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AMAL CLOONEY’S SILENCE ON GAZA SHOWS THE LIMITS OF LIBERALISM
Gaza, Palestine Affairs, ZIO-NAZI

AMAL CLOONEY’S SILENCE ON GAZA SHOWS THE LIMITS OF LIBERALISM

Amal Clooney, the internationally acclaimed lawyer, is a liberal icon. She and her organization, the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ), never shrink from pronouncing their global verdicts on human rights matters. And yet, despite being Lebanese and of Palestinian descent herself, Time magazine’s 2022 Woman of the Year has maintained complete silence on Israel’s continued bombardment of those very countries – a crime other human rights experts have labeled a genocide. It has now been six months since the October 7 attack, Israel’s wholesale destruction of Gaza and its attacks on Lebanon, yet Clooney has made no public statement on the matter, either in public or on social media, despite mounting calls for her to do so. CONDEMNING ENEMY NA...
“MILITARY AND MORAL FAILURES”: HOW IRAN’S ‘ISRAEL’ STRIKE RESHAPED THE REGION FOREVER
Iran, ZIO-NAZI

“MILITARY AND MORAL FAILURES”: HOW IRAN’S ‘ISRAEL’ STRIKE RESHAPED THE REGION FOREVER

Feature photo | A passerby, taking on his cellphone, walks past a banner showing missiles being launched from Iranian map in northern Tehran, Iran, April 19, 2024. Vahid Salemi | AP On April 13, Iran, alongside Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Yemen’s Ansar Allah, executed Operation True Promise, a vast wave of drone, cruise and ballistic missile strikes on Israel, launched in retaliation to Tel Aviv’s criminal bombing of Tehran’s Damascus embassy less than two weeks earlier, which killed two Iranian generals. As a result, history was made, and the world – particularly West Asia – will never be the same again. “This action was hugely significant. Now, the Israelis will have to be extremely careful about what they do in Syria against Tehran. The regional balance of power has permanent...
EXPORTING OCCUPATION: ‘ISRAELI’ BUSINESS IS BOOMING IN MOROCCO-OCCUPIED WESTERN SAHARA
Morocco, ZIO-NAZI

EXPORTING OCCUPATION: ‘ISRAELI’ BUSINESS IS BOOMING IN MOROCCO-OCCUPIED WESTERN SAHARA

Feature photo | Illustration by MintPress News In December 22, 2020, Israel and Morocco officially normalized relations after former President Donald Trump’s administration declared occupied Western Sahara as Moroccan. In the years following, Israeli companies have boosted their business involvement in Western Sahara, suggesting the pair’s cooperation is fueling each other’s land theft. In 1975, Morocco annexed part of Western Sahara – a region indigenous to the Sahrawi people – and its entirety in 1979. Few have accepted these actions: today, 82 countries recognize Western Sahara’s independence, while only the United States recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over the land. “THE WORST OF THE WORST” While Israel hasn’t officially recognized Western Sahara as part of ...
Born in Gaza
Gaza, Palestine Affairs

Born in Gaza

BY ARUN GUPTA Image by Emad El Byed. She wasn’t born in a safe hospital. Bulldozers made them into cemeteries. She wasn’t born in a loving home. They were obliterated by a one-ton bomb in a city turned into rubble by thousands of one-ton bombs. She wasn’t even born in a manger. She was born in a ripped tent on a dirty blanket laying on hard sand where sewage leaked in. She died tonight without a name. An American bomb sucked the air out of her fragile lungs drawing their first breaths. She died a week later, her mother starving, unable to suckle her, unable to scavenge a few drops of formula. “We are fighting human animals … no electricity, no food, no water, no fuel.” A Palestinian was born tonight. He died after a month, succumbing to diarrhea, dysenter...
Sleep Now in the Fire: the Year in Climate
Climate Crisis

Sleep Now in the Fire: the Year in Climate

BY JEFFREY ST. CLAIR Fog and flood on a 60-degree December day in the Willamette Valley of western Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. January + New research published this week in the journal Science suggests that even at 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming above preindustrial levels, the Earth will lose nearly half of its 214,000 glaciers, resulting in more than 3 inches of sea level rise. Three degrees C (5.4 degrees F)of warming, the study finds, would result in a loss of over 70 percent of global glaciers and raise global sea levels by five inches. + The 1.5C warming target was always a lie: first in that meeting it would forestall devastating convulsions of the Earth’s ecosystems, second that warming could be limited to 1.5C under the timid measures of K...
ESA at 50: Celebrating the Nation’s Most Effective Environmental Law
Climate Crisis

ESA at 50: Celebrating the Nation’s Most Effective Environmental Law

BY ERIK MOLVAR Photograph Source: Sounds Wild – CC BY-SA 4.0 December 28th marks the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), widely regarded as America’s most potent and effective environmental law. The Act has saved hundreds of species from extinction, and is overwhelmingly popular with the American voters. When it originally passed in 1973, to be signed by President Nixon, it carried the Senate unanimously and won a bipartisan majority of 390 in favor to 12 against. Preventing extinction, it turns out, is a bedrock American value. The strength of the ESA is its legal requirement that decisions must be made solely based on the best available science, sidelining politics. In the absence of this law’s protection, powerful special interests – like t...
The Corporate University in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Literature, USA

The Corporate University in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

BY DAVID SCHULTZ Photo by Maximalfocus ChatGPT/AI was supposed to be the next big thing to revolutionize higher education.  But based on my students’ comments, it is less than underwhelming.  But that does not matter.  AI will be the latest tool the corporate university uses to save itself from the neo-liberal education policies it has pursued for the last  fifty years. At the beginning of 2023 ChatGPT/AI took higher education by storm.  It was heralded by the likes of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the voice of neo-liberal higher ed,  as the next big thing to change teaching and learning. Much like massive open online courses or MOOCs,  clickers,  interactive whiteboards, Channel One, and a collection of oth...
Gaza, a Ravaged Land, and People
Gaza, Palestine Affairs, West Bank

Gaza, a Ravaged Land, and People

BY CESAR CHELAL Image by Mohammed Ibrahim. The images of Gaza resulting from a blindly destructive military operation that kills thousands of innocent women and children haunts any peace-loving person of the world. The level of destruction waged by the Israeli military is greater than in any recent conflict, and has resulted in over 20,000 deaths and incalculable physical destruction. Will there be an end to this madness? One could assume that there could be a pause in fighting for reflection, after such enormous losses. But this is not to be. On December 24 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared, “We are paying a heavy price for the war, but we have no choice but to continue fighting.” And he added, “We are facing monsters,” in his Christmas message, addressed to...
Dirty Zionist Rachel Riley
Media, United Kingdom

Dirty Zionist Rachel Riley

'RACIST ZIONIST RAT' SHOAHChannel 4 told to act on 'racist' Twitter posts from Rachel Riley By Xander Elliards Rachel Riley is facing severe backlash after twice doubling-down on 'racist' Twitter posts (Image: Archive) COUNTDOWN star Rachel Riley has finally issued an apology after twice doubling-down on a “racist” Twitter post connecting the stabbings at a Sydney mall to a rise in support for Palestine. Six people – five women and a male Pakistani Muslim security guard – were killed by an Australian knife attacker in the Westfield shopping centre at Bondi Junction on Saturday. In the immediate wake of the attack, Riley linked the murders to Palestinian supporters, sparking calls for Channel 4 to step in. Riley wrote on Twitter/X: “For si...
Rumble Defies Global Censorship Trends, Takes Stand Against New Zealand’s Free Speech Crackdown
USA

Rumble Defies Global Censorship Trends, Takes Stand Against New Zealand’s Free Speech Crackdown

By Didi Rankovic | Reclaim The Net  The CEO of Rumble, a free-speech YouTube competitor, says that global censorship levels are on the rise, but that what’s particularly noticeable are censorship demands coming from Australia and New Zealand – who seem to be following in the controversial, to say the least, footsteps of France and Brazil. On the one hand, this is surprising, given these countries’ formal democratic provenance. On the other hand, their actions over the last years, including site blocking at ISP level, constant demands for more stringent regulation to facilitate social media content removal, and even the draconian Covid – and post-Covid era measures, tell a different story. Chris Pavlovski told Mat Kim that the FreeNZMedia channel has now become a ...