The following (published by Comon Drams 25 January 2024) by Media Benjamin cofounder of Codepink and rights organisation Global Exchange, with Nicolas Davies, independent journalist, and researcher for Codepink, is about the dangerous road being taken by President Joe Biden. In addition to providing carte-blanche support to the slaughter of Palestinians, he is following the game plan of the Netanyahu government in Israel that is extending its attack on Gaza into other theatres. The intention, it is suggested, is to draw in United States ground forces, even if it risks regional and world war.
By Joe Montero
As the Israeli invasion Gaza steps up, international revulsion against the dire human crimes being committed against Palestinian civilians is growing rapidly. Global public opinion is on the side of the Palestinians and calling for peace and demanding an end to the butchery that has murdered more than 10,000 so far. Continue reading World sees massive upsurge of support for the people of Gaza
Virginia Bryant is an award-winning artist/painter whose writings have been featured in daily newspapers and other publications. The flowing article Los Angeles Progressive 29 October 2023) she shows that there is also a vigorous campaign in the United States to win the Freedom of WikiLeaks founder Jullian Assange from persecution and a lifetime of imprisonment. Two politicians are spearheading a bipartisan effort within the Democrat and Republican parties and building support within the Congress and Senate, as part of the broader campaign. Most American agree that Assange should be freed.
Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and James McGovern (D-Mass.) are circulating a letter to their colleagues in the House of Representatives calling on President Biden to end the prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing a possible extradition to the U.S. for publishing classified U.S. military documents. Continue reading Truth Is the Central Issue of Our Time
By Jim Hayes
Israel’s attack on the Palestinian population of Gaza can’t be justified in any way. The fact that some are doing this, including the Australian Labor prime Minister and his government is disturbing, and a signal of how far the moral compass has fallen. Continue reading The Australian government must find the courage to demand a stop to Israel’s invasion of Gaza
The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) has sent the following, which seeks global condemnation condemns the extra judicial execution of a union organizer by the paramilitary Philippine National Police. Such killings of union and other leaders are routinely practiced in the Philippines and are becoming more frequent udert the new Marcos regime.
By Jim Hayes
World attention has turned to the Middle east again after the surprise incursion of the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas into Israel and the capture of Israeli mostly soldier and some civilian hostages. Reports claim that more than1000 people died on both sides. This should not have happened. Continue reading Hamas’ attack on Israel is an outcome of ongoing and brutal occupation of Palestinian land
Acclaimed investigative journalist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Seymour Hersh, wrote the following article (published in Subtack 26 September 20203). It is about who blew up the Baltic Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Germany. In February, his published investigation that pointed the finger at the Biden Administration earned him personal rebuke and led to unsubstantiated alternative explanations. Seymour Hersh has more to say here, and this is based on information received from his contacts. It adds to the already widely know truth that the attack was planned and executed by a team of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Interview with Gabrial Shipton Julian Assange’s brother reveals the movement to free Julian is growing, and this is being helped by the Australia cross-party delegation of members of the federal parliament, which has gone to Washinton to put to their American counterparts, Australia’s call to stop the persecution of the award-winning journalist and publisher. Nine in 10 Australians support Assange, and support is growing in the United States.
Australia’s support is so strong that the prime minister and the leader of the opposition agree that “enough is enough.”
Gabrial suggests that perhaps those in Washington who value the Alliance the United States has with Australia might to consider this. He finishes by paying tribute to his brother’s courage, standing up in difficult situation marked by years of unjust imprisonment.