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US Silence Grants Israeli Government Impunity

Letter to the New York Times By David Schermerhorn letters@nytimes.com Once again the Israeli military has attacked unarmed vessels in international waters attempting to reach the Port of Gaza. As one who was aboard the first three ships to break the Israeli siege in 2008 and was later captured in the 2010 Flotilla I am … Continue reading US Silence Grants Israeli Government Impunity

Palestinian-American's Letter To Secretary Kerry

This was sent to the State Department Monday June 29, 2015 By Lawrence Tawil Honorable Secretary Kerry, I was a participant in the founding voyages of the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) in August of 2008. Our two vessels, refurbished old Greek fishing trawlers, successfully arrived at our target destination of Gaza City, despite repeated threats … Continue reading Palestinian-American's Letter To Secretary Kerry

Dressing Fascism In Skirts

“Trust is central to an economy that works.” ~ Stephen Covey In the late 1990’s, I conducted a deep analysis of control techniques in the United States. From my analysis I was able to conclude that the single most important technique for controlling a population was to turn men and women against each other. When … Continue reading Dressing Fascism In Skirts

Barack Obama: No Jack Kennedy

Exclusive: A half century ago – at the peak of the Cold War – President Kennedy appealed to humankind’s better nature in a daring overture to Soviet leaders, a gamble that brought bans on nuclear testing and a safer world, a bravery that President Obama can’t seem to muster, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Democratic … Continue reading Barack Obama: No Jack Kennedy

Attacked By Israel: USS Liberty 1967, Mavi Marmara 2010

USS Liberty attacked by Israel in 1967 To learn more and hear the audio report of Al Jazeera's special investigation into the Israeli attack on the Liberty see Al Jazeera special series. Past behavior of a person, state, or entity is a predictor of future behavior of that person, state, or entity. Freedom Flotilla, Mavi … Continue reading Attacked By Israel: USS Liberty 1967, Mavi Marmara 2010

In UN Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

Noam Chomsky at the U.N. General Assembly As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent assault on the Gaza Strip, we broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in the hall of the U.N. General Assembly … Continue reading In UN Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

Cash, Weapons And Surveillance: The U.S. Is A Key Party To Every Israeli Attack

PARTNERS IN CRIME (WAR CRIMES) The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable … Continue reading Cash, Weapons And Surveillance: The U.S. Is A Key Party To Every Israeli Attack

Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal

Washington — In Moscow this summer, while reporting a story for Wired magazine, I had the rare opportunity to hang out for three days with Edward J. Snowden. It gave me a chance to get a deeper understanding of who he is and why, as a National Security Agency contractor, he took the momentous step … Continue reading Israel’s N.S.A. Scandal

Elizabeth Warren Says Killing Palestinian Civilians Is The Last Thing Israel Wants'

Ten days ago Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders yelled at constituents to “shut up” and threatened to call the police (below) when they got angry at him over his stance in support of Israeli massacres. Well, at least Sanders abstained on the vote to give Israel another $225 million during the Gaza onslaught. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Says Killing Palestinian Civilians Is The Last Thing Israel Wants'

The Hypocrisy Of Human Rights Watch

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2013 issue "Latino New York." Over more than a decade, the rise of the left in Latin American governance has led to remarkable advances in poverty alleviation, regional integration, and a reassertion of sovereignty and independence. The United States has been antagonistic toward the new left governments, and … Continue reading The Hypocrisy Of Human Rights Watch