Sign Petition for Palestine Right of Return

On January 5, Ali Abunimah’s Electronic Intifada reposted a January 1, 2013 petition launched by Jews for the Palestinian Right of Return. The text accompanying the petition is profoundly moving. It also makes the following important points: 1. As a result of systematic ethnic cleansing, seventy percent of Palestinians live in exile, the world’s largest […]

History repeats itself - the first time as farce, the second time as tragedy — what about the third, fourth, fifth time?: Immigration

Some things never change; one of them is the divide and conquer strategy; the favorite tactic of the capitalist ruling class.  So much could be written that has and although the figures cited below are now much, much worse — with prison populations of over 2.2 million and unemployment and racism ravaging communities in ways unbeknownst […]

Naive, Brainwashed Humanity !!

Generation after generation, whilst the rich men who own and run the world continue to make money and gain power, populations from all corners of the world continue to endure, accept even, hundreds of tragic armed conflicts, small and large, only because they have been brainwashed to accept what they are told by politicians and the corporate Press. Humankind […]

Haiti - The Empire Strikes Again

By Guest Blogger Terry Morrone The good old USA has added another country to its empire. It was an earth quake assisted takeover. The major media as usual have the story all wrong. While a few stories in the major media covered the ineffectiveness of US aid, most focused instead on the poor, miserable and […]

EMPIRE, POWER, AND PROPAGANDA LECTURE SERIES

STARTS FEBRUARY 18, 2010 FOCUS ON PALESTINE/GAZA PANEL: CYNTHIA McKINNEY, “The People’s Secretary of State”, former Congresswoman BARBARA LUBIN and ZIAD ABBAS, Middle East Children’s Alliance NUHA MASRI, UC Berkeley student activist NORA BARROWS-FRIEDMAN, award-winning Flashpoints producer February 18, 7:00 PM, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists,1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley Sliding scale $5-$20 at the […]

Tohono O’odham Nation: How Many Wars?

The Tohono O’odham Nation, which is located in Arizona on the Mexican border seems to be having a problem with drugs, immigrants, and federal agents. Which is worse is hard to determine. As with most wars — in this case, the War on Drugs — everyone is right. After all, everything is fair in love […]

Yemen, North Africa and the Spread of Islamic Fundamentalism

General Stanley McChrystal, the top US commander in Afghanistan recently commented that “We’ve been at this for about seven months now and I believe we’ve made progress.” In fact, it is entirely possible that a further build-up of US troops in Afghanistan could militarily defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda, or at least keep them […]