Politics

Obama Takes a Commanding Lead Over Bush in Countries Bombed

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Palestine

Dutchman Who Saved Jewish Girl During Holocaust Returns Medal Because of Israel’s Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza

A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza. Henk Zanoli, 91, wrote to the Israeli embassy in The Hague to say he could no longer hold the honour. He said…… Continue reading Dutchman Who Saved Jewish Girl During Holocaust Returns Medal Because of Israel’s Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza

Palestine · Politics

Roaring Speech by Ireland’s Trevor Hogan on Palestinian Solidarity

An amazing speech on the Day of Rage Saturday August 9 in Dublin. Trevor Hoganis a former rugby forward in Ireland who participated in the Gaza flotilla and has assumed a prominent role in Palestinian solidarity in his country. Here he calls out the “cowardice” of the Irish government and the members of the Israel lobby in…… Continue reading Roaring Speech by Ireland’s Trevor Hogan on Palestinian Solidarity

Politics

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

By this time you have likely heard of the atrocity that recently took place in which over 1,000 Syrian civilians reportedly died at the hands of a chemical weapon attack. Seeing the video and images of dead or helpless Syrian civilians struggling for life reminds me of another terrible weapon of war – depleted uranium.…… Continue reading U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Politics

Politics: Double standard in war crimes

From Desmond Tutu’s Why I had no choice but to spurn Tony Blair: ‘On what grounds do we decide that Robert Mugabe should go the International Criminal Court, Tony Blair should join the international speakers’ circuit, bin Laden should be assassinated, but Iraq should be invaded, not because it possesses weapons of mass destruction, as…… Continue reading Politics: Double standard in war crimes

Commentary · Politics

Who’s the Master of the Drone?

One thing that I find puzzling is the notion that Obama ‘isn’t as bad as Bush’ when it comes to death, destruction, and the illegality of US foreign policy.  For me, when I indulge in such conversations to prove why Obama is actually quite similar to Bush in these regards, I tend to use the not so…… Continue reading Who’s the Master of the Drone?