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Όχι, No!

Despite all the threats and propaganda, last night the people of Greece won! And opened some new doors for the rest of us. New post over at http://michaelriordon.com/blog/.

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The view from where I live: a new blog/website

Maybe you’ve noticed, it’s been quiet around here for awhile. Or maybe it’s been so quiet, you didn’t notice. The reason: Recently I launched a new website and blog. It’s here: http://michaelriordon.com/. With creative help from Jess Posgate, finally it … Continue reading

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Freedom Theatre under attack – again

In the early hours of March 19, Israeli soldiers took Mustafa Sheta from his home.  Sheta’s arrest came a few days before the Freedom Theatre’s annual General Assembly in Jenin. This is the latest in a long series of assaults … Continue reading

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Israel: the morning after

Two Jewish responses to yesterday’s elections in Israel.  Both are published on Mondoweiss, March 18, 2015. Netanyahu won.  Now what?  Avigail Abarbanel. Who can save Israel now?  Philip Weiss. Avigail Abarbanel: “The message to those of us who support the … Continue reading

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“Israel has always been crazy”

Cutting through the white noise of relentless propaganda, impressive plain-speaking from Jewish psychotherapist Avigail Abarbanel, born and raised in Israel, now living in Scotland.  It’s her response to Phil Weiss’s editorial [Psst! Is Israel Going Crazy? in which Weiss details … Continue reading

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“Genocide begins with the silence of the world.”

On August 1, The New York Times and other mainstream papers in the US and the UK published a full-page ad written by famous Holocaust survivor and campaigner Elie Wiesel. Part of a vast international propaganda offensive to justify Israel’s … Continue reading

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Desmond Tutu to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves!

Gaza rally, London, July 2014  Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, August 14, 2014: “If you add together all the people who gathered over the past weekend to demand justice in Israel and Palestine – in Cape … Continue reading

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Inside the Gaza ‘meat grinder’

Dr Ghassan Abu Sitta:  “All the areas around the hospital were being bombed all the time. We then got a call to the emergency room and we were told that the administration and the out patients building had been hit … Continue reading

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Gaza: Why do Israel and the U.S. insist on war?

Gaza City, July 27, 2014.  Photo: Oxfam International. “For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. had repeated opportunities to opt for a diplomatic solution in Gaza.  Each time, they have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families … Continue reading

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Witness

As the Israeli attack on Gaza and the suffocating military occupation of  the West Bank grind on, and resistance continues on both sides of the apartheid wall, Canadian publisher Between the Lines is featuring Witness, a chapter from Our Way … Continue reading

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Silence for Gaza

Shujaiyya, Gaza, August 1, 2014. Photo: Mohammed Saber. Silence for Gaza, a poem by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, 1941 – 2008 Gaza is far from its relatives and close to its enemies, because whenever Gaza explodes, it becomes an island … Continue reading

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Gaza: what next?

According to mainstream media, the terms of a ‘cease-fire’ are currently in negotiation between the elected government of Gaza and the elected government of Israel. In a tweet posted August 5, a spokesman for the Israeli military wrote: “Mission accomplished.” … Continue reading

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“Crimes against humanity”

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is notoriously fearful of scolding Israel, even as it commits overt war crimes.  But he was sufficiently shocked by Israel’s August 3 bombing of a UN-run school in Gaza (the 6th attack by Israel on … Continue reading

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STOP IT!

“In my opinion, the resistance is just a temporary phenomenon to achieve particular goals: to end the blockade and allow Palestinians to live in freedom and dignity in a state of their own.” – Nour Omar Shaban, 16 years old, … Continue reading

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A pledge…

“…to the family of the one thousandth victim of Israel’s genocidal slaughter in Gaza…” Ilan Pappe, Israeli author, professor of history, director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, England. On Day 20 of the … Continue reading

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War crimes

Day 19 of the Israeli attack on Gaza. The toll until now: 928 Palestinians killed, 764 of them civilians, including 215 children and 118 women 4,663 Palestinians wounded, mostly civilians, including 1,358 children and 932 women 561 houses destroyed and … Continue reading

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How did all this happen?

In 1907 British civil servants prepared a report on the Middle East for the Prime Minister, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. As the United States does now, the British imperial regime treated the rest of the world as its private estate. A … Continue reading

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Stop arming Israel

TAKE ACTION NOW. Israeli attack jet. Israel has once again unleashed the full force of its military against the captive Palestinian population, particularly in the besieged Gaza Strip, in an inhumane and illegal act of military aggression. Israel’s ability to … Continue reading

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“Please, do what you can.”

A letter from Mads Gilbert, Norwegian emergency room doctor, at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza, July 19, 2014. Via Mondoweiss. Gaza City neighborhood of Shuja’iyeh, after July 19 Israeli air and ground assault. Dearest friends, The last night was extreme. … Continue reading

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UPDATE – From inside Gaza

In case you joined this blog in the past few days, and have not received notice of the previous post (From inside Gaza…), here’s an update: July 17, Day 10 of the Israeli military assault continues against Gaza, the world’s … Continue reading

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