As speculation intensifies over the date of dissolution of Parliament, the relentless campaigning heads towards its final lap. The Edge business website reports receiving text messages from unnamed sources speculating that Parliament would be dissolved on 22 February,...
The United Nations has implicitly recognised the state of Palestine after the General Assembly voted for a resolution to upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s diplomatic status to 'non-member observer state'. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 http://rt.com/s/swf/player5.4.swf?file=http://rt.com/files/news/palestine-status-un-churkin-935/i595c4fdf2e058795bc52646a2a5d14c9_00b8e2c0.dv.flv&image=http://rt.com/files/news/palestine-status-un-churkin-935/vitaly-russias-ambassador.n.jpg&skin=http://rt.com/s/css/player_skin.zip&provider=http&abouttext=Russia%20Today&aboutlink=http://rt.com&autostart=false The result: 138 votes in favor, 9 against...
Huge peaceful protests are taking place in Israel - and there are lessons we can draw. Of course the first lesson is that large protests can be peaceful, and there is no need for heavy-handed action. There is...
World-renowned political dissident and linguist, Noam Chomsky, speaking at the 25th anniversary of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, courtesy of Democracy NOW! http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/5/11/story/noam_chomsky_the_us_and_its
Middle East Catholic bishops meeting at a special synod in Rome over the last fortnight have called for Israel to end the Occupation of Palestinian territories so that a two-state solution can be found. The bishops are the ones who...
A Jewish peace ship heading for Gaza was intercepted by the Israeli navy today and towed to Ashdod, a cargo port in Israel 40km south of Tel Aviv. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q47lKN-fj8w&fs=1&hl=en_GB&rel=0] The London-based Jews for Justice for Palestinians had organised the...
Many Malaysians have expressed disappointment  over the BBC's backing down from a 'HARDtalk' interview with RPK. Much of this sentiment, I believe, stems from a perception that the BBC is a bastion of impartial, independent reporting. Far from it. The...
The MV Rachel Corrie is expected to approach Gaza sometime tomorrow. The world holds its breath as the spirit of Rachel Corrie returns to Palestine. http://widgets.twimg.com/j/2/widget.js new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: 'search', search: '#RachelCorrie', interval: 6000, ...
The latest on the protests at the Israeli attack on the Gaza humanitarian aid flotilla. Gaza protest
Some 300 Pakatan elected reps and supporters have gathered outside the US embassy at noon to protest at the Israeli attack on the humanitarian aid flotilla heading for Gaza. It is the fourth protest today. Photo credit: Sim Tze Tzin Pakatan...

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