Introduction by Tom Engelhardt Talk of an oil glut and a potential further price drop seems to be growing. The cost of a barrel of crude now sits at just under $60, only a little more than half what it was at its most recent peak in June 2014. Meanwhile, under a barrel of woes, … Continue reading Tomgram: Michael Schwartz, Israel, Gaza, and Energy Wars in the Middle East
The lobbying group AIPAC has consistently fought the Obama Administration on policy. Is it now losing influence? On July 23rd, officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—the powerful lobbying group known as AIPAC—gathered in a conference room at the Capitol for a closed meeting with a dozen Democratic senators. The agenda of the meeting, … Continue reading Friends of Israel
If no siege, no tunnels! - If no occupation, no rockets! Dr. Gilbert from Tromsø, Norway Dr. Mads Gilbert from Tromsø, Norway (Twin City with Gaza City), was working at Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza during the last Israeli onslaugt on Gaza. When he returned from Gaza to his home-town Tromsø on July 31 2014, … Continue reading Dr. Mads Gilbert: Solidarity With Gaza
Samson Complex Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control of some external force. And it hardly takes more than a day in Gaza to begin to appreciate what it must be like to try to survive in the world’s largest … Continue reading Impressions Of Gaza
Exclusive: Though the 9/11 attacks occurred more than a decade ago, Congress continues to exploit them to pass evermore draconian laws on “terrorism,” with the Senate now empowering the military to arrest people on U.S. soil and hold them without trial, a serious threat to American liberties, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Ambiguous but alarming … Continue reading Bringing The Battlefield Home: Are Americans In Line For Gitmo?
Israel relies on collective amnesia to justify its blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The Audacity of Hope, the US Boat to Gaza that was prevented from leaving Greek waters in June of 2011 due to Israeli political pressure, sought to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. Here's four facts the Israeli government would … Continue reading Four Things Israel Doesn't Want You To Know About The Gaza Blockade