Monthly Archives: September 2010

“Jewish aid ship nears Gaza”

Ship with 8 Jewish activists sails for Gaza, in another bid to send humanitarian supplies and break the crippling siege. An aid ship carrying 8 Jewish activists from Europe, Israel, and the US is less than 24 hours from reaching … Continue reading

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“World leaders decry Israeli move”

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Stephen Colbert testifies before congress on the plight of migrant workers

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Krugman: The GOP forgot their calculator

From today’s NYTimes: For these days one of America’s two great political parties routinely makes equally nonsensical promises. Never mind the war on terror, the party’s main concern seems to be the war on arithmetic. And this party has a … Continue reading

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What to do in Chicago

36 Hours in Chicago

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And what about Israel’s nuclear arsenal? (Is not the pot calling the kettle black?)

While the world focuses on Iran, Israel’s enormous nuclear arsenal, and developing nuclear weapons program, goes on unchecked and unscrutinized. alJazeera on Israel’s nuclear arsenal: While Israel is one of the loudest voices calling for a tougher line on Iran’s … Continue reading

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Rumsfield: war with Iraq by any means possible

Juan Cole writes about newly emerging documents suggesting that Rumsfeld, Cheney, and co. manufactured evidence for a war they had already planned: Rumsfeld, Bush and the Supreme War Crime Posted on September 24, 2010 by Juan Joyce Battle at the … Continue reading

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Who has nuclear weapons and how many?

Despite the end of the Cold War, the world’s stockpile of nuclear weapons remains high [AFP] RUSSIA Russia is believed to have the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, with as many as 12,000 warheads. As the former Soviet Union, it was the … Continue reading

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How many nuclear weapons do we have?

This is Ben, from Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Choose your flavor. Just don’t make it uranium.

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What if he was just moving to a better fishing spot? Shot for fishing.

(And why does Israel think it can shoot who it wants, when it wants, based on its own unilateral and arbitrary rules?) Israeli navy kills Gaza fisherman A funeral was held in Beit Lahiya for the killed fishermen on Friday [Reuters] A … Continue reading

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Israel, atomic weapons, treaties, and hypocrisy

So the UN refuses the put any pressure on Israel to join the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. I don’t see how this can be acceptable to anybody. And Israel threatens to derail the “peace talks” if anyone dares tell it to … Continue reading

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Scenes of everyday protest in apartheid Palestine

(from mondoweiss.net) Man shot with live ammunition at Bil’in wall protest by Adam Horowitz on September 24, 2010 · 3 comments A scene from today’s protest in Bil’in. (Photo: Hamde Abu Rahmah ) The following was just sent out by organizers … Continue reading

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Boycott Israeli occupation!

A growing number of civil groups are taking the actions that states won’t, or can’t, in putting pressure on Israel to respect the UN resolutions demanding that it return territory acquired through war and cease its de facto occupation of … Continue reading

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Chicago mayor’s race: how much to run? (plus: JesseJacksonJr. on the defensive)

Mayor Richard Daley, the current behemoth of a mayor (elected to Chicago seven times) is finally stepping down, leaving an enormous power vacuum. There are many contenders, most of whom I know little about yet. Two of them though we … Continue reading

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Is the Bible more violent than the Quran?

Yes – by far. More on this later in the post. There is an astounding ignorance among Muslim-bashing Americans who proclaim their “truth” about a broad Islamic intention to destroy “the West” or to undermine “Western” modern secular government. But … Continue reading

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Top Ways 9/11 Broke Islamic Law

Juan Cole’s 9/11 post is so useful I reproduce it below in full. Posted on September 11, 2010 by Juan On the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, it is clear that al-Qaeda was a tiny fringe terrorist movement, … Continue reading

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Tax breaks to the middle class! Tax the rich not the poor!

Obama Calls for Ending Bush-Era Tax Cuts for Wealthiest Americans JUAN GONZALEZ: There’s a battle looming in Washington over the future of tax cuts for the wealthy. The cuts enacted by President Bush are set to expire at the end … Continue reading

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