"Let us go back to those simple days of popular resistance – masses of people taking to the streets in protest of Israel’s ongoing occupation of our land. Leaders and ordinary citizens alike need to join hands and willpower and forget about any other considerations until the goal is had. The protesters of Tahreer Square understood what it meant to do or die; the people of Libya are living it today. Palestinians also know what it means to sacrifice and suffer for a larger cause. We have done it before. As we watch as our fellow Arabs struggle against their own tyrannical rulers, we have only to remember our own strength to find our clear path to liberation."
"At the end of the day, another right-wing leader, steeped in Revisionist ideology, had agreed to partition the land into two states. This cannot have been easy for Netanyahu. Yet his was not an unequivocal acceptance of the peace process with all it entails. Accordingly, his coalition will hold; Washington will keep up the pressure; and PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas will refuse to renew negotiations. Netanyahu "walked between the raindrops" and thinks he never got wet."
WORD CUP 2016
"Since Obama believes that “in America, prosperity has always risen from the bottom up,” he should be genuinely concerned with imposing higher marginal tax rates on non-rich Americans. But economists will be more concerned with the higher rates on that top 5 percent because we know that the “rich” play a crucial role in financing the economy’s investments and new business start-ups and in producing the technological innovations so critical to improving our prosperity. Higher marginal tax rates on the “rich” are certain to reduce the contributions they make to the well being of all Americans."
"It is cruel to withhold the body of someone’s son or daughter from their family. It is cruel to put them in a grave marked only with a number and prevent anyone from bidding them farewell. It is long overdue that these fallen Palestinians be given the proper and dignified burials they deserve. May they finally be able to rest in peace."
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"The word "Islam" has been turned into a synonym of "terrorism." Take the Pakistani nuclear bomb and the media - the media's huge coverage didn't spare a tag on the bomb that reads: "Islamic Bomb". But what about the more sophisticated one, built in Israel? Did they call it "Jewish Bomb"?"
"If Cheney is to be believed, the conspiracy to pick on Halliburton is a global effort because as of July 2004, the French, British, Nigerian and US governments were all investigating Halliburton's activities while Cheney was CEO, for paying over $180 million in bribes to Nigerian officials in exchange for a $6 billion contract to build a natural gas plant in Nigeria."
"Washington was so heavily fortified that it resembled the city during its WWII days. There were cops/soldiers on every corner as President George W. Bush and VP Dick Cheney were re-crowned at the Capitol. The rally permit process was rigged to favor fat cat donors to the GOP. Ramsey Clark said George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are “war criminals” and should be impeached. The subverters of the U.S. Constitution are in now in charge of the government."
"It was World War I that changed the calculus. When the Ottomans joined the war on the side of Germany, the Allied Powers – Britain, France and Russia – decided to dismantle the Ottoman empire. Even then, there was little interest in the Zionist plan – despite intense Zionist lobbying."
"The United Nation’s watchdog on torture has criticised Israel for refusing to allow inspections at a secret prison, dubbed by critics as “Israel’s Guantanamo Bay”, and demanded to know if more such clandestine detention camps are operating."
"One of the most disturbing elements of this sorry chapter in the history of American journalism is that Sulzberger is virtually immune from impeachment. His best defense is that he broke no law. As the master of a hereditary political fiefdom – he feels a sense of entitlement to contaminate the nation with war fever."
"Routinely, the dominant political and media calculus renders the dead as digits and widgets, moved around on spreadsheets and news pages. The victims of war are hardly seen as people by the numbed sophisticates who can measure just about anything but the value of a human life."
"The present economic chaos is only the latest in a series of financial disasters which profit a few at loss to the many, but it is threatening all of humanity and not just growing numbers of Americans. Political leaders from South America to Asia to Africa are addressing the critical need for global change, while the west tries to maintain its domination under a new regime made to seem a triumph of Affirmative Action."