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Here is a short list of a few of the hundreds of examples of the media intentionally manipulating the public to support Israel’s recent offensive against Palestinians
July 24, 2014

Please reblog or message with additions as you see/think of them and I will edit with the additions. I am sure we can create quite a large list of examples.

This is important. Hold media accountable. Publicly call out news outlets that are fucking up. Spread the truth beyond your circle of tumblr fans. Raise awareness and mobilize.

#newsfail

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You may have seen the viral video “Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Music.” Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett talks about that moment and his documentary about reaching through dementia with music.

"Our film addresses some subjects people don’t like to talk about, yet it’s a joyous experience because we show that people suffering from memory loss still have this life inside that runs incredibly deep."
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brooklynmutt:

fastcompany:

You may have seen the viral video “Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Music.” Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett talks about that moment and his documentary about reaching through dementia with music.

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"Our film addresses some subjects people don’t like to talk about, yet it’s a joyous experience because we show that people suffering from memory loss still have this life inside that runs incredibly deep."

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Time to Rethink Israel as America’s Ally?

For year’s I keep hearing the term, “Israel is America’s best ally in the middle east”. Can we honestly say that is true anymore? Frankly I don’t even know what that means. In recent years, Israel has acted against U.S. Interests in stabilizing the middle-east (granted we are no geniuses ourselves), have blatantly interfered in our political discourse all the while accepting billions upon billions in military aid in an entitled fashion. While relations with any country is complex, I feel maybe taking a step back from the situation is in order. Both economically and diplomatically.

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The Tactic of Warning Gazans

The tactic of warning residents of Gaza to evacuate areas before Israeli military tactics is often cited as an example of the humanitarian concern displayed by the IDF. It was part of the justification and defence used by Netanyahu in interviews of the weekend aimed at western audiences.

As many have noted, there is nowhere for the civilian population to go that is safe when the areas to which they are fleeing are also under bombardment. In such a densely populated area, such warnings are at the most useless. But it is more than that. It is a tactic that was used in 1948 to force Palestinians from their villages accompanied by massacres such as Deir Yassin by the Stern and Irgun terror groups to provide a warning of what would happen if they did not leave. The difference now is that Gaza is an open air prison. The population have nowhere to go except to another part of Gaza that will be under attack and the terror is even more profound given the weapons available to the Israeli military.

The warnings to evacuate are not evidence of ethical concern for civilians. It is a longstanding tactic used by the Israeli military to terrorise the Palestinian population. Ominously yesterday, Moshe Feiglin, a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party and deputy speaker in the Knesset, called for the expulsion of all Palestinians from Gaza and its incorporation into Israel. The current tactics of wanton killing of the civilian population is a continuation of the terror tactics used by Irgun and the Stern gang in 1948 to expel Palestinians and steal their land.

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I keep seeing conservatives and Christian Zionists, as well as some American Jews, criticizing the American government because it hasn’t done anything for Israel during the current crisis. Honest question: Given that the Iron Dome missile defense system is largely bankrolled by the United States and that the Israeli military doesn’t seem to be asking for or need assistance for the air strikes or ground incursion against Gaza, what exactly is it that these people want the American government to do?
Ari Kohen (via azspot)

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