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Charges Ring True

Saree Makdisi is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA and a frequent commentator on Middle East issues. From http://www.countercurrents.org/pa-makdisi221206.htm: Former President Jimmy Carter has come under sustained attack for having dared to use the term “apartheid” to describe Israel’s policies in the West Bank. However, not one of Carter’s critics has offered . . . → Read More if you dare: Charges Ring True

Apartheid in the Holy Land

Excellent article by Bishop Desmond Tutu: In our struggle against apartheid, the great supporters were Jewish people. They almost instinctively had to be on the side of the disenfranchised, of the voiceless ones, fighting injustice, oppression and evil. I have continued to feel strongly with the Jews. I am patron of a Holocaust centre in . . . → Read More if you dare: Apartheid in the Holy Land

The Israel Lobby vs The Iraq Study Group Report

When will Americans wake up to the subversion and manipulation of their country by the Israel? when they wake up to their own manipulation by their ruling elite which benefits from the arms trade. The power of think tanks to shape public discussion and ultimately public policy was demonstrated before the Iraq war when public . . . → Read More if you dare: The Israel Lobby vs The Iraq Study Group Report

Luguvoy and the Timeline Change

Although Lugovoy has insisted that the meeting with himself, Kovtun and Sokolenko and Litvinenko occurred after Litvinenko’s rendevous with Scaramella at Itsu, it seems the timeline is being fixed by the media despite Scotland Yard not having released an “official timeline.” “Investigations in Britain have focused on the Pine Bar at London’s Millennium Hotel, where . . . → Read More if you dare: Luguvoy and the Timeline Change

United Stupids vote no on arms treaty

Typical of the United Stupids. When will they ever learn? The United States, which is the world’s biggest exporter of arms and accounts for more than 50 per cent of all arms exports, on Wednesday became the only country in the United Nations to vote against letting work begin on a new treaty to bolster . . . → Read More if you dare: United Stupids vote no on arms treaty

Israel's unrecognised villages

Something we found in the Guardian’s comments section: THIRD INTIFADA/UPRISING : NONVIOLENT: But With Words Sharper Than a Two Edged Sword subtitle: Memoirs of a Nice Irish American “Girl” in Occupied Territory On December 1st WAWA BLOG: http://www.wearewideawake.org I offer you an excerpt from Chapter 1: So, What’s a Nice Irish American Girl Like Me . . . → Read More if you dare: Israel’s unrecognised villages

Kev at the Rudder

Labor is way ahead in the polls at present and Kevin Rudd is already delineating the positives his ALP team has to offer the people of Australia – fairness in jobs, education and health and a long term workable plan for the environment. He rightly points out the disgrace that our manufacturing sector has become . . . → Read More if you dare: Kev at the Rudder

Spies in the Sushi Bar

So what was the method of delivery of the polonium to Litvinenko? It seems he did leave his food to visit the loo during the meal at Itsu. “A waitress at the Itsu restaurant said Litvinenko had been served sushi in a sealed box, but that he did leave it to visit the toilet. Scotland . . . → Read More if you dare: Spies in the Sushi Bar