Abby Martin highlights the Israeli Military's bombing of media buildings and targeting of journalists, including the RT office in Gaza, and calls out the Israeli government to for making veiled threats to RT's headquarters in Moscow.
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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Truth Action Ottawa's September 11th 2010 Truth Action
- The Israel - Palestine issue
- George Galloway's wrap up of his 2010 Canadian tour in Ottawa
- New contact information for TAO TV
On this week's episode of Media Roots Radio, Robbie and Abby Martin talk about the new TSA procedures and privacy violations despite the nonexistent threat of terrorism, Bush's book tour and the media giving him a pass, and analyze the WhatTheFuckHasObamaDoneSoFar website. On the second half of the show we talk about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, the Freedom Flotilla raid and air a forty minute interview with a survivor of the Flotilla attack, Dr. Paul Larudee.
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The Gaza Freedom Flotilla and Al Qaeda
Israeli Propaganda Exposed
by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Resarch, 8 June 2010
"Tel Aviv deliberately invoked Al-Qaeda, the horrors of Auschwitz, and the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001 to demonize the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, but in so doing it has revealed its machinations and fabrications."
link to the article:
The Semantics of Terrorism
By SOHA AL-JURF
During the fifth annual Al Jazeera forum on May 23, 2010, Robert Fisk gave an address, stressing the potency of semantics in the media (posted on aljazeera.net, May 25, 2010). Fisk's remarks underlined the ways in which word-choices define and color media coverage and reporting, and, consequently, determine our readership’s perceptions of world affairs.
"Power and the media," he said, "…are not just about the parasitic-osmotic relationship between supposedly honourable reporters and the nexus of power that runs between White House and state department and Pentagon…in the Western context, power and the media is about words—and the use of words...It is about semantics."
Im particularly delighted to present this video to 911Blogger because of the hand I had in securing Dr. Wasfi a presentation at the conference.
Dr. Wasfi was featured in a video by Paradigm Shift called "What You Didn't Know About the War" which can be viewed here:
This was my first exposure to Ms. Wasfi, and when I heard that my good friend Jon Gold was helping Betsy Orr Metz organize the Treason In America conference, I bugged Jon for days telling him that he should get Dahlia an invite. Jon took the consideration, did his own research, and found Dahlia to be an excellent candidate for someone who should be speaking at the conference.
The stars aligned and the decision to invite her was made. Thank you to Jon Gold, Betsy Metz, and the lovely Dahlia Wasfi for giving us an excellent presentation on the realities of war and occupation in the middle east.
Following the continued bombing of Gaza by Israeli warplanes that began on 27th of December 2008 leaving over 500 civilians dead and over 1,400 injured
50,000 people took to the streets of London to protest on 3rd January 2009. This is a film I made about the day and the Current situation in Gaza
words taken from an article by Richard Falk entitled 'Understanding the Gaza Catastrophe' which you can read here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-falk/understanding-the-gaza-ca_b_154777.html
my heart goes out to the people of Gaza