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Wednesday, December 19

18.Dec.2012 - Israeli Apartheid, American Killing Machine, Pro-Capitalist Extremists, 4600 Palestinians Imprisoned by Israel, NYPD for Hire, 2012 Crime Report, Permanent War, Class Struggle Unionism, 7 Crazy U.S. Gun Laws, Press Foundation Fund, Gaza Occupied

Palestine's "Land Day" and "Israel Apartheid Week"
Israel and its apologists react in fury when anyone likens the oppression of Palestinians to South Africa’s white supremacist system of apartheid toward blacks, but the comparison is growing harder and harder to dispute, a disturbing reality.

The Great American Killing Machine
First class brainwashing (Go to 7:20)

Pro-Capitalist, Anti-Government Extremists

A new breed of investment consultant mixes dubious financial advice with anti-government propaganda.

4600 Palestinians, Including 182 Children, Imprisoned By Israel

Former Political Prisoner, Palestinian Researcher, Abdul-Nasser Farawna, stated that Israel is currently holding captive 4600 Palestinians, including 182 children and 11 women, in addition to 1200 detainees who are ill, including 20 who are continuously held at prison clinic.

NYPD for Hire
Portrait, author and activist Naomi Wolf, 10/19/11. (photo: Guardian UK)I was surprised two weeks ago to walk into my local TD Bank, on Greenwich Avenue in the West Village, New York to find that the security officer who was usually standing by, on alert, had been replaced by a uniformed, armed, radio-carrying New York Police Department officer, Officer Battle. I confirmed from him that he was, in fact, an NYPD officer - and was working part-time for TD bank.

Israel presses on with plans for 6,000 new settler homes

Israeli officials said they would press on with plans this week to build 6,000 homes for settlers on Palestinian land, defying criticism from Western powers who fear the move will hit already faint hopes for a peace accord.

The Crime Report lists "Ten Most Significant Criminal Justice Stories of 2012"

Permanent war: Chomsky on torture and US empire

The return of class struggle unionism
Two faces of the U.S. labor movement were on display in 2012. On the one hand, teachers in Chicago showed unionists everywhere that the strike weapon could succeed in turning back the employers' attacks, and workers at Wal-Mart took a stand for dignity at the world's largest private employer. On the other, organized labor endured historic defeats with the passage of anti-union "right-to-work" legislation in Indiana and Michigan--with labor failing to mobilize more than token opposition, even in Michigan, its one-time greatest stronghold.

7 Craziest Gun Laws in America

Guns in daycare, churches and even gun free zones?

Freedom Of The Press Foundation Sets Up Shop To Help Fund Journalism Disruptors Like Wikileaks

An absolutely awesome group of folks have set up a project called the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which is raising money to donate to various online projects that (you guessed it) help create a more free and open press.

Gaza Is No Longer Occupied. Really?

Working hard and still hungry
Elizabeth Schulte reports on Republican attempts to put food stamps on the chopping block.

Obama Vows Action: We Can't Tolerate This Anymore

Obama Hypocrisy: Outrage Over Children Killed

What it means when you disarm law abiding people

Big Banks, Big Criminals?

"Americans Kill People": Michael Moore on Newtown, Mass Shootings, and the U.S. Culture of Violence

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