28 Jul 2014

NBC Changes Story on Israeli Bombing of Hospital

UPDATE: IDF says air strike that hit near Gaza hospital not Israeli; NBC News journalist witnessing the bombing said it was Israeli drone. — NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) July 28, 2014 This morning Israeli forces bombed Al Shifa hospital in Gaza. As reports began to circulate via twitter, several tweets referenced the

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27 Jul 2014

Heartbreaking Eid in Palestine

Because Mohammad al-Hallaq was 2 years old when he was killed by an Israeli strike http://t.co/bcCvXDRDGm #ICC4Israel pic.twitter.com/VPiGkClxKa — ر Tala ن (@Taltool11) July 27, 2014 If you have been following the war on Gaza via twitter, you are probably aware of a new web initiative called Humanize Palestine. It’s

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26 Jul 2014

When Is a Ceasefire Not a Ceasefire?

As they appear now, the destruction of shujaia camp eastern #Gaza City Shujaia Hell . #GazaUnderAttack #ICC4Israel 5 pic.twitter.com/uVCf0m6UfR — Abed Aziz – Gaza (@ReturnPal) July 26, 2014 Today has been a confusing day with news of a 12 hour humanitarian ceasefire followed by talk of a four hour extension

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25 Jul 2014

West Bank Marches on Night of Power

By now you may have heard that there was a Palestinian march and at least two people were shot last night on the West Bank. You may not know why this matters so much.

Let’s take a closer look at what happened and why last night was special.

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24 Jul 2014

West Bank Marches on Night of Power

#Palestinian flag on #alAqsa mosque.. #Israel #Jerusalem pic.twitter.com/EtZLUXvnsL — Rami (@RamiAlLolah) July 25, 2014 By now you may have heard that there was a Palestinian march and at least two people were shot last night on the West Bank. You may not know why this matters so much. Let’s take

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24 Jul 2014

Silencing the Children of Gaza

The video above is an ad produced by the Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, in which the names of the children killed in Gaza are read. B’Tselem attempted to buy ad time on Israeli radio but were refused: More than 600 Palestinians have been killed during the fighting in Gaza

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22 Jul 2014

Gazans Explain What They Want From Any Ceasefire

The news today is full of talk about John Kerry going to Cairo and insisting on a ceasefire in the war on Gaza. Obama’s UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, who normally is a warrior for R2P made the same argument at the United Nations, also calling for a ceasefire – though mostly from the Gazans since she began by stressing Israel’s right to self-defense. Of course, no one mentions the Palestinians right to same.

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22 Jul 2014

Israel Tries New Rationale for War

Watching Operation Protective Edge move from a few air strikes to invasion and decimation of the land and people of Palestine is so reminiscent of Cast Lead and the horrors we covered then. But there’s a new theme to this round of genocide – the Israeli claim that Hamas has

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22 Sep 2013

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Kim Stanley Robinson, Shaman

What a treat for us to once again have Kim Stanley Robinson as our guest for the Firedoglake Book Salon. Many of you will remember our discussion last year of Robinson’s 2312 in which he took us 300 years into the future all the while teaching us so much about this very moment. In his new novel, Shaman, he takes us 30,000 years back, to Pleistocene times, the Ice Age, a transitional time in the long slow evolution of humans and our earth home. And yet, while the time zones differ dramatically, the heart of this new novel is very close to that of 2312 and again, to this moment of now.

Shaman tells the story of Loon, a young shaman in the making.

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22 Sep 2013

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Kim Stanley Robinson, Shaman

What a treat for us to once again have Kim Stanley Robinson as our guest for the Firedoglake Book Salon. Many of you will remember our discussion last year of Robinson’s 2312 in which he took us 300 years into the future all the while teaching us so much about this very moment. In his new novel, Shaman, he takes us 30,000 years back, to Pleistocene times, the Ice Age, a transitional time in the long slow evolution of humans and our earth home. And yet, while the time zones differ dramatically, the heart of this new novel is very close to that of 2312 and again, to this moment of now.

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