(Andreas) Baader — (Ulrike) Meinhof. Kommune 1 / K1 / Tupamaros West Berlin / the Blues. Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction) / RAF. Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv (Socialist Patients’ Collective) / SPK. June 2nd Movement / J2M. Revolutionary Cells / RZ. Rote Zora…
And in 2002, a mediocre BBC documentary featuring lotsa footage of pigs being slaughtered. Baader-Meinhof: In Love With Terror, Ben Lewis, BBC (2002).
See also : Anti-Nazi Schmazi (August 2, 2008)
Kevin Curran thinks Jeff ‘The Snowman’ Monson is one of the ‘Most Intimidating Fighters of All Time’. Which may be true. One thing he certainly isn’t is a neo-Nazi, but that — in addition to being a self proclaimed anarchist, crazy, a roid boy, and insane — is how Curran describes him.
Police arrest Anarchists at protest outside home of Army Commander
IMEMC & Agencies
August 5, 2008
Israeli police attacked dozens of peace activists, members of the Anarchist movement in Israel, who were staging a protest in front of the home of Israeli Army Colonel, Aviv Reshef, in charge of Ni’lin area in the West Bank on Tuesday afternoon. 25 protesters were arrested.
The police claimed that the protesters clashed with policemen who arrived at the scene.
The anarchists were protesting the killing of an 11-year old Palestinian child who was shot and killed by army fire last week.
Reshef had, just a few days before the killing, been merely “reprimanded” for an incident in which a soldier under his command shot and wounded a bound Palestinian youth in Bil’in village. Reshef stated in a hearing that he did not order the soldier to shoot the bound youth.
The youth, who was already wounded, was shot at close range by a rubber coated bullet while he was bound and blindfolded. The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories B’Tselem released video footage of the incident.
The footage was filmed by a young Palestinian girl from the village. Soldiers later arrested her father as an act of revenge.
During the funeral of the child on Monday, Israeli soldiers fired stun grenades, rubber coated bullets, tear gas and rounds of live ammunition at the residents. An Israeli military commander claimed that the Palestinian blocked a main road and that the army “used all riot dispersal means”.
Tuesday’s protest in Israel was carried out around 6 in the evening when nearly forty protesters arrived in front of the home of Reshef. The police arrived at the scene and ordered them to leave.
Israeli police sources claimed that the protesters refused to leave and attempted to move closer to the officers’ house. The police arrested nearly 25 peace activists and took them to a police station for questioning.
The police force issued a statement in which it did not deny aggressive behavior carried out by the police but stated that they acted due to an order from the Attorney General which strictly bars any protests in front of homes that belong to Israeli Army officers.
The history of the United States, chief sponsor of the Israeli state, is recounted in Zinn, Konopacki and Buhle’s A People’s History of American Empire, which Sarah Johnson reviews for the Harvard Political Review.
Redrawing American History
Zinn explores the darker side of the American past
A People’s History of American Empire
By Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, and Paul Buhle
Metropolitan Books, 2008 – 288 pgs.
“Instead of creating a new way of thinking, our government used 9/11 as an excuse for another rampage of empire!”
From the beginning of A People’s History of American Empire, Howard Zinn stakes out his position on war and American imperialism. Employing a cartoon illustration of himself speaking at an anti-war rally, Zinn travels back through time to demonstrate how “our military has been used not for moral purposes but to expand economic, political, and military power.”
Shock horror et cetera. Speaking of peace-making, the US Army has fashioned a computer game where YOU get to kick terrorist ass!
The Virtual Army Experience (VAE) provides participants with a virtual test drive of the United States Army. The core of the 19,500-square-foot VAE is the America’s Army computer game, rendered with state-of-the-art Army training simulation technology to create a life-size, networked virtual world. The VAE highlights key Soldier occupations, Army technologies, operating environments and missions, within a fast-paced, actionpacked, information-rich experience that immerses visitors in the world of Soldiering. Participants employ teamwork, rules of engagement, leadership and high-tech equipment as they take part in a virtual U.S. Army mission.
- And what is war, what is needed for success in war, what are the morals of the military world? The object of warfare is murder; the means employed in warfare — spying, treachery, and the encouragement of it, the ruin of a country, the plunders of its inhabitants… trickery and lying, which are called military strategy; the morals of the military class — absence of all independence, that is, discipline, idleness, ignorance, cruelty, debauchery, and drunkenness.
~ Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, 1872
Finally, AFP has picked up on the story inre Maurice Sinet’s allegedly anti-Semitic jibe at French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s son Jean:
PARIS (AFP) — A French newspaper satirist has sparked a feverish tug-of-war over free speech and anti-Semitism with a biting column on the engagement of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s son to a Jewish heiress. Published on July 2 in the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the piece cost the 79-year-old Sine, a veteran cartoonist and anarchist writer whose real name is Maurice Sinet, his job after he refused to apologise…
Sousan Hammad comments on the case in ‘The Antisemitism Incitement Craze’ (Counterpunch, August 5, 2008).