MENA Mashup

By: Friday January 31, 2014 5:20 pm

So, with 60% of Americans on board, for a Deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program -even if it might not work.

Podcast: After Chemical Spill, Mother in West Virginia Describes Life in ‘Human Sacrifice Zone’

By: Sunday January 19, 2014 8:35 am

Residents in the city of Charleston in West Virginia have been told at least twice by officials that it was now safe to drink water that had been polluted by Freedom Industries by a chemical known as 4-methylcyclohexane methanol. The chemical, used to clean and process coal, spilled out into the Elk River on January 9.

However, few residents believe officials when they say it is safe to drink the water again.

MENA Mashup: Al Qaeda, Egypt, False Flags, and Hasbara

By: Friday January 17, 2014 5:20 pm

It’s always refreshing to see a MSM outlet shine some sort of light on our perfidy.

Thank You, Ariel Sharon

By: Sunday January 12, 2014 4:38 pm

Thanks for turning me from a Zionist into a post-Zionist.

It was late November, 1982. I had been at sea on one tug boat or another since early July. As we pulled into Puget Sound, headed toward Elliot Bay, towing our barge and its stacked and lashed down cargo of auxiliary C-130 fuel tanks, which we were bringing south from the air force base on Shemya Island, I called my closest friend in Seattle on the radiotelephone. He agreed to pick me up in a few hours at the Crowley dock on Harbor Island. I was more than ready for my first beer in three months.

Saturday Art: Will 2014 Be the Watershed Year for Cultural Boycotts of Israel?

By: Saturday January 4, 2014 3:00 pm

On December 27th, Gaza’s University Teachers’ Association and the Gaza Palestinian Students for the Academic Boycott of Israel wrote to young Norwegian songwriter, Moddi, asking him to cancel his upcoming 2014 concert, in Tel Aviv on February 1st. Friday the young and rapidly upcoming artist responded, in a Facebook post that links to an article Jello Biafra wrote after he had cancelled an Israeli show, with his band, the Guantanamo School of Medicine, back in 2011.

MENA Mashup: Egypt, Israel, and Turkey

By: Sunday December 29, 2013 5:20 pm

Seriously, as Bibi just became the longest serving PM, there never was a ‘Peace Plan’.

‘#NotYourNarrative’: Journalist Rania Khalek on Lack of Arab or Muslim Voices in US Media

By: Sunday December 22, 2013 8:34 am

On Wednesday, journalists Rania Khalek and Roqayah Chamseddine, started a hashtag—”#NotYourNarrative”—to call attention to the absence of Arab or Muslim voices in US media, particularly in reports that have to do with Palestinian or Arab issues.

The hashtag was successful. A number of journalists from around the world used the hashtag to vent about the domination of white privileged voices in media.

The criticisms were not limited to corporate or establishment media but also included progressive media. And Khalek wrote an article titled, “Does The Nation have a problem with Palestinians?” It was published by Electronic Intifada.

Former Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Seeks to Have U.S. Criminalize Support for BDS Against Israel

By: Thursday December 19, 2013 7:00 pm

More and more American and foreign academic organizations are looking closely at passing resolutions in support of Boycotting, Divesting from and Sanctioning (BDS) Israeli educational organizations and institutions, for their involvement in the illegal occupation of the West Bank, and for those institutions’ lack of concern for educational infrastructure in the Occupied Territories and in Gaza. This past week, two important American academic organizations have passed motions supporting Global BDS of Israel, and advocating the end of relations with Israeli academic institutions and organizations. Back in April, the Association for Asian American Studies voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

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