Posts Tagged ‘Gaza’

Gaza: Canada Votes Against Fact-Finding Mission

January 13, 2009

UN human rights body to send fact-finding mission to Gaza
Canada cast the only negative vote for the non-binding resolution, which received the support of 33 of the Council’s 47 members, while 13 countries abstained. [full story]

Chris Hedges: The Language of Death

January 12, 2009

The incursion into Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel. It is not about achieving peace. [… It] is about building a hell on earth. […] Life will become a nightmare for most Palestinians and, in the years ahead, for most Israelis. [article]

Chris Hedges writes in Truthdig on Mondays. He used to be Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times.

…Gaza and the Ritual of Mutual Destruction

January 6, 2009

image - gaza-children-2008 - from The Buddhist Channelby Hozan Alan Senauke

Gaza is burning. The violence must end before anything else can happen. We can all think nice thoughts about right and wrong, who acted first, who acted worst. We can argue about politics — national, international, geopolitical, corporate. Whatever intellectual thread my mind pulls at quickly comes to a hopeless tangle. [article]