Category: Israel/Palestine

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Edward Herman: Israel’s Approved Ethnic Cleansing, Part 3

Edward S. Herman The U.S. mainstream media have followed closely their government’s agenda of giving Israel carte blanche in dealing with their Palestinian subjects, both within Israel and in the occupied territories. This has involved a major intellectual and moral challenge, given the facts of serious racist discrimination, the long Israeli refusal to exit the Read more…

Guest Author: Britain’s Manmade BSE Disaster: Boundless and Without Borders

  In 1985, a mystery disease now known as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy [BSE or mad cow disease] first appeared in a dairy cow from Kent, England. Within the space of three years, the annual number of BSE-infected cattle in Britain rose to 731. By 1989, 400 new cases appeared each week. By 1992, 100 new Read more…

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John Pilger: The big threat in the Middle East is Israel, not Iraq

Pilger As George Bush escalates the new cold war begun by his father, the attention of his planners is moving to the Middle East. Stories about the threat of Iraq’s "weapons of mass destruction" are again appearing in the American press, this time concentrating on Saddam Hussein’s "new nuclear capability". These are refuted by the Read more…

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David Barsamian: Liberating the Mind from Orthodoxies

David Barsamian Noam Chomsky, long-time political activist, writer, and professor of linguistics at MIT, is the author of numerous books and articles on U.S. foreign policy, international affairs, and human rights. Among his many books are World Orders Old and New, Class Warfare, and Powers and Prospects. Among his latest books are The Common Good Read more…

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Edward Herman: Israel’s Approved Ethnic Cleansing

Edward S. Herman As described in Part 1, Israel has been able to establish and maintain a “Jewish” state —hence a racist state—and systematically “redeem” the land from the large indigenous Palestinian population—that is, engage in large-scale ethnic cleansing—because in this case the United States found ethnic cleansing not only tolerable but worthy of aggressive Read more…

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John Pilger: Academia is silent on imperialism, as German universities were during the rise of the Nazis

Pilger The other day, I attended a conference at the University of Sussex on the "new imperialism". What was extraordinary was that it took place at all. Julian Saurin, who teaches in the school of African and Asian studies at Sussex, said that, in ten years, he had never known an open discussion on imperialism. Read more…

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Russell Mokhiber: Stop the Torture Trade

Mokhiber and Robert Weissman Torture predates the development of the corporation. But corporations are entangled in the modern-day commerce in devices of torture. In a new report, Amnesty International shines a spotlight on the makers of law enforcement equipment and how their devices are used by torturers around the world (including in the United States). Read more…

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Edward Herman: Israel’s Approved Ethnic Cleansing, Part 1

Edward S. Herman Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians has always presented a moral problem to the West, as that treatment has violated every law and moral standard on the books. Some 750,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes in 1948-1949, and since then scores of thousands more have been pushed out by force, their houses Read more…

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Edward Herman: THE MEDIA-RIGHTWING POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GAMBIT RENEWED: HOROWITZ AND REPARATIONS

institutes servicing their manpower and technology needs. With the Horowitz case we are back to this super-selectivity: it is an ad that challenges a position supportive of black people by some of their spokespersons, and it is a refusal to publish this ad that the media latch on to. The ad is offered by a Read more…

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Charles Glass: The first casualty

vast American aid was news, yet it never made the  news, although no one at ABC News at the time criticised the piece  or questioned its accuracy. At the time, however, I was able to write about it – in the  Spectator . When I moved to Lebanon in 1983, the Spectator ‘s  editor, Alexander Read more…

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