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Aug 31 13:20

Renowned Jazzman Gets US State Dept Warning Against Visiting Crimea

World famous Russian-American Jazzman - Igor Butman - could fall victim to US sanctions on economic activity in Crimea after he visited the peninsula to play jazz during a festival.

Aug 31 09:45

Filmmaker William Lewis passes away at 47 - Camp FEMA, Don't Tread on Me, Washington You're Fired, etc.

William Lewis, creator of 9/11 In Plane Site, 9/11 Ripple Effect, Take
Back Washington, and many other films, passed away this morning around
1:00 AM after arriving at the hospital. William Lewis had suffered from
severe diabetes in recent years and is believed to have recently
suffered a stroke. He is survived by a wonderful wife, Debbie Morgan
Lewis. In the last few years William was unable to continue work in film
because of his illness.

Aug 31 09:36

Video: Awakened Masks

These masks are artwork the from an independent artist located in Ohio. He started making these masks for local Cincinnati Activists and it grew from there.

Aug 29 20:25

Growing Marijuana Strains that Treat PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

By Daniel Dharma

In our ongoing series on using marijuana to treat PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), we’ve explained what PTSD is, its symptoms, and that marijuana is being used to treat PTSD.

One of the biggest questions I keep getting asked is “which marijuana strains best treat PTSD?”

You’ll want to read all the other articles in this series to help answer that question, so I’ll put links to those articles at the end of this article.

In those past articles, I talked about generic kinds of marijuana that help with PTSD, and why they help.

In this article I give you info about growing specific marijuana strains that help with PTSD…

Aug 29 09:20

Misty Copeland Makes Her Broadway Debut

Just one week after becoming the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland announced another career milestone -- she would make her Broadway debut in the revival of “On The Town” on August 25th.

The 32-year-old dancer may be one of the top ballerinas on the planet, but she’s never publicly sang in her life. With only two weeks of prep and one “put-in” rehearsal, she was scared.

“Stepping into this theater for the first time -- I felt nervous and it’s been a long time since I’ve really felt nervous about performing,” Copeland said. “Having one ‘put-in’ rehearsal with the full cast did not feel like enough before making my debut.”

Watch the video above to see Copeland’s journey through rehearsals until her opening night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't normally cover arts stories on this blog, but I have seen an interview of this woman, and for me, she represents everything still right and beautiful about this country.

She has worked damned hard, with incredible determination, to get where she is, in the very tough, and competitive dance environment, has taken advantage of every opportunity she has been given, and gives back as a dance coach and mentor to young dancers.

Bravo, Ms. Copeland: well done, and may there be many more artistic triumphs in your future!

Aug 26 16:44

Russia, Egypt support forming anti-ISIS coalition with Syria - Putin

Russia and Egypt support the creation of a broad anti-terrorist coalition, which would include Syria, to fight Islamic State militants, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a joint media conference with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel el-Sisi.

“We underline the fundamental importance of the formation of a broad anti-terrorist front involving key international players and regional countries, including Syria,” Putin said on Wednesday.

He also announced plans to increase grain deliveries to Egypt. Plans for Russia to participate in the developing of Egypt’s grain infrastructure were also discussed by the heads of state.

Grain deliveries from Russia to Egypt amounted to 4 million tons in 2014, which is 40% of Egypt’s total demand, Putin noted. In 2014, there was an 86% increase in bilateral trade compared to 2013, reaching $5.5 billion.

Aug 26 12:27

Palestinian artist expelled from Banksy’s Dismaland after anti-Israel protest

Palestinian artist has been ejected from Banksy’s Dismaland theme park after he protested against the presence of Israeli artists.

Shadi Alzaqzouq was escorted out of the new “bemusement park” for placing a bed sheet over his work with the words “R.I.P. Gaza: Boycott Israel” written in coal and lying down “like a corpse” in front of his exhibition.

Aug 23 16:35

Libreoffice 5 review

How much should you pay for a full suite of office applications? The nightmare scenario for Microsoft is that the answer to this is “nothing”, and LibreOffice is one of the products making that nightmare more of a reality.

LibreOffice is a free, open-source office suite that includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and presentation software. It’s derived from the old OpenOffice code base but is much improved over it and its successor products. And, as you’d expect from an open-source product, it’s available on a range of platforms: Windows, Linux, OS X, and (of course) anything you can get the source code to compile on yourself.

Aug 23 13:31

Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money

Repaying debt with more debt!Major Brain malfunction.

Greece made a crucial 3.2 billion euro debt repayment on Thursday using newly released bailout funds, a government source said, as a senior minister argued for rapid elections following a rebellion in the ruling party.

Aug 17 21:21

ISIS 'Mein Kampf' Blames Israel for Global Terrorism

Intelligence officials are comparing a newly discovered secret Islamic State document to Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” as it blames Israel for the rise of the Islamic State and crowns U.S. President Barack Obama as the “Mule of the Jews.”

“It reads like the caliphate’s own Mein Kampf,” said a U.S. intelligence official, who reviewed the document. “While the world is watching videos of beheadings and crucifixions in Iraq and Syria the Islamic State is moving into North Africa the Middle East, and now we see it has a strategy in South Asia. It’s a magician’s trick, watch this hand and you’ll never see what the other is doing.”

Aug 17 09:20

Breaking: Trump Picks Netanyahu as Running Mate for 2016

The Israeli Daily got wind of this dramatic political development after Trump’s limo driver leaked the information while fooling around with Israeli tourists outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan.

Sources close to the Prime Minister revealed he was given the unexpected nod through third party ‘back-channel negotiators’. He remarked to inner, inner-circle staff member, Sarah Netanyahu, “What chutzpah! Choosing a running mate before being nominated. What is he? Israeli?”

Opposition leaders in the Israeli government believe Bibi accepted The Donald’s invitation purely as a plan B strategy. Backup insurance in case his hawkish coalition government turns to shit.

Just kidding!

Aug 16 12:59

Summer Ends with Orient House Ensemble @ The Highgate Jazz Festival

Sunday 30th August, 9pm-10.15pm at Lauderdale House

http://brandonallen.co.uk/highgate-jazz-festival

We will be playing music from the Whistleblower as well as some old favourites.

Aug 13 19:51

After 10 Years of Photographing Homeless People,Photographer Discovers Her Own Father Among Them

Diana Kim grew up on the Island of Maui where her father was a photographer, which is where she first learned her trade. When her parents split, Kim began to live with friends and relatives, and she lost touch with her father who became “absent.” In 2003 Kim began a long-term photo-project about the homeless; in 2012, she made a shocking discovery. Kim found her father among the homeless she was documenting in Honolulu.

Aug 12 18:56

E.B.White's Beautiful Letter To A Man Who Had Lost Faith In Humanity

White’s missive, penned on March 30, 1973, when he was 74, endures as a spectacular celebration of the human spirit:

Dear Mr. Nadeau:

As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate......

Aug 10 12:51

Cannabis residue found in Shakespeare’s tobacco pipes

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That explains "Titus Andronicus!" :)

Aug 09 08:53

The Grateful Dead's Farewell Tour Was The Most-Watched Musical Pay-Per-View Event Ever

Over the years it’s been made clear that the Grateful Dead have a massive, dedicated following, so It isn’t hard to believe that the livestreaming of the band’s final five concerts ended up being the biggest pay-per-view musical event of all time.

(*That comes from Forbes .
In addition , many mainstream media magazine publications , such as
-Life https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/lifegratefuldead_cover_...
-Newsweek http://www.dead.net/sites/default/files/gallery/nw_gratefuldeadsmall.jpg
-Rolling Stone http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91tDvQCbpML._SY355_.jpg have released 'Special Commemorative Issues' for the departure of The Grateful Dead's stand in the rock concert tour circuit
As a fan , maybe not at 'Dead Head' level 1 status , I'm aware of this .
The question on my mind , concerning this media blitz is;
Where The Grateful Dead were always about exploiting Peace , and Good Vibes , along with an acute ability to gather an amazingly large crowd for their events , do you think the Corporate Media is exploiting The Grateful Dead's amazing 50 year run in an attempt to shiest us into thinking that they too are great exploiters of Peace and Good Vibrations ?
I was just wondering .)

Aug 06 14:06

Did "Little Ice Age" Create Stradivarius Violins' Famous Tone?

Grissino-Mayer and climatologist Lloyd Burckle of Columbia University in New York have come up with an alternative hypothesis. They suggest that climatic cooling over many decades affected rates of tree growth and may have contributed to the acoustic quality of the violins produced by Stradivari and his contemporaries.

Dense wood with narrow growth rings may help to "instill a superior tone and brilliance in violins," the researchers wrote, adding that wood grown under fast conditions is less resonant and unlikely to survive the stresses placed on a violin.

Jul 31 06:40

6MILLION John Niems Authorised Version

Jul 30 20:26

Another Conspiracy!

I know this will shock readers at WRH. I think I have discovered a diabolical conspiracy.
Our humble,modest and lovable Webmaster Mike Rivero is actually Eddie Van Halen.
What this means,I haven't a clue! I gotta get my head around this!Check out pic#4!

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article2839...

Jul 30 16:33

Trump Goes Mushy, Incoherent on Immigration

We have to bring great people into this country, okay? And I want to bring — I love the idea of immigration, but it’s got to be legal immigration. Now, a lot of these people are helping us, whether it’s the grapes, or whether it’s jobs, and sometimes it’s jobs, in all fairness, I love our country, but sometimes it’s jobs that a citizen of the United States doesn’t want to do. I mean, there are jobs that a lot of people don’t want to do. I want to move them out, and we’re going to move them back in, and let them be legal, but they have to be in here legally.…Otherwise, you don’t have a country. You don’t have a country, if people can just pour into the country illegally, you don’t have a country, but I would expedite the system.

Jul 29 17:00

FLASHBACK: Eight Steps To Destroy America

We all know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado. In that context, his thoughts are particularly poignant.

Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that 'An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'"

"Here is how they do it," Lamm said.......

Jul 28 10:40

Donald Trump: Iran Deal Horrible For U.S., Worse For Israel

Business magnate and 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is concerned about the potential impacts the Iran nuclear deal could have on America and Israel.

“I think the deal is absolutely horrible for us, but it’s really, really bad for Israel,” he told FOX Business Network’s Cheryl Casone at the grand opening of Trump Wineries in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jul 28 10:31

Donald Trump 'Good Friend of Israel, Unlike President'

Another suckup!

"Donald Trump is a good friend of Israel and, unlike the president, knows how to handle the issue of the Middle East," Sam Nunberg told Arutz Sheva, regarding Trump’s possible run for the presidency.

"Trump is a very close friend of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu," he said.

Trump said in an interview that Trump has always conveyed a clear message to Israel.

“You should be proud of your leader regarding the security interests of the State of Israel,” he added.

Nunberg also commended Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon saying, "he does so much for the safety of Israeli citizens."

Jul 26 12:24

The Truth about the Conflict with Russia

The current conflict between the US and Russia is due to one simple reason: the Ashkenazim. They have a debt to settle with Russia.

Allow us to forward a bit of chronological tables as we delve into the nitty-gritty behind the conflict.

The Ashkenazim – descendants of the gentile Ashkenaz the Japhetite – are a resilient roaming Turkic people.......

Jul 26 10:41

The Crashing Matrix and Last Ditch Trans-Everything Agenda

The outdated matrix programming by the engineers of deceit can’t keep up. The vibrational changes are exceeding their capabilities. The imitators of creation can’t maintain a current operating system any longer in the face of this massive Universal shift we’re undergoing.

And it’s driving them nuts.

Just look at the desperation we’re witnessing. Crude military and police state maneuvers are only one aspect, of course working in concert with dastardly economic manipulations and an outlandish propaganda barrage. The biggest clue is seeing the previously incremental and now hyperbolic use of technocratic programs from mass surveillance and data gathering to the advent of cyber warfare and artificial intelligence, while crazed maniacs at CERN try to crack into other dimensions.

The magnitude and desperation of their insane agenda has become completely transparent to just about anyone.

Jul 25 07:25

The Russia-U.S. Conventional Military Balance

The sole real purpose of the US military is to regularly beat up on some small, more or less defenseless country, either in order to rob it of its resources, overthrow a government daring to defy the World Hegemon, or just to make an example of it. The US military was never designed to fight a major war against a sophisticated enemy.

Jul 24 19:17

FLASHBACK: Obama Campaign Is Modeled On Alinsky

Obama is not like other candidates, and part of this training is learning to mimic the methods he used before he was an elected official — back when he was a community organizer in Chicago following the textbook of legendary agitator Saul Alinsky.

Saul Alinsky wanted results

Rivals of Obama know that while he may at times appear to channel Martin Luther King Jr., his methods sometimes give evidence of his allegiance to Alinsky, who shunned starry-eyed idealists and recommended purging do-gooders from organizations. Alinsky wanted results. And his methods often forced the hands of elected officials.

Jul 24 19:13

Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky correspondence revealed

Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveals new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.

Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.

Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.

Jul 24 19:12

13 Rules For Radicals – Alinsky’s Guide For Activists

The end is what you want and the means is how you get it
— In war the end justifies almost any means
— Any effective means is automatically judged by the opposition to be unethical
Tactics, like life, require that you move with the action
— Tactics means doing what you can with what you have
— Tactics is the art of how to take and how to give
For an elementary illustration of tactics, take parts of your face as the point of reference; your eyes, your ears, and your nose.

Jul 24 08:47

Different aspects to the blockade of Donbass

The Western backed coup leaders in Kiev do everything to stifle life in the rebellious Republics by refusing to release their pincer grip that surrounds them.

There are various aspects to the blockade that is enforced against the residents of Donbass.

Jul 23 14:01

PACKED IN A TRUNK- The Lost art of Edith Lake Wilkinson,

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Worth catching on HBO

Jul 23 12:07

Killing a Mockingbird

• Sequel to Pulitzer Prize-winning classic that glorified racial integration leaves millions horrified by white protagonist’s 180° turnaround.

MONROEVILLE, Alabama—Hundreds of Southerners happily lined up at the Ol’ Curiosities & Book Shoppe in this southeastern Alabama town after midnight for the follow-up novel from Nelle Harper Lee, 55 years after To Kill A Mockingbird transfixed Americans, who fell in love with the main fictional character, Atticus Finch.

Finch, modeled after Lee’s own father, Amasa Coleman Lee, who married Frances Finch in 1910, settled in Monroeville in 1912 and died there in 1962. He was a lawyer, member of the Alabama House of Representatives, and editor of a local newspaper. In the book he defends a black man from a murder charge he clearly didn’t commit, and teaches racial tolerance to the prejudiced locals in the fictional town of Maycomb.

Jul 20 16:23

Suelo: The Man Who Quit Money

Daniel Suelo lives in caves in the canyonlands of Utah. He survives by harvesting wild foods and eating roadkill.

He has no job, no bank account and does not accept government welfare. In fact, Suelo has no money at all.

Suelo may have shunned all the trappings of modern American life, but he is not an isolationist.

Since abandoning money in 2000, the former cook from Moab, Utah has remained an active member of his community and avid blogger.

Jul 15 10:20

LINEAR VIEWS OF THE WAR IN GAZA

The artist drew delicate lines over 50 photographs selected from the deluge of horrific news images of Gaza that flooded social media during Israel’s war last summer. With Scholnick’s intervention, the images are slightly abstracted, but also given further depth.

Jul 14 19:06

H.L.Mencken Quote

The most dangerous man to any government is........

Jul 08 10:22

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIV

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Jul 02 09:17

Palestinian cinema thrives in London despite festival demise

The vibrant line-up of Palestinian cinema in London this summer comes despite the surprising and somewhat mysterious suspension of the London Palestine Film Festival which, with its program of talks, exhibitions and panels, was able to place the films in a broader context.

The festival, which started out in 1998 as a student venture at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), issued a statement in late May announcing that “After 17 editions of the London Palestine Film Festival, the Palestine Film Foundation has announced that from 2015 it is suspending production of the annual film festival indefinitely.”

According to the statement, the goal of achieving enough funding to run the festival “at the standard deemed necessary” has “continued to elude the organization.”

Jul 02 08:56

FREEDOMPALOOZA

FREEDOMPALOOZA 2015 will be July 2nd thru the 5th

$25 Per Day or $50 DONATION for entire 3 day weekend.

Donations go toward expenses.

FREE CAMPING included with admission and encouraged.
You can come early and set up camp Thursday night on the second

FREE - Children 12 yo and under

FREE parking - Please car pool where possible.

Please help us out by bringing $5s & $10s

Location and Info
Johnny Mac's American Grill
Tel# 610 847 1286
9755 Easton Road
Kintnersville, PA 18930

Jun 24 19:09

12 Incredibly Rare and Beautiful Bonsai Trees

The Bonsai tree is more than just a gardening experiment. It is even more than just a Japanese art form that uses living things. The incredbile patience it takes to grow a Bonsai tree (sometimes, over a decade) and the millions of ways one can design and encourage it to grow, open a world of philosophy and beautiful ideas expressed through the physical form of these amazing living creations. If you liked our previous series of gorgeous Bonsai trees, you're going to LOVE this one!

Jun 20 20:37

DYLANN ROOF LINK TO SANDY HOOK, ELLIOT RODGER, HUNGER GAMES...

Suzanne Collins, who wrote The Hunger Games, is the link that joins up DYLANN ROOF, SANDY HOOK and Elliot Rodger. The Powers-That-Be want us to be frightened of churches, tall buildings, flying, plagues, and sending our kids to school. This is the CIA's Strategy of Tension.

Jun 13 09:08

MechaniCards

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These are SOOOOOOOOO cool!

Jun 08 14:46

Largest Stone Formation Baffles Everyone!

Jun 04 08:53

Cartoons Mocking “Goldman Rats” And Hillary Clinton Appear All Over NYC

While we don’t know who made the stickers, we should all be grateful to the creator. While the oligarchy remains firmly in place, we don’t have to respect them, and mocking corrupt cronies is the first step in delegitimizing their undeserved claims to positions of extreme wealth and power.

Jun 03 16:00

Elements of the Coulibaly affair recall the role of the French services in 1999

One thing led to another, and I arrived at three major conclusions :

- The Front National was as creation of the Gaullists, aimed at stabilising the different groups who were excluded from national political life (as the losers of the Second World War, and losers of decolonisation) and re-inserting them into the political arena.

- From its creation, the FN was piloted by the secret services under the vigilant eye of the Elysée.

May 25 11:48

Joe Bouchard Memorial Day

May 25 11:11

A Poem On War

Beyond the count of years I walked the world,

and my children built their shrines to me.

Decades and centuries and millennia pass,

and still the shrines are built.

Temples insubstantial to men,

clear to my eyes.

No foundations or walls or roofs,

but shrines nonetheless.

Holy ground, consecrated

Today, every day, somewhere in the world,

the earth is prepared for my coming.

My hallowed grounds are everywhere.

In valleys and on mountains,

on broad plains and deep in hidden passes,

in deserts, on city streets.

Nameless, unremembered places.

May 25 10:11

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE RIVERO

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For Memorial Day

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I got a lot of emails about my comment on yesterday's radio show on how wars murder our future, so I decided to repost the graphic on that concept.

May 23 08:07

True story behind Freedom Theatre's 'The Siege'

It seems nothing about Palestine ever escapes heated reactions, not least the Freedom Theatre’s latest production, The Siege. Conceived for a UK tour, the first in Britain by this dynamic theatre company from Jenin, it premiered in Manchester before opening in London on May 19th. In front of the venue, the Battersea Arts Centre, theatregoers were greeted by a Zionist group demonstrating and leafleting against the play. Yet again, the basic right of Palestinian freedom is threatened.

The Siege is based on the true story of Palestinian resistance fighters who sought refuge in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during the Second Intifada, in 2002. Alongside five armed fighters, one of whom is badly injured, are some 200 priests, nuns and civilians, clearly not seen in the play but represented by a priest who agrees to shelter and initially feed them.

May 20 07:24

In photos: Red carpet film festival asserts Gaza’s pride and talent

A grand red carpet ran between rows of destroyed apartment blocks and houses in the Gaza City district of Shujaiya last week, temporarily transforming one of the areas most devastated during Israel’s 51 days of bombing last summer. Dozens of men, women and children were massacred in Shujaiya on 20 July 2014.

The red carpet occasion was the Karama Human Rights Film Festival, produced by the Gaza-based production company Lama Film.

May 20 07:07

Americans Don’t Trust the Government - Everyone Hates NSA Spying

A poll released today shows that Americans across the political spectrum hate the Patriot Act and NSA spying.

The bipartisan polling team – made up of Global Strategy Group and G Public Strategies – found (edited for readability).

May 17 13:29

Zionist lobby condemns re-enactment of murderous assault on Christendom’s holiest site

As Britain’s Zionist lobby mounts a campaign against the staging of The Siege, a play re-telling Israel’s siege of the Church of the Nativity, Stuart Littlewood recounts the story of one siege survivor.

May 16 19:17

This Jet Engine was made by a 3D printer

Engineers have made a fully-functional jet engine using a 3D printer

One of the most exciting technologies to emerge in recent time, 3D printing has a become a popular but limited method of manufacturing - until now. Engineers at GE Aviation’s Additive Development Center in Cincinnati have made the world’s 3D printed first jet engine using one of the devices.

May 16 13:30

How Israel wants to restart the war in the Levant

Far from admitting defeat, Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to sabotage the agreement between Washington and Teheran which is to be signed the 30th June 2015. In order to do so, he could restart the war in Syria. His idea is to continue the work already accomplished by the Islamic Emirate in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, by applying the Wright plan and creating an independent pseudo-Kurdistan straddling Iraq and Syria.

May 15 09:02

GEORGE DUBYA SHOWS OFF HIS NEW TALENT ….

From bull artist to artist?
Sheldon Adelson Is Now The Proud Owner of A George W. Bush Original

May 15 07:48

George W. Bush made a painting for Sheldon Adelson

Jewish casino magnate and political mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is now the proud owner of a painting by a reclusive artist whose works are rarely seen in public – and happens to be a former U.S. president.

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At the risk of having the Secret Service harass me (again) there is a reason those works are rarely seen in public. Bush is as great a painter as he was a President.

May 15 07:12

Roger Waters to Dionne Warwick: “You are showing yourself to be profoundly ignorant of what has happened in Palestine since 1947?

First, in my view, Dionne Warwick is a truly great singer. Secondly, I doubt not that she is deeply committed to her family and her fans.

But, ultimately, this whole conversation is not about her, her gig in Tel Aviv, or even her conception of boundaries and art, though I will touch on that conception later. This is about human rights and, more specifically, this is about the dystopia that can develop, as it has in Israel, when society lacks basic belief in equal human value, when it strays from the ability to feel empathy for our brothers and sisters of different faiths, nationalities, creeds or colors.

It strikes me as deeply disingenuous of Ms. Warwick to try to cast herself as a potential victim here. The victims are the occupied people of Palestine with no right to vote and the unequal Palestinian citizens of Israel, including Bedouin Israeli citizens of the village of al-Araqib, which has now been bulldozed 83 times by order of the Israeli government.

May 14 09:52

Pressure from above, pressure from below

Listen real close People! Simple and Concise!They have been using these tactics against the People forever.

Using the opposition to get your way
How it works...

The Hegelian Dialectic is a philosophical approach that in principle explains how human beings progress toward a better and more egalitarian condition but in practice provides the power elite with a strategy for controlling society.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27, 1770 -- November 14, 1831) was among the most consequential philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment. His was heavily influenced by Plato, whose social ideal was rule by an elite composed of philosopher-kings. Though Hegel may not have intended to provide a Platonic methodology for the modern-day control of the many by the few, that is how his insights have been used.

May 12 07:53

The Best of Gilad Brought To You By The ADL

The following is ADL’s collection of my most ‘inflammatory statements.’ Needless to mention that I am proud of each one of these quotes and the message they convey. I would like to thank Abe Foxman and his League for working day and night exposing the vile truth tellers and vilifying the enemies of the Empire.

May 10 09:35

ADL Reports: Gilad Atzmon and Yaakov Shapiro Condemn Israel and Zionism

Unlike JVP and Modoweiss who cowardly failed to even mention* the historic anti Zionist gathering between Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and yours truly in NYC last Wednesday, the infamous ultra Zionist ADL was brave enough to send a reporter to the event and even deliver a brief review of the discussion.

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May 10 03:41

Listen to Prince's New Protest Song 'Baltimore'

Prince released "Baltimore," his protest song addressing unrest in the city, Saturday on SoundCloud, ahead of his Sunday "Rally 4 Peace" concert in honor of Freddie Gray.

A spokeswoman for the singer previously said the song "addresses the unrest in Baltimore and the socio-political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men."

(*streaming link @ source)

May 09 08:26

Primus latest band to cancel Israel show

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area-based prog-rock group Primus has become the latest band to cancel a planned performance in Israel.

May 07 15:39

Gilad Atzmon - 2015 May Book Tour

May 07 15:37

A to ZionThe definitive Israeli Lexicon

A to Zion- The definitive Israeli Lexicon is a fictitious alphabetic satirical lexicon.

A is for Anti-Semites and for Arabs, B is for BBC and Britain, and so on for the entire alphabet. This book is for everyone.

Containing important and eye-opening definitions like:

Bar Mitzvah – the moment when the male Jew accepts that his foreskin is not going to grow back

Canaan – the land of milking money

Catch 22 – free ham

Humus – a traditional Jewish Polish vegetarian dish brought to the Middle East by Zionist pioneers. Not to be confused with Hamas

Jewish mother – Just like a Jewish father but with balls

Water – is vital for all known forms of life except Palestinians

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Gilad's book.

May 07 15:04

Gilad Atzmon tour dates and locations.

May 05 12:47

Gilad Atzmon 2015 May Book Tour

From tomorrow I will be visiting many cities all over the US signing a new book I co-wrote with legendary cartoonist Enzo Apicella (A to Zion- The Definitive Israeli Lexicon- out on May 27th). A lot of controversy to follow...Books will be available for purchase ahead of publication at the events.

The first event is, Tomorrow, Wednesday May 6, NYC. An historic dialogue between ultra orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and yours truly:

Please spread the message and come and bring your friends

May 05 08:00

Lauryn Hill Cancels Israel Concert, Citing Inability to Perform in Ramallah

R&B star Lauryn Hill said she has cancelled an upcoming performance in Israel because she was unable to organize a parallel concert in the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

May 04 09:14

Gilad in the USA- May 15th

I will be visiting many cities all over the US in the next 3 weeks signing a new book I co-wrote with Enzo Apicella (A to Zion- The Definitive Israeli Lexicon- out on May 27th). Controversy to follow...Books will be available for purchase ahead of publication at the events.

The first event is on Wednesday i May 6, NYC. An historic dialogue between ultra orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro and yours truly:

Please spread the message and come and bring your friends

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Gilad sent me an early copy of the book, and without going into details it is very funny! I will be having him back on the show Thursday to discuss it.

May 03 20:15

Two Shot Dead after They Open Fire at Mohammad Cartoon Event in Texas

Two men who opened fire outside a contest for Prophet Mohammad cartoons in a Dallas suburb were shot dead by police Sunday night, authorities said.

May 01 08:18

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING! follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia! These Muzzies not only perform standup at each tour stop but create ridiculous interventions in unsuspecting town squares, like the ol' classic, "Ask a Muslim Booth." - See more at: http://themuslimsarecoming.com/#sthash.lyxLmC0K.dpuf

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A very humorous reply to Pamela Geller's hate campaign!

May 01 07:22

Early classic of Palestinian resistance cinema reemerges

(Mohammed Asad / APA images)
Early classic of Palestinian resistance cinema reemerges
Submitted by Sarah Irving on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:07

In 2003, young Palestinian artist Annemarie Jacir had spent years trying to trace a group of resistance filmmakers who, in the 1970s and early 1980s, had devoted their talents to their people’s struggle.

Finally, during the 2003 “Dreams of a Nation” film festival in Palestine, she was able to bring together some of those directors and producers and their works. In the case of one 25-minute drama-documentary called They Do Not Exist, it was the film’s first ever screening in Palestine. It was also the first time its director, Mustafa Abu Ali, one of the founders of the PLO’s film unit, had seen his work in two decades.

Now, the film has been made freely available in versions on YouTube or Vimeo.

Apr 27 07:57

Ghost-like images haunt New York display by Palestinian artists

Five artists of Arab origin feature in the exhibition Artistic Weapons of Mass Communication at Brooklyn’s Five Myles Gallery.

Running until 24 May, the show includes the work of Palestinian American artists Mary Tuma, John Halaka and Rajie Cook, as well as Arab Iranian Samira Abbassy and Egyptian Ganzeer.

Curator Souhad Rafey has said: “With the Middle East in focus, the show reflects opposition to wars of aggression, military occupations of foreign lands and the necessary change to the destructive reality of ‘empire as a way of life.’”

Apr 24 09:09

Neil Young Announces Anti-Monsanto Album ‘The Monsanto Years’

Legendary music icon Neil Young will be taking a stand against Monsanto in his latest album release, The Monsanto Years. In a move that highlights just how far awareness on the issue of Monsanto’s toxic creations has come, Young will be working with the Willie Nelson sons in highlighting Monsanto’s activities within the new album.

Apr 23 14:19

Native American Actors Walk Off Set of Adam Sandler’s ‘Ridiculous Six’

Netflix is defending the Sandler flick, saying it's all a joke. A Netflix rep tells TMZ, "The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous." The rep says it's intended to be a satire of Westerns and the stereotypes popularized in the genre.

Apr 22 10:21

WHEN BOB DYLAN WAS A ‘MENTCH’

Bob Dylan has a long and mixed history … although he would appear to be the perfect political ally for a Free Palestine, his human and civil rights bona fides have faded over time – to the point of non-existence. (SEE) He was once considered to be a real mentch, today he is nothing but a has-been. But, despite that a work of the past sparked a protest at an Israeli University today

Apr 20 09:20

POW! WOW! HAWAII

For one week each February, Honolulu’s industrial downtown neighborhood Kaka’ako is taken over by artists, illustrators, and sculptors who create a free outdoor gallery open to the public. Now in its fifth year, Pow! Wow! Hawaii continues to grow and evolve; in 2015, the festival welcomed more than 100 artists—from Hawaii and around the world—who created more than 60 murals.

Apr 15 08:00

World Premiere of Loopholes, A Pain In The I.R.S.

Tonight is the world premiere of Loopholes, A Pain In The I.R.S. at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood, Calijfornia

Apr 13 07:58

German anti-Israeli writer, Günter Grass, dies at 87

Germany’s respected author and noble winning novelist, Günter Grass, known for his sharp criticism of Israel and those supporting the Tel Aviv regime, has died at the age of 87.

Germany’s Steidl publishing house announced Monday that Grass died at a hospital in the northern city of Lübeck.

Best known for his 1959 novel The Tin Drum, the German author won many international awards, with the most notable of them the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1999.

Many still continue to relish the novels, poems and stories written by Grass, especially those created in his 80s, but the mustached literary icon took to the headlines by lashing out at Israel over the regime’s continuous spread of hatred and fear in the Middle East and the world.

In his famous poem entitled “What Must Be Said” ("Was gesagt werden muss"), which was published in several prestigious European newspapers in 2012, Grass called the Tel Aviv regime the greatest threat to the peace in the world.

Apr 12 08:35

German court shuts down anti-Israel exhibition

A German court has shut down a long-standing anti-Israel exhibition in the western city of Cologne, accusing its organizer of anti-Semitism and glorification of violence.

The German municipal court said the permanent exhibit, which displayed numerous pictures of the Palestinian children who were killed and injured during the Israeli regime’s bloody offensive against Gaza last summer, violates a law designed to protect minors.

Walter Hermann, the organizer of the exhibit, has protested for years against Israel with his exhibit dubbed the “Cologne Wailing Wall.”

Hermann, 76, whose anti-Israel campaign is named “Peace Demonstration,” told the German Express newspaper that the wanted to draw public attention to Israeli policies against Palestinian people.

Apr 09 09:19

Avoid Becoming a Patsy like Dzhokar Tsarnaev

by Henry Makow, Ph.D.

Modern life presents some unique challenges. STD's. Student loans. Gender bending etc. None is greater than the danger of becoming a patsy. This short article shows you how to avoid becoming the target of a massive, televised manhunt, and being vilified and butchered in the process.

Apr 02 16:43

What God Wants, God Gets

God wants light. God wants mayhem. God wants a clean fight. God wants peace. God wants war. God wants famine. God wants chain stories. God wants sedition. God wants sex. God wants freedom. God wants Semtex. God wants boarders. God wants crack. God wants rainfall. God wants wetbacks. God wants voodoo. God wants shrines. God wants law. God wants organized crime. God wants crusade. God wants jihad. God wants good. God wants bad.

What God wants God gets

Apr 01 15:58

The Great Game In Afghanistan: The US Is Losing Out

Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is performing a withdrawal operation of his own. He seems to be in the process of trying to sideline the country’s major patron of the last 13 years — and as happened in Iraq after the American invasion and occupation there, Chinese resource companies are again picking up the pieces.

Mar 27 07:55

Tom Lehrer - So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III)

Mar 21 07:24

A Very Kosher Dishonesty (must read!!!)

It’s now well known that the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) was pressured by Zionist lobbyists North West Friends of Israel (NWFOI) to cancel a concert by internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon. What is less well known is that the co-chair and spokesperson for NWFOI is one Anthony Dennison (Mr Dennison’s name and role in the organisation may be confirmed here). These machinations by the NWFOI and the leading role played by Mr Dennison were duly reported by the Jewish Chronicle

So far, so… well, if not exactly good, certainly understandable.

Less understandable is the fact (not mentioned by the JC) of Mr Dennison’s documented and well-known dishonesty. Because of his dishonesty, Anthony Dennison, once a lawyer closely associated with the no win, no fee scam was found by the High Court to be unworthy to practice law and was duly struck off

Mar 19 07:39

Playing Jazz In Iran-Bob Belden Discusses Playing in Tehran

Mar 19 07:10

Jackson Browne - Lives in the Balance

Mar 17 10:00

Gilad AND ALL THAT JAZZ- NYC Documentary Film Premier

The New York City Documentary Film Premier, Wednesday March 18th,
7 pm Theatre 80

80 St. Marks Place New York 10003

https://theatre80.wordpress.com/

The film will be introduced by Gilad Atzmon himself who will also take questions from the audience after the screening

Mar 16 06:31

You're Selling Us War (But We're Not Buying) - Claire K. Rivero

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Mar 15 08:47

Gilad AND ALL THAT JAZZ- NYC Documentary Film Premier

The New York City Documentary Film Premier, Wednesday March 18th,
7 pm Theatre 80

80 St. Marks Place New York 10003

https://theatre80.wordpress.com/

The film will be introduced by Gilad Atzmon himself who will also take questions from the audience after the screening

Mar 08 11:05

RT's Going Underground: Gilad Atzmon, Gaza Mon Amour & Zionist intimidation

Mar 07 07:58

You're Selling Us War (But We're Not Buying) - Claire K. Rivero

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Mar 03 18:13

SIGN THIS PETITION - Reverse the concert cancellation of the Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble

Jazz was born as an art form for social commitment through improvisation as a way to express freedom.

If a jazz artist is not able to be free in their expression, then the freedom for everyone is at risk. Silencing an artist is complicit in censorship.

We, the undersigned, strongly protest the recent cancellation of the Royal Northern College of Music's concert featuring Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble; one of the most successful and critically acclaimed jazz groups in Europe.

It is our understanding that due to pressure from the Zionist Lobby group, the North West Friends of Israel, the concert was cancelled due to a "safety" issue.

Mar 03 07:11

Manchester Music School Surrenders to Zionist Lobby Pressure

Yesterday I learned that my concert at The Royal Northern College of Music this coming Thursday had been cancelled due to Zionist pressure. I spoke with the RNCM's Marketing Director who told me that the concert was cancelled due to 'safety reasons.' It seems that the venue felt 'unable to guarantee my safety.' Given that I’m now a pretty big boy, this would be somewhat amusing except that the terrible implication is that Zionist’s violence has now made it to Britain. It took a few hours before I found out that it was the ultra- Zionist 'North West Friend Of Israel' that had put pressure on the music school.

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Israel's supporters do love to fight dirty!

Feb 24 07:27

Album Launch – Pizza Express Jazz Club Residency – March 11th-14th

Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble will be launching their 8th album "The Whistle Blower" in a four night residency at The Pizza Express Jazz Club in London Soho.

The hardest working jazz band in the UK and one of the leading ensembles in Europe is currently on a 35 date tour in the UK and Europe playing their new music as well as old favourites.

The Orient House Ensemble are celebrating their 15th year in 2015.

Gilad is the saxophonist on the new Pink Floyd album The Endless River.

Jan 30 12:19

My Songs Got 151,781 Plays on YouTube. I Received $10…

By the end of 2013 YouTube made their agreement with Swiss copyright society SUISA and thus finally became open to Swiss authors. By the end of January 2014 I was a YouTube partner and started uploading all my content and my so far 28 videos. But above all I was able to monetize the many third party uploads of my music. Or so I thought because it soon became clear that all my views added to next to nothing in my income reports.

Jan 25 09:44

Censorship, Abuse and other Zionist Tricks.. - Gilad Atzmon

We spoke about the clumsy attempt to block my music in Nottingham last week. The attempt failed. The concert took place in another venue. It was a huge success, Nottingham Jazz Committee stood firmly behind me. The concert was a transforming rally in my support (video below). It is now the local council that struggles to justify its act as resentment to its surrender to Zionist pressure is evident. I ll be speaking in Nottingham on Feb 2 for the Freedom Of Speech Society.

Jan 24 10:59

Anti-Semitic Israeli 'Ex-Jew' Has UK Performance Cancelled

Gilan Atzmon's Nottingham performance cancelled after residents report openly anti-Semitic statements to local council.

Jan 23 09:03

Here Comes The Whistle Blower...


For the past two decades Israeli-born, UK-based saxophonist, author and political provocateur Gilad Atzmon has matched his incendiary playing and controversial opinions with a relentlessly questioning attitude to the establishment and his own identity. With 15 albums to his name – backed by his rip-roaring Orient House Ensemble – Atzmon’s latest, The Whistle Blower, is perhaps his most compelling to date, his garrulous playing both mesmerising and melancholic by turns. Stuart Nicholson discovers the outspoken polymath is still searching for answers in today’s polemical maelstrom through passion, humour and politics

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And because of his political activism, the city of Nottingham, under pressure from "you know who", just canceled the planned performance.

Dec 05 15:32

NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!' fails to fly

NBC's live telling of J.M. Barrie's classic tale Thursday was an oddly ponderous, disconnected, disjointed and jerky mess. If it had been a Broadway show, it would have gotten the hook (pun intended).

It wasn't the small things that broke the spell — ungraceful wire work, clunky transitions, a Tinkerbell that was as annoying as a mosquito and sounded like a wind chime, a tea cup that fell from Peter's head and some technical glitches.

"Peter Pan Live!" simply never flew.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think someone at NBC hasn't grasped that today's audiences demand more sophistication in their entertainment. Recreations of "how it was done back then" may be interesting to academics and those wallowing in nostalgia, but will not reach a modern audience raised on computer animated fantasies. NBC is out-of-touch and out-of-date!

Nov 15 07:24

Amazing architecture, a kaleidoscope of colours and breathtaking symmetry: Stunning images show the beauty of Iranian mosques

Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji may have just found his true calling: capturing the little-seen breathtaking beauty of Iran's most dazzling mosques.

The 24-year-old physics student, who lives in Babol in Iran's Mazandaran province, pursues his passion for photography on the side.

Having no formal training whatsoever, Ganji has honed his eye by reading articles and watching Internet tutorial videos, and has a particular affinity for photographing historical architecture.

Nov 01 19:37

GAZERNICA

"This land of God cannot be for some a land of life and for others a land of death, exclusion, occupation or political imprisonment." -- Archbishop Michel Sabbah, Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem

Oct 29 14:20

RUDYARD KIPLING BOOKS - COLLECTION OF 8 VOLUMES - 1920s/30s - MacMillan & Co

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Take a close look at the image of the cover of the book. There is a swastika near the elephant, underscoring that the association of this symbol; with the Nazis is primarily an obsession of Israel and Hollywood!

Oct 22 08:45

Is It Haskalah Or Culture Of Deceit?

The new play by Bernard-Henri Levy, "Hotel Europe," that opened in Paris in September, was scheduled to run until January but will close in November due to a lack of people willing to play audience. BHL induced Sarkozy, Hollande and Valls to promote his play but apparently that didn’t help its reception.

A Swiss comedian, Matthieu Béguelin, commented on Hotel Europe’s aborted run by saying: "La pièce de BHL fait un four." In theatrical vocabulary, the expression means that BHL’s play was a flop. As you probably know, the French word "four" means "oven" and the media were quick to react with commentary that BHL is Jewish and ‘oven’ can evoke the Nazi crematoriums. The comedian replied amongst other things that he was amused that nobody who talked about the walloping of BHL had dared to use the same common expression.

Oct 21 12:54

Buskers rally after subway arrest video inspires New Yorkers to jeer police

Fellow musicians are rallying around a subway performer whose arrest in a busy station was captured on video as straphangers jeered the officer. The New York police department says it’s looking into the arrest.

Andrew Kalleen, 30, was performing Friday at the G-train stop in Brooklyn’s hipster Williamsburg neighborhood when an officer told him he must leave the station because he needs a permit to play there. The neighborhood is home to trendy boutiques and cafes patronized by ultrahip residents and tourists who flock there to experience Brooklyn life.

“I’m not going to argue with you,” the officer says calmly.

Kalleen, also speaking evenly, refuses to leave and says he has a right to be there performing, then directs him to the section in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s rules of conduct that say artistic performances and solicitation of donations are allowed.

Sep 30 09:24

US wants Guantanamo force-feeding hearing to stay secret

Attorneys for the United States government say that an upcoming court hearing concerning the force-feeding practices used on a Guantanamo Bay detainee should be held almost entirely behind closed doors.

The motion, filed by US attorneys on Friday in District Court for the District of Columbia, asks that the preliminary injunction hearing for Gitmo detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab scheduled for early next month be conducted largely in secret over supposed national security concerns.

“As an initial matter, the hearing should be closed in order to prevent any unauthorized disclosure of classified or protected information,” the motion reads in part. “Furthermore, the hearing should be closed because, although portions of the materials in the record in this case are unclassified, conducting an open hearing in this case would impose significant burdens on the parties and the Court.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are NO valid "national security concerns" only "deep embarrassment concerns."

Anyone whose doctor has prescribed this process in their convalescence from an illness understands that even in the most competent and compassionate hands, it is still uncomfortable as hell.

To use this as a punishment for a hunger strike (as it has been primarily practiced at Gitmo, in a restraint chair) is both immoral and inhumane.

I would very strongly suggest that this is being done to prevent these hunger strikers from dying to prevent autopsies being leaked, which may well show the extent to which these men had been tortured in order to get them to confess to whatever their torturers wanted to hear.

Sep 29 07:15

Unfair - Exposing The IRS

A team of acclaimed filmmakers is spearheading “Unfair”, a ninety minute documentary motion picture intended for all audiences. It will be the first major theatrical documentary to shed light on the certain damage the Income Tax and the IRS have wrought on our liberties, our businesses, our families, and our religious, charitable and civic organizations, while empowering a political agenda contrary to America’s heritage.

Sep 27 07:51

Claire K. Rivero Digital Print Sheet Music

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Slowly but surely, and despite "interference" from you-know-who, my lovely wife's music is starting to get out there into the world!

I am so proud of her! :)

Dec 11 08:56

SHAMELESS PLUG FOR MY LOVELY WIFE

Claire Rivero's music website.

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I decided to take a look at some of the older music videos we have put together around Claire's music. I was surprised that "Kyrie Eleison", one of the anti-war videos, is almost at 15,000 views on YouTube!


"In Times of War", another anti-war video, is over 10,000.

These numbers are not bad considering the subject matter and the fact that we do no promotion, other than mentions here at WRH, to get the word out.

Claire's music website is called "Melophila", a noun meaning an obsessive love of music, which certainly describes Claire as she has continued to compose in a variety of styles during the twenty years we have been married.

Needless to say, because of her affiliation with me, her music has met "resistance" in the more conventional venues one associates with a career in mujsic, but as the numbers on the above YouTube videos show, she is being listened to by a lot of people!

If you sing, or even better conduct a choir or have a jazz band, please take a moment to listen to some of Claire's work and if you like it, pass it along to others who might appreciate this kind of music.

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Apr 05 11:09

Porn Stars Allie Haze, Chastity Lane Call For Mass Wank-Off Against Santorum: VIDEO

Sorry couldn't resist this one!

Porn stars Allie Haze (of Star Wars XXX fame) and Chastity Lane are asking good Americans everywhere to, um, reach down and touch themselves to oppose the presidential hopes of one Rick Santorum.

Apr 04 07:54

Nobel Laureate Grass Attacks Israel in New Poem

In a poem that has drawn angry reactions in Germany, Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass has published a new poem criticizing Israel's policies against Iran. Historically, Grass has been outspoken in his political views, but many believe the author has now broken a taboo.

Dec 08 08:33

Italian cuts spark fight at the opera for La Scala

Scuffles have erupted outside Italy's famous La Scala opera house in Milan during a protest against proposed funding cuts to the arts and education.

Opera house workers from across Italy were rallying peacefully ahead of a protest speech by conductor Daniel Barenboim when trouble broke out.

Students clashed with police wielding truncheons and using teargas, and 14 officers suffered minor injuries.

The audience inside applauded Barenboim for his impassioned defence of culture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The globalists wanted global government and global economy, and to get it, they needed global poverty. But now the plan is understood by the people of the world, and the plotters may just have set the stage for a truly global revolution.

Every half century or so, it seems the world is cursed with a few individuals who want to stand atop a pyramid built to their own glory and scream how they are the rulers of the world, and that no sacrifice of other peoples' lives and money is too great a price to pay for the attainment of that dream. It is happening again right now with a clique of sociopaths who want to bring about a global government through lies, deceptions, and enforced mass poverty, because they believe that whatever gods they sacrifice to want the world to be that way. Such true believers will never admit they are wrong, indeed history shows they cannot ever admit they are wrong, and the long train of revolutions stretching back to the dawn of time illustrates just what happens when such fanatical self-indulgence meets the real world.

Dec 01 18:44

Sanity restored: Philadelphia puts ‘Christmas’ back in the village

Sanity restored: Philadelphia puts ‘Christmas’ back in the village
By Daniel Rubin
INQUIRER COLUMNIST
I'd like to thank Mayor Nutter for saving Christmas.
Wednesday afternoon he announced that the city had over-reacted in changing the name of the traditional German Christmas Village on Dilworth Plaza to simply "Holiday Village."
"Christmas Village" it will be once again.
And here I had been ready to bury the decision.
Why not? Pulling the word "Christmas" off the sign over the village gate seemed ridiculous Tuesday afternoon when I walked around that dollop of Deutchland outside City Hall, sampling the hot nuts and sizzling bratwursts, and oggling the tiny elves and fat Santas.

Nov 28 08:31

Steven Spielberg: Body Snatcher–A Review of the Miniseries “Band of Brothers”

The 9th episode of Band of Brothers, titled “Why We Fight”, represents an unprecedented level of ambition — to claim America’s WWII sacrifices as motivated by the desire to save Jews from Nazi persecution, to make America’s sacrifice in WWII all about the Jews, not about Americans doing their duty in a tragic internecine conflict.

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We know this spin is a complete lie because present day Israel shows absolutely no gratitude for the sacrifices America made to stop Hitler in WW2.

Nov 16 10:35

Gilad Atzmon: Don't call me an Israeli (very funny clip)

Nov 11 06:56

New York auction houses smash records with $1 billion autumn sales

The combined sales at Christie’s, Sotherby’s and Phillips de Pury auction houses topped $1 billion worth of Impressionist, modern and post-war art during a period of continued economic uncertainty.

Lichtenstein’s cartoon style painting from 1964 was sold by Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn to an anonymous telephone bidder at Christie’s.

93 per cent of the 75 lots on offer at the unusually large sale found buyers, four works sold for more than $12 million, and 11 artists set new records.

Nov 02 07:42

IDF bars Palestinian children from Tel Aviv film festival

The army yesterday prevented children from the West Bank village of Umm al-Hir from entering Israel in time to watch a movie they appear in at a children's film festival in the Tel Aviv Cinematheque.

Oct 30 22:24

Internet Killed Israeli PR (must watch)

Oct 30 18:37

WERE “THE CHOSEN PEOPLE” PICKED FOR THEIR VIRTUES OR VICES? - Khalid Amayreh

Perhaps the Roman Catholic hierarchy has woken up to the fact that tens of thousands of Palestinian Arab Christians are forced to leave their ancestral homeland as a result of the brutality and oppression stemming from the ongoing Israeli occupation.

More than two thousand years ago, the frenzied multitude rejected Jesus because they thought he was going to rob them of their “chosen people” status and equate them with the rest of mankind. Today, 2000 years later, under the same chosen people rubric, Palestinian villagers, Christians and Muslims alike, are still being chased, assaulted, and hunted down “because they don’t belong”.

Oct 24 09:57

Natalie Merchant & Friends: There is No Good Reason

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The black singer is Mighty Sam McClain. My brother Matt has played with him.

Oct 24 09:48

PETE SEEGER: IN LIEU OF A TRIBUTE

It was my hope that I would never have to write this post. My public silence on the issue at hand until now was my way of protecting the image of a man so great, a man who has been the inspiration to millions of activists throughout the world. I tried to keep to myself what I am about to tell you all, hoping it would never happen.

But, it is happening, it’s official, Pete Seeger will be taking part in a Virtual Rally For A better Middle East. The event is sponsored by an organisation known as the Arava Institute. One of the major players is the Jewish National Fund.

Oct 22 16:25

Jews, jazz and socialism

Gilad Atzmon deconstructs the mindset of Mike Gerber, a self-proclaimed Jewish "socialist" who believes that there is a distinctive genre of music called "Jewish jazz", and asks why "Jewish jazz" should be any more acceptable than "Aryan classical music".

Oct 22 08:13

Gilad Atzmon: Jews, Jazz & Socialism

How would you feel about a Radio show specialising in Aryan classical music? How would you feel about a radio show that features mainly, or only Aryan composers and performers?

I guess that I know the answer: you would feel disturbed, and you may even want to protest.

However, Mike Gerber, a writer for the ‘Jewish Socialist Magazine’ and a member of the ‘Jewish Socialist Group’ has a very similar agenda -- he is about to launch a ‘Jews only’ jazz radio show.

Oct 20 16:41

Jazza festival highlights breadth of support for Palestinian struggle

Gilad Atzmon argues that the breadth of support shown for the Jazza music festival, held in London on 12 and 13 October, demonstrates that the extent to which the tide has turned in favour of the Palestinian struggle, which has now become "part of Western collective conscience".

Oct 19 09:23

Scenes from Jazza

Oct 19 08:19

GILAD ATZMON: FROM SCALA TO WEMBLEY

It occurred to me a while back that as far as Palestinian affairs are concerned, the tide has indeed changed -- The struggle of the Palestinian people has now become a part of a Western collective conscience. We are a mass movement becoming increasingly aware of itself. At our last week's first Jazza Festival, leading artists of all genres united together with an audience from all walks of life to side with the Palestinians. In the Scala London, we stood together, protesting against Israeli brutality. Funds were raised for the Free Palestine Movement, an organization that challenges many aspects of the occupation, and will soon bring the all important question of the 'Right of Return' right to the heart of Tel Aviv.

Oct 16 17:28

Poets and political activists: the case of Liu Xiaobo

Paul J. Balles considers the Norwegian Nobel Committee's decision to award Chinese dissident and poet Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize by looking at the qualities that are common to poets and political activists.

Oct 16 08:50

London's Jazza sings in tune with Palestine

Artists from across cultural and music genre divides unite in festival for Palestinians.

Oct 15 09:20

Haunted by ghosts

Self-proclaimed anti-Israeli saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and prog rock legend Robert Wyatt have joined forces to make musical magic and "political noise"

Oct 14 21:55

Joe Sobran: Martyr for truth by Stephen J. Sniegoski

What was especially noteworthy about him, however, was his penchant for intellectual honesty. Joe Sobran sought to pursue truth, even when it would lead to the destruction of his brilliant career and ultimately contribute to his early death. Specifically, it was his violation of the taboo pertaining to Jewish power and the U.S. Israelocentric foreign policy that led to his fall. In the 1980s, Sobran was the rising senior editor at William Buckley's National Review, and he seemed to be destined for a brilliant future. But owing to pressure from powerful pro-Zionist Jews such as Norman Podhoretz, that future never materialized, and Buckley ultimately fired Sobran in October 1993.

Oct 13 05:39

The Value of a Dollar (19 pics)

When Jonathan Blaustein purchased 10 early-season organic blueberries for $1, he was a little upset by this price, because six weeks earlier he had purchased 17 organic blueberries from Chile for the same amount of money. And those blueberries from Chile were from 800 miles away but were half the cost of California berries.

Oct 11 09:12

The Forgotten Man - Jon McNaughton

Oct 07 09:08

Gilad Altzmon - We Need Your Support.

Hello Everybody, Sarah Gillespie, myself and at least 40 other leading artists from UK and Palestine are trying to achieve the impossible next week.

We are promoting and playing together in a massive music festival for Palestine. We are flying musicians to London, we are mixing jazz with folk with hip hop and roots music. We all believe one thing - that artists who support Palestine must say so loudly and proudly using our notes and our voices. Jazza Festival is serious but is also a big party and we want you to join in.

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