Zygmunt Bauman: Palestinian persecution echoes the Shoah, which began with discrimination, ghettoes and pogroms By Paul Mutter, with Eva Smagacz

5 September, 2011 — Mondoweiss

Several weeks ago, the renowned sociologist Zygmunt Bauman gave a stunning interview to the Polish journal, Polityka, on Zionism, the Holocaust, and Israel’s cult of war. In it he charges Israel’s leaders with actively discouraging peace, with seeking war instead of peace, and accuses them of manipulating the Holocaust’s lessons to justify repression. In one of his most charged claims, he says the wall surrounding the Occupied Palestinian Territory is little different than the walls surrounding the Warsaw Ghetto.

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Media Lens: To Avert A Bloodbath – Libya And The Press – Part 2

6 September 2011 — Media LensPart One Here

The Fall Of Kabu… Bagh… Er, Tripoli

On August 23 and 24, the media once again abandoned all pretence of objectivity in celebrating the ‘fall’ of Tripoli, as they had in celebrating the ‘fall’ of Kabul and Baghdad. This, again, was a moment of national triumph, of vindication – the famed concern with ‘balance’ was brushed aside as mean-spirited, even nasty (the media’s Royal Wedding mode). On the BBC‘s News at Six (August 22), deputy political editor, James Landale, described feelings inside 10 Downing Street: Continue reading

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 5 September, 2011: Turkish Officials: No More “Israeli Bullying” In Eastern Mediterranean

5 September 2011 , 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

New Palestinian Strategy To Avoid U.S. Veto At The UN
IMEMC – Monday September 05, 2011 – 14:01, Fatah’s leadership is re-wording the proposal for a Palestinian State to submit to the United Nations this month. The new version is designed so that the countries that are more reluctant to accept a Palestinian state will more likely support Palestine’s bid for recognition, or at least abstain from voting.

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Libya Newslinks 6 September 2011

6 September 2011 — williambowles.info

THE ROVING EYE: Libya: The real war starts now:
Asia Times Online Today at Noon
As the Libyan Transitional National Council already behaves like a lame duck and as the militias will simply not vanish, it’s not hard to picture Libya as a new Lebanon, with regions carved up between numerous factions. This includes the deadly Islamic temptation – which is spreading like a virus across the Arab Spring. In this environment, Muammar Gaddafi can reveal himself to be even more dangerous than he was in power. – Pepe Escobar (Sep 6, ’11)

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