This video was created in support of the Anonymous call for a Worldwide Wave of Action. We have set up an organizing site here: waveofaction
Martin Luther King, Jr.: “We have come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism…. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges…. Continue reading →
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.
Reassuring the public about something dangerous is tricky
It’s true that the most intensely radioactive part of the Pacific Ocean currently is the area closest to Fukushima, Japan, where the destroyed nuclear power plant continuously adds to the radiation burden in the aquatic food chain. It’s equally true – and somewhat less scary – that Fukushima is but the most recent, best known source of radioactive pollution in a body of water that had a natural, low level of radioactivity long before any human started making it worse.
Glen Ford: The Civil Rights Movement ended official racial discrimination in the U.S., but many of its leaders broke with grassroots organizing and direct action and instead chose to become business leaders or members of the Democratic party. Continue reading →