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John Pilger: Not in our name

President George W Bush yesterday called on Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian cities occupied by its forces during the last week. He excused Israel’s violence, but lectured the Palestinians and the rest of the Middle East on the need for restraint and a lasting peace. “The storms of violence cannot go on,” said Bush. Read more…

Neta Golan: The World Just Watches

For the international peace observers currently holed up within Yasser Arafat’s presidential compound – myself among them – it is not Israeli actions but the inaction of the international community that has most shocked us. Inside the pock-marked building surrounded by Israeli tanks and snipers, there is one question on everyone’s minds: How many international Read more…

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Brian Dominick: Barking Up the Wrong Olive Branch

All posturing aside, and despite numerous mixed messages, the US and perhaps even Israeli governments are beginning to admit in murmur what has been a starkly obvious reality for some time now: Whether they like it or not, it is improbable that this Intifada will be brought to a close until after substantial conclusions are Read more…

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Robert Fisk: A Speech Laced With Obsessions And Little Else

Ariel Sharon could not have done better. The heaping of blame upon an occupied people, the obsessive use of the word terror – by my rough count there were 50 references in just 10 minutes – and the brief, frightened remarks about “occupation” and (one mention only) to Jewish settlements and the need for Israeli Read more…

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Justin Podur: The War Foretold

Most of the victims of the perpetual war in Colombia are unarmed poor civilians.  For every military casualty there are six civilian deaths.  In the words of one peasant leader, the Colombian war ‘is not a civil war.  It’s a war against civilians’.  Paul Valery put it another way when he said “war is a Read more…

Al-jazeera: Al-Jazeera News April 5, 2002

Al-Jazeera TV Website. 5 April 2002. 13:16 G.M.T. American emissary, Anthony Zinni, has concluded his discussions with Palestinian President Yasir Arafat in his besieged headquarters in Ramallah, the first such meeting between Arafat and a foreign personality since the Israeli occupation army laid siege to his offices and isolated him inside a few rooms in Read more…

Al-jazeera: Demonstrations in Saudi Arabia

Al-Jazeera TV Website. Friday, 5 April 2002, 12:11 G.M.T. Saudi Authorities block pro-Palestinian demonstration in Eastern part of the Country Saudi Authorities have prevented thousands of demonstrators from reaching the American consulate in the city of Dhahran, in the East of Saudi Arabia, to protest Israeli practices against the Palestinian People. The Saudi Popular Committee Read more…

Tom Lewis: Argentina: The next step

TIME HAS become the enemy of Argentina’s president Eduardo Duhalde since he took office in January. Duhalde desperately needs new loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to quiet ongoing social unrest. If the timing is wrong, or if the IMF chooses not to deliver, Duhalde’s government will collapse under the weight of Read more…

Jorge santibáñez Romellón: Migrating to the US: High Crime

On the past 27th of March, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that the business that had employed José Castro, one of the more than three and a half million undocumented Mexicans who live and work in the US, was not obligated to pay him his back salary nor any other compensation, in Read more…

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Robert Fisk: The Bloody Battle of Bethlehem

Jerusalem: Rotting bodies in Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers surrounding Palestinian civilians and militiamen in the place of Christ’s birth, unburied corpses in Ramallah – Israel’s latest war is turning into a human and political tragedy on a vast scale as the last physical symbols of the Oslo peace agreement are destroyed. For two days, the suicide Read more…

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