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Chris Hedges Supports BDS + Aftermath of Assault on Gaza Worse Than Operation Cast Lead

Massive DC Rally And March For Gaza 35

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Updated: Aug. 9, 2014

with Chris Hedges

Caleb Maupin on Aug 7, 2014

In St. Peters Church on the upper east side of Manhattan, a group of nearly a hundred leading organizers and activists gathered to discuss the upcoming protests in support of Palestine. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: Hideous. Sadistic. Vicious. Murderous. + Transcript

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“A Hideous Atrocity”: Noam Chomsky on Israel’s Assault on Gaza & U.S. Support for the Occupation

Scenes from Gaza Crisis 2014

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democracynow on Aug 7, 2014

democracynow – Hideous. Sadistic. Vicious. Murderous. That is how Noam Chomsky describes Israel’s 29-day offensive in Gaza that killed nearly 1,900 people and left almost 10,000 people injured. Chomsky has written extensively about the Israel/Palestine conflict for decades. After Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009, Chomsky co-authored the book, “Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians” with Israeli scholar Ilan Pappé. His other books on the Israel/Palestine conflict include “Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood” and “The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians.” Chomsky is world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, Institute Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for more than 50 years. Continue reading

Chris Hedges and Linda Sarsour: Examining the “Israel Has A Right to Defend Itself” Narrative + Israel relies on NSA intel for assaults on Palestinians + Rania Masri: Mr. Obama, What is Barbaric? + Greenwald: US Intelligence Supports Israeli Attacks

Rally and March for Gaza 8/2/14

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Aug 5, 2014

Pultizer-Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour deconstruct the narrative around Israel’s right to defend itself and the media’s depiction of the Gaza assault

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Noam Chomsky: Israel Committing Major War Crimes In Gaza

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PressTV News Videos on Aug 2, 2014

Israel has been pressing ahead with heavy offensive on the Gaza Strip amid international condemnation to stop the bloody onslaught. Renowned Jewish American thinker  tells Press TV that Israel has committed major war crimes in Gaza.

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John Pilger: Western media has ‘worthy victims and unworthy victims’ + Israeli Truce to ‘Improve’ Killing Op by Finian Cunningham

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Destroyed buildings in Gaza

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with John Pilger

RT on Aug 2, 2014

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with filmmaker and author John Pilger as he challenges Western mainstream media spin. He warns that ‘to be informed by it is not an option’ because of censorship, omission and distortion of the facts. Whilst other stories overtake it, we find out the death toll in Libya is still rising. We discover why illegal immigrants were prevented from smuggling themselves OUT of Britain. We look at whether Cameron is privatising the NHS by selling it to doctors and nurses. And as the IDF offensive on Gaza continues, are media attitudes softening whilst those of the government harden?

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Alison Weir: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel (must-see)

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Destruction in Gaza, 27 July

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talkingsticktv on Aug 1, 2014

Talk by Alison Weir, Executive Director of If Americans Knew and author of the book Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel recorded July 30, 2014 at the Common Good Cafe at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA.

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A War Crime In Progress by Jason Farbma

End the siege

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by Jason Farbma
socialistworker.org
July 14, 2014

ISRAEL’S RELENTLESS pounding of a trapped civilian population in Gaza entered a frightening new phase as its bombing campaign continued into its seventh day. On July 13, the Israeli military dropped leaflets warning the residents of northern Gaza that whoever stayed behind risked being caught in an intensifying barrage of air strikes, prompting a panicked exodus of tens of thousands from the area. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: Israel’s War on American Universities

The Seperation Wall.

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Apr 5, 2014

Excerpts from Chris Hedges’ talk at Northeastern University in support of its now banned Students for Justice in Palestine chapter.

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Israel Bites the Hand that Feeds… and Washington Keeps on Feeding by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
January 20, 2014

The Seperation Wall.

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A rare public spat between Washington and Israeli in recent days has revealed much about the essential political relationship between the two.

The row began when Israeli minister for military affairs Moshe Ya’alon spoke to local media with vitriolic contempt about America’s top diplomat, John Kerry.

Kerry had only days before been in the Middle East on yet another visit to push the so-called Israeli-Palestinian peace process along. The US secretary of state has flown to Israel on at least five occasions over as many months since he made a big show of kick-starting “final status” negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians last year.

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Noam Chomsky on Legacy of Ariel Sharon: Not Speaking Ill of the Dead “Imposes a Vow of Silence”

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with Noam Chomsky

The Seperation Wall.

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democracynow on Jan 13, 2014

democracynow.org – Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday after eight years in a coma at the age of 85. Sharon was one of the most dominant political figures in Israel’s history, involved in each of Israel’s major wars dating back to its founding in 1948. Among Palestinians, Sharon was one of the most reviled political figures in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Continue reading

Israel: Gas, Oil and Trouble in the Levant by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
December 28, 2013

Israel is set to become a major exporter of gas and some oil, if all goes to plan. The giant Leviathan natural gas field, in the eastern Mediterranean, discovered in December 2010, is widely described as “off the coast of Israel.”

At the time the gas field was:

“…the most prominent field ever found in the sub-explored area of the Levantine Basin, which covers about 83,000 square kilometres of the eastern Mediterranean region.” (i)

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Bethlehem Story, Present Reality by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
December 26, 2013

The Seperation Wall.

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The annual Christmas celebrations around the world conjure up a kaleidoscope of emotions, ranging from the sombre to the joyful, from pity to awe.

One thing often missing though from the celebrations is a connection between the original historical event – some 2,000 years ago – and how this story relates to present reality.

But a new billboard campaign in the US is giving the Christmas story a refreshing, but realistic, contemporary meaning.

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Israeli Airstrike Hits Near Khan Yunis In Gaza Strip

Israel your greed isn't worth our children's lives

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harryfear on Dec 24, 2013

Video by Hassan Rabie at http://fb.com/HASSAN.SAIED.pss

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Israeli, Arab Despots ‘Strategic Partners’ + Israeli soldiers handcuff, detain 4 Palestinian kids + Finian Cunningham: Someday (Song for Palestine)

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
November 17, 2013

Palestinian political prisoners' families and supporters hold weekly Gaza vigil

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The violation of children’s rights by the Israeli and Bahraini regimes is more than mere coincidence. It is indicative of a much broader strategic alignment that has emerged between the Zionist regime and the Persian Gulf Arab monarchies.

The use of state terrorism against children by Israeli military and Bahrain regime forces is not some random, isolated aberration. The scale and systematic pattern of the violations strongly suggests that the regimes are collaborating closely in methods of counter-insurgency.

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Saudi ‘House of Pseud’ Thrives on Deception by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
November 6, 2013

The House of Saud is such a decrepit domain of duplicity it is hard to know where to begin in listing its numerous deceptions, but suffice to say that any appraisal should start, in the first instance, with a name change. Henceforth, in the cause of truth and plain language, the Saudi rulers would be better referred to as the House of Pseud.

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