Category: Israel/Palestine

James Petras: Signs of a Police State Are Everywhere

Signs of a Police State Are Everywhere By James Petras Years ago, a well known author, Bertram Gross, wrote that fascism would come to the U.S. with a friendly face: not with Nuremburg rallies, or doctrines of racial superiority, without formally banning parties, abrogating the Constitution or eliminating the three branches of government, but with Read more…

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Brian Dominick: First We Must Help Ourselves
A Response to Brecher’s ‘Open Letter to the World’

Though an enormous admirer of Jeremy Brecher’s work in the fields of labor issues and global economics, I was quite troubled by his recent ZNet Commentary, “Open Letter from an American to the World: HELP!” (12/28/01). I am afraid Jeremy has vastly underestimated and perhaps undercut the potential of the US Left by pleading with Read more…

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Jeremy Brecher: Open Letter from an American to the World: HELP!

The Bush Administration is blundering into a global conflagration. There is currently no force within the U.S. likely to stop it. It is up to the rest of the world, and especially America’s friends and allies – both governments and their citizens — to constrain its rush to disaster. The Bush administration was warned by Read more…

Alain Cypel: An Unconditional Withdrawal from the Territories is Urgently Needed

[Ami Ayalon, 55, headed Israeli interior security, Shin Beth, from February 1996 until May 2000. Small, lean, dressed in jeans and an open shirt, he speaks calmly, but forcefully.] Alain Cypel (Le Monde): How do you see the state of political debate in Israel? Ami Ayalon: Israeli society, top to bottom, is sinking into confusion. Read more…

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Charles Glass: The Scene Is Set For Another Lebanon

Another Palestinian has killed himself in Jerusalem. He was walking towards the David Citadel Hotel in King David Street, where two Israeli ministers were staying. The minister of public security, Uzi Landau, and the religious affairs minister, Asher Ohana, could not have known that the boy was on his way to kill them. Then, at Read more…

Andrew Hartman: The Politicization of Terror

Hartman September 11 will forever be synonymous with terrorism. If Americans lacked a clear definition of terrorism prior to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, those events have now generated an unwelcome familiarity with terrorism. Defining terrorism is not simple, but for the sake of clarity, here is a definition of Read more…

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Edward Herman: The New World Order Rule Of Injustice

S. Herman The U.S. war against Afghanistan was entitled “Operation Infinite Justice,” before this was changed after Arab protests that only God displays infinite justice. This shows once again that Arabs do not understand New World Order reality: what the United States does is simply because it chooses to do it. When it decides, its Read more…

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Manning Marable: The Failure of U.S. Foreign Policies

The bombing campaign against the people of Afghanistan will be described in history as the “U.S. Against the Third World.” The launching of military strikes against peasants does nothing to suppress terrorism, and only erodes American credibility in Muslim nations around the world. The question, “Why Do They Hate Us?,” can only be answered from Read more…

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Russell Mokhiber: Kill, Kill, Kill

In a recent interview with the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, Osama bin Laden justified the killing of innocent Americans this way : “If an enemy occupies a Muslim territory and uses common people as human shield, then it is permitted to attack that enemy. For instance, if bandits barge into a home and hold a child Read more…

Jeff Lindemyer: Iraqi Sanctions: Myth and Fact

Jeff Lindemyer On August 6, 1990, immediately prior to the “Persian Gulf War,” the United Nations levied sanctions against Iraq in response to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. In the ensuing 11-year span, the sanctions have not changed, though the Iraqi landscape has undeniably been altered forever. Well over one million Iraqis are dead as Read more…

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