Category Archives: History

Tomgram: Sheila Johnson, “Chal”

Tomgram: Sheila Johnson, “Chal” Posted by Sheila K. Johnson at 5:12pm, April 10, 2011. [Note to TomDispatch readers: As today’s post is devoted to Chalmers Johnson, I wanted to mention that his final book, Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope, has just … Continue reading

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Independence is Another Name for Dignity

Independence is Another Name for Dignity Written by Eduardo Galeano, Translation by Lisa Boscov-Ellen Thursday, 10 March 2011 21:38 Source: La Jornada I want to dedicate this tribute to the living memory of two people named Carlos: Carlos Lenkersdorf and Carlos … Continue reading

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Colonialism and violence

Colonialism and violence by ISSA KHALAF on FEBRUARY 26, 2011 · 7 COMMENTS Like 1Retweet 3   As we bear witness to the daily, ever escalating, ever-unprecedented yet routine Israeli collective punishment and cruelty and torment inflicted on the Palestinians—men and women, young … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Military – Myths and Reality

The Egyptian Military – Myths and Reality from Jonathan Wright by Jonathan 1 person liked this All eyes are now on the Egyptian armed forces, which assumed power on Friday night when Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that President Hosni Mubarak was … Continue reading

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An old hand on the Middle East: a quick reading list

An old hand on the Middle East: a quick reading list from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by (As’ad AbuKhalil) This is a seasoned US Middle East specialist who does not want to be identified in any way: … Continue reading

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