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Aug 27

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Aug 26

Gaza celebrates the end of the war…now it’s time for Netanyahu and the other war criminals to face justice at the UN’s International Criminal Court in The Hague. (pic via @sabbah​)

Gaza celebrates the end of the war…now it’s time for Netanyahu and the other war criminals to face justice at the UN’s International Criminal Court in The Hague. (pic via @sabbah​)

Aug 25

In 1983, Barack Obama wrote a nice little article headlined “Breaking The War Mentality" for Columbia University’s weekly magazine Sundial about a couple of campus organizations including Students Against Militarism. I was one of the original SAM members who originally worked against Jimmy Carter’s draft registration law.
Can you believe Obama wrote this?

Generally, the narrow focus of the Freeze movement as well as academic discussions of first versus second strike capabilities, suit the military-industrial interests, as they continue playing with their billion dollar erector sets. When Peter Tosh sings that “everybody’s asking for peace, but nobody’s asking for justice,” one is forced to wonder whether disarmament or arms control issues, severed from economic and political issues, might be another instance of focusing on the symptoms of a problem instead of the disease itself.

In 1983, Barack Obama wrote a nice little article headlined “Breaking The War Mentality" for Columbia University’s weekly magazine Sundial about a couple of campus organizations including Students Against Militarism. I was one of the original SAM members who originally worked against Jimmy Carter’s draft registration law.

Can you believe Obama wrote this?

Generally, the narrow focus of the Freeze movement as well as academic discussions of first versus second strike capabilities, suit the military-industrial interests, as they continue playing with their billion dollar erector sets. When Peter Tosh sings that “everybody’s asking for peace, but nobody’s asking for justice,” one is forced to wonder whether disarmament or arms control issues, severed from economic and political issues, might be another instance of focusing on the symptoms of a problem instead of the disease itself.

What did the children of Gaza do to you? via @carlosgomezgil

What did the children of Gaza do to you? via @carlosgomezgil

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Emotional reunion in the rubble of Gaza. From @DrBasselAbuward:

This father & son found each other, but other children were not so lucky

Emotional reunion in the rubble of Gaza. From @DrBasselAbuward:

This father & son found each other, but other children were not so lucky

Aug 22

The actual house where they filmed The Flintstones.

The actual house where they filmed The Flintstones.

@jgriffiths:

Don’t put bald men on the front page, via @romenesko

@jgriffiths:

Don’t put bald men on the front page, via

Aug 17

@mogaza:

The #Israeli missile that hit and didn’t explode made a child smile that they are still ALIVE!

@mogaza:

The missile that hit and didn’t explode made a child smile that they are still ALIVE!

Aug 16

@iFalasteen:

Gazans children………….playing the funeral of a martyr…

@iFalasteen:

Gazans children………….playing the funeral of a martyr…

Aug 14

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Aug 13

‘My wife thinks I will come home in a box’ – and three days later Gaza bomb disposal expert was dead [The Guardian]

Rahed Taysir al’Hom was buried in the sandy soil of the cemetery of Jabaliya, the rough Gaza neighbourhood where he had grown up, at 1pm on the third day of the ceasefire.
His funeral was quick, attended by a hundred or so mourners, and accompanied by a quick sermon from a white-turbaned cleric, a sobbing father and some shots fired from a Kalashnikov by a skinny teenager.
Two breezeblocks and a ripped piece of cardboard with his name scrawled on it now mark the grave of a personable man with an easy smile, hollow eyes and a quiet intensity that was entirely understandable given his job.
The 43-year-old father of seven lies next to his brother – a Hamas fighter killed in an Israeli air strike two weeks ago. But the al’Hom who died on Wednesday was not a warrior. He was head of the sole bomb disposal unit of Gaza’s northern governorate and his job was to protect several hundred thousand people from the unexploded ordnance that now litters the streets, fields and the rubble of many homes. [Read more]

‘My wife thinks I will come home in a box’ – and three days later Gaza bomb disposal expert was dead [The Guardian]

Rahed Taysir al’Hom was buried in the sandy soil of the cemetery of Jabaliya, the rough Gaza neighbourhood where he had grown up, at 1pm on the third day of the ceasefire.

His funeral was quick, attended by a hundred or so mourners, and accompanied by a quick sermon from a white-turbaned cleric, a sobbing father and some shots fired from a Kalashnikov by a skinny teenager.

Two breezeblocks and a ripped piece of cardboard with his name scrawled on it now mark the grave of a personable man with an easy smile, hollow eyes and a quiet intensity that was entirely understandable given his job.

The 43-year-old father of seven lies next to his brother – a Hamas fighter killed in an Israeli air strike two weeks ago. But the al’Hom who died on Wednesday was not a warrior. He was head of the sole bomb disposal unit of Gaza’s northern governorate and his job was to protect several hundred thousand people from the unexploded ordnance that now litters the streets, fields and the rubble of many homes. [Read more]

Aug 12

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Father celebrates his daughter’s graduation by the rubble of their former home in Gaza, via @RachelMicheleG

Father celebrates his daughter’s graduation by the rubble of their former home in Gaza, via @RachelMicheleG