New York politicians are threatening to cut funding to Brooklyn College if the school hosts a forum Thursday night about the BDS movement. The council members’ threat is just one of several efforts by local lawmakers, from Congress on down, to pressure Brooklyn College to remove its sponsorship or even cancel the event. The school is vowing to proceed with the event.
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The excuse used to justify Obama’s failure to close GITMO is incomplete and misleading. Obama’s plan was never to close Gitmo as much as it was to re-locate it to Illinois: to what the ACLU dubbed “Gitmo North”.
The institutionalization of tyranny is the achievement of the Bush/Obama regimes of the 21st century. This, and not the Great Society, is the decisive break from the American tradition. The Bush Republicans demolished almost all of the constitutional protections of liberty erected by the Founding Fathers. The Obama Democrats codified Bush’s dismantling of the Constitution and removed the protection afforded to citizens from being murdered by the government without due process.
If one argues for the universality of values such as the freedom of speech and expression, then why not apply this on issues such as “The Holocaust”?
They invaded and occupied our lands, they massacred millions of our people, they enslaved us, they stole the resources for their benefit, they imposed tyrannical puppet rulers upon us, they said they came to civilize us, save our souls by converting us to Christianity. And now they are on another crusade—a crusade to denigrate, demonize, and slander our faith and our most beloved and merciful of Prophets—Muhammad.
My challenge to the president is this. “When you are back in the White House for a second term, will you do whatever is necessary to ensure that all Americans (Congressmen and women especially) can enjoy the right of free speech even the face of the Zionist lobby’s offensive to suppress it?”
Barack Obama is afraid of the political shadow to his right and will not move against even the most psychopathic actors, especially at election time. Our leaders will do nothing to address our own behavioral and policy shortcomings. Thus, the dangerous likelihood of more provocations igniting the deep anti-American anger in the Muslim lands will go on and on.
It is outrageous, dishonorable, and unconstitutional actions taken by Judge Starr against Prof Marc Ellis, by eliminating his courses, shutting down his department, and investigation on whether Prof Ellis’ writing against ISRAELI policies is anathema to the Jewish Christian Zionist’s standard of “thou shall not speak against Israel.”
Journalism has become “corrupted” by editors and reporters who value the prestige of being associated with important centers of power more than the uncensored practice of their craft. There is a crisis of legitimacy within the mainstream press, a rightful crisis of legitimacy.
In America, you can shout “you lie!” at President Barack Obama, no one will touch you. But disrupting a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, you are criminal and will be prosecuted in U.S. courts.
This year Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize. Poet and a literary critic, Liu was a leading voice and an influential presence during the student protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Liu’s “insistence on non-violence and democratic process are widely credited with preventing far more catastrophic bloodshed during the subsequent crackdown.
AMERICA is still embarrassed by the infamous McCarthy Hearings which ruined the lives of thousands of innocents during the Fifties. Anyone then, suspected of being linked to communism was arrested, interrogated and either imprisoned or forced to give names of others suspected of communist tendencies. And so the fear and intimidation spread like a great [...]
By Mohamed Khodr* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz “We sent thee not, O! Muhammad, save as a mercy to all the people. Say, O! Muhammad: “It has but been revealed unto me that your God is the One and Only God: will you, then, surrender yourselves unto Him?” (Qur’an: 21: 107-108) There is only one [...]
By Mya Guarnieri* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Jared Malsin, the editor of the English edition of Maan News Agency, has been detained by Israeli authorities. Malsin, a Jewish-American who lives and works in the West Bank, was picked up on Tuesday at Ben Gurion International Airport, as he and his partner returned from vacation [...]
By Latuff ‘JINSA’ article says outlets who oppose future wars should be silenced-killed if necessary-by military strike By Michael Collins Piper ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL voices of the pro-Israel lobby has published a shocking essay suggesting that, in the future, there should be “military attacks” on journalists and media outlets that oppose American military [...]
How Those Who Kill Can Enter Canada While Those Who Save Lives Are Barred By Joshua Blakeney World renowned, award winning journalist John Pilger commented on George Galloway’s autobiography: “Galloway’s work has saved countless lives, particularly in Iraq”. This is an accurate statement about the record of the five-times elected British MP who was described [...]
It seems that the days of using YouTube as #1 media to distribute documentaries, videos and presentations about the truth of Israel and Zionist and their horrific war-crimes history and terrorism profile, has come to END. Yesterday, it was announced that YouTube officially connected to the infamous ADL as partner to “Fight Against Hate.”
By Matthew Taylor Political Zionism-the quest to establish and hold a Jewish-majority state within historic Palestine-has largely been predicated on the belief that Palestinians should not have the right to live on their ancestral lands. In 1948, Israel’s founders carried this philosophy to its logical conclusion and used military force to drive more than 700,000 [...]
Leeds University Union to vote on a motion to referendum which will label anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism and silence pro-Palestinian groups on campus. For immediate release Leeds University Union agreed last week, by a vote of 12 to 11, to send a motion to referendum which will label anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism and silence pro-Palestinian groups on [...]
I didn’t think America was a place where bookstores barred people for their viewpoints, until it happened to me, right here in Washington, D.C., the city of my birth. I was scheduled to speak at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse last month about my latest book, “Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation.” My appearance [...]
SIGN THE PETITION To: Israeli and Palestinian Authorities -Palestinian journalist Khalid Amayreh, who lives in the West Bank, has been invited to attend a media conference in Germany. As required, he set about to request all of the necessary travel documents, including a visa that needs to be granted from the German representative office in [...]
Wikinews has learned that a United States Department of Justice (DOJ) IP Address has been blocked on Wikipedia after making edits to an article which were considered “vandalism”. In two separate instances, the IP address from the DOJ removed information from the Wikipedia article about the organization Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in [...]
If it is true that the power belongs to the people in America, and Congress still answers to the people, then what force prevents the people from rising up to demand that Congress answer to the people’s will? The answer to that question is that the “silent majority” is only silent because they have been [...]
A year ago I applied for the job of Occupied Territories correspondent at Ma’ariv, an Israeli newspaper. I speak Arabic and have taught in Palestinian schools and taken part in many joint Jewish-Palestinian projects. At my interview the boss asked how I could possibly be objective. I had spent too much time with Palestinians; I [...]
French official sacked for anti-Israeli diatribe PARIS (AFP) â€” A French senior civil servant has been sacked for publishing a violent anti-Israeli diatribe on a web site, the interior ministry said. Bruno Guigue, deputy prefect of the southwestern town of Saintes, wrote in an online column this month that Israel was “the only state where [...]
By Remi (via: Poetic Injustice) You ever wonder why you never see Arabs on news TV? (No, chanting â€˜God is Great!â€™ during flag burnings doesnâ€™t count) 4 million in the country Thousands teaching at universities As many at institutions And millions ready to speak from Arab cities (Yes, in English) We are occupying, not one, [...]
This is headline of the news story by those who call themselves “Free” journalists” (Edmund L. Andrews and John Kifner) who work for a “Free Press House” called “The New York Times“. According to them, George Habash is a terrorist! Wonder why? The title “George Habash, Palestinian Terrorism Tactician, Dies at 82” published on Sunday [...]
Today is a ‘Blog Silence Day‘ to protest the imprisonment of Fouad Alfarhan. Fouad Alfarhan is a Saudi blogger who uses his blog, alfarhan.org, to promote political reform and greater freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia. He was forced to stop blogging at the beginning of 2007 after being harassed by government officials, but then [...]
“You know you are doing well when Zionists and their alike are desperately trying to silence you.” Image by: Carlos Latuff This is exactly what is happening to me on Facebook for two consecutive days now. As you know, beside Sabbah’s Blog, I also run the aggregator, Palestine Blogs – The Gazette. Yesterday I received [...]
Photo by: El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe Now this is the most disgusting piece of news I’ve read today: OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. – Officials in Old Saybrook have canceled performances by a Palestinian dance troupe after getting a complaint that it is offensive to Jews and Israel. The decision involves planned performances at the town’s [...]
By Grace Halsell American Jews sympathetic to Israel dominate key positions in all areas of our government where decisions are made regarding the Middle East. This being the case, is there any hope of ever changing U.S. policy? President Bill Clinton as well as most members of Congress support Israel-and they know why. U.S. Jews [...]
It’s time of the year for Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2007. With all my reservations regarding Reporters Without Borders neutrality (having doubt after knowing that France is their financial supporter, although they are an NGO!), yet, their report was always a good indicator, if not the closest to reality – at least from my experiences [...]
Here is a new example that shows how the Israeli Lobby censors free political debate in America: [Via: Mondoweiss] At an appearance at Columbia University tonight, Stephen Walt, a Harvard professor and former dean, said that he and University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer were slated to speak Image by: Carlos Latuff at Google headquarters [...]
We commend the president of St. Thomas University in reversing his decision and inviting Bishop Desmond Tutu to speak (Israel apologists lost this round). Bishop Tutu is a Nobel Peace Laureate who suffered for his work against South African apartheid now speaks eloquently, with humility and passion, on Israeli apartheid. Thanks to many people (including [...]
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