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Spurious Terrorism Indictments

chicagoOn May 19 and 20, NATO occupied Chicago violently. Downtown residents were in virtual lockdown. No-fly zones were imposed. Elaborate barricades were erected. Constitutional rights were suspended.

Getting around was hazardous. Anyone could be stopped, searched, interrogated, or arrested. Chicagoans were under siege.

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Netanyahu to Obama regarding November’s election

NetanyahuWhen we say “jump” you answer, “how high”!

Presidential candidate Barack Obama is being targeted by the US-Israel lobby from A to Z,(Ackerman, Gary & Aipac to Zuckerman, Mort & the Zionist Organization of America) as no American President seeking re-election has been in the country’s 236 year history.

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Daphni Rides Again

Daphni LeefDon't tell anyone, but in many a demonstration, when we were standing and proclaiming our message of peace and justice, knowing that not a word about it would appear in the media, I secretly wished for the police to come and beat us up.

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Book Review: 'Bypass'

Aboriginal GenocideBypassing Australian Aboriginal Genocide

“Bypass” is an enjoyable, good-hearted Australian non-fiction book that nevertheless bypasses the horrendous, continuing  Australian Aboriginal  Genocide. “Bypass. The story of a road” by Michael McGirr (Picador Pan Macmillan, Sydney, 2004) is a very readable true account of a  40 year-old ex-Jesuit priest and his girl friend bicycling from Sydney (New South Wales) to Melbourne (Victoria) following the route of the old Hume Highway through the heart of South East Australia. “Bypass” gets its name from the reality that the Hume Highway, Australia’s busiest, now bypasses all the towns on its former route.

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On Human Identity

mandelaEarly in my blog life I wrote about Jewish identity. It was partly an exercise in self-discovery, and partly a response to those who alleged that I was a self-hating Jew, or worse, an anti-Semite. These attacks on my characterwere hurtful even as I felt their distance from my actual beliefs and worldview. In my mind and heart criticisms of Israel and support for the Palestinian struggle for their rights under international law and in accord with fundamental ideas of justice had to do with taking suffering seriously,which for me is the most solid foundation of human identity.

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