fix articles 34975, richard falk
Can U.S. Democracy Be Fixed? (tags)
To distract and divert, scapegoating becomes a core tactics of these moves away from democratic cohesion. In a world of inequalities and global warming, there has arisen a frightening receptivity to blaming the stranger or the other
Field Notes on Reality: Hard Truths Buried When Most Needed (tags)
Terrorizing Palestinian Children (tags)
Palestine Under Siege (tags)
Sham Peace Talks Continue (tags)
Israel's Racist War on Palestine (tags)
Eulogizing a Mass Murderer (tags)
Israeli Apartheid Ruthlessness (tags)
Spinning the Israeli/Palestinian Peace Process (tags)
Richard Falk: Speaking Truth to Power (tags)
Divestment Fails at UC Santa barbara (tags)
The anti-Israel Lobby pushes BDS at the University of California
Palestinian Prisoner Diaries (tags)
Israeli Aggression: Dress Rehearsal for Iran? (tags)
Israel's Anti-Rachel Corrie Verdict (tags)
Israel's verdict against Rachel Corrie, blaming her for her own death, was paid for with our tax dollars, $6 billion a year, as Israel is just an American military base to protect US oil profits in the Middle East and Israel does not make one move without explicit instructions from the US capitalist class, represented by the US government.
Waging War on Truth (tags)
Khader Adnan: Day 60 and Counting (tags)
Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? (tags)
"Understand that the “War on Terror” is a complete lie, a concoction meant to obscure the imperial attack on the worldwide insurrection of the people’s revolt the imperialist ruling class knew would be coming. Of course 911 was a false flag attack perpetrated largely by imperialism to serve as a defense against this revolt. But before that the outlines of this “defense of the system” was likely behind the crash of a jumbo jet in the ocean when an Egyptian pilot, with no record of radical ideas, supposedly crash dived a fully loaded passenger plane shouting, “God is great.” One can review and study these manipulations and begin to see the strategy and heartless efforts being waged by our rulers in a desperate attempt to maintain our world in bondage. The U.S. will claim to be defending democracy and human welfare while attempting to utterly crush both."
Complete Interview Transcript with Richard Falk from May 31st 2010 (tags)
DB "The Israelis say that these commandos who they say were armed with hand guns and paint guns were only defending themselves from armed and dangerous attacks by people on the boat. Your response to that? RF: There are two lines of response, and this is an area where the facts are contested and difficult to disentangle at this stage. The witnesses on the boats themselves, particularly the Turkish boats where most of the violence took place, claim that the commandos landed shooting, and that it was only after the initiation of that violence that there was some attempt at defense on the basis of very contrived and primitive weapons, as opposed to the kind of weaponry that the Israeli commandos were carrying. Beyond that, it’s fairly clear if unlawful attack of a vessel on the high seas is occurring, the passengers on that ship have some sort of right to self defense. So that’s one aspect of it. The second aspect is that even if there was some kind of defensive violence on the ship, that’s no excuse for an unprovoked attack carried out in this manner. If Israel didn’t want the ships to go to Gaza, they could have diverted them, and if they did what the other boats did in the Freedom Flotilla, except for the larger Turkish one, it seems pretty clear that this was a deliberate attack designed, I suppose, to punish the effort to carry out this humanitarian mission, which would obviously have disclosed the brutality of the blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has gone on now for almost three years. The Israeli arguments are not really seriously plausible. Given the overall circumstances it’s very difficult to give them any kind of serious credibility, and this seems to me to be as clear a violation of international humanitarian law, international law of the seas, and international criminal law, as we’re likely to see in the early part of the twenty-first century." RF
20 Dead after Israel Attacks Gaza Humanitarian Ship in Int'l Waters (tags)
At least 20 people are dead and many are injured on the lead ship of the Gaza Humanitarian Aid flotilla after the Israeli military, paid for with US tax dollars, boarded and attacked the unarmed people. Contrary to Israel's lies, obviously prepared in advance, no one attacked these heavily armed thugs; this is a humanitarian vessel with civilians on board, and Israel continued its attack after the white flag was raised, all in international waters. Support this website and protest this outrageous violation of international law by US/Israel as Israel does not exist for 1 second without US tax dollars.
Sen Boxer's Pro-Israel,Pro-War letter signed by 76 Senators (tags)
The Democrat and Republicans Parties are the twin parties of war and fascism, and that is most evident in their 100% support of the US military base, the anti-women theocracy called Israel. Senators Barbara Boxer and Johnny Iskason have submitted a letter in support of Israel from the warmongering, anti-communist gang called AIPAC to war criminal Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the signatures of the 76 out of 100 US Senators promoting Israel. If you want peace in the Middle East, you have to support the socialist or Green candidates.
Sunsara Taylor on The Michael Slate Show (tags)
Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper, and Richard Falk, Special UN Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied territories.
UN Official Says Only a Worldwide Mass Movement Will Stop Israel's Oppression of Palestine (tags)
UC Santa Barbara professor Richard Falk, elected by the UN Human Relations Commission as special rapporteur on Israel's treatment of Palestinians in the occupied territories, spoke in San Diego June 5 and said only a worldwide mass movement, comparable to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, can end Israel's oppression against the Palestinians and enable a truly just solution. He called on his listeners to take on the pro-Israel monopoly of opinion in American politics and the mainstream media, and help make Americans more aware of the depths of the suffering Palestinians experience under U.S.-funded Israeli arms.
Incriminating Evidence of Israeli War Crimes in Gaza (tags)
Israeli war crimes
Human Rights in Israel and Occupied Palestine (tags)
serious human rights violations
Why We Chained Ourselves to the Israeli Consulate (tags)
On January 14, 8 Jewish Angelenos — including us — chained themselves to the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard in protest of Israel's attacks on the people in Gaza.
On the Gaza Conflict (tags)
Israel’s claims of self-defense are clearly refuted by the disproportionate consequences of its aggression. With the death toll rising to 599, including 133 children, 33 women, and 6 medics, Israel can no longer hide the fact that its actions are tantamount to genocide, as Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territories, has pointed out.
Israel Bloacks UC Prof/UN Rappateur (tags)
Before invading Gaza, Israel made sure to blockade medical supplies and food shipments - and also the UN's independent special rapportuer. Adding the the SHAME!
Obama v. Richard Falk on Israel and Occupied Palestine (tags)
Obama is as hardline as Bush
U.N. Official Calls for Study Of Neocons' Role in 9/11 (tags)
Interesting that this author desperately tries to make us hate this man, while veering away from any and all discussion of the actual facts involved in 911.
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)
An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.
The Left's Israeli Lobby Denial (tags)
Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream, the Left is good on telling the truth about the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. But its unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role in shaping American Middle East policy helps to maintain that very policy
Griffin Seals Case for WTC Demolition, Calls on NY Times to End Coverup (tags)
In two speeches to overflow crowds in New York last weekend, notable theologian David Ray Griffin argued that recently revealed evidence seals the case that the Twin Towers and WTC-7 were destroyed by controlled demolition with explosives. Despite the many enduring mysteries of the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Griffin concluded, "It is already possible to know, beyond a reasonable doubt, one very important thing: the destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by terrorists within our own government."
Re-run of Griffin 9/11 Talk on C-Span Sat, Griffin's E-book, View Original CSPAN Video! (tags)
Re-run of Griffin 9/11 Talk on C-Span Sat + Griffin's Free E-book, 'THE NEW PEARL HARBOR' + View Original CSPAN Video! Plus more links to the video and in varied formats.