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Wednesday, July 23, 2014



Reaping What We Have Sown In Gaza

By Amira Hass

Those who turned Gaza into an internment camp for 1.8 million people should not be surprised when they tunnel underneath the earth.
Why Do Television Producers Think a Grey Blob Over a Dead Person’s Face Shows Respect?

By Robert Fisk

Cruelly obliterating their image kills the child a second time. 
Bombing the Paralyzed
Stars of David on Rockets Bound for the Comatose

By Paul Haeder

What a sick-sick little world the white Jewish-Christian species have become. 
The Myth of Hamas’s Human Shields

By Kim Sengupta

Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas using “human shields” to gather “telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause”. 
Netanyahu’s ‘Telegenically Dead’ Comment Is Grotesque but Not Original

By Glenn Greenwald

One can say many things about a military operation that results in more than 75 percent of the dead being civilians, many of them children, aimed at a population trapped in a tiny area with no escape. 
Israel Has Discovered That It's No Longer So Easy To Get Away With Murder
By Mira Bar Hillel

All you now need is a mobile phone and a Twitter account to hold power to account, and help change history
The End of Israel
By Gilad Atzmon

Netanyahu acknowledged yesterday that the war on Gaza is a battle for the existence of the Jewish State. Netanyahu is correct. And Israel cannot win this battle. 
You're Paying for That War in Gaza

By Jesse Walker

The U.S. has been deeply involved with this war from the beginning, because the U.S. is underwriting it. 
How American Propaganda Works
By Paul Craig Roberts

Would the world be a safer place with less death, destruction and displaced peoples and more truth and justice if the United States and Israel did not exist? 
Foundation of the US Empire: Axes of Evil

By James Petras

It is not only the empire’s alliance with Israel which is driving the empire to crisis. 
Tony Blair Sees His Millions As Modest

By Simon Jenkins 

“I spend two-thirds of my time on unpaid work,” such as bringing peace to the Middle East. How dare anyone suggest he was motivated by money? 
What Putin Knows

By Mike Whitney

Putin Knows What Happened to MH17, But He's Not Saying-- Yet .... 
What Are You Trying To Hide, Mr Obama?

By Finian Cunningham

Western leaders and their media would have us believe that Russian-backed terrorists and bandits are defiling the dead, kicking around body parts and robbing corpses. 
Obama Leads Republicans’ War Against Russia

By Eric Zuesse

In politics, like in religion, there’s not much of a market for truth. 
The Russian Military Finally Speaks! 

By The Saker

The Russians are challenging their American colleagues to show the images they claim show the launch of the BukM1 rocket.
Government Agents 'Directly Involved' in Most High-profile US Terror Plots

By Spencer Ackerman in New York

The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system's ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. 
The Stealing of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

By John W. Whitehead 

The American police state is a multi-billion dollar boondoggle, meant to keep the property and the resources of the American people flowing into corrupt government agencies and their corporate partners. 
The Actor and the Minister

By Chris Hedges

What does not feed the mania for profit and the cult of the self is superfluous and often ridiculed.
Gaza death toll 'rises above 600': The death toll in Gaza rose above 600 on Tuesday as emergency teams pulled dead bodies from the rubble of homes destroyed by Israeli strikes on the 15th day of the assault. The deaths brought the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire on Tuesday to 31.
Palestinian boy clings to paramedic - story behind the viral photo: What the haunting photograph does not capture are the Palestinian boy’s screams at the paramedic: “I want my father, bring me my father!”
Another Gaza Hospital Hit by Israeli Strike; Four Dead, 40 Hurt: Israeli forces fired a tank shell at a hospital in Gaza on Monday, killing at least four people and injuring 40 others, health officials said. The facility in Al-Aqsa was the third hospital the Israeli Defense Forces has struck in Gaza
UN school sheltering Gaza displaced hit by Israel shells: UNRWA: - A United Nations school sheltering displaced Palestinians in central Gaza came under Israeli fire on Tuesday as a team was inspecting damage from a day earlier, a UN official said.
Greek Orthodox church in Gaza shelters Muslims fleeing war: Despite its thick walls dating back to the Crusades, the Church of Saint Porphyrius was still not a very safe haven. Shortly after they arrived, Israeli aircraft bombed a nearby field, spraying shrapnel on the church and damaging graves.
"We Are Going through Hell" - Report from Gaza: Video and transcript: On the 14th day of Operation Protective Edge, Gazan blogger Nalan al-Sarraj and TRNN Correspondent Yousef al-Helou discuss how Palestinians are responding to the massacre in Shujaiyeh, as well as the widespread support for the resistance against the siege
Rights groups accuse Israel of war crimes: Every single satellite orbiting Earth, in a single image: The image shows every single satellite in space that is currently orbiting Earth, in one graphic.
Hamas confirms 10 fighters killed in operation: It said that early Monday 12 al-Qassam fighters infiltrated an Israeli military site in eastern Beit Hanoun. The 12 split into two groups; the first fired an RPG shell at an Israeli military jeep completely burning it, while the other clashed with soldiers in another jeep.
Nine IDF soldiers killed, death toll rises to 27: The four IDF soldiers killed near Nir-Am were: Lt. Col. Dolev Keidar, 38, of Modi’in; Sgt. Nadav Goldmacher, 23, of Be’er Sheva; Warrant Officer Baynesain Kasahun, 39, of Netivot; and 1st Lt. Yuval Heiman, 21, of Efrat.
Israeli soldier 'kidnapped' by Hamas is dead, says army: Israeli army confirms soldier who Hamas militants claimed they had kidnapped is dead but body missing
Israeli Mood Turns Dark With Mounting Casualties: In a country where military service is mandatory for most citizens, and military losses are considered every bit as tragic as civilian ones, the reaction to the setbacks was electric. Newspapers and broadcasts have been dominated by images and tales of the fallen — mostly young faces barely out of high school
How Do Ceasefires End?: How did the recent ceasefire unravel? The mainstream media in the US and Israel places the blame squarely on Hamas. However, this account leaves out crucial facts.
Palestinians in Israel clash with police over Gaza assault: The clashes came as Nazareth and cities in the West Bank observed a general strike to mourn the victims of the Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas -- the bloodiest since 2009 -- that has cost more than 500 Palestinian lives in two weeks.
Gunshots fired at Al Jazeera bureau in Gaza: Shots fired into Al Jazeera's office in Gaza, a day after Israeli FM said Israel will work to close down the network.
UAE ‘offered to fund Israel’s Gaza offensive’: The UAE knew in advance of Israel’s plans for an offensive in Gaza and even offered to fund the operation provided the militant Palestinian outfit Hamas was eliminated in the process, Israel’s Channel 2 claimed in a recent report, according to local Arabic daily Al Sharq.

Demonstration called by: Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Friends of Al Aqsa, British Muslim Initiative, Muslim Association of Britain, Palestinian Forum in Britain

Last Saturday, cities and towns across the world demonstrated against Israel's barbaric attack on Gaza. The biggest was in London, where up to 100,000 marched. 



Republican Sinn Féin

Sarah Hollywood Murphy – Statement from Comhairle Uladh

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Sarah Hollywood Murphy from South Armagh. Sarah was known by Republicans the length and breadth of Ireland and nowhere more so than her native South Armagh.

Sarah lived in Ardoyne, for a time after she married. A woman with a social and political conscience, Sarah joined the Civil Rights movement and with others set up the North Belfast branch and took part in the march from Coalisland to Dungannon in 1968.

Sarah joined Sinn Féin and worked with Maire Drumm and Leo Martin (among others) to set up a Sinn Féin office at Dunville Park on the Falls Road with Sean Caughey. Sarah was a very active Republican and was deeply involved in the campaign against internment from 1971 to 1975.

When her family home was attacked in 1974 they moved to Newry but the move did not deter Sarah from her work in the Republican Movement. She was Secretary of the South Armagh H-Block Committee during the Blanket protest and the H-Block Hunger Strikes. Up to her death Sarah was a member of Republican Sinn Féin and a representative of the National Graves Association for Newry and South Armagh.

She worked tirelessly to highlight the internment of Martin Corey and called for his and Marian Price’s release, she considered both as political hostages. Political prisoners were always close to her heart and she highlighted right up until her death the dreadful conditions in Roe, House, Maghaberry jail, co Antrim, faced by current Republican Prisoners.

Throughout her years in the Republican Movement, Sarah was never afraid to speak her mind and stand up for what she believed in. She matched her words with deeds and will be sadly missed by all her friends and Comrades in Republican Sinn Féin.

Cait Trainor

Rest in Peace Sarah

Seán Nollaig Connolly A lovely woman and a true republican to the end. RIP Sarah.

Brian Clarkefamily 

I was introduced to Sarah by Tom Lonergan many 33 years ago. Tom was 
adopted as Provisional Sinn Fein's first candidate, for the elections after the Hunger Strike but an undemocratic coup, overturned the wishes of the majority of republicans in South Armagh at that time.

 Sarah was true Irish Republican, who embodied Irish resistance to British Crown forces in Ireland to the very end. Her Spirit, along with that of Maire Drumm lives in Ireland, as long as Irish women and Irish men, in the same Spirit of Freedom, resist the jackboot of British Occupation in Ireland, An Phoblacht Abu. Saoirse Red Sarah ! Spiorad Saoirse na hEireann ! Saoirse ! 

My sincere condolences to her extended Family ! I'm sorry I cannot make it back to Ireland from Asia in time for her funeral !

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Heavy Gaza attacks kill over 50 Palestinians: Death toll tops 500: Israeli forces continued airstrikes and artillery assaults on the Gaza Strip Monday for the 14th day, killing multiple members of three extended families. An Israeli airstrike killed 11 members of the Siyam family in Rafah, including an eight-month old baby and two other children.
Another Gaza Hospital Hit by Israeli Strike; Four Dead, 40 Hurt: Israeli forces fired a tank shell at a hospital in Gaza on Monday, killing at least four people and injuring 40 others, health officials said. The facility in Al-Aqsa was the third hospital the Israeli Defense Forces has struck in Gaza
Hamas confirms 10 fighters killed in operation: It said that early Monday 12 al-Qassam fighters infiltrated an Israeli military site in eastern Beit Hanoun. The 12 split into two groups; the first fired an RPG shell at an Israeli military jeep completely burning it, while the other clashed with soldiers in another jeep.
Celebrations as Hamas announces capture of Israeli soldier: - Palestinians across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip celebrated late Sunday following an announcement by Hamas' military wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier.
San Francisco: Thousands protest Israel's bloody war on Gaza: Some of the protesters expressed anger at the Obama administration's inability or unwillingness to do more to prevent Israel from killing so many innocent people.
'British Bulls**t Corporation': Protest in Belfast accuses BBC of 'biased' Gaza coverage: Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast, expressing their concerns over what they see as "biased" reporting by the BBC on the current Israeli military offensive in Gaza.
Kiev forces attack city of Donetsk, civilian casualties reported: Ukrainian troops equipped with tanks and armored vehicles are making an attempt to break into Donetsk, a city of approximately 950,000 people, an official of the rebels' self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Sergey Kavtaradze, informed Reuters.
Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash - Moscow:The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Monday, July 21, 2014


Israel Kills 87 People In Gaza Sunday: Gaza has suffered the highest death toll since Israel's offensive began, with at least 87 people reported killed on Sunday - 67 of them in one area. The death toll rose sharply over the weekend, with the number of Palestinians killed more than 425 since the operation began.
13 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza Sunday: - An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that 13 soldiers have been killed in intense fighting in the Gaza Strip on Sunday alone, bringing the total to at least 18 since the beginning of a ground invasion late Thursday.
US to help Abbas and PA rule over Gaza after conflict ends: According to the Times of Israel the American Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro indicated on Saturday night that the US may have plans to see the Palestinian Authority and Mahmoud Abbas rule Gaza once this current conflict comes to an end.
Dozens of Civilians Killed in Fresh Attacks on Gaza
Video - Warning - Graphic Images - 

This video shows the horror and reality of the Israeli attack on the people of Gaza. It should only be viewed by a mature audiance.
Israelis Gather on Hillsides to Watch and Cheer as Military Drops Bombs on Gaza

By Harriet Sherwood in Sderot
People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive.
Netanyahu: Erdogan's 'Anti-Semitic' Jibe Desecrates Memory of Holocaust

By Barak Ravid

Prime Minister's remarks follow Erdogan's claims that Israel massacring Palestinians in Gaza and committing war crimes worse than Hitler's. 
Watch Worm Squirm
Kerry Slams Gaza Incursion: 'It's a Hell of a Pinpoint Operation' 

By Haaretz

U.S. secretary of state speaks candidly to his advisers, without noticing open microphone. 
64 Public Figures, 7 Nobel Laureates, Call for Arms Embargo on Israel

By Haaretz

Tutu, Chomsky, Waters, Pappe, others accuse country of 'war crimes and possible crimes against humanity.' 

Gaza: Charity Official Likens Job To ‘Patching up Torture Victims in an Open-air prison’ 

By Robert Fisk

A senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian charity has described his organisation’s work among the 1.8 million besieged Palestinian refugees as akin to being “in an open-air prison to patch up prisoners in between their torture sessions”. 
Escalate The International Resistance
Occupy the Occupier’s Embassies and Consulates!

By Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

The occupier’s embassies and consulates must not be allowed to operate as normal and engage in business as usual while its forces are conducting a murderous occupation. 
Harper's One-sided Approach to Gaza is a Betrayal of Canadian Values 

By Linda McQuaig
Certain minimal standards are expected of a national leader in what is known as the ‘civilized world’. 
A Future in Hell:
The Bitter Fruits of Bellicose Policy

By Chris Floyd 

When the Soviet Union fell, there was an opening -- a genuine opening -- to make a better world. But America's bipartisan elites refused to take that path. 
It Was Putin's Missile!

By Pepe Escobar 

Why? Because the CIA said so. 
Blame Russia
Memories, Recollections, Guesses and Speculations About MH17

By The Saker

Like 9/11, there is no way, no amount of evidence, which would affect the unanimous chorus of Imperial doubleplusgoodthinkers in their conclusion that obviously it could only have been "the Russians". 
Transcripts of Alleged Conversations Between Russian Intelligence and Pro-Russian Rebels Released

By Haaretz
Transcripts appear to capture the moments when the rebels realized they had shot down a civilian passenger jet, rather than a military transport plane. 
MH17: World See Tragedy, US Sees “Game Changer”

By Tony Cartalucci
NATO needed a “game changer,” because it was playing a game it was clearly losing. 
Facts Needed on Malaysian Plane Shoot-Down

By Ray McGovern

The history of U.S. government’s deceptions might be reason to pause and let a careful investigation uncover the facts. 
Stephen Cohen: Downed Malaysian Plane Raises Risk of War Between Russia and the West


This is horrible for Putin and for the Russian position. 
You Know Your Country Sucks When You Look Wistfully Back at Stalin

By Ted Rall

America isn't broke, but most Americans are. The reason is simple:
Zero Point
The End.  Of Everything

By Scott Thomas Outlar

Who will fight like a cornered wolf when they come to take you away? 
Death toll in Gaza reaches 337 on second day of ground invasion: As Israel's assault on Gaza enters its twelfth day, the death toll has reached 337, including 77 children, 24 women and 18 senior citizens. More than 2,385 people have been injured in the onslaught.
More than 100 Gazans killed in Israeli assault in less than 48 hours: 110 Palestinians have been killed in less than 48 hours since Israel launched a ground invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of dead in the 12-day assault to 339.
4 members of Gaza family killed in Beit Hanoun shelling: Medics told Ma'an that Mahmoud Zuwaid, his wife Daliah Zuwaid, and their children Nagham, 3, and Ruyah, 2, were killed in the attack.
Hamas armed wing: 5 Israeli soldiers killed in new cross-border attack: Hamas' armed wing said Saturday that a group of its operatives infiltrated Israeli territory for the second time in a day and killed five Israeli soldiers.
Israel confirms 2 soldiers killed in cross-border attack: The Israeli army announced Saturday the deaths of two Israeli soldiers by resistance fighters who had escaped occupied Gaza, hours after they had been reported wounded.
Israeli killed, 3 injured as rocket falls near Dimona: - A 33-year-old Palestinian Bedouin citizen of Israel was killed and three others injured after a rocket from Gaza hit a village near the southern town of Dimona on Saturday.
1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children: Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit their home, burying 11-year-old Ahmed, 14-year-old Walaa and 16-year-old Mohammed under debris in their beds.
Israel recruits over 100 British teens to join Gaza war: The recruitment of dozens of British citizens to join the ranks of the Israeli military behind the onslaught in Gaza has sparked anger. The Israeli military has confirmed the presence of over 100 British “lone soldiers” serving 18-month tours of duty in its ranks.
'In our thousands, in our millions, we are all Palestinians': Global anger grows as 15,000 protestors mass outside Israel's London embassy
Ed Miliband: horrifying deaths of hundreds of Palestinians 'can not be justified': Video - "I cannot explain, justify or defend the horrifying deaths of hundreds of Palestinians, including children and innocent civilians.

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