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A Month in Palestine

By Tom Blanx This May, I travelled to the West Bank in occupied Palestine. I had a fairly good idea of the kind of things I would see when I went, but wanted to take a closer look at what I think is an unfair and asymmetrical situation. I don’t stand against Jews or Israelis....

Loss of democracy is real cost of membership in Eurozone

The Greek people have discovered that the real cost of their membership in the Eurozone is the loss of their democracy, a price they will not pay. Democracy began in Greece. They know that it is priceless. From Wikipedia: The term originates from the Greek ?????????? (d?mokratía) “rule of the people”, which was found from...

Hillary Clinton Pledges to Defend Israeli Apartheid & Fight BDS Movement in Letter to Mega-Donor

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent a letter to media mogul Haim Saban, a mega-donor, assuring him that she would make countering the global Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel a priority. She invoked a recent terrorist attack against Jews in Paris to condemn BDS and specifically sought Saban’s advice on how to...

The Roundup for July 5-6th, 2015

Special Message Hello folks, thought of doing something a little different in terms of the song by using a favorite from a live album I have. As a side note, the Roundup will be on hiatus from July 7-22 as I’ll be out of the country. In the meantime, I sent three posts to Kevin...

Over Easy: Monday Science

Greetings! Well, it was a great 4th here…unless you were a pet. A nearby display drove our dogs into hiding and they were still behind the couch when I went to bed. The cats couldn’t care less. Fukushima Update: There is a new robot for Fukushima. This is a new design, specially hardened, and intended...

US Spin on Access to Iranian Sites has Distorted the Issue

Access to Iranian sites continues to be a thorny issue and the Americans may be playing a dirty game in the media (photo:PressTV) By Gareth Porter A public diplomacy campaign by the Obama administration to convince world opinion that Iran was reneging on the Lausanne framework agreement in April has seriously misrepresented the actual diplomacy...

Anxiety Over Possible ISIS Attacks in US Expected to End When CNN Grows Bored with Fear

All throughout the week prior to the Fourth of July in the United States, CNN, as well as other media outlets, incessantly repeated vague threats about ISIS launching terrorism attacks during the holiday. On June 30, CNN quoted unnamed US officials who claimed “symbolic July 4th celebrations coinciding with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan...

Sunday Food: Greek Lamb

(Picture courtesy of Kal Hendry at flickr.com.) Cannot resist taking the day of the Greek referendum on whether or not to cave to EU demands that it sacrifice its economy, for the offering of that sacrificial lamb cooked up in Greek fashion.   This takes a twist on the usual lemon flavoring, and goes with the...

We must rely on science to inform us about climate change and its causes

The existence or non-existence of climate change and global warming can only be determined by empirical observation and interpretation of data. These activities are scientific in nature, not religious. Scientists have been collecting and interpreting the data for many years. Studies analyzing the data have been published and reviewed in peer reviewed professional journals for...

The Roundup for July 4th, 2015

A fitting song for today. Greece And The Giant Grexit, Day 5 – A new poll found 44 percent of Greeks favoring “Yes” and 43 percent favoring “No” – Greece is on the edge of collapse with capital controls implemented and shortages across the country – Greek banks dismissed a report saying they were looking...

Democrats and Republicans are headed in opposite directions

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are improving in the polls while everyone else appears to be treading water. Sanders has been drawing large crowds with his common sense populist message and he has raised $15 million in the past two months. The Huffington Post is reporting that he is rising in the polls in Iowa...

The Roundup for July 3rd, 2015

Hooray, it’s Friday! Greece and The Giant Bailout, Day 4 – The International Monetary Fund admitted Greece needed 60 billion euros, in the next three years, and major debt relief to survive – German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel: Alexis Tsipras is a threat to the “European order” – Remember that time Greece forgave Germany’s debt? –...

Over Easy: Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of steynard at flickr.com.) This is a short Over Easy to give pups a conversation shelf and introduce tomorrow’s art post about Jean Metzinger and his significant contribution to cubism. Hope you are enjoying the summer, it’s been messy a lot of places and my sympathies to Hawaiians and Oregonians suffering the extraordinary...

Late, Late Night FDL: Anarchy In The U.K.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Anarchy In The U.K. As an Uke afficionado, I’d been following this British High Court case… The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain (UOGB) has won a High Court ruling against a rival group which it accused of trading off its reputation. The group challenged the German-based United Kingdom...

WikiLeaks Performs Valuable Service By Liberating Key Documents from Lesser-Known But Still Major Trade Deal

In the past two days, WikiLeaks has released drafts from a lesser-known trade agreement being negotiated between 52 nations called the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The publication comes just before the next round of negotiations, which will begin on July 6. The “Core Text” of TISA, as well as chapters from negotiations on “Electronic...

Legal Organization Representing WikiLeaks Submits Report for UN Official’s Review of Whistleblower Protections

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a legal organization based in New York which represents WikiLeaks and its editor-in chief Julian Assange, has submitted a report to help United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye complete his review on the global issue of whistleblowers and the protection of sources. Kaye serves as the UN Special Rapporteur...

The Roundup for July 2nd, 2015

Rest in peace Nicolas Winton Greece And The Giant Grexit, Day 3 – Greece is still in default and it must go to step two: a Grexit – Germany is very angry with Greece and say the Greek government is using scapegoats for its own problems – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras: We are being...

Over Easy: Around the World

(Picture courtesy of Herry Lawford at flickr.com.) Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene. As, again today, you’re hearing from Over There direct, we have a...

WikiLeaks Reveals List of German Officials Spied Upon by NSA, Confirms Merkel Had Calls Intercepted

WikiLeaks has revealed more details of political and economic espionage against German government officials by the National Security Agency. The media organization published a list of 69 telephone numbers in the German government that were “high-priority” targets for the NSA. The targets include people who were officials when President Bill Clinton was still in office...

Over Easy: Is the Governor of Maine Mentally Ill?

According to the necn news station, calls for Maine Governor Paul LePage to be impeached are increasing. More than 100 people rallyied outside the Statehouse in Augusta, Maine on Tuesday, following allegations that the bombastic governor blackmailed a school, threatening to withdraw funding if it did not fire a political opponent: Last week, Democrat Speaker...

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