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One Word Would Change the World

drone“How long a time lies in one little word!”- Shakespeare, Richard II

How like King Richard stands the fate of President Obama, who now, with each thought, passes another minute toward his inevitable end in power. Like the King as the play begins, the President confronted a royal dispute that threatened his empire, a dispute between a vassal state and its powerful minions and justice as determined by his position as head of state.

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Common Sense Likely to Silence the Drums of War

kerry-lavrovEmpire-hawks have had the upper hand in American politics for several decades and, given the shifting economic power taking place in the world, they are now seemingly suicidal, ready to lead us into nuclear holocaust. Just like Jim Jones did with his followers 36 years ago in Jonestown. This time, however, the kool-aid is being dispensed by the US mainstream media laced with a different poison: raw propaganda against the Russian Federation and its malefic leader, Vladimir Putin.

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Israel and the Erosion of International Humanitarian Law

Erosion of International Humanitarian LawThe Precarious Status of International Humanitarian Law

By the end of the 19th century it was recognized by those concerned with human rights that the nation-state was a destructive anachronism. It was an entity that seemed addicted to periodic spasms of mass violence, particularly in the form of war carried on with little or no regard for non-combatants or other restraining factors. As a consequence, efforts began to create instruments of international law - treaties, conventions and other agreements - to modify state behavior in such areas as the treatment of prisoners and the victimization of civilian populations.

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A Nail in Zionism’s Coffin

GazaThe 72-hour ceasefire was supposed to get under way on 8/1/14 starting at 8 a.m. local time—but no sooner had it begun than it appeared to collapse. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, more than 30 Palestinians were killed, and dozens more injured, in an Israeli attack near the southern town of Rafah.

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Deconstructing the Zionist View of Gaza’s Horror

David HarrisDavid Harris and the American Jewish Congress

For reasons unknown I have ended up on the list-serve of the American Jewish Congress. This means I receive messages sent out by its executive director, David Harris. Sometimes I even read them. 

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