July 2006

Why Do They Hate Us? Listen to Qana (Again)

By JONATHAN COOK Counterpunch 7/31/06

The crowds in Beirut last year demanding a Cedar Revolution, “the first shoots of democracy” supposedly planted by the United States, are a distant memory. Yesterday we saw in their place the fury of Lebanon directed against the capital’s United Nations building (more…)

All That’s Given Up in the Name of Security

By SIBEL EDMONDS and WILLIAM WEAVER  Counterpunch 7/31/06

Two days ago we made available to the public news that one of our members, Russell Tice, a former NSA Senior Analyst, had been served with a subpoena asking him to appear before a federal grand jury regarding the criminal investigation of recent disclosures which involved NSA warrantless eavesdropping (more…)

By Robert Fisk Independent U.K. 7/31/06

They wrote the names of the dead children on their plastic shrouds. “Mehdi Hashem, aged seven – Qana,” was written in felt pen on the bag in which the little boy’s body lay. “Hussein al-Mohamed, aged 12 – Qana’,’ “Abbas al-Shalhoub, aged one – Qana.” (more…)

Cry Havoc
By VIJAY PRASHAD Counterpunch 7/29/06

The G-8 statement on Israel’s war on Lebanon puts the onus on Hezbollah. The Europeans are wringing their hands. Mr. Blair begs Mr. Bush to give him leave to mollify public opinion in Britain (more…)

The US role in supporting Israel’s military assault on Lebanon falls into a pattern of imperial tyranny, where history is rewritten to suit America’s needs while Europe stands cravenly by.

By John Pilger (more…)

Primetime Lies from the American Media
By JONATHAN COOK Counterpunch 7/26/06

NAZARETH – This week I had the pleasure to appear on American radio, on the Laura Ingraham show, pitted against David Horowitz (more…)

Activists Found Not Guilty in Irish Ploughshares Case
By HARRY BROWNE Counterpunch 7/25/06

It took nearly three-and-a-half years for the case of the Pitstop Ploughshares to reach a jury. It took the jury less than three-and-a-half hours to find the five activists not guilty of criminal damage to a US Navy plane at Shannon Airport in western Ireland in February 2003 (more…)

Below is a statement from Greg Bates of Common Courage Press:

Paul Farmer’s book, The Uses of Haiti, contains a passage about human bravery that has kept me going in the darkest times (more…)

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