VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 18 September 2014: Gaza massacre map

18 September 2014 — VTJP

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Many Injured In Two Jenin Villages; Three kidnapped in Jenin And Hebron
IMEMC – One Palestinian kidnapped at a nearby roadblock, two near Hebron Medical sources reported, on Thursday evening, that several Palestinians received treatment for the effects of tear gas inhalation, after dozens of soldiers invaded two villages, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. …
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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 17 September 2014: Israel tortures prisoners captured in Gaza invasion

17 September 2014 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Report: “Hamas Arrested Group Responsible For Firing Shell Into Eshkol”
IMEMC – According to Israeli security sources, the Hamas movement in Gaza has arrested an armed group that fired a shell into the Eshkol Regional Council of Settlement. …
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Quiz the NHS Today!

18 September 2014 — 38 Degrees

Today’s a big day for the NHS. Hundreds of 38 Degrees members will get the chance to quiz NHS bosses face to face at a meeting in London.

It’s NHS England’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and they’ll be making decisions about the future of our NHS. 38 Degrees members will be there to make sure NHS bosses are clear we want the NHS to be protected. But if you can’t attend, your voice can still be heard!

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Black Agenda Report for September 17, 2014: Naming, Shaming the Black Caucus, These Joes Ain’t Loyal, ISIS, Wayne Pharr

17 September 2014 — Black Agenda Report

Naming-and-Shaming the Black Caucus

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Silence implies assent, which is why activists in Washington, DC, will loudly and clearly denounce the Congressional Black Caucus for its collective crimes against Black people, social justice and the cause of world peace. The “Shame on the Congressional Black Caucus” will give the Black lawmakers the credit they deserve for supporting Apartheid Israel, working to end Net Neutrality, and militarizing local police.

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Who’s Your Daddy, ISIS? By BAR executive editor Glen Ford

17 September 2014 — Black Agenda Report

“ISIS has many, many fathers, all of whom now deny patrimony.”

Let us be clear, if that is possible, about President Obama’s plan to deal with ISIS, the boogeyman of America’s own making. The president last week swore that he would “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State, after having spent three years providing weapons and money to jihadists fighters, including ISIS, in hopes that they would “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Syrian state of president Bashar Assad. So, the Americans set out to destroy one state, in Syria, whose government had never presented any danger to the U.S., and wind up creating another state, a caliphate astride the borders of Syria and Iraq, that openly declares its intention to do battle with the U.S.

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Someone’s Already Fighting ISIS: The Syrian Arab Army By Tony Cartalucci

16 September 2014 — New Eastern Outlook

Since 2011, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has waged a relentless war within Syrian territory against what it has said from the very beginning was an invasion of heavily armed, foreign-backed sectarian extremists. In retrospect, the transparently ludicrous nature of articles like the Guardian’s “Syria’s rebels unite to oust Assad and push for democracy” is self-evident. The article would lay out Syria’s claims side by side with the West’s narrative by stating: Continue reading this...

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 16 September 2014: Convenient genocide: Another failed war to re-arrange the Middle East

16 September 2014 — VTJP

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UN Brokers Privatized Gaza Reconstruction Deal
IMEMC – The United Nations has brokered a deal on imports of construction materials into the Gaza Strip “to ensure they will not be diverted by Hamas”, Mr. Robert Serry, UN envoy for the Middle East, said Tuesday. … 
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The Anti-Empire Report #132 By William Blum: Ukraine and neo-Nazis

16 September 2014 — William Blum

Ukraine and neo-Nazis

Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States, has seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects – the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate – have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. In the US it’s been virtually unmentionable. I’m sure that a poll taken in the United States on this issue would reveal near universal ignorance of the numerous neo-Nazi actions, including publicly calling for death to “Russians, Communists and Jews”. But in the past week the dirty little secret has somehow poked its head out from behind the curtain a bit.

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Win or lose, the Scottish people have built an incredible mass movement for Yes By Ken Ferguson

16 September 2014 — Red Pepper

Whether the result is Yes or No, the pro-independence campaign has mobilised a movement for radical change that we must keep alive, says Ken Ferguson

 

At a rally for independence, people wrote what they wanted to see from an independent Scotland and put in on a ‘wish tree’. Photos: David Officer, National Collective

Whatever the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September one thing is certain: the campaign waged by Yes has electrified large swathes of public opinion and reinvigorated democratic debate. The formal Yes campaign, launched two years ago, has been the public face of the pro-independence case. But this has been eclipsed by a burgeoning mass movement of unprecedented scale and breadth.

Night after night, in public halls and housing schemes, communities and trade unions, debate has been joined in an open and democratic spirit of enquiry, charged with optimism that an alternative Scotland is possible. Even on rainy nights it has been common to find audiences of 50 to 200 turning up.

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Ukraine: The Nuclear Answer to Chamberlain

16 September 2014 — Slavyangrad.org

Translated by: Gleb Bazov – Edited by S. Naylor

91598.2The Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Geletei, has announced that Ukraine will choose to drop its nuclear-free status and arm its army with nuclear weapons in the event that “the world does not help [the country].” In Russia this announcement prompted a not-so-polite proposal that Geletei undergo psychiatric treatment; however this issue does not exist solely as a subject of the field of clinical research.

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Who is Behind the Islamic State (ISIL) Beheadings? Probing the SITE Intelligence Group By James F. Tracy

15 September 2014 — Global Research

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image: Foley beheading video

Since mid-August 2014 major news organizations have conveyed videos allegedly found online by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Unsurprisingly the same media have failed to closely interrogate what the private company actually is and whether the material it promotes should be accepted as genuine.

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Portraits from Gaza

15 September 2014 — The Electronic Intifada

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Dr. Nasser al-Tatar, the director general of al-Shifa hospital, had been working twenty hours a day since the offensive started on 7 July when I photographed him on 14 July. The previous week, when he took an hour off to go home and break the Ramadan fast with his family, a neighbor came running with a warning that the doctor’s home could be bombed at any moment. “I prayed, ran out with my family to the street and watched my house be destroyed, then I came back to work,” he said, standing on the ruins of what used to be his home and private clinic. (Anne Paq / ActiveStills)

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