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Israel remorseless after military campaign that killed more than 500 children, destroyed 20,000 buildings and displaced as many as half a million Palestinians

Despite hailing as a victory the seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and destroyed large swathes of Gaza’s infrastructure, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, appears to have emerged as the main political casualty of Operation Protective Edge. 1,710 more words


3.2.12 - Hannah Arendt Without Politics

Hannah Arendt Without Politics
Amy L. Shuster, Virginia Tech

Abstract: Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt (2012) does not represent well the life and work of its protagonist. 8,019 more words


DIARIES: LIVE FROM PALESTINE "A clumsy army beating Palestinians into submission": TIME correspondent’s Nablus diary from 1990

An excerpt from the unpublished memoirs of the former TIME journalist Murray J. Gart describing the occupied West Bank city of Nablus at the height of the first intifada, or uprising, could have been written today. 1,096 more words

Human Rights

Israel war crimes – ICC is not living up to its mandate



The 1998 Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court’s founding charter, states that one of the critical ICC’s tasks is that “the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole must not go unpunished.” However, under pressure from the US and the European Community, the ICC has avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza. 624 more words


Gaza Ceasefire: Hold the Cheers by Stephen Lendman

by Stephen Lendman

On Monday, both sides agreed to open-ended ceasefire terms. Peace talks will resume in Cairo within a month.

Terms agreed on include opening border crossings, “enabl(ing) the rapid entry of humanitarian aid,” as well as construction supplies for rebuilding. 4,260 more words




 The International Criminal Court (ICC) began in 2002, formed under the Rome Statute  to try the most serious of war crimes when sovereign nations are not in a position to do so themselves. 953 more words

Saving the whales

Tonight I had a dream, in which – among other things – whaling ships were attacked by fighter jets (probably of the Dutch Royal Air Force), with the result of the whalers sinking. 235 more words