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Tested on Palestinians, Perfected on #OWS Protesters: Introducing the LRAD Sound Cannon

Yesterday, the New York Police Department deployed a strange new weapon against the tens of thousands of demonstrators who converged downtown for the largest protest in Occupy Wall Street's two month history: the LRAD sound cannon.

Despite major rebuke, Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin endorses slaughtering Palestinians

On October 25, here at Al-Akhbar, I drew attention to Washington Post "Right Turn" columnist Jennifer Rubin's re-tweet of a call by professional neocon Rachel Abrams for the mass murder of Palestinians. In my post, I urged readers to write Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton and inquire if the Post has a policy regarding staffers who promote mass murder, ethnic violence, and hate speech.

Top US Democrat calls for bombing Iran

If the Israeli media and Israel's government ministers are to believed, a military strike on Iran is likely in the near future.

The arms firm behind the suppression of #OccupyOakland and Palestine's popular struggle

With the rise of the Occupy Wall Street, a new generation of mostly middle class Americans is learning for the first time about the militarization of their local police forces. And they are learning the hard way, through confrontations with phalanxes of riot cops armed with the latest in "non-lethal" crowd control weaponry. Yesterday's protests in Oakland, California were the site of perhaps the harshest police violence leveled against the Occupy movement so far.

Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin promotes call for Palestinian genocide

Correction: I initially reported that Jennifer Rubin deleted her retweet of Rachel Abrams' screed. It turns out she did not.

Israeli Embassy promotes paid speech by Ethan Bronner

Soon after I revealed the unethical business relationship between NY Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner and Lone Star Communications, a right-wing Israeli PR firm, Times "ethics cop" Phil Corbett circulated a memo to staffers reminding them of the paper's rules on speaking engagements.

Rick Perry religious ally predicts "death camps," second Holocaust for Jews

Back in August, just before Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his candidacy for president, he spoke before an audience of tens of thousands at a right-wing evangelical Christian prayer event organized by Kansas City-based pastor Mike Bickle. The event, called "The Response," served as a springboard for Perry's national campaign, ensuring him the wholehearted support of a substantial faction of America's powerful Christian Right.

The US media reports: Gilad Shalit swapped for 1000 non-people (Updated)

Update: The NY Times' Ethan Bronner falsely claimed in his report on the prisoner exchange that "Fatah runs the West Bank." In fact, the West Bank is under Israeli military occupation, including the small areas (Area A) that the Palestinian Authority was granted control over under the Oslo Accords.

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