Key Mistakes Sway Jury in Zimmerman Trial: Jury Prevented from Considering Race and “First Aggressor” By Marjorie Cohn

19 July 2013 — Global Research

A Southern jury of six women – none of them black – found 28-year-old George Zimmerman’s shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to be justifiable homicide because he acted in self-defense. 

The jurors were prohibited from considering race. They were instructed only on the parts of self-defense law that helped Zimmerman, and the chief police investigator improperly testified that he believed Zimmerman.

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A United Nations For the Rest of Us, But Not For Israel By Mohamed Khodr

13 May 2013 — Veterans Today

“We Jews forced the Arabs to leave….Here was a people who lived on its own land for 1,300 years. We came and turned the native Arabs into tragic refugees. And still we dare to slander and malign them, to besmirch their name. Instead of being deeply ashamed of what we did and of trying to undo some of the evil we committed by helping these unfortunate refugees, we justify our terrible acts and even attempt to glorify them”
    –Nathan Chofshi, in Jewish Newsletter, February 9, 1959
 
“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, then to put on the cloak of non- violence to cover Impotence”.
    –Mahatma Gandi

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Boston Bombing Involves Clearly Staged Carnage By Sheila Casey

8 May 2013 — Truth and Shadows

False flag theater: Boston bombing involves clearly staged carnage

“Does a compelling description of a terrorist attack, replete with ‘eyewitness accounts’ of the terrifying scene, and official pronouncements, constitute an actual event?” – Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy.

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Obama Inauguration Day: Two Nobel Peace Laureates, “Drones Apart”. Martin Luther King: “From Every Mountainside, Let Freedom Ring.” By Felicity Arbuthnot

21 January, 2013Global Research

One day …
Children at school will ask:
What is war?
You will answer them.
You will tell them:
Those words are not used any more.
Like stagecoaches, galleys or slavery.
Words no longer meaningful … — (Martin Luther King,15th January 1929-4th April 1968.) Continue reading

Obama Inauguration Day: Two Nobel Peace Laureates, “Drones Apart”. Martin Luther King: “From Every Mountainside, Let Freedom Ring.” By Felicity Arbuthnot

21 January, 2013Global Research

One day …
Children at school will ask:
What is war?
You will answer them.
You will tell them:
Those words are not used any more.
Like stagecoaches, galleys or slavery.
Words no longer meaningful … — (Martin Luther King,15th January 1929-4th April 1968.) Continue reading

The Guardian vs. the Conventional Wisdom on Venezuela By Alex Main

17 January 2013CEPR

Earlier this month my colleague Dan Beeton noted that the major media, after incorrectly predicting a close race in Venezuela’s presidential elections, had quickly reverted to the familiar “gloom and doom” predictions for Venezuela’s economic future.  Additionally, many recent opinion and news pieces have echoed the Venezuelan opposition’s view that the decision to postpone Chávez’s inauguration was legally questionable.  On January 8th, a Chicago Tribune editorialneatly summarized the prevailing wisdom: “Venezuela after Chavez will likely be plagued by political turmoil and economic struggle.”

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All 27 UK Foreign Affairs lawyers: Iraq war unlawful. Obama, politicians, US media: no response By Carl Herman

28 January 2010 — The Examiner

All the lawyers in the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>UK’s <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Foreign Affairs Department concluded the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>US/<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>UK invasion of <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Iraq was an unlawful War of Aggression. Their expert advice is the most qualified to make that legal determination; all 27 of them were in agreement. This powerful judgment of unlawful war follows the Dutch government’s recent unanimous report and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s clear statements.