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Geert Mak en de U.S. Military Industrial Complex

In zijn bestseller Reizen zonder John. Op zoek naar Amerika.2012 beweerde Geert Mak dat de VS na 1945:  decennialang als ordebewaker en politieagent [fungeerde] – om maar te zwijgen van alle hulp die het uitdeelde… En nog steeds zijn de Verenigde Staten het anker van het hele Atlantische deel van de wereld in de ruimste zin van het woord. Het is nog altijd de ‘standaardmacht’ Nu de werkelijkheid:
Global War Economy: The Empire of the US Military Industrial Complex
By  NEWS JUNKIE POST Aug 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Goldman Sachs

SPECIAL SERIES Goldman Sachs: The bank that rules the world An investigation into the role of one of the most influential banks in the world.14 Jun 2014 08:48 GMT | Business & EconomyGreeceUS & CanadaEurozone
Ever since the stock market crashed, on the night of September 15, 2008, the name Goldman Sachs, or GS, has been appearing everywhere: in the collapse of the financial system, the Greek crisis, the plunge of the euro, and the campaign to prevent regulation of financial markets. The investment bank created in New York in 1868 has carved out its reputation and success by working silently behind the scenes. But today GS stands accused of myriad charges: playing a key role in the subprime loan fiasco, pushing several of its competitors into bankruptcy, helping countries like Greece hide their deficits before speculating on their downfall, precipitating the fall of the euro, and influencing the consumer price index. And yet GS has come out of this latest crisis richer an…

Lea Tsemel

HUMAN RIGHTS Israeli lawyer: Palestinians 'have the right to fight' Lea Tsemel discusses the deportation and detention of Palestinians, torture, and discriminatory laws in Israel.01 Aug 2015 11:40 GMT | Human RightsLawMiddle EastIsraelPalestine
The Israeli parliament has passed a new law legalising the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strikes. For Palestinians in Israeli jails, hunger strikes are a strong mode of protesting detention and occupation. The United Nations, the Palestinian Prisoners Commission and the Israeli Medical Association have all condemned the new law. The country's medical association are urging doctors to not partake in force-feeding, saying it is effectively torture and violates medical ethics. The majority of the Israeli Jews are right wing, they are blind and deaf to their own future, to their possibility to live here. They are misled by fear and false promises.... There is a series of laws that are unbearable for me. Laws that discriminat…

U.S. Modernizes Nuclear Arsenal

The US Should Eliminate Its Nuclear Arsenal -  Not "Modernize" ItSaturday, 01 August 2015 00:00 By David KriegerTruthout | Op-Ed 
Email (Image: Radiation symbol via Shutterstock; Edited: JR/TO)There are still approximately 16,000 nuclear weapons in the arsenals of nine countries today, with more than 90 percent of these in the possession of the United States and Russia. Some 1,800 nuclear weapons remain on hair-trigger alert, ready to be fired within moments of an order to do so. Most of these weapons are many times more powerful than those that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. On the 70th anniversary of the use of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it is past time for the United States to change course. Rather than pursue current plans to spend $1 trillion on modernizing its nuclear arsenal, the United States should lead the world in negotiations to achieve the phased, verifiable, irreversible and transparent elimination of nuclear weapons. This would mak…

Geert Mak en de Werkelijkheid 2

Niemand die ooit een Amerikaanse verkiezingscampagne van nabij heeft meegemaakt… zal licht denken over het vitale karakter van de Amerikaanse democratie. Uit Geert Mak's bestseller Reizen zonder John. Op zoek naar Amerika. 2012 Nu de werkelijkheid over 'het vitale karakter van de Amerikaanse democratie.'
Why Jimmy Carter Thinks The United States Isn’t A Real Democracy AnymoreBY JUDD LEGUMJUL 31, 2015 3:38PM CREDIT: AP

Zionist Fascism 254

Palestinian Teen Killed Amid Protests Against Arson Attack Tensions are boiling after a sleeping toddler was burned to death in the West Bank. Posted: 08/01/2015 09:28 AM EDT RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds. Ahmad Betawi, the director of the Ramallah hospital, says Laith al-Khaldi died Saturday after being shot in the chest the previous day during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler by suspected Jewish extremists. The Israeli military says it shot al-Khaldi near Ramallah after he hurled a fire bomb at them. Tensions remain high after suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home and burned the sleeping Palestinian toddler to death. The attack drew Palestinian anger and widespread Israeli condemnation. About 2,000 Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron. Israel fears the incident could spark wi…