Chris Hedges: The Most Important Battle for Press Freedom in Our Time


October 30th, 2021

Britain Assange Feature photo

By Chris Hedges


If he is extradited and found guilty of publishing classified material it will set a legal precedent that will effectively end national security reporting.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Scheerpost)– For the past two days, I have been watching the extradition hearing for Julian Assange via video link from London. The United States is appealing a lower court ruling that denied the US request to extradite Assange not, unfortunately, because in the eyes of the court he is innocent of a crime, but because, as Judge Vanessa Baraitser in January concluded, Assange’s precarious psychological state would deteriorate given the “harsh conditions” of the inhumane US prison system, “causing him to commit suicide.” The United States has charged Assange with 17 counts under the Espionage Act and one count of trying to hack into a government computer, charges that could see him imprisoned for 175…

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Raising Awareness of Israeli War Crimes, with Palestine Action


By Lowkey


“We’re not breaking the law; what we’re doing is actually rooted in law; it is a lawful act to do something to prevent the greater crime — to act to save lives.” — Huda Ammori, Palestine Action

Earlier this week, rapper Lowkey joined campaigners on the streets of Oldham as they protested at the Elbit Ferranti weapons factory located in the northern English town.

While the post-industrial town of 96,000 people might not seem like a likely flashpoint for the Israel-Palestine conflict, many of the weapons used against the civilian Palestinian population are actually manufactured there by the Israeli arms corporation.

In this interview, Lowkey speaks to the co-founders of Palestine Action, Huda Ammori and Richard Barnard…

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The Sword and The Book: How Zionism Does Violence to the Jewish Tradition


By Miko Peled


Glorifying war and violence is, like Zionism itself, an anathema to the Jewish faith.

 In his comprehensive treatise on the subject of Judaism vs. Zionism, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro writes, “The Jewish lifestyle is incompatible with the sword.” Violence and war are frowned upon in Judaism, which is one of the reasons that traditional, orthodox Jews by and large distance themselves from, if not completely rejecting, Zionism. It also explains why young Ultra Orthodox men and women refuse to serve in the Israeli army, and in fact prefer to go to prison.

A notice in the Ultra Orthodox neighborhood of Me’a Sha’arim.

The violence and brutality with which the State of Israel has conducted itself since it was established shows that it is a state that has an insatiable appetite for war. Because Israel’s false claim of being the State of the Jewish People has…

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Israel to Attack Iran? Washington Gives the Green Light to the ‘Military Option’


By Philip Giraldi


The U.S. will be seen as endorsing the crime, resulting in yet another foreign policy disaster in the Middle East, Philip Giraldi writes.

Some might recall candidate Joe Biden’s pledge to work to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which was a multilateral agreement intended to limit Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon. The JCPOA was signed by President Barack Obama in 2015, when Biden was Vice President, and was considered one of the only foreign policy successes of his eight years in office. Other signatories to it were Britain, China, Germany, France, and Russia and it was endorsed by the United Nations. The agreement included unannounced inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities by the IAEA and, by all accounts, it was working and was a non-proliferation success story. In return for its cooperation Iran was to receive its considerable assets frozen in banks…

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WATCH: Israeli Authorities Demolish Palestinian Home in Lod


October 31, 2021

Israel demolished a Palestinian house in Lod. (Photo: via WAFA news agency)

Israeli authorities on Sunday demolished a Palestinian house in the Palestinian city of Lod inside Israel, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Israeli forces, accompanied by bulldozers, raided the al-Mahatta neighborhood in Lod and demolished the house, according to eyewitness reports. The house belonged to Ibrahim Touri, a Palestinian man who has Israeli citizenship, WAFA noted.

“The house demolition came under the Israeli pretext it was built without getting a permit from the Israeli government,” Touri told local media, according to WAFA.

In the 1948 war, about 957,000 Palestinians, or 66 percent of the Palestinians who lived in historical Palestine, were expelled and displaced.

The remaining Palestinians continued to live in their cities, which were inside Israel’s 1948 border…

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Φιάσκο με τα SMS: Δεν ξεκινά τη Δευτέρα η αποστολή μηνυμάτων σε ανεμβολίαστους


Παρά τα σχετικά ρεπορτάζ, η αποστολή μηνυμάτων σε ανεμβολίαστους δεν θα ξεκινήσει αύριο. Θα προηγηθεί διάταξη στη Βουλή. Η αποστολή μηνυμάτων θα γίνεται με φειδώ, όχι σε καθημερινή βάση.

Νωρίτερα, μέσω της τηλεόρασης του ΣΚΑΙ, είχαν πει πως από αύριο θα σταλούν περίπου450.000 μηνύματα σε ανεμβολίαστους πολίτες, σε καθημερινή βάση.

Παράλληλα, μηνύματα έχουν ήδη αρχίσει να λαμβάνουν και οι άνω των 50 ετών προκειμένου να κλείσουν ραντεβού για την τρίτη δόση του εμβολίου.

Μόσιαλος: Να το πάρουν πίσω

Την έντονη αντίδραση τουΗλία Μόσιαλουπροκάλεσε η απόφαση για τα sms στους ανεμβολίαστους. Όπως ανέφερε χαρακτηριστικά μιλώντας στον ANT1 ««Δεν είναι καλή ιδέα, δεν ξέρω ποιος την είχε, αλλά να την πάρουν πίσω», είπε χαρακτηριστικά στον ANT1 ο καθηγητής. «Δηλαδή αυτό έλειπε από τους ανεμβολίαστους; Το SMS; Οταν έχει γίνει τόση συζήτηση και τόση ενημέρωση;».

Εκτίμησε δε ότι θα έχει το αντίθετο αποτέλεσμα, ενώ επεσήμανε και…

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A’raj: If we die the world would bear part of responsibility

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Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The hunger-striking administrative detainee, Ala’ Al A’raj, held Palestinian and international officials and human rights organizations responsible for his life and the lives of the other detainees, who are on hunger strike in protest against their illegal administrative detention.

Al A’raj said in a letter sent through his lawyer on Friday that the world holds responsibility for his life and the lives of over 4000 political detainees in Israeli prisons, especially those who are on a hunger strike.

“If we die, do not forget that your neglect was part of our fate, Al A’raj wrote. “We never thought that the people will fail to really support us.”

Al A’raj has been on a hunger strike for 85 days so far in protest against his arbitrary detention by the Israeli authorities. Doctors say that he is facing death.

Al A’raj’s family, said that it has been telling him…

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Video| Israeli forces demolish Palestinian-owned house in 1948-Israeli-occupied Palestine

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Lod (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Sunday demolished a Palestinian-owned house in the Arab town of Lod in the 1948-occupied Palestinian territories.

Under the pretext of lacking an Israeli-issued construction permit, the Israeli occupation forces earlier today escorted bulldozers to the Al-Mahatta neighborhood in the Lod town after raiding and closing all roads leading to the house and started demolishing a Palestinian the house.

Israeli occupation authorities have intensified the demolitions of Palestinian houses in the 1948-occupied Palestinian territories.

(Source / 31.10.2021)

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Video| Israel’s UN envoy tears up UNHRC report in General Assembly address

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New York (QNN)- Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan tore up to pieces the United Nations Human Right Council’s annual report at a special General Assembly hearing in New York on Friday.

While mimicking the gesture of former ambassador Chaim Herzog who did the same in 1975 when the UN declared Zionism a form of racism, Israel’s UN envoy on Friday tore up the UNHRC report at a special hearing held at the General Assembly in which the president of the human rights council presented its annual report to all member states.

In the report were the results of an investigative committee that was founded after Israel’s May deadly aggression on the Gaza Strip.

Large parts of the report condemn and criticize Israel for its aggression on the Gaza Strip when it killed at least 254 Palestinians, including 66 children, 39 women, and 17 elderly people and wounded…

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Hacker group leaks data, photos from Israel’s War Ministry

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Israeli media reported a hacker group called Moses Staff claimed last week that it has successfully conducted a cyberattack on the Israeli War Ministry, releasing files and photos it claims it obtained from the ministry’s servers.

The Jerusalem Post reported that Moses Staff’s website claims that the group has hacked over 165 servers and 254 websites and compiled over 11 terabytes of data, including Israel Post, the War Ministry, files related to War Minister Benny Gantz, the Electron Csillag company and Epsilor company.

“We’ve kept an eye on you for many years, at every moment and on each step,” wrote the group in the announcement of the attack on their Telegram channel on Sunday, according to The Jerusalem…

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