I hope you are following the presentations at the International Court of Justice [ICJ] on South Africa's request for immediate action on the genocide case. Not only is this a vitally-important case, but the depth of South Africa's presentation was impressive — including Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh, the counsel from Ireland who's on their team. Israel's 'he hit me first' response, not … [Read more...] about ICJ hearings!
What led to Hamas's 'unprovoked' attack on Oct. 7? Can we make sense of this without looking at history? It’s sometimes difficult to penetrate the lies and propaganda — especially if you rely on major media sources — so please bear with me. Part of the problem is that US corporate media reporting is heavily biased in favor of Israel (and most of Europe isn't doing much … [Read more...] about What’s really happening in Gaza?
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! spoke with 87-year-old Holocaust survivor Marione Ingram, who has been protesting outside the White House calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Ingram says experiencing anti-Jewish hate, losing family members to the Nazi killing machine and surviving the Allied bombing of Hamburg as a child all inspire her to speak out for peace. “What Israel is doing … [Read more...] about Holocaust Survivor Calls for Peace Beyond a Ceasefire, Condemns Israeli Assault
[updated 10 Nov 2023] And here's some video reporting that you are not likely to see on the mainstream media: … [Read more...] about Posts related to the genocide in Gaza and silencing dissent
There's not much I can add about the what's happening in Gaza, except to provide links to two news stories that are very much on point. Biden’s Backing of Israeli War Crimes Carries on a Sordid US Tradition — President Biden is a strong backer of the genocide and war crimes, transferring even more weaponry and munitions to Israel to assist. From a historical perspective, … [Read more...] about Biden Backs War Crimes & Genocide
I've heard people ask how the German people could have allowed the Nazi genocide and the Holocaust to happen. Now we have the continuing attack on Gaza. Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Herzog, have stated publicly that the goal is to eliminate the people of Gaza, making this a textbook case of genocide in action. Israeli forces are … [Read more...] about How can people go along with genocide?
We can't cover all that's happening in Gaza, but we'll try to fill in some of the gaps created by poor coverage in the mainstream media. It's hard to fathom how the Israelis can be so dismissive of the Palestinian people, especially after what the Jews suffered in the Holocaust. Instead of living up to the great lesson of the holocaust — 'Never Again' — they have chosen to … [Read more...] about Gaza update
Many governments and the mainstream media give a very incomplete and one-sided picture of the causes and conduct of the war in Gaza and Israel. It's often said that 'The first casualty of war is truth' (and the rest are mostly civilians!) For this who would like a more complete picture, here are some highly-regarded sources that I found useful: … [Read more...] about Gaza & Israel — A More Complete Picture
Because the corporate media and our elected officials refuse to tell the truth about what's happening in Palestine, here are a few articles that reveal the ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and apartheid of Israel. NOTE: It's important not to conflate Israel or zionism with Judaism or the Jewish people, who have a long history of advocating for universal human rights. In this … [Read more...] about Israel & Palestine today
Christopher Helali interviews Peace Activist Martha Hennessy Martha Hennessey is a longtime anti-war activist and the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. She is 62, a retired occupational therapist, and grandmother of eight. She has been arrested and imprisoned protesting nuclear power, war, the use of drones, the torture of … [Read more...] about ‘The Only Logic of Trident is Omnicide’