Rice begins Mideast tour to promote US-Israeli war aims
Patrick Martin | US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Beirut, Lebanon Monday, the first stop in a trip whose purpose is to shore up the joint US-Israeli military campaign against Hezbollah and give more time for the Israeli military to use American bombs and weapons to devastate Lebanon.
Rice visits Israel not, as media accounts suggest, to act as a moderating influence on the Zionist regime. Rather, following the logic of Bush administration foreign policy, Rice will pressure the Israelis to intensify the violence in south Lebanon so as to create the optimum conditions for joint Israeli and American pressure against the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad.
Justice Delayed is White House Murder, and a War Crime
Barbara Olshansky | The Supreme Court's decision tossing out Bush's denial of Geneva Convention protections to captives at Guantanamo came too late for one of my clients there.
Wed. 11 am - The Minutemen are NOT Welcome in New York - Los Minutemen NO son Bienvenidos a Nueva York
NYC May 1 Coalition | We are calling on all anti-war activists, trade unionists, community organizers, and progressive individuals and organizations to join us on July 26 to drown out the Minutemen.
Saturday Forum on the Middle East: 'We Can Do Something.'
Allison Dorian | This past Saturday, a panel of four speakers made up the forum, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq: The US and Israel's All-Out War On The Middle East. Panel spoke and afterward, conferenced with audience members about the immense issues clouding the Middle East.
Lebanese Devastated In All Sorts of Ways.
Nasty | BEIRUT, Jul 23 (IPS) - Much of Beirut is a devastated city, infrastructure in many areas lies in a shambles after the Israeli bombing. But the Lebanese are also just feeling devastated.
The U.S. is helping to destroy Lebanon in its tacit support of Israel.
Luis Gomez | After getting out of Lebanon, writer June Rugh told Reuters on Tuesday: "As an American, I'm embarrassed and ashamed. My administration is letting it happen [by giving] tacit permission for Israel to destroy a country."
NO Deportations, NO Border Walls, NO Minutemen
No One Is Illegal (NOISI) Coalition | ******Please forward widely**********
NO MORE DEPORTATIONS
NO MORE BORDER WALLS
NO MORE SO-CALLED 'WAR ON TERROR'
NO MORE MINUTEMEN
PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE 'NO ONE IS ILLEGAL' COALITION TO PROTEST MINUTEMAN FOUNDER JIM GILCHRIST 'S APPEARANCE AT GROUND ZERO
PLEASE CALL: 347.537.3433
11 am, July 26
City Hall Park
Corner of Murray St and Broadway
From there, we will march to the corner of Church and Liberty Sts to rally with other pro-immigrant organizations.
Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist is coming to "Ground Zero" to link his war on immigrants to the rhetoric around a "War on Terror" used to justify US military intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the arrest, frequent torture, and deportation without charges of masses of Arab and Muslim immigrants in this country.
While the Minutemen portray themselves as a tolerant group concerned only with border security, they are in fact and armed militia group that seeks to recruit members on the basis of racist lies, such as Gilchrist's claim that "20 % of southern border-crossers are known criminals, drug dealers, sex
traffickers, and gang lords.' Gilchrist is a member of the openly white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, and ex-leader of the Minutemen James Chase wrote to him in 2005 that ""You have murderers in your ranks. You have Nazis, other anti-Jews, and anti-Hispanic racists side by side with you."
Neither the Minutemen Project nor the "War on Terror" (and its domestic agent, the ICE) have anything to do with security, let alone concern for those who died on 9/11/2001. Both stir up racist hatred to turn attention away from the real causes of instability in the lives of working people in this country.
In reality, immigrant labor contributes to the US economy and an increase in jobs rather than "stealing jobs", while the US military remains, in the words of Martin Luther King, by far "the greatest purveyor of violence" in the world today.
JOIN THE 'NO ONE IS ILLEGAL' (NOISI) COALITION AND A DIVERSE GROUP OF CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS FOR
A PRESS CONFERENCE TO EXPOSE GILCHRIST 'S LIES, AND CALL FOR FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS!
With U.S. backing - Israeli terrorists bomb Lebanon - A clear-cut act of aggression, not defense
Fred Goldstein | The racist Israeli settler regime, with the full support of the Bush administration, is raining death and destruction on the people of Lebanon in an attempt to wipe out the Lebanese national resistance movement—Hezbollah.
Israel and International Law
Andreas Paulus | The use of military force without approval of the UN Security Council is prohibited in international law.. Humanitarian international law is in effect during an armed conflict.
EMERGENCY ACTION: LEBANON CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE
leb | Cairo, Sunday 23 July 2006. We call on all workers, all management, all professions, all unions and syndicates, and all Arabs to begin immediately a general strike.
The captured Israeli soldiers were in Lebanon when they were captured
AP | "Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers during clashes Wednesday across the border in southern Lebanon"
Paramilitaries in Oaxaca
Sandino Milkantas | I’m afraid that if it weren’t for the guns we had on our side, three in number, that there might have been a massacre. The dozens of molotovs we had would have been about as good as death considering the high-powered rifles we were up against.
Gripping Diary of an Out Queer New Yorker and Lebanese-American Living in Beirut!
vf | Daniel Drennan has been keeping an eloquent online journal of life under Israeli bombardment.
Building Bridges Radio: The Middle East Exploding!
Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program.
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"Missiles and Bombs Threaten the Future"
Johan Galtung | Perhaps a change will come in the US; perhaps questions will be raised soon. Why were and are we directly or dindirectly involved in nearly all the wars? What did we do wrong?.. The attack itself - again that I didn't approve - was retaliation for the US policy of the "big stick," retribution for the "new world order" that creates so much poverty.
Americas Peace Museum y los niños de la paz
carlos vigueras | Americas Peace Museum y los niños de la paz envian cartas en contra de la guerra.
Niños de Israel dibujan y escriben falsas direcciones en las bombas que seran
enviadas por sus soldados para aniquilar a los palestinos.
The real aims of the US-backed Israeli war against Lebanon
Statement of the Editorial Board | As the onslaught against Lebanon enters its tenth day, Israeli troops are poised for a full-scale invasion that has been prepared by murderous aerial bombardment, and the far-reaching imperialist aims of the war have become all too clear.
With the full political, financial and military backing of the United States, the Zionist regime is attempting to transform Lebanon into an Israeli protectorate. This military operation is a continuation and escalation of the imperialist geo-political restructuring of the Middle East and Central Asia that began with the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and whose goal is the establishment of US domination of the entire region.
The immediate aim of this war—the elimination of Hezbollah as a military and political force within Lebanon—is directed against all mass resistance to Israeli and American domination of the country. The Bush administration and its allies in Jerusalem see this as an essential step toward: 1) the removal of the Syrian Baathist regime, and 2) the launching of a full-scale war against Iran.
While the Israeli government and the Bush administration endlessly repeat propaganda claims that the attack on Lebanon is an act of “self defense” prompted by the seizure of two soldiers, this assertion enjoys no credibility among knowledgeable observers.
Israel, Lebanon, Palestinian Conflict
Myron (Mike) Stagman, PhD |
Public Education Campaigns in Israel are vitally needed to educate the Israeli Public to (1) the illusory threat of a free and independent Palestine, indeed how this would benefit Israel, and (2) the stain left on the Jewish heritage and soul of Israel by such aggression.
Kansas City Activists Take over Local Gas Stations
Worker Freedom | I am not saying i have the answer this Idea would really have to be worked on but it's a start.
Valerie Plame "Secret" CIA Unit Was Open in Spying on Iran
Bruce Barefoot | Valerie Plame's CIA Unit Spied at 3rd-World Nuke Conference
Jean C. Edwards is a former CIA agent who recently listed Valerie Plame's famous CIA front company Brewster Jennings Associates as her own former employer. Edwards attended at least three conferences with nuclear engineers and scientists from Iran, Pakistan, and other prospective and actual nuclear nations, apparently to spy on them.. The conferences were held in Trieste, Italy, in 1991, 1992, and 1995 while Edwards worked for the CIA. In the lists of attendees below, Edwards is listed as Jean C. Edwards from Jamaica.