Letter to President Obama

On June 14, the passengers on The Audacity of Hope sent this letter to Pres. Obama. Copies went to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and 12 members of the Administration and Congressional leadership. Call the White House – 202-456-1111 – and tell them you agree with the letter and expect the U.S. to take action to uphold the rights of peaceful citizens to safe passage on the seas.

Chomsky over de moord op Osama Bin Laden

“Same with the name, Operation Geronimo. The imperial mentality is so profound, throughout western society, that no one can perceive that they are glorifying bin Laden by identifying him with courageous resistance against genocidal invaders. It’s like naming our murder…

Plastic eilanden/plastic soep

De wereldwijde groei van de productie van plastics leidt onherroepelijk tot een milieuprobleem. Zonder maatregelen, zoals het sterk verminderen van plasticgebruik en betere recycling, eindigen de oceanen als ‘plastic soep.’

11 april 2003 De moord op Tom Hurndall

“…when I die, I want to smile because of the things I have done, not cry for the things I haven’t done.” Tom Hurndall Op 11 april 2003 werd de Britse fotografiestudent Tom Hurndall in het hoofd geschoten door een…

A Morning at an Israeli Checkpoint

By ALAIN SALOMON and KATIA SALOMON PARIS — We have just returned from a week in Israel and Palestine. We organize a chamber music festival in Southwest France and are interested in bringing Israeli and Palestinian students to our master…

Een betere wereld?

Richard Lewontin merkte al eens op dat de elites van voor de Franse Revolutie slechts vervangen zijn door andere. Nu zijn het de financiële instellingen, de bankiers, de farmaceutische industrie, de wapen-, landbouw- en voedsellobbies die aan de touwtjes trekken. Met meer macht dan de vroegere aristocratische elites en met beduidend minder moreel besef

The Outrage at Helen Thomas

By ALISON WEIR Whenever Israel commits yet another atrocity, its defenders are quick to redirect public attention away from the grisly crime scene. Currently, there are headlines about allegedly anti-Semitic comments made by senior White House correspondent Helen Thomas. Pundits…

The War On Terror is a fraud

Webster Tarpley: “The War On Terror is a fraud – it is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous” (Photo: Frank Kitson) Webster Tarpley is a member of the “world anti-imperialist conference” Axis for Peace, of…

Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights

Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) was set up by UK-based practising lawyers and law students in London in 1988, during the first intifada in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. LPHR supports Palestinian people in their legal struggle to exercise their…

Fascism is neither right nor left

If  in exchange for decreased world pressure for an international probe into Gaza flotilla events, as The Daily Telegraph reports, the Gaza siege will be eased, then this will be another failure of the international community to impose sanction on…

Fear, pain and propaganda: an activist’s story

Scottish campaigner Theresa McDermott speaks exclusively to David Pratt and reveals what she witnessed when Israeli commandos stormed the flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza last week. I was on Challenger 1, a 25-metre motor yacht that was the smallest…

Kidnapped by Israel, forsaken by Britain

“It was this time last week that I was on the top deck of the Mavi Marmara, and first spotted Israeli war ships in the distance, as they approached the humanitarian flotilla. Little did I know how deadly and bloody…

Who was Rachel Corrie?

Long article about this you woman in The Guardian (from 2008) In one of her final emails home Rachel said, ‘This has to stop! I think it is a good idea for us all to drop everything and devote our…

Colonizers’ Hutzpah

“It amounts to this:  protected by a Western empire, you colonize a part of the world, ethnically cleanse as many of its indigenous people as you can, and confine the remainder to stew in a series of besieged reservations, which…

Notes on the Freedom Flotilla

A small collection of links to interesting articles concerning the latest catastrophic acts of the “only democracy in the Middle East” on may 30. After the Gaza massacre, the Dubai passport scam, the revelations about links with the Apartheid regime…

Types of Nationalism according to Michael Hechter

“It is widely appreciated that there are important differences between nationalist movements. Much effort has been made to create typologies that aim to capture some of the relevant distinctions (see, for example, Hall 1993). Most of these distinguish the liberal,…

Evolutionair denken

Onder Evolution is een apart kopje “History” aangemaakt. Hieronder vind je een – noodzakelijkerwijs willekeurige – lijst met informatie die online te vinden is over de geschiedenis van het denken over evolutie. Een van de beste algemene inleidingen blijft nog…