O Captain My Captain – America’s Aid for Israel’s Political ‘Continuum’ by Clive Hambidge

by Clive Hambidge
Guest Writer
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Dec. 22, 2011

Israel & Palestine

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A military conquest

“… We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours … When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do will be to scurry round like drugged roaches in a bottle.” (Rafeal Eitan)

A ‘moral articulation’ by successive American administrations as to the primary reason for their unilateral support of 0.001% of the world’s population, namely Israel, is not standing up to international law or American scrutiny. Continue reading

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Rachel Corrie’s mom, Cindy Corrie, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

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by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
February 13, 2011

(SOAPBOX #87) – Cindy Sheehan welcomes a most honored guest, Cindy Corrie.  (Note: That link goes to Part 1 of an interview with Rachel Corrie’s parents.  Part 2 is here.)  Both of these ladies suffered a mother’s worst nightmare: the loss of her precious child – to the forces of empireContinue reading

Cindy Sheehan: Who amended the Constitution to delete the Fifth Amendment?

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox December 12, 2010
December 18, 2010

This Sunday (December 12th) Cindy welcomes Maria LaHood, Senior Staff Attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights.  She has a LONG history of fighting for the victims of our official “Justice” (not) system.  Check out this interview she did with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Maher Arar’s case against US officials for their role in sending him to Syria to be tortured. Continue reading

The Tears of Gaza Must Be Our Tears by Chris Hedges

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US-Israel: Gaza Aid Convoy Attack Shows the Real Axis of Evil Facing the World by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
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5 June, 2010

The last member of the international aid convoy, the Rachel Corrie MV, has not made it to its Gaza destination at the scheduled time mid-morning Saturday, according to local media reports.

The ship carrying 1,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip was hours earlier intercepted by Israeli naval forces some 50 kilometres off the coast in Mediterranean international waters. Israeli commandos have apparently blacked out satellite communications onboard the Rachel Corrie in a repeat of similar actions taken on the six other members of the Free Gaza Flotilla on 31 May. It is presumed that the Irish-owned Rachel Corrie is now in Israeli custody.

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The Rachel Corrie has been forcibly seized by the Israeli navy

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Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman saya MV Rachel Corrie, the last of the humanitarian aid flotilla to Israeli-blockaded Gaza was seized by Israeli naval forces at about 2.45p.m. (Malaysian time) on Saturday. There were six Malaysian peace activists onboard.

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Rachel Corrie Ship Now Boarded, And Under Arrest + Not been boarded! (updated)

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5th Jun 10 at 03:44

Rachel Corrie Ship Now Boarded, And Under Arrest

John Hurson took the recording down as it was inaccurate.

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Rachel Corrie boarded, equipment jammed

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How Israel planned Flotilla attack

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TheRealNews — June 04, 2010

As the MV Rachel Corrie, the last boat in the Free Gaza Movement’s Flotilla, is scheduled to reach the Gaza shores on Saturday, Israel continues to react to its attack on Monday morning. Protests have been taking place throughout Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories. In the meantime, The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky investigates how Israel prepared for the Flotilla attack, and how the media repeatedly portrayed a connection between the activists and terrorism. After the attack, Israel went on the offensive to prove there was indeed a connection to terrorism. The IDF published a press release saying the activists on board the Mavi Marmara ship that was the site of at least 9 deaths on Monday morning were actually al Qaeda mercenaries. When Tarachansky and journalist Max Blumenthaul questioned the IDF for evidence of this allegation, the IDF said it didn’t have any and changed the title of the press release to “attackers of the IDF soldiers found without identification papers.”

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Defining Moments in Activating Our Will to Resist Militarism by Ariel Ky

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by Ariel Ky
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Peacevisionary’s Blog
June 3, 2010

Support Jeju Islanders of South Korea in Resisting Construction of a Military Base and Support the International Activists on the MV Rachel Corrie Still Running the Israeli Blockade to Bring Aid to Gazans

Cranes moved in this morning on the island of Jeju in South Korea as plans to begin construction of a military base on were being carried out.  Villagers, receiving a last minute alert of plans to break ground today, camped out through the night to defend their territory.  They have been fighting this past year to stave off this moment.  The report came from Sung-Hee Choi, a Korean peace activist this morning,  [Jeju Update] Cranes Came but Withdrew. Gangjeong Villagers Keep Watching; In June 2 Election, the Ruling Right Wing Party Was Defeated

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The Lone Ship of the Freedom Flotilla by Michel Chossudovsky

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, June 1, 2010

The Rachel Corrie MV Continues to Sail Towards Gaza in Defiance of Israeli Threats

Following Israel’s criminal raid in international waters on May 31st, the Rachel Corrie MV continues to sail towards the Gaza coastline in defiance of Israeli threats.

In an act of tremendous courage, the Rachel Corrie MV is determined to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

At noon today, I received the following message from Christopher Chang and Ram Kardigasu, on behalf of the Malaysian and Irish peace activists, who are on board the Rachel Corrie:
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Vigils For Rachel Corrie and Tristan Anderson (+ video)

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Vigils For Rachel Corrie and Tristan Anderson

On March 13, 2009, Tristan Anderson, a U.S. citizen from Oakland, CA, was critically injured when he was shot in the head by a high-velocity tear gas canister fired by the Israeli army.

Tristan was shot while photographing a weekly demonstration against the building of the Apartheid Wall in the West Bank village of Ni’lin. The Wall, which was declared to be illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004, cuts off Ni’lin from much of its agricultural lands. Since 2008, Israel has killed four unarmed Palestinians during these weekly protests: Yousef Amira (17), Ahmed Mousa (10), Arafat Rateb Khawaje (22), and Mohammed Khawaje (20).

This incident comes almost exactly six years after the death of U.S. peaceactivist Rachel Corrie. Rachel was killed by the Israeli military with a Caterpillar bulldozer as she was nonviolently trying to protect a Palestinian home from being destroyed on March 16, 2003.

Tristan’s family has released a statement informing supporters that Tristan’s condition has stabilized and that he has been moved from emergency care to specialized neurological intensive care unit in the Tel Hashomer hospital outside of Tel Aviv. The family is “deeply hopeful that Tristan will recover” and is “looking forward to when he is stable enough that he can return home to the care and comfort of his family and community.”

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