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Max Blumenthal | The Nation

In a bloody career that spanned decades, he destroyed entire cities and presided over the killing of countless civilians.

A continuing conversation about Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.

Its deploying all its resources to fight the growing world movement against the occupation.

A trip through the Negev Desert leads to the heart of Israel’s national nightmare.

For Syrian refugees in Jordans Zaatari camp, arguments about international law ring hollow.

Forced into retirement by Brotherhood pressure, renowned left-wing Egyptian journalist Hani Shukrallah discusses the governments project to control the media.

State Assemblyman Dov Hikind was deeply involved in the Jewish Defense League, which the FBI listed as a violent extremist Jewish organization. Other officials should be questioning him, not the college.

The polls were a rebuke to Netanyahu, and the centrist Yesh Atid did very well. But far-right extremists are steadily gaining strength.

Islamophobia hurts us all

Philanthropist Nina Rosenwald has used her millions to cement the alliance between the pro-Israel lobby and the Islamophobic fringe.

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Bilderberg Meetings | The official website

Founded in 1954, Bilderberg is an annual conference designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields. The conference is a forum for informal discussions about megatrends and major issues facing the world. The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed. Thanks to the private nature of the conference, the participants are not bound by the conventions of their office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights. There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.

The 62nd Bilderberg meeting will take place at the end of May 2014 in Denmark.

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Bilderbergers | New World Order – Jeremiah Project

Even though many still deny their very existence, the fact is… in 1954 the most powerful men in the world met for the first time under the auspices of the Dutch royal crown and the Rockefeller family in the luxurious Hotel Bilderberg of the small Dutch town of Oosterbeck. For an entire weekend they debated the future of the world. When it was over, they decided to meet once every year to exchange ideas and analyze international affairs.

They named themselves the Bilderberg Club. Since then, they have gathered yearly in a luxurious hotel somewhere in the world arrogantly plotting the subversion and silent takeover of constitutional governments everywhere. Their goal is a World Government run exclusively by their hand-picked puppets.

Bilderberg founding member and, for 30 years, a steering committee member, Denis Healey said, “To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn’t go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing.”

Shrewd and calculating, their hearts are filled with lust for power and consumed by greed for money. Rich and aristocratic, they despise Christians and they loathe the lowly working class. They control the world’s press and virtually all our banks and financial institutions. They screen and choose who America’s leaders will be and even determine who will run on the Democratic and Republican Party tickets.

Among the elitist membership or attendees at Bilderberg meetings is David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Lloyd Bentsen, Helmut Kohl, Prince Charles, Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Katharine Graham, Alice Rivlin, Gerald Ford, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Dan Quayle, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin L. Powell, John Edwards, Bill Bradley, Bill Richardson, Christopher Dodd, Dianne Feinstein, Kathleen Sebelius, Alexander Haig, Ralph E. Reed, George Stephanopoulos, William J McDonough (former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York), U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, George Soros, Paul Volcker & Alan Greenspan (former Chairman of the Federal Reserve), Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, World Bank president Robert Zoellick, H. J. Heinz II (CEO of H. J. Heinz Company), Peter A. Thiel (Co-Founder, PayPal), Eric E. Schmidt (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Google), Lloyd Blankfein (CEO of Goldman Sachs), Rupert Murdoch, Donald E. Graham (Chairman of the Board of The Washington Post Company), William F. Buckley, Jr. (founder of National Review and former host of Firing Line), Peter Jennings, George Will, Lesley Stahl, Bill D. Moyers, and many others. The list includes prominent persons in politics, the military, financial institutions, major corporations, academia, and the media.

Leaders of the Bilderberg Club argue that discretion is necessary to allow participants in the debates to speak freely without being on the record or reported publicly. Wikipedia recently deleted the Bilderberg attendees list, citing it to be possibly defamatory towards living persons.

Why are the Davos World Economic Forum and G8 meetings carried in every newspaper, given front page coverage, with thousands of journalists in attendance, while no one covers Bilderberg Club meetings even though they are annually attended by Presidents of the International Monetary Fund, The World Bank, Federal Reserve, chairmen of 100 most powerful corporations in the world such as DaimlerChrysler, Coca Cola, British Petroleum, Chase Manhattan Bank, American Express, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Vice Presidents of the United States, Directors of the CIA and the FBI, General Secretaries of NATO, American Senators and members of Congress, European Prime Ministers and leaders of opposition parties, top editors and CEOs of the leading newspapers in the world.

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” — David Rockefeller

Bilderbergers Planned Kosovo War in 1996

Rebuilding America’s Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century A premeditated attack on Iraq to secure ‘regime change’ was planned by George Bush and his cabinet long before the events of 9/11 and even before he took power in January 2001. The blueprint for the creation of a ‘global Pax Americana’ was drawn up for Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and others in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

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Working Groups | Occupy Boston

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KURTZ: Is 'intimidation' to blame for ouster of Mozilla chief over gay marriage?

The forced resignation of Mozillas CEO over his views on gay marriage has sparked a passionate debate that doesnt always break down along the lines you would expect.

The media framing of the saga of Brendan Eich has been that a bigot got what he deserved (that is, when it was covered; the network evening newscasts couldnt find time for the Mozilla story last week). But even some of those who deeply believe in same-sex marriage say its a case study in intolerance.

Eich was pushed out of the company that makes the Firefox browser after a week in the top job because he contributed $1,000 to Californias Prop 8 back in 2008. He has not spoken of gays in disparaging terms or made his workplace unfriendly to gays. He simply supported the position backed by Barack Obama until the spring of 2012: that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

I believe that same-sex marriage will eventually become the law of the land, given the shift in public opinion and that most younger people regard it as a non-issue. But you can believe that and also think that those who hold different views should be treated with respectjust like in the divisive debate over abortion.

Andrew Sullivan, the gay blogger who has been an advocate of same-sex marriage for decades and is married to his husband, is appalled by what happened to Eich:

Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.

For Sullivan to accuse some of his fellow gays and gay-rights advocates of fanaticism and intimidation is an incredibly strong statementand a tribute to his long record of independent thinking.

Americablogs John Aravosis, who got into a heated debate with Amy Holmes on yesterdays Media Buzz, takes a different viewand at one point compared opposition to same-sex marriage to the Holocaust. Holmes shot back that the Human Rights Campaign endorsed Obama when his position was also in favor of traditional marriage.

Aravosis writes: Normally, I wouldnt really care how a corporate CEO felt about marriage equality. Dont get me wrong,I care. And Id laud a CEO if she came out in support of it. But I dont think Id launch a campaign against a company simply because its boss wasnt quite there yet on marriage. I know lots of people who arent there yet though that audience is slimming down fast.

But Brendan Eich wasnt simply not there yet he played an active role in creating and enforcing discrimination against millions of gay Californians. So his offense was pretty severe, and it went arguably beyond speech he joined the ranks of anti-gay activist.

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Monster on the Hill: Sheldon Adelson Eyes US Presidential Purchase

Apr 6 2014 / 7:28 pm Everything Adelson does is done openly, proudly, shamelessly.

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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: More beer, less clear, more love for the queer

via westword AND YOU GET A BEER, AND YOU GET A BEER, AND YOU GET A BEER! EVERYONE WINS: A long-brewing lager feud in the Florida Legislature was flattened Monday when House lawmakers amended a beer growler bill to allow craft brewers more latitude to have unlimited guest taps in their pubs.

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Haidar Eid: Resisting Racism and Apartheid Video

Mar 24 2014 / 9:45 pm

Prof. Haidar Eid.

Voices from Palestine: Resisting Racism and Apartheid

As the main London event for the 9th Israeli Apartheid Week in 2014, Palestine societies from across London presented Voices from Palestine: Resisting Racism and Apartheid.

Speakers included:

Haidar Eid, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Al-Aqsa University and steering member with the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Yafa Jarrar, Palestinian youth activist and co-founder of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (Canada).

Abir Kopty, Media Coordinator with the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee.

This event was co-organized by: UCL Palestine Society, SOAS Palestine Society, KCL Action Palestine, Goldsmiths Palestine Society, UEL Palestine Liberation Society, LSE Palestine Society, City University Palestine Society, Kingston University Palestine Society and QMUL Palestine Society.

Israeli Apartheid Week 2014

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Toronto-area Liberal association condemns move to block candidate

The local Liberal association in a Toronto riding has denounced Justin Trudeaus decision to disqualify a candidate from seeking the partys nod in a coming byelection, the latest chapter in an ongoing debate about whether political parties support open nominations.

The executive of the Trinity-Spadina Liberal riding association condemned the national partys decision to block two-time federal candidate Christine Innes from running in the newly vacated riding, calling the decision undemocratic and not in line with the partys promise to hold open nominations. The ridings previous MP, New Democrat Olivia Chow, recently resigned to run for the mayors job.

The ultimate goal is to have a process that gives us a fair shot at a nomination in any riding, said Julia Metus, president of the federal riding association. We want our members to decide who the candidate is.

Liberal national election readiness chair David MacNaughton said he was surprised by the local ridings stance. I talked to the president last week and she didnt express any of those views and was anxious to move on and help find a candidate as soon as possible.

The national party has said it disqualified Innes because of bullying by some of her campaign workers. But in a statement March 13, she suggested the decision was due to her refusal to agree to run in a specific riding during the 2015 federal election.

MacNaughton said he had been trying to figure out how nominations for the future, reconstituted ridings in the area could work. During the time that I was having those conversations, it came to our attention that people came forward and said they were being intimidated and bullied, said MacNaughton.

Thursday, Metus and the executive took issue with how communication was handled from the Liberal Party after Inness campaign was halted.

We heard about it in the news, and we didnt hear about it officially from anyone, said Metus. At no time did I, or any members of the executive, receive any complaints of bullying and intimidation over Inness campaign.

Metus also added that Innes was informed of the decision in a letter, which Metus said was after the fact and coincided with the media drop of the same message, giving neither Innes nor the executive any time to react.

In its statement Thursday, the executive backed Inness assessment, accusing the party of making unproven and malicious allegations against the candidate and her family to cover up its desire to control the nomination process.

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Trader Alessio Rastani Speaks Of Economic Colapse Outside Occupy London ‘Bank of Ideas’ – Video

Trader Alessio Rastani Speaks Of Economic Colapse Outside Occupy London'Bank of Ideas' Trader Alessio Rastani who shocked the media public earlier this year by claiming that Goldman Sachs rule the World speaking on the what he says will be an… By: Best Online Stock Trader

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