What Comes Next: A secular democratic state in historic Palestine – a promising land Omar Barghouti

21 October 2013 — Mondoweiss

“Because it is a distortion of being more fully human, sooner or later being less human leads the oppressed to struggle against those who made them so. In order for this struggle to have meaning, the oppressed must not in seeking to regain their humanity (which is a way to create it), become in turn oppressors of the oppressors, but rather restorers of the humanity of both.” [1] –Paulo Freire

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 19 October 2013: The Israeli government’s official ’lawfare’ contractor

19 October 2013VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Settlers Uproot 100 Olive Trees Near Nablus
IMEMC – Saturday morning [October 19, 2013] A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded Palestinian olive orchards in Qaryout village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and uprooted more than 100 olive trees. …

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“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East By Israel Shahak

19 October 2013 — Global Research

The Infamous “Oded Yinon Plan”. Introduction by Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research Editor’s Note

The following document pertaining to the formation of “Greater Israel” constitutes the cornerstone of powerful Zionist factions within the current Netanyahu government, the Likud party, as well as within the Israeli military and intelligence establishment.

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Information Clearing House 18 October 2013: Exposed: Bin Laden Killing Hoax By Pakistan TV

18 October 2013 – Information Clearing House

Pakistan TV Exposes bin Laden Killing Hoax

By Paul Craig Roberts

This interview of an eyewitness to the entire event is powerful evidence that the Obama regime’s story of the killing of Osama bin Laden and his burial at sea is a hoax and a lie.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36573.htm

 

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Empire Under Obama, Part 1: Political Language and the ‘Mafia Principles’ of International Relations By Andrew Gavin Marshall

7 October 2013 – The Hampton Institute

Barack ObamaIn the first part of this essay series on ‘Empire Under Obama,’ I will aim to establish some fundamental premises of modern imperialism, or what is often referred to as ‘international relations,’ ‘geopolitics’, or ‘foreign policy.’ Specifically, I will refer to George Orwell’s writing on ‘political language’ in order to provide a context in which the discourse of imperialism may take place out in the open with very little comprehension on the part of the public which consumes the information; and further, to draw upon Noam Chomsky’s suggestion of understanding international relations as the application of ‘Mafia Principles’ to foreign policy. This part provides some background on these issues, and future parts to this essay series will be examining the manifestation of empire in recent years.

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A Short History Of The War On Syria – 2006-2014

14 September 2013 — Moon of Alabama

In 2006 the U.S. was at war in Iraq. Some of the enemy forces it very much struggled to fight against were coming in through Syria. The same year Israel lost a war against Hizbullah. Its armored forces were ambushed whenever they tried to push deeper into Lebanon while Hizbullah managed to continuously fire rockets against Israeli army position and cities. Hizbullah receives supply for its missile force from Syria and from Iran through Syria. Continue reading this...

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UN Has Evidence That Syrian Rebels Used Chemical Weapons By John Robles

10 September 2013 – Voice of Russia

The government of the Russian Federation, including all of its ministries and governmental bodies whose scope of influence or operations include the exterior of Russia and in particular Syria and those countries influencing the situation in Syria, have from day one of the internal conflict fought to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The most visible efforts have of course been those of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation and the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin himself.

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US Planned Syrian Civilian Catastrophe Since 2007 By Tony Cartalucci

4 SEptember 2013 — Land Destroyer

NBC News‘ report, “‘The great tragedy of this century’: More than 2 million refugees forced out of Syria,” stated: 

More than 2 million Syrians have poured into neighboring countries as refugees, the United Nations revealed on Tuesday.

Around 5,000 people per day are fleeing the three-year conflict, which the U.N. says has already claimed over 100,000 lives. 

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