Category Archives: Militarization

Israel-Trained Police “Occupy” Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth

The killing of Michael Brown in Missouri last weekend prompted this Chicago protest against police violence. Photo by Mikasi.

Since the killing of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police in Missouri last weekend, the people of Ferguson have been subjected to a military-style crackdown by a squadron of local police departments dressed like combat soldiers. This has prompted residents to liken the conditions on the ground in Ferguson to the Israeli military occupation of…more »

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Numbers Have Names: The Dead In Gaza From Operation Protective Edge

Artwork: Abraham’s Sacrifice (c. 1635) by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.
Photo: Israeli soldiers overwhelmed by the smell of dead bodies at Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. 16 April, 2002, by Alexandra Boulat.

Those who have died in Gaza as a result of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge (Updated as of August 14, 2014.) (*Note – The edge claimed to be in need of protection is stolen Palestinian land.) فلسطين الحرة Tuesday, July 8: 1. Mohammed Sha’aban, 24, was killed in a bombing of his car in Gaza City….more »

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As The Colonial State Of Israel Bombarded The…

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As the colonial state of Israel bombarded the occupied people of Gaza over the last month, the racist police forces in the United States murdered four black men, all unarmed. On July 17th, Eric Garner was attacked and choked to death by NYPD officers for doing nothing more than simply standing on a sidewalk. John…more »

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Gaza A Weapon Test Sight: We Need To Kill Someone We Don’t Care About

Israeli soldiers from the armoured corps gestures atop tanks after returning to Israel from Gaza August 5, 2014. Photo by Reuters

~ Introduction by Cognitive Liberty Introduction The article below, published in the Haaretz, provides reason beyond ethnic cleansing, genocide, stealing land, and coveting the natural gas stores in Gaza for launching Operation Protective Edge on July 8, 2014. Gaza serves as a test sight for Israel’s newest military products. Gazans are to Israel what Iraqis…more »

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Obama’s Hot War

President Barack Obama meets with Army Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, in the Oval Office at the White House, May 19, 2009. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House)

The deeper the US slips into economic decline, the higher it ratchets up the pace and stakes of armed conflict.he United States has set the world on fire. It is nonsense to talk of a “new” Cold War, when what the world is witnessing is multiple conflagrations as intense and horrifically destructive as at any…more »

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Blood On American’s Hands US Provides Israel Weapons Used On Gaza

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August 02, 2014 “ICH” – “Counterpunch” – The United States exported to Israel a substantial amount of the same types of weapons Israel is using to kill Gazans, a new analysis of US Census Bureau export data reveals. For example, in 2013, the United States sent Israel at least $196 million in parts for military…more »

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UNRWA Strongly Condemns Israeli Shelling of Its School in Gaza as a Serious Violation of International Law

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Statement by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl Jerusalem Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN designated shelter in Gaza. Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced….more »

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Brian Eno On The Israel-Gaza Crisis: How Can You Justify Images Such As This?

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When the musician Brian Eno saw a picture of a Palestinian man carrying the remains of his dead son in a plastic bag, he was moved to write a cri de coeur to his American friends, asking them to explain their country’s unconditional support for Israel. This is his letter – followed by the response…more »

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IDF Sniper Admits On Instagram To Murdering 13 Gaza Children

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War Crime An Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in one day. An IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, specifically, David D. Ovadia posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle. Ovadia posted his comments on the Instagram account of Palestinian Sherrii ElKaderi. The image was quickly screen…more »

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Millennials Are Over Israel: A New Generation, Outraged Over Gaza, Rejects Washington’s Reflexive Support

Photo by Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Angered by the immoral and inhumane assault on Gaza, Gen Y is shaking up the conventional view of Mideast politics It might seem counter-intuitive to make the argument that Israel should no longer count on U.S. support for its policies as assuredly it has in the past. After all, hasn’t the Senate just passed not…more »

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