CHIROT ZERO ZINE--ANNOUNCING NEW BLOG

Dear Followers, Friends, fellow Workers:

I have just begun a new blog/zine called
Chirot Zero Zine A Heap of Rubble--
Anarkeyology of hand eye ear notations
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http://chirotzerozine.blogspot.com
the blog is more exusively concerned than this one with presenting essays, reviews (inc. "bad reviews") , Visual Poetry, Sound Poetry, Event Scores, Manifestos, Manifotofestos, rantin' & raving, rock'roll, music all sorts--by myself and others--if you are interested in being a contributor, please feel free to contact me at david.chirot@gmail.com
as with this blog, the arts are investigated as a part of rather than apart from the historical, economic, political actualities of yesterday, today, & tomorrow
as with al my blogs--
contributions in any language are welcome

Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier
The government under pretext of security and progress, liberated us from our land, resources, culture, dignity and future. They violated every treaty they ever made with us. I use the word “liberated” loosely and sarcastically, in the same vein that I view the use of the words “collateral damage” when they kill innocent men, women and children. They describe people defending their homelands as terrorists, savages and hostiles . . . My words reach out to the non-Indian: Look now before it is too late—see what is being done to others in your name and see what destruction you sanction when you say nothing. --Leonard Peltier, Annual Message January 2004 (Leonard Peltier is now serving 31st year as an internationally recognized Political Prisoner of the United States Government)

Injustice Continues: Leonard Peltier Again Denied Parole

# Injustice continues: Leonard Peltier denied parole‎ - By Mahtowin A wave of outrage swept the progressive community worldwide at the news that Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier was denied parole on Aug. ... Workers World - 2 related articles » US denies parole to American Indian activist Leonard Peltier‎ - AFP - 312 related articles » # Free Leonard Peltier 2009 PRISON WRITINGS...My Life Is My Sun Dance Leonard Peltier © 1999. # Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance - by Leonard Peltier, Harvey Arden - 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier... books.google.com/books?isbn=0312263805... - # Leonard Peltier, American Indian Activist, Denied Parole And Won't ... Aug 21, 2009 ... BISMARCK, ND — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents, has been denied parole ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../leonard-peltier-american_n_265764.html - Cached - Similar - #

Gaza--War Crime: Collective Punishment of 1.5 Million Persons--Recognized as "The World's Largest Concentration Camp"

Number of Iraquis Killed Since USA 2003 Invasion began

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

US & International Personnel losses in Iraq &Afghanistan; Costs of the 2 Wars to US


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,667
icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453
http://icasualties.org/oef/


=

Cost of War in Iraq

$691,188,637,164

Cost of War in Afghanistan
$229,137,844,021

The cost in your community

www.nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

flickr: DEATH FROM THIS WINDOW/DOORS OF GUANTANAMO--Essays, Links, Video-- US use of Torture

VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual


VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL
No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
GAZA-GUANTANAMO-ABU GHRAIB—THE GLOBE
Deadline/Fecha Limite: SinsLimite/ongoing
Size: No limit/Sin Limite
No Limit on Number of Works sent
No Limit on Number of Times New Works Are Sent
Documentation: on my blog
http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com
Addresses: david.chirot@gmail.com
David Baptiste Chirot
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Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'



Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'


The current 'Miss Universe' Dayana Mendoza (formerly Miss Venezuela) and 'Miss America' Crystal Stewart visited US troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay on March 20th, the New York Times reports. Here's Mendoza's account of the visit from her pageant blog last Friday. She says the trip "was a loooot of fun!"

This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience...All the guys from the Army were amazing with us. We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting. We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history.


The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun. That day we met a beautiful lady named Rebeca who does wonders with the glasses from the beach. She creates jewelry with it and of course I bought a necklace from her that will remind me of Guantánamo Bay :)

I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Tapegerm Collective: Call for material




To: fluxlist@yahoogroups.com
From: gajoob@gmail.com
Date: Sat, 8 May 2010 16:50:27 -0600
Subject: [fluxlist] Call for material

 
Hey all,

Tapegerm Collective is marking its 10th year with a project open to
contributors of all kinds.

Spoken word, ambient, found sounds, field recordings, music loop
contributions to the project pool are all welcome.

Find the 10 Years Of Infection link inside:

http://tapegerm.com

-bryan baker

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Animism at Kunsthalle Bern









May 8, 2010






Kunsthalle Bern



Adam Avikainen
Photography, part of the installation MRE MRI, 2009
Rocking chair, table, CD-Player, microwave, popcorn, drinks, box with photographs
Courtesy the artists







Animism
15 May – 18 July 2010

Opening: 16 May 2010, 6 pm


Kunsthalle Bern
Helvetiaplatz 1
CH-3005 Bern
Switzerland
info@kunsthalle-bern.ch

www.kunsthalle-bern.ch

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With Agency, Art & Language, Adam Avikainen, Marcel Broodthaers, Walt Disney, Jimmie Durham, Armen Eloyan, Leon Ferrari, Simryn Gill, Walon Green, Lutz & Guggisberg, Brion Gysin, Luis Jacob, Ken Jacobs, Joachim Koester, Len Lye, Mark Manders, Santu Mofokeng, Melitopoulos/ Lazzarato, Otobong Nkanga, Reto Pulfer, Józef Robakowski/ Wiesław Michalak, Paul Sharits, Jan Svankmajer, Yutaka Sone, Rosemarie Trockel, David Gheron Tretiakoff and Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven


While the term 'animism' has its roots in classical philosophy, it received its predominant definition by anthropologists in the course of the colonial encounter. 'Animism' describes belief practices that endow objects and non-human entities with life and person-like qualities. It was also frequently identified as minimum definition, and 'primitive' form, of religion. Modern psychology refers to animism as psychological and aesthetic mechanism by which human-like features are 'projected' onto objects.

Originally derived from ancient philosophical and theological debates disputing the conception and nature of 'souls' (animism is derived from the Latin anima, soul) in the aftermath of the Christian campaigns against heathen idolatry, Protestant iconoclasm and an emerging positivist enlightenment rationality, animism has become a rational-scientific category descriptive of the irrational, superstitious and primitive. It was given its canonical formulation as a concept by 19th century social scientists, particularly anthropologists and psychologists. Together with notions such as totemism and fetishism, animism was a key concept in their search for the original, 'primitive' religion of humanity. Its empirical source was the widespread assumption that 'savages' were incapable of assessing the meaning and value of material objects, resulting in the primordial mistake of attributing life, soul, or spirit, to matter and objects – an argument premised on an objectivist materialism that assumed that matter was 'dead' by definition. The subsequent complementary psychological definition holds that the primordial mistake of 'animism' as a developmental stage of both cultures and individuals is based on belief in the "omnipotence of thought", which causes our "consciousness to be reflected in all around us" (Sigmund Freud).

This exhibition project builds on recent attempts to de-colonize this canonical understanding of animism, the colonial economy in which it is inscribed and the relations it therefore enforced with what it signified. The present endeavour aims to re-conceptualize the term as a 'relational epistemology' in which social metaphors, images and narratives hold the status of 'necessary fiction' and relational technologies. A de-colonized understanding of animism does not present itself as a question of belief or of the spiritual, nor as a psychological borderline condition and matter of 'projection', but rather as a question of 'relationality' and non-objectivist materialism. While objectivist 'knowledge' is not part of a relation, animism accounts for knowledge as a relation that shapes both the knower and the known. Animism can be seen as the anti-thesis to a modern stance that distilled nature into its objectified material properties alone, uncontaminated by symbolic meanings or social relations. However, a de-colonized notion of animism also resists the exclusion of things, of

'nonhuman' agents, from that realm of social relationality, which is symptomatic of postmodernism. It extends the concept of 'relationality' in intersubjective relations to include relations between persons and things. It asks what it means to conceive of humans, non-humans and things as equally active agents operating on different registers that demand mediation. It does so by looking at the modern discourse and practices by which 'life' is pictured, controlled and objectified on the one hand, and through which it is taken into account, subjectified, and acquires its own voice on the other. A de-colonized notion of animism can shed light on the way that on the one hand, images and framing devices participate in the fixation, objectification, conservation of life and, on the other, endow things with a voice, subjectify and animate; and how both develop a specific dialectics in modern imagery.

This is the background to the project's investigation of the modern technologies and aesthetics of animation and its implications for conceptions of subjectivity and 'personhood'. In a certain sense Animism is an heir to the famous exhibition Junggesellenmaschinen, curated by Harald Szeemann in 1975. Animism works from the assumption that not only the social sciences, modern technological media such as photography and film, but also exhibition practices are severely implicated in the paradoxical status of animism in modernity. Rather than showcasing cultural practices previously established as 'animistic' by means of ethnographic artifacts put on display, it focuses on the mimetic processes induced by imagery. The project seeks to draw connections between predominant motifs of the modern image culture, the romantic heritage and the question of 'myth' and 'enchantment', the registration and 'writing' of life, psychopathology and phantasms of control and transformation, and the political economy of violence enacted by modern boundaries.

The exhibition will comprise historical and contemporary works, as well as research-based original contributions especially conceived for its context. A reader will be published bringing together theoretical and artistic reflections on the history and contemporary relevance of animism. It will hold contributions by Agency, Irene Albers, Oksana Bulgakowa, Edwin Carels, Bart De Baere, Didier Demorcy, Brigid Doherty, Sergei Eisenstein, Anselm Franke, Masato Fukushima, Avery F. Gordon, Richard William Hill, Darius James, Gertrud Koch, Joachim Koester, Bruno Latour, Maurizio Lazzarato and Angela Melitopoulos, Vivian Liska, Henri Michaux, Santu Mofokeng, Philippe Pirotte, Florian Schneider, Erhard Schüttpelz, Michael Taussig, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Martin Zillinger. A majority of these texts will be translated into German and published in a newspaper, which will function as a catalogue for the Bernese version of the project.

Animism is a collaboration between the Museum for Contemporary Art Antwerp/ MuHKA and Extra City - Kunsthal Antwerpen in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Bern, the House of World Cultures Berlin, and the Free University Berlin

Concept: Anselm Franke, Co-Curators: Anselm Franke, Edwin Carels, Bart De Baere (Antwerp), Philippe Pirotte (Bern)









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Chalmers Johnson: Another battle of Okinawa:




Chalmers Johnson: Another battle of Okinawa:
 
 Despite protests, the U.S. insists on going ahead with plans for a new military base on the island.
http://freedomsyndicate.com/fair0000/latimes00184.html
 



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SF and Boston: Jewish Charity Blacklists and the Israel Question

What do Jewish Voice for Peace, Madre, Amnesty International, New Israel Fund, American Friends Service Committee, Media Matters and Institute for Policy Studies all have in common?
There has been a growing backlash since the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation first announced the most restrictive funding guidelines in the country. The guidelines essentially ban recipients from giving voice to anyone who doesn't toe the line (which the Federation ultimately determines) on Israel. No wonder the Bay Area Jewish intellectual class is in an uproar. As UC Hebrew and Comparative Literature professor Chana Kronfeld says, "All the major Israeli writers would probably be banned."
The Open Letter to Jewish Communities in the Forward signed by Bay Area Jewish academics, rabbis  and other leaders, as well as coverage in Tablet, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and the New York Times reveals the extent to which concern about ideological policing is now a concern not just for the left but for the Jewish center.
However, what is not generally known is that the Fed's Jewish Community Endowment Fund has also quietly pulled a number of nonprofit organizations from their acceptable charities list in an apparent attempt to ensure ideological purity.
What are those groups? Using a bit of technical sleuthing (and a tip-off from a donor), we've been able to pinpoint thus far 6 nonprofits that have been pulled from the list: Jewish Voice for Peace, American Friends Service Committee, the Institute for Policy Studies, Madre, Global Exchange, and the National Lawyers Guild. There is no reason to think there aren't more - we will publicize those names as they become available. This means supporters of these groups who keep funds in the Endowment Fund can no longer designate them as recipients.
Even more interesting, one can still designate money to the Hebron Fund, FLAME, and extremist settler militia funder, the Central Fund of Israel.
The implications of this new battle that mirrors the war on human rights groups in Israel haven't been lost on Boston activists who, within weeks of the announcement of the SF guidelines, launched their own Boston Combined Jewish Philanthropies witch hunt. (See embedded PDF file/link below-all articles from Boston's Jewish paper, the Jewish Advocate.) Even The David Project founder Charles Jacobs weighs in on these so-called enemies of Israel: The American Friends Service Committee • Democracy Now! • The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) • The Tides Foundation • Media Matters • The New Israel Fund • Brit Tzedek v'Shalom • Physicians for Social Responsibility • The Workmen's Circle • Amnesty International
Meanwhile NGO Monitor's Prof. Gerald Steinberg, a man who never met a human rights organization he didn't hate, is speaking this week at the Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, at the University of Toronto on "Delegitimizing Israel: Can Jewish Philanthropy Change the Tide?"
Proposed Jewish Charity Blacklist in Boston: Not Pro-Israel Enough?
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Christian BÖK it’s always Antipoetry Month at the Kootenay School of Writing …Slowforward

Christian BÖK

it's always Antipoetry Month at the Kootenay School of Writing … Christian BÖK

Sunday May 09 (talk)
W2 Storyeum
151 W. Cordova St
2:30 pm
Admission: 3 – 5$, sliding scale
presented by the Kootenay School of Writing @ W2
Christian Bök will give a talk on his ongoing project The Xenotext Experiment.
The Xenotext Experiment is an artistic exercise being undertaken by the poet who is proposing to create an example of "living poetry." Bök plans to generate a short verse about language and genetics, whereupon he hopes to use a "chemical alphabet" to translate this poem into a sequence of DNA for subsequent implantation into the genome of a bacterium (in this case, a microbe called Deinococcus radiodurans—an extremophile, capable of surviving, without mutation, in even the most hostile milieus, including the vacuum of outer space). He is composing this poem in such a way that, when translated into the gene and then integrated into the cell, the text nevertheless gets "expressed" by the organism, which, in response to the inserted, genetic material, begins to manufacture a viable, benign protein—a protein that, according to the original, chemical alphabet, is itself another text. He is, in effect, striving to engineer a life-form so that it becomes not only a durable archive for storing a poem, but also a useable machine for writing a poem—a poem that can literally survive forever….
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Christian Bök is the author not only of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, but also of Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence. Bök has created artificial languages for two television shows: Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley's Amazon. Bök has also earned many accolades for his virtuoso performances of sound poetry (particularly the Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters). His conceptual artworks (which include books built out of Rubik's cubes and Lego bricks) have appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit Poetry Plastique. The Utne Reader has recently included Bök in its list of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World." Bök teaches English at the University of Calgary.
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Public Citizen: Boycott BP





David,

We have to hold BP accountable for the fatal and catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Take the "Beyond BP Pledge" to boycott BP!

This is just a first step. You'll be hearing from Public Citizen about ways to keep the pressure on BP to comprehensively repair the ecological damage, make full and prompt reparations to every person whose livelihood is affected, and pay appropriate damages in court.

I know there aren't any good oil companies, but this one has been devastatingly bad.

BP chose not to install a $500,000 safety device that could have prevented this disaster. A company that made $21.6 billion in profits in 2008 alone refused to spend $500,000 to safeguard us (not to mention itself) from what's turning into the worst oil spill of all time.

BP has pleaded guilty in just the last few years to two crimes and paid over $730 million in fines, penalties and settlements for environmental crimes, willful disregard for workplace safety, and energy market manipulation.

There are other places to buy gas, chips and soda.

We have to make BP pay for putting people and our planet in peril.

Pledge to boycott BP now!

Thank you,

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Mail Art: New Works up for "Notre Histoire/Our History"

Gada De Guivry
Gada De GuivryMay 7, 2010 at 6:17am
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Des nouveaux envois pour le projet "Notre Histoire" sont visibles sur
http://www.facebook.com/l/84f5c;notrehistoireenartpostal.blogspot.com/
New sendings for the project " Our History" are visible on
http://www.facebook.com/l/84f5c;notrehistoireenartpostal.blogspot.com/

"Free Gaza - Break the Siege" --Newsletter--"We are almost ready".






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Pia Qu sent a message to the members of Free Gaza - Break the Siege.
Pia Qu
Pia QuMay 7, 2010 at 6:16am
Subject: We are almost ready
copy of the latest newsletter By Greta Berlin, Free Gaza Movement



We're almost ready. Our vessels are being loaded with construction materials, specialized medical equipment, generators, pre-fab homes, water filtration units, and school supplies for the children. Israel allows only 81 items into Gaza, forcing the people to use tunnels to bring in supplies, barely keeping their economy at subsistence level.



When asked why they refuse to allow supplies into Gaza, Israeli authorities stated, "If we disclose what is allowed in and why… it would damage our national security and harm foreign relations." BBC, May 3, 2010



Therefore, we intend to open a sea route that will belong to the Palestinians. Gaza is the only territory on the Mediterranean that has no right to its sea, no right to fish more than a mile off its coast, no right to send out its flowers, vegetables and fruit for trade to other nations. Israel's cruel blockade has shut 1.5 million Palestinians into an open-air prison, allowing only a trickle of aid through.



We cannot stand by and watch the people slowly starve and lose hope. Since our governments appear to be impotent, we civilians from around the world are stepping up instead.

We carry the hopes and dreams and prayers of thousands who have supported us over these past ten months, and we take those well wishes with us to the people of Gaza.


http://www.facebook.com/l/84f5c;www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_2EajGgS88



So for the next few weeks as we finish loading supplies and passengers, we will upload messages and well wishes like this one. Watch for them and send your own wish to us. Become a part of this citizen's initiative by joining our Newslist, TWITTER account, Facebook page and YouTube list, all on the front page of our website.



Write to your representatives demanding they put Israel on notice for our safety and the safety of our cargo.



Then watch our journey from the live feed on our website at http://www.facebook.com/l/84f5c;www.freegaza.org beginning soon.
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Sameh A Habeeb – Israel, Judaism and Anti-Semitism

Posted: 06 May 2010 01:02 PM PDT

sameh post mayUnlike children worldwide, Palestinians, including myself, growing up in Gaza, the West Bank or East Jerusalem never had a normal childhood.  My friends and I would play with sand rather than toys.  There are no playgrounds and amusement parks as there are in the west.  Palestinian children growing up today inside Gaza and the West Bank also lack toys, amusement parks and playgrounds to exert their energies.  The difference between my generation and those growing up now is the level of brutality and number massacred.

There are moments when I remember the Israeli soldiers storming my home in 1992; they hit my mother and beat my 10-year old cousin.  Although I was only 7, I still remember every single detail as if happened yesterday.  During the Second Intifada, Israel bombed my neighbourhood several times.  Many of my friends were killed.  Death, blood and violence fill the memories of all Palestinian children.  Can you imagine what the children of Israel's massacre of Gaza are going to remember?  The memories they have will plague them until the day they depart this world.

Death, blood and violence does not make one turn to violence or even a hater of those who engage in violence.  Violence is a means to an end that is chosen by some because they believe it is necessary.  Many others choose nonviolence as a means to an end.  It is the non-violent means that I chose.  The end we all seek, however, is the same.  We all seek the establishment of a Palestinian State along the 1967 borders, which encompasses Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.  The border recognized by the international community and in United Nations Resolutions; the same border that the United States recognizes as belonging to a Palestinian state. 

It is for the creation of a Palestinian state and awareness of Palestinians due to the misconception many in the international community have that made me become a Peace Activist and later journalist.  As a peace activist, I worked closely with the Israeli peace movement and Israeli peace organizations that advocate for the creation of a Palestinian state and want an end to the conflict. 

Since coming to the UK, I have continued working as an activist to lobby and raise awareness for Palestine.  It is through the Palestine Telegraph that I seek to bring awareness to the West about Palestinians and bringing the voice of them to a western audience.  The purpose of the paper is not to be Anti-semitic or to spread hatred as some pro-Israeli personalities and outlets such as Harry's Place accuse. 

The website Harry's place is based in London and has no contact details. Writers are masked behind their nicknames like Lucy lips, Habbi, Gene and others. Their task is to attack and describe anyone critical of Israel as being anti-Semitic. For them, anyone who criticizes Israel is perceived as being anti-Jewish. While they juxtapose the two, any informed readers know that the two are completely separate.  Clearly, they have linked the two terms together.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and the free expression thereof, but the personal and vindictive attacks of outlets such as Harry's Place is undemocratic.  They have not only attacked the Palestine Telegraph and me personally, but also British politicians that show support for or sympathy toward Paletinians.  For example, they attacked Martin Linton, Jeremy Corbyn, Bob Marshall-Andrews, George Galloway and many others. They also attacked Jenny Tonge for her support for Palestine and being a patron of the Palestine Telegraph. 

Being critical of Israel is not anti-Semitic; criticism of Israel and its policies does not mean someone or even an outlet is anti-Jewish.  Following the Gaza war, a Jewish journalist from New York, Janet Zimmerman, visited Gaza. She lived in my house for almost 2 weeks. Even Jews are critical of Israel and its policies.  Are they too anti-Semitic?  Are they too Jew haters?

They are not anti-Semitic or Jew haters.  The Palestine Telegraph allows writers from all backgrounds and views to have their articles published.  Our policy is freedom of expression for all and every viewpoint irrespective of race, ethnicity or religion. Articles and the viewpoints expressed therein are those of the writers and not those of the paper.  Despite this, Harry's Place is trying to make it as if the views expressed are those of my own and the paper.  To properly quote the interview that Harry's Place recently published and used as evidence of my so-called anti-semitism:

The interviewer asked Mr Habeeb: "Do you believe mainstream media organizations have a hidden agenda?"
Sameh Habeeb: "They are certainly pro-Israeli. I think you have to ask yourself who controls the media.

Despite claims made by Harry's Place, Leeds University denied publishing the university magazine in which I said the above.  There are some media outlets controlled by pro-Israeli individuals.   This statement does not imply that ALL media outlets are or that one is anti-Jewish for stating the fact.  Anti-semitism is being anti-Jewish and not anti-Israel policies.  Shouldn't the media be informative, critical and offer differing viewpoints and not the place for personal attacks against personalities?

Sadly, we found Jewish Chronicle (JC), one of the leading Newspapers speaking on behalf of Jews, sorting my words as anti Semitism. Not in this incident even, the paper believed in what Harry's Place said many times. JC should be careful while dealing with such claims. A leading newspaper should deal with a source that has credibility and identity. With Harry's Place certainly we can neither find credibility nor identity as in this photo. The photo could show you how those guys are hiding themselves. Every reader should wonder why?

By Sameh A. Habeeb

Founder of The Palestine Telegraph Newspaper

sameh.habeeb at gmail . com

harry

 Do you still think Harry's place is honest?

source, Palestine Telegraph http://www.paltelegraph.com/columnists/sameh-a-habeeb/5844-israel-judaism-and-anti-semitism-by-sameh-a-habeeb-

(PTT editor's note: Harry's Place is plain old obnoxious. No one except a handful of Pro-Israel "wannabe top managers but also wanna listen to the Smiths on my IPod" people even read it or consider it in any way reliable. We've been in their lens for a while and though they claim they do not censor anyone, someone reprinted a piece I wrote on Gilad Shalit… incredible guest post that was a pisstake that of course offended one and all of them, and after something like 30 minutes and 50 comments, they closed the comments down and someone asked Gene to take the post down! So, they preach what they do not practice. In addition, their arguments against Sameh hold no water, especially the ones about his English. I would love to see any one of them be as fluent in Arabic as he is in English. This is the article that tried to slam Sameh. http://hurryupharry.org/2010/05/06/sameh-habeeb-far-left-meets-far-right/

While PTT does not support the two state solution as Sameh does, we support Sameh and his right to think about what he believes the best way to liberate his people are, and to work towards achieving that liberation).

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