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Galloway: BBC Bias Israel/Palestine Conflict

Posted by shuraka on October 18, 2007

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Two Knights and a Dragon

Posted by shuraka on October 6, 2007

By Gush Shalom

There are books that change people’s consciousness and change history. Some tell a story, like Harriet Beech Stowe’s 1851 “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, which gave a huge impetus to the campaign for the abolition of slavery. Others take the form of a political treatise, like Theodor Herzl’s “Der Judenstaat”, which gave birth to the Zionist movement. Or they can be scientific in nature, like Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species”, which changed the way humanity sees itself. And perhaps political satire, too, can shake the world, like “1984” by George Orwell. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ha’aretz: Democracy is more than going to the polls

Posted by shuraka on October 2, 2007

 By: Amira Hass

“The protest wave has calmed down,” some Israeli journalists said Friday of the Burmese military junta’s success in driving thousands of demonstrators off the streets, using excessive violence.

Despite the natural sympathy for the uprisers, several editors chose the word “calm,” which embodies the rulers’ point of view: The norm is “calm,” even if it means constant government violence. The mass protest against the oppression is a disruption of order and calm. Read the rest of this entry »

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