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Remember All the Children, Mr. President

Bill Quigley

Remember the 20 children who died in Newtown, Connecticut.

Remember the 35 children who died in Newtown Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments.

Remember the 168 children who have been killed by US drone attacks in Pakistan since 2006.

Remember… Continue reading

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Palestinians to renew UN statehood bid

Agencies

The Palestinians will renew a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations, a move which could strengthen their statehood claims after talks with Israel stalled.

Palestinians are listed as a UN observer “entity” with no voting rights. They will ask to be made… Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s High-stakes Game in Gaza: Same Time, Same Place

Ramzy Baroud

Many key phrases have been presented to explain Israel’s latest military onslaught against Gaza, which left scores dead and wounded. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is flexing his muscles in preparation for the Israeli general elections in January, suggested some. It is… Continue reading

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Growing Isolation: Boycott of Israel Crosses to Governments’ Realm

Ramzy Baroud

Should Israel be worried? Very much so, for the age of total impunity is coming to an end. Critical voices of the Israeli occupation and mistreatment of Palestinians are rising – not only within civil society circles, but among world governments as… 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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State Responsibility in the context of non-state actors

Lilian Nyamwaro

Are the International Law Commission’s 2001 Articles on State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts sufficiently robust in the context of non-state actors who commit acts of terrorism?

The principle of state responsibility under international law was created to protect the rights of… Continue reading

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Bombshell for the settlement enterprise in Levy report

David Kretzmer

The far-reaching consequences of the Levy report mean Israeli must either recognize that the legal system in the West Bank resembles apartheid – or extend political rights for all.

[caption id=”attachment_3071″ align=”alignright” width=”223″ caption=”An Israeli settlement near the West Bank city… 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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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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“Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It.” [Book]

If you believe corporate personhood is a threat to democracy, then “Corporations Are Not People” is a must-read book. (Truthout also strongly recommends Thom Hartmann’s “Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became People — and

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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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The Ghost and the Machine: Drone Warfare and Accountability

Kathy Kelly and Afghan Youth Peace

Fazillah, age 25, lives in Maidan Shar, the central city of Afghanistan’s Wardak province.  She married about six years ago, and gave birth to a son, Aymal, who just turned five without a father. Fazillah tells her son… Continue reading

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61 Homes Demolished in Gaza!

Barbara Lubin

I am writing this letter to you late at night and I am asking you to help me. Over the years I have asked for you to step up and reach out to the people here in Palestine because to be honest with… Continue reading

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Washington Reaps the Rewards of Its “Arab Spring” Destabilization Campaign

US-Funded Tunisian President Prepares to Withdraw Recognition of Syrian Government

Tony Cartalucci

On February 5, 2012 – Reuters reported, “Tunisia “to withdraw recognition” of Syria government,” and specifically that newly appointed Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki made the announcement on his