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Kind of chokehold - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Gaza is controlled completely, like the West Bank, because it is totally surrounded by Israel. Israel could not be imposing the kind of chokehold it has on Gaza if it were not surrounding, if its military were not surrounding Gaza, and not just on the territory, but also on the air, on the sea. No one there can make a move without coming into contact with the Israeli IDF, you know, outside this imprisoned area where Gazans live.
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:09PM
$5.3 Trillion Daily - by Ulrike Herrmann
Eliminating currency speculation would be simple. The big central banks must cooperate, the American Fed, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Japanese Central Bank... $5.3 trillion whirl through the world daily seeking lucrative currency bets... Every free trade agreement should be rejected since the theme currency speculation does not occur. Problem solved.
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:27AM
September 2000 - April 2013, the Israeli military killed 1,518 Palestinian children - by US House hearing 8/1
"Between September 2000 and April 2013, the Israeli military killed 1,518 children." As one report described it: "That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years." And thousands of children and civilians are being killed and wounded in Gaza as I write.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:06PM
Animal Protection Groups Stop Coyote Killing Contest - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
BEND, Oregon – On July 25, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), along with co-plaintiffs Project Coyote and an individual Oregon resident, settled a lawsuit against Duane Freilino, organizer of the annual JMK Coyote Hunting Contest in Crane, Harney County, Oregon. Freilino’s killing contest, held annually for eight seasons, required hunters to “buy in” to the contest by paying an entry fee of $100. Top teams won cash prizes totaling more than $10,000 for various ki...
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:01PM
Pa. Residents with Fracking-Related Health Complaints Urge Action from Attorney General - by Food & Water Watch
Harrisburg, Pa. – On July 29, individuals from around Pennsylvania who had fracking-related health complaints ignored by the state’s Department of Health (DOH) shared their stories and called on Attorney General Kathleen Kane to launch an investigation into the apparent disregard for their complaints.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:10AM
Protest Bob Schieffer's Racist Support of Israel - by Stop US Aid to Israel
On the popular CBS program, Face the Nation, 77 year old host Bob Schieffer, broadcast journalism's most experienced Washington reporter and the chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, stated “The Palestinian people find themselves in the grip of a terrorist group that has embarked on a strategy to get its own children killed in order to build sympathy for its cause.” SIGN THE PETITION TO FIRE BOB SCHIEFFER NOW!
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:37AM
Christian Zionism: The Heresy that Undermines Middle East Peace - by By Rev Dr Stephen Sizer
One of the major obstacles to peace between Palestinians and Israelis is the dogma of Christian Zionism. The current leader of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is Rev. John Hagee of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, TX. Followers of Hagee and CUFI are strong supporters of the military-industrial complex that profits from perpetual warfare. When any peace process between Palestine and Israel is possible, it is Hagee and his followers that are first to oppose and derail potentials for p...
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:43AM
Liquidate the poor! - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Israel's policy is that in order to overcome this problem of the rights of the poor Palestinians she will just liquidate the poor! That was the U.S. policy in Vietnam too, to literally try to wipe them out. And if it hadn't been for world opinion, they would have. But the world was horrified at the things the U.S. did there. And that's just what is happening now to Israel.
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:24AM
Video: Left Forum on Thomas Paine, 1 hr 23 min - by Chris Hedges, Cornel West and Richard Wolff
BookTV going back more than ten years is an incredible resource turning life into an open door. The future could be open and dynamic, full of shared work and exchanging roles, cloud workers and dream catchers!
Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:25PM
Snake Valley Festival in Baker NV fights SNWA ‘Water Grab’ - by By Garrett Estrada
The annual Snake Valley Festival held in Baker, NV featured signs focusing on protecting local aquifers from the Southern Nevada Water Authority's proposed pipeline to Las Vegas. Residents of the Snake and Spring Valleys are trying to raise awareness that if the SNWA pipeline is built the water beneath their feet will be taken to Las Vegas for the benefit of golf courses, fountains and other unsustainable development. Entire spring fed ecosystems will collapse and species like the spring snai...
Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:55AM
DuPont Refuses Treatment of Toxic TCE Plume; Form Phosgene Smog Over Lake - by DuPont Profits Trump Life
For several decades a DuPont ammunition plant in Pompton Lakes, NJ has leaked pollution into the groundwater and chemical gases (TCE, PCE and others) have seeped into resident’s basements causing cancer and other health disorders. The DuPont Corporation refuses to clean their pollution site and the EPA ignores the residents and works their magic on them with deceptive words. Latest plan for remediation by DuPont is to have the plume washed into the lake with fast moving solvents. They forgo...
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:55AM
Word Processor: A review of the Bay Area's 'Processed World' in 'The Baffler' - by Office temp
Processed World was an ostensibly subversive magazine aimed at office workers and others who worked in SF's Financial District in the 1980's.
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:23AM
Imagine the Outrage Over 27,000 Dead Kids... If Gaza’s Dead Were America’s Dead - by Barry Londo
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:32PM
Capitalism and War: Pope Francis - by Pope Francis
Pope Francis was interviewed by the “la Vanguardia” newspaper from Catalonia. In the dialogue, Francis spoke about the state of reforms in the Vatican, Benedict’s retirement and prayer for peace on Pentecost.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:21AM
Do you trust the owners of The Cloud? - by Georgia Catherine Vanya
Does music streaming make CDs useless? Do you trust the One Percent -- who control the cloud --- to preserve your personal info, home-made art, banned thoughts, etc? ....
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:02PM
The Abiding Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith - by Marc Lee and James Galbraith
From The Great Crash, we have of course the conviction that financial panics affect real activity. No one in the 19th century or with experience of agriculture ever seriously doubted that the economy runs on credit or that real activity depends on banks. Only in the higher reaches of academic life could such a thing be denied. The denial, nevertheless, took powerful hold.
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:22PM
Section 8 tenants are guinea pigs for Oakland nonprofit, in rent reform study - by Lynda Carson
For years, MRDC located downtown Oakland has been involved in using poor people as guinea pigs in research studies that they were hired to do for the government. This includes studies on people in welfare to work programs, people in school programs, work programs for ex-prisoners, including programs for disabled people. MRDC became most notable or notorious for coming up with the states welfare to work policies of the 80s and 90s!
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:59AM
Narcissistic Personality Disorders Entrenched and Encouraged in Corporate America - by Once Bitten, Twice Shy
The U.S. corporatist consumer culture is a breeding ground for individuals with narcissistic personality disorder. Though many activists (including myself) disagree with psychiatric labels, remaining ignorant about the reality of personality disorders, especially narcissism, can result in painful outcomes. There may be a "cure" for narcissism, though not with any pharma pills. The cure for narcissism may involve re-evaluation of our current cultural value systems. That's much harder than just...
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:26AM
Obama Admin. Clears Way for Dynamite-Like Blasts to Search for Oil & Gas Off East Coast - by Oceana
WASHINGTON – Today, the Obama administration released a decision authorizing the use of dynamite-like blasts to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor in an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida. While the decision includes limited protections for species like the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, of which there are less than 500 left worldwide, Oceana says they do not go far enough to combat the threats posed to fisheries...
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:59PM
Washington State Mobile Slaughter Truck Sabotaged by ALF - by Animal Liberation Press Office
Washington State Mobile Slaughter Truck Sabotaged by ALF
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:49PM