Abu Ghraib was only the beginning

This is what the Western allies have given the Iraqi people; a land destroyed by war that still tortures citizens on a daily basis. NPR reports on a Human Rights Watch investigation that details shocking tales of abuse at a secret Iraqi prison:

We at the Israel lobby are here to help 24/7

Two revealing examples of the Zionist lobby at work, obscuring, ignoring and denying reality. Here’s Al-Jazeera’s Sherine Tadros: I recently jumped at the chance to take an all expenses paid helicopter ride over Israel and part of the West Bank. The trip was courtesy of The Israel Project (TIP) which describes itself as a non-profit,…

Gil Scott-Heron will no longer be visiting Tel Aviv

A cultural icon takes a stand for Palestine and refuses to normalise relations with the Jewish state: The May 25 Tel Aviv performance of American political soul/jazz pioneer Gil Scott-Heron is in doubt, only days after it was announced. Appearing in London this week at the Royal Festival Hall, Scott-Heron said from the stage that…

Helping asylum seekers may soon be completely illlegal down under

Once again, like in decades past, Australia is becoming a country many of us simply don’t want to recognise: A modern-day Oskar Schindler would be jailed for up 10 years under the Rudd government’s proposed crackdown on people smuggling, lawyers say. In largely unscrutinised changes, backed by the opposition, the government is introducing new criminal…

Taking our moral lead from Palestinian BDS backers

Anybody who says the vast bulk of Palestinian civil society don’t back boycotts are being deliberately dishonest. It’s a visible, legitimate and non-violent way to resist Israeli occupation: In anticipation of Nakba commemoration day next month, Palestinian student and youth groups across the West Bank and Gaza signed a memorandum enacting a massive boycott of…

Why can’t students in the West Bank visit Gaza?

Not all of the Israeli Left is dead and buried. Now and then they breath a little: Ten Israel Prize laureates and more than 50 academics and intellectuals wrote to the Israeli Defense Minister today asking him to cancel the sweeping ban Israel has imposed, since 2000, on Palestinian students from Gaza studying in the…

Examples of American Jewry loathing all Arabs

A constant theme of this website is the shocking effect of Zionism on so many Diaspora Jews; the hatred towards Arabs and the racism against Palestinians. Max Blumenthal captures just the latest example: On April 25, over 1000 New York-area Jewish extremists gathered in midtown Manhattan to rally against the Barack Obama administration’s call for…

What are “cloaked websites”?

A handy reminder, via PR Watch, that corporations are increasingly aware that the public can sniff shamelessness, so they need to increase their obfuscation: Jessie Daniels, an Associate Professor in the Urban Public Health program at Hunter College, New York, has identified a phenomenon she calls “cloaked Web sites,” or sites published by individuals or…