Created on Tuesday, 22 April 2008 20:13
Written by Media Lens
Covering Israel/Palestine: The BBC's Double Standards
by MEDIA LENS
he media reported last week that at least 22 people, including five Palestinian children, had been killed during Israeli 'incursions' into Gaza. The Israeli military 'operations' were 'sparked' by a Hamas ambush that had left three Israeli soldiers dead.
Read more: The BBC Bias on Palestine
Reporting followed the usual script that Israel's state-of-the-art weaponry is deployed as 'retaliation' for 'militant' Palestinian attacks.
Created on Tuesday, 22 April 2008 19:41
Written by Dana Siegelman
Out of Jail Governor Siegelman Speaks
by Friends of Don Siegelman
overnor Siegelman will be the guest of nationally renowned journalist Tavis Smiley this evening Tuesday April 22. Check your local listings for the shows time in your area.
Tavis Smiley's show is a unique mix of news and pop culture to combine for one thought-provoking and entertaining program. A hybrid of news, issues and entert ainment, it features interviews with artists, activists, newsmakers, politicians and everyday people.
Read more: Out of Jail Governor Siegelman Speaks
Created on Tuesday, 22 April 2008 08:38
Written by William A. Cook
The Birth Date of Fratricide: May 14, 1948
by William A. Cook
May 14th, 2008, marks the anniversary of two momentous events, the â€œDeclaration of Independenceâ€ of the new born state of Israel and the calamitous day of infamy, the al Nakba, that marks both the massacre in their homes of Palestinian people or their mournful march into exile.
Ironically, like the Biblical story of Cain and Abel, this date carries the mark of the Almighty, brothers in blood, enemies in intent.
Listen to Cain as he walks beside his brother along the path of death:
Read more: The Birth Date of Fratricide
- â€œThere is no judgment and no judge and no world to come! No reward will be given to the righteous nor any account given of the wicked.â€
Created on Sunday, 20 April 2008 17:41
Written by Tom Engelhardt
Unraveling Iraq: 12 Answers to Questions No One Is Bothering to Ask about Iraq
by Tom Engelhardt
an there be any question that, since the invasion of 2003, Iraq has been unraveling? And here's the curious thing: Despite a lack of decent information and analysis on crucial aspects of the Iraqi catastrophe, despite the way much of the Iraq story fell off newspaper front pages and out of the TV news in the last year, despite so many reports on the "success" of the President's surge strategy, Americans sense this perfectly well.
Read more: Iraq: 12 Answers to Questions No One Is Bothering to Ask
In the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, 56% of Americans "say the United States should withdraw its military forces to avoid further casualties" and this has, as the Post notes, been a majority position since January 2007, the month that the surge was first announced. Imagine what might happen if the American public knew more about the actual state of affairs in Iraq -- and of thinking in Washington.
Created on Sunday, 20 April 2008 13:51
Written by Press Release
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) Congratulates Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) on Historic Boycott Resolution!
AIA extends its warm congratulations to the delegates of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers national convention held in Ottawa, Canada, April 13-17th 2008.
Read more: Canadian Postal Union Joins Israel Boycott
At the convention, CUPW passed an historic resolution, Resolution 338/339, in support of the global campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israeli Apartheid.
This resolution is an extremely significant landmark for the Palestinian solidarity movement in Canada. It represents the first time in North American history that a national union has passed a BDS resolution.
Created on Sunday, 20 April 2008 11:55
Written by James Petras
Reverend Jeremiah Wright: Religious Freedom Versus State Religion, Ethics, Politics and Strategy
by James Petras
he sustained vituperative attack and the feeble apologetic defense of Reverend Wrightâ€™s brilliant, eloquent and substantive sermon in defense of human dignity speaks to the basic ethical, political and strategic issues of our epoch. For Reverend Wright was not merely â€˜commentingâ€™ on an ethical omission of our day but raising fundamental principles about the behavior of states, the role of individual conscience in the face of crimes against humanity and the need to give name and take action in the face of evil.
Read more: The Right Reverend Jeremiah Wright
The entire spectrum of politicians, the mass media and, in particular, the political parties and two (and a half) of the presidential candidates raise, by their hostile reaction and the substance of their criticism, vital issues of the relation between the State and Religion.
Created on Sunday, 20 April 2008 11:35
Written by Joan Russow
New Orleans Security and Prosperity Partnership Summit: Negotiating with the Diabolos
by Joan Russow
n New Orleans, On April 21, 2008, Bush, Harper and Calderon meet with their mentors- transnational corporations and spurious institutions, to enter into further trilateral provisions that undermine international norms.
Read more: SPP: Negotiating with the Diabolos
This summit provides an opportunity for opponents of the SPP to evaluate the transgressions of the US administration, aided and abetted by coerced states, and by transnational corporations.
Created on Sunday, 20 April 2008 10:40
Written by Press Release
SUTIKALH 2008 ANNIVERSARY
by Sutikalh Camp
Background on Sutikalh
n May 2, 2000, members of the St'at'imc nation and their allies established a permanent camp near Melvin Creek, located off Highway 99 between Mt. Currie/Pemberton and Lillooet, in the southern Interior region of BC.
Melvin Creek (Photo by John Baldwin)
Known as Sutikalh, the St'at'imc winter spirit of the area, the camp was set up to stop government and corporate plans to build a $500 million all-season ski and recreation resort in an untouched Alpine mountain area.
Part of the Cayoosh Moutain Range, the region is a transition zone from the coast to the Interior. It is habitat to Grizzly bears, cougar, bobcat, wolverine, deer, hawks, owls and many other small animals. It also contains one of the largest herds of Mountain Goats now remaining in North America.
Read more: Preserving the Sutikalh: Eight Years Protecting Wild B.C.
Created on Sunday, 20 April 2008 09:21
Written by Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Bill 15 to enrich private power producers, shock ratepayers
and harm the environment says Wilderness Committee
Read more: Passing the Bucks: Bill 15 Hamstrings Private Power Oversight
The Wilderness Committee today sounded the alarm about legislation rapidly moving towards becoming BC law. Bill 15, the Utilities Commission Amendment Act, is waiting for Royal Assent in the BC Legislature, before becoming law.
Two years ago the government of BC passed Bill 30, which removes local community government oversight of private power projects. Now Bill 15 aims to significantly reduce the oversight of the BC Utilities Commission over private power projects.
Created on Saturday, 19 April 2008 23:23
Written by Mike Whitney
Carter's Peace Mission
by Mike Whitney
Jimmy Carter arrived in Syria today in an effort to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. He is scheduled to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal.
Carter has been severely criticized in the western media for meeting with Hamas and was snubbed by Israeli leaders during his stay in Israel. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, and opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu, all refused to meet with the former president. They believe that Carter's trip undermines Israel's current policy towards the Palestinians and will force them to negotiate with a group they think is a terrorist organization.
Read more: Carter's Peace Mission