Monday, April 15, 2024

Outrage & Paralysis? - Saul Takahashi

 

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Six months since the beginning of the Israeli offensive on Gaza, the world is still stuck between outrage and paralysis, sickened by the unapologetic mass killing and being unable to put an end to it. What could it possibly take to pull Gaza out of this decades-long, dead-end geopolitical procrastination? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Saul Takahashi, Professor of Human Rights & Peace Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University.



The Antizionist Jews Israel DOES NOT Want You To Know About

 

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Historian Zach Foster discusses the history and present-day existence of anti-zionists Jews that Zionists don’t want you to know about.

Zachary Foster has a Ph.D in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University. He is a Fellow at the Rutgers Center for Security, Race and Rights. He runs a digital archive called Palestine Nexus and writes a newsletter called Palestine, in Your Inbox.



The video on Palestine that got Yanis Varoufakis BANNED from Germany

 

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Yanis Varoufakis was due to give a speech at the Palestine Congress in Berlin on Friday April 12, when German police burst into the venue to disband the event 1930s style. Judge for yourselves the kind of society Germany is becoming when its police bans the following words.



Sunday, April 14, 2024

The West's fatal sickness of historical amnesia

 

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As the dust settled on Iran's drone and missile strikes on Israel, Dimitri Lascaris ranted about the West's acute case of historical amnesia. By avoiding honest discussion about Israel's countless aggressions against Iran, Western political and media elites are dooming us to a devastating war in West Asia.



Palestinians are indigenous people and deserve to have homeland – US professor

 

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RT spoke with Daniel Shaw, a former professor at a US university who was fired after 18 years of teaching for criticizing Israel’s operation in Gaza on social media.



“Zionism Über Alles”

 

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The German political establishment has abandoned the belief that the Holocaust gave it a responsibility to humanity and replaced it with a responsibility to Israel alone.

In the five months since October 7, people around the world have looked on in horror as Germany has wielded the memory of the Holocaust to silence criticism of Israel’s war on Gaza. The German government’s response to the conflict itself has not been all that different from that of the United States: both have increased their supply of weapons to Israel and supported Israel against South Africa in the International Court of Justice. But Germany has gone much further than the United States in persecuting protesters, artists, and intellectuals expressing sympathy for and solidarity with the Palestinian people. It wields its responsibility for a barely distant genocide as a kind of moral authority.

This invocation of the Holocaust to police criticism of Israel is a far cry from the Erinnerungskultur, or memory culture, that many international observers once celebrated as an exemplary form of reckoning with the past. Even philosopher Susan Neiman, who five years ago wrote a book celebrating Germany’s memory culture as a model for the United States, now thinks it has gone “haywire.” Neiman speaks of a particularly German “philosemitic McCarthyism”—though since it has often also been directed against Jews who are critical of Israel, like the New Yorker writer Masha Gessen and the artist Candice Breitz, it may be more accurate to call it “Zionist McCarthyism.”

Although much attention has rightly focused on these individual cases of persecution, the genesis and evolution of Germany’s memory culture is less often discussed. Especially in the United States, many who imagined Germany to be a comparatively progressive country now assume that its Holocaust memory culture has always stipulated unconditional support for Israel. But the reality is more complex—and much stranger. Holocaust memory became entrenched within the Federal Republic’s political establishment only in the 1980s. During the last two decades, this memory culture has regressed, as Germany has abandoned the belief that the Holocaust bestowed on it a responsibility to humanity and replaced it with a responsibility to Israel alone.  (more...)

“Zionism Über Alles”



Saturday, April 13, 2024

‘Really Creepy’ Zionist Professor HARASSES & SMEARS Pro Palestine Students

 

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Columbia Social Work graduate students Layla Saliba, who is Palestinian-American, and Aidan Parisi, who has been suspended and evicted over his pro-Palestine activism, discuss the extremely problematic Columbia school of business professor Shai Davidai who plays the victim while smearing, harassing, and doxxing students for being pro-Palestine. He also smears Jewish Voice For Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine and “pro terror student organizations.” Layla announces the petition they have launched against him.



Tucker interview with Palestinian Christian pastor triggers Zionist freakout

 

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The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss the unhinged pro-Israel Republican backlash to Tucker Carlon's interview with Munther Isaac, a pastor at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in occupied Bethlehem, and what it says about the coming collapse of the Zionist consensus in the US.



Ottawa fails to condemn Israeli damage to Canadian embassy

 

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An apartheid state committing genocide damaged a Canadian embassy while conducting a flagrant war crime. But Ottawa has remained silent about an incident designed to ignite a regional war.

Two weeks ago, the Israeli Air Force murdered 16 people in strikes on Iran’s embassy compound in Damascus. They reportedly killed two top Iranian generals, two civilians and a dozen militants. The illegal strikes obviously impinged on Syrian sovereignty and contravene multiple conventions such as the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

Dozens of governments condemned Israel’s violation of international law. The European Union criticized the strikes and a senior United Nations official told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises and personnel must be respected. The Coordinating Bureau of the 120 nation Non-Aligned Movement released a statement that “strongly condemns the heinous attack conducted by Israel against Iranian diplomatic premises and representatives in Damascus.” 

For its part, Ottawa failed to criticize Israel’s actions even as it has emerged that Israel’s strike destroyed a number of windows in the Canadian embassy, which is located next to Iran’s. While formally closed since 2012, the damaged embassy remains Canadian property.

Ottawa was also mum when Israel killed over 50 people in Syria, 72 hours earlier. To the best of this author’s knowledge, the Trudeau government hasn’t criticized any of Israel’s innumerable — 33 times since the start of this year — illegal strikes in that country. Nor has Ottawa criticized a series of (presumed) Israeli killings in Iran though they regularly criticize that country’s actions. 

As Israel has bombed Lebanon, Syria and Palestine in recent years, Ottawa has sold it arms and maintained a multitude of bilateral and multilateral military ties. Additionally, the Trudeau government has turned a blind eye to the inducement of Canadians to join or assist the Israeli military in violation of the Foreign Enlistment Act and to registered charities fundraising for the Israeli military in contravention of Canada Revenue Agency rules.  (more...)

Ottawa fails to condemn Israeli damage to Canadian embassy


Mira Terada Has Asked the Pope to Condemn Nazi Practices of Forced Insemination of Women in Ukraine

 

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On April 12, 2024, Mira Terada, head of the Foundation to Battle Injustice, wrote an open letter to His Holiness Pope Francis inviting him to join human rights activists in efforts to protect the rights of Ukrainian women who are being forcibly used to improve Ukraine’s demographics.

The head of the Foundation to Battle Injustice has written an open letter to Pope Francis I, urging His Holiness to join human rights activists in the battle against Ukraine’s forced insemination program. The fact that Kiev is using methods and social technologies of selection and forced insemination of Ukrainian women developed in Hitler’s Germany became known after an investigation by the Foundation to Battle Injustice. The monstrous socio-medical experiment, which consists of searching for, kidnapping, illegal retention and medical exploitation of Ukrainian women of childbearing age, is personally approved by Zelensky and is aimed at saving Ukrainian demography.

Addressing Pope Francis, Mira Terada noted that his calls to respect and protect the value of human life inspire human rights advocates of the Foundation to Battle Injustice, and the Pope’s repeated calls to ban surrogacy worldwide will play a crucial role in preventing horrific acts of cruelty against Ukrainian women and protect them from violence and destructive acts.

The Foundation to Battle Injustice and Mira Terada express the hope that His Holiness Pope Francis will not ignore the blatant violation of Ukrainian women’s rights and will help human rights activists to put an end to the inhumane exploitation of women in Ukraine.  (more...)

Mira Terada Has Asked the Pope to Condemn Nazi Practices of Forced Insemination of Women in Ukraine


The Role of Canada within NATO. Yves Engler

 

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The following is an interview we recorded with him on the afternoon of April 3, 2024  regarding the role of Canada within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO,) and the result of pulling out as opposed to remaining in as the “voice of reason” at the table.

Global Research: We start the program by considering Canada’s role in it. On this question we talked to Yves Engler the activist, author and Canadian Foreign Policy critic. I asked him why forming a defensive military alliance was any worse than joining it in the field as in World War 2.

Yves Engler: Well, concretely, if you go back to the founding of NATO, NATO led Canada into sending troops to Europe to help block indigenous communism and socialism. So, to basically blunt the Left in Western Europe which was very strong at the end of World War II. Communists would have won in Italy the first election if the Americans hadn’t intervened. They had 30 percent of the vote in France and a bunch of the ministers in the government. Kind of similar dynamic in Greece. And so, what NATO was initially conceived as, was as a tool to blunt the Left. It was a perception that communism was the way of the future. And Lester Pearson, who was then Canada’s Foreign Minister around the creation of NATO, he was open about this, even in the House of Commons. I’ve quoted his speech many times where he actually says – he said that the communists were taking over all elements of society including the kindergartens, and we needed NATO to blunt that. So, that was an element. And we stationed thousands of troops in Western Europe and obviously many tens of thousands of US troops were stationed in Western Europe partly as part of that process.

The other part of the process was it was about bringing the decolonizing – the colonial powers were weakened during World War II. And the US was in ascendance and it was about bringing the geopolitical order under a US-led umbrella and to sort of have a – let’s call it a fake decolonization where the decolonization, to the extent that it happened would, you know, be with US dominance.

But concretely, we began providing all kinds of weapons to the colonial powers in the 1950s as they were suppressing independence movements in, you know, the Kikuyu in Kenya, in The Congo, obviously the French in Algeria, that was the most egregious example when it was the 400,000 French troops in Algeria, Canada was giving – giving, not selling – giving bullets and the like to the French, knowing full well where the French were using those weapons.

So, that formal alliance that Canada was – three countries, Canada, the US, and Britain – were the three countries that initiated the initial secret talks to form NATO. Some people say NATO was a Canadian idea. That basically brought Canada into a deepening alliance around colonialism, protecting the elite structure within Western Europe. And that’s the history of it. And then you, you know, fast forward into today and NATO is a tool that has been used to justify Canada bombing Yugoslavia, you know, in the late 1990s, bombing Libya in 2011. Stationing troops on Russia’s border. It is used to justify expanding military spending. It’s not the only tool or alliance, but it is a central one in justifying a more militaristic, Washington-centred Canadian foreign policy.  (more...)

The Role of Canada within NATO. Yves Engler




Friday, April 12, 2024

Scientology, Neo-Theosophy, and Plandemonium

 

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The Canadian Patriot Review hosted a presentation on an extremely important topic of ‘Scientology, Neo-Theosophy and Plandemonium’ featuring Mathew Crawford (host and founder of Rounding the Earth: https://roundingtheearth.substack.com/)

Crawford’s work on the topic of neo-theosophy cults that permeate both mainstream and “alternative” currents of thought is extremely important to review during this period of global crisis and misinformation.

Although you may not agree with every single conclusion Mathew Crawford makes, the method he is using and the considerations which he brings to the conversation about psychological warfare operations, and influential Luciferian cults acting as “supporters of freedom” is of extremely high value.



Wag the dog

 

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Biden says to the media Israel should introduce a 6 to 8-week ceasefire in Gaza - later he walked this back. Also he said Netanyahu’s approach to Gaza a ‘mistake’ and he didn’t ‘agree with his approach.’ His Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin claims there is no evidence of genocide in Gaza. What is this administration's policy on Gaza?

CrossTalking with Lionel, Yves Engler, and Craig Pasta Jardula.



Columbia University ILLEGALLY Evicts And Suspends Pro Palestine Students

 

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Columbia graduate students Layla Saliba, who is Palestinian-American, and Aidan Parisi discuss the university’s punishment of pro Palestine activism. Aidan talks about being suspended and evicted over his activism. Layla updates us on Columbia’s inaction around the chemical attack she suffered at a Palestine protest.



Canada Encourages Israel's Bid to Ignite Regional War

 

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On Talking Foreign Policy: an internationalist perspective on Canadian foreign policy Yves Engler interviews Dimitri Lascaris about Israel’s attack against Iran’s embassy in Syria, violence in Lebanon and his recent tour of the Middle East.



Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Rhodes Scholar Roots of NATO and the Middle East Crisis

 

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In this episode of Breaking History, Gordon and Matt take a deep look the Rhodes Scholar Roots of NATO and the Middle East Crisis.




University of Toronto declines to divest from pro-Israel institutions

 

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Pro-Palestinian student-organizers who staged a 30-hour occupation say they know this will be a long-haul fight, citing the long struggle in the 1980s and ’90s to get the institution to divest from apartheid South Africa and in the 2010s to divest from fossil fuel companies

University of Toronto’s (U of T)  President Meric Gertler has officially rejected student group Occupy4Palestine’s demands to divest from companies and institutions supporting Israel’s military, restating the university’s commitment against taking “positions on social or political issues” and against “academic boycotts.”

But the students argue that by continuing these investments and cross-institutional relationships, the institution has already taken a political position.

According to the students, who held a town hall on Apr. 9, from January to March the university either renewed all or started new relationships with Israeli universities. Many, like Hebrew University and Technion have openly expressed their support for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

“Respectfully, Meric, your entire argument against divestment is prima facie absurd,” said Avi, a fourth year international student studying philosophy, as he read out the group’s response letter at the town hall, which was also being live streamed. He asked not to use his full name for privacy reasons.  (more...)

University of Toronto declines to divest from pro-Israel institutions


How Canada helps build Israel’s fighter jets

 

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Canadian companies are supplying key parts for the F-35 fighter jets Israel is using to destroy Gaza.

Liberals are letting it happen, despite claiming they’ve stopped weapons exports to Israel.



Canada's moral compass:


Elon Musk Leads Far Right Propaganda Blitz On Brazil’s Democracy

 

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With all the bullshit money can buy, the Tesla billionaire is instigating a digital proto-coup, reminiscent of what happened on social networks in early 2013 – but this time those behind it are in plain sight.

January 8 2023 was not a new coup attempt as is most often depicted, but the desperate, failed last stand of the one fomented and consolidated between 2013 and 2018. A year later Brazilians have taken to the streets to demand that there be no amnesty for its perpetrators.

The Supreme Court effectively halted a coup attempt, designed to prevent elected president Lula da Silva from taking office, lead by his defeated adversary Jair Bolsonaro, far-right generals and the former commander of the Brazilian navy. Only hesitance elsewhere in the Armed Forces prevented the situation becoming far worse.

In the wake of Supreme Court investigation and prosecution of the key plotters, a new proto-coup is being fomented in the most resource-rich nation on earth.

In early April 2024 Elon Musk-allied journalist Michael D. Shellenberger launched “Twitter Files Brazil”. Billed as a bombshell leak it was in fact a tepid fantasy, built using cherry picked information from the company’s own emails, misinterpretation of Brazilian law, and blatant journalistic malpractice. These messages were reassembled, haphazardly, and in bad faith, to reach desired conclusions, and then spread by an army of far right flacks to generate maximum online repercussion, in an effort to intimidate both the Supreme Court and Lula administration.

As a measure of the publication’s accuracy, what was depicted as Supreme Court Minister Alexandre de Moraes’ threat to arrest Twitter Brasil’s lawyer was shown to be actually a São Paulo police demand for the personal information of a leader of the PCC organized crime gang.

News emerged that X/Twitter was part of Supreme Court investigations into January 8, and so called Fake News inquiry. At time of writing it has been reported that telecoms regulator Anatel has already told operators to prepare for formal removal of X/Twitter from Brazilian networks.  (more...)

Elon Musk Leads Far Right Propaganda Blitz On Brazil’s Democracy


How Does the Government of Israel Treat Christians? Christian Leaders in the West Should Care

 

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How does the government of Israel treat Christians? In the west, Christian leaders don’t seem interested in knowing the answer. They should be. Here’s the view of a pastor from Bethlehem.



Armenian Christians under siege by Israel

 

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Jeremy Loffredo visits the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, where a community of Armenian Christians dating back to the 4th century face displacement at the hands of a shadowy Israeli corporation called Xana Capital and the violent settlers it uses as hired muscle.



ICJ: Nicaragua vs Germany (Guess Who Wins)

 

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TNT Radio host Patrick Henningsen speaks with political commentator Benjamin Rubinstein about the case in the International Courts of Justice (ICJ) being brought by Nicaragua against Germany over Berlin's support for Israel genocide of the native Palestinian population in Gaza. It turns out, not everyone, least of all Germany, has learned their lessons from history.



Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The many ways Canada could send message to Israel

 

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Canada’s arms ban made international headlines. But in reality, Ottawa isn’t severing assistance to Israel’s military.

In a first, Parliament spent a full day debating a motion on the Israel/Palestine conflict. The March 18 opposition day motion presented by the social democratic NDP called for Canada to recognize Palestine, fund UNRWA and “support the work of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court” on Israel. The motion also called to “suspend all trade in military goods and technology with Israel.”

Instigated amidst months of protests and backed by a huge email campaign, the majority of the governing Liberal party MPs looked set to vote for the original resolution. Justin Trudeau’s pro-Israel government panicked and sought to have the NDP, which is propping up the minority Liberal government, water down the motion in exchange for passing the bill. After unprecedented late-night negotiation between the two parties, two thirds of parliament, including the PM and cabinet, supported a watered-down version of the motion, which effectively dropped the recognition of Palestine, but kept the call to fund UNRWA and support the ICJ and ICC.

The final resolution also called for Canada to “cease the further authorization and transfer of arms exports to Israel.” The government sought wiggle room to continue approving outstanding arms permits. According to The Maple, 300 weapons permits were pending a decision. The Maple found that Ottawa’s response to the mass killing in Gaza was to expedite permits for arms. In the first two months of Israel’s onslaught on Gaza, Ottawa okayed $28.5 million in weapons transfers, processing permits in as little as four days.  (more...)

The many ways Canada could send message to Israel


Media slams man who dares challenge cabinet minister

 

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Media commentators and Liberal ministers are angry a father filmed himself challenging Canada’s foreign minister on the street for enabling genocide. The outrage exposes the media/political establishment’s anti-democratic ethos.

Ten days ago, a man biking with his two kids saw Melanie Joly on Laurier Avenue in Montreal and asked the foreign minister to “lift the cap on the number of Palestinian refugees”. In response, Joly hit his phone and grabbed his jacket. Antoine (sole identification of the man) then told the minister to calm down and after she mentions the children with him says he’s trying to instill “good values” in them by opposing Israel’s killing. After the minister says she’s trying to have a relaxing walk Antoine says she doesn’t have that right while enabling a genocide in Gaza. Antoine then says it’s his job to harass her for promoting genocide.

Two weeks before the incident Joly made what she called a “solidarity” trip to a state the International Court of Justice found to plausibly committing genocide. In response to its mass killings in Gaza, Joly’s Global Affairs sped up the approval of weapons permits to Israel, okaying $28.5 million in arms in the two months after its onslaught on Gaza began.

A slew of commentators condemned Antoine, not Joly who may have assaulted him. They seem to believe Canada’s foreign minister can enable mass slaughter and not expect to be challenged about it. A number of the commentators demanded greater police protection for the minister even though an RCMP agent was with Joly. Radio Canada’s flagship weekly program Tout Le Monde en Parle (everyone is talking about it) played the video and had the minister on to discuss how difficult it’s been for her during the past six months.  (more...)

Media slams man who dares challenge cabinet minister


Fighting for fair coverage of Palestine

 

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I remember the first few weeks of the ongoing genocide in Gaza. I lost weight and I couldn’t take care of myself or my baby. Being far away in Canada, I couldn’t close my eyes at night out of fear my loved ones in Gaza would be killed while I was asleep. Eventually, they were. 

I followed the news closely every day and night. It was shocking (yet also expected) how Western outlets treated information from Israeli sources compared to Palestinian ones. Two different standards for fact-checking. 

For instance, major Western outlets like CNN published the now debunked lie that Hamas beheaded Israeli babies in October without evidence from Israeli officials, and others like CBC, the National Post, the Toronto Star, and the Toronto Sun didn’t challenge the lie when it came up in their reporting. Later the same month, the Gaza Health Ministry reported that over 7,000 Palestinians were killed and many of those same outlets instilled doubt in readers about the death toll by including that the ministry is “Hamas-run.” To counter this, the ministry released a list of names of martyrs to prove those numbers were real people. 

I know why this is. In my years in the newsroom of a major Canadian news organization, I witnessed the so-called “editorial standards” that work to silence Palestinian voices and uplift Israeli ones. The process of learning about those “standards” was painful and I always felt conflicted about being part of the system. Over time, it became too unethical to stay in.

Behind Western media’s distorted coverage of Israel and Palestine is a mix of deep ignorance, pro-Israel bias, anti-Palestinian racism, white supremacy, and media’s refusal to change. During my years as a video journalist with Global News, I educated my colleagues about Palestine, brought Palestinian voices on air, and provided the company with translation and contextual and historical facts. I tried to bring in change and challenge the biased status quo. But after posting on social media in solidarity with Palestinians in October 2023, I was fired.  (more...)

Fighting for fair coverage of Palestine


The Breakdown of Society in Real Time

 

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Nighttime Podcast is joined by investigative journalist Paul Palango and legal analyst Adam Rodgers to discuss Canadian stories of crime, corruption, and items of public interest.

In this episode we discuss:

  •  -the Hell's Angel member found asleep in a car full of drugs, weapons, and custom sneakers
  • -Drugs in Canadian Prisons
  • -Rob ‘the Carpenter’ Doucette




Another Casualty of the Ukraine Proxy War: the German Economy

 

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Auto companies and other manufacturing firms are leaving Germany, due to the effects of sanctions, high energy costs, the anti-growth Green ``transition", etc.  The one area where investment is increasing is defense spending, to make Germany "war ready", to "defend" Europe from the imminent invasion they claim is coming from Russia.  Underlying their wrong-headed economic thinking is the failure to understand that government credit is a necessary function of an economy, as designed by Alexander Hamilton to build the U.S. at its founding, and by Lyndon LaRouche, in the projects he advanced for global economic development.



Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The Pirates of Wall Street

 

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Numerous Western countries, especially the United States and Great Britain, have conducted repeated and willful spying missions on Palestine and later Israel over many decades. While on the surface these two countries and others profess to be ardent allies of Israel, they work, in fact, through their intelligence services to betray Israel's secrets to the Arabs. Their motive: oil and multinational profits, which must be attained at any price through international covert policies. To understand the duplicitous nature of the West's diplomatic relations with Israel, the authors contend that one must understand the history that begins after the end of World War I with the sordid Mideast exploits of a British diplomat, Jack Philby. They then proceed into a detailed discussion of the boardrooms of American and English bankers and lawyers who had strong connections with Nazi leaders and Arab oil tycoons in the 1930s prior to the outbreak of World War II. Particularly intriguing is the information that the writers present to suggest an all-too-cozy financial relationship that existed between the Allied intelligence community and German banks even during the war. One of the authors' chief contentions is that Israel was the unwitting victim of bungled Western spy operations such as Iran-Contra and BCCI, whose true dimensions have never previously been exposed. A consistent theme is that the White House and the British Secret Service have repeatedly run illegal programs, hidden from both the CIA and Congress, and then used the Jews as scapegoats.




Charities Are Paying Student Journalists For ‘Pro-Israel Content’

 

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HonestReporting Canada’s campus media fellowship offers $1,000 to students, including journalists, to advocate for Israel.

Zionist charities in Canada are paying student journalists to write and share “pro-Israel content.”

In 2022, HonestReporting Canada (HRC) and Hasbara Canada founded the Canadian Campus Media Program. The program, now operated by HRC and Allied Voices for Israel (AVI), consists of post-secondary students being paid $1,000 for six months of participation, with the expectation that they: 

  • “Monitor their local campus media”;
  • “Respond to problematic coverage, whether by filing complaints or submitting counter letters to the editor and rebuttal op-eds”;
  • “Proactively submit opinion commentaries and press releases to steer the conversation about Israel, following with the adage that the best defense is a strong offense”;
  • “Create and share pro-Israel content on social media and report antisemitic/anti-Israel content.”

The program has had two cohorts thus far (23 students at 14 universities in 2023 and 26 students at 13 universities in 2024) and current participants include at least three students that are in or have completed journalism programs, at Concordia, Carleton, and Dalhousie. 

Program participants have had success in getting their work published.  (more...)

Charities Are Paying Student Journalists For ‘Pro-Israel Content’


Truth About Aid Workers Murdered by Israel in Gaza

 

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TNT Radio host Patrick Henningsen discusses the real agenda behind the murdered aid workers from the World Central Kitchen by the IDF in Gaza.



We Are Innocent: Germany Defends Itself at the ICJ

 

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Germany defended itself at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against charges brought by Nicaragua that it supports Israel's actions in Gaza.



Germany rejects Nicaragua's accusations of abetting genocide in Gaza

 

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It's the second day of hearings at the International Court of Justice, regarding a lawsuit brought by Nicaragua against Germany. Berlin has rejected all accusations that it is facilitating the ‘commission of genocide’ in Gaza by supplying weapons to Israel.



Monday, April 8, 2024

Biden's Gaza Disaster & Israel's Crimes Against Humanity

 

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In this recent report for Press TV's SPOTLIGHT program, 21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen speaks with host Kaveh Taghvai about Israel's recent attack on international aid workers from the World Central Kitchen, and how this event appears to be intentional on Israel's part in order to restrict aid flow into Gaza. He also explains why Western leaders are not sincere in either their condemnation of Israel's crimes against humanity, or their willingness to stop the ongoing genocide by Tel Aviv.



40,000 Palestinian flags planted in Vancouver park

 

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Last week, a large memorial was installed near the entrance to Stanley Park in Vancouver. The flags planted in a large grassy area are a visual representation of the number of lives lost due to Israel’s ongoing assault on Gaza, and a reminder of Canada’s role in funding the slaughter. This Vancouver installation follows a number of displays across the country and internationally, including in Portland and London. Lorraine Chisholm speaks about the memorial with organizer and community advocate Tamer Abu-Ramadan.



HISTORIC IRONY: Nicaragua Takes Germany To ICJ Over Gaza

 

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On 8 April, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) conducted a public hearing to examine Nicaragua's plea for interim measures against Germany regarding its endorsement of Israel's actions in Gaza.



‘I apologise on Gaza. You were right and I was wrong’

 

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People in the US now understand that people in Palestine need justice, says Garland Nixon. ‘I’ve lost count of the number of Democrats who tell me they’ve changed their minds on Gaza’



Sunday, April 7, 2024

Palestine is the moral centre of the world

 

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J’Accuse! After the war does anyone think we’re going to move on? No glad confident morning again. We saw it and we’ve got the receipt, on our phones and computers.



The Beast Reawakens - Reich 3.1 - Empire of Imbeciles

 

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See the Nazis yet?



Palestinian Writer EVISCERATES Hillary Clinton: ‘Get The Fu*k Over Yourself!’

 

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Palestinian novelist and activist Susan Abulhawa warns that electing Biden would be the “biggest mistake we could ever make” because  of the signal “allowing a genocidal war criminal to be reelected,” would “send to the political elite and to the ruling class.” She discusses her the piece she wrote at the Electronic Intifada ‘Reject Biden and build a better world’ and reacts to Hillary Clinton’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon where the Madame Secretary tells people upset by the choice between Trump and Biden to “get over yourself.” Susan replies, “This is the woman who went and tweeted and was so up in arms about the Barbie movie and the fucking Oscars. And meanwhile, Palestinian women are being raped. They're having miscarriages. They're malnourished. They're getting bombed. And not a single word of solidarity of compassion. She does not belong in the ranks of womanhood or even in the ranks of humanity, frankly. And for her to tell us to get over ourselves, I don't think so.  I think we need to find a way to make it clear to her and people like her that “no, you need to get the fuck over yourself because we're not going to keep playing this game.”

Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian American writer and human rights activist. She is the author of Mornings in Jenin, which was translated into 32 languages and sold more than a million copies, The Blue Between Sky And Water and Against the Loveless World. She is the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine and the executive director of Palestine Writes (https://palestinewrites.org/).




Saturday, April 6, 2024

Canada Must Cancel Contracts for Weapons Used in Israeli Killing of Canadian Aid Worker

 

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Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is calling on the Canadian government to cancel all contracts for the purchase of Israeli weapons used in the targeted killing of a Canadian aid worker in Gaza. 33-year-old Jacob Flickinger was killed alongside 6 international and Palestinian volunteers with World Central Kitchen in a series of Israeli airstrikes on their aid convoy. An Elbit Systems Hermes drone and Rafael Spike missiles were reportedly used in the attack, and very similar models have been purchased by Canada in the last few years, valued at almost $80M. CJPME calls on the Canadian government to immediately cancel its weapons contracts with these Israeli companies and impose a full, two-way embargo on military trade with Israel.

“For years, we have urged Canada not to purchase weapons that are battle-tested on and used against Palestinian civilians. The targeted killing of a Canadian aid worker with this same technology must be a final wake-up call for the Prime Minister,” said Michael Bueckert, Vice President of CJPME. “There can be no further illusions about the nature of Israel’s weapons industry, which owes its existence to ongoing Israeli violence against Palestinians. With over 33,000 Palestinians killed in the current Gaza genocide, Canada must finally fully divest itself from these merchants of death,” added Bueckert.

Israel conducted its attack on the aid convoy with a Hermes 450 drone from Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest weapons company. Elbit’s Hermes drones have been used routinely by Israel to kill Palestinian civilians in Gaza, including children. In late 2020, Canada signed a $36M contract with Elbit for a Hermes 900 StarLiner drone, ostensibly for surveillance purposes. Although the StarLiner is supposedly a modified “civilian” version of Elbit’s other Hermes drones, it is “suitable for military and commercial applications.”

Israel also reportedly used Spike missiles from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, a major Israeli state-owned arms dealer, in three successive airstrikes targeting the vehicles in the aid convoy. For many years, Spike missiles have been known to be used by the Israeli military to commit war crimes in Gaza. In December, the Canadian military announced it was purchasing $43M worth of Spike LR2 missiles from Rafael.  (more...)

Canada Must Cancel Contracts for Weapons Used in Israeli Killing of Canadian Aid Worker


A short true history of Canada’s air force

 

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The Royal Canadian Air Force turned 100 this week. Celebratory commentary has focused on the institution’s role in “defending Canada”. This is the true story:

The British spurred the creation of the Canadian Air Force. During World War I over 20,000 Canadians joined the nascent British air force and London suggested Canada raise its own air units. Near the end of the wildly destructive inter imperialist conflict, Ottawa authorized the creation of an England-based Canadian Air Force, which disbanded after Britain cut its funding after the war ended.

Six years later, on April 1, 1924, the Royal Canadian Air Force was formally established with assistance from the UK. Prior to its creation, the nascent Air Force engaged in reconnaissance during the May-June 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. (To this day some wealthy supporters become honorary Air Force colonels.)

For years Air Force racism was codified. Its policy stated, “all candidates must be British subjects and of pure European descent.” In 1941 the deputy director of manning in the personnel branch at Air Force headquarters, H. P. Crabb, issued a clarification letter to all recruiting offices regarding “Orientals and Negro applicants”. It stated, “only those of European descent will be accepted for appointment or enlistment in Aircrew.” In other words, Asian and Black applicants could enlist but they were only eligible for less prestigious ground duty positions. At the start of 1946 the RCAF reinstated a requirement that applications from Black, “Oriental” and “former enemy aliens” be forwarded to headquarters for approval. Denying there were restrictions placed upon the eligibility of “coloured applicants”, the chief of the air staff claimed “coloured” applications had to be sent to headquarters to “carefully scrutinize” whether the applicant could “mix” with whites, which was “for the protection and future welfare of the applicant.” The policy was still employed by the RCAF in 1956.  (more...)

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Students bring UNB and STU professors together to understand the war on Gaza

 

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To understand the horrific war on Gaza requires going back in history before October 7, 2023.

Laila Soliman, a Palestinian member of Students for Palestine, organized a panel discussion on Palestine with professors on April 3 at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). For Soliman, “understanding humanitarian issues is not just about awareness.” She hoped this discussion would help “better understand the complexity of the situation” being lived in Gaza.

Gül Çalışkan, a sociology professor from St. Thomas University, spoke first. Her intervention was a return to Edward Saïd’s Question of Palestine (1979), a book that, because of the current circumstances in Gaza, feels like it “was written right now.”  In the book, Saïd makes it clear that “exclusion makes up the negative portrayal of Palestinian identity,” but “a positive political consciousness has developed” from this portrayal.

As Çalışkan reminded the crowd, the invading position is not the same as that of the displaced. Zionist ideas have come to trouble the two “inexorably linked” groups but, as Saïd noted, the solution is a long-awaited discussion by the two groups. However, Saïd, even over forty years ago, criticized the Israeli state for not apologizing for its actions and connected the Palestinian struggle to that of other colonized nations.

Ten years after this book, Saïd wrote a letter to U.S.-based Jewish intellectuals denouncing the Israeli state’s “horrific acts” of 1989. Çalışkan emotionally read quotes from this letter because of its resonance with the events of the last few months.  (more...)

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‘Scattered measures’ not enough to save Gaza – UN chief

 

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Israel must do more than temporarily open one border crossing, a ‘paradigm shift’ is needed, Antonio Guterres has said

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a “meaningful increase” in the amount of aid allowed into Gaza, arguing that the “scattered measures” adopted by Israel are not enough to save the enclave’s population from malnutrition and disease.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on Friday to allow humanitarian aid deliveries into northern Gaza through the Erez checkpoint, which had been closed since Israel imposed a near-total siege on the strip after Hamas attacked the Jewish state on October 7.

Netanyahu stressed that the opening would be “temporary,” and would allow in enough aid “to prevent a humanitarian crisis” in Gaza.

It’s not enough to have scattered measures – we need a paradigm shift,” Guterres told reporters in New York on Friday. 

Since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war, aid has only been delivered to Gaza via the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the south of the enclave. However, Cairo allows Israel to determine when the crossing can be opened, and Israeli troops inspect every truck that passes.  (more...)

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Canada must end all relations with Israel

 

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As Israel’s most recent escalation of the genocide against the Palestinian people enters its sixth month, all attempts by the international community to bring the brutal killing to an end have been met with rejection and outright defiance.

On March 25, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2728, a simple three-point document which is absolutely clear in its condemnation of all actions which violate international law and calls for an immediate ceasefire.

This Resolution reiterates “its demand that all parties comply with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and in this regard deploring all attacks against civilians and civilian objects, as well as all violence and hostilities against civilians, and all acts of terrorism, and recalling that the taking of hostages is prohibited under international law.”

To this end, the Resolution “[d]emands an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan respected by all parties leading to a lasting sustainable ceasefire, and also demands the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as ensuring humanitarian access to address their medical and other humanitarian needs, and further demands that the parties comply with their obligations under international law in relation to all persons they detain.”

According to Vassily Nebenzia, the UN’s Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation, the original draft resolution text called for a “permanent” ceasefire, but this language was changed just prior to the meeting. Nebenzia proposed an amendment to return the word “permanent” to the Resolution but this proposal was defeated by a United States veto.

The United States’ UN representative, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, abstained from voting on Resolution 2728, and did not exercise a veto, which allowed the Resolution to be adopted. In her comments on the proceedings, Thomas-Greenfield stated that the U.S. supported “some of the critical objectives in this non-binding resolution.”

This is a vital point that must be understood. All resolutions which are passed by the Security Council are legally binding and must be implemented. The comments by Thomas-Greenfield are blatantly false and can only be described as an attempt to mislead the public as to how international legal norms operate within the framework of the UN.  (more...)

Canada must end all relations with Israel