A Modern Day Gandhi – Asma Mahfouz

““Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” – Benjamin Franklin

Meet Asma Mahfouz, the 26 year old Egyptian woman who started a revolution.

Asma Mahfouz is one of the founders of the April 6 Youth Movement, a group of Internet activists credited with a leading role in organizing the revolutionary protests calling for Mubarak’s departure. Her video blog helped spark the Egyptian Revolution. This is her call to the people of Egypt, this is the video blog she made on January 18, 2011 that started it all:

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Clip from “American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein”

Dr. Norman Finkelstein is one of my favorite heros. He’s one of the most bravest people living in America today. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to speak the truth when everyone is against you and not listening. He has not let anything discourage him from speaking the truth.

Here’s a clip from a new film “American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein”

Dr. Finkelstein was invited to give a speech at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, is posed a question from a Zionist. Unfortunately for her, she attempts to invoke the Holocaust to criticize Dr, Finkelstein, completely oblivious to Dr. Finkelstein’s own family history – both his mother and father were survivors of Nazi concentration camps and he lost more family members in the Holocaust than those shedding crocodile tears. In this clip, he first gets ambushed by her fellow Zionist supporters shouting Dr, Finkelstein down, but he quickly takes control of the situation and leaves her with no comeback.

Dr. Finkelstein is a Jewish American political scientist and author, whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. A graduate of Binghamton University, he received his Ph.D in Political Science from Princeton University. He has held faculty positions at Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, Hunter College, New York University, and, most recently, DePaul University, where he was an assistant professor from 2001 to 2007.

Charles Freeman: Fails Loyalty to Israel Test

“Change we can believe in” example number 98,792….Charles Freeman, who was appointed for the Chairman of National Intelligence was terminated because of his past criticism of Israeli actions such as Israeli Apartheid, genocide, mass murder, stealing Palestinian land, destroying Palestinian resources, bulldozing Palestinian homes and then building “settlements” on top of them, and stealing from the US taxpayers to pay for all of it in the form of military and economic aid. He was overthrown because he believes America’s interests should be put ahead of Israel’s.

My fellow Americans…. please don’t hold your breath for “change”. You will be extremely disappointed.

Do you still deny that American politicians are mere puppets of Israel?

Here’s Glenn Greenwald on the overthrow of Charles Freeman:

UPDATE: Prior to the announcement that the Freeman appointment was terminated, Max Blumenthal documented that the man leading the anti-Freeman assault was Steve Rosen, the long-time AIPAC official currently on trial for violations of the Espionage Act in connection with the transmission of classified U.S. information intended for Israel. Blumenthal also quotes foreign policy analyst Chris Nelson as follows:

Freeman is stuck in the latest instance of the deadly power game long played here on what level of support for controversial Israeli government policies is a “requirement” for US public office. If Obama surrenders to the critics and orders [Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair] to rescind the Freeman appointment to chair the NIC, it is difficult to see how he can properly exercise leverage, when needed, in his conduct of policy in the Middle East. That, literally, is how the experts see the stakes of the fight now under way.

Read the complete article at:

Charles Freeman fails the loyalty test

Wake Up America! The Hidden Truth

It is time to call your elected officials again, to write to them and to protest your taxes being given to Israel for mass murder and ethnic cleansing.

Write to your Congressperson and Senators as well as President Obama.

Tell them that military aid to Israel is illegal and immoral. It’s illegal because Israel uses this military aid in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act to commit human rights violations of Palestinians through its brutal military occupation and siege of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip.

It’s immoral because it is American weapons that are helping commit Israeli war crimes, massacres of women and children, carpet bombing of civilian areas and the occupation of Palestinians. All those war crimes are causing great humanitarian crises.

As a American taxpayer you refuse to be an accessory to Israel’s mass murder and war crimes. As an American you want your taxes to be spent on America and not go to fund Israeli genocide.

Call/write your reps today by clicking here.

Find your Senators contact by clicking here.

Contact President Obama at 202-456-1111 or send him an email by clicking here.

Gaza 2009 – We Will Never Forget

Here is a brief montage documenting the genocide committed by Israel in “Operation Cast Lead”. It also shows the war crimes as well as the the brave and noble people who stood up, who spoke out, who demonstrated (like my dear friends the Viranis and Peeras) against the Israeli Slaughter Machine.

Bear in mind – it is your taxes that are paying for these crimes:

President Obama if you are reading this blog, I’d like tell you that you are siding with the wrong people in this conflict.

“It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.”
— Albert Camus.

IDF Shoots Father, Two Brothers – Then Prevents Ambulance

Here is a truly shocking story that our propaganda machine – the “fair and balanced” US mainstream media – would never show. Thumbs up to NYC based independent news program “Democracy Now!” for taking on this story of Amer Shurrab, a Palestinian from Khan Yunis living in the United States:

“On Friday, his dad and two brothers were fleeing their village when their vehicle came under Israeli fire. His brother, twenty-eight-year-old Kassab, died in a hail of bullets trying to flee the vehicle. His other brother, eighteen years old, Ibrahim, survived the initial attack, but Israeli troops refused to allow an ambulance to reach him and his father until twenty hours later. By then, it was too late. Ibrahim had bled to death in front of his father.”

You can watch, read or listen to the whole interview here.

In Gaza, Ambulances have to give coordinates to the IDF to be able to get to rescue civilians otherwise they are shot like the many who tried to without IDF approval. This is a war crime. Simply inhuman.

The next time you look at your pay stubs and complain how much taxes you are paying or when you sit down and write that check to the IRS on April 15 – just remember that a portion of that money is paying for this.

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Open Letter to Obama – From an Israeli Woman

This letter was written by an Israeli woman, a member of Machsom Watch (Checkpoint Watch) which is a voluntary movement of Israeli women, founded in 2001, dedicated to monitoring and reporting human rights violations in the West Bank and Jerusalem. It brings together Israeli women who are united in their opposition to the occupation and their commitment to human rights.