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[6 Aug 2012 | 17 Comments | 13,753 views]
August 5 Sinai Attack Bears All the Hallmarks of an Israeli False Flag

By the Editor.
On Sunday 5 August a number of unidentified militants carried out an attack in the Egyptian Sinai in which several Egyptian soldiers were killed, and Israel’s border was penetrated. After Iftar as the Egyptian Muslims were breaking their fast, unknown militants killed 16 Egyptian soldiers and stole an Egyptian armoured vehicle. Using a pick-up truck packed with explosives, the militants breached the Egypt-Israel border at the ‘Kerem Shalom’ crossing and subsequently drove approximately one mile into Israel using the armoured vehicle they had commandeered.
This event brings …

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[24 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 6,277 views]
Venezuela: A Threat to Washington?

by Eva Golinger, Thursday, July 19, 2012.
From the first time Hugo Chavez was elected President of Venezuela in 1998, Washington and its allies have been trying to undermine his government. When Chavez was just a presidential candidate, the US State Department denied his visa to participate in television interviews in Miami. Later, when he won the presidential elections, Ambassador John Maisto called him personally to congratulate him and offer him a visa. The following months were filled with attempts to “buy” the newly elected President of Venezuela. Businessmen, politicians and …

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[23 Jul 2012 | 23 Comments | 13,871 views]
Opinion: Jonathan Azaziah on Communism

Editor’s note
The following analysis was emailed to me by Jonathan Azaziah after I had asked him for his thoughts on Communism. Specifically I asked Jonathan how one can reconcile the notion that Communism is supposed to be an ideology based on altruism and social justice, while, in the case of the Bolshevik Revolution, it has been characterised by tyranny, terrorism, and unspeakable suffering.
by Jonathan Azaziah.
I do not, repeat, do NOT view Communism (Marxism) as a movement and ideology based on social justice by any means. Communism was not birthed …

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[17 Jul 2012 | 5 Comments | 10,772 views]
The Visible Ghosts of Palestine

By the Editor.
A walk through occupied Al Khalil (Hebron) offers a shocking and heartbreaking insight into the struggle of the oppressed souls of one of Palestine’s most important cities. Day by day, Al Khalil is becoming a ghost town as the indigenous Palestinians are forced out through a wickedly evil campaign of terrorism, intimidation, and oppression.
Israel’s occupation is multi-faceted, one which attacks the Palestinians’ freedom, culture, economy, and way of life, as well as their very survival in ways which will shock and perturb any person who harbours even …

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[5 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 21,266 views]
There are two kinds of people in this world

By the Editor.
There are two kinds of people in this world.
The first seeks knowledge, while the second seeks gratification.
The first trembles with anger when injustice is done to others; the second is numb and unconcerned.
The first recognises their duty to speak out, while the second dismisses injustice as being out of their hands or simply ‘the way it is’.
The first is loyal and loving to their human & non-human brothers and sisters, while the second is loyal to their nation.
The first rejects dogma and thinks independently; the second blindly respects …

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[14 Jun 2012 | 9 Comments | 39,849 views]
The Palestine Solidarity Movement: A Recipe for Kosher anti-Zionism

By the Editor.
British Palestine Solidarity outfit ‘Palestine Place’ provides a platform for anti-Syrian speakers, while ostracising and banning activists who choose to discuss topics designated as ‘no-go’ by Zionist ideology. This is symptomatic of a wider disease prevalent in the ‘Palestine Solidarity Movement’.
The Palestine Solidarity Movement, not only within the UK but across nations worldwide, is becoming increasingly fractured and impotent. The movement is characterised by swathes of different groups squabbling amongst themselves, and ostracising members(1) who cross certain red lines – red lines which have been drawn …

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[12 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | 13,735 views]
Leading German Daily: Houla Massacre Committed by Syrian Rebels

A leading German daily has revealed that the Houla Massacre was carried out by the ‘rebels’ in Syria. Those killed were nearly exclusively families from the Alawi and Shia minorities in Sunni-majority Houla. This included several dozen members of one extended family, which had converted from Sunni to Shia Islam. Also killed was the family of a Sunni member of parliament who was considered a government collaborator by the rebels.
Posted by b on June 9, 2012.
The prime German daily, the center-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, has anew report (in …

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[9 Jun 2012 | 19 Comments | 38,435 views]
Avaaz: Empire Propaganda Mill Masquerading as Grassroots Activism

By the Editor.
‘Activism’ and ‘human rights’ foundation Avaaz blames the Houla massacre on Assad and calls for foreign intervention. A peek into the background of Avaaz explains its pro-empire position, and who is really behind it.
The ultra-shadowy Avaaz Foundation is purportedly a non-governmental organisation that seeks to(1) “close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.”
A mere three days after the Houla Massacre in Syria, while all parties were clamouring to figure out what had happened and who was responsible, Avaaz took the …

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[30 May 2012 | 9 Comments | 58,402 views]
Lies, Damned Lies, and Wikipedia

By the Editor.
How many times have you used Wikipedia when trying to find out the basic facts surrounding an unfamiliar event or topic? How many times has Wikipedia been your first port of call? When one seeks information online relating to a divisive, confusing, or hotly debated topic, nine times out of ten the first port of call will be a search engine, most likely Google. Resultingly (as we will see), the online encyclopedia ‘Wikipedia‘, now a household name, has become the chief first source of information …

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[10 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 10,173 views]
Are Google Ideas and the Israel Lobby “trying to do good things for the world”?

Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail. March 30, 2012 at 2:27 am.
Looking through who Google Ideas director Jared Cohen is following on Twitter, I came across this intriguing connection to the Israel lobby:
Scott Carpenter ‏@JSCarpenter11
Principal, @GoogleIdeas, where thinking and technology tackle the thorniest problems. Previously founder and director of Project Fikra @washinstitute.
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) was created by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) “to do AIPAC’s work but appear independent.” According to the think tank AIPAC built, Project Fikra is “a multiyear program of research, publication, and …