A Conversation at the Edge of the Human Future

12 September 2020 — Global Justice in the 21st Century

[Prefatory Note: I am posting below a long interview with Konrad Stachnio on wide-ranging questions, which stretched by knowledge past its breaking point, especially in assessing where the technological innovations on the horizons will lead us. It is one of 17 conversations published by Clarity Press under the title, Civilization in Overdrive: Conversations at the edge of the Human Future. Preface by Stachnio after interview.


I recommend the book strongly. It can be ordered using the following url:

https://www.claritypress.com/product/civilization-in-overdrive-conversations-at-the-edge-of-the-human-future/
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Sadistic Facebook shuts down Gaza health ministry page

26 August 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Man in mask places gloved hand on protective screen

A worker in Khan Younis during a lockdown imposed following the discovery of the first coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip outside of quarantine centers, 25 August. Ashraf Amra APA images

Update

After The Electronic Intifada reported on the removal of the Gaza health ministry’s page, Facebook restored it.

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How Israel wages its war on Palestinian history

20 August 2020 — The National 

The state is using a variety of means to create a perception that its policies vis-a-vis the Palestinians have been driven by security concerns

Jonathan Cook

A Palestinian refugee camp in 1949. Israeli archives confirm massacres of Palestinian civilians carried out in 1948, the year Israel was established. Alamy Stock Photo

A Palestinian refugee camp in 1949. Israeli archives confirm massacres of Palestinian civilians carried out in 1948, the year Israel was established. Alamy Stock Photo

When the Palestinian actor Mohammed Bakri made a documentary about Jenin in 2002 – filming immediately after the Israeli army had completed rampaging through the West Bank city, leaving death and destruction in its wake – he chose an unusual narrator for the opening scene: a mute Palestinian youth.

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How the Israel-UAE deal puts the bogus peace industry back in business

15 August 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Washington, Israel and the Gulf states want to sharpen the Middle East’s battle lines. The Palestinian issue was in the way

Middle East Eye – 15 August 2020

If there is one conclusion to draw from the agreement this week between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – with Israel temporarily “suspending” its threat to illegally annex parts of the West Bank, in return for “full normalisation” with the Gulf state – it is this: The peace industry is back in business.

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The Judas Goat

20 July 2020 — UNZ

Israel Shamir

Violent demonstrations have broken out in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Thousands marched, dozens were arrested, but more citizens continued to arrive and join the protests. The people of the only Jewish state are upset and unhappy. They expected a better outcome from their fight with corona.

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William Hanna: “Israeli ‘Apartness’, However, Means Living in A Palestine Without Palestinians.”

27 June 2020 — American Herald Tribune

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Mohsen Abdelmoumen

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your book “Hiramic Brotherhood: Ezekiel’s Temple Prophesy” is very interesting and talks, among other things, about the denial of human rights to an entire people, the Palestinian people. You also mention the ethnic cleansing practiced by the Zionist entity of Israel against the Palestinian people. Why are Western governments turning a blind eye to the abominable crimes of the Zionist entity of Israel? How do you explain the hypocrisy of Western governments regarding the just cause of the Palestinian people?

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Deadly Exchange: Israel trains US Police forces

26 June 2020 — The New Dark Age

[In the light of spurious charges of anti-semitism levelled against Rebecca Long-Bailey and her subsequent firing from the Labour front bench by the leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer, after endorsing the actress’s Maxine Peake comments about US police learning violent tactics from Israeli secret services, the following report sets the record straight; that since 9/11, this, and worse, is exactly what Israel has been doing! WB]

Deadly Exchange: Israel trains US Police forces

Months after 9/11, American law enforcement representatives attended their first official training expedition to Israel to exchange “best practices,” knowledge, and expertise in counter-terrorism.

This delegation included chiefs and deputy chiefs of police departments in California, Texas, Maryland, Florida, and New York, agents from the FBI, the CIA, and future officers of ICE, and directors of security at the MTA in New York City.

To date, thousands of law enforcement officials from across the [USA] have been sent to Israel to meet with military and police forces, and thousands more have participated in conferences, trainings, and workshops with Israeli personnel.
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From Occupation to ‘Occupy’: The Israelification of American domestic security

16 June 2020 — Grayzone

Israel police American training

One of the first comprehensive surveys of Israeli training of US local and federal law enforcement officials.

By Max Blumenthal

(Editor’s note: The eruption of national protests against police brutality following the murder of George Floyd have shed new light on Israel’s training of local police officers across the country.

100 members of the 800-strong Minneapolis police department were trained at a conference in Israel in 2012. That means at least one of every eight members the city’s force has been influenced by the methods of an occupying apartheid entity.

The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal produced one of the first comprehensive surveys of Israeli training of US local and federal law enforcement officials in the following article published by Al Akhbar English in 2011.)


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