Category Archives: Israel-Palestine-Gaza-Occupation

The Making of Norman Finkelstein

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Norman Finkelstein giving a talk at Suffolk Un...

Norman Finkelstein giving a talk at Suffolk University in Massachusetts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is Israel Unfairly Held to a Higher Standard? Norman Finkelstein on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8)

TheRealNews on Dec 24, 2014

Norman Finkelstein and Paul Jay discuss a full page ad in the NYT that says Israel is condemned by liberals for human rights violations while it defends gay rights, and less is said about the persecution of gays by Iran, Hamas and ISIS

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Elizabeth Warren Could Use Some Elizabeth Peacen by David Swanson + Bernie Sanders Says No to Bloated Defense Budget

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
Dec. 11, 2014

Why people want to become fans of a senator rather than pushing senators to serve the public is beyond me.

Why people want to distract and drain away two years of activism, with the planet in such peril, fantasizing about electing a messiah is beyond me. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky’s Speech at UN General Assembly October 14, 2014 + Q&A + Gaza and the Prospects for Palestine

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Updated Oct 19, 2014

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365th Meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

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Chris Hedges on Willful Blindness, Climate Corporatism and the Underground Revolt + Vijay Prashad on Obama’s UN Speech

People's Climate March NYC

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with Chris Hedges

RT on Sep 23, 2014

Abby Martin speaks with journalist and author, Chris Hedges, going over where the recent mass climate change demonstrations in New York fall short, as well as why he believes revolt is the only solution to restoring a functioning American democracy.

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Chris Hedges: The Disease of Imperialism + Transcript

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with Chris Hedges

ontheearthproduction on Sep 15, 2014

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Hedges speaks to thousands at this years 13th annual Fighting Bob Fest Chautauqua. The Progressive, Madison, WI

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The Socialist Alternative to a World of Injustice by Danny Katch

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by Danny Katch
socialistworker.org, Sept. 4, 2014
September 6, 2014

Occupy May Day 2012

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Is there an alternative to a world of wars, racist violence, poverty and suffering? Danny Katch, author of the e-book America’s Got Democracy! and the forthcoming What Is Socialism? makes the case for why you need to be part of the struggle for a different world. The International Socialist Organization is holding public forums on this and other topics around the country this fall. Ask your local ISO chapter for more information. Continue reading

Chris Hedges, Gaza Rally in NYC: God’s Covenant in the Promised Land + #GazaDayofRage Protests

Palestine Solidarity Rally

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with Chris Hedges

LeighaCohen on Aug 9, 2014

[…] Prior to the rally starting, I was approached by Chris Hedges who mentioned that he had written an 8 minute speech that he wanted to deliver to the thousands of people attending the rally. However, he was told that all of the speakers where being limited to 2 minutes speaking time at the rally.

This is that special speech that Chris Hedges wanted to deliver that day that talked about the historical and religious background to what is the re-occurring violence in the area that the Israelis and Palestinians presently live in. […]

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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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Updated: Aug. 8, 2014 and Aug. 11, 2014; added Part 2

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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

Massive DC Rally And March For Gaza 2

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

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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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Passing the Buk by William Bowles

by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
williambowles.info
July 22, 2014

Well, aside from a few comments I’ve posted on Moon of Alabama, I’ve spent most of the time reading (when I’ve not been compiling) just about everything I could on the subject of the downing of Malaysian Airlines #MH17 and I think it’s pretty obvious that the Russians have been fitted up for this horrendous crime by the Kiev authorities (and possibly others) and, it must be said, they did a pretty bad job of it! If it wasn’t for the craven and complicit corporate/state media in the West simply not reporting on the actual events of the 17 July as they have been revealed, the reality of the frame would be obvious to everyone. Continue reading

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