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novio will you also never forget the racism that has been showing its ugly face at Amherst high school? If so do you also generalize and assume that all of Amherst High School and the town as a whole are racist? ...(full comment)

Vijay Prashad: Impunity for Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

part of me wants to engage you in this debate Cathy, but your statements present that you have appeared to made up your mind on the issue and that you feel as if you know all there is to know on the issue, so there is no point in attempting to influence/correct ideas and facts that you have that are distortions of the truth ...(full comment)

Vijay Prashad: Impunity for Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

readers of my comment, Youssarian correctly pointed out that a statement I made is absolutely incorrect and a distortion of reality, but this a result of a typo, I meant to write tens of hundreds or thousands of Hamas rockets not to suggest that 6-digits of rockets have been fired in the past months, that'd be ridiculous. ...(full comment)

Vijay Prashad: Impunity for Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

I will never forget the Israeli television interview back in 2009 in which 2 young soldiers were interviewed after they injured an innocent woman in cold blood in front of her family and refused to let them get help for her - she died. After the soldiers completely tore up the house, one of the soldiers was asked what they were doing there - purification, he said. Israel is again "purifying the land they want". ...(full comment)

Vijay Prashad: Impunity for Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

Pascual, thanks for your concern. It's really nothing more than a patience thing combined with (like you said caricatures) a true distaste for the action/belief. Cathy is a freak, way way out there. Marty really is a Maoist, for real. We have Novio and Sue the professional victims. Those are really the only ones I go straight for the throat and in this specific case I was responding to an asinine hypothesis. ...(full comment)

Vijay Prashad: Impunity for Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

Exactly!! Jdurf1 and others like him need to educate themselves on what is really happening over there. Thanks you, Vijay - as always your writing is professional and well informed (after all, he is the expert). ...(full comment)

Vijay Prashad: Impunity for Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

Jdurf1. If people would look at your posts over time, we get a pretty clear picture of your world view. And it's a world where people who disagree with you are all freaks who eat kale, play hackey sack, wear patchouli, smoke pot and are communists. Kale is still pretty fashionable, and many northamptonites do seem to enjoy their cannabis. But I can't remember the last time I saw a "moonbat' playing hackey sack, and I don't think that people still wear patchouli. This might seem like quibbling, but the fact that your imaginary enemy is such a caricature of a hippie is just evidence of how much you yourself are becoming a caricature. Now, a while back, I started feeling a little sympathy for you. So instead of trying to match your usual level of mean-spiritedness, I'll play the part of your "namaste" caricature. I honestly feel a little sad for you. It's a pity that you're so willing to abandon any kind of personal dignity for your online persona. ...(full comment)

Vijay Prashad: Impunity for Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

I'm assuming this will include banning contributions from the municipal unions, teachers unions, environmental groups and healthcare workers since the legislature allocates huge amounts of money to these groups - and these are the largest political contributors by far in the corrupt political system. Or is this just a way to silence opposition to the democrats? The left can only win when it silences opposing voices through censorship. Thats whats going on here. ...(full comment)

Florence group seeks ballot vote to stop politicians from taking campaign money from industries they regulate

Freako, you wouldn't know what would help this country if it was spelled out in kale and hit you in the forehead like a hackey sack. ...(full comment)

Vijay Prashad: Impunity for Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

Amazing!!! Thank You JM!! ...(full comment)

Dignity Project: J.M. Sorrell: Many barriers must be surmounted to achieve death with dignity

Don't like rockets, end the blockade and occupation. Stop the military expansionism. Stop building settlements on other peoples' land. Then look at a map. The Israel Lobby has control over only one country and that is the United States, and it is losing its grip on the people here (although it still has an iron grip on congress, which it maintains with cutthroat tactics). So, it is pretty much Israel against the rest of the world. Israel is dependent on outside sources for its economic well-being and reacted strongly when commercial planes suspended use of Ben Gurion airport for one day. How happy are they going to be as the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement gains adherents? You are not helping your country, jdurf1, when you encourage it to race headlong down a self-destructive path. ...(full comment)

Vijay Prashad: Impunity for Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

Judging from the look on the faces of Otto, Juan, and Nancy, they don't seem to grasp the gravity of the situation. Kind of like, "the fix is in". These Central American leaders should be embarrassed. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Immigrant children deserve safe harbor

They should make these people spend a week working in the fields... ...(full comment)

'Most people are not dishonest' Hadley farmers talk farm stand thefts; police arrest two