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The self-immolation of a 26-year-old Tunisian fruit vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, in December 2010, was the spark that set off the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Do events there since prove or disprove those who see the Arab Spring as an important turning point in the Middle East? In an irony of imperialism witnessed throughout the region, […]

Israel’s Campaign to Send Gaza Back to the Stone Age The power station, the port, government buildings, and private homes have all fallen prey to Operation Protective Edge. Nine of the 10 people killed in the attack were children and many more were wounded.The power station, the port, government buildings, and private homes have all fallen prey to Operation Protective Edge. GAZA CITY — Israel’s assault on Gaza has hit a new level of intensity as its navy, artillery, drones and F16s rain fire on residents across the besieged strip. As the dust cleared this morning after a night of bombardment that felt as if it would never end, Gaza’s main power plant was out of commission and the already brittle civilian infrastructure lay in shards. The Gaza City port had been bombed and the finance ministry was flattened. Tens of thousands more people had fled their homes as Israeli flares lit up the night sky, and shells and rockets pounded residences, businesses and government buildings. By Tuesday afternoon over 100 more Gazans had been added to the list of more than 1,000 who had died earlier in what Israel calls Operation Protective Edge.

  We’re operating in a topsy-turvy Sherwood Forest where you’ve got the government and its merry band of corporate thieves stealing from the poor to fatten the wallets of the rich.. “What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.” —Author Tom […]

  “Democracy marches on”   ukraine-coalition-government-collapses-as   The Ukraine government has collapsed and new elections will be called. The collapse came when parliamentarians read the IMF terms sheet that required them, inter alia, to give their sole remaining asset, the gas pipeline complex, to Goldman Sachs. The Ukraine military has collapsed. The 2/3 of the […]

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