Chomsky on Israel and Palestine

Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel’s goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm.For the West Bank, the norm is that Israel continues its illegal construction of settlements and infrastructure so that it can integrate into Israel whatever might be of value, meanwhile consigning Palestinians to unviable cantons and subjecting them to repression and violence.For Gaza, the norm is a miserable existence under a cruel and destructive siege that Israel administers to permit bare survival but nothing more.– Commentary from Noam Chomsky, truthout.org (Click anywhere on the text to read.)

Web Reading List #6 [9-17-2013]

Guardian Story on Israel and N.S.A. Is Not ‘Surprising’ Enough to Cover
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WHAT’S BECOME OF THE GERMAN GREENS?
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The Suicide Detective
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The Progressive Movement is a PR Front for Rich Democrats
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We Must Hate Our Children
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How Does the Ruling Class Feel When It Rules?
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My Technology, My Self; When we talk about technology, aren’t we really talking about ourselves?
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Fear and Loathing in Modern Media: Hunter S. Thompson on Journalism, Politics, and the Subjective