Monthly Archives: September 2014

Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

by James M. Wall On Friday, September 26, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly, “The time has come to end this settlement occupation.” The New York Times described Abbas as “visibly enraged” when he spoke to the General … Continue reading

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A Fan Base Lament: “Say it ain’t so, Senator”

by James M. Wall Writing in Intercept, Glenn Greenwald delivered bad news to progressive Democrats under the glaring headline: Elizabeth Warren Finally Speaks on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu. As I reported in an earlier posting, the information on Warren’s views on … Continue reading Continue reading

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U.S. Fear/War Mongers Win This Round

by James M. Wall The American public doesn’t want to go to war unless there is something out there that frightens them. This explains why all of our wars have been preceded by dire warnings of what will happen if … Continue reading Continue reading

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Did Israel Have the “Right” to Kill This Child?

by James M. Wall  “Israel has the right to defend itself” was the Orwellian doublespeak Israel used to justify its latest invasion of Gaza, carried out at the same time as its under-reported increased military action inside the West Bank. President Obama, eagerly joined by … Continue reading

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