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Iran to launch legal action against Israel

Blog, Middle East, Politics

January 27, 2009

“Iran’s Attorney General Ghorbanali Dorri Najaf Abadi said on Monday that Iran was going to launch a legal action against Israel over Gaza issue, Iran’s satellite Press TV website reported on Monday.       “Iran will host an international meeting to review the legal aspects of...

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Obama kills 22 people in Pakistan

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

January 27, 2009

Obama’s first military action as President was to sanction two missile strikes into Pakistan. These US attacks caused the deaths of 22 people, woman and children included. “The Obama administration is to double the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 60,000 and when asked in a television...

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David and Goliath: Palestine and Israel

Articles, Middle East, Politics

January 22, 2009

The following article was published in Online Opinion on November 18, 2008 By Reuben Brand An Israeli think tank has publicised its concerns regarding the growth of Hamas both politically and militarily over the past three years. Hamas, since its humble beginnings as an offshoot of the The Muslim...

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The Truth Must Not Be Sanitised

Articles, Blog, Censorship, Middle East, News, Politics

January 19, 2009

The following article was published on ABC’s The Drum, one of Australia’s largest news, politics, opinion and analysis websites: With a war that has drawn distinct global lines between “the West and the rest”, journalists are now, more than ever, faced with the ethical dilemma of...

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$1 million to kill Mubarak

Blog, Middle East, News

January 9, 2009

A one million dollar bounty for the person who assassinates the Egyptian President: “An angry mob of Bassij paramilitary students gathered outside Egyptian Interest Section in Tehran calling for the assassination of President Hosni Mubarak, reported the semi-official news agency Fars on Saturday. A...

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‘Gaza: the logic of colonial power’

Blog, Middle East, Politics

January 2, 2009

Nir Rosen writes about the December 2008 massacre in Gaza: Gaza: the logic of colonial power “Once again, the Israelis bomb the starving and imprisoned population of Gaza. The world watches the plight of 1.5 million Gazans live on TV and online; the western media largely justify the Israeli action....

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Aloha Obama…? And silence is his stern reply

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

December 31, 2008

US president-elect, Barack Obama, has remained silent amid mounting pressure for him to speak out against the latest Israeli strikes against Palestine. Israel’s unrelenting assault on Gaza has left over 300 people dead, and some are calling Obama’s silence a form of complicity. “Obama has...

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Pakistan/India conflict

Blog, News, Pakistan, Politics

December 31, 2008

According to Pak Alert Press agents from India’s foreign intelligence agency have been working in the Federally Administered Tribal Area’s (FATA) of Pakistan under the guise of diplomats and embassy officials in an attempt to destabilise the region....

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“Israel no victim”

Blog, Middle East, News, Politics

December 31, 2008

Yesterday, Vic Alhadeff, posted an article on ABC Unleashed excusing Israel’s flagrant disregard for human life, and justifying their latest actions by portraying Israel as the victims of a terrible onslaught by Hamas: “Backed by Iran, Hamas’ widespread and systematic attacks against Israel...

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2008: Not a good year for journalists in Pakistan

Blog, Censorship, News, Pakistan

December 30, 2008

12 dead, 201 cases of reported abuse, 41 cases of assault, 74 journalists sustained injuries, 118 cases of intimidation and threats. Intermedia, an independent NGO operating in Pakistan, has released a report on the state of the Pakistani media in 2008. The report highlights the dangers journalists face on a...

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