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Turkey honors slain activists, including U.S. teen

By Selcan Hacaoglu and David Rising ISTANBUL – Mourners in Istanbul hoisted coffins Thursday to cheers of "God is great!" as they honored activists slain...

The urgency of this moment

An American college student gets her eye shot out by the Israeli Army in the West Bank. Israel kills nine, including one American in the...

U.S. Citizen Is Among Those Murdered at Sea in Israeli Massacre

By SABRINA TAVERNISE and MICHAEL SLACKMAN in the NYT ISTANBUL — One of the nine people killed in an Israeli commando raid on a flotilla...

Gordon Duff: Israel Says Gaza Attack “A Silly Misunderstanding”

Gaza Flotilla and USS Liberty Survivors Apologize to Israel Israel Claims Attack Authorized Personally by Lord Balfour By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor This week  "religious commandos"...

Beyond the Gaza Flotilla Attack

The opening moves in the reaction to the Israeli interception of the first wave of the Gaza flotilla have now been made. Israel visibly underestimated the international response to its attack and the casualties it inflicted.

Israel Deliberately Murdered Civilians Aboard Freedom Flotilla

The assault on the Freedom Flotilla was not a mistake or a "completely mishandled" situation (NYT). Nor was it "folly" or "bad mistakes." (Ameircan...

Video: Israelis Cheer the Massacre at Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv

Update: Israel deports human rights activists, Batch of Freedom Flotilla passengers reach Jordan as Israel drops plan to prosecute activists. This comes via Steve Clemons...

Updated-Israel Sails Into Insanity

Update: Coverage of Israeli state terrorism: - Gaza Inquiry Pushed - Gaza Flotilla Attack: Guns and Blood - Gaza aid flotilla: Israeli sabotage suspected - Irish aid boat,...

Financial Times Says Massacre Damages Israel’s Legitimacy; White House: U.N. Position...

Update: Israel deports human rights activists, Batch of Freedom Flotilla passengers reach Jordan as Israel drops plan to prosecute activists. --- A political meme—a set of...

The American People are Under Occupation

Are you ready to takeover and throw everyone out of power who sells out to foreign inteests and tell anyone else we put in that if they sell us out again, they will be dragged from the halls of power and hung by their feet in public shamed forever as a traitor to the people of the United States of America?

Bennis and the Progress Report on Israel’s Massacre

Israel may believe she can do whatever she wants, wherever she wants. But this latest outrage will come at a political cost. Phyllis Bennis and...

World Condemns Israel’s Massacre; U.S. Reaction Muted; Activists Send New Ship...

News is activists are sending a new ship to challenge the Gaza blockade by Israel as the U.N. Security Council calls for a probe amid global...

Gaza Freedom flotilla carried world-renowned names and veteran activists

- Gaza Freedom flotilla carried world-renowned names and veteran activists - Inclusion of human beings on relief missions is  not necessarily a deterrent to state murder....

Glenn Greenwald on “Heinous and Repugnant Crime” of Israel

As we remember the fallen today, one thing is clear: Our troops and Marines did not die for the vicious, hateful state of Israel. President...

The Madness of Israel’s Attack on Gaza Aid Flotilla

Israel's attack on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla on America's Memorial Day was all too predictable, although the form it took surprised even me. And it confirms the old proverb that "Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad," for the attack was the kind of madness only unbridled arrogance can assume.

Gordon Duff: Israel Scams U.S. “Gaza Convoy Carrying Stolen Nukes”

"STOLEN NUKES," MISSING WMD'S THAT CAUSED IRAQ WAR IN ISRAEL ALL ALONG ISRAELI "ROGUE NUKES" USED TO JUSTFY GLOBAL "CRIME SPREE" By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior...

Updated – Israel Kills Nine Human Rights Activists on Route to...

- Massacre at Sea -  ABC News Report: White House 'Working to Understand' Israeli Attack; scheduled meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled. For...

Israel-Palestine, Hamas, Hizballah, and the Taliban

The growing number of commentators calling for a reversal of American policy on Israel—holding Israel to international standards of decency and protecting the human...

Ships on Way to Bust Israeli Blockade of Gaza

Istanbul, Turkey—Amid cheers and waving of Turkish and Palestinian flags, the second ship to join the Freedom Flotilla left Istanbul this afternoon. Sponsored by...

Foreign Policy Briefing 4/9/10

Regardless of whether U.S. Special Forces removed bullets from the bodies of the Afghan women they just killed, as charged by the victims' relatives - and if they did, what their motivation was for doing so - spreading the story that the women's bodies had been found "tied up" and "gagged," as NATO did in a Feb. 12 press release still posted on its web site, if that was not true, would meet any disinterested observer's definition of the word "coverup."

Foreign Policy Briefing 3/31/10

U.S. forces hope to control Kandahar and surrounding areas by late summer, the Washington Post reports. Officials have pressed local leaders to eject the Taliban or their areas will be the focus of expanding military operations. Among those specifically warned by U.S. military commanders is Ahmed Wali Karzai, the elected head of Kandahar's provincial council, the unquestioned power broker in the province and brother of President Hamid Karzai [and also President Karzai's representative in talks with Taliban leader Mullah Baradar weeks before Baradar's arrest, a fact curiously unmentioned by the Post or the very similar New York Times story - JFP.]

Israel’s Crackdown Confronts Liberals and Humanists

An unprecedented Israeli campaign to silence dissidents, intellectuals and human rights organizations is gaining momentum in the wake of Israel's December 2008 assault against Gaza that caused intense international outrage...

‘Mowing the grass’ in Afghanistan

The battle for the Afghan town of Marja is being hyped as if it were the battle of Stalingrad. There was never doubt that NATO would force the Taliban out. A contemporary British account of frontier in the last century said of the Pashtun-fighting man: “When he stayed and defended something, whether a gun or a village, we trapped him and pulverized him. When he flitted and sniped, rushed and ran away, we felt we were using a crowbar to swat wasps.’’

We Can Halt Israeli Apartheid

Popular pressure is the difference between progress and oppression.

Gaza in Plain Language

Each American must ask: Is this done in your name?

Gaza: Treading on Shards

The people of Gaza have suffered enormously since the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt following Hamas's coup, and particularly following Operation Cast Lead.... The unabated suffering of Gazan civilians highlights the urgency of reaching a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and we ask you to press for immediate relief for the citizens of Gaza as an urgent component of your broader Middle East peace efforts.... Despite ad hoc easing of the blockade, there has been no significant improvement in the quantity and scope of goods allowed into Gaza.... The crisis has devastated livelihoods, entrenched a poverty rate of over 70%, increased dependence on erratic international aid, allowed the deterioration of public infrastructure, and led to the marked decline of the accessibility of essential services.

Foreign Policy Briefing 2/16/10

At least nineteen civilians have been killed so far in the US/NATO offensive in Marjah, Democracy Now reports. DN interviewed Wall Street Journal reporter Anand Gopal, who says the assault in Marjah is perceived as a "show of force" by coalition forces that will change little. Gopal says it's very difficult for reporters to get to Marjah; almost all the reporters who are there are embedded reporters, so they're only seeing one side of the story; and we won't know for some time if there are many more cases of civilian deaths.

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web 2/14/10

Dick Cheney and Joe Biden square off on the various Sunday talk shows, a preview from Raw Story. The mere fact that one is accused by the government is not reason to "believe" or have "faith" in the guilt of people held without benefit of evidence, an essay by Glen Greenwald at Salon. The Utah House of Reps decides to stand firmly behind junk science and flat Earth theory at Firedog Lake and some great cartoons from McClatchy in today's picks.

GORDON DUFF: WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU BELIEVED WAS A LIE?

        HOW FAR DO THEY GO?  IS THERE ANY LIMIT?     By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor What if I told you that much of what you think...

URI: NOTES FROM TEL AVIV

UPDATES ON POLITICS IN ISRAEL FROM URI AVNERY  The Liebarak By Uri Avnery THE BUSINESS is registered in the name of Binyamin Netanyahu. But the reality is...

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

In what should be the biggest political story of the week the Supreme Court decided to allow all future federal elections to be completely dominated by America's the worlds corporations. Marty Kaplan writes in Huff Post about Republican finesse with with the age old art of storytelling, and over at Crooks and Liars we find distressing news about "Oathkeepers."