Perspective matters

Extract from “I Saw Ramallah” by Mourid Barghouti "It is easy to blur the truth with a simple linguistic trick: start your story from 'Secondly.' Yes, this is what Rabin did. He simply neglected to speak of what happened first. Start your story with "Secondly," and the world will be turned upside-down. Start your story …

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Palestinians capture violence on video

Following on from the last video nasty, here is a short compilation from The Guardian. Palestinians capture violence of Israeli occupation on video In a graphic and hard-hitting film Peter Beaumont speaks to Palestinians filming abuse from settlers and Israeli armed forces. "An Israeli child from a far-right settler group in the West Bank city …

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Blindfolded Handcuffed Palestinian Shot on Video

I've just returned from Palestine and am still processing the sheer wierdness of that place. I visited a small village called Nilin (Na'leen?) which is threatened by illegal settler land-grabbing and the apartheid wall. Every week the villagers hold a protest, and are joined by internationals who act as witnesses to the often brutal response …

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The old woman who couldn’t move & the old man who loved her too much

It is so easy to stumble upon ghosts while wandering around the web. All I wanted to know was how to spell 'Kosovo'. I came across this article written over seven years ago. And the horror still echoes. The Crucible of Terror [excerpt] Sunday April 25, 1999 Guardian Unlimited As Kosovan refugees bring tales of …

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We’re talking dead children here

I started reading this article but didn't get very far before sheer disbelief and a wave of nausea brought me to a halt. Are these people sane? My furious comments are in red, to match the mist that came down. http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,2145873,00.html UK officer calls for US special forces to quit Afghan hotspot High civilian toll …

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