Iran vs the Empire: Fighting dollarization

The West’s attempts to destroy the Iranian economy through heightened sanctions—including most imports, oil exports and use of banks for trade operations—is having its affect. According to Johns Hopkins University Professor Steve Hanke, Iran is facing hyperinflation, with a monthly inflation rate of nearly 70% per month and its national currency, the rial, plummeting in […]

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The wrong way to exercise your rights

In a shining example of leadership in the struggle for respect and fulfilment of Civil and Political Rights, the United States successfully pushed for a Human Rights Council Resolution on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association at the UN in Geneva last month. Granted, the title itself is a bit of a mouthful; however, in […]

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EU sustains illegal Israeli Settlements

EU drinking in the Last Chance Saloon, warns report

Peace or perpetual struggle in the Holy Land? The window of opportunity for peace between Israel and the Palestinians “is closing before our eyes”, warns a hard-hitting report by 22 well-known and highly regarded NGOs from nine EU member states and from Norway and Switzerland. Read report: Trading Away Peace These humanitarian, human rights and […]

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Response to ABC’s “Tick, Tick, Boom” and What’s with Jonathan Cook?


In  Iran – Tick, Tick, Boom!, ABC correspondent Trevor Bormann admits, “As well as killing some scientists and urging others to defect, the CIA and Mossad are making the working lives of Iranian nuclear scientists utterly miserable. “Israel has long recognized the power of nuclear know-how in this most volatile of regions and ruthlessly defends […]

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A Modest Proposal

  This piece by the Irish-born author of Gulliver’s Travels (1726), is rightly held to be one of the finest pieces of satirical invective ever penned.  In Swift’s day the printing industry was well-established and the political and religious controversies of the age were conducted mainly by the publication of pamphlets and satirical verses.  Swift, […]

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Shockingly Brutal Hate Crime

This is a shocking video, filmed by a customer who happened to be in the convenience store in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of Manhattan in the early hours of Sunday when the crime occurred. Viewers may easily recognize the victim in the video as none other than Lloyd Blancfine, the Chairmana and Chief Executive […]

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Syria C.o.I. Reloaded

To mark the beginning of his extended mandate, the lead investigator from UN-mandated Commission of Inquiry Paulo Sergio Pinheiro summarised the situation in Syria before the Security Council four days ago. However, some of the points he reiterated from the Commission’s previous report, namely the abuses committed by the Free Syrian Army, the presence of […]

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“Gentlemen, our souls are not for sale”

A salute to one of history’s unsung heroes: Pakistani patriot, organizer, pro-Palestinian intellectual and a statesmen of the highest calibre: Pakistan’s first Prime Minister; The Honourable Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, martyred on October 16th, 1951 by assassins of the extremist Jew controlled, Anglo-American-Israeli crime gang. A Founding Father of the Islamic Republic, Liaquat Ali Khan was […]

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(October 13, 2012) - The local Tibetans refused to hand over his body to Chinese authorities and they took his body back to his home. As a mark of respect, they then gathered to pay their last respects to Tamdrin Dorjee and offered traditional scarves to his body. Photo: The Tibet Post International

55th Tibetan Self-immolator Dies in Protest Against China’s Rule

Dharamshala: – A Tibetan man set himself alight and died today, Saturday afternoon in Tsoe city, Malho county of Amdho region, north-eastern Tibet to protests against China’s repressive policies targeting Tibetans in their homeland, according to a latest information received by The Tibet Post International (TPI), an independent news agency based in Dharamshala, India. “Tamdrin […]

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Lebanon’s coming election: women demand civil rights

Lebanon’s coming election: women demand civil rights  Franklin Lamb Beirut Graphics by Alex   Tehran and Washington are employing competing strategies via their political allies in Lebanon to win 70 seats in next years June 2013 parliamentary election, should they actually be held which is looking doubtful to this observer. Their efforts are designed to […]

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Fall Semester brings new hope for Lebanon’s Palestinians

  Franklin Lamb BeirutAl-Manar As fall semester begins this week for colleges and universities, Lebanon’s 12 Palestinian camps and 12 campuses, continue to swelter under unseasonably high temperatures and heavy humidity with no early relief in sight.   Yet, there is finally some excellent news for college age Palestinians in Lebanon where a record number […]

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Vanunu Responds to Gunter Grass and My Question to SECURITY

The International Press and in particular the Israeli Media have been buzzing all weekend regarding a new poem by German writer and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass, in which he calls Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower, Mordechai Vanunu, a “paragon” “modern-day hero” and a “righteous man, who has remained loyal to his country the entire time.” Vanunu […]

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Blind Reading the Blind: Review of Beinart’s “Crisis of Zionism”

With apologies to those who are reading this as braille or audio, Beinart’s entire thesis depends upon overlooking the fact that Israel is a product of one of the great ethnic cleansing projects (or if you prefer, genocides) of its century. Beinart’s case is therefore that if the initial ethnic cleansing in 1948 was relatively […]

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Interview for the Release newsletter, “TalkingDrugs”

An inter­view I did on behalf of LEAP this week for the news­let­ter of the UK cam­paign, Release. Release, run by the indefatig­able Niamh East­wood, does excel­lent work provid­ing legal advice about drug issues, and cam­paign­ing for fairer and more com­pas­sion­ate drug laws. The inter­view appeared in the campaign’s news­let­ter, “Talk­ing­Drugs”. Here’s the link, and here’s the text: […]

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New Delhi: - September 22, 2012, at Jantar Mantar, Indian police taking away one of three indefinite Hunger Strikers, Mr Dhondup Lhadar, TYC Vice-president. Photo: Deliberation/Yeshe Choesang

Indian Police Forcibly Take Away TYC Indefinite Hunger Strikers to Delhi Hospital

New Delhi, 22nd September, 2012: The TYC Indefinite Hunger Strike faced its dark day today, when around 1pm this afternoon the Delhi Police came with their medical officials to have a check up done of the three fasting leaders. On checking their vitals and getting the readings, the medical officials had a discussion with the […]

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30th Anniversary of Sabra-Shatila Massacre: New Challenges

30th Anniversary of Sabra-Shatila Massacre: New Challenges Franklin Lamb Shatila Camp Al-manar Graphics by Alex The Sabra-Shatila Massacre: it seems like a dozen weeks, not 30 years ago.  This year American citizens received messages to stay away from Beirut and the  annual commemoration of the Israeli facilitated Massacre at Sabra-Shatila from  their State Department and […]

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Exclusive Leaked Copy of Free Speech Reduction Guidelines

  The California State Assembly has created an important precedent in protecting students from excessive and dangerous free speech. HR-35, a resolution passed with Israel sympathizers in mind, aims to assure that campuses that still allow criticism will at least avoid offending such students with speech and information that might reflect negatively on Israel. Since […]

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Anna Ardin’s Police Statement

If Assange is ever extradited to Sweden, the danger is that the evidence against him will be held entirely in secret. ALthough published in Sweden, the evidence so far has not been published in the UK except for some extremely selective quotes designed to damage Assange as much as possible. This is (in translation) the […]

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Radio Free Palestine: A Wake-up Call

Irrepressible Palestinian children… But smiles of happiness may turn to tears of frustration when they grow up to find their dreams dashed in a country ravaged by decades of military occupation… where lands and resources have been stolen, education curtailed, freedom cancelled and travel made almost impossible. How will they build a career or raise […]

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More drone than debate: Newsnight loses track of issues at hand

This article by Jack Serle was orignially published on The Bureau Of Investigative Journalism website under a Creative Commons License * * * * The military drones that maraud the skies from Afghanistan to Somalia are increasingly catching the public’s attention. The US’ supposedly secret war rarely seems to leave the news pages. But are […]

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Tibetan Teens Set Themselves Alight In Tibet To Protest China’s Rule

Dharamshala, India: – Two Tibetans have set themselves on fire Monday morning at around 08.30 am, August 27, 2012 (Tibet Time) in Ngaba county, north-eastern Tibet (Chinese: Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province) to protest agianst China to ends its repressive policies in Tibet. There were no immediate details of the two self-immolators who have […]

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Gaza: Mursi Disappoints

Gaza: Mursi Disappoints “The situation of the crossing under Hosni Mubarak was better. The situation today is somewhat chaotic.”  Iki is surprised by “Hamas’ silence regarding this decision.” “Hamas does not want a tense relationship with Egypt’s rulers, the MB. It knows that if it loses its relationship with the MB, it will lose an […]

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In Fond Remembrance of Riad

Several years ago, a friend told me about The Palestine Children Welfare Fund (PCWF), an organization dedicated to helping the children of Palestine, especially orphan or sick children, and also “typical” Palestinian children whose childhood is made hell by the Israelis, who go hungry, live in improvised housing, learn in bombed out schools in open […]

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Message To: DNC and Zionists of America From: An American Patriot

Patriotism means to stand up for one’s homeland. It does not mean to stand up for any political party, politician or any other another state. The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has called upon the Democratic National Committee to rescind its invitation to former President Jimmy Carter to address the upcoming 2012 Democratic National Convention […]

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