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Amy Goodman: An Army Remains + Everybody look what’s goin’ down!

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From 1600 PA Ave. MSNBC 2.27.09


Everybody Look What’s Goin Down…

more about “My Friend Amy“, posted with vodpod


Everybody look what’s goin’ down!


True patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security.

The song is “Children” by (hed) pe. It is a remake of Buffalo Springfield’s “For what it’s worth”.

more about “Everybody look what’s goin’ down!“, posted with vodpod

h/t: Natureboy


How You Ended The War (video)

Kucinich on Iraq withdrawal + Paul: We Killed A Million Of Their People! + Obama Announces Iraq Troop Withdrawal

Dennis Kucinich: Can’t leave 50,000 troops in Iraq and call it a withdrawal + Pentagon Lifts Ban On Coffin Images

Afghanistan + More Troops = Catastrophe (Full Video)

Iraq on Dandelion Salad

Afghanistan on Dandelion Salad

Bill Moyers Journal: Racism + Robert Johnson + Alison Des Forges

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Bill Moyers Journal
February 27, 2009

John McWhorter

Scholar John McWhorter weighs in on whether the U.S. is “a nation of cowards,” as Attorney General Eric Holder suggests, on racial issues.

via Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS


Robert Johnson

Bill Moyers talks with economist Robert Johnson, who decodes this week’s news on the bank bailout, with a hard look at the international ramifications of the plan and a discussion of why nationalization has become a flash point.

via Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS (videos below)


In Memorium

[...] Alison Des Forges, one of the fifty people who died two weeks ago in that plane crash near Buffalo. Regrettably, I didn’t know about Alison Des Forges until her death, although I do know and admire the organization with which she worked, Human Rights Watch.

via Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS


Robert Johnson


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Ni’lin pays tribute to Jewish victims of the Holocaust

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Crossposted with permission from Jewish Peace News

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And Now For Something Completely Different

For a change of pace from our usual dose of death and destruction, an inspiring story:

The village of Ni’lin has paid a particularly high price for its struggle against the Wall and annexation of its lands, including two children who were shot and killed by the Israeli Army in the summer of 2008. Nevertheless, the people of the village continue to protest at least once a week against the Wall, joined by Israeli activists, in particular Anarchists Against the Wall, as well as international activists.

The article below tells the remarkable story of how the people of Ni’lin have put together an exhibit to honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day and commemorate the near destruction of European Jewry under the Nazis.

Activists who have been in Ni’lin recently told me that the reason they heard for the village committee putting together the exhibit was this: if Israeli activists care enough to come to their village to learn about the Palestinian struggle and act in solidarity with Palestinians, they feel obligated to learn Jewish history as well.

This is what solidarity looks like.

–Rebecca Vilkomerson

Ni’lin pays tribute to Jewish victims of the Holocaust

by George H. Hale

BETHLEHEM – Every Friday, the West Bank village of Ni’lin is home to some of the most violent clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian, Israeli and international demonstrators.

Each week, activists from the village’s Land Defence Committee stage demonstrations at the Separation Barrier which cuts off as much as half the village’s farmland and water from its inhabitants.

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Mosaic News – 2/27/09: World News From The Middle East

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.


Mosaic needs your help! Donate here: http://linktv.org/contribute

Headlines coming soon. Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani.


Obama announces plan to continue US military occupation of Iraq

Kucinich on Iraq withdrawal + Paul: We Killed A Million Of Their People! + Obama Announces Iraq Troop Withdrawal

Inside Iraq: US construction fraud, with Patrick Cockburn


The Beeper Cacophony by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Featured Writer
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February 28, 2009

Barack Obama was determined that the only way anyone was going to take away his BlackBerry was if they pried it from his cold dead hands. Or, something to that effect.

The President justifiably relies upon his BlackBerry, but many rely upon electronic communications as a status symbol or as a crutch so they don’t have to make decisions or engage in face-to-face conversations. Such was the case at a party I thought I might have attended.

It might have been an enjoyable party, but I didn’t experience much of it since pagers, cell phones, Palm Treos, and BlackBerries were going off all evening, and all I heard were excuses of why used car salesmen, real estate agents, and grocery store clerks had to break off conversations to answer the calls of nature.

“So, what’s your sign?” a striking brunette asked me, only to excuse herself when one of her cell phones chimed some hip-hop music. Apparently her sign was Ice-T, with AT&T rising.

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Focus on Gaza: Policing Gaza

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Focus on Gaza offers a rare look at what life is like for ordinary people inside the Gaza Strip. In this episode: It has been two months since Israel’s war on Gaza began with a devastating air strike on a police academy. Lauren Taylor reports from Gaza on the impact of that strike on the affected families and on the job of policing itself. Also, host Imran Garda talks to Usama Hamdan, a senior Hamas official, about attempts at Palestinian reconciliation. And, in the first of our weekly glimpses into family life in Gaza, we catch up with the incredible story of the Samouni children.

more about “Focus on Gaza: Policing Gaza“, posted with vodpod

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Inside Iraq: US construction fraud, with Patrick Cockburn

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The criminal investigation by US authorities into the alleged role of senior military officers in the misuse of $125bn allocated for the reconstruction of Iraq, could turn out to be the biggest fraud case in US history. Inside Iraq discusses this case.

more about “Inside Iraq: US construction fraud “, posted with vodpod

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