Far rightwing Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu of the Likud Party has attempted to sidestep making peace with the Palestinians by using the magician’s favorite tactic of misdirection– of trying to get the audience to look somewhere else while the trick is being performed. Netanyahu’s ploy is to endeavor to shift attention to Iran […]
Archives for June 2011
Screenshot of most viewed headlines at Yahoo News, 6/8/2011. Which headline seems to you out of place here?
Daniel Ellsberg (Website here) interviewed on CNN’s “In the Arena”: Courtesy Martin Torsleff [CNN:]These days, when you find yourself thinking about Richard Nixon, what comes to mind? [Ellsberg]: “Richard Nixon, if he were alive today, might take bittersweet satisfaction to know that he was not the last smart president to prolong unjustifiably a senseless, unwinnable […]
Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, speaks out as a Jewish American in favor of a two-state solution and a divided Jerusalem. Nimoy said, ‘ “I reach out to you as someone who is troubled to see the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians continue apparently without an end in sight. “In fact, […]
Americans live in a late capitalist society where the rich have gotten many times richer and the middle class has gotten poorer, where Wall Street bankers have stolen us blind and blamed us for living above our means, where persistent unemployment is worse than in the Great Depression, where most politicians and some judges have […]
“What if Everything Ran on Gas” is a smart, thought-provoking ad for the Nissan Leaf. I’ve often thought that one of the problems environmentalists face is that most automobile emissions are not visible and smelly enough. Maybe just a law that exhaust has to be dyed sooty would be enough to get us off petroleum. […]
Israeli troops on Sunday fired live ammunition into unarmed crowds of protesters who moved toward the barbed wire fence marking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights (which is Syrian territory). Aljazeera reports: Israeli troops have a lot of experience with crowd control and have tear gas and other non-lethal measures at their disposal, argues UN special envoy […]
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (Tunisia), Ali Abdullah Saleh (Yemen), Muammar Qadhafi (Libya), Hosni Mubarak (Egypt); from: VOA report on Afro-Arab summit, October 10, 2010, Sirte, Libya.
Aljazeera Arabic is reporting that later in the day Sunday, clashes between armed groups of pro-Saleh and anti-Saleh gunmen broke out in the capital, where the situation is “unstable,” after Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment late Saturday. The Yemeni press says that most shops in the capital were […]