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Noam Chomsky on Pittsburgh Attack: Revival of Hate Is Encouraged by Trump’s Rhetoric

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Nov 06, 2018 09:54 AM
The nation is continuing to grieve the 11 Jewish worshipers who were gunned down at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday in what is being described as the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. Funerals were held Thursday for three more victims of the shooting: husband and wife Sylvan and Bernice Simon, and Richard Gottfried. Robert Bowers, who is accused of the mass shooting, pleaded not guilty Thursday. Bowers is charged with 44 counts, including murder and hate crimes. We speak with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident, about the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh and other recent white supremacist and right-wing attacks.

Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see

by JBB — last modified Nov 05, 2018 08:41 AM
Originally published: The Electronic Intifada | The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby–USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States. ... The film was made by Al Jazeera during 2016 and was completed in October 2017. But it was censored after Qatar, the gas-rich Gulf emirate that funds Al Jazeera, came under intense Israel lobby pressure not to air the film.

Maldives ex-President Mohamed Nasheed returns from asylum | The Hindu

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Nov 01, 2018 11:49 AM
"Mr. Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in jail in 2015 after being convicted of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a top judge in 2012 while he was President. His trial was criticised internationally for lack of due process, along with those of many other political opponents jailed by strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s administration."

South Africans Peer Down Trump’s World Economic Shithole

by JBB — last modified Oct 31, 2018 11:39 AM
by Patrick Bond | CounterPunch | South Africa has just witnessed two major economic events which spoke volumes about the prospects for global and local capitalism: an austerity-oriented budget leaving the economy far more vulnerable to renewed world financial chaos; and a sham investment conference featuring capitalists with just as strong a record of super-exploitation and deceit as those who went to Mohammed bin Salman’s in Riyadh the week before.

Israeli strike 'kills Gaza youths planting bomb' | BBC

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Oct 29, 2018 08:30 AM
"More than 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the end of March - most during weekly protests along the border at which thousands have expressed their support for the declared right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral homes in what is now Israel."
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