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Peace demo under attack in Tel Aviv

July 26, 2014 PEPPER SPRAYED & PURSUED IN NORTH TEL AVIV Report from a peace demonstrator It happened after the demonstration -the biggest in Tel Aviv against the war yet, estimates of over 6,000 demonstrators- had mostly dispersed. The now-familiar group of right-wing demonstrators had worked themselves up into a frenzy throughout the speeches by left-wing Knesset Members and bereaved parents and chant ...

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Fuelling worldwide antisemitism over Gaza will not make Israel any safer

Sorry about repeating it, but the Israeli government is being played like a piano by Hamas. Who needs suicide bombers when you can get the Israeli Army to do your dirty work? This relentless bombing of Gaza, killing civilians, children, handicapped people, can only make grow the horror that the international community feels. No sympathy for Israel, since the disproportion in the number of deaths is so great ...

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Ukraine – Yatsenyuk resigns amidst pressures exerted by IMF

Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, July 24, 2014 Region: Russia and FSU Theme: Global Economy, Poverty & Social Inequality Global  Research, July 24, 2014 Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation in the Rada (Parliament) and that of the entire Cabinet on Thursday, Ju ...

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Enough!

By Dr Meir Margalit, in Jerusalem If I had to summarize in one word all this bitter feeling of anguish that fills me in front of so much tragedy, I would choose the word – Enough! Enough! is a powerful word. When uttered with conviction, it can change the course of history. Not immediately, and it will have us waiting, but when the clamour of thousands repeat it incessantly, it can tear down walls. When sai ...

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The Sacrifice Trap

By Dr Meir Margalit, from Jerusalem Until when will this useless strife continue? Kenneth Boulding, English economist and philosopher, coined a concept called-"the sacrifice trap" which explains, in a way, the current Israeli escalation in the Gaza Strip. According to that view, political or military leaders tend to cling to lost conflicts to prevent their people from questioning why so much hopeless sacrif ...

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Gaza: the toothpick and the machete

This ongoing massacre in Gaza is like a fight between a guy with a toothpick and a guy with a machete... You may ask: So, why is the guy with the toothpick fighting the guy with the machete; he knows he can't win - toothpick against a machete. He must be crazy.  By Godi Gutierrez Well, yes, he’s crazy; but also no, because, Hamas needs to provoke Israel into going to war, for them to stay in power. The same ...

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Jokowi gets six percent margin to win Indonesia presidency

Karishma Vaswani was among ther first to report on Indonesia's controversial election result,for BBC world news, saying “Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election.” The election commission reported that Mr Widodo - widely known as Jokowi - won 53.15% of the vote with his rival, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, getting 46.85%. Security was tigh ...

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Paulo Genovese’s presentation at the Pressenza Workshop of the Global Media Forum

My presentation is focused on Brazil, especially in the protests of June 2013. Millions of people took to the streets in hundreds of cities. It started with 20 cents. This was the amount of the increase in public transport fares for bus and metro in the city of São Paulo. A small group known as MPL - Free Ticket Movement, for its initials in Portuguese, carried out ​​a demonstration, as they always had done ...

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“Not in our name”

By Meir Margalit, former Elected member of the Jerusalem City Council for the Meretz Party and a founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. More than three thousand Israelis participated in a peaceful demonstration last night demanding an immediately cease fire, under the slogan "Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies ", another everyday events held throughout the whole country. We are certain ...

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Jerusalem, “united city” mirage.

By Dr Meir Margalit, former Elected member of the Jerusalem City Council for the Meretz Party and a founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. This article was written before the escalation of violence in Gaza. Anyone who needed additional proof that the "united city" project has failed, and that Jerusalem is now more divided than ever, has received it during this week’s dose of violence. A ...

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