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[14 Jun 2012 | 9 Comments | 37,615 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 | 13,485 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 | 37,226 views]
Avaaz: Empire Propaganda Mill Masquerading as Grassroots Activism

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‘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 | 57,736 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 | 9,989 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 …