Tag Archives: United States

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#opGTMO: Justice for Guantanamo and the President of the United States’ Speech

Rachael M. Rudolph

The following is an articulation of my understanding of the points made by the President of the United States regarding an issue near and dear to our hearts, which… Continue reading

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 The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability

Clive Hambidge.

Part One

Integrated Systems

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Palestinian UN Recognition Bid Wins Support From Switzerland, Denmark

Stephanie Nebehay and Noah Browning

GENEVA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Switzerland and Denmark on Wednesday joined a growing list of European countries that back an upgrade for Palestinians to non-member status at the United Nations, a victory that would be a diplomatic… Continue reading

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Israel’s Plans for a New Arab World

Dr Faysal Mikdadi

Israel’s aim has always been dividing the Arab World, weakening Arab states, creating a powerful Israeli hegemony in the Middle East whilst expanding its own territories. It is helped by the unconditional support of the United States as well as by misguided Christians… Continue reading

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Nuclear weapons as instruments of peace?

Richard Falk

A few days ago I was a participant in a well-attended academic panel on “the decline of violence and warfare” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association held this year in San Diego, California. The two-part panel featured appraisal of the common argument… Continue reading

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The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar

Richard Falk

Can anyone doubt that if there were more than 1300 hunger strikers in any country in the world other than Palestine, the media in the West would be obsessed with the story?  It would be featured day after day, and reported on… Continue reading

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One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed

Adam Horowitz

As the possibility of a two-state solution fades into the horizon (cue the flatline), the discussion of alternatives continues to expand. Building off last month’s One State conference at Harvard, NPR‘s Morning Edition featured a story… Continue reading

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On anti-Semitism, war crimes, and old poets

Lillian Rosengarten

Silence in the face of apartheid is unbearable.

We can no longer remain silent nor turn our backs and pretend ignorance to a gruesome occupation of stolen land, the cruelest collective punishment in the open-air sewer prison where Palestinians once lived in peace… Continue reading

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Amira Hass explains why Israel’s U.S. model of ethnic cleansing failed, and why ‘Jewish regime’ will ‘crumble’

Philip Weiss

It is very common these days to hear supporters of Israel seek to justify ethnic cleansing by saying that You did it– you Americans. Amira Hass has a fabulous piece up at Haaretz

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Obama Adminsitration Silencing Palistani Drone-Strike Lawyer

Medea Benjamin

 ”Information Clearing House” — When is the last time you heard from a civilian victim of the CIA’s secret drone strikes? Sure, most of

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Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became “People” – and How You Can Fight Back

Thom Hartmann

If you believe that corporations should not have the same rights as people – if you are appalled by the 2010 Citizens United decision – then this is the book for you.

Thom Hartmann wrote this prescient… Continue reading

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President Obama and His key Advisors are a Gang of War Criminals

Dave Lindorff

February 29, 2012 “Information Clearing House” —- If a bunch of street toughs decided to gang up and beat the crap

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How to Leave Guantánamo:
By Means of a Plea Deal or In A Coffin

Andy Worthington

Guantánamo briefly emerged from the shadows on Wednesday, February 29, when Majid Khan, a Pakistani national described as one of 14 “high-value detainees” when he arrived at Guantánamo in September 2006, after three and a half

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Corporate Immunity Looks Likely: Supreme Court Seems Ready To Side With Shell In Human Rights Suit (Update)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning appeared divided along party lines, with a conservative majority ready to hold that corporations cannot be held accountable in federal courts for international human rights violations… Continue reading

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AIPAC and the Push Toward War
Robert Wright
The Atlantic” –  Late last week, amid little fanfare, Senators