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Israel as a Rogue State 107

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VN concludeert: Israël kan en moet vervolgd worden

Conclusies zijn o.a.:

• de actie was 'volkomen onnodig'
• de actie was 'ongelooflijk gewelddadig'
• de actie was disproportioneel
• de actie was onwettig
• er zijn duidelijke bewijzen van "wilful killing"
• er zijn duidelijke bewijzen van "torture or inhuman treatment"
• er zijn duidelijke bewijzen van "wilfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health"
• in beslag genomen goederen moeten nog steeds worden teruggegeven
• de slachtoffers moeten gecompenseerd worden
•de stigmatisering van de slachtoffers moet stoppen
• veiligheid was geen rechtvaardiging
• Israel schond de mensenrechten
• Israël schond het internationaal recht
• de blokkade van Gaza is onwettig ('collectieve straf')
• Is…

Israel as a Rogue State 106

British Liberal Democrat leader Clegg now singing off Zionist hymn-sheet

By Stuart Littlewood

26 September 2010
Stuart Littlewood shows how Britain’s Liberal Democrat leader and deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, has done an about face by rapidly retreating from his previously principled position in support of justice in the Holy Land and is now aligning himself with Israel and Zionism.

In the space of a few short years Nick Clegg has shot from obscurity to stardom in British politics, joining Conservative leader David “I’m-a-Zionist” Cameron at the head of Britain’s new coalition government.

Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, is deputy prime minister and gets to play prime minister from time to time, like now when Zionist Dave appears still to be enjoying a perk that’s laughably called “paternity leave”.

Cameron too came from nowhere to lead a party that’s said to be 80 per cent loyal to Israel. This patron of the Jewish National Fund then became prime minister – with Clegg’s …

The Empire 666

A real change one can believe in begins when citizens dare to speak up, and start respecting universal morality, which means stop obeying a corrupt state:

Veterans Defend Accused WikiLeaks' Source Bradley ManningFriday 24 September 2010
by: Ryan Harvey, t r u t h o u t | Report

Protesters rally for Bradley Manning. (Photo:mar is sea Y / Flickr) At a rally Sunday, September 18, 2010, outside of the gates of Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, Iraq veterans spoke on behalf of a soldier imprisoned inside, Pfc. Bradley Manning. Manning has been held in solitary confinement at Quantico for almost three months now, accused of being the source of the "Collateral Murder" video which was released in April by the online whistleblower web site WikiLeaks. The video shows US forces firing 30 mm cannons from helicopter gunships into a crowd in Baghdad, killing over a dozen Iraqis, including two Reuters journalists, and seriously wounding two children. The government has intimated that Manning…

Israel as a Rogue State 105

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EU blijft Israël belonen met geld en contracten

Lezersbrief aan Knack:
Europa blijft handel met schurkenstaat Israël verkiezen boven een kritische houding tegenover Tel Aviv of sancties tegen het Israëlische beleid inzake de illegale bouw in bezet Palestijns gebied. Catherine Ashton en de EU tonen een totale desinteresse om vrede te bewerkstellingen in het Midden-Oosten of de ontmanteling van apartheidsstaat Israel.Israëlische bedrijven en instellingen zijn betrokken bij twaalf veiligheidsonderzoekprogramma’s van de Europese Unie. Het gaat ondermeer om Israel Aerospace Industries (dat onbemande vliegtuigen maakt om Palestijnen buitengerechtelijk te executeren), Motorola Israel (met zijn ‘virtuele hekkens’ van warmtegevoelige camera’s rond 47 van de illegale kolonies – een radarsysteem van 158 miljoen dollar) en Elbit Sys…

The Mainstream Media 3

Look at the remarkable way the BBC reports:

Ahmadinejad: 9/11 'suspect event'
The Twin Towers collapsed after being hit by hijacked airliners Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has described the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York as a "suspect event" and queried the death toll. "A building collapsed and they said 3,000 people had been killed but never published their names," he said in a speech in the holy city of Qom. He did not mention the planes hijackers flew into the twin skyscrapers. On the fifth anniversary, the names of 2,749 people killed in New York were read out at a ceremony. "Four or five years ago a suspect event took place in New York," President Ahmadinejad said. "Under this pretext they [the United States] attacked Afghanistan and Iraq and since then a million people have been killed only in Iraq," he said in the speech broadcast on state-run television. In figures: Iraq violence Estimates of the number of lives lost i…

The Neoliberal Religion 11

Poverty and Economic CrisisMonday 20 September 2010 by: Rick Wolff, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis
Between 2008 and 2009 - while health insurance "reform" was a top agenda item for the president and the Congress - the number of Americans without any health insurance rose by over 4 million people. (Photo: John Starnes) The costs of capitalism and its recurrent crises can be tallied in multiple ways. Frequently used measures include the effects of unemployment, home foreclosures, cuts in wages and job benefits, insecurity of jobs and reductions in the services provided by governments at the federal, state and local levels. The costs tallied for the current crisis - now completing its third awful year - are so huge, diverse and lasting that no final or complete count will ever be possible. There are yet other ways of seeing and measuring the costs of capitalism. One measure less frequently used concerns poverty: the consequences of consigning people to live on incomes belo…

Slavery and the Bible

Slavery in the Bible
    Except for murder, slavery has got to be one of the most immoral things a person can do.  Yet slavery is rampant throughout the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments.  The Bible clearly approves of slavery in many passages, and it goes so far as to tell how to obtain slaves, how hard you can beat them, and when you can have sex with the female slaves.
    Many Jews and Christians will try to ignore the moral problems of slavery by saying that these slaves were actually servants or indentured servants.  Many translations of the Bible use the word "servant", "bondservant", or "manservant" instead of "slave" to make the Bible seem less immoral than it really is.  While many slaves may have worked as household servants, that doesn't mean that they were not slaves who were bought, sold, and treated worse than livestock.
    The following passage shows that slaves are clearly property to be bought and sold like livestock.

The Empire 664

20 Signs That The Economic Collapse Has Already Begun 
For One Out Of Every Seven Americans

By Economic Collapse Blog

September 19, 2010 "
Economic Collapse Blog" - -For most Americans, the economic collapse is something that is happening to someone else.  Most of us have become so isolated from each other and so self-involved that unless something is directly affecting us or a close family member than we really don't feel it.  But even though most of us enjoy a much closer relationship with our television sets than we do with our neighbors at this point, it is quickly becoming undeniable that a fundamental shift is taking place in society.  Perhaps you noticed it when two or three foreclosure signs went up on your street.  Or perhaps it got your attention when that nice fellow down the street lost his job, and he and his family seemingly just disappeared from the neighborhood one day.  The Census Bureau made front page headlines all over the nation this week when they anno…