Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sidebars: Pre-October 2014

CounterPunch: Ukraine: the Ugly Truth 2014-09-03The US State Department has given its support to the military operation undertaken by Kiev in Donbass. Jen Psaki, spokesperson for the US Department of State, stated that Kiev has the right to secure order and peace on its territory. | How Ukrainian authorities secure order and peace, Jen Psaki should ask the people of Donbass. But Western journalists prefer not to speak with the people living in the war zone.

Berkeley Daily Planet: Genocide in Gaza 2014-08-22 As the Israeli offensive in Gaza continues, more and more children continue to die — 467 since July. 3,000 have suffered severe injuries and 1,000 will suffer a lifelong disability; 1,500 have been orphaned. Many of their schools have been destroyed and few hospitals are fully functional. According to the United Nations, a staggering 373,000 children are severely traumatized. Their future remains extremely bleak.

The People's Voice: Western Leaders Support Israeli Genocide 2014-08-23 Longstanding US-led Western support lets Israel get away with genocidal mass murder and destruction. More on this below. | Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the latest example of well planned, premeditated Israeli aggression on Palestine. | It has nothing to do with Hamas rocket attacks, self-defense or security. | It lawlessly occupies Syria's Golan Heights, as well as Lebanon's Ghajar village and 14-square mile water-rich Sheba Farms.

CounterPunch: The Psychological Trauma of Catastrophe 2014-08-12Within the last ten years, Israel has provoked three offensive movements against the Palestinian territory in Gaza: Operation Cast Lead, which began at the end of 2008 and 2009, Operation Pillar of Defense, which last eight days in November 2012, and most recently, Operation Protective Edge, which started on July 7th, 2014. During this period of devastation, homes have been obliterated, nearly two thousand civilians have been killed…

CounterPunch: The End of Iraq 2014-08-12Within the last ten years, Israel has provoked three offensive movements against the Palestinian territory in Gaza: Operation Cast Lead, which began at the end of 2008 and 2009, Operation Pillar of Defense, which last eight days in November 2012, and most recently, Operation Protective Edge, which started on July 7th, 2014. During this period of devastation, homes have been obliterated, nearly two thousand civilians have been killed…

youtube.com: Despite Ceasefire, Humanitarian Crisis Continues in Gaza with 500,000 Displaced & 10,000 Injured 2014-08-08


youtube.com: Can Israel Claim Self-Defense Against the Territory It Occupies? Int'l Jurist John Dugard Says No 2014-08-07

Democracy Now: Iron Dome Boondoggle: Has Obama Just Signed a $225M Check for a Defective Israeli Missile Shield? 2014-08-06

Theodore Postol, says there is no evidence that Iron Dome is actually working. Postol is well known within defense circles for exposing the failures of the Patriot missile system during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Amnesty International: USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel amid growing evidence of war crimes in Gaza 2014-08-01 The US government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza, said Amnesty International, as it called for a total arms embargo on all parties to the conflict.

Irish Independent: Sanctions needed to stop Israel's slaughter of the innocents 2014-07-28 THE latest onslaught by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on Gaza, a stretch of land the size of Co Dublin with a population of 1.

Irish Examiner: Protesters call for boycott of Israeli goods and an end to military action 2014-07-28 Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Irish cities on Saturday to call for an end to Israel's military action in Gaza and a boycott of Israeli goods.

CounterPunch: Is Gaza Our Mirror? 2014-07-22 Listening to the stinging condemnation of Israel by both conservatives and Labor on the floor of the British parliament on July 14, viewers in the US might well have felt they were in a different planet. Israel was excoriated for its bombing of disabled shelters, for targeting water supplies, for damaging UN shelters, and the current invasion was characterized by as one of "illegal settlements and stolen land."

The Nation: Massacre in Gaza 2014-07-22 Israel is on a rampage again in Gaza. As a result of Israel's air and naval bombardment which commenced on 8th July followed by the launch of an Israeli ground offensive on 18th July in Gaza, 438 Palestinians, mostly civilians, had been killed and another 2600 had been wounded by last Sunday.

The Nation: Muslim leaders' silence on Gaza massacre decried 2014-07-22 With Israel's continued bombing of Gaza that has left around 500 people dead and many more injured, former foreign secretary Riaz Khokhar and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi came down hard on the role of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)

CounterPunch: Obama’s War on Ukraine 2014-09-03Amidst a slew of unverified allegations in recent weeks of Russian invasions, violations of Ukraine sovereignty and NATO’s current claim of Russian troops and Russian tanks fighting on the side of the federalist rebels, the upcoming annual NATO Heads of State Summit in Wales, threatens a widening violence and heightened military activity throughout eastern Europe.

Alternative Information Center (AIC): Gaza will rise from its ashes: Will Israel recover sanity? 2014-08-20 Michel Warschawski: The Israeli national consensus behind the massacre in Gaza is the result of a fifteen year old process of deterioration of Israeli society, both politically and ethically, a process that cannot be defined other than one of evolving fascism, from top to bottom.

teleSUR English: 100 More Holocaust Survivors Condemn Israeli 'Massacre of Palestinians' 2014-08-24 teleSUR/kb-OA: Since the conflict between Israel and Gaza began July 8 more than 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed, while only 68 Israelis haved died.

CounterPunch: “We Tortured Some Folks” 2014-08-12The main victor in the new war in Iraq is the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) which wants to kill Shia rather than negotiate with them. Iraq is facing a civil war that could be as bloody as anything that we have seen in Syria and could go on for years. | Discarded uniforms and equipment were found strewn along the roads leading to Kurdistan and safety.


youtube.com: Sadistic & Grotesque: Noam Chomsky on How Israel Limits Food & Medicine in Occupied Gaza 2014-08-12


youtube.com: Noam Chomsky on BDS and How the Israeli Occupation is Much Worse Than Apartheid 2014-08-12


youtube.com: Noam Chomsky on Media's Shameful Moment in Gaza & How a U.S. Shift Could End the Occupation 2014-08-12


youtube.com: As Palestinians Go To ICC, Human Rights Watch Alleges Israeli War Crimes for Shooting Fleeing Gazans 2014-08-07

independent.co.uk: Ban ki-Moon declares Israeli attack on UN school 'a criminal act' 2014-08-04An Israeli attack on a UN school in Gaza which killed 10 people today was “a moral outrage and a criminal act”, according to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who called for those responsible for the “gross violation of international law” to be brought to account. | It was the seventh time a UN shelter has been hit in the 27 days of the Gaza conflict..

CounterPunch: How Israel Spins War Crimes 2014-07-28 Every one of the 112 pages in the booklet is marked "not for distribution or publication" and it is easy to see why.

London Review of Books (subscription): Forced to … 2014-07-25 Forty-five years on, in the third week of the Israeli attack on Gaza, with more than 800 Palestinians killed, about a quarter of them children, Israel’s government, its media and Israeli society have turned Meir’s idea of Israel being ‘forced’ to do unacceptable things into a vast and dangerous superstition.

Catholic Culture: Holy See calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza-Israel conflict 2014-07-25 The United Nations Human Rights Council met on July 23 to discuss the human rights situation in Gaza. | Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See's permanent representative to UN offices based in Geneva, deplored the killing of civilians in the Gaza-Israel conflict and called for an immediate ceasefire. | Quoting Pope Francis, Archbishop Tomas…

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