Black Agenda Report for July 9, 2014: Political Prisoner Jamil Al-Amin, Mercs & Fireworks, Who Prosecutes the Prosecutors?

9 July 2014 — Black Agenda Report

Political Prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin in Declining Health, Urgently Needs Medical Care

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Politcal prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin was one of the leading lights of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960s rural Alabama. Wrongfully accused and falsely convicted of murder in the shooting of two Atlanta deputies, he has been buried alive in the hellhole solitary supermax prison of Florence CO the last dozen years. Though his spirits remain high, he is 70 and in declining health, and urgently needs moving to a medical facility for appropriate care. Continue reading

Israel’s “Blood Diamonds” Boost Jeweller Profits as Gaza Bleeds By Sean Clinton

9 July 2014 — Global Research

blood-diamond-2-82981-20121208-1As Israel carries out yet another attack on Gaza jewellers worldwide continue to conceal the fact that blood diamonds are supporting one of the most abhorrent and prolonged injustices against a defenceless indigenous people. Israel’s “prominent and central position” in the global diamond industry has ensured that diamonds which fund war crimes in Palestine evade regulation. Consumers have been kept in the dark and lied to about the extent of the blood diamond problem

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The United Nations is Complicit in the Massacre of Civilians in Ukraine By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Julie Lévesque

9 July 2014 — Global Research

In what at first appears to be a neutral statement on the violence in Ukraine, urging “all sides to put down their arms” and condemning “strong hate speech from all sides”, United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay tacitly placed the blame on the people of Donetsk and Lugansk, who are the unspoken victims of aerial bombings and mortar shelling by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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Gaza: Houses Destroyed While Residents inside; Palestinian Deaths Rise to 22, Including 6 Children 3 Women, and 255 Wounded, Including 107 Children and 64 Women; and 29 Houses Destroyed

9 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Press Release: Ref: 77/2014

Israeli Offensive on Gaza Continues for the Second Consecutive Day:

Houses Destroyed While Residents inside; Palestinian Deaths Rise to 22, Including 6 Children 3 Women, and 255 Wounded, Including 107 Children and 64 Women; and 29 Houses Destroyed

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 8 July 2014

8 July 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Death Toll now 17 as Israel Targets Gaza
IMEMC – 5 killed seaside, sirens sound in Jerusalem Israeli airstrikes in northern Gaza have killed six Palestinians, this evening, now bringing the total deaths to 17, throughout Israel’s latest string of assaults on the Strip. Sirens have been reported to sound in Jerusalem, following 3 explosions. … 
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The Commons As a Fount of Hope By Richard Swift

9 July 2014 — The Bullet Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 1006

The commons is not just a battlefield between corporate predators and those who resist them – it is also a source of hope for those willing to imagine a world beyond capitalism. It represents a space between the private market and the political state in which humanity can control and democratically root our common wealth. Both the market and the state have proved inadequate for this purpose. In different ways, they have both led to a centralization of power and decision-making. Both private monopolies and state bureaucracies have proved incapable of maintaining the ecological health of the commons or managing the fair and equitable distribution of its benefits.

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Netanyahu government knew teens were dead as it whipped up racist frenzy By Max Blumenthal

8 July 2014 — The Electronic Intifada

“Cursed be he who says, ‘Avenge!‘?“ 
—Chaim Bialik, from “On The Slaughter”

At a right-wing protest in Jerusalem a sign reads “May God avenge their blood” and a youth wears a sticker stating “Kahane was right,” referring to the Brooklyn-born violent settler movement leader, 1 July.

(Tali Mayer / ActiveStills)


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