Netanyahu: Israel’s Pinochet

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by Stephen Lendman Chileans old enough to remember won't ever forget September 11, 1973. A "Caravan of Death" followed Pinochet's power grab. It included mass arrests, disappearances, torture and murder. All suspected regime opponents were targeted. Victims were buried in unmarked graves. Some were mutilated before being executed. Death squads killed … [Read more...]

Gaza Returns to Donkey Days

Palestinian child on donkey cart next to garbage container in Gaza City. Credit: Mohammed Omer/IPS

By Mohammed Omer The garbage trucks of Gaza city are at a standstill due to an ongoing fuel shortage affecting all aspects of daily life, including garbage collection, sewage and waste disposal and other vital services. But the local donkeys are here to help. Abu Hesham on his donkey cart won’t be able to clear all the streets of garbage. In Gaza’s Barcelona … [Read more...]

Chris Hedges: Egypt’s New Pharaoh And The Useful Idiots

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When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 14 years in exile on Feb. 1, 1979, he set out to destroy the secular opposition forces, including the Communist Party of Iran, which had been instrumental in bringing down the shah. Khomeini’s declaration of an Islamic government, supported by referendum, saw him rewrite the constitution, close opposition newspapers and … [Read more...]