[GazaFriends] Where shall I start? Gaza – Friday, July 11, Day 4 of the attack

11 July 2014

Gaza – Friday, July 11, Day 4 of the attack

Where shall I start? How shall I start?

Shall I start with the numbers which keep increasing and changing? 90 killed, mainly civilians. 600 injured. 140 demolished homes. Or should I start by mentioning  all  the different areas of the Gaza Strip that have been constantly hit, day and night. Nonstop. If it is only  about numbers, then let me tell you all about thousands of Palestinian children who are terrified night after night, day after day by the sounds of the Israeli shelling. The children have deep feelings of insecurity when it is dark. And no shelters.

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Immigration in the Time of Imperialism By Gaither Stewart

11 July 2014 — The Greanville Post

The lids between deck and dark airless hold are bolted shut. The 45 lifeless bodies are neatly stacked in the hold one atop the other. Silence reigns down in the torrid darkness. The lifeless bodies are all young males. From Central Africa. No signs of mass panic among them. No blood anywhere.

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U.S. law imposes itself on European territory By Jean-Claude Paye

11 July 2014 — Voltaire Net

European governments most hypocritically claim that the mandate given to the European Commission to negotiate a transatlantic trade and investment partnership agreement with Washington falls within European law. Actually as with previous agreements such as Swift, data related to air passengers, and to tax evasion, the Commission has been told to suspend the application of European law when negotiating with the US. Consequently negotiations amount to deciding the areas in which Europeans will no longer be protected by their respective States.

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UK public sector workers hold one-day strike By Julie Hyland

11 July 2014 — WSWS

Public sector workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland held a 24-hour strike on Thursday.

Six unions were involved in the action over pay and pensions. Unison, Unite, the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) and the GMB representing local government employees and civil servants, along with the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).

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Pushing Ukraine to the Brink By Mike Whitney

11 July 2014 — Counterpunch

“The unipolar world model has failed. People everywhere have shown their desire to choose their own destiny, preserve their own cultural identity, and oppose the West’s attempts at military, financial, political and ideological domination.” – Vladimir Putin

“While the human politics of the crisis in Ukraine garner all the headlines, it is the gas politics that in many ways lies at the heart of the conflict.” – Eric Draitser, Waging war against Russia, one pipeline at a time, RT

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PCHR 11 July 2014: Another Family Killed under Debris of Their Targeted House in Rafah

11 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 

Ref: 80/2014 – Time: 07:00 GMT – Press Releases

Israeli Offensive on Gaza Continues:

86 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 73 Are Civilians, Including 24 Children and 16 Women, and 614 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 199 Children and 127 Women; Driver of Press Vehicle Killed;

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Media Lens: A Tale Of Two Titans – Jon Snow of C4 News And Jeremy Bowen of BBC News

11 July 2014 — Media Lens

On July 4, Independence Day in the United States, Channel 4 News broadcast a Jon Snow interview with Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State and presumed presidential candidate. For a self-proclaimed ‘pinko liberal’ like Snow, this was a glorious opportunity to ask hard-hitting questions about US foreign policy and Clinton’s own role in shoring up the American Empire.

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Information Clearing House 10 July 2014: U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Backing Israeli (Murder) in Gaza

10 July 2014 — Information Clearing House

The True Gaza Back-story That The Israelis Aren’t Telling
By Robert Fisk
How come all those Palestinians – all 1.5 million – are crammed into Gaza in the first place?

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Why ABC Thought Suffering Palestinians Were Israelis By Peter Hart

10 July 2014 — FAIR Blog

On July 8, ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer gave viewers the latest on the violence in the Gaza Strip–by stressing the threat to Israel:

We take you overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel…. And here an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can, one woman standing speechless among the ruins.

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