• All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.

  • I.F. Stone

woensdag 12 juli 2017

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July 12, 2017

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NBC plays up gruesome crashes in Tour de France– then blames the riders

By Philip Weiss

The Tour de France is exploiting horrific crashes in this year's race for publicity and profits, and when top rider Dan Martin called the Tour for its conduct, NBC commentators Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen say the riders are to blame for taking risks. This is self-serving BS and sports fans need to call NBC on it.


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Join Roger Waters on Facebook Live as he discusses his support for BDS

By Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Tune in Saturday, July 15 when the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) will be hosting a live web conversation with Roger Waters on his support for the cultural boycott of Israel and Palestinians’ rights.


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What happened in the Israeli Labor Party ‘revolution’? Nothing.

By Jonathan Ofir

The newly-elected Labor leader in Israel, businessman Avi Gabbay, has inspired comparison to France's Macron as a change-agent. His refusal to work politically with Arab parties or to commit to withdrawal from settlements shows that he is just the latest variation of Labor support for the Zionist status quo.


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Israeli court extends leftist Palestinian lawmaker Jarrar’s detention, threatening indefinite term with ‘secret evidence’

By Sheren Khalel

An Israeli military court on Monday extended the detention of Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar for at least another 48 hours, threatening the politician with administrative detention, a policy that allows Palestinian prisoners to be held without charge or trial for indefinitely renewable six-month periods, according to documentation from the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.


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