(Al Jazeera, Ehab Zahriyeh) Five months after canceling a scheduled concert in Israel, Grammy Award-winning artist Lauryn Hill appeared in a video on Wednesday with African-American and Palestinian activists, drawing comparisons between the struggles for justice in both communities.
The short video, titled “When I See Them I See Us,” was released by a range of African-American and Palestine-solidarity groups. In it, Hill holds a sign that reads “Free All Political Prisoners.”
(Joseph Miller) On Monday, the White House memo used to justify drone attacks on U.S. citizens was released, and it appears to confirm the worst suspicions of its libertarian critics. The Obama administration had sought to keep the memo secret, and now we know why: Because there are no checks and balances; there are no classified courts. Indeed, the memo reveals that the president of the United States ordered the targeting killing of U.S. citizens overseas — in violation of their constitutional right to due process — sans any type of oversight outside of the executive.
The 41-page Department of Justice memorandum outlining the administration’s attempt to justify the killing of U.S. citizens accused of plotting acts of terrorism abroad was released on Monday under order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. The court did so in response to a Freedom Of Information Act request submitted by both the American Civil Liberties Union and The New York Times.
The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, and fellow Autistic Self-Advocate, Jason Ross, after he posted captioned artwork being shared from here…
 “A 19-year old Swedish human rights worker had her cheekbone broken by an Israeli settler in Hebron. Tove Johansson from Stockholm walked through the Tel Rumeida checkpoint with a small group of human rights workers to accompany Palestinian schoolchildren to their homes. They were confronted by about 100 settlers in small groups, who started chanting in Hebrew “We killed Jesus, we’ll kill you too!”, a refrain the settlers had been repeating to internationals in Tel Rumeida all day.” These Israeli settlers walk around Palestinian land in large groups like roving Klansmen with assault weapons as they intimidate local Palestinians. They tear down their olive trees and other infrastructure in order to make sure they can’t live on the land. via I Acknowledge Class Warfare Exists