ICH 29 July 2013: In Defense of Hezbollah, a “Terrorist” Organization

29 July 2013 — Information Clearing House

The Boycott of Israel Eight Years In

By Lawrence Davidson

In the private and public sectors of Western society, greater numbers of people no longer follow the line of historical interpretation set down by the Zionists.

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Movie Review: “We Steal Secrets”: A Masterclass in Propaganda. The Assassination of Julian Assange By Jonathan Cook

30 July 2013 — Jonathan Cook

I have just watched We Steal Secrets, Alex Gibney’s documentary about Wikileaks and Julian Assange. One useful thing I learnt is the difference between a hatchet job and character assassination. Gibney is too clever for a hatchet job, and his propaganda is all the more effective for it.

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The Anti-Empire Report #119 By William Blum: Nationalism and Hypocrisy

29 July 2013 — Anti-Empire Report

That most charming of couples: Nationalism and hypocrisy

It’s not easy being a flag-waving American nationalist. In addition to having to deal with the usual disillusion, anger, and scorn from around the world incited by Washington’s endless bombings and endless wars, the nationalist is assaulted by whistle blowers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, who have disclosed a steady stream of human-rights and civil-liberties scandals, atrocities, embarrassing lies, and embarrassing truths. Believers in “American exceptionalism” and “noble intentions” have been hard pressed to keep the rhetorical flag waving by the dawn’s early light and the twilight’s last gleaming.

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 28 July 2013: Workers on Israel’s illegal railway robbed of half their pay

28 July 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Protest tent evicted by Israeli troops south of Bethlehem
IMEMC – A group of around thirty protesters, including Palestinian, Israeli and international supporters of a Palestinian family whose home was recently demolished, were evicted Saturday from a protest tent they had set up on the family’s land in the village of Umm Salamuna, near Bethlehem. …

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Obama “Wins” the Korean War. Celebrating the Destructive Nature of US led Wars By Jack A. Smith

29 July 2013 — Global Research

There are times when the Obama Administration’s deep attachment to U.S. militarism and excessive praise of the armed forces causes the White House to seem either out of touch with reality or intentionally dishonest in its praise of America’s past wars.

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Reading Marx in Cairo By Kaveh L Afrasiabi

29 July 2013 — Asia Times

“Every giant presupposes a dwarf … Caesar the hero leaves behind him the play-acting Octavianus.” – Karl Marx

When Egypt’s new strongman, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, called on his supporters to show their solidarity with the army on Friday (July 26), the 57th anniversary of nationalization of the Suez Canal by the charismatic Gamal Abdel Nasser, this author’s instinct reaction was to re-read Karl Marx’s 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon for the sake of historical analogy. [1] 

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Natives and Israel: Manipulating genocide By Eric Walberg

27 July 2013 — Eric Walberg

Fontaine and CJC rep after Israeli junket

This month, Canada’s media solemnly related “the sad truth that the country engaged in a deliberate policy of attempted genocide against First Nations people”, referring to government-sponsored abuse of Native children a century ago, which Canada’s Chief Medical Officer Peter Bryce exposed in 1907, but which was hushed up. Bryce was fired and the post of chief medical officer abolished in 1919.

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 27 July 2013: The irrelevance of peace talks

27 July 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Israeli settler shoots live ammunition at Palestinian human rights house in Hebron
IMEMC – A group of human rights workers engaged in the project ‘Youth Against Settlements’ in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, reported that late Friday night, a group of activists were sitting in front of the group’s headquarters when a settler fired live rounds from an olive grove nearby. …

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