Noam Chomsky: Israel has made Gaza a giant prison

Noam Chomsky: Israel has made Gaza a giant prison by Noam Chomsky on 11/23/2012 Gaza – The giant concentration camp Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control of some external force. And it hardly takes more than a day in Gaza to begin to appreciate what it must be like to try to survive in the world’s largest open-air prison, where a million and a half people, in the most densely populated area of the world, are constantly subject to random and often savage terror and arbitrary punishment, with no purpose other than to humiliate and degrade, and with the further goal of ensuring that Palestinian hopes for a decent future will be crushed and that the overwhelming global support for a diplomatic settlement that will grant these rights will be nullified. The intensity of this commitment on the part of the Israeli political leadership has been dramatically illustrated just in the past few days, as they warn that they will “go crazy” if Palestinian rights are given limited recognition at the UN. That is not a new departure. The threat to “go crazy” (“nishtagea”) is deeply rooted, back to the Labor governments of the 1950s, along with the related “Samson Complex”: we will bring down the Temple walls if crossed. It was an idle threat then; not today. The purposeful humiliation is also not new, though it constantly takes new forms. Thirty years ago political leaders, including some of the most noted hawks, submitted … [Read more...]


Huuuuge Victory – UN Recognizes Palestine!!

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Avaazers, it's time to celebrate! Earlier today, the UN voted overwhelmingly to recognise Palestine as the world's 194th state!!! It’s a huge victory for the Palestinian people, for peace, for our community, and people across the world are joining with massive crowds in Palestine to celebrate. The Palestinian people's journey to freedom is far from over. But this is a powerful step, and our community played a key role in it. Palestine's Ambassador to Europe said today: "Avaaz and its members across the world have played a crucial role in persuading governments to support the Palestinian people's bid for a state and for freedom and peace. They have stood with us throughout and their solidarity and support will be remembered and cherished across Palestine." - Leila Shahid, General Palestinian Delegate to Europe Brussels Action: While EU leaders were met, THIS was happening right outside their windows Madrid Action: Avaaz members want Spain PM Rajoy to say YES! The US and Israeli governments, beholden to extreme lobby groups (yes, sadly even Obama has given in), threw everything they had at crushing this vote, using financial threats and even threatening to overthrow the Palestinian President if he went ahead.Europe was the key swing vote, and under intense US pressure, leaders were, just two weeks ago, leaning towards not supporting the Palestinian state. Knowing the stakes, our community responded with … [Read more...]


Kathleen Wells and Donna Nassor are Guests on Sunday Radio Show


Kathleen Wells, KCAA Radio Host and Donna Nassor have just returned from Palestine and will be Sunday's Guests. To Listen Live  Click Here  Sunday November 18th 11:00am to 1:00pm Pacific … [Read more...]


Dr. Stein needs to Study her History

And I believe Cynthia McKinney is on that Tribunal. Sent: Monday, October 08, 2012 6:40 PM To: Subject: [usgp-dx] First Jewish presidential contender welcomes Russell Tribunal on Palestine findings First Jewish presidential contender welcomes Russell Tribunal on Palestine findings Posted by Jill Stein for President on October 08, 2012 · [image: israel-palestine-peace.png]Jill Stein, the first Jewish contender for the presidency of the United States of America, called today for the international community to heed the findings of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine and to take immediate steps to ensure that Israel comply with its responsibilities according to international human rights law. Specifically, Dr. Stein reiterated that as president, she would require Israel, as well as other nations, to uphold international law and human rights as a condition for further U.S. aid. In particular, this would require Israel to end human rights abuses, and respect the rights of Palestinians and other peoples living under Israeli rule. The Green Party of the United States has long been a leader in standing up for the rights of all peoples living under military rule and racial apartheid, and the Palestinian people are no exception,” said Dr. Stein. “I am proud that our party platform reflects our universal and … [Read more...]


THE WAR ON IRAN: The Deployment of Thousands of US Troops to Israel, The Integration of US-Israeli Command Structures … [Read more...]