We have taken our Law, and are holding onto it by standing strong and steady, before Creation. We are acknowledging our responsiblities to that law and respecting the process that was laid out for us. In spite of all of the attempts by Canada to undermine our authority, and to threaten violence in the name of peace, this land reclamation is something they should be proud of.
Though the Shi'a of Lebanon are not pre-programmed to be Hizballah supporters, and many are not, the unremitting strikes against south Lebanon, the Bekaa and Beirut's southern suburbs punish the Shi'a population for being the constituency that Hizballah primarily serves. They also replicate international sanctions against Palestinians for having the temerity to vote for Hamas in the January 2006 Palestinian elections.
One need only cast a quick eye over the casualty figures from this conflict to see that if Israel is targeting only Hizbullah fighters it has been making disastrous miscalculations. So far some 400 Lebanese civilians are reported dead...at least a third of them children. From the images coming out of Lebanon’s hospitals, many more children have survived but with terrible burns or disabling injuries.
END THE SIEGE ON GAZA AND LEBANON
FRIDAY JULY 28 AT 6 PM
SFU HARBOUR CENTER DOWNTOWN, 515 WEST HASTINGS (Corner Seymour)
Featuring Lebanese, Palestinian, and solidarity voices who will be presenting on the urgent and alternative perspectives on Lebanon and Palestine amidst escalating Israeli agression.
SFU HARBOUR CENTER DOWNTOWN, 515 WEST HASTINGS ST. (Corner Seymour)
Israeli soldiers returning from the front in Lebanon say that Hezbollah has given them more of a fight than they expected...They said they were battling an intelligent, well-prepared and ruthless guerrilla army whose fighters didn't seem to fear death..."It's hard to beat them," one soldier said. "They're not afraid of anything."
The US and Israeli plan may be to escalate the current Palestinian and Lebanese conflicts and extend them to Iran and Syria. It's a real possibility and the most serious threat at this time with all its potentially dreadful consequences. Whether it will or won't happen only high-level insiders in both countries know for certain, and even they may be unsure until the current conflicts play out further.
I never thought I would ever be so disappointed with the (Canadian Autoworker's Union). (Their) letter to (Prime Minister Stephen) Harper is terrible...Israel provoked this latest crisis. Hamas and Hizbullah are certainly not blameless, but Israel is the primary culprit. This conflict puts the world in danger. The CAW has failed to respond appropriately...Why did the CAW not acknowledge a Palestinian (and Lebanese) right to self defence? How many bombings and civilian casualties must they endure before the CAW would acknowledge their right to strike back at Israel's military?
A vandalism spree at construction sites in Brantford have police looking for suspects. Wednesday 3 work sites at Garden Avenue, Roy Boulevard and Colborne Street were hit with equipment getting their tires slashed and gas tanks filled with gravel and dirt.
Arab-Israelis, many of whom live in northern areas under threat from Hezbollah rocket attacks, are some of the strongest critics of Israeli airstrikes that have left at least 270 Lebanese dead..."We are very concerned about what is happening," said Hassan Jabareen of Adalah - a body that campaigns for the legal rights of Arab-Israelis..."I live in Haifa - but Haifa is a paradise compared to what is happening in Lebanon.
The stakes in the Israel-Hezbollah-Hamas war are significantly higher than most observers understand. If Hezbollah and Hamas win—and winning just means surviving, given that Israel’s objective is to destroy both entities—a powerful state will have suffered a new kind of defeat...So far, Hezbollah is winning. As Arab states stood silent and helpless before Israel’s assault on Hamas, another non-state entity, Hezbollah, intervened to relieve the siege of Gaza by opening a second front
The issue for us is clear. It is the presence of a fascist and racist regime in Israel. US imperialism, its allies and military power in Israel, proves that the issue has nothing to do with democracy or freedom. Their democracy is nothing but murder, destruction of houses, bombardment of electrical and fuel installations, and the indiscriminate targeting of children. The Israeli regime has indicated that they will not stop. In these days, there is no space for compromise. It is either resistance or collaboration.
Stop Israeli War Crimes! End the Siege on Lebanon and Gaza! Free All Palestinian and Lebanese Political Prisoners!
SATURDAY JULY 22ND AT 3 PM @ VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (Robson & Howe)
Palestinian and Lebanese community groups in Vancouver will be demonstrating to demand an end to Israeli terrorism in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, and will be calling for an immediate end to Israel's unjustified aggression and for Canada to end its support for the Israeli apartheid regime.
Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson & Howe)
Grassy Narrows-OPP officers raided Grassy Narrows blockade site yesteday arresting *** Six Nations people who had come to participate in a gathering as guests of the Grassy Narrows community. 5 six nations people were detained, 4 were charged. The OPP are targeting 6 nations people and people of colour.
Reports say more than fifty police officers have blocked access roads to and from the camp. Police set up a highway checkpoint Friday and began arresting native and non-native people involved in Thursday’s action.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are amassing in force this moment at Grassy Narrows, Ontario, likely in preparation to raid the three-year blockade against the clear-cut annotation of forests within Grassy Narrows First Nation territory. Access to the blockade is being blocked by police cars and many police vehicles and riot police are present.