Watchers of the Sky Falls in a Pit

By: Sunday November 16, 2014 8:40 am

Watchers of the Sky is beloved by the U.S. corporate media because it opposes genocide, not war. I’m not aware of any opponents of war who don’t also oppose genocide. In fact, many oppose the two as a single evil without the stark distinction between them. But the anti-genocide academic nonprofit industrial complex has become dominated by leading advocates for war.

 

Late Night: Exhuming McCarthy

By: Thursday August 7, 2014 8:00 pm

College activism brought down Apartheid in South Africa, and it will, eventually, bring down Apartheid in Israel, too.  The Israel Lobby recognizes this, and that’s why Salaita had to go.

Times of Israel Publishes Op-Eds Calling for Genocide of Palestinians

By: Monday August 4, 2014 1:32 pm

In what will hopefully be the zenith of neofascism in Israel, the Times of Israel published an op-ed titled “When Genocide is Permissible.” The post, written by Yochanan Gordon, called for ethnically cleansing the Palestinian population ending with the question “If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?”

The ‘Incremental’ Genocide in Gaza

By: Saturday August 2, 2014 7:59 am

When a prominent Israeli pens an OpEd entitled: When Genocide is Permissable, let’s take a gander at the actual Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide…

Not good enough…but an unexpected start

By: Friday April 25, 2014 1:30 am

One of the truly under-reported human rights tragedies of the 20th Century was the Armenian Genocide undertaken by the then Ottoman Empire (soon to be Turkey) under the rule of the “Young Turks”. In a great swatch of ethnic cleansing that served as a model/inspiration for the Nazis a generation later, thousands of Armenians were butchered and then the remainder were forced into the desolate interior of Anatolia where a great many perished via starvation, disease, or violence.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ben Freeman, The Foreign Policy Auction: Foreign Lobbying in America

By: Sunday December 2, 2012 1:59 pm

In The Foreign Policy Auction: Foreign Lobbying in America, Freeman unpacks the ways in which governments from around the world attempt to use finance capital to ensure that the sausage factory on Capitol Hill churns out American foreign policy in their favor. The book is unrelentingly thorough, engaging, and sober. “There is no arch-villain here,” Freeman warns at the start, “no dark lord, no one to unmask at the end of the show. There are only politicians seeking reelection, lobbyists seeking more revenue, and foreign governments competing for influence over the most influential government the world has ever known.”

Saturday Art: The Right of Return, by Doc Jazz

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 12:45 pm

The music of Tariq Shadid, a Palestinian surgeon, who goes by the nom de web of Doc Jazz, is quite varied. A self-taught musician, his unique take on aspects of the Palestinian diaspora is gaining traction on the web, and in the Low Countries. Although recently primarily based in the Netherlands, Doc Jazz has worked in the Gulf States, and was in the USA this fall, performing benefits. Here is what Doc Jazz wrote about a benefit in Anaheim on October 18, 2012, for the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.

Sunday Late Night: No More Fabulousness

By: Sunday August 5, 2012 8:01 pm

No more art, no more music, no more fashion, no more fabulousness, no more brunch, no more Cosmos, no more gorgeous Olympic divers: why? Because no more gay babies.

Dumb And Dumbest

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 6:01 pm

So, apparently Not-Joe The Not-Plumber is running for Congress, and based on this campaign video he appears to believe that: 1) Obama and the Democrats are on the verge of implementing draconian gun control. 2) Gun control is a precursor to genocide. 3) If not for gun control, Jews and Armenians would have been armed [...]

The Problem with Drones for Human Rights

By: Tuesday February 7, 2012 11:20 am

Humanitarians are taking an interest in how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones could be used to protect human rights in countries all over the world. In particular, those who believe in preventing massacres or genocide are suggesting surveillance drones be considered as a tool that organizations could deploy to save lives. But there are numerous practical and ethical problems with going down this road.

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