Category: Middle East

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Bill Fletcher: Israel, land-grabs and the ‘Wild West’

Looking at Palestine from this side of the Atlantic, the Israeli expansion seems to parallel the US experience with the idea of nation-building and progress

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Kathy Kelly: Lessons Learned in the Bucca Camp

In January of 2004 I visited “Bucca Camp,” a U.S.-run POW camp named for a firefighter lost in the 2001 collapse of New York’s World Trade Center.  Located near the isolated port city of Umm Qasr, in southern Iraq, the network of tent prisons had been constructed by U.S. Coalition authorities. Friends of five young men thought Read more…

Jerry Haber: On Offensive Speech and Ethnic Sensitivities — Part One

Offence is subjective, from which follows that not every offence carries the same weight, and indeed some offence may be morally praiseworthy

The Guardian: ‘Any Palestinian is exposed to monitoring by the Israeli Big Brother’

Testimonies from people who worked in the Israeli Intelligence Corps tell of a system where there were no boundaries

Vince Emanuele: Beheadings: Ours and Theirs

It’s really important for Americans to recognize the brutality inherently connected with shooting, bombing, drone-striking and rocketing human beings

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Medea Benjamin: “Insanity”: CodePink’s Medea Benjamin on Obama Plan to Bomb Syria, Expand Iraq Attacks

The Pentagon has announced it will soon start flying bombing missions out of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq as part of an expanded U.S.-led military campaign against militants from the Islamic State

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Lawrence Wittner: Nationalist Illusions

Can anyone acquainted with American history really take this nationalist drivel seriously?

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Nicola Nasser: Palestinian Reconciliation at Crossroads

If pressure from the Palestinian public fails to stop the campaign, Abbas may achieve politically what Israel failed to achieve militarily: forcing the Palestinian presidency to choose “peace with Israel” over national reconciliation

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Shamus Cooke: Progressive Democrats Follow Obama to War in Syria

The two-party system is completely united on the fundamentals of government; spending more on war and cutting everything else

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Julian Assange: Google Concerns

The Amcha Initiative, the Zionist organization that has repeatedly intimidated, spied on and harassed students and faculty, appears to be escalating its campaign

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