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Forum: Enough about ‘peace process:’ Gaza under siege | Stanley Heller via The New Haven Register

Why is the Register publishing yet another analysis of the long dead “peace process” by Jeffrey Goldberg while ignoring the immense suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip? On the day the column appeared, sewage was flowing in the streets of Gaza City, and garbage was left rotting on street corners. Sonic booms blasted at random. Water, which used to ...

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Snow and Subservience | Mazin Qumsiyeh

It is snowing here in Palestine.  My visitors from Gaza (a child being treated and his father) wish to go back to their family even though their wife tells us that they have no water and no electricity and that parts of the refugee camp that they live in is flooded (in Rafah).  But we are all concerned for the ...

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Prawer | Mazin Qumsiyeh via Popular Resistance

On Friday, all demonstrations in many Palestinian villages had the theme against the Prawer Plan. On Saturday in 30 countries, events were held to counter the Prawer plan to ethnically cleanse 40,000 Palestinians from the Negev in the 65 year colonial Zionist program to make Palestine a “Jewish state”. The demonstrations locally in Palestine were held in Haifa, the Triangle, ...

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Geopolitical shifts | Mazin Qumsiyeh via Popular Resistance

We are in the middle of major, some say tectonic, changes.  We see realignments going left and right that will change the geopolitical reality in Western Asia (the Euro term is “Middle East”) and even beyond.  Hamas abandoned Syria/ Hizbollah/Iran/Russia (SHIR) axis some two years ago and tried to accommodate the Zionist/US/Gulf monarchies (ZUG) axis.  It is now trying to ...

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Should We Stop Flying? | Stanley Heller, Peacenews.org

On October 1, respected meteorologist Eric Holthaus tweeted that after reading the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “I just broke down in tears in boarding area at SFO [San Francisco airport] while on phone with my wife. I’ve never cried because of a science report before.” He then decided he would stop being an airline passenger. The new IPCC ...

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Could the Boycott Have Beaten Hitler? | Stanley Heller

by Stanley Heller One can argue that the Holocaust began with the November 9-10, 1938 Kristallnacht, 75 years ago, when 1,000 synagogues were burned, 30,000 Jews thrown into concentration camps and around 100 killed outright. From discrimination and violent outrages, the Nazis had moved on to mass murder. Could they have been stopped? What could have stopped them? Twenty nine ...

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Why Didn’t Obama Bomb Syria? | Stanley Heller

We can let go of our breath now.  It really looks like the U.S. bombing of Syria is off.  It sure didn’t look that way at the end of August.  The first videos of large numbers of corpses without apparent wounds appeared on August 21.  Shortly afterwards the Obama Administration announced chemical weapons had been used and began sending U.S. ...

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Painful Times | By Mazin Qumsiyeh, popular-resistance.blogspot.com

By Mazin Qumsiyeh There will be a demonstration in Ramallah tomorrow (Saturday) at noon (Manara square) against the ongoing Oslo capitulations On Thursday we visited a 16 year old young man (Udai Sirhan) who had his skull chattered months ago by an Israeli bullet in Bethlehem and he is still hospitalized after three operations (photos at http://3abalata.blogspot.com/2013/09/blog-post.html).  The bullet is ...

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Taking to the Streets Against Dirty Deadly Coal | Stanley Heller

A few years ago the Clean Air Task Force produced a report saying that 13,000 people a year were dying prematurely from the particles coming out of coal fired power plants. It says ” “among all industrial sources of air pollution, none poses greater risks to human health and the environment than coal-fired power plants.” The President a few months ago ...

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Netanyahu on negotiations | popular-resistance.blogspot.com

From a letter in Hebrew by the Israeli Prime minister Netanyahu to the Israeli Jewish public explaining things: “From time to time, prime ministers are called on to make decisions that go against public opinion – when the matter is important for the country. In order to make decisions that are supported by the public, there is no need for ...

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Why I Didn’t Go the Climate Rally | Stanley Heller

I received an email last week calling on me to go to a rally in Hartford organized by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy calling for support for Obama’s climate change plan. Though I think climate is the issue of our time I didn’t go. I didn’t want to support a plan that would just bring on climate catastrophe a ...

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