Leftists are ironically rallying around Chuck Hagel as Obama's apparent pick for Secretary of Defense—a conservative Republican who is wary of the neocons but close to Big Oil.
Talk of former Republican Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel's imminent nomination as Obama's new Secreaty of Defense has sparked all the predictable reactions—but they don't neatly break down along lines of right and left. MondoWeiss says the pick is "setting up a battle between the left and r
The Judeophobic filth that has appeared on MondoWeiss needs to be called out. But once again—why is it only neocon propagandists who will take it on? When will the anti-fascist and anti-Zionist left step up to the plate?
Here we go again. We ourselves have noted before the insidious mainstreaming of anti-Semitism in "progressive" discourse by the likes of the execrable MondoWeiss blog.
Some anti-Zionists seem to think having Neturei Karta on their side inoculates them against charges of anti-Semitism. Hopefully, after the latest incident at Israel's Holocaust museum, they are disabused of such illusions.
Every other day on my Facebook wall, some earnest anti-Zionist posts a photo like the one above of Neturei Karta in their ultra-orthodox garb wielding anti-Israel placards. The posters think that having these guys with their beards and peyas on their side inoculates them against charges of anti-Semitism.
What the hell are Dennis Bernstein and Michael Lerner doing by embracing an open Jew-hater with a website full of Holocaust revisionism and anti-Semitic tropes? Has the "left" hit bottom yet? Has it completely abandoned progressive values?
Here we go again. "Flashpoints," Dennis Bernstein's longstanding show on Berkeley's "progressive" KPFA Radio on Feb.
Al-Iman Mosque in The Bronx is hosting a small Jewish congregation that lost its storefront shul. Congregants on both sides have left in protest, but rabbis and imams alike say they are getting along just fine.
"Anonymous" attacked the website of the neo-Nazi outfit American Third Position, splashing internal e-mails on the group's homepage—to reveal that the "A3P" white supremacists are a well integrated into Ron Paul's political machine!
Us old-school lefties have been wondering for a quite some time, which is more annoying—the legions of "Anonymous" hacktivists who think that faceless adventurism is the cutting-edge of revolution, or Ron Paul supporters who think that this ultra-reactionary Republ
Foreign Policy magazine cites US intelligence memos to the effect that Mossad agents recruited militants from the Iranian terrorist group Jundallah by passing themselves off as CIA agents in a "false flag" operation. Does this make sense?
Does it get any murkier than this? The conspirosphere is abuzz with claims aired in Foreign Policy magazine Jan.
The simultaneous mainstreaming of the seemingly opposed phenomena of anti-Semitism and anti-Arab racism appears contradictory—for those whose thinking lacks dialectical spark.
The simultaneous mainstreaming of the seemingly opposed phenomena of anti-Semitism and anti-Arab racism appears contradictory—for those whose thinking lacks dialectical spark. Even though it is now only the most hardcore fringe elements of the radical right that espouse both, do not be deluded.
Max Blumenthal uncovers some nasty coordination between Israeli and US police forces in the arts of domestic repression—but casting the problem as Israeli influence over US institutions is racist bunk.
Max Blumenthal, writing on al-Akhbar Dec. 2, uncovers some very ominous recent instances of coordination between Israeli and US police forces in the arts of domestic repression.
Vandals torched three cars and scrawled hateful graffiti to mark the anniversary of Kristallnacht this year in Brooklyn's heavily Jewish neighborhood of Midwood. City politicians make the requisite condemnations—even as they betray the Palestinians with endless pro-Israel pronouncements. Where is the single-standard anti-racism?
Vandals torched three cars and scrawled hateful graffiti to mark the anniversary of Kristallnacht this year in Brooklyn's heavily Jewish neighborhood of Midwood.
The Israeli government said it will move ahead with "sensitive housing projects" in East Jerusalem and the West Bank as a rebuttal to UNESCO's decision to grant Palestine full-member status. The US meanwhile cut funds to UNESCO.
The Israeli government immediately said it would move ahead with "sensitive housing projects" as a rebuttal to UNESCO's Oct. 31 decision to grant Palestine full-member status. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a forum of eight senior ministers formally decided the next day to initiate a new wave of settlement construction on the West Bank.
Reuters reports that Saudi officials advised Argentina about an Iran-backed plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington. Meanwhile, US and/or Israeli agents have carried out three assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists this year.
The Occupy Wall Street movement is a big tent, and that's a good thing. But activists should develop some savvy about the conspiranoid thinking that characterizes certain elements at the protests—like their obsessive fixation on the Federal Reserve
Like the rest of our fellow lefties, we've been extremely heartened by the Occupy Wall Street movement—but we've also had to raise some comradely warnings about anti-Semitic tropes that have seeped into the rhetoric of some of the protesters and their supporters.
McClatchy Newspapers' Pulitzer-winning reporter Roy Gutman writes from Baghdad that an Anglican priest is working with the US embassy to convince the remaining nine Jews in Iraq to flee the country, because their names have appeared in cables published last month by WikiLeaks.
Members of U.S. Congress move to impose severe economic penalties on Palestine if it continues to seek statehood. This is an offense against the "democratic" values that both the U.S. and Israel purport to uphold.
Enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as fundamental human prerogatives are "the right of the people peaceablyto assemble, and to petition...for a redress of grievances." The amendment expressly banned Congress from abridging that right.
While the Left celebrates the Wall Street occupation with much fanfare — including endorsements from Michael Moore, Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, and Susan Sarandon — an anti-Semitic undercurrent in the protests goes largely unchallenged.
We are as encouraged as everyone else about the Occupy Wall Street movement—but we continue to be disturbed by anti-Semitic elements within the movement, and even more disturbed by the fact that nobody else seems disturbed by it.
The US has already cut funds to the Palestinian Authority as a punitive measure in response to its statehood bid. From Kosova to Western Sahara, numerous other countries around the world similarly wait and sacrifice for UN recognition.
The UN Security Council’s Standing Committee on Admission of New Members is currently considering Palestine's application for full United Nations membership.
John Mearshiemer, co-author of The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, provides a jacket blurb for Hitler apologist Gilad Atzmon's new book. Will progressives balk at calling him out for fear of legitimizing bogus charges of anti-Semitism?
The problems with the ritual squawking that "anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism" have rarely been made so clear as in the egregious faux pas just committed by John Mearsheimer, co-author of The Israel Lobby and
Ten Muslim students at UC Irvine face six months in prison for violating the free speech rights of the Israeli ambassador at a campus presentation. But isn't this sentence a violation of their free speech rights?
This one is practically too ironic for words—an assault on free speech in the name of..."free speech." Here are the facts, from JTA, Sept. 23:
The Occupy Wall Street movement is refreshingly independent from the usual sectarian factions that control left-wing protests in New York—but was called by Adbusters magazine, which activists have let off the hook for egregious anti-Semitism.
Taking a tip from the "indignados" who occupied downtown Madrid for several weeks over the summer, hundreds of protesters on Sept.
The "Truthies" and sectarians who protested in downtown Manhattan continue to fetishize 9-11 as much as the patriots they loathe. For both the patriots and the protesters, it is all about the USA—while the Muslim world is finally moving on.
Ten years after 9-11, there are many hopeful signs that the world is finally moving on from the dystopian dynamic unleashed by the attacks.