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Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister | The Guardian

‘Case 1000, or the so-called “gifts affair”, involves claims that he and his family received valuable gifts from international billionaires … Alleged wealthy benefactors include the Hollywood producer and media magnate Arnon Milchan’

Norman Finkelstein on the Many Lies Perpetuated About Gaza | Democracy Now

‘Israel faces a possible International Criminal Court war crimes probe over its 2014 assault on Gaza, which killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, including over 500 children. For more, we speak with Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom.” He is the author of many other books, including “The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Human Suffering” and “Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End.”’

Rashid Khalidi: U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital Means It Cannot Be a Peace Broker | Democracy Now!

Naming Capitals | What's Left Guest Editorial

For the republican Arab world, the past twelve years have been defined by foreign invasion, civil and proxy wars, revolution and counter-revolution. It has been devastating. However, it should be remembered that, within the republican Arab world, the twenty-first century began with the American backed crushing of the second Palestinian uprising (intifada).

Remembering Harold Pinter on the 12th anniversary of his Nobel Lecture

‘I know that President Bush has many extremely competent speech writers but I would like to volunteer for the job myself. I propose the following short address which he can make on television to the nation. I see him grave, hair carefully combed, serious, winning, sincere, often beguiling, sometimes employing a wry smile, curiously attractive, a man’s man. ‘God is good. God is great. God is good. My God is good. Bin Laden’s God is bad. His is a bad God. Saddam’s God was bad, except he didn’t have one. He was a barbarian. We are not barbarians. We don’t chop people’s heads off. We believe in freedom. So does God. I am not a barbarian. I am the democratically elected leader of a freedom-loving democracy. We are a compassionate society. We give compassionate electrocution and compassionate lethal injection. We are a great nation. I am not a dictator. He is. I am not a barbarian. He is. And he is. They all are. I possess moral authority. You …

High-Profile Women Break the Silence on Sex Assaults, But Low-Wage Workers Still Vulnerable to Abuse | Democracy Now

FCC Moves to Gut Net Neutrality, Ignoring Public Support & Laws Upholding Equal Internet Access | Democracy Now

Yemeni Journalist: Saudi Arabia's Total Blockade on Yemen is “Death Sentence” for All | Democracy Now

‘The U.N. says aid agencies were given no prior notice of the Saudi decision to shut down all land, air and seaports in Yemen. … the U.S. administration has to admit that it is giving its political backing to the Saudi-led coalition. It has given its support with the arms sales and the intelligence and logistic assistance to the military operation. The U.S. Navy has about 80 percent control over the ports to Yemen.’

Deep Cracks Appear in Venezuela's Weakened Opposition | The New York Times

‘Though always torn by competing interests, the alliance for years had largely been able to maintain a united public front, bound by the shared goal of ousting Mr. Maduro and, before him, President Hugo Chávez.’

Deregulated & Unaccountable: For-Profit Nursing Homes in Florida Face Scrutiny After Irma Deaths | Democracy Now!

‘At least 150 people were evacuated, many with severe dehydration and other heat-related symptoms. We speak with Dale Ewart, vice president of 1199SEIU, the United Healthcare Workers East union. We also speak with Stephen Hobbs, a reporter for the Sun Sentinel who has been covering the eight deaths.’

'Will the 9/11 Case Finally Go to Trial?': Andrew Cockburn on New Evidence Linking Saudis to Attacks

Antifa: A Look at the Antifascist Movement Confronting White Supremacists in the Streets | Democracy Now!

‘AMY GOODMAN: To look more at the antifascist movement, known as antifa, we’re joined by Mark Bray, lecturer at Dartmouth College. His new book, Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. First, pronounce it for us, Mark, and then talk about antifa. MARK BRAY: Yes, well, it’s pronounced on’-tee-fah. The emphasis is on the first syllable, and it’s pronounced more on than an, so on’-tee-fah. It’s commonly mispronounced. But antifa, of course, is short for antifascist.’

Tariq Ali at the Oxford Union: address and questions | Monthly Review Online

The Q&A portion is worth watching.

2016 Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples: GUAM

‘[T]he Speaker of the thirty-third Guam legislature said that the most acute threat to the legitimate exercise of the decolonization of Guam was the incessant militarization of the island by its administering Power, a new wave of which its people were currently facing. She indicated that, in an official record of decision issued in August 2015, the United States military had laid out a detailed plan for military build-up allowing for the construction of military bases, the relocation of 5,000 United States marines to Guam and other steps.’

2014 Statement of the Non-Self Governing Territory of Guam to the United Nations Panel on the Eradication of Colonialism

‘Chairman Mendoza, I respectfully remind the Committee to follow through with the resolutions it has passed throughout the decades. The people of Guam are still hopeful this issue will become reality and it is only right that Guam and the other remaining territories exercise this inalienable right to self-determination, something we all should have done long ago.’

What Role Should the Military Play in the Fight for Transgender Rights? | Democracy Now

‘While President Trump’s ban on transgender people from military service has been widely criticized even by fellow Republicans, it has reignited a debate within the LGBT community. Some have questioned whether the discourse on transgender rights should be broadened to include a critique of militarism.’

Naomi Klein on Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders & Youth-Led Grassroots Progressive Insurgencies

Chelsea Manning: I leaked reports after seeing how Americans ignored wars | The Guardian

‘She provided WikiLeaks with the video Collateral Murder, which showed the US army killing a dozen unarmed civilians, including two Reuters employees. Manning was arrested shortly after the video’s release and was not aware of the fallout from her decision until she transferred to the Marine base in Quantico, Virginia – four days after the Afghan war logs appeared in the Guardian.’

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Attackers in Tehran Kill 12 & Injure Dozens More as U.S. Deliberately Worsens Iran-Saudi Relations | Democracy Now!

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