Category Archives: Iraq

Reflections of an Iraqi in Palestine

Nessma Eman Bashi reflects on her recent trip to the West Bank.

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Hope of Healing: for Sundus Shaker Saleh, Iraqi Mother, with my love

A poem by Alice Walker for Sundus Shaker Saleh. Saleh alleges that the Iraq War was a premeditated war against the Iraqi people — and now she is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against six key members of the Bush administration. 


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Leak inquiry launched over ‘NYT’ story on American-Israeli cyberwar targeting Iran

General James Cartwright is the target of an leak investigation after a story was published by the New York Times revealing details about the U.S.-Israeli cyberwar on Iran. National security blogger Marcy Wheeler raises an interesting question about the leak: is Cartwright being investigated for what he revealed about U.S. officials’ anger at Israel over a cyberwar program gone awry?

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As Manning trial begins– ‘Does America have a conscience?’

Bradley Manning’s trial begins today. The young Oklahoman is charged with espionage for courageous acts he undertook in Iraq to tell the American people what was happening with their Middle Eastern wars. We have sought to convey the great moral, political, and social urgency of standing up for Bradley Manning. Note that Daniel Ellsberg undertook similar actions, with more highly-classified documents, and was not imprisoned. And the elite media benefited hugely from Manning’s disclosures, but treat him now as part-traitor.

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Boston, Baghdad & Birmingham

Instead of feasting their feat, innocent men and women of all ages were limping and crying. In a matter of seconds, Boston became Baghdad on the tax day. Bodies, blood and broken limbs were on the streets of Boston and … Continue reading

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Reflecting on bombings in Boston and Iraq

The takeaway: We see and hear of victims of terrorism in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Palestine, Pakistan, and Afghanistan every day. The death of an innocent, no matter where, is nothing short of horrifying.

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Returning to Iraq after war and exile

Ten years ago today, Banen Al-Sheemary remembers sitting in front of the television watching the sky turn bright yellow from the massive blasts as the US invaded Iraq. She had left the country with her family during the 1991 U.S. invasion. She returned to Iraq in 2012.

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‘NPR’ airs Ken Pollack’s Iran war games and leaves out his last war

You can’t be taken seriously in Washington unless you supported the Iraq disaster. The rule still holds: NPR lauds Ken Pollack

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Iraq/Iran is ‘feverishly working to develop atomic weapons’ — Netanyahu 2012 echoes Netanyahu 2002

That was then, this is now, the Netanyahu edition: When it comes to trying to bully the United States into setting “red lines” or even perhaps initiating a war of aggression, Benjamin Netanyahu has stuck to the same script for a decade now.

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Netanyahu seeks war with Iran so he can ethnically cleanse the West Bank — Machover

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Our fundraiser just ended (thank you!), but you can still get a copy of Moshe Machover’s exciting and challenging new book, “Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution”, by donating $60 by the end of July. Phil interviews Machover on the book, reflections on his 40 years as a socialist intellectual and activist, and what he sees for the future of the Middle East.

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The crisis of Jewish identity

What will Jewish mean if there is no Jewish state?

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Not on the front page: NYT’s David Sanger ‘presumes’ we’re conducting covert hostilities against North Korea

David Sanger’s vaguenesses. He says Stuxnet wiped out centrifuges, then admits we have no idea what damage it caused. Oh and we’re having a covert war with North Korea

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C-SPAN is ravished by neocons

To have a foreign-policy career in D.C., you have to be pro-war

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Goldberg’s back pages: abusive statements about Palestinians, Saddam link to Al Qaeda, and Iraq war is ‘act of profound morality’

Jeffrey Goldberg covered up for a prison beating when he was an Israeli prison guard and spoke of himself as an Israeli in subsequent writings

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38 and counting: Al Araqib asks Guinness for record of most demolitions carried out by Israel

Palestinian villagers demand Guinness entry for demolition record  Residents of an Arab village in Israel demanded entry into Guinness World Records for breaking a record in the number of demolitions carried out by Israeli authorities.  The Bedouin village of al-Araqeeb, … Continue reading

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Between 1967 and 1994, Israel revoked the residency rights of 250,000 Palestinians

Ethnic Cleansing / Land and Resource Theft & Destruction / Refugees & Occupation Israel admits it revoked residency rights of quarter million Palestinians since 1967 Many of those prevented from returning were students or young professionals, working aboard to support … Continue reading

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MSNBC squelched Donahue, Press and Buchanan to make way for Iraq war cheerleaders

Cable networks were afraid that critics of the Iraq war would be “un-American,” so they fostered the interventionist mood

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11-year-old seized from playground by undercover officers is now ‘under investigation’

What more do you need to understand about the situation in Palestine?

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Palestinian families forced to demolish their own homes

WAFA: The Israeli authorities Tuesday forced four Palestinian families to demolish with their own hands their homes in Wadi al-Maleh area in the northern part of the occupied Jordan Valley as a prelude to evacuate the area from its Palestinian residents, according to a local activist.

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Weekend in Palestine: Gaza airstrikes and attacks on peaceful protesters in the West Bank

Land Theft & Destruction / Restriction of Movement / Refugees Settlers burn down ancient tree in Hebron HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers set fire to a 1,000-year-old olive tree in central Hebron overnight Friday, witnesses said. Local activist Issa Amro said … Continue reading

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‘War should be the last resort’ –Donald Rumsfeld

Wisecracking Rumsfeld tries to sound like a man of peace on Charlie Rose

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9th grade Palestinian boy arrested at 3:45 am, soldier leans close and whispers ‘F*ck your mother’ as they haul him off

A Silwan Story: Palestinian Child Arrested, Abused by Israeli Authorities and Barred From Finishing 9th Grade

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A flurry of attacks against Palestinian women, students and children

Land / Property and Resource Theft / Ethnic Cleansing / Restriction of Movement Israeli gov’t funds new settlement project  Ramallah, May 29 (Petra) — Israel’s municipality of Jerusalem and the Ministry of Tourism will jointly earmark more than $4 million … Continue reading

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The antiwar thinktank: West Point

Why are no establishment liberal institutions taking strong antiwar positions, as they did during the Vietnam era?

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UN Committee: Israeli system ‘tantamount to apartheid’

Ethnic Cleansing / Land Theft & Destruction / Occupation & Apartheid / Exile & Restriction of Movement / Refugees Report: Israel issued 13,000 demolition orders against Palestinian real estate Haaretz newspaper said the Israeli civil administration issued 13,000 demolition warnings … Continue reading

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