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Signs of the Times for Thu, 21 Dec 2006

Philip Rizk

This is our poisonous version of democracy: a few days ago a woman walked through the markets of Nuseirat, Gaza. Throwing her hands up in the air she yelled, "I don't have even one shekel!"

"I have no bread in my home!"

"Is there anybody who will help me?"

Like all Palestinians, this woman has two options to respond to her desperate reality, neither of them is good.

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George Monbiot
The Guardian
December 18, 2006.
You might have imagined that every possible means of inflicting pain had already been devised. But never underestimate the human capacity for invention. United States interrogators have found a new way of destroying a human being.

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October 06, 2006 10:40 AM
Lubna Hammad
Since the early 1990s the Palestinians have been dragged into a slippery slope of "peace" agreements with Israel the result of which has been an increase in Palestinian deaths; injuries; land confiscation; and control over water resources and sources of livelihood. In short, an acceleration in the ethnic cleansing that has started in 1947. Our leadership has been reduced from a liberation movement to a subsidiary of the Israeli occupation. To add insult to injury, this leadership, or more accurately these leaderships are fighting tooth and nail over this subsidiary. As if this is not enough, the "leading parties" crossed the red line and spelled Palestinian blood in their struggle for power over this "Authority."

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Rabid Zionist Entity

blue_questionmark.png Who's Firing Rockets At Israel?

reptile_eye.png Flashback: Confusion in PA: Who launched Qassam?

reptile_eye.png What are Palestinians gaining from launching Qassams?

reptile_eye.png Palestine facing the hardest Christmas yet [thanks to Israel]

reptile_eye.png Israeli officer: Lebanese Hezbollah back to full strength

reptile_eye.png Israeli forces besiege Jenin area while residents sleeping, kill three Palestinians

reptile_eye.png Israeli settler Runs over 72-year-old Palestinian man near Bethlehem

reptile_eye.png Palestinian nonviolent protest at checkpoint as Israeli soldiers beat student

reptile_eye.png Israeli Court Refuses Palestinian Detainee's Plea to Attend His Murdered Daughter's Funeral

blackbox.png Hezbollah: "Portuguese [Israeli or US] plane arrived from Tel Aviv to Beirut"

reptile_eye.png The Israeli Army Invades Charitable Organization in Beit Sahour

reptile_eye.png Israel's Indefensible Actions

reptile_eye.png Abbas Hopes to Hold Summit With Israeli PM Olmert

u-s-flag.png US threatening Hamas rule, says Haniyeh

Rabid Zionist Entity: US Division

joker.png Propaganda Alert! Senior al-Qaida leader captured in Mosul

joker.png Zawahri threatens to target West

blue_questionmark.png Flashback: Al Jazeera: The Fox News Of The Middle East?

joker.png Zawahiri slams Hamas, Palestinian elections

chemistry.png Bush developing illegal bioterror weapons for offensive use, book says

u-s-flag.png All Tears Are Not Enough

stormtrooper.png 12 killed in Baghdad attacks

stormtrooper.png Iraq 'deadliest place for journalists'

stormtrooper.png It Can't Be Won Militarily; So, Send More Troops?

u-s-flag.png Where's the Accountability for the Dead and Wounded?

stormtrooper.png Delusions of victory

u-s-flag.png The $2 Trillion Dollar War

vader.png Three Former Guantanamo Prisoners Return to Kazakhstan

reptile_eye.png Wiesenthal Center slams Irving release

Inside the Reich

u-s-flag.png Let It Come Down: Forcing the Constitutional Crisis of Liberty

chess.png President Bush does not believe in democracy

u-s-flag.png Talk Host Gallagher: 'Round Up' Olbermann, Damon, And 'Put Them In A Detention Camp'

u-s-flag.png With Recession Looming, Bush Tells America To 'Go Shopping More'

u-s-flag.png Iraq Vets Falling Through Health-Care Cracks

vader.png Arar on agenda for MacKay-Rice meeting

Global Chaos

flower.png Poll: Venezuelans Have Highest Regard for Their Democracy

chess.png Raúl will not imitate 'irreplaceable' Fidel

attention_sign.png UN Gags Cuba in Terror Debates

tnt.png Spanish government holds 'first official meeting' with Eta

red_flag.png Russia's Putin Praises Spies' Work at Secret Police Anniversary

Mid-East Madness

blue_questionmark.png Top general in Mideast to retire in March 2007

deathstar.png French soldiers allegedly had bin Laden in the crosshairs

Iranian Scapegoat

nuclear.png Europeans push for vote on Iran resolution by weekend

reptile_eye.png Holy Warriors Set Sights on Iran

The Earth Strikes Back

earth.png Spate of quakes prompts El Salvador evacuation

earth.png Geologists warn of tsunamis in Israel

snowman.png Colorado reels under blizzard

eagle.png Lewiston residents unnerved by dead crows

One With the Cosmos

fireball.png Meteor Shoots Across Scottish Skies?

moon.png Gravity pull of moon, sun affect Antarctic ice

Science Korner

snowman.png NASA Provides New Perspectives On The Earth's Changing Ice Sheets

bargraph.png Controlling Confusion: Researchers Make Insight Into Memory, Forgetting

smiley-face.png Head-butt by horse restores man's sight

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