Alternative Press Review Weekly News & Views Roundup (May 3, 2010)

Alternative Press Review Weekly News & Views Roundup
(May 3, 2010)

"The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists." - Martin Luther King
Comic of the Week
Reality Check of the Week
We Don't Need No Stinkin' Papers!
Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch

While opposing laws like SB 1070 is crucial, the movement's essential demand must be the eradication of borders--especially those borders that restrict humans from crossing them.
Obama Administration Escalates International Terrorism
Infoshop News

Leading into a massive assault on the Kandahar province of Afghanistan, the Obama Administration is 'winning hearts and minds' in Afghanistan and Pakistan with increased drone strikes and night raids.
US soldier in WikiLeaks massacre video: “I relive this every day”
Bill Van Auken, WSWS

In the letter, McCord and Stieber said, “…we acknowledge our part in the deaths and injuries of your loved ones.” They insisted that “the acts depicted in this video are everyday occurrences of this war: this is the nature of how US-led wars are carried out in this region.”
Fomenting Armageddon: Jerusalem's Colonization and Western Apathy
Dr. Ahmad Yousef, Palestine Chronicle

The Israelis are instigating a Jewish holy war staged in Jerusalem; and they are playing a superb game of propaganda painting the Palestinians as the “real” fundamentalists, despite the fact that the Knesset has more active right-wing political parties than any state in the civilized world.
“Avatar” Director James Cameron Follows Box Office Success with Advocacy for Indigenous Struggles
Democracy Now!

On the heels of his record-setting Hollywood blockbuster Avatar, the film director James Cameron is taking on a new role as an activist, allying himself with indigenous struggles he says mirror the plot of his film.
The Global Volcanic Feedback Loop
Terry J. Allen, In These Times

Volcanoes can radically alter climates. We know that. But we are now learning that the reverse also holds: Climate change is causing volcanic eruptions—as well as earthquakes and tsunamis.
Can Switching to Hybrid Cars and Organics Really Save the World, or Is It Just Lazy Environmentalism?
Maria Armoudian and Heather Rogers, Alternet

Over the past few years, more and more so-called green solutions have emerged to address environmental crises within the context of the current economic structure. But author Heather Rogers suggests that some of these solutions amount to lazy environmentalism and may actually camouflage a larger problem.