Speaking to Israelis on the Nakba

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Every year on May 15, Palestinians the world over mourn what is known as Nakba Day. The Nakba is Arabic of catastrophe and represents the 1948 ethnic cleansing when nearly 800,000 Palestinians became refugees. In this segment, Lia Tarachansky of The Real News and Yossef(a) Mekyton of Zochrot speak to Israelis about what they know of this history and the war of 1948, the result of which was the establishment of the state of Israel.

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Shelling out or just a Shell game? by William Bowles (updated)

By William Bowles
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18 May, 2010

19 May, 2010 — Update

Whoops! The ‘press release’ was a hoax (I thought it was too good to be true, shades of the Yes Men as it is in fact a production of the Yes Lab). However, it doesn’t alter any of my comments. Here is the mail I just received on the hoax: Continue reading

NATO: Iran’s nuclear weapons efforts and ballistic missile stockpile could trigger a collective response from NATO countries

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18 May 2010



1)  NATO report:  Iran’s nuclear weapons efforts and ballistic missile stockpile could trigger a collective response from NATO countries (17 May 2010)

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LIBERTY means Freedom and “Never Give Up!” by Eileen Fleming

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The USS LIBERTY after the Israeli attack
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[Tampa, Florida] On a steamy evening in May, a social justice Methodist Church invited the community to dinner and a presentation intended to ignite a fire in all bellies.

Ernest A. Gallo, Chairman and Liberty Foundation President of the USS liberty Veterans Association, warned the crowd, “My intent is to tell you the truth and if I do a good job, you will leave here tonight with heart burn.

“Some of the Liberty survivors think the Lord wants us to tell this story.  My focus is on our government, who abandoned the crew when Israel targeted the USS Liberty and murdered 34 servicemen and injured 174 on June 8, 1967. Ever since, we have been chastised and dishonored by our government.”
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Noam Chomsky on US media, military and nuke-free Middle East

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May 18, 2010 — Noam Chomsky, linguist and icon of the American left who has been denied from entering Israel, talked to RT days before the incident about his views, background and US domestic and foreign policy.

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Andrew Gavin Marshall: Economic crisis spreads unrest globally

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May 18, 2010

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In Thailand, unrest continues with no end in sight. The effects are spreading as unrest continues in Greece and is now beginning in Spain. Are these economic protests the beginning of social revolutions?

In Southeast Asia turmoil continues in Thailand as protesters see no end in sight. The effects are spreading as unrest continues in Greece and is now beginning in Spain. Are these economic protests the beginning of social revolutions?

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Peace Heroes: Albert Einstein by Cindy Sheehan

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May 18, 2010

This new series and blog is about people (living or dead; famous, infamous, or behind the scenes) that have inspired my work for peace.

“I am not only a pacifist, but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.”
— Albert Einstein

Being a peace advocate during times of war or times of peace takes its toll on even the hardiest of us. In most cultures, working for peace is very counter-cultural and, in my opinion, peace advocates have had and do have the absolute highest moral stance and should be treasured, not scourged.

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