From Gaza with the worst news: Orphaned while at college in America

Palestinian student Iman Abu Aitah hears from abroad how most of her family was killed in Israeli strike on Jabaliya   by Sara Hassan Al Jazeera   August 30, 2014 5:00AM ET MASON, Michigan — It was a normal day for Iman Abu Aitah, a Palestinian student going to college in the United States. A rising […]

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Ten CIA rendition victims urge Obama to name them in Senate torture report

Reprieve   29 August 2014 Ten victims of CIA rendition and torture have signed an open letter to President Obama asking him to declassify the upcoming Senate report into the program. Two of the signatories – Abdel-Hakim Belhadj and Sami al-Saadi – were rendered with their entire families, including a pregnant woman and four children between […]

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Uri Avnery: The War for Nothing

Antiwar.com   August 30, 2014 After 50 days, the war is over. Hallelujah. On the Israeli side: 71 dead, among them 66 soldiers, 1 child. On the Palestinian side: 2,143 dead, 577 of them children, 263 women, 102 elderly. 11,230 injured. 10,800 buildings destroyed. 8,000 partially destroyed. About 40,000 damaged homes. Among the damaged buildings: 277 […]

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George Galloway, British Lawmaker, Is Released From Hospital After Attack

By MARK SCOTT The New York Times  AUG. 30, 2014 LONDON — George Galloway, a member of the British Parliament known for his vocal criticism of Israel, was released from a hospital on Saturday after being treated for injuries suffered when an assailant attacked him on the streets of London. The attack, which took place […]

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Coca-Cola and Its Egregious History — A Perfect Example of a Capitalist Abuser

by HEATHER GRAY HEATHER GRAY is the producer of “Just Peace” on WRFG-Atlanta 89.3 FM covering local, regional, national and international news. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia and can be reached at hmcgray@earthlink.net. Counterpunch     Weekend Edition August 29-31, 2014 Note: Years ago, Alex Cockburn tried to encourage me to write a book about The Coca-Cola […]

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Lady al-Qa’ida: on the trail of the world’s most wanted prisoner

Andrew Buncombe  Independent   Friday 29 August 2014 The message from the militants was revealing. “You were given many chances to negotiate the release of your people via cash transactions as other governments have accepted,” it said. “We have also offered prisoner exchanges to free the Muslims currently in your detention, like our sister Dr Aafia […]

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Israeli ZIM Ship Delayed Another Day in Seattle

IMEMC News & Agencies   Thursday August 28, 2014 15:42 After delaying work on the Israeli freight ship ZIM CHICAGO at the Port of Tacoma, local human-rights activists have learned that they also delayed the arrival of ZIM CHICAGO into the Port of Seattle for another full day, according to Block the Boat NW. The unloading […]

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