Dirty Wars trailer hits

One of the most remarkable journalists around, Jeremy Scahill, publishes his new book this month, Dirty Wars. There’s also a documentary of the same name (more info here) by Scahill and Rick Rowley. The trailer has just been released:

How denial is central to Zionist narrative

Israeli historian Ilan Pappe writes in The Electronic Intifada: In a regal interview he gave the Israeli press on the eve of the state’s ” Independence Day,”… Shimon Peres, the current president of Israel, said the following: “I remember how it all began. The whole state of Israel is a millimeter of the whole Middle East.…

New poll: 36% of Jewish Israelis back apartheid

Unsurprising but important new poll that reveals the deep racism within Israel (so often ignored in Western media coverage of the country). Mairav Zonszein reports for 972: According to a poll* released Sunday, a majority of Jewish Israelis (57 percent) believe Israel should determine its borders unilaterally according to the current route of the… separation wall,…

Memo to Nestle head; water is a human right

The power of multinationals are often now far stronger than national governments. This is a problem for accountability. It’s a key theme of my forthcoming book on vulture capitalism, Profits of Doom. Here’s a disturbing clip that reminds us why citizens, rational governments and NGOs must keep corporations in check (via Keithpp’s Blog): In a…