Posts tagged with ‘democratic’

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CHOMSKY on WIKILEAKS

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CHOMSKY on WIKILEAKS Noam Chomsky “Julian Assange should be congratulated for carrying out the responsibilities of a citizen in democratic societies, where the population should be aware of what their selected representatives are doing and planning. The Wikileaks revelations have surely advanced such awareness and understanding, and are a valuable contribution for that reason”. [To […]

Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Family Unification

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Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Family Unification ADALAH PRESS RELEASE (Haifa, Israel) Last night, 11 January 2012, at 9 pm, the Israeli Supreme Court in a 6-5 decision, delivered a 232-page judgment upholding the constitutionality of the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law – 2003 (as amended 2007). This law severely restricts Palestinian Arab […]

IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence

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IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence Jonathan Cook The Israeli Occupation Archive – 14 Jan 2012 Haneen Zoabi is a Palestinian member of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.  A member of the Balad party (the National Democratic Assembly), she has served as a Member of Knesset (MK) since 2009. Zoabi is […]

Monopoly Media Manipulation

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Monopoly Media Manipulation Michael Parenti In a capitalist “democracy” like the United States, the corporate news media faithfully reflect the dominant class ideology both in their reportage and commentary. At the same time, these media leave the impression that they are free and independent, capable of balanced coverage and objective commentary. How they achieve these […]

Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011

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Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011 Richard Falk 3 Jan 2012 2011 was an exciting and pivotal year in many respects, although its main outcomes will remain inconclusive for years to come.  We will learn in 2012 whether we are moving closer to fulfilling our hopes, dreams, and goals or are trying to interpret […]

Thoughts on the Arab Spring and education in the countries involved

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Thoughts on the Arab Spring and education in the countries involved John Parsons The cessation of  NATO air strikes in Libya prompts a review of the current situation in the Arab World. What caused the ‘domino effect’ at the beginning of this year of popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Yemen?  These […]

The Difference in Education

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The Difference in Education Dr Faysal Mikdadi It is always interesting to note how different cultures view education in different ways. It is also alarming to see that what is good in one culture is a definite ‘no no’ in another. In Britain, we like to think that we teach our students how to be […]

The Palestinian Right To Education

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The Palestinian Right To Education Dr Faysal Mikdadi A great deal is said and written about each person’s right to education. It would appear rather odd to be talking about “a Palestinian” right to education as if the Palestinian student were a special case. By virtue of living under an occupation in the Palestinian Territories, […]