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CounterCurrents Update 2 July, 2009 — Israel’s Act Of Piracy


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Israel’s Act Of Piracy
By Paul Craig Roberts

On June 30, the government of Israel committed an act of piracy when the Israeli Navy in international waters illegally boarded the “Spirit of Humanity,” kidnapped its 21-person crew from 11 countries, including former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and Nobel Laureate Mairead MaGuire, and confiscated the cargo of medical supplies, olive trees, reconstruction materials, and children’s toys that were on the way to the Mediterranean coast of Gaza

Emergency Email To Obama Re Gaza
By Cindy Sheehan

If it’s Israel, the US government and media are silent and paralyzed. What if Iran imprisoned a former US Congressomen. The entire EU is thrreatening Iran with sanctions if it doesn’t release 1 Iranian employee of UK Embassy

Future Of Fatah In Doubt
By Mel Frykberg

Fatah’s Revolutionary Council holding its sixth general conference Aug. 4 in Bethlehem will be an indicator whether the fragmented Fatah is a spent political force and a mere footnote in the history of the Palestinian national liberation struggle. The conference will also lay the groundwork for unity talks with arch-rival Hamas and peace talks with Israel

Ethnic Cleansing As A State Policy
By Nicola Nasser

When Netanyahu makes Palestinian recognition of Israel as a “Jewish state” as the cornerstone of his “peace” policy and has Avigdor Lieberman, who calls on record for the transfer of Israeli Arab Palestinians, as the foreign minister of his ruling coalition, he officially raises ethnic cleansing to the level of state policy

Unorthodox Reflections Of A Revolutionary
By Christiana Voniati

An interview with pedagogue Bill Ayers, the black President’s “terrorist” friend

Sri Lanka – Camps, Media…Genocide?
By Martin Shaw

The continuing concentration of over 250,000 people in the camps both blocks the search for answers to these questions, and itself constitutes a most serious crime. If the doors are not opened quickly, this will raise questions of whether the government seriously intends a restoration of Tamil society in the conquered zone. This would indeed pose a question of genocide, in the sense of the deliberate destruction of a population group in its home territory

How To Deal With America’s Empire Of Bases
By Chalmers Johnson

The U.S. Empire of Bases — at $102 billion a year already the world’s costliest military enterprise — just got a good deal more expensive. As a start, on May 27th, we learned that the State Department will build a new “embassy” in Islamabad, Pakistan, which at $736 million will be the second priciest ever constructed, only $4 million less, if cost overruns don’t occur, than the Vatican-City-sized one the Bush administration put up in Baghdad

Waging War Upon Our Friends
By Peter Chamberlin

The United States corporacracy is a monstrous devouring beast and “Islamist terror” is her illegitimate offspring

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