Category: Israel/Palestine

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Edward Herman: All the Book Reviews Fit to Print

Books are a relatively open avenue to dissent in the United States. Critical voices of the left are rarely heard on TV or in the leading news magazines and dominant newspapers, and never at the length (or with the repetitions) necessary to overcome audience unfamiliarity and cognitive dissonance. Left-of-center books, by contrast, are published frequently, Read more…

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Russell Mokhiber: With Friends Like These

and Robert Weissman With friends like these, Africa certainly doesn’t need any enemies. Africa’s "friends" in Congress have again introduced a "NAFTA-for-Africa" bill. In early February, Representatives Philip Crane, R-Illinois, and Charles Rangel, D-New York, reintroduced an African free trade bill called the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which passed the House of Representatives in Read more…

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Peter Bohmer: Pres. Clinton’s Visit to Central America

President Bill Clinton just completed a four day visit to Central America. In Nicaragua and Honduras, he briefly visited areas most devastated by Hurricane Mitch in late October, 1998. In Posoltega, Nicaragua on March 8, near two villages that were buried by mud, killing 2000 people, he promised small amounts of aid, and announced the Read more…

James Petras: title(“Who’s Lying to Who in the Gulf?”)

  The Clinton-orchestrated worldwide military campaign to bomb Iraq has created one of the broadest coalitions in recent history. European Social Democrats and Middle Eastern Sheikdoms; Chinese and Russian ex-Communists join with free marketeers in Latin America to echo Washington’s rhetoric. The list is long and the military threats are real–echoed in the United Nations Read more…

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Edward Herman: Bombing A La Mode

The U.S. leadership and elite are ready, willing, and often eager to drop bombs on the lesser peoples of the world. They can do this without fear of retaliation because of the huge military advantage of a superpower and the subservience of the "international community." U.S. leaders are also never constrained by any sense of Read more…

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Neve Gordon: The Jewish Lobby

Mideast Matters The Jewish Lobby By Neve Gordon   A few of you here don’t like the Jews and I know why,” Jerry Falwell declared in a 1979 I Love America rally. In 1993, he made a disparaging reference to “the little Jewish lawyer” who was handling a lawsuit that challenged the eligibility of Falwell’s Read more…

Vincent Romano: Inspecting the Inspectors

Disarmament   Inspecting the Inspectors By Vincent Romano   It is August 1998 and for the umpteenth time, a crisis with Iraq looms. The government of Saddam Hussein has barred UNSCOM inspectors from implementing their mandate to root out all suspected hidden weapons of mass destruction. The U.S. is enraged. Major media pontificate on the Read more…

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Edward Herman: The Vietnam War and the myth of a liberal media, Part 3

Fog Watch: All The News Fit To Print The Vietnam War and the myth of a liberal media, Part 3 By Edward S. Herman   It is part of conservative mythology that the mainstream media, especially the New York Times<D>, opposed U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and, effectively “lost the war.” Liberals, on the other hand, Read more…

Daniel Burton-rose: Long-Distance Running

Being Left Long-Distance Running An Interview with Staughton and Alice Lynd By Daniel Burton-Rose   In the process of putting together their classic work of oral history Rank and File: Personal Histories by Working-Class Organizers, Staughton and Alice Lynd met several extraordinary workers from Youngstown, Ohio. These men, Ed Mann and John Barbero, were, as Read more…

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Edward Herman: Their Terrorists and Ours

Their Terrorists and Ours By Edward S. Herman   On July 12 and 13, 1998, the New York Times had successive front-page articles on the career of Luis Carriles Posada, a world class terrorist who had been trained by the CIA in the 1950s in preparation for the Bay of Pigs invasion, and who thereafter Read more…

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