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ADF kill five Afghan children

Australia, Blog, Middle East

February 15, 2009

Anger is mounting in Afghanistan after the Australian Defence Force kill five Afghan children during a raid on Thursday.  Tom Hyland, Foreign Editor at The Age, files the following report: “AFGHAN authorities have condemned the killing of civilians – including five children – in a...

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The Road to Afghanistan

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

February 13, 2009

As the United States increase their military might and political pressure in Afghanistan, they now find trouble around every corner. Literally. The road into the war torn country has become the latest threat for US and NATO forces, as the following article by Robert Mackey suggests. “More than 80...

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Taliban: Bearded Aliens

Blog, Middle East, USA

February 6, 2009

In 1940 the Nazi’s portreyed Jews to be nothing more than filthy vermin in the propoganda film “Der Ewige Jude” (The Eternal Jew). In 2009 the Americans liken Muslims to aliens. I guess its easier to kill someone when they’re either a rat or from another planet. “A FUNDAMENTAL...

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Israel has an election problem

Blog, Middle East, News, Politics

February 3, 2009

Israeli strikes into Gaza and the West Bank have increased just days before Israel’s February 10 Parliamentary Election. Two Palestinians have been killed and scores injured as Israel’s “harsh and disproportionate” retaliation to Hamas rocket fire flares up once again.   Is Gaza the...

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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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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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