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Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
2014-07-24
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
A dramatic reading of a searing, personal account of bombing of Gaza
2010-01-18
Beit Zatoun House
Inaugural Event at New Toronto Art and Culture Venue - Beit Zatoun. A dramatic reading of SEVEN DAYS FROM A GAZA DIARY, on 1st anniversary of Israeli assault on Gaza. In Toronto; Saturday January 3...
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 6th, 2015
2015-07-02
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day Coalition
Toronto's Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Day Coalition presents "Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years" to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Thursday A...
IJV condemns bus bombing, calls for negotiations with Iran to stop the violence
2012-07-22
Independent Jewish Voices
Instead of pursuing a strategy of escalation in its relations with Iran, both Israel and Canada should be promoting negotiations without preconditions in order to defuse the situation.
Media involved in several incidents since start of Israeli offensive against Gaza Strip
2008-12-30
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about several incidents affecting the news media since Israel began its air strikes on the Gaza Strip on 27 December, including the bombing of the headquarters o...
NATO attacks on national TV headquarters and installations in Tripoli
2011-08-01
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns NATO airstrikes on the Tripoli headquarters of the state-owned national TV broadcaster Al-Jamahiriya and two of its installations.
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
2015-12-23
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Maj...
Yemen: journalist killed in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition
2016-01-22
International Federation of Journalists
Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli was killed on 17 January in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital, Sana'a, according to news reports.

Sources Select Resources

Aerial bombing of cities
Wikipedia article
Article
The aerial bombing of cities in warfare is an optional element of strategic bombing which was first seen in World War I. The bombing of cities grew to a vast scale in World War II, and is still practi...
Bombing Hospitals: 22 People Killed by US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan
Kelly, Kathy
Unclassified
2015
CounterPunch
A group of activists living in Baghdad would regularly go to city sites and string large vinyl banners between the trees outside these buildings which read: "To Bomb This Site Would Be A War Crime." ...
Bombing of Guernica
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The bombing of Guernica (April 26, 1937) was an aerial attack on the Basque town of Guernica, causing widespread destruction and civilian deaths during the Spanish Civil War.
Canadian hands involved in Gaza bombings
Details on Canadian complicity in Israeli apartheid
Christoff, Stefan
Article
2014
The Media Co-op
Aside from sustained Conservative diplomatic cheerleading for Israel, one key element of Canada's implication less in the public eye but very important, is the key role that many Canadian companies ar...
CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., ...
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
Article
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Edmonton aircraft bombing
Article
On January 29, 1965, a left-wing radical group bombed three American warplanes being retrofitted at an Edmonton airport.
Even Wars Have Rules: a Fact Sheet on the Bombing of Kunduz Hospital
Kone, Jason
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding investigation to ascertain the truth about the events that led to the killing of our colleagues and patients by US.airstrikes on one ...
Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime
The Experts' Verdict
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Counterpunch
When are going to hear Human Rights Watch or the United Nation’s Navi Pillay stop talking about proportionality or Israel’s potential war crimes, and admit Israel is committing war crimes by definitio...
The evidence that Israel deliberately targeted hospitals and ambulances
Dunt, Ian
Article
2014
politics.co.uk
Amnesty International has published evidence that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) specifically targeted hospitals, health workers and ambulance personnel during the attack on Gaza.
Jörg Friedrich
Article
Jörg Friedrich is a Berlin-based author of books on history commonly described as an "independent German Historian". Friedrich is best known for his publication Der Brand (2002) in which he portrays t...
Gaza: Israel bombs water and sewage systems
If this situation continues Gaza residents will be subjected to a humanitarian crisis even worse than the immediate one of trying to survive
Omer, Mohammed
Article
2014
The Ecologist
Israel's armed forces have destroyed vital water and sewage infrastructure in their bombing campaign of the besieged territory. This constitutes a severe breach of the 1977 Protocol to the 1949 Geneva...
The Gaza Platform
Database
2015
Amnesty International
The Gaza Platform is an interactive map of attacks by Israeli forces on Gaza between 8 July and 26 August 2014. It enables its users to explore a vast collection of data, collected on the ground by th...
Gaza: Whole Villages Have Been Wiped Off the Map
A VIsit to Khuza'a
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Article
2014
CounerPunch
I’m writing now from my home, but I still feel dizzy from shock and nauseated by the sights and smells on my visit to Khan Younis and Khuza’a.
Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2015
CounterPunch
After weeks of lies, the Obama administration and the Pentagon, unable to find any way to explain their murderous hour-long AC-130 gunship assault on and destruction of a Doctors Without Borders-run h...
Guernica, 1937 / Gaza, 2014
Only the Insignias Change
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
CounterPunch
I invoke the Guernica example, not for spurious comparison or analogy, but because its occurrence is inscribed in the very DNA of modern historical oppression, in this case possessing precisely the sa...
'I Would Have Refused Such An Order' - Former RAF Pilot Gives His View of US Bombing Of MSF Hospital In Kunduz
Article
2015
Media Lens
In our previous media alert, 'Sick Sophistry', we examined media coverage of the deliberate US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 3, 2015. In particular, ...
It's Raining Bombs and Shells
A Doctor's Notes From Gaza
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Article
2014
Counterpunch
I’m still alive. I don’t know what this means, but I can say that most of the time I can still walk and do some work with people who need help. It all depends on my luck. And here, for people living i...
Kunduz Killers Go Free
Article
2016
MediaLens
On the night of October 3, 2015, a United States Air Force AC-130 gunship repeatedly attacked a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Forty-two people were killed and dozens ...
Laos After the Bombs
Morris, Brett S.
Article
2015
Jacobin
From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped two million tons of bombs on Laos. The horrendous effects are still being felt.
Lavon Affair
Wikipedia article
Article
1954
The Lavon Affair refers to a failed Israeli covert operation, code named Operation Susannah, conducted in Egypt in the Summer of 1954. As part of the false flag operation, a group of Egyptian Jews wer...
'Let's Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman' - Bombing Syria
Editor
Article
2015
Media Lens
If you want to get close to the 'defence' establishment, you better be close to the 'defence' establishment: ideologically, sympathetically, 'patriotically'.
Let's talk about Gaza, Sderot and the racist valuation of lives
David, Ben Lilach
Article
2014
+972
A frank discussion about everything we don’t mention when talking about rockets and bombs and Gaza. Let’s talk about fear, about poverty, about angst and about racism.
Lying to Ourselves About the Air War
The Killers
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Most US citizens have never been subjected to an air raid. They have never heard the roar of planes flying high above them while an air raid siren wails, its whine competing with the planes’ roar and ...
Media Are Blamed as US Bombing of Afghan Hospital Is Covered Up
Norton, Ben
Article
2015
FAIR
After the US airstrikes that hit an MSF (Medecins Sans Frontières) hospital, many news outlets have depicted the event in a way that evades any American responsibility.
1983 United States Senate bombing
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The 1983 U.S. Senate bombing was a bomb explosion at the United States Senate on November 7, 1983.
1950–51 Baghdad bombings
Wikipedia article
Article
1950
1950–1951 Baghdad bombings refers to the bombing of Jewish targets in Baghdad, Iraq, between April 1950 and June 1951. It is widely believed that the bombings were carried out by Zionist agents seekin...
1919 United States anarchist bombings
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The 1919 United States anarchist bombings were a series of bombings and attempted bombings carried out by anarchist followers of Luigi Galleani from April through June 1919. These bombings fueled the ...
The NYT's Love Letter to Death Squads
Hymns to the Silence
Floyd, Chris
Article
2012
CounterPunch
It is, I confess, beyond all my imagining that a national leader so deeply immersed in murdering people would trumpet his atrocity so openly, so gleefully - and so deliberately, sending his top aides ...
Obama Launches an Illegal War in Syria
Bennis, Phyllis
Unclassified
2014
Foreign Policy In Focus
President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
The one thing that won't stop terror is more war
Nunns, Alex
Article
2015
Red Pepper
Provoking retaliation is a key part of the jihadists' strategy, writes Alex Nunns - we need a different approach.
The Purpose And The Pretence - Bombing Isis
Article
2014
Medialens
Traditionally, claims that an Official Enemy is uniquely Evil rise to a deafening crescendo just prior to an attack on that enemy.
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Connexions
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
When news first broke of the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the response from the U.S. military was predictable and familiar. It was all just a big, ter...
RCMP bombed oil site in 'dirty tricks' campaign
Article
1999
CBC
The Mounties bombed an oil installation as part of a dirty tricks campaign in their investigation into sabotage in the Alberta's oil patch.
A Review of NATO's War over Kosovo
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2001
Z Magazine
In wake of the end of the Kosovo conflict, Chomsky attempts a dispassionate analysis of the crisis, differentiating between two approaches available to the international community in such situations.
SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Burr, William
Article
2015
The National Security Archive - George Washington University
The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Pow...
A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities
Schwarz, Jon
Article
2015
The Intercept
The U.S. has repeatedly attacked civilian facilities in the past. This is a sampling of such incidents since the 1991 Gulf War.
16th Street Baptist Church bombing
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by violent racists on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turni...
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Sources News Release
Article
2015
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Maj...
US Dispatched a Murderous AC-130 Airborne Gunship to Attack a Hospital
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Evidence continues to mount that the US committed a monstrous war crime in attacking and destroying a fully operational hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on the night of Oct. 3, 2015, killing at least 2...
US-Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes
Group Lashes Russian Official on Twitter for Noting Picture Wasn't Real
Ditz, Jason
Article
2015
Antiwar
The "White Helmets" organization, heavily funded by the US State Department, has claimed that Russia killed 33 civilians in its attacks. The NGO attached a photo to the story which was pointed out to ...
War crime: NATO deliberately destroyed Libya's water infrastructure
Ahmed, Nafeez
Article
2015
The Ecologist
The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. Yet this is precisely what NATO did in Libya. Since then, the country's wa...
We Are All – Fill in the Blank
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2015
ZNet
We should condemn violence and terror, and defend freedom of the press. We should do so on the basis of consistent principles -- in contrast to the mainstream media and politicians, who condemn acts d...
Which came first? Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence?
Weir, Alison
Article
2014
Since US media are reporting the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza as though it is a defensive action, I thought I would set the record straight. Israeli forces shelled and invaded Gaza BEFORE the rocke...
Why Is the U.S. Refusing an Independent Investigation If Its Hospital Airstrike Was an "Accident"?
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2015
The Intercept
In Geneva , Doctors Without Borders (MSF) demanded a formal, independent investigation into the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz. The group's international president specified that the inquiry...
Yemen: journalist killed in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition
Sources News Release
Article
2016
International Federation of Journalists
Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli was killed on 17 January in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital, Sana'a, according to news reports.

Sources Bookshelf

Crimes of War
What the Public Should Know (Crimes of War project)
Dworkin, Anthony; Gutman, Roy; Rieff, David; Mendez, Sheryl
Book
2007
An A-Z guide to the laws governing armed conflict and their application in practice. The chapters include discussions of the crimes prohibited by international humanitarian law, key terms relating to ...
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
Book
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
A Paradise Built in Hell
The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Solnit, Rebecca
Book
2010
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
Report: Hundreds of Civilians Killed by U.S.-Led Bombing of ISIS in Iraq and Syria
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
A new report from a group of journalists and researchers says that hundreds of civilians have died during airstrikes by the U.S. and other nations fighting the Islamic State, a marked contrast to the ...
Uncovering the Sixties
Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...


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