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mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Thursday March 17, 2016 - 04:28 by Ilan S.   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 30, 2016 - 18:02)
On the twelfth year of joined struggle in Bil'in it lost its glamour. Many of the activists lost the excitement of the direct action confrontation which is not a new thing any more. The expansion of the joint struggle to other locations and the expanding of the non armed struggle in the west bank contributed to it too. Many of the activists just "moved on" to a less intensive ways of life. But, some old time activists can not "let go". The other day, I searched the http://archive.org/web/ for the old site of: "This appeal, the first to call on-line for a boycott against Israel, was posted in April of 2001".(http://matzpun.com)... and read again our 35 original signatories of this pre-BDS. The majority are still in the struggle. Looking back on my 65 years of struggle I regard ainfos.ca, this petition, the joint struggle in Bil'in and my stories from the year 2100 - 50 years after the revolution* as the most significant ones.
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Sunday February 21, 2016 - 17:36 by Ilan S.   text 1 comment (last - friday february 26, 2016 - 00:27)
At the beginning, the joint struggle in Bil'in of the Israeli Anarchists Against The Wall with the local activists differed only with a consisted Fridays direct actions against the construction of the separation fence. The Israeli state response was a prolonged effort to block the participation of the Israeli activists that failed due to geographic conditions, persistence of the Israeli activists, and our ingenuity. One of the restricting factors on the suppression efforts of the state forces was wide spread sympathy for these demos in the Israeli media, and public. In a desperate efforts the army sent covert agents to initiate stone throwing from the demo on the state force. After a long while they succeeded. Youngsters of the village got into the stone throwing habit. For years it was all over the media and contributed to the stone throwing culture of the Palestinian youth. This was a significant contributor factor to the already 4 months old "Children Intifada". ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Sunday February 14, 2016 - 16:09 by Ilan S.   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 17, 2016 - 06:15)
The mounting international pressure on Israel with the B.D.S. as catalyst, initiated a rightist onslaught on the activists of the joint struggle. With cooperation of the main TV channel, two activists were arrested - even blamed to be involved in murder of a Palestinian collaborator of settlements... only to be released unconditionally weeks later. As part of the onslaught I got few seconds in the rightist item in the main TV news program summing our position that no state is a solution - not two states and even one democratic state is impossible to achieve before the Zionist settler colonialist project will be defeated by social revolution in the whole region. In another wide distribution of the rightist video item I was presented as claiming that the chant in the joint demos for freedom to Palestine from the river to the see is not a call for a state for the Palestinians, but for a joint secular democratic state for all the inhabitants - Palestinians, Jews, and others... It seems we owe them rightists for the wide publicity.
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Η Τάνια Γκολάν είναι αναρχική, βίγκαν, ακτιβίστρια σε οικολογικούς αγώνες και μέλος της Ένωσης Ahdut-Wihdeh. Αρνείται να συμμετάσχει στον σιωνιστικό στρατό. Δημοσιεύουμε τη δήλωση ολικής άρνησης στράτευσης, η οποία περιλαμβάνει τον λόγο της και την κοινωνική κριτική της. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Thursday January 28, 2016 - 17:55 by Ilan S.
It is hard to assess what is the part of the joint struggle and the B.D.S. in the serious crack in the Israeli elite. It was expressed by the leader of biggest opposition party - The Zionist List which suggested a partial agreement of withdrawal (even from part of the expanded Jerusalem). Since 1967 war, all the years the official position was that Israel will retreat from most of the occupied territories of the 1967 war if the Palestinian will agree to a peace pact that will include among other conditions the non return of the 1948 refugees. As it was clear that no Palestinian leadership will be able to do that it was clear to all that the monolithic consensus of the Zionist parties is to continue the occupation for ever. It is not surprising that even the leader of the radical leftist Zionist party Merets oppose this radical suggestion for withdrawal with out the (non achievable) final peace pact.
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday January 27, 2016 - 03:32 by Ilan S.   text 2 comments (last - monday december 19, 2016 - 22:22)
Tanya Golan, a member of the anarchist-communist federation Ahdut (Unity) in Israel is rolling into the total refusal of the mandatory service in the Israeli army for graduates of high school. "Tania is An anarchist, a vegan and an activist in ecological struggles. She refuses to take part in the Zionist army. We publish her Declaration of refusal, which includes her reasoning and her social criticism.:" ... read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Saturday January 16, 2016 - 19:22 by Ilan S.
Le brutte notizie sono che la stragrande maggioranza degli Israeliani è a favore di un unico Stato - inclusi i centristi e persino la sinistra sionista (che dice di volere la soluzione dei "due Stati" ma con precondizioni impossibili). Le buone notizie sono che le potenze imperialiste le quali sostengono lo status quo stanno gradualmente cedendo alla pressione dell'opinione pubblica dei loro Stati che non vuole il regime di apartheid e di sgomberi imposto da Israele. La lotta unitaria non armata aveva suscitato ampia attenzione e spinto attivisti di ogni parte dei mondo ad impegnarsi nel movimento per mettere fine all'occupazione israeliana. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Wednesday January 13, 2016 - 22:12 by Ilan S.
The bad news are that the overwhelming majority of the Israelis support it - including the centrists and even the Zionist left (who claim they want "two states" solution but with impossible pre conditions). The good news are that the imperial powers whose support to the status qua are gradually yielding to public opinions pressure of their citizens who do not agree with the Israeli apartheid-transferor regime. The non armed joint struggle initiated wide attention and drew participants from all over the world with international movement dedicated to put end to the Israeli occupation. (A short video about two kids in Bil'in got in few days two million views.). The anarchists against the wall and other like minded among the palestinians and abroad still struggle for the end of the Zionist settler colonialist/transferor project and not just for the end of 1967 occupation. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Monday January 04, 2016 - 16:25 by Ilan S.
Le autorità israeliane ammettono di non avere nessuna soluzione e nessuna strategia per fermare o anche contenere la intifada "non-organizzata" fatta per lo più a livello individuale e da giovani. Gli arresti di massa di centinaia di minorenni non sembra aver raggiunto nessun risultato. I tentativi di sgombero non si fermano, anzi sono in crescita nella Valle del Giordano, nell'Area C, a Gerusalemme e persino nei confini del 1948. Sui media israeliani la controversia riguarda il riconoscimento che c'è già un solo Stato e che bisogna organizzare un migliore ordine del Bantustan prima che la pressione internazionale costringa ad un ritiro sostanziale dai territori occupati con l'espansione del 1967. Le notizie dei media sulla campagna B.D.S. sono di solito ristrette solo ad un incremento del boicottaggio. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Monday December 21, 2015 - 21:11 by Ilan S.
The Israeli authorities admit it have no solution or a strategy to stop or even restrict the third "unorganized" mainly individualist and of youth. The mass arrest of hundreds of under age children do not seems to have any effect. The transfer efforts do not stop, and even increase in the Jordan valley, area C, Jerusalem, and even within the 1948 borders. The controversy in the Israeli media is mainly about the admitting it is already one state and about initiating a better Bantustan order before international pressure will force a more substantial retreat from 1967 expansion. The B.D.S. media news are usually restricted only to dramatic additions in it. The Nebi Saleh community is in the focus of the efforts to stop the joint struggle and its Friday demos. In spite of it, the regular Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Nebi Saleh, Ma'asarah, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarrah, West of Hebron Hills are accompanied from time to time by other communities. ... read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Monday December 07, 2015 - 17:39 by Ilan S.
Si lotta quando si ha la speranza di un cambiamento in corso. Si lotta quando ci si rifiuta di accettare lo stato di cose presente come l'unico possibile futuro. Si lotta anche quando la minima speranza tiene viva la tua dignità. E ci sono persone la cui collera è così forte che non c'è nessun ragionamento che possa trattenerle. Ora, quando sembra evaporata la speranza di un futuro migliore in comune e quando si è ridotta al minimo anche la speranza di un migliore futuro personale, la collera di tanti giovani è più forte della preservazione dell'istinto di vita... si aspetta solo quel grilletto rischioso che spinge un altro ragazzo o un'altra ragazza ad andare in una missione suicida. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Monday November 30, 2015 - 15:08 by Ilan S.
You struggle when you have hope for a developing change. You struggle when you refuse to accept the present as the only possible future. You struggle even when the hope is low just to keep your dignity from evaporating. And there are people their rage is so strong that no reasoning can hold them back. Now, when the hope for a better common future evaporated, and the hope for a nice personal future is even lower, the anger of lot of youth is stronger than the preservation of life instinct... it is just waiting for a chancy trigger to pull another boy or girl and send them to a suicide mission. And the mighty Israeli state just start to admit that their brutality reached the wall it cannot overcome. The military elite already stated to reveal it in the open that the new emerging "individualist" Intifada cannot be stopped by force. For those who are not burnt out or desperate the non armed joint struggle is the only sane road. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Sunday November 08, 2015 - 14:36 by Ilan S.
In the beginning of the British mandate of the both sides of the Jordan, when Palestine was divided by the UK into two entities - each on one side of the Jordan, the secular national socialists accepted it while the rightist opposed. They still have in their movement anthem: "two sides to the Jordan - this side and the other are ours too". After Israel grabbed 75% of the west bank of Palestine in 1948 war, the Zionist elite of all trends was urging and waiting for opportunity to enlarge its share. The 1956 war failed to supply it but the 1967 one gave Israel all the west bank (and some more like Sinai - which it had to give back). The efforts to transfer the Palestinian out was successful in 1948 war, was less successful in the 1967 war, and much less substantial later - in spite of the efforts. The fear of transfer which inhibited the urge to struggle - both within 1948 borders and the enlarged 1967 ones is gradually dwindling and the non armed popular struggle - though hesitant, is gradually collecting momentum. ... read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Sunday October 25, 2015 - 20:08 by Ilan S.
Il fallimento da parte dell'imperialismo USA nel prendere il controllo di paesi relativamente indipendenti come l'Iraq e la Siria ha portato al compromesso con l'indipendente Iran. Il ruolo minaccioso di Israele durante la trattativa ha permesso ad Israele di poter agire più liberamente nella repressione contro i Palestinesi. Il ritorno della Russia sullo scenario siriano ridà fiato ad Israele che può intensificare i suoi tentativi di assumere il controllo dell'area C in Cisgiordania. La terza intifada è una risposta disperata dei Palestinesi che vedono la fine dell'occupazione israeliana allontanarsi fino a scomparire all'orizzonte. La lotta unitaria continua non come speranza che cresce ma come tenace Tsumud (persistenza, ndt) di non arrendersi. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Monday October 12, 2015 - 02:38 by Ilan S.
The fiasco of the failed take over of the relatively independent Iraq and Syria, by US imperialism lead to the compromises with the independent Iran. Israel role of threat on Iran during the bargain gave israel increased freedom to suppress the Palestinians. The returning of Russia to the Syrian arena give Israel more rope and it use it to intensify the efforts to take over the area C lands of the west bank. The third intifada is a desperate response of the Palestinians who see that the end of occupation is removed to behind the horizon. The joint struggle continue not as a rising hope but as a stubborn Tsumud of not giving up. The intensifying attack of the Israeli state and its rightist agents ignited a lot of social and individual responses. The Israeli media and public is not in 100% support of the state activities. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Friday September 25, 2015 - 18:04 by Ilan S.
Dopo il fallimento dell'offensiva dell'anno scorso contro Hamas a Gaza, lo Stato di Israele vede diminuire il suo potere di contrattazione a livello internazionale, per cui manipola il malcontento interno aumentando l'invasione degli spazi palestinesi, sia quelli del 1967 nella Cisgiordania occupata sia all'interno dei confini del 1948. Il minore sostegno da parte delle classi dirigenti israeliane al primo ministro Netanyahu ed ai suoi accoliti lo inducono a spingere sull'azzardo politico che può trascinarlo nella sua prima grande sconfitta. Il suo fallimento nel far passare lo schema Gas e la causa civile in cui è coinvolta sua moglie, possono essere i primi segni del suo declino imminente. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / indigenous struggles / news report Monday September 21, 2015 - 22:54 by Ilan S.
The Israeli state which failed in its year ago offensive on the Hamas in Gaza, suffer also from its diminishing bargain power in the international arena, manipulate the internal discomfort of public opinions by increasing the encroachment on Palestinian spaces - both in the 1967 occupied west bank and within the 1948 borders. The diminishing in the support of the Israeli elite to the prime minister Netaniahu and his group push him to increase his political gambling that can crash him in the first big loss. His failure to pass his Gas scheme and the civil case in court in which his wife is grilled, may be the first signs of his approaching doom. In spite the efforts to lower the social pressure in the west bank by increasing the employment of west-bakers within Israel the popular resistance increase both in the occupied Jerusalem and in the west bank. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Monday September 07, 2015 - 15:25 by Ilan S.
Il video del mancato arresto del ragazzino di 12 anni a Nabi Saleh è stato visto da milioni di persone in tutto il mondo. Quel fatto e la manifestazione unitaria del venerdì successivo hanno dimostrato ancora una volta quanto la presenza degli ebrei Israeliani Anarchici Contro il Muro abbia impedito in passato ed impedisca ora l'esaurirsi della lotta palestinese non-armata in fiumi di sangue. Furono gli spari contro Gil Naamati nel 2003 in una azione unitaria con gli Anarchici Contro il Muro che causarono uno vero e proprio scandalo mediatico in Israele (tanto da costringere il capo di stato maggiore dell'esercito a recarsi in ospedale per le scuse ufficiali) e che portarono ad un cambiamento nell'ordine di fare fuoco allo scopo di disperdere manifestazioni non autorizzate nei territori occupati, se in quelle manifestazioni vi erano presenti degli israeliani. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / news report Saturday September 05, 2015 - 21:50 by Ilan S.
The failed arrest of 12 year old child in Nabi Saleh caused a million views storm in the media. This situation and the next Friday of the joint struggle demonstrated again how the involvement of the AATW Israeli Jews prevented in the past and prevent now the extinguishing of the non armed Palestinian struggle with rivers of blood. It was one shooting of Gil Naamati in 2003 in a joint action of the anarchists AATW that caused a real wide media scandal in Israel (which forced the higher commander of the army to visit him at hospital and apologize) that resulted in the change of shooting order about dispersing non armed demonstrations in the occupied lands when Israelis are involved. In addition to our helping to distribute the news, Our main contribution is the supply of "life insurance" to the Palestinians and even to the stone throwers in the demos.... though it is not perfect and along the years about 20 were killed and many more were injured. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
mashrek / arabia / irak / lotte sul territorio / cronaca Wednesday September 02, 2015 - 16:42 by Ilan S.
Nessuno poteva prevedere che un campeggio unitario di attivisti palestinesi ed israeliani a Masha 12 anni fa sarebbe stato la scintilla di un ampio movimento di lotta unitaria non armata che il sistema di occupazione israeliana non è riuscito a distruggere. Nessuno si aspettava la partecipazione di migliaia di attivisti e di decine di migliaia di manifestanti. Molte piccole vittorie e la campagna internazionale B.D.S. riscaldano i cuori dei non più tanti che persistono nella lotta unitaria nonostante il lutto per coloro che sono caduti, l'empatia con i feriti e la solidarietà con gli arrestati. Il forte legame di partnership tra gli attivisti palestinesi e gli Anarchici Contro il Muro è stato sorprendente. Deludente ma non sorprendente è il modo con cui gli ambienti anarchici israeliani si sono tenuti alla larga dagli Anarchici Contro il Muro quale prioritario obiettivo di mobilitazione. Bil'in, Ni'lin, Ma'sara, Nabi Saleh e Qaddum tengono ancora alta la bandiera. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
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