January 2007

By Amira Hass haaretz.com 1/31/07

For years Gaza has been identified with rifles held aloft, with mothers expressing joy at the fact that their sons have committed suicide in an attack against Israelis, and with pleading looks by people who have nothing to eat at home. (more…)

Why Nemesis Is at Our Door

By Chalmers Johnson Tomdispatch.com 1/31/07

History tells us that one of the most unstable political combinations is a country — like the United States today — that tries to be a domestic democracy and a foreign imperialist. (more…)

Chris Hedges Truthdig 1/28/07

Dr. James Luther Adams, my ethics professor at Harvard Divinity School, told his students that when we were his age–he was then close to 80–we would all be fighting the “Christian fascists.”

The warning, given 25 years ago, came at the moment Pat Robertson and other radio and television evangelists began speaking about a new political religion that would direct its efforts toward taking control of all institutions, including mainstream denominations and the government. (more…)

Canadians still in need of better government protection.

Thomas Walkom Toronto Star 1/27/07

Ottawa’s decision to compensate Canadian Maher Arar for its role in his unlawful imprisonment and torture contains a warning and a lesson. (more…)

Report suggest that ‘US defensive ring’ may be new front in war on terror.

By Gabriel Ronay The Glasgow Herald 1/30/07

PRESIDENT BUSH is preparing to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities before the end of April and the US Air Force’s new bases in Bulgaria and Romania would be used as back-up in the onslaught, according to an official report from Sofia. (more…)

Let Our Children Live

By NURIT PELED-ELHANAN Counterpunch 1/29/07

Bassam Aramin spent nine years in an Israeli prison. He belonged to Yasser Arafat’s Al Fatah in the Hebron area and attempted to throw a grenade at an Israeli army Jeep in occupied Hebron. Last Wednesday morning, an Israeli soldier in a jeep in his village of Anata, on the West Bank, shot his nine year old daughter, Abir, in the head. The soldier will not spend an hour in jail. (more…)

Gorilla Radio – Jon Elmer Live from Gaza January 28, 2007, describing what is happening in Gaza as a “fight for power” rather than a civil war: Gorilla Radio

Dahr Jamail Uruknet 1/28/07

I would like to bring your attention to a story I covered last August about 1st Lt. Ehren Watada. The story covered his decision not to deploy to Iraq and a speech he gave at the Veteran’s for Peace National Convention in Seattle last August. The full text of his speech can be read here.

In the weeks following that speech (more…)

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