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May 29th, 2010

100 Palestinian boats to greet Freedom Flotilla

Gaza – Ma'an – One hundred boats will set sail from Gaza's Fisherman Port on Sunday to greet the Freedom Flotilla before it ways anchor in Gaza City's port on Sunday, Committee Against the Siege and PLC member Jamal Al-Khudary said. The welcoming convoy will include committee members, organizers, officials ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

Israel hits targets in Gaza

(CNN) -- The Israeli Air Force bombed several targets in Gaza early Saturday, but no injuries were reported, the Israeli military and Palestinian officials in Gaza said. The strikes were in response to an "intended terror attack on Israel" and a rocket fired at Israel on Thursday, the Israeli military ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

Cyprus stops MPs from joining Gaza flotilla

CYPRIOT authorities prevented pro-Palestinian activists, including 30 MPs from nine European countries, from leaving the island yesterday to join a flotilla in international waters, which is on its way to blockaded Gaza. In addition to issuing an edict banning ships headed for Gaza to set sail from the island’s ports, ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Israeli navy prepares for action as activists' flotilla nears Gaza

The Israeli navy was today preparing to confront a flotilla of eight ships carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists and 10,000 tons of aid which is attempting to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.The flotilla is expected to head towards the Gaza coastline tomorrow. The Israeli military has declared ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Israeli gunships head to sea to block flotilla

HAIFA, Israel — Israeli gunships headed out to sea on Friday to stop a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists from reaching the Gaza Strip, the military said, setting the stage for what could become a dramatic showdown on the high seas.Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said the country was prepared to ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Sea showdown over Gaza blockade

THOUSANDS of Israeli troops were preparing last night to prevent a flotilla of 10 ships carrying 800 international protesters and tonnes of supplies from breaking Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has told armed forces chiefs to use force if necessary to stop the ships ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

UN urges restraint as Israel vows to stop Gaza aid flotilla

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations urged restraint Thursday as Israel vowed to stop pro-Palestinian activists aboard an aid-laden flotilla from reaching the besieged, Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.“We understand from press reports that private citizens have assembled a number of ships carrying material intended for Gaza and will seek to deliver ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Flotilla set for final leg of Gaza blockade-busting bid

NICOSIA — Hundreds of activists on Friday braced for the final leg of their attempt to bust the Gaza Strip embargo, a bid Israel vowed to defeat as each side accused the other of violating international law.Two cargo ships and five smaller boats loaded with thousands of tonnes of supplies ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Israel's concern: Gaza aid flotilla will help Hamas

Jerusalem — Preparations for a potential confrontation between Israeli naval forces and a humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza intensified on Thursday. Israel, adamant that the pro-Palestinian activists would not be permitted to break its naval blockade of Gaza, constructed several massive tents intended to hold the activists at its main ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Two wounded in Israeli air strike on Gaza: medics

GAZA CITY — Two Palestinians were wounded on Thursday in an Israeli air strike east of Gaza City, Palestinian medics and witnesses said.Muawiya Hassanein, the head of Gaza emergency services, said two wounded people were brought to hospital after the strike, which witnesses said came during an exchange of fire ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Israeli commandos to block Gaza activists

ASHDOD, Israel — Israel on Thursday unveiled a massive makeshift detention center in the country's main southern port and announced the end of days of intense naval maneuvers, vowing to stop a flotilla of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break a 3-year blockade of the Gaza Strip this weekend.Military ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Israeli officials say navy will stop flotilla of blockade-busting ships before it reaches Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's navy will stop a flotilla heading for Gaza with 10,000 tons of supplies and pro-Palestinian activists intent on breaking a three-year blockade of Gaza, officials said Wednesday, in the first definitive Israeli pledge to stop the boats. The officials said if the flotilla of eight ships ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

May 25th, 2010

Corporations Profit from Permanent War: Memorial Day 2010

US law officially proclaims Memorial Day “as a day of prayer for permanent peace.”However, the US is much closer to permanent war than permanent peace. Corporations are profiting from wars and lobbying politicians for more. The US, and the rest of the world, cannot afford the rising personal and financial ... continue reading

May 24th, 2010

Flotilla aims to break Israel's grip on Gaza

AGIOS NIKOLAOS, Greece: A global coalition of Palestinian support groups is taking protest to a dangerous new point of brinkmanship this week, with an attempt to crash through Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip in a flotilla of cargo and passenger boats now assembling in the eastern Mediterranean. Converging ... continue reading

May 23rd, 2010

Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons

Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state's possession of nuclear weapons.The "top secret" minutes of meetings between senior officials from the two countries in 1975 show that South Africa's defence minister, PW ... continue reading

May 21st, 2010

U.S. allies say integrating gays in military was nonissue

Washington — The U.S. and its military allies agree on many things, from the size of bullets for their rifles to the design of future fighter jets. But on the issue of gays in the military, the United States stands alone among its Western allies. Representatives from Great Britain, Canada, ... continue reading

May 19th, 2010

Elvis Costello cancels concerts in Israel in protest at treatment of Palestinians

Elvis Costello has cancelled two concerts he was scheduled to play in Israel in protest at its treatment of Palestinians.Costello, one of the most gifted British songwriters of his generation, was due to play on 30 June and 1 July but says his "conscience" dictated that he pull out of ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

April 13th, 2010

Peace Activists Extend an Olive Branch to the Tea Party to Talk about War

On Tax Day, Tea Party members from around the country will descend on the nation’s capitol to “protest big government and support lower taxes, less government and more freedom.” CODEPINK, a women-led peace group advocating an end to war and militarism, will be sending some representatives to begin a dialogue. ... continue reading

March 21st, 2010

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as West Bank unrest deepens

Israeli troops killed four Palestinians as unrest spread across the West Bank and Binyamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister, headed to Washington hoping to repair relations with the United States. The deaths followed rioting last week in and around Jerusalem, sparked by the announcement of Israel’s plans for new homes in ... continue reading

March 11th, 2010

'I saw Israeli bulldozer kill Rachel Corrie'

The final moments of Rachel Corrie, the American peace activist crushed to death beneath a pile of earth and rubble in the path of an advancing Israeli army bulldozer, were described to an Israeli court by an eyewitness yesterday.The parents of the 23-year-old, who was killed by the bulldozer in ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

March 6th, 2010

Mullen Wary of Israeli Attack on Iran

Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came home with sweaty palms from his mid-February visit to Israel. Ever since, he has been worrying aloud that Israel might mousetrap the U.S. into war with Iran. This is especially worrying, because Mullen has had considerable experience in putting ... continue reading

February 15th, 2010

Israel Grows More Comfortable with the Status Quo

"If, and as long as between the Jordan (River) and the [Mediterranean] Sea there is only one political entity, named Israel, it will end up being either non-Jewish or nondemocratic," warned Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak last week. "If the Palestinians vote in elections it is a binational state, and ... continue reading

February 4th, 2010

Harvard Law student detained, deported by Israel

A warm smile and easy laugh reveal Hebah Ismail’s unthreatening, gentle personality. An American citizen, this 3L of Egyptian descent works with the International Human Rights Clinic on projects related to Bedouin land rights. Hebah wears a hijab. She still does not know which of one, or combination, of these ... continue reading

January 11th, 2010

Santa Cruz art teacher Kathleen Crocetti returns from mission to Gaza with a harrowing story to tell

If Kathleen Crocetti had a mind to, she could certainly relive perhaps the scariest moment of her 12-day odyssey to install a mural in Gaza -- maybe one of the scariest moments of her life. That's because she recorded the whole thing. The Santa Cruz middle-school teacher and her husband ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

January 9th, 2010

Answering Helen Thomas on Why

Thank God for Helen Thomas, the only person to show any courage at the White House press briefing after President Barack Obama gave a flaccid account of the intelligence screw-up that almost downed an airliner on Christmas Day. After Obama briefly addressed L’Affaire Abdulmutallab and wrote “must do better” on ... continue reading

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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? Donna Smith We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa Nick Turse Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Mar 2nd
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