Tag Archives: John Kerry
Juan Cole | Why Is Acknowledging Israeli Apartheid a Shock?
What Sanders is doing here is demolishing typical Israeli propaganda points (hasbara) wherein Israel is simply a victim of the Palestinians and in which Palestinians are demonized as Khamas and terrorists and violent and irrationally angry.
US plans to put state-sponsored media under full federal control (Video)
State-sponsored broadcasting CEO to be appointed directly by US president
Diana Johnstone | The Hillary Clinton Presidency Has Already Begun As Lame Ducks Promote Her War
In the space of a few days, Samantha Power, John Kerry, and Barack Obama all turned in war-winning performances.
Amy Goodman: Obama’s Trillion-Dollar Nuclear-Arms Train Wreck
Conventional wisdom holds that the likelihood that these unconventional weapons will be used has decreased since the end of the so-called Cold War. That perception has been challenged lately, especially since President Barack Obama announced a 30-year, $1 trillion program to modernize the U.S. nuclear-weapon arsenal.
Tomgram: Sandy Tolan, The One-State Conundrum
Tolan: In June 2010, I began to document his dream — now a reality — to build a music school in occupied Palestine. Now, his SUV bound for Sebastia is cutting through the West Bank, a land smaller than the state of Delaware but dotted with more than 600 checkpoints, earthen barriers, and other obstacles to normal travel.
Organizing Notes | Bruce Gagnon: Why Do Washington-London-Brussells Hate RT?
Media wars have entered new territory: Secretary of State John Kerry, members of the EU and the military alliance NATO all have singled out this television station – RT – as some kind of security threat. Since when is holding and broadcasting a different opinion or narrative a threat to global media freedom? By Bruce […]
Kevin Zeese: Chomsky And Kissinger Agree | Avoid Historic Tragedy In Ukraine
It would usually be difficult to find more polar opposite views to U.S. foreign policy, but when it comes to Ukraine, the anti-war intellectual and the former U.S. Secretary of State have more in common than either might like to admit. By Kevin Zeese Popular Resistance @PopResistance MintPressNews.com February 4, 2015 The New York Times reported […]
Cartoon by Brian McFadden: iRAQ WAR 3.0
Click to enlarge. By BrianMcFadden for Comics ORIGINALLY POSTED TO COMICS ON WED SEP 17, 2014 AT 02:50 PM PDT. ALSO REPUBLISHED BY ADALAH — A JUST MIDDLE EAST AND DAILY KOS. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page […]
Tomgram: Nick Turse, Christmas in July and the Collapse of America’s Great African Experiment
As a Man-Made Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South Sudan: The Limits of America’s African Experiment in Nation Building Posted by Nick Turse tomdispatch.com August 7, 2014 Tom Englehardt’s Introduction On return from his recent reporting trip to Africa, Nick Turse told me the following tale, which catches something of the nature of our battered […]
▶ Israel vs Palestine – feat. DAM & Norman Finkelstein [RAP NEWS 24]
A quick look through satire at key issues re Palestine/Israel. Published on Apr 24, 2014 RAP NEWS 24: ISRAEL & PALESTINE [S02:E04]. Decades of failed peace talks have led nowhere; but do not lose hope just yet. Join Robert Foster as he attempts to host the first ever Middle East Peace Raps, using rhyme and reason to […]
Mel Gurtov, PeaceVoice: Political Will is the Obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian Peace
“One of the cardinal lessons of international conflict resolution is that two warring parties will not be interested in a peaceful settlement if they believe continuing to fight is worth more than negotiating.” By Mel Gurtov PeaceVoice August 5, 2014 John Kerry faced this truth as he struggled to broker something more meaningful in Gaza […]
Michael Ratner: WikiLeaks editor remains unjustly holed up in Ecuadoran Embassy two years later.
Michael Ratner USAToday June 17, 2014 (Photo: David Paul Morris, Bloomberg) A whistle-blower living in exile in Russia. A publisher seeking the asylum he has already been granted while his sources are imprisoned. This isn’t the cast of a summer blockbuster. It’s a perfect storm of real-life cases that make it clear that constitutional […]
How And Why The Media Failed On Covering Drone Wars
Above: No Drone New England MIT protest drone By Greg Mitchell, www.thenation.com PopularResistance.org June 1st, 2014 This week Secretary of State John Kerry, a drone war enthusiast, was rightly mocked for telling Edward Snowden to “man up” and return to the US. But it was easy criticism when the implications of death-by-drone deserve a deeper dive. And […]
Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden would not get a fair trial – and Kerry is wrong
Edward Snowden is the greatest patriot whistleblower of our time, and he knows what I learned more than four decades ago: until the Espionage Act gets reformed, he can never come home safe and receive justice Daniel Ellsberg theguardian.com Friday 30 May 2014 As the author knows from direct chat-log conversations with him over the past […]
Gareth Porter: Trying to Scuttle Iran Nuke Talks, Again
Official Washington’s hardliners are back at it, pushing unrealistic demands about Iran’s nuclear program to ensure that a comprehensive agreement is scuttled and the military option is put back on the table, as Gareth Porter explains at Inter Press Service. By Gareth Porter ConsortiumNews.com May 15, 2014 As diplomats began drafting a comprehensive agreement on […]
▶ Chris Hedges: ‘Last thing US wants in the world is democracy. It wants control’
Published on Apr 28, 2014 The crisis in Ukraine and the steadily dropping temperature in relations between Moscow and Washington made many talk about a new Cold War; and many others are worried it may turn ‘hot’. But there’s another war going on right now: the information war. US Secretary of State Kerry has already attacked […]
Secretary of Bloviation
John Kerry and the “last resort” rule as a cause for optimism From: The Vineyard of the Saker OrganizingNotes Posted by Bruce Gagnon April 26, 2014 Listening to Kerry today I went through a series of rather contradictory emotions. First, I felt disgusted, then my disgust turned to anger, then to outright amazement and, by the […]
Diana Johnstone: Obama Endorses a Forgery
The Smoking Pop-Gun by DIANA JOHNSTONE April 21, 2014 Counterpunch.org On Friday, April 18, President Obama voiced his righteous indignation over anti-Semitic fliers pasted on synagogue walls in the pro-Russian eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The fliers, calling on all Jews to register or face expulsion, had appeared the day before and were instantly denounced […]
Bruce Gagnon: The People Ain’t Stupid
Bruce K. Gagnon Organizing Notes March 13, 2014 The Washington Post (disappointedly I’m sure) reports: A new poll suggests Americans have very little appetite for any real involvement in the crisis in Ukraine. Only 29 percent of Americans would like for the Obama administration to take a “firm stand” against Russia’s incursion into its neighbor, according to […]
▶ Glenn Greenwald: RT Host Abby Martin Condemns Russian Incursion Into Crimea – On RT
RT Host Abby Martin Condemns Russian Incursion Into Crimea – On RT By Glenn Greenwald The Intercept 4 Mar 2014 Screenshot: RT host Abby Martin condemns the Russian military action in Crimea, March 3, 2014 (Updated below – Update II) The vast bulk of the commentary issuing from American commentators about the Russian military action in […]