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Did Israel violate the Genocide Convention by forcing contraceptives on Ethiopian women?

Did Israel violate the Genocide Convention by forcing contraceptives on Ethiopian women?

The journalistic investigation was prompted by a precipitious decline in the birth rate among Ethiopian women in Israel: About six weeks ago, on an Educational Television program journalist Gal Gabbay revealed the results of interviews with 35 Ethiopian immigrants. The women’s testimony could help explain the almost 50-percent decline over the past 10 years in the birth rate of Israel’s Ethiopian community.

France, Qatar, and the New World Disorder

France, Qatar, and the New World Disorder

France, Qatar, and the New World Disorder
By Gearóid Ó Colmáin 
January 26, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - According to investigative journalist Silvia Cattori, the barbaric bombing of Aleppo University on January 15 has been officially claimed by the terrorist group the Al Nousra Front. This confirmation should not come as a surprise to those who have been following closely events in the Levant since March 17, 2011, when unknown snipers opened fire in the Southern Syrian town of Deraa killing several policemen and innocent protestors.

The African-American Army

The African-American Army
January 20, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - Escaped slaves fought on the British side, which promised to free them, during the American war for independence for white men.  But nobody liked to talk about that much after the French won the war, although -- come to think of it -- nobody much likes to talk about the French winning the war, or for that matter about the big losers being, not the British but the Native Americans.

Yvonne Ridley : The Algerian Kidnappers and the Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

Yvonne Ridley : The Algerian Kidnappers and the Case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
The case of the mother-of-three is well known in every household in Pakistan from the most religious to the most secular … the majority of which have been demanding her repatriation for years. Now she is known as the Daughter of the Nation although her story has travelled well beyond Pakistan’s borders. Thousands of Muslim children have been named after her because of all that she has come to symbolise. Everything that she represents stems from the injustices created by America’s War on Terror … the kidnaps, renditions, torture, rape and waterboarding. The brilliant academic, educated in top US universities, is tonight languishing in a Texan jail serving an 86 year sentence after being found guilty of trying to kill American soldiers. The fact they shot her at close range and nearly killed her is often overlooked.

Pepe Escobar : Burn, burn - Africa's Afghanistan

Pepe Escobar : Burn, burn - Africa's Afghanistan
Salafi-jihadis in Mali have got a huge problem: they chose the wrong battlefield. If this was Syria, they would have been showered by now with weapons, logistical bases, a London-based "observatory", hours of YouTube videos and all-out diplomatic support by the usual suspects of US, Britain, Turkey, the Gulf petromonarchies and - oui, monsieur - France itself.

Disturbing new video of Israeli Jews assaulting Africans in Tel Aviv on New Year’s Eve | The Electronic Intifada

Disturbing new video of Israeli Jews assaulting Africans in Tel Aviv on New Year’s Eve | The Electronic Intifada
A disturbing new video by David Sheen shot on New Year’s Eve on the streets of Tel Aviv shows Israelis rallying against Africans and then Jewish youths assaulting, insulting and humiliating African people – presumably identifiable only by the color of their skin.

The War Against the Shia: The West's Strange Bedfellows

The War Against the Shia: The West's Strange Bedfellows
January 14, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - It is a ferocious war waged by assassination, massacre, imprisonment and persecution that has killed tens of thousands of people. But non-Muslims – and many Muslims – scarcely notice this escalating conflict that pits Shia minority against Sunni majority.
The victims of the war in recent years are mostly Shia. Last week a suicide bomber walked into a snooker club in a Shia district of Quetta in Pakistan and blew himself up. Rescue workers and police were then caught by the blast from a car bomb that exploded 10 minutes later. In all, 82 people were killed and 121 injured. “It was like doomsday,” said a policeman. “There were bodies everywhere.” Responsibility for the bombing was claimed by the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni fundamentalist …

“Jews for Palestinian Right of Return” statement backs single state and refugees’ right to go home | The Electronic Intifada

“Jews for Palestinian Right of Return” statement backs single state and refugees’ right to go home | The Electronic Intifada
The following statement, dated 1 January 2013, is issued by Jews for the Palestinian Right of Return. The initial signers are listed below along with a link for those who wish to sign on.
“For Palestinians, the right to return home and the right to live in dignity and equality in their own land are not any less important than the right to live free of military occupation.”Prof. Saree Makdisi

In shock reversal, Abe Foxman's ADL speaks out against rights for Arab Jews | The Electronic Intifada

In shock reversal, Abe Foxman's ADL speaks out against rights for Arab Jews | The Electronic Intifada
Reversing a long-standing position, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), one of the most influential Zionist organizations in the United States, has come out against recognition of the rights of Arab Jews.
In a 7 January press release, the ADL
welcomed the resignation of a close adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi who last week called for Jews of Egyptian descent to return to Egypt and “leave Israel.”
The statement also condemned the advisor, Essam el-Erian’s, criticisms of Israel.
“This broad-brush negative stereotype of Jews by a senior Egyptian official was inappropriate, unacceptable and raises serious questions about the attitudes of some of Egypt’s leaders towards Jews,” the press release quoted ADL National Director Abraham Foxman as saying.

Watch: Banned Balad election ad has Israel's racist politicians dancing to Arab rhythm | The Electronic Intifada

Watch: Banned Balad election ad has Israel's racist politicians dancing to Arab rhythm | The Electronic Intifada
(David Silverman / Getty Images) Watch: Banned Balad election ad has Israel’s racist politicians dancing to Arab rhythmSubmitted by Ali Abunimah on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 22:13 التجمع | لمين تاركينها؟ Balad, a party representing Palestinian citizens of Israel, has released an election ad that shows some of Israel’s most notoriously racist politicians, including recently resigned foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, dancing to an Arabic rhythm.
The ad was banned from radio and television broadcast by Israel’s election commission.

Arab Slave Traders Supporting Democracy in Syria?:

Arab Slave Traders Supporting Democracy in Syria?:
Arab Slave Traders Supporting Democracy in Syria?:

Recent legal moves by the governments of Ethiopia, Indonesia and the Philippines to protect their nationals working in the Persian Gulf Arab states point to this harrowing fact: the Arab slave trade in foreign workers is alive and well.

By Finian Cunningham January 03, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - Recent legal moves by the governments of Ethiopia, Indonesia and the Philippines to protect their nationals working in the Persian Gulf Arab states point to this harrowing fact: the Arab slave trade in foreign workers is alive and well. Rights groups estimate that there are up to 15 million migrant workers located in the Persian Gulf Arab countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab…

Obama authorizes five more years of warrantless wiretapping — RT

Obama authorizes five more years of warrantless wiretapping — RT
Federal detectives won’t need a warrant to eavesdrop on the emails and phone calls of Americans for another five years. President Obama reauthorized an intelligence gathering bill on Sunday that puts national security over constitutional rights.
President Barack Obama inked his name over the weekend to an extension of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a George W. Bush-era legislation that has allowed the government expansive spy powers that has been considered by some to be dragnet surveillance.
FISA, or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, was first signed into law in the 1970s in order to put into place rules regarding domestic spying within the United States. Upon the passing of the FAA in 2008, however, the online and over-the-phone activities of Americans became subject to sweeping, warrantless wiretapping in instances where investigators reasonably suspect US citizens to be engaged in conversation…

When Fracking Came to Suburban Texas

When Fracking Came to Suburban Texas
January 01, 2013 "The Guardian" - -The corner of Goldenrod and Western streets, with its grid of modest homes, could be almost any suburb that went up in a hurry – except of course for the giant screeching oil rig tearing up the earth and making the pavement shudder underfoot.
Fracking, the technology that opened up America's vast deposits of unconventional oil and gas, has moved beyond remote locations and landed at the front door, with oil operations now planned or under way in suburbs, mid-sized towns and large metropolitan areas. Some cities have moved to limit fracking or ban it outright – even in the heart of oil and gas country. Tulsa, Oklahoma, which once billed itself as the oil capital of the world, banned fracking inside city limits. The authorities in Dallas …

The National Security State’s Embrace of Dictatorships

The National Security State’s Embrace of Dictatorships
The National Security State’s Embrace of Dictatorships

By Jacob G. Hornberger

December 29, 2012 "
fff" --  The New York Times published an article on December 25 that exposes a harsh reality about U.S. foreign policy to mainstream Americans. The article, entitled “Bahrain, a Brutal Ally,” focuses on one of the principal dark sides of U.S. foreign policy: the U.S. national-security state’s ardent support of brutal dictatorships, this one being Bahrain. Why is the U.S. government supporting the brutal dictatorship in Bahrain while opposing, say, the brutal dictatorship in Syria? The answer is very simple. The dictatorship in Bahrain, where the U.S. military has one of its largest naval bases, is pro-U.S. The dictatorship in Syria is independent of the U.S. government at best and anti-U.S. at worst.

Syria Rebels 'Beheaded a Christian and Fed Him to the Dogs'

Syria Rebels 'Beheaded a Christian and Fed Him to the Dogs'
Fact or Propaganda? Syria Rebels 'Beheaded Man and Fed Him to the Dogs'

Christian Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped and beheaded by rebel fighters in northern town of Ras Al-Ayn on the Turkish border
News came as pro-government forces celebrated their victory against rebels near Aleppo Airport

By Nick Fagge

December 31, 2012 "
Daily Mail" - -Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists.

The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits.