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Academic boycott of Israel

Australia, Blog, Middle East

June 15, 2009

Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, and inspirational pioneer for Peace Journalism, has led the charge for the academic boycott of Israel.   In a series of articles, Lynch outlines the importance of such a boycott, and then...

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If I pay you enough, will you listen to me?

Blog, Pakistan

June 13, 2009

Exactly how much does it cost to have your voice heard in Washington? — Mother Jones: In his memo to Afghanistan’s finance minister, Omar Zakhiwal, which is dated April 21 and marked “confidential,” Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad surveys the competition. Pakistan, he writes, employs nine...

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Lahore attacked… Again

Blog, Pakistan

May 27, 2009

Armed millitants detonated a car bomb outside Pakistan’s spy agency (ISI) offices today, killing 30 and wounding over 250 others.   The attack is speculated to be retaliation for the governments military action against the Taliban in the Federally Administered Tribal Agencies:   Associated Press: At...

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Israel arrests one year old “terrorist” baby.

Blog, Middle East

May 26, 2009

Israeli citizens can sleep in safety now that the one year old baby, Fahd Louai Shuqair, has been placed under house arrest.   Israeli authourities arrested the infant claiming that because he was born in Damascus he must be a terrorist. Nice one Israel, yet another human rights abuse to add to your...

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America’s Child Soldiers

Blog, USA

May 15, 2009

“The Explorers Program” is an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America, a one time fun, educational program for childern. But learning how to tie knots and earn first aid badges are a thing of the past, as new millitant training camps are now all the rage. The Explorers Program are training...

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Pakistan: The black gold silk road

Articles, Blog, Politics, USA

May 13, 2009

My following article was published today in Online Opinion, Australia’s leading journal for social and political debate:   Whilst the US led war on terror persists with frantic fervour; the Iranian and Trans-Afghan pipelines become the new target in a proxy war for power. Writes Reuben Brand  ...

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Chomsky, doing what he does best

Blog, Politics, USA

May 13, 2009

An interview with Noam Chomsky on Russia Today, highlighting Obama’s “change,” or lack thereof when it comes to Bush’s rhetoric and Middle East policies:  ...

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Don’t mention the war, and especially not the death toll

Blog, Middle East, USA

May 13, 2009

FAIR, (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting) has released a report dealing with the current US attack on civillians in Afghanistan. It all seemed to be going so well, until yet again, US forces decided to kill more innocent civillians. Good luck trying to put a good spin on this PR nighmare Obama: Early...

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US snipers use ‘baiting’ to kill innocent Iraqis

Blog, Middle East, USA

May 7, 2009

US snipers have been placing various items on the side of the road and waiting until an Iraqi, any Iraqi (the US doesn’t discriminate when it comes to killing), picks it up. The sniper then shoots them. Would you pick up a curious looking bundle of goods if you new it meant getting your head blown...

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“Killing Civillians: How Safe Do You Actually Want to Be?”

Blog, Politics, USA

April 27, 2009

Tom Engelhardt’s latest article, “Killing Civillians: How Safe Do You Actually Want to Be?” appears in The Nation. Below are a few paragraphs from his piece, highly recommend reading the full article:   “Almost like clockwork, the reports float up to us from thousands of miles away,...

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