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Persecuting Hanin Zoabi

 

Persecuting Hanin Zoabi

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel's Supreme Court ruled twice on her. Most recently it did so in mid-February. It went both ways. More on that below.

 

In July 2010, Knesset members stripped her of key parliamentary rights and privileges. They did so lawlessly and maliciously. They targeted her for doing the right thing.

 

Talk Nation Radio: Norman Solomon on Iraq War Lies and New Online Activism

Norman Solomon discusses his recent debate with former Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson on the lies that took the United States into war 10 years ago, as well as Solomon's cofounding of online activist force RootsAction.org.

Total run time: 29:00

Host: David Swanson.
Producer: David Swanson.
Music by Duke Ellington.

 

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Individual Honor versus Unpleasant History The Battle Still Rages Over What Vietnam Means

 

By John Grant


"The experience we have of our lives from within, the story we tell ourselves about ourselves in order to account for what we are doing, is thus a lie -- the truth lies rather outside, in what we do."

                -- Slavoj Zizek

Chavismo Lives!

 

Chavismo Lives!

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Venezuelans mourn. Chavismo lives! Bolivarianism is institutionalized. 

 

Venezuelans expect no less. They want no part of their ugly past. They'll put their bodies on the line to prevent it. They did before. They'll do it again. 

 

MA Prosecutor Lets Rumsfeld Walk, Charges Protester Instead. Bonus: Can You See the Karate Chop?

 


A little over a year ago former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld came to Boston for a speech and was greeted by crowds demanding his arrest.  In these pages and others I reported:
 

More Controversial Obama Appointments

 

More Controversial Obama Appointments

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Throughout his tenure, he ignored the best, brightest, most honorable and well qualified. He chose cabinet and other top picks he should have spurned.

 

AIPAC Conference Day Two

 

AIPAC Conference Day Two

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

AIPAC operates lawlessly. It's an unregistered foreign agent. It prioritizes militancy, war, occupation harshness, apartheid, racist hate, and Israel uber alles. 

 

It's a dagger in the heart of rule of law principles and democratic value. It menaces world peace. Its annual conferences display the worst of its agenda. 

Syria News - Mar 6

 

Syrian jets bomb northern city Raqqa overrun by rebels, Governor and Baath party head detained by Jabhat al-Nusra - poststar.com

VIDEO: Al Nusra Captures Raqqa Governor and Raqqa Baath Party Boss - YouTube

VIDEO: Islamist Rebels in Raqaa Use Heavy Weapons - YouTube

VIDEO: Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham in Al-Raqqa - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Rebels destroy bottles of alcohol in Al Raqqa - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Film Burning of Shia Muslim Books & Artwork in Supposed Damascus Office - YouTube

VIDEO: Rebels execute Alawite - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Rebel beheads a civilian - Friends of Syria

VIDEO: Rebels Execute SAA Militia - LiveLeak.com

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Gulf arms to Syria rebels reaching "right people," Kerry says - NOW

VIDEO: Secretary of State John Kerry Blasts Russia for Aiding Syrian Government in War Against Rebels - ABC News

General says Syria too complex to give lethal aid to rebels - MiamiHerald.com

Iraqis call for U.S. military aid after Nusra-linked assault on ‘innocent Syrians’ - MiamiHerald.com

Hezbollah takes a greater role in Syrian conflict - USAToday

FSA: Hizbullah Preparing to Send 5,000 Fighters to Homs — Naharnet

Al-Qaeda gunmen study IDF patrols on Israeli-Syrian border - The Times of Israel

Turkey denies Syria's looting accusations, calls claims baseless - todayszaman

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Assad says Syria has "emerged victorious" - NOW

Children lack schooling in Syria crisis, At least 2,400 schools have been damaged or destroyed, UNICEF says - latimes.com

Syria petrol price jumps 18%, state media says - NOW

German Journalist Who  Entered Syria Illegally Handed Over to Russian Ambassador - SANA

Uneasy Calm Reigns in Assad Stronghold of Tartus - SPIEGEL ONLINE

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle@gmail.com

Iran War Weekly - March 5, 2013

Iran War Weekly

March 5, 2013

 

TSA botches background checks, by Lisa Simeone

Last May, TSA News writer Bill Fisher reported on the TSA’s backlog of background checks at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Read the rest at TSA News.

What Chuck Hagel Might Say to Israeli Counterpart

‘Talking Points’ for Hagel on Iran

[Editor Note:  Some neocons hope they softened up new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during his bruising confirmation fight. But ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern suggests in these proposed “talking points” that Hagel stick to his principled reputation as someone who tells it like it is, regardless of political pressures.]

March 5, 2013

MEMORANDUM

FROM: Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern

TO: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Subject: Proposed Talking Points on Iran for Your Meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak

Protest Drone Kills at the CIA

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

10AM

CIA HEADQUARTERS

900 block of Dolley Madison Blvd., Langley, Virginia

The US CIA drone program is the worst and bloodiest kept secret. Officially it’s functioning is covert and hidden from scrutiny. Around the world those concerned with international law are opposing the deadly extrajudicial program as thousands have now been killed by CIA and US Military drone strikes and left many others maimed and suffering the loss of loved ones.  According the Bureau of Investigative Journalism from 2004 to the present up to 3573 were killed by the CIA drones in Pakistan alone. Other countries where the CIA and US Military attack with drones include Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, and Afghanistan. Stand with us opposing CIA & US Military drones used in extrajudicial killings.

 

US killer drone strikes are illegal, immoral, and must stop now!

Supported by Pax Christi Metro DC, Northern Virginians for Peace & Justice, Episcopal Peace Fellowship (DC), Dorothy Day Catholic Worker of DC, Code Pink, Nova Catholic Community, Langley Hill Friends (Quaker), Washington Peace Center, Peace Action Montgomery County, MD, Little Friends for Peace, Maryland United for Peace & Justice, Veterans For Peace

For more information contact Jack McHale: 703-772-0635

AIPAC Conference Promotes War

 

AIPAC Conference Promotes War

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On March 3, AIPAC's 2013 conference began. It "Celebrat(es) 65 Years of Friendship." It's nothing to be admired. 

 

It supports war, occupation, exploitation and dominance. It deplores peace, equity and justice. 

 

Italians Reject Austerity

 

Italians Rejects Austerity

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It's high time voters somewhere did. It transfers wealth to bankers, other corporate favorites and rich elites. 

 

It wrecks economies. It creates poverty, unemployment and human misery. It turns countries into dystopian backwaters.

 

Syria News - Mar 5

 

 

Dozens of Syrian troops killed in Iraq after seeking refuge, raising concerns of war’s spread - The Washington Post

Iraq accuses Qatar of financing jihadi groups in Syria - The Cable

Kurdistan Region asks Turkey to negotiate with Syrian Kurds - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Russia to deliver Iraq weapons by June: Zebari - PressTV

Phalange: Lebanese-Syrian Border Areas Should Be Declared Military Zone under Army's Control — Naharnet

Israel warns it cannot stand idle as Syria war spills over border -| Reuters

Syrian industry sues Turkey for 'terrorism, looting': report - AFP

France, Turkey plot to assasinate Assad: Report - PressTV

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Syrian opposition says captures eastern city of Raqqa - Yahoo! News

VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Plant an Islamist Flag in Raqqa - LiveLeak.com

VIDEO: Rebels tearing down the statue of Hafes Assad in Raqqa - YouTube

Syria troops launch major assault on Homs city - AFP

Kerry: "Moderate Syrian opponents should be armed" - turkishpress.com

The EU is Set to Support Syrian Rebels with Military Training - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Russian weapons flowing to rebels by way of Serbia - World Tribune

UNRWA deplores hanging of two Palestine refugees by syrian rebels in Yarmouk - keshcash.com

VIDEO: Battles Between FSA  And Syrian Troops In Yarmouk Camp In Damascus - Firstpost Topic 

VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Blow up a Shiite Shrine in a Syrian Village - YouTube

VIDEO: Syrian Rebels Ambushed an SAA BMP and Beheaded the Crew - LiveLeak.com

 

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Eric Clapton also can’t stand the TSA, by Lisa Simeone

The great blues guitarist and singer Eric Clapton is also fed up with the TSA.

Read the rest at TSA News.

Did Judicial 'Pillow Talk' Decide this Case: Philadelphia Judge Covered Up a Bedroom Connection

 

By Linn Washington, Jr.


The controversial acquittal of a Philadelphia policeman caught on video violently punching a woman at a Puerto Rican Day parade last fall quickly produced a second stink bomb.

The Philadelphia judge who freed fired Lt. Jonathan Josey during a non-jury trial where that jurist brushed aside compelling evidence recorded on that video is married to a Philadelphia policeman.

Imperial America's in Good Hands with Philip Gordon

 

Imperial America’s in Good Hands with Philip Gordon

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

He's an American diplomat. He's a foreign policy specialist. He's Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. His portfolio includes 50 countries. 

 

He's moving on. More on that below.

 

Whitewashing Israeli Murder by Torture

 

Whitewashing Israeli Murder by Torture

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Torture is official Israeli policy. It's longstanding. Palestinian suffering explains best. Thousands every year are subjected to cruel and inhumane treatment. Their physical and emotional scars bear witness.

 

Accountability is long overdue. Arafat Jaradat is Israel's latest victim. Israel tortured him to death. His body bore clear signs. Autopsy evidence proved it.

John Owen Brennen - War Criminal

 

Name: John Owen Brennan

Born: September 22, 1955 in North Bergen, NJ

Profession: Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security & Counterterrorism and Assistant to the President (2009 – present)

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"Hiroshima: A Global Perspective" by Steven Leeper

I just had to share the following remarkable speech (which a friend sent to me) given last November by Steven Leeper, head of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation (whose unique background explains his insights).  How do these compelling points get spread to high school and college students?

Best thing about sequestration? TSA takes a dive, by Lisa Simeone

 

The intertubes are full of wailing about the automatic, across-the-board cuts called sequestration that are set to take effect in 30 days if Congress doesn’t get its act together.

Read the rest at TSA News.

Eroding Free Expression in Israel

 

Eroding Free Expression in Israel

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel targets anti-war dissent. Demonstrators are beaten and arrested. So are journalists and activists. Arabs are vulnerable. So are Jews.

 

Military solutions are prioritized. Opposition is called endangering national security. Saying so bears no relation to reality. Israel claims might justifies right. Police states operate that way.

Austerity When Stimulus Is Needed

 

Austerity When Stimulus Is Needed

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On December 31, 1933, The New York Times published John Maynard Keynes "Open Letter" to Franklin Roosevelt. 

 

On November 25, 2008, the London Guardian republished an abridged text. It urged:

Hawkish Senators Want War on Iran

 

Hawkish Senators Want War on Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Permanent war is official US policy. Bipartisan complicity supports it. Doing so violates international, constitutional and US statute laws. 

 

America is a lawless rogue state. It's been so for decades. It's by far the world's worst. It wages war on humanity. It does it at home and abroad. 

 

Syria News - Mar 3

 

 

VIDEO: 'Bullying’ Britain fanning the flames, warns Assad in interview - The Sunday Times

Transcript of Al Assad Full Interview with the Sunday Times - Friends of Syria

Syria army seizes key Aleppo airport road, Capture of highway will allow regime to deploy fresh troops -  Al Jazeera English

Fierce clashes pitting rebel fighters from several battalions against regular troops in Raqqa, At least 26 rebels, troops die - NOW

VIDEO: Islamist group Ahrar Al Sham fighting in Al Raqqa - YouTube

Palestinians suspected of aiding Syria regime “hanged" in Yarmouk - NOW

PHOTO: Two Palestinians Hanged in Yarmouk Camp - Real Syria Updates

Guide to Syrian Rebel Media Spokespeople and PR - Analysis Intelligence

PHOTO: Photographic Evidence Of Scud Missile Use In Syria - Brown Moses Blog

VIDEO: More Chechyan and Dagestanis in Syria - LiveLeak.com

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Iraq deploy massive reinforcements clashing with rebels near the Syrian border - NOW

Wounded Syria soldiers treated in Iraq, spokesman says - NOW

VIDEO: Maliki lets Iran send weapons to Syria via Iraq -: Firstpost Topic

VIDEO: 124 AlQaeda Terrorists Heading to Syria Captured in Iraq - LiveLeak.com 

On the Frontline of the Battle for Syria’s Lebanese Villages - Al Akhbar English

Jordan stresses political solution to end Syria’s crisis - NZweek

Russian Arms Trade Czar Says "War" Declared on Weapon Supplies to Syria - RIA Novosti

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Syrian Kurdish KNC delegation to visit Russia - Kurdpress News Aganecy

VIDEO: The life in Rimêlan a day after it was captured by Kurdish YPG - LiveLeak.com

 

To contact Bartolo email peaceloversingle@gmail.com

10 Years Later: Still Shocked, Not Awed

March 18, 2013
Washington, D.C.
The Langston Room at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Streets, NW
8-10 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Sign up here: http://facebook.com/events/601163023231687

Ten years after the latest U.S. assault on Iraq began with a campaign of "Shock and Awe," we stop to consider where we've been and where we should be heading.  Join:

Leah Bolger, Board Member and Past President of Veterans For Peace.

Andy Shallal, artist, peace and social justice activist and entrepreneur, is the founder of Busboys and Poets and Eatonville.  He sits on the board of several art, business and peace and justice organizations including the Institute for Policy Studies, Anacostia Community Museum and Think Local First D.C.

Robert Shetterly, an award winning painter whose work is in collections all over the U.S. and Europe.  For more than 10 years he has been painting the series of portraits Americans Who Tell the Truth. The exhibit has been traveling around the country since 2003. A book of the portraits has won the top award of the International Reading Association for Intermediate non-fiction.

Shetterly will be unveiling his latest portrait, that of David Swanson.

David Swanson, an author whose books include Daybreak (2009), War Is A Lie (2010), When the World Outlawed War (2011), and The Military Industrial Complex at 50 (2012).  Swanson hosts Talk Nation Radio, and works for RootsAction.org, as well as blogging at WarIsACrime.org.

Sponsoring organizations that have helped spread the word about this event:
WarIsACrime.org
RootsAction.org
World Can't Wait
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Veterans For Peace
Peace Action Montgomery
OccupyWashingtonDC.org / October2011
CodePink
Americans Who Tell the Truth
Busboys and Poets
Teaching for Change
C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Committee for High-School Options and Information on Careers, Education and Self-Improvement)
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Speaking Events

David Swanson at St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT, October 5, 2016.

David Swanson in Fairbanks, Alaska, October 22, 2016.

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