An Unfolding Pattern of Genocide: Notes from Gaza

After a Palestinian rocket attack, Israel’s Interior Minister urged in late September 2008, “the IDF should…decide on a neighborhood in Gaza and level it.” — Dr. Norman Finkelstein, “Behind the Bloodbath in Gaza: Foiling Another Palestinian ‘Peace Offensive’.” Counterpunch, 28 January, 2009 Norman Finkelstein argues in his latest article that we are wrong to assume […]

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Israel: What is being defended? Who is the victim?

David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973), Israel’s first Prime Minister, said: If I knew that it was possible to save all the children of Germany by transporting them to England, and only half by transferring them to the Land of Israel, I would choose the latter, for before us lies not only the numbers of these children but […]

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Message to Obama: From an Undefeated Hamas

Mousa Abu Marzook, deputy chief of the Hamas political bureau, 22 January 2009: …to President Obama we say: the wave of hope that met your election was heavily dampened by your silence on the Gaza massacre. This was compounded by your pre-election statement siding with the Israeli settlers of Sderot. You would do well to […]

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Because They are Dirty Arabs…

An Appropriate Introduction — Noam Chomsky, “Exterminate all the brutes”: Gaza 2009 On Saturday December 27, the latest US-Israeli attack on helpless Palestinians was launched. The attack had been meticulously planned, for over 6 months according to the Israeli press. The planning had two components: military and propaganda. It was based on the lessons of […]

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On which planet does the Associated Press live?

Among the many American “news” sources that offer barely veiled propaganda, the Associated Press is one of the most outstanding for its unfaltering repetition of the official line from Washington, and its careful nurturing of Islamophobia. With partners like Yahoo!, which almost exclusively favours AP in its listing of top news on its default front […]

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Get Ready Montreal for Sunday, January 25: Next Demonstration Against the War in Gaza

Why we resist… Of related interest, a very poignant presentation on Guanaguanare: click on… My Country, Right or Wrong ••••••• ••••••• ••••••• From TADAMON! Demonstration: End the siege on Gaza! SUNDAY JANUARY 25th 13h00 carré Cabot corner St. Catherine | Atwater (metro Atwater) Montreal, Quebec Around the world, major demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine are […]

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GazaTalk: New Media Resistance

GazaTalk has published a list of resources and suggestions under the heading of How to Resist Online, useful both for those who have questions about how they can go about doing so, and for those who are generally interested in learning about how new media are deployed in the battle against the Israeli state’s and […]

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Gaza is Dying: Global Movement to End the War

As today we receive news that the Israeli military has bombed the headquarters of the United Nations’ Works and Relief Agency in Gaza, as well as part of a hospital, and the offices of two foreign news agencies, we are reminded of the need for urgent action from global civil society to pressure our governments […]

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Campus Gaza: Academic Boycotts and Complicit Silence

In a previous post, “Accepting the Might to Exist: Some Israeli Lessons for Anthropology,” a close Trinidadian friend and non-academic collaborator, Guanaguanare, wrote what I thought was an especially penetrating comment on complicit silence from those one might look to for some guidance in understanding issues of conflict, human rights, on the human condition itself, […]

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