Sunday, 6 June 2010

News For June 06, 2010

Israeli Forces Seize Gaza Aid Ship Rachel Corrie

By al Jazeera

Israeli soldiers have boarded an aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip and forced it to head to the Israeli port of Ashdod instead. Continue

Are You Brave Enough To Witness Life In Gaza?

Must Watch Documentary

Surrounded by the remnants of the demolished Gaza Strip and increasingly isolated by the blockade that prevents anyone from rebuilding their homes and their lives, Children of Gaza is a shocking, touching and uniquely intimate reflection on extraordinary courage in the face of great adversity.
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Becoming Gods
 
Ethnically Cleansing Palestinians

 By Chris Hedges.
 

 Excerpts from a speech by Chris Hedges.
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The Tacitus Principle:
How Israel and its Apologists Defend the Indefensible

By √Člise Hendrick

How to Lie With Sources: Terrorist Charities and Bogus “Intelligence Reports” Continue

The Truth Behind the Israeli Propaganda

By Robert Fisk

The amazing thing in all this is that so many Western journalists – and I'm including the BBC's pusillanimous coverage of the Gaza aid ships – are writing like Israeli journalists, while many Israeli journalists are writing about the killings with the courage that Western journalists should demonstrate. Continue

The Hijacking of the Truth: Film Evidence 'Destroyed'

By Catrina Stewart

Soldiers fired down on the protesters from the helicopters before an Israeli soldier had even set foot on the ship. A man next to him was shot through the top of his head, dying instantly. Continue

The Audacity of Israel

By Cindy Sheehan

We here in the U.S. need to demand that our tax dollars stop going to help Israel violently occupy Palestine and help Israel be a major destabilization force in the region, but we also need to look at our own complicity. Continue

With U.S. Aid, Warlord Builds Afghan Empire

By DEXTER FILKINS

The most powerful man in this arid stretch of southern Afghanistan is not the provincial governor - It is Matiullah Khan, the head of a private army that earns millions of dollars guarding NATO supply convoys and fights Taliban insurgents alongside American Special Forces. Continue

We Don’t Feel Free.

An Afghan Women Writes To The President

By Shogofa

We don’t feel comfortable in our own country. It is like we are strangers in our own home. Continue

Pakistan: Rival groups clash in Khyber agency; 50 killed: Ten people were killed on Saturday when clashes began and another 40 died on Sunday.
Five NATO soldiers, four police killed in Afghanistan: Five NATO soldiers were killed Sunday in war-torn Afghanistan, the alliance said in a statement, in a day of violence which left another six dead and 26 wounded.
Twin roadside bombs kill 6, wound 11 in Afghanistan: Taliban-linked attacks in the restive southern region and peaceful north claimed the lives of six persons and injured nearly a dozen others on a single day on Sunday.
Afghan interior minister, spy chief quit in wake of attacks: Afghanistan's Interior Minister and its intelligence chief have resigned over their failure to prevent Taliban attacks on last week's peace assembly in Kabul, the presidential palace announced Sunday.
With U.S. Aid, Warlord Builds Afghan Empire: The most powerful man in this arid stretch of southern Afghanistan is not the provincial governor - It is Matiullah Khan, the head of a private army that earns millions of dollars guarding NATO supply convoys and fights Taliban insurgents alongside American Special Forces
Russia Says Afghan Drug Trade Threatens World Peace: In Russia, Ivanov has said that opium consumption is having a destabilizing effect and that 30,000 addicts die each year from narcotics like heroin.
Six killed in Baghdad blasts, including policemen: Iraqi security officials say an explosives-packed car driven by a suicide bomber has killed at least six people and wounded 15 outside a western Baghdad police station.
Iran Guards 'ready to escort aid boats to Gaza': "The Revolutionary Guards' naval forces are fully prepared to escort freedom and peace flotillas carrying humanitarian aid from all over the world to the oppressed people of Gaza," Ali Shirazi, Khamenei's naval representative, told the Mehr news agency.
Israel rejects UN proposal for joint Gaza flotilla probe with U.S. and Turkey : Israel rejected on Sunday a proposal by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for an international investigation into its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship and said it had the right to launch its own inquiry.
Israel Navy reserves officers: Allow external Gaza flotilla probe: Officers denounce operation as 'military and diplomatic failure', slam government for placing blame on the activists.
The Flotilla Raid Was Not “Bungled.” The IDF Detailed Its Violent Strategy In Advance: The Israeli military broadcast its plan for violence, inciting the Israeli public and the soldiers of Unit 13 with fevered visions of a kill-or-be-killed encounter with a group of Arab “terrorists.”
Turkish paper releases 'censored' photos of beaten Israeli commandos: The photos published by Hurriyet on Sunday, under the headline "tears of a commando", Israeli soldiers are seen beaten and bleeding, being carried below deck by Turkish activists.

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