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Fredericton Peace Coalition celebrates its 3rd anniversary with films

This Friday, September 11, Cinema Politica is screening: LEILA KHALED & THE WAR OF 33. 7:00 PM, Friday, Sept 11 at Conserver House, 180 St. John St. This double-bill screening marks the 3rd anniversary of the Fredericton Peace Coalition. LEILA KHALED: HIJACKER In 1969 Palestinian Leila Khaled made history by becoming the first woman to [...]

Israeli Gunboats Came out of the Darkness and Rammed us Three Times

Today the Free Gaza ship “Dignity” carefully made its way to safe harbor in Tyre, Lebanon’s southern-most port city, after receiving serious structural damage when Israeli warships rammed its bow and the port side. Waiting to greet the passengers and crew were thousands of Lebanese who came out to show their solidarity with this attempt [...]

Massive Iraqi Death Toll Ignored by Tabloid Culture

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (IPS) – The year is 1994. Pictures of Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley cover the pages of prominent U.S. newspapers and magazines. Yet hidden from national view is the attempted elimination of the Tutsi ethnic group in Rwanda.

Is Obama Screwing His Base with Rahm Emanuel Selection?

Stephen Zunes: I had really wanted to celebrate Barack Obama’s remarkable victory for a day or so before becoming cynical again. I really did. And yet, less than 24 hours after the first polls closed, the president-elect chose as his chief of staff — perhaps the most powerful single position in any administration — Rahm [...]

New agreement lets US strike any country from inside Iraq

A proposed Iraqi-American security agreement will include permanent American bases in the country, and the right for the United States to strike, from within Iraqi territory, any country it considers a threat to its national security, Gulf News has learned.

Beirut in Crisis

Lebanon is currently facing a major political crisis, as armed battles have erupted in multiple districts in Beirut, battles between pro-government forces and the political opposition backed by the Lebanese movement Hezbollah. Currently the Lebanese capital is divided, as opposition forces maintain a hold in West Beirut, having handed control in certain districts to the [...]

He did die in vain

On July 25, 2006, Major Paeta Hess-Von Kruedener, a 44-year-old Canadian monitoring the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in South Lebanon as a United Nations observer, died along with three colleagues after six hours of Israeli attacks on his UN patrol base, culminating in the aerial bombardment of the bunker where the men had taken [...]

Middle East Geopolitics

Speech by Robert Fisk, with introduction by Noam Chomsky. Some snippets of Robert Fisk’s over 1000 page long “The Great War For Civilization: Conquest of the Middle East”. Good clips, watch them!

Robert Fisk: Darkness falls on the Middle East

In Beirut, people are moving out of their homes, just as they have in Baghdad Published: 24 November 2007 So where do we go from here? I am talking into blackness because there is no electricity in Beirut. And everyone, of course, is frightened. A president was supposed to be elected today. He was not [...]

Meet Gen. David Petraeus

With a Ph.D. from Princeton University, he exemplifies the new breed of warrior who combines scholarly insight, cultural understanding and steely determination. Despite his high profile, Petraeus’ record has largely escaped scrutiny. If any one general symbolizes the failure that is Iraq, it is Petraeus. Having served in multiple positions in Iraq since the 2003 [...]