A review of the findings: Arafat's mystery death [murdered by poisoning]

Former Palestinian Foreign Minister Nasser al-Qidwa told Al-Jazeera, here,¬†that the reason there had been no autopsy on Yasser Arafat is “because the Palestinian people would have seen with their own eyes a huge betrayal, and a big crime committed against them – the crime of killing their own leader.” From the very beginning, al-Q...

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The isolation + demonization of Gaza

Here are some young men surfing — in Gaza. The photo is the 9th in a photo album on daily life in Gaza published by The Guardian newspaper here And here is another photo, the 15th and last,¬† in the same Guardian photo album: The Guardian writes in what newspapers used to call a “special […]

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Sometimes, it's all too much

Sometimes, things here in Israel-Palestine just get to be too much. There are always things to write about — too many, more than one person can possibly handle, sometimes 5 – 25 things a day. Due to this pressure, and circumstances beyond our control, I could not write for a while. So, with apologies for […]

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Internet access unavailable for 1 week

Though our servers in California were fine, we did not have internet access from north Jerusalem for the past week, and were unable to post. Now, we are back online, and will update soon… [Oh, and by the way, no water either, from Wednesday until Friday…] UPDATE: This deprivation of internet services was due to […]

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Guantanamo Detention Camp anniversary

China Matters this week marked, here, the tenth anniversary of the U.S. Government’s founding of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp for illegal enemy combattants… China Hand [Peter Lee] wrote in his blog post that “January 2012 marks the 10th melancholy anniversary of the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay … Meanwhile, G...

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Rosa Luxemburg – 93 years ago today

My Mentor, who shall be known as “Promeneur” until he authorizes otherwise, has sent a correction to a description I wrote about Rosa Luxemburg, in my post on Donor Opium [a film critical of Palestinian dependence on donor aid, which was sponsored by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation]. He wrote [from London, via email]: “Starved to [&...

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