Category: Israel/Palestine

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Jeremy Brecher: The Road from Genoa

Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith In the year-and-a-half from the Battle of Seattle to the Battle of Genoa, the WTO, World Bank, IMF, and G-8 have provided spectacular "targets of opportunity" for the transnational movement challenging top-down globalization. The movement has reframed the debate on globalization, put its advocates on the defensive, and forced Read more…

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Aziz Choudry: Bringing It All Back Home

Choudry "We are faced with a two-fold challenge, to struggle as best we can to deal with the immediate consequences of globalisation. Secondly, and more difficult, to contextualise those problems within the 500-year-and-more history of the culture of colonisation" – Moana Jackson, Ngati Kahungunu/Ngati Porou, lawyer and Maori sovereignty advocate "For us, as Indigenous Peoples, Read more…

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Tanya Reinhart: OUT NOW!

concessions which Barak supposedly offered and which the Palestinians rejected. But a process of sobering up has began. (According to a poll published in Ha’aretz, July 4, 2001, 40% of the Israelis support the evacuation of ALL settlements; 52% support forceful evacuation of part of the settlements in a unilateral withdrawal.) Many other will join Read more…

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Edward Herman: GODFATHERLY GLOBAL JUSTICE: MILOSEVIC, SHARON AND SUHARTO

Herman The politicization of the system of global justice has reached new heights over the past decade, with the U.S. Godfather asserting his firmer hegemonic position with an arrogance that is a throwback to Secretary of State Richard Olney’s statement back in 1895 that "the United States is practically sovereign on this continent, and its Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Hegemony or Survival Part Two

Chomsky European observers find it "a paradox" that "a country willing to spend more than $100bn on an unproven project to blow up incoming nuclear warheads as they enter the atmosphere would opt not to pay less than a thousandth of that amount to help prevent plutonium falling into the hands of `rogue states’," while Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Hegemony or Survival Part One

Chomsky At the end of June,, the UN Conference on Disarmament concludes the second of its year 2001 sessions. Prospects for any constructive outcome of disarmament efforts are slim. Discussions have been blocked by US insistence on pursuing ballistic missile defense (BMD) programs, against near-unanimous opposition. On the purpose of BMD, there is a fair Read more…

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Joseph Gerson: In Dark Times

Joseph Gerson One doesn’t have to be a Naderite to know that even with the Democratic Party having recaptured control of the Senate and the Bush administration in disarray, these remain dark and dangerous times. The Bush-Cheney administration’s assaults on the environment, the judiciary, and economic security have been widely reported and analyzed. Less well Read more…

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Norman Solomon: Media Beat

publication…. I certainly credit Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham for fighting for the freedom of the press.” Meanwhile, farther north along the elite media corridor, columnist Anthony Lewis likes to extol his bosses for their bravery. Five years ago, he wrote about “the decision that, more than any other, established the modern independence of the Read more…

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Edward Herman: HITCHENS ON “BODY COUNT IN KOSOVO”

HITCHENS ON “BODY COUNT IN KOSOVO”

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Vijay Prashad: Shooting Stars

Nuclear Force treaty (where the Soviets had to eliminate 1280 warheads, while the US had to remove only 429), but also by the USSR’s massive display of concessions at the 1986 Reykjavik summit between Gorbachev and Reagan (not to speak of Gorbachev’s January 1986 proposal to eliminate all nuclear weapons by the year 2000). Gorbachev’s Read more…

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