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Dissident Voice - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

In the wake of Ed Snowden’s revelations there’s been a litany of calls for the widespread adoption of online anonymity tools. One such technology is Tor, which employs a network of Internet relays to hinder the process of attribution. Though advocates openly claim that “Tor still works”1...

Eva Bartlett - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

–Victims, painting by Ahmed Muhanna

I sit in my calm, safe Canadian home, listening to birds twitter, people mow their lawns, construction, small planes that sound eerily like the deadly drones haunting Gaza. I am safe. My despicable political *representatives* champion the...

Eva Bartlett - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version


Clearly a war crime ,but the world will go blind :(</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Like many of the other 1.8  million Palestinians locked in Gaza, I used to go to...

Down With Tyranny - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

The Great CIA Grape Scandal: 
A Typographical Reenactment


How long do you suppose it took President Putin to find out about the CiA's grape scandal?

by Ken

Say, you remember the good old days at the CIA, when Vice President "Big Dick" Cheney, the man who put the...

Aletho News - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

By Derek Ide | The Hampton Institute | July 16, 2014 In Beirut on July 8, 1972, thirty-six year old Ghassan Kanafani entered into his Volkswagen for the last time. The prolific writer and editor of Al Hadaf (“The Goal”) was headed to the newspaper’s office. His seventeen year old niece Lamis...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

As four boys die in a shell attack in Gaza, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev says :

“The story with these four boys is a tragedy – let’s be clear the Israeli military does not target civilians.”

 

 

 

Jon Snow Presenter

AntiWar.com Blog - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Even the shameless Israeli state seems momentarily shamed, as it has announced a five-hour ceasefire in their bombardment of Gaza after having shelled to death four Palestinian children who had been playing soccer on a beach, thereby presumably serving as “human shields” for Hamas fighters...

Judith Curry - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The divorce between philosophers and scientists is fairly recent.  Its time for a reconciliation.

[P]hilosophers have not kept up with science and their art is dead. – Stephen Hawking

Philosophy is a field that, unfortunately, reminds me of that old Woody...

Penny for your thoughts - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

WP
How much harm is the US attempting to inflict on the EU with this move?
It is Europe that get's it's energy from Russia.

The United States on Wednesday increased sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, despite ongoing European...
Revisionist Review - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version
Mohammed Baker (aged 9), Ahed Baker (aged 10), Zakaria Baker (aged 10), and Mohammed Baker (aged 11), all from the same extended family. The victims were scrawny fishermen’s kids, running around on the beach, playing in the waves.

Four Young Boys Killed Playing on Gaza Beach

By Anne Barnard...
Aletho News - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

By Mike Masnick | Techdirt | Jul 15, 2014 The rather astoundingly named Josh Earnest is the recently appointed press secretary of President Obama, and he’s kicked off his tenure with quite a whopper: insisting that, despite complaints from basically every corner, President Obama really is “the...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version
Hague messed with our universal jurisdiction laws to provide a safe haven for Israel’s war crimes suspects, notably Tzipi Livni who was largely responsible for the terror that brought death and destruction to Gaza’s civilians in the vicious blitzkrieg known as Operation Cast Lead, in...
Peter B Collins - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Secretary Hagel notified Congress of plan to send 6 Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay, including hunger striker Dhiab–it’s long overdue!….Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

–Four updates on America’s Gulag:

–Defense secretary Hagel...

Dissident Voice - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version

For years, homeowners have been battling Wall Street in an attempt to recover some portion of their massive losses from the housing Ponzi scheme. But progress has been slow, as they have been outgunned and out-spent by the banking titans.

In June, however, the banks may have met their...

Down With Tyranny - 2014-07-17 - Original post - cached version
NC-12, which snakes through the state looking for African-Americans, has a D+26 PVI

Last week, the whole country got a chance to look in behind the walls of the political sausage-making machine known as gerrymandering-- at least for Florida. A judge threw out the Republican Party...

Aletho News - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

RT | July 16, 2014 A local resident near a house destroyed in the Ukrainian army’s artillery attack on Lugansk.(RIA Novosti / Mikhail Voskresenskiy) Eastern Ukraine leaders want to stop war as soon as possible and are open to any dialogue, Donetsk People’s Republic PM Aleksandr Boroday said. He...

Stop Nato - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Press TV
July 15, 2014

US wants a client regime in Afghanistan: Rozoff

The United States is manipulating politics and attempting to exercise “19th century classical imperialism” in Afghanistan because it wants a “client regime” in Kabul, says an American antiwar activist....

Stop Nato - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

American writers on peace and against war

John Greenleaf Whittier: If this be Peace, pray what is War?

John Greenleaf Whittier: The Peace Convention at Brussels

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John Greenleaf Whittier...

Dissident Voice - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

TTIP is the latest bid to capture policymaking by the profit-making interests of the 1%, with dire implications for anyone who upholds a vision of a more equitable and sustainable economic order. But campaign groups and activists are working hard to expose this trade agreement for what it is,...

Aletho News - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

RT | July 16, 2014 ​Four Palestinian children were killed by rockets while playing football on Gaza beach, with local officials saying the attack came from an Israeli gunboat. Dozens of international journalists witnessed the tragedy. “This is a cowardly crime,” said Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman...

Eva Bartlett - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Photo from the ISM

So at the moment, the Wafa hospital, the ONLY rehabilitation hospital of its kind in Gaza, is under Zio threat of being bombed… in spite of the fact that its occupants are 16 invalids and 8 internationals who are attempting the prevent the hospital from being...

Aletho News - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

By Robert Turner | Ma’an | July 16, 2014 As I sit here in my office cum bedroom in Gaza City, listening to the airstrikes and rocket fire, there is talk of how to bring the violence to an end. This is to be eminently desired, particularly for the civilian population in Gaza who have […]

Down With Tyranny - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version
Norcross and Christie, the two grotesque crooks who run New Jersey

Earlier today we mentioned, in passing, an insurance-related dust-up in the South Jersey congressional race for the open NJ-03 swing seat being vacated by Jon Runyan. It pits multimillionaire insurance executive Tom...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version
 The consequences of the Israeli state of mind are, of course, catastrophic – first and foremost for the Palestinians, who suffer death and destruction for their justified resistance to oppression. The Zionists see them as latter-day Nazis but in truth they resemble the resisters in the...
BSNEWS - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

We now have confirmation from the Israeli daily Haaretz of what we should have suspected: that the idea for the so-called Egyptian “ceasefire proposal” was actually hatched in Washington, the messenger boy was arch-war criminal Tony Blair, and the terms were drafted by Israel.

The...

Penny for your thoughts - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

WSJ

Russia's Ministry of Defense brought 11 foreign military attachés, including one from the U.S., to a neighborhood on the Russian side of the border where Moscow accused Kiev's forces of shelling a residential house on Sunday, killing a 47-year-old Russian...
Aletho News - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

By Chris Carlson | International Middle East Media Center | July 16, 2014 Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem has issued an information sheet stating that the interpretation presented by the Israeli forces spokesperson — that it is enough for a person to be involved in a military activity...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

When the bodies of three Israeli settlers – Aftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 – were found on June 30 near Hebron in the southern West Bank, Israel went into a state of mourning and a wave of sympathy flowed in from around the world. The three had disappeared 18 days...

Aletho News - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – July 16, 2014 The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned that hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza are without water as a result of Israel’s repeated airstrikes on the enclave. The ICRC said on Wednesday that Gaza’s already vulnerable water system is being...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for the rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. Erwin Knoll The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. Thomas Jefferson CRU and Academic Publishing Recent...

Revisionist Review - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version
By Michael Hoffman www.revisionisthistory.org

July 16, 2014 -- A Human Rights Watch report released today cites United Nations data showing that, as of July 14, more than three-quarters of the Palestinians killed by Israeli bombs and tank shells in Gaza have been civilians. The Israelis have...

Dissident Voice - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

When the bodies of three Israeli settlers – Aftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 – were found on June 30 near Hebron in the southern West Bank, Israel went into a state of mourning and a wave of sympathy flowed in from around the world. The three had disappeared 18 days...

Down With Tyranny - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Bob Costa's headline in the Washington Post the other day, "Progressives turn from Obama to embrace Warren"-- which an editor probably wrote-- missed a key point. Obama isn't running for president, or anything else, again. Perhaps "Progressives turn from Hillary to embrace Warren" would have...

Penny for your thoughts - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

This is a bit of an older article Dec 2013. Seemed timely since Palestinian oil, and it's theft by Israel, is on the present day agenda. The title is "Putin's Mediterranean Move" but that's just typical NATO media arrogance.
How dare anyone else compete or vie for energy rights. When it all...

Tragedy & Hope - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Published on Jul 16, 2014 Red Ice Creations: Henrik and Lana analyze the propaganda found within the movie Anchorman 2. They’ll also examine the actor Will Ferrell, his double standards, and his Funny or Die posse that includes producer Judd Apatow and writer/producer Adam McKay. What is the...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version
Highlights from a UK Parliament debate in which MPs variously accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the worlds largest outdoor prison, collective punishment, and attacking water supplies, hospitals, supply...
Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Image above: Smoke rises up in the air following an Israeli air attack on Gaza.

 

 The reality is that the Israeli regime has just given itself carte blanche to step up its genocide against the Palestinians – just as it was threatening to do so. The so-called ceasefire was...
Land Destroyer - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version
You don't need big-ag's Golden Rice, you just need a garden. 

July 16, 2014 (LocalOrg) - Corporate biotechnology monopolies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, and others have met increasing resistance to their attempts to patent and control global agriculture. They have spent untold fortunes...

Northerntruthseeker - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version
Avigdor Lieberman, Foreign Affairs Minister of Israel, threw a bomb on Gaza while speaking in the Knesset on July 15, 2014. "The operation* must end with the IDF controlling the entire Gaza Strip," he said after calling for the obliteration of the Palestinian government. A Good Roman Pension...
AntiWar.com Original Content - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

As a matter of faith, some people believe that God can see and hear everything. But as a matter of fact, the U.S. government now has the kind of surveillance powers formerly attributed only to a supreme being. Top “national security” officials in Washington now have the determination and tech...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Originally posted at TomDispatch. You’re not in the United States. Oh sure, look around at the fog lifting over the New England countryside or the diamond deserts of Arizona, but this land isn’t your land, not anymore. It’s a place controlled by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and your...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Fox News reports it’s entirely legal in many jurisdictions for criminals to change their names, citing the case of an Oklahoma man convicted of impersonating a police officer – as well as a would-be school bus driver who is a convicted sex offender. It’s a problem in Australia, too, where...

Corbett Report - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

So what should I do on my enforced vacation? Leave your ideas in the comments section.

SHOW NOTES:
Introducing The Corbett Report Members

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Palestinian Authority security forces block the path of a rally in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, 20 June.(Mamoun Wazwaz / APA images)

 

 

 THE IMPOTENT AND CORRUPT PALESTINE AUTHORITY (PA), WHICH IS VIRTUALLY...
Down With Tyranny - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

I'm planning a trip to Vietnam. I haven't been there in a long time and I've never been to the northern part of the country. So when someone on twitter recommended a NY Times piece, I grabbed it and saved it for when I'd have some free time to read it. What I eventually started reading was...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Parliament was able to begin forming the new government today; however, there is still much to do before it can function. Meanwhile, at least 233 people were killed, mostly militants, and 185 were wounded, mostly civilians and security volunteers.

Dissident Voice - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

To much trumpeting the IMF have kindly agreed to help out desperate and war torn Ukraine. How wonderful they are we are all meant to think, but the truth couldn’t be more opposite.

The International Monetary Fund was set up in 1945, describing itself as an “organization of 188 countries,...

Dissident Voice - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

It has been 10 years of dormancy for the peace movement: a full decade since the thriving demonstrations of the early Bush years gave way to liberal demands that the focus shift to defeating the president at the ballot box. This fixation remained through the two ensuing presidential elections,...

Dissident Voice - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Seeing through the tear-jerking to the guilty U.S. Government

The pictures of thousands of children huddled in shelters are upsetting, and the tales some tell are horrifying, and that is all a real but sentimental distraction from the entrenched American power that created these...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Right-wing nationalists attack activists protesting Israel’s air strikes on Gaza in central Tel Aviv on 12 July. (Oren Ziv / ActiveStills)

 

 

On the eve of Abu Khudair’s lynching, Member of Knesset (Israel’s parliament) and government faction whip Ayelet Shaked...

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