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Emergency Protest Against Israeli Terror:
Event Date: Wednesday, 7/26/2006 6:30 PM
Painted fence at the main lawn in the midde of
Carnegie Mellon University, Oakland.
Sponsored by members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee,
the Pittsburgh Organizing Group, and Pittsburgh Anti-Racist Action.
For more information see pgh-psc.org.
Israel is visiting collective punishment on the lebanese; the chief of their air force said yesterday in the jerusalem post that he ordered destruction of ten apartment buildings for each rocket into Haifa. link.
Despite the portrayal of Israel's attack being in response to the kidnapping of two soldiers, this attack has been planned for years. link.
Israel's brutal attack on civilian infracture and housing is terrorism, by any definition.
Israel has used white phosphorus. link.
Israel has used cluster bombs. link
Condi's statement that calling for a ceasefire would be wrong because it does not lead to a long term "solution" is obscene. (It's like watching a man bleed to death and not doing anything because he might have some internal injury you don't know about.) But no matter. It's just a platitude to allow Israel to carry out its plan.
By sending a new shipment of weapons right now, the US can squarely be blamed for the consequence of what Israel does. The Cheney administration is obviously supporting, encouraging, and ignoring these acts of terrorism (which doesn't excuse what Hezbollah is doing in any way.)
Israel does not "have the right" to do what it's doing in the name of "defending itself", any more than it "has the right" to drop a nuclear weapon on Beirut.
In the long run this is going to backfire.
From the Independent: The Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, meets Tony Blair in London today as violence in Iraq reaches a new crescendo and senior Iraqi officials say the break up of the country is inevitable. "Iraq as a political project is finished," a senior government official was quoted as saying, adding: "The parties have moved to plan B." link
Negroponte has suppressed use of the word "civil war" in National Intelligence Estimates because "the President doesn't want to hear that there is a civil war in iraq", it would burst his bubble. link
The ABA has issued a scathing critique of Bush's use of signing statements.
Anyone who doubts we are living under an early American form of fascism need only read this little excerpt and ponder how far we have moved from the quaint notion - the way the Geneva Conventions are quaint - that the US is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people: ... link
This new movie documents the story of the development and demise of the electric car. link
GM recalled all of their EV1 electric cars, and shredded them. There is no other explanation for this other than that they simply want to to erase all memory that they ever existed. They were too good. They didn't wear out, they don't use fossil fuels, and they don't polute.
We'll cover this story in detail in a later program.