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#tdih July 26, 1950: the No Gun Ri Massacre in South Korea, one of the deadliest acts committed by U.S. ground troops in the 20th century. If reports of upwards of 300 civilians killed are correct, then the event is comparable to better known tragedies such as the 1968 My Lai Massacre. This tragic event was barely reported outside of Korea until 1999 when three AP journalists, Sang-Hun Choe, Charles J. Hanley, and Martha Mendoza, brought the story to international attention. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1pnFgvx

#tdih July 26, 1950: the No Gun Ri Massacre in South Korea, one of the deadliest acts committed by U.S. ground troops in the 20th century. If reports of upwards of 300 civilians killed are correct, then the event is comparable to better known tragedies such as the 1968 My Lai Massacre. This tragic event was barely reported outside of Korea until 1999 when three AP journalists, Sang-Hun Choe, Charles J. Hanley, and Martha Mendoza, brought the story to international attention. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1pnFgvx

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Via a friend who lives in the West Bank (Bethlehem).

Via a friend who lives in the West Bank (Bethlehem).


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Approximately 80,000 people in Gaza sought food aid from the UN in 2000. Today, the figure is more than 830,000 — from a total population of 1.8 million.

More than 140,000 people have sought refugee in UN-run schools.


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thinksquad:

Newly obtained surveillance video shows the violent encounter between a 17-year-old girl and Clairton police officers that left the teenager in the hospital.

A 17-year-old girl claims she was beaten by police in Clairton after she and her friends were stopped for a curfew violation Tuesday night.

Merceedez Wright admits she and her friends were out a few minutes after the city’s 10 p.m. curfew, and that she both ran from officers and resisted them after being tackled, but she doesn’t believe she deserves the injuries she suffered.

Wright is now recovering in the hospital with injuries to her trachea, esophagus and neck, plus several cuts and bruises.

"She’s a cheerleader, she’s a lifeguard at the Clairton pool, she was just on prom court," said Wright’s mother, Audelia Amoah. "She’s a good kid."

Even so, Wright admits she ran from officers.

"I was scared because of how he got out of the car. He didn’t just walk out, he jumped out of the car and started chasing me, so my first instinct was to run," she said.

Wright also said she did resist officers once she was knocked to the ground. She said she was trying to get her arms free to protect herself.

Clairton police did not respond to requests for comment.

Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/teenage-girl-says-police-beat-her-after-curfew-violation/26992088#ixzz388DHjtCm


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I just want to assure you that I would never open carry my gun in public. Because the second I did some white dude in a cardigan, sipping a latte would get on his cell phone and scream "Help, police! There's a crazy Mexican with a gun here!" Then I'm dead because the cops would show up guns blazing and empty about 3 mags into me before saying "Freeze!"
Anonymous

truth. the second amendment only applies to white people in the U.S. just look at what happened to the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.


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The U.S. sure does love its despotic friends. The reactionary Saudi Arabian monarchy, the apartheid state of Israel, the military dictatorship in Egypt, the repressive kingdom of Jordan. What we see is that the US loves tyrannical Middle Eastern governments, and hates Middle Eastern people.

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The ruling Likud Party in Israel has written into its charter and constitution that all of the land of historic Palestine, including the West Bank and Gaza, belongs to the Jewish state of Israel. It rejects any notion of any Palestinian state, let alone a single, bi-national state based upon equal rights for all, Jews and Muslims or Caucasians and Arabs. In sum, it does not recognize the Palestinians as a sovereign people. If put into effect, its basic program would mean the complete obliteration of the Palestinian people, either through expulsion, second-class-citizen subjugation, or death (by attrition or airstrikes) … in other words, Palestine would be “wiped off the map” forever.

This is the ideology of the murderous regime currently controlling the Israeli army and government.

Also see http://electronicintifada.net/content/truth-israels-intentions/6262

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 … What was the official reason given by the Israel and the International community for not recognizing Hamas [when it was first elected to power in Gaza back in 2006]?

The reason they gave was that Hamas refused to recognize Israel and had a Charter calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.

Any astute observer could have objected by reminding people that Hamas (through Haniyeh and Meshal) had said many times over that it was willing to accept Israel as a political entity on the 1967 borders. You do not have to look hard for this, it was stated in the Guardian, Washington Post, amongst others, meaning that Hamas was now in line with most of the international community, accepting a two-state solution.

Another issue came back again and again. The problem is Hamas’s Charter, we would hear. Whatever Meshal or Haniyeh were ready to accept, the Charter came back to haunt them every time.

But what about the Charter of the Likud Party. With Netanyahu and his right-wing party ready to take over, it is only fair to find out a bit more about them:


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Israeli Zionists justify their genocidal war on Palestinians by claiming that God promised the land to Jews, and then have the gall to turn around and criticize Hamas for having a reactionary and extremist religious fundamentalist worldview.

#Hypocrisy


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Is it “extremist” to assert that Israel has no right to exist as a “Jewish state”? No. In fact, the principles of democracy and equality demand that the “Jewish state” be abolished and be replaced with a single, secular nation-state in which all the inhabitants of historic Palestine can live in full equality, without special privileges or disadvantages conferred upon one religion, ethnicity, gender, race, etc., over another.

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RE: Israel. Will you answer two questions: do you agree Israel has a right to exist, an,d do you agree Hamas firing rockets into Israel is a terrorist act?
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Of course Gazans have created a series of underground tunnels. They are utterly besieged, imprisoned, and cutoff from the rest of the world by Israel’s barbaric siege (abetted by Egypt). The only reason that Gazans have been able to stave off utter and complete mass starvation, death, and social collapse (i.e., genocide), is because they have been able to get goods, commodities, medicines, foodstuffs, and yes, weapons, through underground tunnels.

The difference between Gaza and Israel in this latter respect is that while Israel gets its first-rate weaponry — helicopters, fighter jets, bombs, tanks — directly and openly from international sources (namely, the U.S.), Gaza is compelled to get its low-grade weaponry — rockets, bullets, guns — indirectly from international sources through subterranean means.


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