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OCHA's Special Focus on Occupied Palestine

blockadeOn June 9, McClatchy and other publications revealed some of what's rarely, if ever, acknowledged in the press - that Israel's blockade of Gaza is "economic warfare," not for security as most commonly reported, based on an Israeli document the Gisha Legal Center for Freedom of Movement's lawsuit obtained.

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Israel’s 'Independent' Probe of its Attack on the Gaza Aid Flotilla

binyamin-netanyahuWith the help of the United States, Israel has set up what Haaretz describes as a "public independent investigation" of its May 31st attack on the Gaza Aid Flotilla. As we all know the Natanyahu government had rejected a United Nations proposal for a truly independent investigation. That rejection was no doubt prompted by fear of a repeat of the Goldstone Report on Israel’s massive attack on Gaza in December of 2008.

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Psycho-biological basis for image leverage and the case of Israel

flagwomanby Denis G. Rancourt

Family and friends keep the First World financial-corporate elite bosses from murdering brown people in the developing world. Not directly of course but via a psycho-biological survival reflex: We don’t feel secure living with overt psychopaths.

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Who is Afraid of a real Inquiry?

netanyahuIf a real Commission of Inquiry had been set up (instead of the pathetic excuse for a commission), here are some of the questions it should have addressed:

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Torture Research and Experimentation

Bush and ObamaOfficial Policy under Bush and Obama

Nazi and imperial Japanese doctors performed horrific human experiments on unwilling subjects. At Auschwitz and other death camps, Josef Mengele, Carl Clauberg, Herta Oberheuser, Karl Brandt, Aribert Heim and others conducted ones involving freezing temperatures, toxic chemicals and gas, sterilizations, high altitudes, radiation, electroshock, starvation, amputations, bone, muscle and nerve transplants, and numerous other atrocities called crimes of war and against humanity at Nuremberg.

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Affirming the Normative Imagination (up to a point!)

While struggling with the ch...

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The Siamese Twins

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Trump, North Korea, and Iran

As one of the original settl...

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Are You Brainwashed?

It’s frightening. Unprincipl...

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Separation, Not Association, Requires Force

Whenever I write about Pales...

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Strong as Death

Oh, Gaza. Strong as death is...

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