Only racism can completely remove from the current discourse the murder of dozens of Palestinian civilians at the hands of the Israeli Army (90 civilians in seven weeks) as the reason that led to the Palestinian raid on the Israeli Army post and the capture of (Corporal) Shalit, and instead depict the current escalation as if it was entirely the work of the Palestinians, with Israel's slate still clean.
(For Israel) getting the world to punish an occupied nation while completely losing sight of (their) colonial expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is the most fitting manifestation of the proverbial dream come true. Of course, Israel can never be content with such limited roles. It was time to turn up the heat one more notch; the sporadic violence was about to be upgraded to intense violence, reaching Palestinian civilians of all ages.
This process has not demonstrated that I engaged in any serious research misconduct but that, after more than a year of painstaking review, those charged with firing me could find nothing more than a few footnotes and questions of attribution to quibble over...University of Colorado administrators have simply confirmed that they will shamelessly cater to political pressure, discarding the most basic principles of academic freedom in their attempt to silence me and discredit my work.
If you're as tired as I am of the narcissistic, millionaire rock star Bono and his useless campaign to "help" the poor, go to this website and sign the "Bono Gone" declaration.
The recent Muslim round-up just happened to dovetail perfectly with the political agenda of Canada's new federal RepubliCon government. Police action shows the government is tough on crime. It ingratiates Canada to George W Bush and America. And it builds political support for more American, repressive police work...Canadians, under Harper, can look forward to a lot more of this sort of stuff, with the Harpocrats using this event much as Bush did after 9/11 to move forward on an imperial agenda.
The patriotic Australia media, that has unquestionably fallen into line over every part of (Prime Minister) John Howard's Pacific agenda...is now trumpeting the ousting of (East Timor Prime Minister Mari) Alkatiri, a man who has gamely defied Australia's claims over it's oil and gas, many of the paper's foreign editors clearly more in tune with the exhortations of Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade than the sentiments among Timorese.
"The May 4 incursion into Atenco, amid the quick and violent encirclement by (Federal Police) Special Forces, who were in turn backed by state police, is best described by what in military jargon is known simply as “population control.” This kind of Operation, based on the “Lacheroy Doctrine” – named after Colonel Charles Lacheroy, who coined it in the Battle of Algiers after the French defeat in Dien Bien Phu – is characteristic of an anti-subversive, psychological war; an irregular form of war...which combines intelligence work, civic action, propaganda and control of the masses within a specific territory."
"A story authored by a prominent US neo-conservative regarding new legislation in Iran allegedly requiring Jews and other religious minorities to wear distinctive colored badges circulated around the world last weekend before it was exposed as extremely dubious...The article by...Iranian-American Amir Taheri, was initially published in last Friday's edition of...(the) National Post, which ran alongside the story (of) a 1935 photograph of a Jewish businessman in Berlin with a yellow six-pointed star sewn on his overcoat..."
Bono's shamelessness is of a whole different order from anything we've seen before, and it crosses new frontiers in the edition of the London Independent (newspaper) that he allegedly 'edited' (on) May 16...Much of the paper is given over to plugging Brand RED, this corporate PR strategy that sees a few big companies buy Bono-bestowed credibility in return for some shillings to Africa. If the word for Bono is indeed 'shameless', then the word that comes to mind in relation to (The Independent) is 'prostitute'.
Some will support (Earth Liberation Front) methods while others will strongly denounce them. In order to make such a determination, however, we need facts not hyperbole...Whether we agree or disagree with the ELF mission and/or tactics, at least (one media outlet) offered a more rounded description of the leaderless group. In an informed society, this is precisely how citizens can form educated opinions.
Frustrated by the Middle Man (and I *mean* “man”), I recently spent a good amount of time researching my personal book binding options. I came up with a collection of book binding techniques, each with unique attributes. The types of book bindings I found I could do myself at home were 1) Perfect Spine Bindings (Paperback Books), 2) Stab and Sew Bindings, 3) Coil Bindings, 4) Book Board & Cloth Bindings and 5) Miscellaneous Art Bindings, such as Altered Books. Most people don’t think much about book bindings, even though they regularly use books, but now that I have spent time researching this, I look at the bindings of books really differently. I see binding itself as an art form now.
All in all, my encounter with Rumsfeld was for me a highly instructive experience. The Center's president, Peter White, singled out Rumsfeld's "honesty" in introducing him, and 99 percent of those attending seemed primed to agree. Indeed, their reaction brought to mind film footage of rallies in Germany during the '30s. When Rumsfeld replied to my first question about his false statements on Iraq 's WMD, the applause was automatic. "I did not lie then," he insisted.
Associated Press Falsely Portrays Chavez as Seeking 25-Year Term
A little scrutiny of a recent Associated Press report about Venezuela provides a lesson in how the English-language press often gets the story wrong. Take the first sentence: "President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that Venezuelan voters should have the chance to decide whether he should govern the country for the next 25 years."
"I...read the (Wall Street) Journal daily because of the audience it reaches - high level people in business and government who want real information to guide them in their work. So despite the Journal being a voice for US business and imperialism, knowing how to read it and doing it carefully yields useful information and clues about what future US policy is likely to be...The Wall Street Journal signals Evo Morales is now a US target..."
"Anyone who criticises Israel's actions or argues that pro-Israel groups have significant influence over US Middle East policy," (authors Stephen Walt & John Mearsheimer) have written, "...stands a good chance of being labelled an anti-Semite. Indeed, anyone who merely claims that there is an Israeli lobby runs the risk of being charged with anti-Semitism ... Anti-Semitism is something no-one wants to be accused of."