Archive for January, 2013

The Palestine Chronicle is asking for support

Friday, January 25th, 2013

“The Palestine Chronicle has been an invaluable source of information and analysis about Palestine and related issues, drawing from a wide range of sources, including many that are otherwise inaccessible to the concerned public… I hope that you will contribute to helping this unique publication to flourish.” – Noam Chomsky, honorary editorial member.


Israel Lobby forced to make a ‘strategic withdrawal’

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

“The nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense came under fire from the friends of Israel even before it was certain that President Barack Obama would name him to the post… (Hagel) refused to kowtow to the Israel Lobby, failing to sign on to letters and position statements, saying that he was first and foremost a United States Senator, not a representative of a foreign power.”


Is war imminent between China and Japan?

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The competing sovereignty claims over a number of islands in the East China Sea, known as the Senkaku by Japan and Diaoyu by China, has been escalating dangerously over the last month or so.

The intensity of the threats and counter-threats has been remorselessly increasing, with China sending ships and warplanes into the disputed areas, and Japan increasing its military presence and threatening to fire warning shots at any intruding aircraft.


Occupied Territories – January 23rd, 2013

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Israel’s psychological war, effects of violence on children

Dozens injured as Israeli forces attack ‘protest village’

Malaysia PM visits Gaza in show of solidarity

Israeli army ‘provoked Palestinian teenager and then shot him’

Haaretz Editorial: Stop killing innocent citizens

Cats: Fuzzy-wuzzy button-nosed assassins in kitty clothing?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

“New Zealand economist Gareth Morgan has raised the hackles of worldwide animal lovers by suggesting New Zealand eradicate all felines… He’s suggesting all cats in his nation are natural born murderers and so should be done away with.”


School teaches white guilt, need to erase ‘white supremacy’

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

“Professors and teachers are increasingly telling white students that they are part of the problem of racism, and are telling black students that they are second-class citizens. This race-baiting technique is an attack on American values and can only breed bitterness and envy.” – Brendan Pringle, Young America’s Foundation.


Idle No More – January 21st, 2013

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Chief Spence hides in a shadow – Monte Solberg, Jan. 20th.

‘Idle No More’ message distorted by those who yell the loudest – Mark Bonokoski, Jan. 19th.

Cops next to feel public wrath? – Ezra Levant, Jan. 19th.

Idle threats aren’t the answer – Editorial, Jan. 16th, Toronto Sun.

Idle No More protests at the Toronto Sun (!) – Terry Davidson, Jan 19th.

Scottish Nationalism – Jan. 20th, 2013

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Writing a Constitution ‘like framing picture that hasn’t been painted’

Independence means ‘tough negotiations’ with opposition parties

“Yes vote’ could delay independence

‘No vote’ means push for tax powers

‘Yes vote’ could result in push for free housing and education?

“Extinct” pygmy elephants found in Borneo

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Below is a heart-warming story about how a type of elephant thought to be extinct has been found thriving in a remote part of Borneo.

It would seem that a number of them were presented as gifts to a foreign head of state, and were subsequently abandoned – with, as it happens, a fortunate outcome. – JG.

Read National Geographic’s report here.

P.M. Harper backs Chinese company’s defiance of hiring rules

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

“I have been instructed to let you know that HD Mining does not intend to provide to the Minister any of the HD Mining documents that Justice Campbell is asking the Minister to produce, unless and to the extent you are able to provide some legal basis to compel those documents from the company.” – Alex Stojicevic, representing HD Mining.