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Remember Deir Yassin

Remember Deir YassinYesterday, after an absence of five years, Deir Yassin was once again remembered.

Deir Yassin Remembered is an organisation which exists only to remember the massacre of Deir Yassin of April 9th 1948. I became familiar with DYR in the early 2000s. I performed at a few DYR commemorations and each and every time I was overwhelmed. It wasn’t only the emotional intensity of the commemorations but also only at DYR events could one see the true commitment and devotion of the Palestinian community.

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Good for the ACLU and Jose Padilla!

Jose Padillaby Jacob G. Hornberger

Good for the ACLU! It is taking Jose Padilla’s civil suit to the U.S. Supreme Court for what will hopefully be an adjudication by the highest court in the land as to the power of the U.S. military and the CIA in modern-day American life.

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On Marine Le Pen and Populism

Marine Le PenMarine Le Pen and The French’s Front National are the big winners in the French elections yesterday. France’s Front National scored the best ever presidential campaign first-round result (18% of the votes).

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US and Israel Greater Threat to Iran

IranJust looking at the facts, it appears far more likely that the U.S. will attack Iran again than Iran would attack the U.S. or Israel, America’s Middle East pawn. I say “again” because the U.S. has already an embarrassing record of aggression against Iran, so, if past is prologue, the U.S./Israeli alliance will strike Iran, not the other way around.

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Americans Should Watch Egypt

flagby Jacob G. Hornberger

Egypt is developing into a fascinating situation, one that involves the United States. It’s worth paying attention to in the coming months.

Egypt has been ruled by a brutal military dictatorship for the past 30 years. The regime has been operating under a “state of emergency” during that entire time, one that has enabled the regime to wield and exercise “temporary” emergency powers: the power to take people into custody as suspected terrorists, incarcerate them indefinitely without trial, torture them, and even execute them. They are the same emergency powers that U.S. presidents now wield, thanks to 9/11.

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