VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 11 March 2013: Israeli doctors accused of collusion in torture

11 March 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Three Detainees Moved Into Solitary Confinement
IMEMC – Monday evening March 11, 2013, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported that the administration at the Ofer Israeli prison moved three hunger striking Palestinian detainees into solitary confinement. … 

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Mediachannel.org Travels Back In Time

10 March 2013 — Mediachannel.org

Dear Friends,

As nearly all of you know, yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq War Crime. In the service of memory, we have uploaded my film, WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception, in its entirety, to the Mediachannel.org website. Perhaps some of you will open the New York Times this morning to a Michael Gordon byline and then remember how slavishly he and Judith Miller amplified the propaganda that helped lead our country to war in those very same pages. Others may have forgotten that disgraceful twosome and their culpable brethren, whether by choice stemming from the shame of our continued collective inability to extract even a modicum of justice for the victims of that crime, or simply through the limited capacity of the human mind to retain information. Should you desire, a documentary that I’m very proud of awaits to walk you down a very tragic memory lane.

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The Politics of Imagined Opinion By Prof. James Tracy

11 March, 2013Global Research

Where do you locate yourself on the political spectrum? Are you liberal or conservative? On “the left”, “the right”, or perhaps you’re a bit of both (“moderate”). It is no secret that American mass culture often blunts the capacity for civic engagement and political awareness. Yet those who pursue an identity in acceptable political dialogue are less aware of how the parameters of American politics have been carefully crafted to elicit vicarious and seemingly meaningful participation for the politically inclined.

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The Anti-Empire Report #114 By William Blum: Hugo Chavez…and others

11 March, 2013 — Anti-Empire Report

Hugo Chávez

I once wrote about Chilean president Salvador Allende:

Washington knows no heresy in the Third World but genuine independence. In the case of Salvador Allende independence came clothed in an especially provocative costume – a Marxist constitutionally elected who continued to honor the constitution. This would not do. It shook the very foundation stones upon which the anti-communist tower is built: the doctrine, painstakingly cultivated for decades, that “communists” can take power only through force and deception, that they can retain that power only through terrorizing and brainwashing the population. There could be only one thing worse than a Marxist in power – an elected Marxist in power.

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