RIGHT TO RESIST OPPRESSION

Palestine

By Paul Balles In August 2004, Richard Hugus, critic of progressive injustice, wrote an article on the “Lies of the Israeli Peace Movement”. What Hugus wrote almost ten years ago has as much forgotten or neglected relevance today. In an announcement for a meeting, the public was invited to hear from “bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families supporting peace, … [Read more...]

WHO ARE THE TERRORISTS?

Israel terrorists

By Paul Balles When Helen Thomas told a Rabbi that the Jews should go back to where they came from, he asked where that would be. Her response was as honest and appropriate as it was direct: "Poland, Germany, America..." For that she lost her job as the best White House reporter America has had. Her response was also deserved, for the land theft from the Palestinians … [Read more...]

THE OLIVE TREE

Olive Grove

The still slow life is mine, my days are years. Tied to the soil, I reach towards the sky, as men rush by, so driven by their fears, and with their fears intact pass on and die. From Plato's Olive Tree Unknown author This is the olive picking season. Like other harvests, it should be a season of joy. However, the land-grabbing occupiers of Palestine have imbued … [Read more...]

Prove What You Don’t Have

No WMD

Prove that you don't have what I believe you have! That was an exact demand made on Saddam Hussein. He scoffed. That brought "shock and awe", and Saddam was hanged on the mother of all ropes. Prove that you don't have weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). The neocons sold the logic of that empty demand and the American public bought it. Prove that you don't have … [Read more...]

Hypocrisy of the paranoid

hypocrites

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. --Andre Gide Hypocritical behaviour: * Carry fire in one hand and water in the other. To be duplicitous, to engage in double-dealing; to be two-faced, to speak with forked tongue. * The expression comes from Plautus; it continues “to bear a stone in one hand, a piece … [Read more...]