In 1961 Frantz Fanon described the colonial world as “cut in two”, divided into “compartments …. inhabited by different species”. For Fanon the creation of different kinds of spaces was central to the creation of different types of people and their ordering in a hierarchy of value.
Following AP reporter Dale Gavlak’s attempt to disassociate from the Mint Press News report: “Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack” (see previous article for background here) Mint Press Editor in Chief Mnar Muhawesh published a statement in response reiterating her support for, and the credentials of, the two journalists involved, along with the substance of the report they had produced. The report in question included statements from residents and relatives of rebel fighters in Eastern Ghouta, who alleged that Saudi Intelligence Chief, Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, had supplied extremist elements in the region with chemical weapons.
Bedouin Arabs protest forced displacement plan in Negev, southern Israel IMEMC – A visit by several Israeli legislators to the Negev desert in southern Israel Sunday was met by protests organized by local residents opposed to the Israeli plan to forcibly remove them from their ancestral land. That plan has been dubbed the ‘Prawer Plan’, and would involve the forced displacement of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins who have lived for hundreds of years in the Negev desert, in the southern part of what is now Israel. … Continue reading →
Netanyahu: Israel Is ‘By Itself,’ ‘Not Bound By This Agreement’
By Philip Weiss
Gray and solemn pronouncements about Israel acting “by itself” were issued by the Israeli prime minister at his Cabinet meeting today and mark Israel’s sudden isolation from world opinion- and signal division inside the Israel lobby in the U.S.
The Gagging Bill is an attack on the foundations of our democracy. Far from supporting the “Big Society”, Cameron and Clegg are crushing it. The legislation has been paused in the Lords. Now it must be abandoned, says Ian Leggett.
We talked to Samantha Asumadu, a documentary filmmaker, former journalist and campaigner about her project Media Diversified, which tackles the lack of diversity in UK media and the ubiquity of whiteness it both reflects and perpetuates.
What has been happening in Syria for the past three years? According to NATO and GCC media reports, the “regime” has shed blood to suppress a democratic revolution. However this version is contradicted by the current support for the government estimated at, according to sources, between 60 and 90 % of the population.
We are publishing below an editorial from the Turkish daily Today’s Zaman. The columnist points to the defeat of the Syrian Contras which, in her view, spells out a defeat for Turkey who has given them all out support. While adopting the Atlanticist representation of the facts, she warns her country against a foreseeable exodus of extremist fighters who will not fail to seep into neighboring countries. Continue reading →
[Has anybody tested this as apparently there are 100,000 words/terms that are now censored by this new regulation at least on the Google and Microsoft-owned search engines? Alternately, don’t use these engines. In any case, Google sucks as it’s not strictly speaking a search engine, more a way of leading you to sites with the most connections to other sites that feature the same subject/s. Perfect for advertising and for creating demographics that can be flogged to corporations and of course, the state, which has pretty much grabbed it all anyway. WB]
A new clampdown on the internet has been authorised by the British government under the guise of the fight against child pornography.