Monthly Archives: April 2012

Do Israel and Palestine exist?

Zionists often say that the Palestinians deny the right of Israel to exist. In fact, there is no such right. The Soviet Union has ceased to exist, so has Yugoslavia. Italy has existed as a unified state only since 1862. … Continue reading

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Drones, drones everywhere

Juan Cole on his blog Informed Comment¬†writes: The American deployment of its thousands of drones or unmanned aircraft is one dimension of the breakdown of the rule of law. The US sends the spy craft over other countries without permission … Continue reading

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Quick scan #9

Gareth Porter gives useful background about the opposition to nuclear weapons by the religious authorities in Iran. Uri Avnery writes about the brutality of the Israeli occupation in the West Bank. The Palestinian leader Dr. Mustafa Barghouti emphasises the importance … Continue reading

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Quick scan #8

On TomDispatch, Tom Engelhardt writes about the USA’s covert military activities against Iran, prefacing an article by Juan Cole warning that Washington’s policy of blockading Iran could lead to a global disaster. Also, an article by Michael Klare explains why … Continue reading

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Quick Scan #7

The US is demanding that Iran close down its new uranium enrichment facility at Fordow (near Qom), and that it surrenders all uranium enriched to 20% purity. In the New Statesman, Richard Holloway reviews Roger Scruton’s Gifford Lectures: The Face … Continue reading

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Quick Scan #6

Libya is in a mess (especially for women). Paul Rogers is still worrying about the consequences of an attack on Iran by Israel. In a protest against the ongoing ‘War on Terror’ Afghanistan and Iraq veterans are planning to ceremoniously … Continue reading

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Quick Scan #5

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that Israel’s plan to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities has been put on hold until next year. The newspaper also says that the Civil Administration in the occupied West Bank has secretly allocated 10% of its … Continue reading

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