Video: Norman Finkelstein – Israel being exposed and feels threatened

(RussiaToday) – Israel has refused to permit Noam Chomsky, the linguist and icon of the American left, to enter the occupied West Bank from Jordan. Some argue that Chomsky, an 81-year-old professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could pose a risk to Israel. Norman Finkelstein says that Israel has been exposed to the world during the Gaza conflict and now feels threatened. Continue reading

World War

(PressTV) – 80 Afghan girls allegedly poisoned

Thirteen more Afghan schoolgirls have fallen ill to suspected gas poisoning in Kunduz Province, raising total number of such cases to 80 in the past weekRead More Here.

(CNN) – Iran reportedly tests five new missiles

Iran said Sunday it fired five new types of locally-made coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles in the last stage of its “Great Prophet 5” military maneuvers in the Persian GulfRead More Here.

(Telegraph) – Thailand is close to civil war as its British-born PM rejects deal with angry Red Shirts

Thailand is on the brink of civil war after Abhisit Vejjajiva, its British-born prime minister, rejected a deal with angry Red Shirt protesters. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – 90,000 Protest U.S. Base on Okinawa

More than 90,000 Okinawans rallied Sunday to oppose the relocation of an American air base on their island, adding to the pressure on Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to resolve an issue that has divided Tokyo and Washington. Read More Here

(ElectronicIntifada) – Gaza’s Calm Determination – Norman Finkelstein

To preserve my sense of purpose, and keep the Palestine struggle from becoming a lifeless abstraction, I need periodically to recharge my moral batteries by reconnecting with the actual people living under occupation and by witnessing firsthand the unfolding tragedy. From each trip I invariably carry away a handful of stark images that I fix in my mind’s eye to dispel the occasional hesitations about staying the course. When the memories begin to fade I know it is time to return. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Is the CIA behind Mexico’s Bloody Drug War? – Mike Whitney

On Friday, two patrol cars were ambushed by armed gunman in downtown Ciudad Juarez. In the ensuing firefight, seven policemen were killed as well as a 17-year old boy who was caught in the crossfire. All of the assailants escaped uninjured fleeing the crime-scene in three SUVs. The bold attack was executed in broad daylight in one of the busiest areas of the city. According to the Associated Press: Read More Here

(AntiFascistCalling) – Cyberwar, the Internet and the Militarization of Civil Society – Tom Burghardt

Unfailingly, defense industry boosters and corporate media acolytes promote the disturbing hypothesis annunciated by former Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, that the nation is in peril. Read More Here

(AntiFascistCalling) – Cyberwar and Repression: Corporatist Synergy Made in Hell

Unfailingly, defense industry boosters and corporate media acolytes promote the disturbing hypothesis annunciated by former Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, that the nation is in peril. Read More Here

(AntiFascistCalling) – Pentagon’s Cyber Command: Civilian Infrastructure a “Legitimate” Target Read More Here

(WSWS) – The Instruments of Worldwide Domination: Obama Administration Spending Billions on New Global Strike Weapons

The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to develop new weapons systems, including powerful conventional warhead missiles capable of striking any target in the world within less than an hour. Read More Here

(JewishFastForGaza) – Rabbis Condemn Israel for War Crimes Committed in Gaza: Open Letter to Judge Goldstone – Read More Here

Video: Norman Finkelstein Responds to Clinton, Netanyahu AIPAC Comments

(DemocracyNow) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told attendees at the AIPAC conference on Monday that the US commitment to Israel is “rock-solid,” but Clinton did criticize Israel for continuing to build settlements in occupied East Jerusalem. In a defiant speech hours after Clinton’s address, Netanyahu rejected US criticism and vowed to continue building settlements. We speak with Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book, This Time We Went Too Far Continue reading

Silencing Critics of Israel. Germany’s Fear of Finkelstein

(GlobalResearch) – Renowned scholar and descendent of Holocaust survivors prevented by German Israel Lobby to speak about Gaza Continue reading

Video: CrossTalk – Norman Finkelstein vs. Israel

On Peter Lavelle’s CrossTalk, Israel critic Norman Finkelstein faces off against a formidable spokesperson of Israel’s ‘soft power’. Continue reading

Video: This Time We Went Too Far – Norman Finkelstein

“Better than any other book, This Time We Went Too Far shows how the massive destruction visited on Gaza was not an accidental byproduct of the Israeli invasion but its barely concealed objective.” — Raja Shehadeh, author, Palestinian Walks Continue reading

Video: DHS Takes Seriously Claim Militias May Collaborate with al-Qaeda on Bio Attack

According to The Washington Times, U.S. counterterrorism officials have “authenticated” a video by a supposed al-Qaeda recruiter who claims he has the ability to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border. In the video, Abdullah al-Nafisi also suggests that al-Qaeda might want to collaborate with “members of native U.S. white supremacist militias who hate the federal government.” Continue reading

MSM: ADL Director declares war on freedom of speech

(LA Ex) – The Anti-Defamation League Director for the Plains States Alan Potash, has just declared war against our First Amendment right to freedom of speech. Potash made the following statement, which was published in the May 26 edition of The Omaha World Herald. Continue reading

Video: Look Carefully – MEMRI TV is a Scam!!!

Look carefully at the logo on the screen. This translation is provided by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, located in Washington DC (and subsidized by the taxpayers) which provides free translations of Arab broadcasts to the western media. Continue reading