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Still on the Gangnam theme, have a look at this group of young people doing their bit to highlight the dismal conditions in Gaza. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW7PN9fn9PQ?rel=0&w=600&h=338]
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...
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...
http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/player-dest.swf In a much-awaited speech in Cairo just now directed largely at the Muslim world, Obama has vowed to: shut down Guantanamo Bay by next year, prohibit the use of torture by the United States (what about rendition or outsourcing of...
The Bishop of Rome, Francis, has hosted a prayer session with the presidents of Israel and Palestine in a bid to build bridges and jump-start the peace process. http://youtu.be/kjKPCZXCTDA
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, ...
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
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...
This is one aspect of the current situation in Gaza, Palestine, that was not adequately covered by much of the mainstream media. It helps explain why the ceasefire, which had held for four and a half months, unravelled. The...
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...

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