Category: Iraq

In your name

If By Arkansas Times’ “The Observer” (David Koon), June 14, 2018   If you can, cast your mind back to when you were very young and recall what it felt like to be separated from your mother and father. Not just playing in the yard or another part of the house, but truly, even for …

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Memory is stubborn

Invention of the Mizrahim By Susan Abulhawa, 20 Sept 2017   The State of Israel was conceived at the turn of the 20th century in Eastern Europe by a group of elite European Jews who launched a movement called Zionism that sought to establish a physical nation state exclusive to Jews. It was a typical …

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Self-deception started early

Howard Zinn’s July 4 Wisdom Stands the Test of Time By Howard Zinn, July 4, 2017     On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed. Is …

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We expect people to die.

The destruction of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is another example of the ‘culturecide’ we’ve become so used to By Robert Fisk, Thursday 29 June 2017 12:45 BST   Over the years, I’ve almost lost count of the priceless treasures of art and antiquity which I’ve seen with my own eyes – and which now …

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Another odd element to our western outrage

It was bizarre to watch Samantha Power at the UN conveniently forget to mention all the massacres done in America’s name By Robert Fisk, Thursday 15 December 2016 10:00 BST   So there was Samantha Power doing her “shame” bit in the UN. “Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a …

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The full measure of its guilt

“Some People Push Back”: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens By Ward Churchill, September 12, 2001   When queried by reporters concerning his views on the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, Malcolm X famously – and quite charitably, all things considered – replied that it was merely a case of “chickens coming …

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He was despised and we esteemed him not

After the Chilcot report, we’ll hear the New Testament – the gospel according to Saint Tony By Robert Fisk, Friday 3 June 2016 08:25 BST   So, Sir John Chilcot’s report is going to be “four times as long as War and Peace”, is it? My weariness comes not with the cliché, credited to the …

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