Ziad Abbas is a journalist and co-director of the Ibdaa Cultural and Community Center in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, Palestine. Nadeen Elshorafa is a Palestinian activist with Youth Together in Oakland, California.
By Majda Abu Rahmah - Znet
On International Human Rights Day in 2008, my husband Abdallah Abu Rahmah was in Berlin receiving a medal from the World Association for Human Rights. Last year on the same day, December 10th, Abdallah was taken away at 2am by Israeli soldiers who broke into our West Bank home. Abdallah was arrested for the same reasons he received the prize - his nonviolent struggle for justice, equality and peace in Israel/Palestine.
Part of Israel's plan to have Jerusalem exclusively for Jews.
Stolen land, occupied thereafter and its people persecuted.
December 16th, 2009 - No One Is Illegal-Vancouver
A collection of 14 videos on Olympic resistance from the migrant solidarity group No One Is Illegal-Vancouver.
By Sarah Lazare and Clare Bayard - November 30, 2009
The word "Revenge" is scrawled in Hebrew on a Palestinian school in Hebron. The windows are covered with screens and the play yard obstructed with more screens tipped with barbed wire, to obstruct the stones regularly pelted down by Jewish settlers. The space between the school and the neighboring building is blocked off with large, wooden slabs, to ensure that Palestinian school children do not encroach into settler territory. Nearby checkpoints and cameras placed on rooftops serve as constant reminder that these kids' every movement is monitored and contained.
Below are two recent dispatches from the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) delegation to Palestine that just arrived a few days ago.
November 10, 2009 - collective TADECO
The motive for the assassinations...lies in the ambitions of the "cacique" [local Political Boss] Rogaciano Alba Alvarez to displace the community from its lands and appropriate its natural resources, mainly the forest and the water. These assassinations...are a clear message so that we give in and we leave the area...
By Gilbert Achcar and Pierre Puchot - November 15, 2009
What pushes Arabs to deny the existence of the Holocaust? How and why does Israel continue to instrumentalize the memory of the destruction of European Jewry? What was the attitude of Arab intellectuals during the Second World War? Why does Ahmadinejad incessantly brandish the denial weapon while Hamas and Hezbollah turn away from it?...The result of an unprecedented labor, the work of political scientist Gilbert Achcar...reviews over a century of history from the birth of Zionism to last winter's Israeli offensive against Gaza.
By Uri Avnery - November 10, 2009
Mahmoud Abbas is fed up. The day before yesterday he withdrew his candidacy for the coming presidential election in the Palestinian Authority...I understand him...He feels betrayed. And the traitor is Barack Obama...[T]he Obama administration has shown by its actions and omissions that it is not really different from the administration of George W. Bush.
A video posted on the internet shows Mohawk Warriors using a backhoe to dig up and cart away a century-old border marker between Canada and the U.S. on the Akwesasne reserve near Cornwall, ["Ontario"].
By M. SHAHID ALAM - October 28, 2009
The history of Zionism is history gone wrong...The tragedy for the Palestinians is obvious, although, blinded by racism and the Zionist bias of their media, Westerners only recently have begun to see this tragedy for what it is. It has been a tragedy for the Jewish people too, who were co-opted by the Zionists to place their energy, their talent and their hopes on a project they should never have undertaken, and whose only chance of success lay in obliterating the hopes of another people.
By JOHN V. WHITBECK - October 19, 2009
"In the aftermath of the liquidation by the Nazis of some 6 million Jews during World War II, the United States, Australia and Canada, brushing aside Arab pleas to treat displaced Jews as a challenge for the whole world, refused to relax their immigration restrictions, thereby ensuring that the great majority of them poured into Palestine, even though many would have preferred to settle elsewhere....[A]nti-Semitism would become Zionism's greatest ally."
Celebrating Indigenous Cultural Resistance!
The kickoff for Indigenous Sovereignty Week in Ottawa, followed by a week of events focused on Indigenous struggles for justice.
Join us in celebrating Indigenous knowledge and culture through traditional and contemporary performance.
Celebrating Cultural Resistance!
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at 2pm
Odawa Friendship Centre
By Moushami Basu - October 13, 2009
Radiation and health experts across the world charge that toxic materials and radioactivity released by the mining and processing operations are causing widespread infertility, birth defects and cancers. A 2008 health survey by the Indian chapter of International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), found that "primary sterility was found to be more common in the people residing near uranium mining operations area."