Finkelstein in Edmonton: "Be reasonable. Even when your fury seems to gain control of you… from the horrors that are being inflicted. Stick to those basic standards of justice."

On Monday, January 26th, 2009 in News.

Talk at the University of Alberta on January 22, 2009 01.23.2009 | YouTube.com | YouTube.com By mixedblessing Talk: Dr. Norman Finkelstein speaking at the University of Alberta on January 22, 2009. His talk dealt with Israel’s responsibility in the situation in Gaza and the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Questions & Answers: Dr. Norman Finkelstein answers questions from the audience following his talk at the University of Alberta on January 22, 2009. Dr. Finkelstein was discussing Israel and Gaza, particularly


Deeds v. Words: Israel is wiping Palestine off the map; Hamas has in the past talked about wiping Israel off the map

On Monday, January 26th, 2009 in News.

Prima Facie Evidence of War Crimes by Israel Broadcast January 19, 2009 01.21.2009 | YouTube.com By connielane Channel Four News journalist Johnathan Miller travelled to Gaza where he interviewed civilians sheltering in a UN run school attacked by Israel using white phosphorus munitions. The attack – described as “Outrageous” by the UN Secretary General – was filmed by a school worker on his mobile phone. Donatella Rovera, an Amnesty International investigator said “We’ve seen Prima Facie that there have been


What we can do

On Monday, January 26th, 2009 in News.

Hero Journalist J. A. Belo Being Persecuted, Needs Support. 01.25.2009 | AllanNairn.com By Allan Nairn Many cultures have equivalents of the English-language saying “No good deed goes unpunished,” maybe because there’s sometimes something about decent people that can make them look like easy targets. When East Timor was in its heroic phase, enduring tribulations that made the Bible look placid, one of the heroes was a young aspiring journalist named Jose Antonio Belo. When, amidst liberation, Belo took me on


Purity of arms in action

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

GAZA CRISIS – PHOTO GALLERY JANUARY 2009 01.25.2009 [?] | UNRWA An UNRWA school in Beit Lahiya suffered a direct hit from IDF fire on 17 January Photographs by Mohammed Abed/AFP and agencies The aftermath of the shelling of Beit Lahiya school Photographs by Mohammed Abed/AFP and agencies UNRWA food distribution in Gaza 16th & 17th January UNRWA warehouses burning in Gaza 15th January UNRWA turns schools in to emergency shelters 11th January West Bank staff pack Gaza aid 10th


The truth

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

GAZA WAR SUMMARY 01.23.2009 | Ynet By B. Michael Despite widespread praise, B. Michael unimpressed with military’s performance in Gaza Did the army draw lessons from its past performance? Unclear. The praise being lavished on the IDF still requires verification. This army participated in two wars: In Lebanon it was fired at and it emerged out of it by the skin of its teeth. In Gaza it was almost not fired at, and it immediately “won.” Therefore, the only learned


Change you CAN'T believe in

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

The Torture Ban that Doesn’t Ban Torture: Obama’s Rules Keep It Intact, and Could Even Accord With an Increase in US-Sponsored Torture Worldwide. 01.24.2009 | AllanNairn.com By Allan Nairn If you’re lying on the slab still breathing, with your torturer hanging over you, you don’t much care if he is an American or a mere United States – sponsored trainee. When President Obama declared flatly this week that “the United States will not torture” many people wrongly believed that he’d


New technology v. TV censorship, Round 1

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

Al-Jazeera coverage of Gaza widely watched 01.24.2009 | BaltimoreSun.com By Sun news service DOHA, Qatar American viewership of Al-Jazeera English rose drastically during the Israel-Hamas war, partly because the channel had what other networks didn’t: reporters inside Gaza. The station streamed video of Israel’s offensive against Hamas on the Internet and took advantage of online media such as the microblogging Web site Twitter to provide real-time updates. During the 22-day conflict that ended last weekend, the station’s Web video stream


Actions of Nazi State stoke anti-Germanic sentiment around the world. Nazi front group Coordination Forum for Countering anti-Germanism files complaint with newspaper editors and government representatives of the world: "Why can't your people understand our cleansing campaign? We're just defending ourselves."

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

Report: Gaza war reverses drop in anti-Semitism 01.15.2009 | Ynet By Yael Branovsky While 2008 saw decline in anti-Semitic incidents worldwide compared to previous year, Israel’s military operation in Gaza triggered surge in anti-Jewish sentiment. Researchers believe situation will worsen in 2009 The Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has prompted a sharp increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents worldwide, after 2008 saw a drop in anti-Jewish sentiments globally. Western Europe, and mostly France, constituted the focal point for


American Jewish "leaders" from the ADL respond: "They're Arabs, of course they're always lying! They're Hamas propagandists!"

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

Family accuses Israel of ‘execution’ of 2 girls 01.25.2009 | The Toronto Star By Oakland Ross MIDDLE EAST BUREAU ABED RABBO, Gaza Strip–Two young Palestinian sisters are dead and another is critically injured as a result of what family members are calling a deliberate attack carried out by an Israeli soldier. The girls’ grandmother was also severely wounded in the same incident, they say. “It was an execution,” said Hosam Abed Rabbo, an uncle of the three girls, who was


"the Israeli government operated the most draconian press controls in the history of modern warfare during its offensive on Gaza… The country has been compared to the likes of China, Zimbabwe and Burma in the way it blocked efforts to report the humanitarian crisis in Gaza."

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 in News.

Waghorn: ‘They kept us out of Gaza and Israeli officials spun the war’ 01.25.2009 | The Independent By Dominic Waghorn Frustrated in his effort to cover the conflict, Dominic Waghorn says the press controls backfired For three and a half weeks I have covered a war, if we can call it that, from a distance – for much of the time standing on a van. I did so because the Israeli government operated the most draconian press controls in the



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