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Flytilla Activists deported from Israel

July 10, 2011

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  The unmitigated gall of the state of Israel in harassing protesters, denying left wing journalists from reporting on its actions inside the country, is only surpassed by the  willingness of airlines to prevent paying passengers from reaching their destination in Israel on the say so of the apartheid state. Advertisements

Death by a Thousand Papercuts?

July 3, 2011

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This post is by Miles Howe, words and photograph – Miles is one of the most optimistic men I have ever meet, not to mention his wicked sense humor and commitment, and I still hope to sail to Gaza with him in the near future. The Greek government has crumbled in the face Israeli pressure, […]

Joining the freedom flotilla to break Gaza blockade is a necessity

June 19, 2011

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Sylvia Hale June 20, 2011Comments 36  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/joining-the-freedom-flotilla-to-break-gaza-blockade-is-a-necessity-20110619-1g9vj.html Yesterday, I left for Europe to join the flotilla to break the blockade of Gaza, along with fellow Australians Vivienne Porzsolt, of Jews Against the Occupation, and Michael Coleman, a youth worker. People ask me why I’m going. I reply by recalling my experiences in Gaza last July […]

The revolt comes to Saudi Arabia

March 7, 2011

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  Meaningful change in the Middle East is not possible until the malign influence of the House of Saud is lifted. For nearly eight decades it has served as a bulwark of American power in the region, and in more recent years has emerged as a key ally of Israel. When Israel was devastating Lebanon […]

The Arab Spring

March 5, 2011

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http://www.thenation.com/article/158991/arab-spring Rashid Khalidi March 3, 2011   |    This article appeared in the March 21, 2011 edition of The Nation. Suddenly, to be an Arab has become a good thing. People all over the Arab world feel a sense of pride in shaking off decades of cowed passivity under dictatorships that ruled with no deference […]

Bloodbath

February 2, 2011

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http://networkedblogs.com/dMALr Robin Yassin-Kassab AP photo When the pro-Mubarak protestors appeared on the streets yesterday they were a comical sight. The small crowd near the Egyptian TV building (so obviously a propaganda set-up) were surrounded and outnumbered by police. It was as if they were trying to remind Egyptians what a traditional demonstration should look like. […]

Flotilla Eyewitness: ‘I Think They Went Out to Murder’

June 4, 2010

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During the 3 days Israel held most of those detained in the attack on the Freedom Flotilla — including 60 journalists, according to Reporters Without Borders –Israel shaped the narrative of what occurred 70 miles off the coast of Gaza in the predawn hours of May 30. Over the past few days, many of the […]