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Rabbi Weiss Rips the Ideology of Zionism


Israeli War Criminals Still at Large

Gaza During the Israeli criminal war against humanity, January 2009.

Israeli war criminals are still at large ... The ICC doesn't know about them!

The living hell that the Israelis created, torturing and murdering innocent Palestinian babies with made-in-America bombs. 

Mark Ferrel


Use WikiLeaks to Flood Congress Today!

Not since the Pentagon Papers have the inner workings of war been exposed to the public in such an explosive fashion as with the WikiLeaks' revelations on the Afghan war. Last night we talked to Daniel Ellsberg, who made public the Pentagon Papers that helped end the war in Vietnam. He said:

"Wikileaks has given us a picture of the this war that shows a total replay, as in Vietnam, of a corrupt, incompetent set of allies whose main merit is a willingness to be paid by Congress and be supported by the drug trade. We are clearly mired in an escalating stalemate. The troop increase Obama has requested will make no difference.

I admire the courage of Bradley Manning for sacrificing himself to make the public aware of the futility of this war. Let us make sure his sacrifice is not in vain by using these revelations to force Congress to stop funding this war."

The "leak" comes precisely during the week that Congress will be voting on another $33 billion for war. Thanks to your calls, Congressional visits and determination this past month, the Administration has not been able to get the quick vote on the war funding they requested. Your efforts have had an impact; now we have to open the floodgates of opposition and drown the funding that would send more of our soldiers to die in vain.

To fuel your passion for these calls, here's the link to the section on civilian casualties, including incidents like the gunner at a roadblock who killed a 14-year-old girl and wounded a toddler or the Marine air strike that left seven children dead. You can also read our WikiLeak talking points here!

Call 888-493-5443 now. Tell your Congressperson that the WikiLeaks' documents confirm that this war is immoral and unwinnable.

Whether we succeed in blocking the war funding or not, we'll be able to clearly identify Congressional war enablers and war opponents, so we can punish and reward them when they're home for August and at the polls in November.

Thank you for turning this leak into a tsunami of anti-war pressure,

Code Pink,

Bonnie, Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Joan, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Rae, and Victoria




WikiLeaks founder - Julian Assange

Julian Assange the Wiki Leaks founder who released the Afghan War Logs.



James Abourezk On US Policies and Arab Americans

Voice of Palestine, Canada will be featuring a conversation with James Abourezk this Tuesday evening July 27, 2010 between 8:00pm-9:00pm (PDT). Jim Abourezk is a former US senator, a practicing lawyer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and a long time defender of Palestinian and Arab rights. We will be talking with him about US policies in the Arab and Muslim worlds, the Obama Presidency and the effectiveness of the Arab American community and its leadership in American politics.

Voice of Palestine  broadcasts weekly on Vancouver Cooperative Radio (CFRO) 102.7 FM, Vancouver, Canada. The show has been on the air since Sept., 1987 and broadcasts for one hour every Tuesday night from 8 to 9 pm PDT (Wed. morning from 6:00-7:00 am Palestine time). People outside of Vancouver can listen to the show live on the Internet

For people who wish to receive announcements from our show, please join

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Facebook prohibits the word "Palestinian"

Imagine the uproar if facebook was blocking "Israelis" or "Jews"? Is such a thing even thinkable?

On 7/25/2010 2:05 PM, Anthony Saidy wrote:

The folks at Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet thought they'd create a Facebook page only to discover: Facebook blocks the term "Palestinian"! (H/t Jillian C Cork.)

    Are Palestinians the only group so blocked from making pages? Well, not really after a little fiddling around, I discovered that al-Qaida Refugee ResearchNet and Nazi Refugee ResearchNet are filtered too.

    It does seem a bit odd, however, that a population of up to 12 million people, receiving more than a billion dollars in international aid, recognized by the UN, and enjoying a degree of formal diplomatic recognition from the United States is placed in the same filtered category as Nazis and al-Qaida.

    I've sent an email to Facebook customer servicewe'll see what they say.

Just to be sure, I tried myself to create a "Palestinian sports" page not allowed.
Paul Woodward


Arabists were ousted from the US State Department, Israel-Firsters took over

Re: Obit: James Akins: Envoy foresaw '73 oil embargo
Dear Editor:
When reading Robert D. Kaplan's book, "Arabists", I thought it to be interesting.
Before completing Kaplan's book, I called James Akins in Washington. We had an informative conversation in which he corrected me, as in Kaplan's book he insulted Akins, denigrating him. I took a second look at those quotations, I left a marker in the book, and did not complete the reading.
I find this obituary to be a bit slanted, as if being an "Arabist" or pro-Arab is a fault.
At the time, Akins and his fellow Arabists had an excellent relationship with the Arab countries which, in turn, sought out the United States as a friend. It was a healthy  and peaceful time, and the press did not take advantage to promote any anti-Arab myths or bias.
Akins continued the conversation, and told me that most or all of the Arabists were ousted
from the State Department for which he worked. They had to find work elsewhere. Those who believed otherwise, took over that department.
Carol Rae Bradford, M.Ed.
595 East Main St.
Orange, MA 01364-9515
Tel: (978) 544-3486


Eleventh International Kashmir Peace Conference

Kashmir American Council And The Association of Humanitarian Lawyers

Proudly Presents

Eleventh International Kashmir Peace Conference

India-Pakistan Relations: Breaking the Deadlock over Kashmir

Thursday, July 29th, 2010, from 8.45am 6.00pm, at the Cannon Caucus Rm # 345 and

Friday, July 30th, 2010, from 9:00am 5:30pm, at the Rayburn, Gold Room # 2168

The  Eleventh International Kashmir Peace Conference will be held on Thursday, July 29th & Friday, 30th, 2010 on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.  The primary objective of this conference is to explore various possibilities to set a stage for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute. Speakers will represent Kashmir on both sides of the cease-fire Line; from India, Pakistan and include eminent personalities with an interest in this explosive global concern.

The international community upholds the principled position that the future status of Kashmir be ascertained in accordance with the wishes and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.  When the Kashmir dispute was brought before the Security Council in 1948, a commitment to this was evident and remains valid. The rights of self-determination are clearly articulated in the United Nations and no one has the right to coerce or diminish the identity of another.

The urgent goal of resolving the Kashmir dispute cannot be left to the two governments to achieve.  Bilateral talks have proven barren for more than 61 years; they have lacked a sense of urgency. It requires the engagement of a multilateral effort with the participation of the Kashmiris themselves.

A durable peace, with the development of harmonious relations for the entire region, will serve the vital interests of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir and India as well as the international community. With good faith by all  concerned parties should work together towards a final settlement of the Kashmir dispute.  Nuclear proliferation and rising levels of violence only exacerbate the urgency of the matter.

List of Confirmed Speakers


Professor Stanley Wolpert                 University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Karen Parker                                UN Delegate, Intl. Edu. Development
Dr. Rodney Jones                              President, Policy Architecture Intl.
Dr. Haley Duschinshi                         Dept. Of Anthropology, Ohio University
Professor Richard Shapiro                California Institute of Integral Studies
Dr. Bruce Hoffman                            State of Ohio
Professor Joseph E. Schwartzberg  Distinguished Intl. Emeritus Professor

Ms. Victoria Schofield                     Writer & Author, England

Amb. Kuldip Nayar                          Former Indian High Commissioner to the U.K.
Justice Rajinder Sachar                  Former, Chief Justice, Delhi High court
Ms. Rita Manchanda                       South Asia Forum for Human Rights, Nepal
Prof. Angana Chatterji                     Scholar-activist, San Francisco       

Senator Mushahid Hussain            Secretary General, PML - Q
Mr. Mohammad Afzal Sindhu         State Minister of Law & Justice, Islamabad
Dr. Maleeha Lodhi                          Former Pakistani Ambassador to the US
Ambassador Munir Akram,             Former Pakistani Ambassador to the UN
Amb. Hussain Haqqani                  Pakistani Ambassador to the United States
Dr. Attiya Inaytullah                        Member, Pakistan National Assembly
Ahmed Bilal Soofi, Esq                   President, Research Society of Intl Law
Amb. Mohammad Aslam Khan       DCM

Mr. Raja Farooq Haider                  Prime Minister, Azad Kashmir
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq                    Chairman, All Parties Hurriyet Conference
Mr. Mohammad yasin Malik           Chariman, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front
Mr. Ved Bhasin                               Editor-in-Chief, Kashmir Times, Jammu.
Amb. Yusuf Buch                            Former Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary General
Pandit Jatinder Bakhshi                 J&K Forum for Peace & Reconciliation
Dr. Farhan Chak                            Dept. Of Intl Relations, Qatar University, Doha
Mr. Zahid G. Mohammad              Author & Writer

Sareer Fazili, Esq.                      Board Member, Kashmiri American Council
Prof. Nazir A Shawl                    Executive Director, Kashmir Center, London
Mr. Muzzammil Thakur               London, England
Ejaz Sabir, Esq                           Attorney-at-Law
Prof. Faizanul Haq                     University of New York, Buffalo
Professor Maqsood Jafri            Author & Writer
Prof. (Dr.) Imtiaz Khan               George Washington university
Barrister Majid Tramboo            Executive Director, Kashmir Center, Brussels
Mumtaz Wani, Esq.                   Attorney-at-Law
Prof. (Mrs.) Shamim Shawl       Scholar-activist
Prof. Wasiullah Khan                 Chancellor, East West University, Chicago
Mr. Raja Muzzafar                     Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front
Dr. Nisar Choudhary                  Pakistani American Congress
Mr. Javaid Rathore                    Peoples Party of Pakistan Azad Kashmir
Mr. Shaheen Khalid Bhat          Chairman, Kashmir Mission, New York
Prof. Hafeez Malik                        Prof. of Political Science, Villanova University
Senator Akbar Khawaja                      Herndon, Virginai
Mr. Ali S. Khan                                  Executive Director, Kashmiri Scandinavian Council
Mr. Mohammad Afzal Bhat               President, Islamabad Press Club
Dr. Mohammad Hafeez Javaid        South Bend, Indiana
Ms. Atiqa Akbar Khan                Principal, New Jersey
Mr. M Khawaja Ashraf                 Pakistani American Congress, California
Mr. Zareef Khan                        JK Muslim Conference
Mr. Ehtisham Kayani                        Kashmiri Youth
Sardar Niaz Hussain                        President, Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party, USA
Sardar Ishaq Sharief                        Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front
Mr. Zubair Khan                        Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference
Hafiz Mohammad Sabir                Leader, Kashmiri American community
Mr. Tahir Iqbal                        Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party
Mr.  Malik Nadeem  Abid                New York
Mr. Liaqat Kiyani                        Azad Kashmir Peoples Party
Sardar Sawar Khan                        Peoples Muslim League, Azad Kashmir



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Muslim Solidarity Committee & Project SALAM Cordially Invite You to:

Rally and March

In Support of

Muslims Targeted by  Preemptive Prosecution

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Meet at the east steps of the Capitol, Washington & State Streets at 1:00 PM

March to Masjid As-Salam, 278 Central Ave., Albany

The Muslim Solidarity Committee and Project SALAM (Support And Legal Advocacy for Muslims) invite you to join us for this rally and march remembering the sixth anniversary of the arrests of two Muslim men from the Albany community and all Muslims preemptively prosecuted by the US government.  Speakers at the Mosque will discuss these cases and how they are used to generate fear of Islam in order to justify war and oppression.  Information about these cases can be found at

The Rally will begin at the closing of the National Peace Conference to be held in Albany, July 23-25.  We hope that you will attend this important Peace Conference.  For more information, see

Schedule of Events

1:00 P.M. Rally at the NYS Capitol, East Steps, corner of Washington Ave & State St. 

Light refreshments (food & drink) will be available.

1:30 March to Masjid As-Salam, 278 Central Ave., Albany

2:00 Arrive at Masjid As-Salam 2:00 Pizza lunch and speakers


For more information, contact Lynne Jackson at 518-434-6659 or


Aref & Hossain Fort Dix 5 Newburgh 4 Betim Kaziu Ziyad Yaghi Dr. Rafil Dhafir Fahad Hashmi   Tarek Mehanna Tariq Shah   & Many More





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