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Video: The Invasion of Nablus

a-films | The IOF focused especially on the Yasmine and Qariyon neighborhoods in the old city. During the first day of the operation, tens of thousands of people were confined to their homes. The Israeli army raided dozens of houses, detaining and arresting scores of people. This military operation is one of the biggest of its kind in the last two or three years that happenend in Nablus.

Here are the links to short video clips done by indypendent media activists in Nablus. This short film is produced by the Research Journalism Initiative (RJI) and the anarchist film collective "a-films". We're trying to keep up with the current happenings as far as the circumstances allow us to do so.

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Stale anti-war movement you say? Ya Basta!

tfg casper | We are the moderate multitude that has marched, chanted, and testified against an imperial project of brutality and arrogance for 4 years. We are the nameless ones who have seen the powerful unmoved by millions marching, chanting and crying out. This journey has brought us to a question: Is there nothing more? and an answer: There is, and we must make it ourselves. more...  2 Comments

Justice for the Weaker: Book Review

Tobias Salander | The ice age man is Maurer's metaphor for the homo oeconomicus who ignores all human feelings.. Maurer shows how empire in history based only on the power of the bayonnet desxtroyed its own state-supporting middle class and shared values and was consecrated to destruction.. The plutocratic feudal system in the US is consecratedto destruction. more...  0 Comments

U.S. Offers More Cash for Israeli 'Star Wars' Missile-Shield Project

Steve Peacock | The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) intends to award a sole-source award enabling a U.S. think-tank affiliate to continue its systems engineering & integration efforts for Israel's version of the "Star Wars" missile shield concept. Under the three-year, $16 million contract, Wales. Ltd. -- a subcontractor for the National Institute for Public Policy (NIPP) -- will provide "studies and analysis" for what is known as the Israeli Middle-East Theater Defense Architecture Study and Development Program. more...  2 Comments

BUSH GETS THE DOUBLE WHAMMY

Jack A. Smith | Actions by the U.S. antiwar and impeachment movements have the potential for seriously undermining the Bush Administrations plans for continuing the war. Impeachment forces just combined in a new coalition and they will suport the March 17 Pentagon demonstration. more...  0 Comments

WILL THE U.S. ATTACK IRAN?

Thomas Riggins | An article in the March issue of Vanity Fair outlines what may be the Bush's administrations plans for a future attacl on Iran, complete with the same kind of disinformation used to justify the invasion if Iraq. The mainstream media seems to be as supine as ever. more...  1 Comments

Hold (Philippine President) Arroyo Regime and Military Accountable for Extrajudi

NDFP | The press statement of the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and special executions Prof. Philip Alston and the report of the Melo commission put forward important findings and conclusions that hold the Arroyo regime and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) accountable for extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations from 2001 to the present. more...  0 Comments

The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The "Oscar for Peace" Awards

Peter Graves-Goodman | At the corner of Hollywood and Vine, just blocks away from where the Hollywood Oscars were to be presented at the Kodak Theater, the "Military Families Speak Out" organization hosted an “Oscar for Peace” awards ceremony and "Bring Our Troops Home Now" peace vigil. "Military Families Speak Out" honored individuals “for their exceptional and tireless commitment to waging peace, rather than war.” The event drew thousands, and featured an 8-foot “Oscar” in military camouflage with the inscription “Bring Me Home!” The "Code Pink Police," members of the antiwar group, Code Pink Women For Peace, arrested a mock President Bush, while the "Billionaires for Bush" comedy troupe conducted a mock counter-protest. more...  0 Comments

Video from Current Nablus Invasion - Day 1

a-films | Following you'll find the links to our most recent work on the current military operation (named "Hot Winter") in Nablus, Palestine.
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Apartheid looks like this

Jonathan Cook* | Scenes from life under occupation in Palestine more...  0 Comments

When Superpowers go Rogue

peptide | History records instances of powerful, belligerent nations invading and annexing weaker nations in their bid for world domination and plunder. Various pretexts are utilised to justify these attacks/invasions, the most familiar and infamous are the USS Liberty attack, the Tonkin Gulf incident and more recently the imaginary WMD 'threat'. These examples have one thing in common; they are all orchestrated in order to harness the public as a manageable resource to be used and abused by prevailing powers and to justify an otherwise illegal invasion or military aggression. Nations bent on world domination are extremely predictable; world domination is the folly of a powerful military and inept leadership – history is familiar with a multitude of conquering clowns known to us today as mass murderers. more...  2 Comments

BUSH IS OVER! (if you want it)

mahir | A series of coordinated impeachment initiatives this spring will build towards April 28, which has been chosen as a day of nationwide protest in towns and cities across America to call for the impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney more...  1 Comments

The Costs of the Iraq War

www.unitedmutations.org | Misjudgments in reasons for war and costs of war have grievously wounded America's position in the world. more...  0 Comments

Israel: State - Land - People

Christian Schad | The authors of this text consciously chose a middle way between the complete profanization of Israel's history and a biblicistic reinforcement of that history.. Israel as a political reality has theological significance but is neither sacrosanct nor immune from criticism. more...  1 Comments

FROM VICENZA TO PRODI'S FALLING DOWN

Posted by italyfromthelef @ 12:11 Sunday, Feb | 200,000 thousand people demonstrated in Vicenza against the military base that US wants at Dal Molin airport. Not only anti war movements and groups against environmental degradation, but also deputies and senators in the parliament. Few days before, the government said "the decision is taken, US will build the base" more...  0 Comments

The BBC Joins The Ranks Of The Untrustworthy United States Media

Debbie Lewis | With the airing on BBC2 of “911: The Conspiracy Files,” one must ask the question will the BBC be joining the United States mainstream media in its failure to provide “truth in reporting?” Several of the guests make excellent points that seem to be completely disregarded by the producers of this program. There were many questions that could have been asked and observations that could have been made. In the end, however, we were left with more questions than answers. more...  0 Comments

Marching to Nowhere

Simon Moon | Here we go again. The ANSWER Coalition is gearing up for another national march - this time on the Pentagon. And, once again, UFPJ has called a counter-demonstration, this time in New York City. more...  3 Comments

The Peace Plane flies to the Oscars

Simon Rose | Democracy for America Miami (DFAM) and Miami Veterans for Peace have come up with a novel approach to broadcasting a message to end the occupation of Iraq: an aerial banner that reads. “Bring Our Troops Home Now”. These two groups decided to first try their idea at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami and again at the Grammy Music Awards, but inclement weather forced the event to be postponed. Now the organizers have turned their attention to this Sunday’s Oscars in Hollywood, California.

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An Open Letter to George Monbiot on his 9-11 Flip Flopping

brian |
George Monbiot has proven to be another 9-11 leftwing gatekeeper, and has published a series of vitriolic hitpieces disguised as articles attacking the 9-11 Truth Movement for its temerity in challenging the US government Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT).
Ive written to Mr Monbiot, whose journalism ive usually admired for its intelligence, perception, wit etc, twice, and received no reply to my first, have written a second, based on new information. Here is that letter.
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Columbia University's JWAC Pentagon Grant

columbiawatch | Although many Columbia University students and professors are opposed to the war in Iraq, Columbia University, as an institution, performs research work for the Pentagon's Joint Warfare Analysis Center. more...  4 Comments

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