What Is Happening to Muslims Will Happen to the Rest of Us by Chris Hedges

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Debating Taboos: Is there a double standard with anti-Semitism?

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Is there a double standard in the response to anti-Semitism against Arab Americans compared with the response to anti-Semitism directed against American Jews? AAI President Jim Zogby joined renowned Arab American author and professor Jack Shaheen to debate the question with Josef Olmert, adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina, and Kenneth Marcus of the Brandeis Center for Human Rights. The debate was moderated by Patrick Sloyan, former Newsday reporter and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism.

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Sri Lankan Buddhists Burn Muslim Flag by Suren Surendiran

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28 April 2012

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PRESS STATEMENT
28 April 2012

Global Tamil Forum stands in solidarity with the Muslims in Sri Lanka

Global Tamil Forum (GTF) strongly condemns the Sri Lankan Government’s complicity in the orders for the removal of the Muslim mosque in Dambulla, central Sri Lanka. GTF is profoundly disturbed by the attacks on the mosque by a minority, yet in their thousands as reported, of extremist Sri Lankan Buddhists led by monks on 20 April 2012, calling for its destruction claiming it was constructed illegally.

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First They Come For the Muslims by Chris Hedges

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The destruction of Libya by William Blum

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www.killinghope.org
Nov. 1, 2011

It doesn’t matter to them if it’s untrue. It’s a higher truth.

“We came, we saw, he died.”
— US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton,
giggling, as she spoke of the depraved murder of Moammar Gaddafi

Imagine Osama bin Laden or some other Islamic leader speaking of 9-11: “We came, we saw, 3,000 died … ha- ha.”

Clinton and her partners-in-crime in NATO can also have a good laugh at how they deceived the world. The destruction of Libya, the reduction of a modern welfare state to piles of rubble, to ghost towns, the murder of thousands … Continue reading

Is Washington Using Famine in the Horn of Africa to Embark on Yet Another Illegal War? by Finian Cunningham

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East Africa
19 October 2011

US Drones Coordinate Air Power For Kenyan Ground Invasion of Somalia

The large troop deployment by Kenya into Somali territory is taking on the form of a full-scale invasion, rather than a temporary incursion as initially reported.

What is also emerging – but largely unreported – is that the US appears to be providing coordinated aerial firepower to help the advance of the Kenyan military against Al Shabab Islamic militants who have held power in the southern Somali territory.

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Ben Bella: Revolutionary Internationalist by Gaither Stewart

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crossposted at The Greanville Post
September 24, 2011
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ARCHIVES: In Remembrance of the Algerian Struggle for Independence

Editors Note: With the US and its NATO accomplices once again bent on “repackaging” the Arab Maghreb and the Gulf region via overt and covert bloody interventions in Iraq, Libya, Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and other nations, apparently a new age of colonialism  has arrived.

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The sad legacy of 9/11 is that the assholes, on each side, won by Chris Hedges

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Sept. 10, 2011

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I arrived in Times Square around 9:30 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. A large crowd was transfixed by the huge Jumbotron screens. Billows of smoke could be seen on the screens above us, pouring out of the two World Trade towers. Two planes, I was told by people in the crowd, had plowed into the towers. I walked quickly into the New York Times newsroom at 229 W. 43rd St., grabbed a handful of reporter’s notebooks, slipped my NYPD press card, which would let me through police roadblocks, around my neck, and started down the West Side Highway to the World Trade Center. The highway was closed to traffic. I walked through knots of emergency workers, police and firemen. Fire trucks, emergency vehicles, ambulances, police cars and rescue trucks idled on the asphalt.

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Paul Thompson: 9/11-A mind-boggling journey + Sibel Edmonds: 9/11, Ron Paul, Israel and more

Updated: Sept. 17, 2011; added Part 3. Sept. 6, 2011; added Part 2 of the interview

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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
Sept. 1, 2011

9-11 was an inside job

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This is Part I of our three-part one-of-a-kind interview series with author and researcher Paul Thompson. For additional background information please visit the complete 9/11 Timeline Investigative Project at HistoryCommons.Org and Richard Clarke’s interview by John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski at SecrecyKills.Com.

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The US Dictatorship and its White House Servant ‘President’ by Finian Cunningham

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1 August, 2011

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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If there is one thing that the office of President Barack Obama demonstrates it is that democracy does not exist in the United States. This may seem a rather outlandish statement. For many people, the fact that the 44th president is the first black man to preside over the White House – with its American colonial-style architecture – is a tribute to the triumph of US democracy.

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Fundamentalism Kills by Chris Hedges

Christians cannot love their enemies and kill ...

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Obama Reaction To Norway Massacre Betrays US “War on Terror” Fundamentalism by Finian Cunningham

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July 23, 2011

Within hours of Norway’s deadly bomb and gun attacks claiming at least 91 victims it has become clear that the horror was perpetrated by a Norwegian loner with rightwing Christian fundamentalist affiliations.

Yet President Barack Obama reacted immediately to the news of the atrocity to insinuate an Islamic connection and to justify America’s war on terror.

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Ralph Nader: Maybe Israel Should Give Aid to Us (2010)

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Ralph Nader presents the Keynote Speech at the ADC National, June 5th 2010.
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Chris Hedges: The Image of Faith in America (2008)

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June 1, 2011

World Affairs Council: Nor Cal
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Chris Hedges

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Author of the bestselling book War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges joins the Council to discuss his new book I Don’t Believe in Atheists and offers his views of the extreme sides of the religious spectrum in the United States.Hedges has spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, and has reported from more than fifty countries. He was part of the New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the coverage of global terrorism.

He is also the recipient of the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism – World Affairs Council of Northern California.

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