How Scarlett Johansson Got in the Business of Whitewashing Israeli War Crimes

SodaStream’s factory is located in the industrial settlement of Mishor Adumim, which benefits from Israeli government policies that give tax breaks to settlement companies. Under the Geneva Conventions, an occupying power (Israel has controlled the Palestinian West Bank since 1967) is prohibited from altering occupied land by transferring its own...

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‘The Country You Destroyed’: A Letter to George W. Bush

Ralph Nader Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/01/03 George W. Bush George W. Bush Presidential Center PO Box 560887 Dallas, Texas, 57356 Dear Mr. Bush: A few days ago I received a personalized letter from your Presidential Center which included a solicitation card for donations that actually provided words for my reply. They included “I’m...

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Drones Have Come Out of the Shadows

Medea Benjamin Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/04-6 At each of the over 200 cities I’ve traveled to this past year with my book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, I ask the audience an easy question: Have they ever seen or heard from drone strike victims in the mainstream US press? Not one...

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The Rising Resistance to Obama’s Drone Wars

Amy Goodman Truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_rising_resistance_to_obamas_drone_wars_20131030 “I wasn’t scared of drones before, but now when they fly overhead I wonder, ‘Will I be next?’” That is the question asked by 8-year-old Nabila Rehman, from northwest Pakistan. She was injured in a drone attack a year ago, in her small village of Ghundi...

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