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DrALJONES

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Writer, psychologist & educator here to learn & share info on politics, psych, education, history &, especially, structural power. Antifascist, anti-oligarchy, atheist. I boost what I find interesting, regardless of whether I agree with it. Resisting fascism includes countering disinformation with facts. I prefer evidence, not evidence-free opinion. Image: Rothko #61

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"Protestors interrupt US defense chief's testimony to demand Gaza cease-fire"

"Lloyd Austin you are a liar! You lied to your nation about the genocide in Gaza. You're a liar. You're lying to the American people."

"You disregard the International Court of Justice. They destroyed the Iranian Embassy in Damascus. You disregard a US federal court. You say that genocide is good for American jobs. Shame on you!"

https://www.anews.com.tr/world/2024/04/17/protestors-interrupt-us-defense-chiefs-testimony-to-demand-gaza-cease-fire

Video: https://www.instagram.com/vpalestinet/reel/C530B0AChVC/

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"Requiem for The New York Times"
Read by Eunice Wong

"I am sitting in the auditorium at The New York Times. It is the first time I have been back in nearly two decades. It will be the last. The newspaper is a pale reflection of what it was when I worked there..."

https://chrishedges.substack.com/p/requiem-for-the-new-york-times-read

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@ohmrun

Yes, agree. Good heart, good head, & no pretence.

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Interview with Vincent Bevins on how our popular uprisings are crushed & the far right triumphs.

"There was a decade of popular uprisings from 2010 until the global pandemic in 2020.

"These uprisings... denounced corporate domination, austerity cuts & demanded economic justice & civil rights.

"Reform, or at least the promise of it, dominated public discourse. It seemed to herald a new era.

"Then the backlash."

https://chrishedges.substack.com/p/the-chris-hedges-report-with-vincent?utm_campaign=email-half-post&r=5xoug&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

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"UN commission accuses Israel of obstructing Oct 7 probe"

The commission's mandate is to collect evidence & identify perpetrators, but Israel has actively obstructed its efforts to receive evidence from victims & witnesses.

In response, Israel said it had been carrying out its own investigation into the crimes.

The commission is also probing actions of violent settlers in the West Bank.

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/un-commission-accuses-israel-obstructing-oct-7-probe-2024-04-16/

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Explainer

"Bombs and viruses: The shadowy history of Israel’s attacks on Iranian soil"

"From cyberattacks and assassinations to drone strikes, Israel-linked plots have targeted Iran and its nuclear programme for years."

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/4/15/bombs-and-viruses-the-shadowy-history-of-israels-attacks-on-iranian-soil

#Iran #Israel ..

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Beyond words...

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Israeli "drones are broadcasting sounds of babies crying to lure Gazans to kill zones"

The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the latest Israeli war crimes in Gaza, including a massacre of children & massive Israeli destruction of homes in a so-called “buffer zone” in Gaza.

https://www.cair.com/press_releases/cair-condemns-latest-israeli-massacre-of-children-in-gaza-attempts-to-lure-people-to-death-with-fake-baby-cries-destruction-of-homes-in-buffer-zone/#:~:text=Online%20reports%20indicate%20that%20Israeli,that%20they%20can%20be%20killed.

https://euromedmonitor.org/en/article/6271/Israeli-army-broadcasts-intimidating-sounds-to-lure,-kill,-and-forcibly-displace-civilians-in-the-Nuseirat-camp

-Nazism ..

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Analysis

"The NYT’s Palestinian-Israeli Lexicon"

The Intercept has "sprung the style guide of the New York Times for talking about Israel & Palestine."

eg, "Carnage": When Israelis kill Palestinians this word should be avoided since it conveys more emotion than information. May be used when Palestinians kill Israelis."

"Palestine": A word not to be used “except in very rare cases.” No such place has ever existed nor does it now.

https://www.juancole.com/2024/04/palestinian-israeli-glossary.html

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Beyond words...

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Israeli "drones are broadcasting sounds of babies crying to lure Gazans to kill zones"

The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the latest Israeli war crimes in Gaza, including a massacre of children & massive Israeli destruction of homes in a so-called “buffer zone” in Gaza.

https://www.cair.com/press_releases/cair-condemns-latest-israeli-massacre-of-children-in-gaza-attempts-to-lure-people-to-death-with-fake-baby-cries-destruction-of-homes-in-buffer-zone/#:~:text=Online%20reports%20indicate%20that%20Israeli,that%20they%20can%20be%20killed.

https://euromedmonitor.org/en/article/6271/Israeli-army-broadcasts-intimidating-sounds-to-lure,-kill,-and-forcibly-displace-civilians-in-the-Nuseirat-camp

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@Shivviness

many millions were murdered in ww2

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@Paul_Friesen

Indeed, what would they gain? I'd suggest looking at broader possibilities than pure, cold tactical logic.

As with the Nazis, there's an element of retributive cruelty in the IDF's approach - sadism for its own sake.

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@Shivviness

"Equal to what the Nazis did"

You were the one who instigated comparisons, not me. I don't accept your disingenuous framing.

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@radpanda

Yes. And from reports from recovering Zionists, etc. Israeli state conditioning portrays Palestinians as subhuman right from the start.

eg: Miko Peled, former IDF soldier & son of Israeli general:
"It starts in kindergarten. It's everywhere".
How 75 years of racist indoctrination & mass militarisation led to genocide in Gaza.

https://chrishedges.substack.com/p/the-chris-hedges-report-with-miko?utm_campaign=email-half-post&r=5xoug&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

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@Paul_Friesen

Re "I suspect that this one belongs with some of the more lurid Israeli claims"

I'm interested in evidence, not supposition & commentary that seems to ignore the simple precept that to describe is not to condemn.

https://euromedmonitor.org/en/article/6271/Israeli-army-broadcasts-intimidating-sounds-to-lure,-kill,-and-forcibly-displace-civilians-in-the-Nuseirat-camp

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Explainer

"Bombs and viruses: The shadowy history of Israel’s attacks on Iranian soil"

"From cyberattacks and assassinations to drone strikes, Israel-linked plots have targeted Iran and its nuclear programme for years."

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/4/15/bombs-and-viruses-the-shadowy-history-of-israels-attacks-on-iranian-soil

#Iran #Israel ..

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Too many Israeli lies at risk of exposure?

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"UN commission accuses Israel of obstructing Oct 7 probe"

The commission's mandate is to collect evidence & identify perpetrators, but Israel has actively obstructed its efforts to receive evidence from victims & witnesses.

In response, Israel said it had been carrying out its own investigation into the crimes.

The commission is also probing actions of violent settlers in the West Bank.

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/un-commission-accuses-israel-obstructing-oct-7-probe-2024-04-16/

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From Rwanda to Gaza: US mendacity

Analysis

"A month before the [Rwanda] genocide, [Clinton]... stated that the US will not engage in any humanitarian operation, unless it's in its self-interest.

"He had instructed his staff not to tell him what the hell was going on."

Roméo Dallaire
UN peacekeeping mission during the Rwanda genocide.
In 100 days, more than 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered by the Rwandan military & Hutu militia.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/sunday/the-sunday-edition-for-april-7-2019-1.5086008/my-soul-is-still-in-rwanda-25-years-after-the-genocide-rom%C3%A9o-dallaire-still-grapples-with-guilt-1.5086075

#US #RwandaGenocide ...

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Interview

Yanis Varoufakis Banned from Germany as Berlin Police Shut Down Palestinian Conference

Germany's crackdown on pro-Palestinian voices continued with the conference stormed by police.

Germany’s Interior Ministry had also banned some conference speakers from entering the country.

"This is not about protecting Jews from antisemitism. It’s all about protecting the right of Israel to commit any war crime of its choice,” said Varoufakis

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/16/germany_palestine

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Interview with Peter Maass

"I’m Jewish, & I’ve Covered Wars. I Know War Crimes When I See Them”

Maass covered the Bosnian genocide in the 1990s that killed about 100,000 over 4 years.

Israel is carrying out the same war crimes, he said, including sniper attacks on civilians, bombing of civilian infrastructure, attacks on bread lines & besieging whole populations. Gaza could be even worse than Bosnia.

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/16/israel_war_crimes

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Interview with Palestinian Journalist Dalia Hatuqa

"Under Cover of War in Gaza, Assault on West Bank Intensifies"

While international reporters are blocked by Israel from entering the territory, western corporate media are failing to use Palestinian voices. “Nobody knows Gaza better than the Gazan journalists on the ground," she said.

Hatuqa also discusses rising Israeli state & settler violence - pogroms - in the occupied West Bank.

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/16/west_bank_update

#WestBank #Gaza ..

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Analysis

"Shadow War no more: With Direct Warfare between Israel and Iran, is there any going Back?"

"For decades, Iran & Israel have been engaged in a shadow war.

"Falling short of direct military confrontation, this conflict has been characterized by war through other means – through proxies, cyber attacks, economic sanctions and fiery rhetoric.

"Events over the last few weeks in the Middle East have, however, changed the nature of this conflict."

https://www.juancole.com/2024/04/shadow-warfare-between.html

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Analysis

"The NYT’s Palestinian-Israeli Lexicon"

The Intercept has "sprung the style guide of the New York Times for talking about Israel & Palestine."

eg, "Carnage": When Israelis kill Palestinians this word should be avoided since it conveys more emotion than information. May be used when Palestinians kill Israelis."

"Palestine": A word not to be used “except in very rare cases.” No such place has ever existed nor does it now.

https://www.juancole.com/2024/04/palestinian-israeli-glossary.html

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Interview with Palestinian Journalist Dalia Hatuqa

"Under Cover of War in Gaza, Assault on West Bank Intensifies"

While international reporters are blocked by Israel from entering the territory, western corporate media are failing to use Palestinian voices. “Nobody knows Gaza better than the Gazan journalists on the ground," she said.

Hatuqa also discusses rising Israeli state & settler violence - pogroms - in the occupied West Bank.

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/16/west_bank_update

#WestBank #Gaza ..

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Interview with Peter Maass

"I’m Jewish, & I’ve Covered Wars. I Know War Crimes When I See Them”

Maass covered the Bosnian genocide in the 1990s that killed about 100,000 over 4 years.

Israel is carrying out the same war crimes, he said, including sniper attacks on civilians, bombing of civilian infrastructure, attacks on bread lines & besieging whole populations. Gaza could be even worse than Bosnia.

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/16/israel_war_crimes

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Interview

Yanis Varoufakis Banned from Germany as Berlin Police Shut Down Palestinian Conference

Germany's crackdown on pro-Palestinian voices continued with the conference stormed by police.

Germany’s Interior Ministry had also banned some conference speakers from entering the country.

"This is not about protecting Jews from antisemitism. It’s all about protecting the right of Israel to commit any war crime of its choice,” said Varoufakis

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/16/germany_palestine

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