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Israel interrogates, expels well-known South African academic Salim Vally, invited to lecture in Palestine

Israel interrogates, expels well-known South African academic Salim Vally, invited to lecture in Palestine


In the latest example of its repression of academic freedom in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israel today denied entry to Dr. Salim Vally, director of the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation at the University of Johannesburg. Vally, renowned in South Africa as an academic, educator and human rights activist, and member of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), had been invited to give several lectures in the occupied West Bank by German foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, according to a PSC release.

'The War on Democracy'  John Pilger -  Documentary

'The War on Democracy'  John Pilger -  Documentary


'The War on Democracy' is John Pilger's first major film for the cinema - in a career that has produced more than 55 television documentaries. Set in Latin America and the US, it explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
"The film tells a universal story," says Pilger, "analysing and revealing, through vivid testimony, the story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called war on terror".

Why Doesn’t Obama Drone Strike This Terrorist?

Why Doesn’t Obama Drone Strike This Terrorist?
March 13, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -  Since the Obama administration seems so keen to entrench its authority to kill Americans deemed “terrorists” on foreign soil, why has it failed to drone strike former US Army soldier Eric Harroun, who is now fighting with the Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria?