All posts in category 'Imperialism'

Egypt police shoot two Africans trying to cross into Israel

    Haaretz. April 20th, 2008.


    Photo: Egypt/’Israel’ border.

Egyptian police shot and wounded two Africans, from Mali and Kenya, who tried to slip over Egypt’s desert frontier into Israel on Sunday, security sources said.

Escalating police violence at the Egypt-Israel border has left 11 would-be infiltrators dead since the start of the year, while scores of others, mostly from Africa, have been detained. Police killed an Eritrean migrant at the border on Thursday.


Lebanon: Political Crisis Set to Worsen

April 3rd, 2008 | Posted in Beirut, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Palestine, Imperialism, Politics, Solidarity

    IPS. March, 12th. Analysis by Rebecca Murray


    Photo: Opposition protests in Beirut.

Tyre, Lebanon — Soon after the U.S. destroyer USS Cole was deployed off Lebanon’s shore Feb. 28 to “preserve political stability”, a group of young men gathered around in the embattled agricultural town Qana in south Lebanon, and voiced their fears.

“Everyone feels there is a war coming,” said Salman Ismael, a 22-year-old university student. “Especially after the killing of (Hezbollah commander) Imad Mughniyeh and what is happening in Gaza. And now U.S. ships come to the waters of Lebanon. Israel wants to improve her army in the Middle East after its defeat in 2006, she wants the Arabs to be scared of her.”


Gaza’s suffering children

    Al-Ahram, by Saleh Al-Naami.


    Photo: Boy holds a Palestinian flag atop a destroyed building in Gaza.

Every once in a while Ibrahim Hawash, 42, calls his wife Noha from his nightshift job to make sure that she has followed the treatment course prescribed by their family doctor for the involuntary urination of their four children, who are in primary school. The doctor says that the four children lost their ability to control urination due to the fear they underwent when Israeli army jets bombed a home near theirs in the Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip during the “Warm Winter” military campaign three weeks ago. The four children still remember the terrifying night when they woke frightened up to the sound of a thundering explosion in the area and found that the glass of their home’s windows had fallen onto their bed.


Shifting towards Israel?

    Toronto Star, by Oakland Ross. March 17th, 2008.


    Photo: Israeli military near the Gaza Strip.

JERUSALEM: A United Nations panel voted overwhelmingly this month to condemn Israel for a recent armed incursion in the Gaza Strip that claimed more than 120 lives, many of them civilian.

Thirty-three member countries of the 47-seat UN Human Rights Council endorsed the resolution, which accused Israel of war crimes in its ongoing battles against Palestinian militants in Gaza.


Radio Tadamon! Popular Protest in Gaza

    Produced for Radio Tadamon! by Stefan Christoff.


    Download / Podcast the program from the Rabble Podcast Network.

Listen to an interview with Sam Hadeeb from the Popular Committee Against the Siege in Gaza. In the face of ongoing Israeli military actions directed at the Gaza Strip, which have taken the lives of over one-hundred Palestinians within the past week — including children — a popular committee has formed in Gaza, which has been coordinating a series of popular direct actions and appealing for protests lead by social justice movements throughout the world.


Trade union building targeted in Gaza

    Mohammed Omer, Electronic Intifada, 4 March 2008


    Photo: Destroyed Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions building.

GAZA CITY: Two F-16 missiles were all it took to bring down the five-story headquarters of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU).

The Union, established in 1965, is one of the forerunners of the movement calling for an international boycott of Israel, and imposition of sanctions on it until Israel meets its obligations over UN resolutions, borders, and the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland.


Gaza conditions ‘at 40-year low’

    BBC: Thursday, 6 March 2008


    Photo: Palestinians carry the body of Salsabeel Abu Jalhoumm,
    a 21-month-old girl who was killed early on Sunday in an Israeli air.

Gaza’s humanitarian situation is at its worst since Israel occupied the territory in 1967, say UK-based human rights and development groups.


Quebec: 15 organizations call for peace in Palestine

    for immediate release:


    Photo: Gaza air strikes.

Montreal, March 7, 2008: A wide spectrum of community associations, NGO’s and labor unions have united to launch a joint appeal to people across Canada and to government of Canada to call for peace in Palestine.


Economics and Israeli Apartheid: E.U.-Israel Economic Association Agreement

    Interview with John Hilary of War on Want,
    conducted by Stefan Christoff for Fighting FTAs.


    Photo: Graffiti on Israel’s apartheid wall in Bethlehem.

An economic association agreement between the European Union and Israel lends international political legitimacy to the Israeli government, while providing a critical export market for Israeli goods and products, an essential element to Israel’s international trade policy.

Growing debate is occurring within Europe concerning the E.U.-Israel agreement in the face of Israel’s continuing occupation of Palestinian land and systemic abuses of Palestinian human rights as documented by international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International. A critical provision within the economic agreement stipulates that both the E.U. and Israel respect human rights, a provision that has clearly been ignored in the continuation of the agreement, despite wide-spread abuses of Palestinian human rights by Israel.


Montreal Demonstration: Break the Siege on Gaza!

    occurring within the context of the international Israeli Apartheid Week.


    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 12:30
    Maisonneuve & Mackay
    (metro Guy-Concordia)
    Montreal, Quebec

    * bring banners, signs, placards, noise-makers…


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