by Gary Leupp - January 5th, 2009
The political party Hamas was elected to power in January 2006 with 44% of the vote to Fatah’s 41%, receiving 76 of 132 parliamentary seats, in the first democratic election held in the Palestinian territories. This was not what Washington wanted.
By Uri Avnery - January 05, 2009
For years, the Israeli occupation authorities favored the Islamic movement in the occupied territories. All other political activities were rigorously suppressed, but their activities in the mosques were permitted. The calculation was simple: at the time, the PLO was considered the main enemy, Yasser Arafat was the current Satan. The Islamic movement was preaching against the PLO and Arafat, and was therefore viewed as an ally.
Video: Non-Profit Turtle Island Project Michigan Benefit Concert for the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society on Rosebud Reservation
A free four-part video series has been created by the non-profit Turtle Island Project (TIP) in Munising, Michigan on the third annual "Cowboys and Angels" concert that benefited the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society (WBCWS) in Mission, South Dakota – the world's oldest Native American domestic violence shelter...WBCWS battles domestic violence, sexual assault and an alarming increase in teen suicides on the Lakota Rosebud Sioux Reservation...A wide variety of social problems are among the causes for the Rosebud suicides and family violence including poverty, depression, no jobs, and substance abuse Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard performed original songs and seasonal music during the free concert on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at the Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore in Munising, Michigan.
By Gideon Levy - December 14, 2008
For all intents and purposes the [Israeli Labor] party concluded its historic role the day after the Six-Day War. Since then, we have gone downhill, the party and us, deteriorating deeper and deeper. Only artificial attempts to resuscitate it by joining almost any government allowed it to live barely, if one can call it living when talking about a party of the left.
By Iason Athanasiadis - December 17, 2008
The riots and sit-ins continued for a second week across Greece yesterday as protesters kept up pressure on the government to step aside and commentators described the country as being on the verge of "societal collapse"...Universities and 400 high schools are occupied by student activists as a leaked police report revealed official fears that the current crisis will fuel a recruitment drive for Greece's anarchist movement.
By Nikos Lountos & Amy Goodman - Znet
Amy Goodman, from Democracy Now!, interviews student activist and writer, Nikos Lountos from Greece, on the current uprising sparked by the brutal killing of a teenager by Greek cops.
By Stephen Lendman - October 28, 2008
A note before beginning. This article focuses on today's financial and economic crisis. Not affairs of state, war and peace or geopolitics. No guessing who's number one under those headings. That said...Now defrocked as the "maestro" of misery: Alan Greenspan.
By ANDREW GEBHARDT - November 3, 2008
Obama enthusiasts tend to get annoyed or depressed when his similarities to Bush and McCain are pointed out...But Obama is not identical to Bush and McCain, and those differences, both rhetorical and actual (such as his pro-choice stance), do matter. How much they matter depends on your perspective.
By Frazer Merritt - November 4, 2008
After eight long years of incompetence and shameful blunders under neoconservative rule, I never thought I'd see this again in my lifetime: a presidential ticket that espouses major tax cuts for big corporations and the filthy rich, across-the-board deregulation, oil drilling to solve our energy crises, denial of climate change's causes, expansion of market-based healthcare, and kooky religious attitudes towards science and the fate of the world.
I wrote this recently to expose how the NWO corporations are stealing our public utilities and calling it privatization...
Tillie Black Bear addresses the Northern Michigan University 2008 UNITED Conference
Lakota Youth Suicide Epidemic Finally Noticed by SD Media: Links to Argus Leader Newspaper Series/Videos
Links to stories and video by Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, SD on the tragic suicide epidemic involving Lakota youth and young adults