Monthly Archives: August 2011

No way to honor Dr. King

No way to honor Dr. King from Mondoweiss by Medea Benjamin   The ceremonies for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC were kicked off on August 24 at an event billed as Honoring Global Leaders for Peace. But some … Continue reading

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Libya NATO War: Pro and Con

 This is a collection of recent postings on Libya from the blogs I follow INDEX CON (pretty much my own position) A progressive case for Obama’s foreign policy greatness? from Glenn Greenwald by Glenn Greenwald Libya: The longer view from ‘Just World News’ with … Continue reading

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Why the Palestinians can’t recognize the Jewish State

Why the Palestinians can’t recognize the Jewish State from Mondoweiss by Ahmad Samih Khalidi 1 person liked this   This article originally appeared in the current issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol 40, no. 4 (Summer 2011): In his speech to a … Continue reading

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Is Obama “strong” or “weak”?

Is Obama “strong” or “weak”? from AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth by Gaius Publius It’s regularly said, in the mainstream and on the left, that Obama is “weak,” or a “poor negotiator,” or too eager to “surrender” to Republicans, or simply … Continue reading

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Shabak Blames IDF for Eilat Terror Attack

Shabak Blames IDF for Eilat Terror Attack from Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place by Richard Silverstein Until yesterday night, I thought I knew or understood most of the facts of the Eilat terror attack.  That changed with Anshel Pfeffer’s article … Continue reading

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Day 2 of protests to stop Obama from approving the tar sands oil pipeline

Day 2 of protests to stop Obama from approving the tar sands oil pipeline from AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth by Joe Sudbay (DC) Yesterday, I wrote a post about the first XL pipeline protest in front of the White House. 70 protesters … Continue reading

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Civil disobedience begins to prevent Obama from approving a potential climate disaster

Civil disobedience begins to prevent Obama from approving a potential climate disaster from AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth by Joe Sudbay (DC) Today, environmentalists and other activists began civil disobedience in front of the White House. Among the first arrestees were Lt. … Continue reading

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Palestine/Israel Apartheid News: 8/8/11: The ‘untamed wildernesses’ of Israeli and American colonialism

My Top 5 Picks: Barghouti: The tent protests ‘[are] the epitome of hysterical denial of the colonial reality’ from Mondoweiss by Kiera Feldman The ‘untamed wildernesses’ of Israeli and American colonialism from Mondoweiss by Paul Mutter Anti-Arab racism in Israel from Mondoweiss by Adam Horowitz Whorin’ and Schnorrin’ Jesse … Continue reading

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The ‘untamed wildernesses’ of Israeli and American colonialism from Mondoweiss by Paul Mutter

The ‘untamed wildernesses’ of Israeli and American colonialism from Mondoweiss by Paul Mutter A June editorial in +972 Magazine examined the (non-)utility of the argument “Who started it in 1948?” One thing that struck me about the points of the argument regarding the disposition of … Continue reading

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Whorin’ and Schnorrin’ Jesse Jackson Jr.-Style

Whorin’ and Schnorrin’ Jesse Jackson Jr.-Style from Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place by Richard Silverstein I’ve been keepin’ a list and checkin’ it twice to find out whose been especially naughty in joining the Aipac junket to Israel.  81 … Continue reading

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