Submitted by stuartbramhall on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 8:01pm
Retiring Congressman Ron Paul, former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, comes done on the same side as many progressives on the Israeli occupation of Palestine. A recent post on his website, reiterates comments he made when was president about Gaza being nothing but a vast concentration camp.
It has never mattered to Paul which party was in power. His greatest appeal, especially among young supporters, is his ability to tell the unvarnished truth. He puts the blame for Gazan atrocities squarely where it belongs: with the US government, which is the main supplier of planes and bombs Israel uses to attack Palestinians. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:22pm
This is from Alan Hart:
I imagine I am not the only one who feels the need to vomit (dictionary definition - “to throw up the contents of the stomach through the mouth”) when Israel’s Goebbels justifies the Zionist state’s ferocious and monstrously disproportionate attacks by air and sea on the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, the prison camp which is home to 1.5 million besieged and mainly impoverished Palestinians. The Israeli to whom I am referring is, of course, Australian-born Mark Regev, the prime minister’s spokesman, for which read spin doctor. The more I see and hear him in action, the more it seems to me that he makes Nazi Germany’s propaganda chief look like an amateur.
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Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 6:54am
Jill Stein is a “citizen-politician” who refuses to behave herself.
Dr. Stein refuses to stay in the campaigning bull-shit bubble.
She doesn’t suffer fools or play the crony let’s-screw-the-99% game.
Someone on a website recently called Jill Stein “the best presidential candidate you’ll never hear about”.
Jill Stein is a Boston physician (Harvard educated) and veteran activist and candidate with the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party
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Submitted by libbyliberal on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 3:39am
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 7:47pm
Okay, let’s get to the heart of things which any even remotely-corporate media can’t begin to.
Chris Marsden writes:
The international media is conspiring to conceal the real aims and intentions of the United States and other major powers towards Syria. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 05/28/2011 - 10:08pm
(527 Obama-dumping days until 2012 election-Hugh's Obama's Scandals List)
It is not we who are the "media unpeople."
We get acknowledged and manipulated as the sheeple that we are by the media mouthpieces of the obscenely rich and black-hearted bastards of the universe. (Sorry, I stopped using nuance since Obama date-raped America and so many of his victims still refuse to admit it). Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 6:33pm
Watch the video.
On May 22, thousands of supporters of America’s most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group, the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, converged on Washington for the group’s annual conference. For two days they watched Democratic and Republican congressional leaders pledge their undivided loyalty to the state of Israel, and by extension, to AIPAC’s legislative agenda. Speeches by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu highlighted the conference, with Obama attempting to clarify his statement demanding that 1967 borders be the “starting point” for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 02/19/2011 - 6:02pm
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States congratulated the Egyptian people and called President Hosni Mubarak's resignation a huge step towards democracy, human rights, and stability for their country.
"The Egyptian revolution is a victory for the people of Egypt, and also the victory for an idea -- the idea that violent regimes can be overthrown through nonviolent means," said Romi Elnagar, member of the Green Party of Louisiana and wife and mother of Egyptian-Americans. "While police and rampaging pro-Mubarak thugs killed 350 and injured thousands more, the protesters themselves remained overwhelmingly peaceful." Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Fri, 02/18/2011 - 7:29pm
So, let’s get this straight. The United States officially -- at least rhetorically -- disapproves of illegal Jewish settlement expansion. Yet to do ANYTHING SERIOUS to support this position would mean substantial political blowback from AIPAC.
We all know to what degree the President and Congress will sell out the welfare of human beings, their own citizens, and, hell, the rest of the world’s, to protect their own jobs and power no matter what the depth of the sell out. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Tue, 01/25/2011 - 12:53pm
via Chris Hedges at Truthdig, international day of action by AnswerCoalition, with dozens of organizations coming together for worldwide protests:
Saturday, March 19, 2011, the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, will be an international day of action against the war machine.
March 19 is the 8th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Iraq today remains occupied by 50,000 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of foreign mercenaries. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 01/20/2011 - 10:08pm
I picked up a provocative book by John J. Mearshimer in B&N today, “Why Leaders Lie -- The Truth About Lying In International Politics” (Oxford, 2011). I highly recommend it. Mearshimer rationally but bluntly explores past and current deadly global military crises promoted by the mendacity of leading “players.” Read below the fold...
Submitted by mike flugennock on Fri, 10/29/2010 - 4:39pm
(When I first published this one, it cause quite a wonderful shitstorm in the comments column when it was picked up by Stop Me Before I Vote Again.)
They range from borderline delusional to flat-out certifiable -- and they vote. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Mandos on Fri, 03/20/2009 - 1:22pm
Submitted by Mandos on Sun, 02/22/2009 - 5:23pm
The recent outcome of the Israeli election following the Gaza war reflects an Israeli population increasingly frustrated with the inability of its leaders to make Israel into a "normal" state on the terms that Israelis felt were "promised" to them---in a metaphysical sort of way---by their early leaders. I recently read this op-ed piece in Ha'aretz which really puts the frustration into stark terms: Read below the fold...
Submitted by Mandos on Sun, 02/08/2009 - 12:45am
On the eve of an election in Israel where Kahane's ideological heirs have become legitimized, it doesn't appear that alternative political approaches to the one that brought Cast Lead to Gaza are really on the table. Nevertheless, there are occasional valiant and well-intentioned attempts in the Israeli press to determine a different course for the future. But some if not most of these are frustratingly misguided. For example, this Ha'aretz opinion article by Yehezkel Dror. Quoth the article:
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