Day: November 16, 2012

Pro-Israeli Media Coverage

By Stephen Lendman ___________________ Gaza rockets respond defensively to provocative Israeli bombing and shelling. Blame the victim articles and commentaries follow.  It’s standard Western media practice. Haaretz knows better.  More below on woeful coverage. Since Saturday, Israeli air strikes killed at least seven Palestinians, injured dozens more, and damaged or destroyed civilian property. Israel committed war crimes. Media reports ignoredContinue reading

Life, Death and Deficits

OP-ED COLUMNIST Life, Death and Deficits By PAUL KRUGMAN SUGGESTED BY GLORIA STEVENSON America’s political landscape is infested with many zombie ideas — beliefs about policy that have been repeatedly refuted with evidence and analysis but refuse to die. The most prominent zombie is the insistence that low taxes on rich people are the key to prosperity. But there areContinue reading

Ahmed al-Jabari (1960 – 2012)

by Stephen Lendman On November 15, thousands in Gaza City residents mourned al-Jabari ‘s assassination. Israel murdered him the previous day in cold blood.  Score another victory for occupation harshness. Add one to the column of Israeli crimes against humanity. Volumes are needed to list them. Israel lives by the sword of injustice. One day perhaps it will perish forContinue reading

President Cat Food Gets a Second Term

Apparatchiks in a Class War by ROB URIE In coming weeks the recently re-elected Barack Obama will propose trimming the vestiges of the New Deal—Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, in the decades long effort of bi-partisan Washington to consolidate total control of Western economies in the hands of a corporate plutocracy. The technocratic rationale Mr. Obama will offer is ‘demographics,’Continue reading

US Occupy movement has lost momentum: Shamus Cooke explains why

Meanwhile, Occupy Movements in Europe and elsewhere surge ahead. Why the difference? FROM OUR ARCHIVES “A healthy debate has finally gripped the Occupy Movement: there is now a discussion over strategy. Most Occupiers have learned that raw enthusiasm alone cannot bring victory to a social movement; ideas matter too. Action divorced from strategy equals wasted energy, divisiveness, diversions and unnecessaryContinue reading