Gaza News

(FutureFastForward) – Merging with Rachel Corrie – A Dedication to Non-violence – Matthias Chang

Global Research Editor’s Note

Matthias Chang, a distinguished Malysian barrister, former private secretary to the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. Acting on behalf of the Perdana Global Peace Organization, Matthias Chang was one of the key architects of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. An unbending commitment to the causes of peace, justice and non violence combined with unusual organizational capabilities is the driving force behind Matthias Chang. Read More Here

(FreeGaza) – ICRC: Israel’s Blockade Breaks the Law Free Gaza: Send More Ships – Read More Here

(MedicalSchoolTraining) – Video: The Gaza Flotilla How Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fakes Photos of Seized Weapons – Video Link Here

(CatBird) – Palestinians Need a State: Loosening Blockade is not Enough – Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Lebanese women sending aid ship to Gaza: organisers

An aid ship transporting medical supplies to Gaza will leave Lebanon in the coming days with dozens of women activists on board, one of the organisers told AFP on Tuesday.
“We are all independent women who believe in breaking the siege on Gaza and are committed to the enmity of the Zionist entity,” said Samar Hajj, who is coordinating the trip. Read More Here

(SouthLebanon) – Egypt has accepted to issue visa for Iran MPs to visit Gaza – Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Gaza crossing points opened as Israel bows to international pressure – Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – Gaza Flotilla: Global Citizens Must Respond Where Governments Have Failed – Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack – Read More Here

(Care&Washing) – Israel Investigates Israel for Murder and Surprise, Israel finds Israel Innocent

The promised Israeli ‘investigation’ of the savage, brutal and unprovoked Israeli attack against the Gaza Aid Convoy Humanitarians (which the Zionist hasbara agents called “Operation Sea Breeze,”) will find Israel innocent of any and all charges. We’ll hear sob stories about how heavily armed IOF Goons were forced to defend themselves against 80 yo grannies wielding their dentures and threatening to slit the throats of the IOF Storm Troopers of the ‘world’s most moral army.’
More lies about how those wheelchairs and crutches that the humanitarians were trying to bring into Gaza were actually parts of some sinister ‘anti-Semitic’ WMD. Read More Here

(PalestineMonitor) – Largest Ever Flotilla And Land Convoy To Reach Gaza ’After Ramadan’

With the rumour mill spinning faster than an IDF spokesman, we spoke to the organisers behind the next flotilla. Read More Here

(WAFA) – As Turkish Photographer is Buried, other Journalists aboard Flotilla Speak out – Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Video: Israelis Celebrate IDF Flotilla Attack

Thousands of Israelis rally in Tel Aviv in support of the IDF raid against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that left nine passengers dead. The rally was organized through Israeli Facebook forums. In addition to supporting the IDF commando unit that attacked the Mavi Marmara ship, demonstrators expressed anger at Turkey and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who they accused of supporting terrorism. Continue reading

Rand Paul News (Updated to May 21)

(TPM) – Libertarians On Paul’s Civil Rights Stance: ‘Very Reasonable’ – Read More Here

(RasmussenReports) – Despite Establishment Smears, Rand Paul Is Crushing His Democratic Opponent In The Polls

Rand Paul, riding the momentum of his big Republican Primary win on Tuesday, now posts a 25-point lead over Democrat Jack Conway in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, but there’s a lot of campaigning to go. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Rand Paul Strikes Back At Mainstream Media Smear Machine

Would be Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has hit back at a desperate and sustained mainstream media attempt to smear him as a racist extremist following his historic primary victory earlier this week. Read More Here

(ABC) – White House Says Rand Paul’s Civil Rights Talk ‘Shouldn’t Have a Place in Our Political Dialogue in 2010′

Robert Gibbs said that “I think the issues that, that many fought for in the ‘50s and the ‘60s were settled a long time ago in landmark legislation and the discussion about whether or not to support those, I don’t think, shouldn’t have a place in our political dialogue in 2010.” Read More Here

(Fox) – Video: Rand Paul on FOX News w/ Bill O’Reilly – Video Link Here

Video: Southern Avenger – Rand Paul Revolution

When Rand Paul won the Kentucky Republican Primary for US Senate in a landslide, he was immediately attacked by both the Left and Right–and for the same reason.

(PaulWatson) – Video: The Establishment Is In Full Blown Panic Over Rand Paul

The establishment is in full blown panic over the runaway success of Kentucky primary winner Rand Paul and has set about attacking the son of Congressman Ron Paul from every conceivable angle in an attempt to undermine his support base and ensure his defeat by a Democratic opponent in November. Read More Here

(Newsweek) – Neo-Cons Attack Rand Paul After Primary Victory

On a rough night for conservatives, Rand Paul’s victory in the Kentucky Senate primary was a rare bright spot. The opthalmologist and son of Rep. Ron Paul is one of the highest profile wins yet for the Tea Party, a constituency he trumpeted last night: ”I have a message from the Tea Party. A message that is loud and clear and does not mince words: We have come to take our government back.” Fox News’s Sean Hannity, chatting with Sarah Palin, termed it a “Randslide.” Of course, Paul’s triumph is bad news for the GOP establishment. Mainstream pick Trey Grayson, who got walloped, was hand-chosen and backed by major establishment figures—from Mitch McConnell to Dick Cheney.

But outside the Senate minority leader’s circle, Paul’s selection is cause for celebration. Right? Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Video: Rachel Maddow Attempts to Portray Rand Paul as a Racist

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is a shill for big government. She uses Paul’s opposition to the federal government dictating to the states — specifically, civil rights legislation handed down by the feds — to insinuate that he is a racist.

This is the same argument constantly used by Chris Matthews and others to portray states’ rights advocates as racists. It is part of the effort by the corporate media and government to label all opposition to Obama as the hateful ranting of white supremacists. Continue reading

MSM: Rachel Corrie’s family takes case to court in Israel

(LATimes) – Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to protect Palestinian homes. Her family has been met with hostility while pursuing a civil suit after calling the investigation a ‘whitewash.’ Read More Here

Rachel Corrie Family Finally Puts Israel in Dock – Court hears how army bulldozer killed peace activist

(InfoClearingHouse) – Seven years after Rachel Corrie, a US peace activist, was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza, her family was to put the Israeli government in the dock today. Continue reading

A Call to Action From Rachel Corrie’s Parents

Friends,
As many of you know, a civil lawsuit in the case of our daughter Rachel Corrie is scheduled for trial in the Haifa District Court beginning March 10, 2010. A human rights observer and activist, Rachel, 23, tried nonviolently to offer protection for a Palestinian family whose home was threatened with demolition by the Israeli military. On March 16, 2003, she was crushed to death by an Israel Defense Force (IDF) Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza. Continue reading

Video: Partisan Bickering is just a Sideshow – Ron Paul

(MSNBC) – On Wednesday, Congressman Paul appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the lack of difference between the two major parties, as well as the public’s growing frustration with the political establishment. Continue reading

Video: Rachel Maddow – President Obama & Guns N’ Poses

(MSNBC) – More Propaganda Against the Second Amendment – August 19th, 2009 Continue reading

Video: Col Wilkerson & Rachel Maddow – The U.S. Assassinates People All The Time!

(MSNBC) – July 14, 2009 – Rachel Maddow Show Continue reading

Video: Hypocrite Brzezinski Slams “Conspiratorial View” Of History While Highlighting 50’s Iran Overthrow

During a discussion with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow last Friday, Trilateral Commission co-founder and top Obama advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski spoke of those who question the official version of events on 9/11 in the same context as those who deny the holocaust. Continue reading

Video: Rather – Former detainee says torture still going on at Gitmo

Dan Rather, the former CBS anchor who now hosts a news magazine on cable channel HDNet, has done a documentary on a former Guantanamo prisoner who says he was tortured for years before being released two weeks ago. Continue reading

General Rick Sanchez Calls for War Crimes Truth Commission

In front of a packed audience tonight at the Times Center in New York City, General Ricardo Sanchez, the former commander of all coalition forces in Iraq, called for a truth commission to investigate the abuses and torture which occurred there. Continue reading

Video: Rachel Maddow – Obama talks about “Indefinite Detention”

Maddow continues to impress in her sharp critique of the Obama administration for continuing and expanding upon Bush’s violations of civil liberties. Continue reading

Video: Rand Paul Announces US Senate Run In Kentucky

Rand Paul son of Ron Paul has formed and exploratory committee for a US Senate run here in Kentucky. He made his announcement on the Rachel Maddow Show tonight. Continue reading

America’s Shame – Paul Craig Roberts

For sixty years Israelis have been stealing Palestine from Palestinians. There are maps available on the Internet and in Israeli publications showing the shrinkage over time of what was once Palestine into what Palestine is today–a small number of unconnected ghettos or bantustans. Continue reading

Video: Rachel Maddow Compares Sovereignty Movement to Confederacy

Rachel Maddow, described as Keith Olbermann’s “political soul mate” and “a liberal in the purest, almost mineral sense of the word,” has characterized the states’ rights and sovereignty movement as a modern spin-off of the Confederacy, “except the states aren’t clinging to a slave-based economy.” She claims to be “weirded-out by the Civil War theme” of the Tea Party movement. Continue reading

DeMint’s Small Riots

According to Republican Senator Jim DeMint, there will be riots in response to the banker giveaway, now closing in on the astronomical number of $9.5 trillion. Mr. DeMint told Adam Bitely of Right Nation these riots will probably be small, although “I think there is a chance that we can see some large ones.” Continue reading