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Signs of the Times for Thu, 23 Nov 2006

Joe Quinn
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We all catch snippets of reports that tell of Palestinians civilians being killed due to "mistakes" by the Israeli military, or who were sadly caught in the "cross-fire" as Israeli troops "rooted out" "Palestinian terrorists", but few are aware of the true story, or the true horror of what the Zionist Israeli leadership is deliberately doing to the 1.5 million innocent people, over half of them children, in the Gaza strip.

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Sheila Samples
Finally. Someone has noticed what is going on in the Middle East. The UK Telegraph reports that Britain is "furious" with Israel because of the damage it is causing in Gaza. Is it because of the wholesale slaughter of innocent Palestinians -- the bombing of a Gaza beach that turned the entire family of 12-year-old Huda Ghalia into a smoking pile of human flesh and scattered body parts?

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by SF-IMC Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 at 9:36 PM
SF-IMC: Tell us how your personal history shaped your politics. Did you have an epiphany one day or did you figure it out a step at a time?

Jeffrey Blankfort: I come from a political background. Both of my parents were political activists. My father was involved with the civil rights movement before there was a civil rights movement. He was a screenwriter, later blacklisted, an unfriendly witness before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. My mother as among the first people working for the farm workers. So I grew up in a very political household. Unlike some political households, both of my parents, my mother and my father, shared their politics, and what they were doing and why, with my sister and myself. This, to me, was really important.

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By Jennifer Diaz
November 9, 2006
Did you ever burn your hand on a stove? Do you remember the pain of it?

On Friday, November 3, a man doused his body with gasoline and set himself afire to protest the war in Iraq . He died quietly in flames. His name was Malachi Ritscher.

Haven't seen it in the news? Me neither, which is kind of strange if you ask me, considering that it happened right here in downtown Chicago in front of hundreds of commuters during morning rush hour. The only conventional newspaper coverage to date was a tiny paragraph that appeared in the Saturday edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. Since then...nothing.

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One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.

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On Death Row

reptile_eye.png Gaza's Reality

reptile_eye.png Woman and Child Murdered by Israeli Troops in the Gaza Strip

reptile_eye.png Two killed in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, several residents injured

reptile_eye.png Israeli troops kill Palestinians in northern Gaza

reptile_eye.png Two Palestinian Civilians Die From Wounds From Israeli Fire

reptile_eye.png No More Hitching in the West Bank

reptile_eye.png Palestinian sources: Saudi Arabia has severed ties with Hamas

Giving Thanks...???

condiments.png No Thanks to Thanksgiving

eagle.png Turkeys Are Our Friends

spying.png Justice Department Quashes Wiretapping Inquiries

book.png A Step Shy of Book-Burning

u-s-flag.png The Cumulative Effect of Lesser Evils

u-s-flag.png America Has Left the Building: An Open Missive of Anger and Hope

Money Manipulations

money.png Dems Must End Legalized Bribery of Campaign Finance

money.png Banks told to predict effects of a 40% crash in house prices

alarmclock.png US Banks Herald Financial Breakdown

stock_ticker.png A Socialist in the Millionaires' Club: An Interview with Bernie Sanders

deathstar.png Milton Friedman: Killing America Softly With His Song

money.png U.S. Bankers Herald Financial Breakdown

chemistry.png How Multinational Corporations Avoid Paying Their Taxes

Feeling Cornered, Getting Dangerous

lightning.png Not-Jenna's purse stolen; Secret Service agent mugged - And other strange happenings in Bush-land

cowboy_hat.png Dear God, what's happened to Dubya? - Americans are getting personal in the debate over Bush's daughters

stormtrooper.png Selective Service: Ready for a draft

u-s-flag.png Presidency falling apart at the seams for Bush and his entourage

Baghdad Killing Fields

stormtrooper.png Iraq to hold reconciliation talks

mr-potato-head.png 'Victory' in Iraq leaves scary options on the table

stormtrooper.png Iraqi police find 30 unidentified bodies in Baghdad

stormtrooper.png More than 140 killed in Baghdad's Sadr City

stormtrooper.png U.S. Retreat from Iraq? The Secret Story

Double Standards

nuclear.png IAEA blocks Iran's request for nuclear aid

nuclear.png Ambassador says Iran does not need atomic weapon

reptile_eye.png US could bomb Iran nuclear sites in 2007: analysts

reptile_eye.png Israel's nuclear arsenal 'not a secret,' says Straw

Duh! It was Israel!

reptile_eye.png Who benefits? Rival theories over the murder of Gemayel

reptile_eye.png Gemayyel family squabbles

Old Europe

alarmclock.png Mayor of London decries vilification of Islam

car.png European Cities Do Away with Traffic Signs

skullbones.png All trapped miners killed in Poland's mine explosion

chess.png EU fails to convince Poland to lift veto on Russia-EU deal talks

Sex, 'n Drugs, 'n Rock 'n Roll

flower.png Afghan drug crop to flood Europe

do_not_enter.png French firemen attack police, set fire to bus

penis_pump.png After decades of opposition, Vatican view on condoms begins to shift

Global Chaos

attention_sign.png Resistance, enthusiasm greet PM's Quebec motion

vader.png A Philippine Shame

Mother Nature's Tears

volcano.png Mount St. Helens's "Drumbeat" Quakes Caused by Stuck Plug?

molecule.png A genome gem uncovered

earth.png Global warming already killing species, analysis says

Bolivarian Revolution

envelope.png A Tale of Two of Campaigns: The Venezuelan Elections with only Ten Days to Go

smiley-tongue-out.png CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program Makes 1st Delivery this Winter

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