Israel Subverts all International Laws and Rulings in its Attack against Rafah- All Out June 8

https://networkdefenseofhumanitycuba.wordpress.com/2024/05/28/israel-subverts-all-international-laws-and-rulings-in-its-attack-against-rafah/ [A national convergence on the White House to stop the attacks on Rafah will take place June 8, and protests will take place around the country -- wear red.] At least 45 people, mostly women and children, were killed and scores of others were injured when Israel bombed a tent camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah late in the evening on Sunday, May 26. The tent camp in Tal al-Sultan was [...]

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The Israeli online magazine +972 has published a detailed report on Israel’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system called “Lavender” to target thousands of Palestinian men in its bombing campaign in Gaza. When Israel attacked Gaza after October 7, the Lavender system had a database of 37,000 Palestinian men with suspected links to [...]

Monthly Poetry Corner: Identity Card

Identity Card by Mahmoud Darwish [excerpt]   Put it on record. I am an Arab. Colour of hair: jet black. Colour of eyes: brown. My distinguishing features: On my head the `iqal cords over a keffiyeh Scratching him who touches it. My address: I'm from a village, remote, forgotten, Its streets without name And all its men in the fields and quarry. What's there to be angry about?   Put it on [...]

National Security Adviser advises business that war is still good business

According to a report in Breaking Defense, a news service for the "defense" industry (AKA the masters of war), "Even as the White House has pushed billions of dollars towards Ukraine and Israel, the American defense industry has been wary of standing up production capacity over fears that it will invest and then suddenly see government demand drop quickly." National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan assured investors and weapons manufacturers that they have [...]

A I squared:

Artificial Intelligence: Product and Tool of American Imperialism by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) Most of the fears expressed about A-I have focused on a couple of issues. There are fears of a fourth industrial revolution in which massive numbers of intellectual, professional, and creative workers are replaced by automatons, along with other skilled and unskilled "blue collar" workers like drivers, warehouse workers, clerks and others. On a more [...]

Free, Free Palestine! Stop the Genocide – Cease Fire Now -End the Occupation

Israeli Intelligence, Think Tank Lay Out Plans for Ethnically Cleansing Gaza by Robert Inlakesh https://www.palestinechronicle.com/leaked-documents-israeli-intelligence-think-tank-lay-out-plans-for-ethnically-cleansing-gaza/ On the first day of Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, offered a provocative warning to some 2.3 million civilians in the besieged coastal enclave: “Leave now”, he said, knowing that the people were trapped and could not. However, as time goes on and documents are leaked, there appears to be a [...]

U.S.-Backed Roll of the Dice Leaves Ukraine in Worse Crisis

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies President Biden wrote in the New York Times in June 2022 that the US was arming Ukraine to “fight on the battlefield and be in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table.” Ukraine’s fall 2022 counteroffensive left it in a stronger position, yet Biden and his NATO allies still chose the battlefield over the negotiating table. Now the failure of Ukraine’s long-delayed “Spring [...]

The Silent Slaughter of the Flower of Ukraine’s Youth

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies As Ukraine prepared to launch its much heralded but long delayed counteroffensive, the media published a photograph of a Ukrainian soldier with his finger on his lips, symbolizing the need for secrecy to retain some element of surprise for this widely telegraphed operation. Now that the offensive has been under way for two weeks, it is clear that the Ukrainian government and its Western [...]

What Can the US Bring to the Peace Table for Ukraine?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has just issued its 2023 Doomsday Clock statement, calling this “a time of unprecedented danger.” It has advanced the hands of the clock to 90 seconds to midnight, meaning that the world is closer to global catastrophe than ever before, mainly because the conflict in Ukraine has gravely increased the risk of nuclear war. This scientific assessment should [...]

The Growing Chorus for Peace in Ukraine

by Nicolas Davies and Medea Benjamin   Ukraine has been wracked by shocking destruction and deadly violence since Russia invaded the country in February. Estimates of the death toll range from a confirmed minimum of 27,577 people, including 6,374 civilians, to over 150,000. The slaughter can only get more horrific as long as all sides, including the United States and its NATO allies, remain committed to war. In the first weeks of [...]

Casualties of War

Casualties of War: Truth, Journalism and Critical Thought by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA While forces on the right loudly lament so-called cancel culture, the real censorship is coming from the corporate and even so-called progressive media and the state. Consider the recent decision by the British to allow the extradition of Julian Assange, after years of house arrest and incarceration, to stand trial in the US on charged related to his [...]

From Mosul to Raqqa to Mariupol, Killing Civilians is a Crime

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Americans have been shocked by the death and destruction of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, filling our screens with bombed buildings and dead bodies lying in the street. But the United States and its allies have waged war in country after country for decades, carving swathes of destruction through cities, towns and villages on a far greater scale than has so far disfigured Ukraine. As [...]

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