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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 24, 2009 - 05:26 byFrente Democrático para la Liberación de Palestina   image 1 image
El Frente Democrático para la Liberación de Palestina (FDLP) afirma su apego al derecho al retorno, en calidad de derecho nacional sagrado, innegociable e irrenunciable, garantizado por la legalidad internacional y en primer lugar por la Resolución 194 de Naciones Unidas.

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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday June 20, 2009 - 03:19 byAkiva Eldar
The following text is a full transcript of former United States president Jimmy Carter's exclusive interview with Haaretz upon his visit to the Middle East. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday June 16, 2009 - 19:01 byIFFC
The following information was extracted from The Independent Fact Finding Committee Report on Gaza (dated 30Apr'09) to the League of Arab States. The report contains 254 pages and the PDF version is 6MB in size. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / the left / non-anarchist press Tuesday June 02, 2009 - 20:12 byAs`ad AbuKhalil
The Arab Left didn’t just collapse of its own accord, and the method of its collapse was not fast or sudden. A generation of Arabs today forget that the Arab communist parties in Iraq and in Sudan, for example, were the biggest Arab parties, and without artificial support from the military establishment in those countries. The communists were deeply embedded throughout Iraq, and the religious schools in Najaf suffered the loss of the youth to the Iraqi Communist Party. All that has changed. Some of the elements of the phenomenon of the fall of the Left were local, and some of them were regional, and some of the others were global. The French Communist Party is about as powerful as the Wa’d Party in Lebanon, and the Italian Communist Party lost its luster some time ago. What has changed?
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An Iraqi boy walks down a street in southern Baqouba, surrounded by US Army soldiers. (Photo: Marko Drobnjakovic / AP)
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday June 02, 2009 - 19:42 byDahr Jamail   image 1 image
Dahr Jamail, an independent journalist, is the author of "Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq," (Haymarket Books, 2007). Jamail reported from occupied Iraq for eight months as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last four years. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday June 02, 2009 - 19:24 byDaphna Baram
Intransigence, expansionism, racism and warmongering now seem to be the consensus across Israeli politics. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday June 02, 2009 - 14:59 byHuman Sciences Research Council of South Africa
The Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC) has released a study indicating that Israel is practising both colonialism and apartheid in the occupied Palestinian territories. The study is being posted for public debate on the HSRC website. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday May 18, 2009 - 16:46 byAlex Spillius
Graphic photographs of alleged prisoner abuse, thought to be among up to 2,000 images Barack Obama is trying to prevent from being released, emerged yesterday. ... read full story / add a comment
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the UN in New York, 6 May 2009. (Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo)
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Saturday May 16, 2009 - 04:25 byHasan Abu Nimah   image 1 image
Hasan Abu Nimah is the former permanent representative of Jordan at the United Nations. This essay first appeared in The Jordan and is republished with the author's permission. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / gender / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 05, 2009 - 18:49 byBarak Ravid
Israel is stepping up its public relations effort to discredit Iran within the international community, and part of its new campaign focuses on Tehran's abuse of human rights and sponsorship of terrorism.
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / gender / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 05, 2009 - 18:47 byHaneen Maikey, Jason Ritchie
On January 28, little more than a week after Israel concluded its brutal military campaign against the Gaza Strip, James Kirchick published the latest installment ( in his growing corpus of articles about tolerant, gay-friendly Israel and homophobic, "Islamofascist" Palestine. Although Kirchick has published essentially the same article under different titles -- "Palestine and Gay Rights" ( and "Palestinian Anti-Gay Atrocities Need Attention" ( -- and although he regurgitates the same flimsy, unsupported arguments in all of these articles, we do not write to question his intellectual prowess or journalistic qualifications. In fact, Kirchick’s diatribe against Palestinians and the "radical" gay activists who support them would not warrant a response if it did not, in our view, represent something much bigger and more dangerous.

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Palestinians in Israel protest Israel's massacres in the Gaza Strip, Jaffa, 29 December 2008. (activestills)
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 29, 2009 - 19:43 byIlan Pappe   text 1 comment (last - friday may 01, 2009 - 08:12)   image 1 image
Ilan Pappe is chair in the Department of History at the University of Exeter.
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 28, 2009 - 20:06 byIyad Burnat
Twenty five protesters were injured today following the end of the 4th Annual International Conference of Popular Resistance in Bil’in. Injuries ranged from light to moderate and most were caused by rubber coated steel bullets. Fadi Al-Arori from Routers news agency, Mohib Barghouti from Al-Haya newspaper and Israeli activist and filmmaker, Shai Pollack, all had their cameras broken by the Israeli army. The rest of the wounded are all from the village: Fadil Al Khatib, brothers Ahmed and Awada Abu Rahmah, brothers Riyad and Iyad Burnat, Khalid Al Khatib, Abdullah Abu Rahmah, Mohammed Al Khatib, Wael Fahmi, Basel Mansour, Tariq Al Khatib, Abdullah Yasin, Tamir Al Khatib, Nizar Abu Rahmah, Husam Al Khatib, Mohammed Nabil Abu Rahmah, Nour Yasin, Ibrahim Burant, Ahmad Abu Rahmah (Bassem’s Brother) and Adeeb Abu Rahmah who was detained by the army for three hours. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday April 06, 2009 - 17:51 byThe Palestine Telegraph   image 1 image
Jerusalem, April 6, 2009 (Pal Telegraph) - As part of the ongoing Israeli measures in Jerusalem, hundreds of Israeli settlers attacked Al-Sadya neighborhood in east Jerusalem. The attackers tried to storm houses of the Al Jabir family. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday April 01, 2009 - 01:47 byMany Authors
We are peace activists of Jewish background. Some of us typically identify in this way; others of us do not. But we all object to those who claim to speak for all Jews or who use charges of anti-Semitism to attempt to squelch legitimate dissent.

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It would be mistaken to think of the rise of Avigdor Lieberman as a major development or as the main source of concern for the Palestinians. (Levine/SIPA)
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Sunday March 29, 2009 - 07:56 byNimer Sultany   image 1 image
Nimer Sultany is a Palestinian citizen of Israel and currently a doctoral candidate at Harvard Law School. He has worked as a human rights lawyer in the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and as the head of the political monitoring project at Mada al-Carmel (the Arab center for applied social research).
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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday March 24, 2009 - 21:50 byAnshel Pfeffer
London will not push through changes in legislation that permits the arrest of Israel Defense Forces officers visiting Britain on war crimes, as previously promised, Jerusalem has learned.
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Nuevo tipo de munición real, bala del calibre "0,22"
mashriq / arabia / iraq / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday March 16, 2009 - 15:25 byAcció Palestina   image 3 images
Desde el inicio de los ataques en Gaza el pasado 27 de diciembre de 2008, las Fuerzas de Defensa Israelies han estado probando nuevos tipos de armas en diferentes localidades de los territorios ocupados palestinos en Cisjordania. Las nuevas armas consisten en dos nuevos tipos de balas y un nuevo proyectil de gas lacrimógeno. ... read full story / add a comment
This time, anger flared up by Israel's latest attack is being channeled into a sustained campaign. (Matthew Cassel)
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday March 06, 2009 - 19:04 byJamal Juma'   image 1 image
Jamal Juma' is the coordinator of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign ( ... read full story / add a comment

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textPale-Isra - The one state the "realist" Zionists strived for and the (joint) struggle*. 13:36 Sun 08 Nov by Ilan S. 0 comments

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.

textE' il momento della Terza Intifada - la lotta unitaria continua 19:08 Sun 25 Oct by Ilan S. 0 comments

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]

textPalestine-Israel - The third Intifada is collecting momentum - The joint unarmed struggle continue* 00:38 Mon 12 Oct by Ilan S. 0 comments

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]

textPalestina-Israele, cresce la lotta sociale non armata in risposta all'aumentare delle aggressioni di... 16:04 Fri 25 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

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]

textPalestine-Israel, The non armed social struggle increase in response to increase in Israeli assaults... 20:54 Mon 21 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

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]

textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria ha davvero cambiato il mondo 13:25 Mon 07 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

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]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle really changed the world* 19:50 Sat 05 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

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]

textPalestina-Israele, la lotta unitaria non armata ha perso il suo carattere entusiastico di novità ma ... 14:42 Wed 02 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

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]

textPalestine-Israel, The joint non armed struggle lost its excitement of novelty but it earned its repl... 15:22 Mon 17 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

No one could predict that the joint camp in Masha 12 years ago of Israeli and Palestinian activists will ignite a wide movement of a joint non armed struggle which the Israeli occupying system will fail to extinguish. The thousands of activities and the tens of thousands of participates were not expected. Many small victories and the international B.D.S. warm the hearts of the not too many who persist in the joint struggle in spite of the mourning of those killed, empathy with the injured and solidarity with those arrested. The strong bond of partnership between the Palestinian activists and the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall initiative was surprising. Disappointing but not surprising is the way the people of the Israeli anarchist scene refrained from adopting the initiative as the main recruiting mission. Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Ma'asara, Nebi Saleh, and Qaddum are still holding high the banner. [Italiano]

Bil'in, 10.07.15. Foto: Mohammed Yasin Photography imagePalestina-Israele, gli attivisti della lotta unitaria invecchiano... ma la lotta è sempre giovane e ... 14:49 Thu 06 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

E' dura per molti attivisti, quando il significato reale della lotta non si concretizza in conquiste tangibili, ma in una lotta globale a livello mondiale. Questa settimana, il livello globale e quello della concretezza si sono combinati nella lotta contro la distruzione del villaggio di Susiya che ha avuto eco e sostegno a livello internazionale, costringendo Israele a rinviare se non a cancellare la demolizione del villaggio. Alle pressioni delle potenze imperiali su Israele si è aggiunto l'avvertimento della UE sull'approssimarsi di sanzioni contro il sistema bancario israeliano per il suo sostegno ai progetti dei coloni nella Cisgiordania occupata. [English]

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textSull'intervento di Putin in Siria Oct 11 by Mazen Kamalmaz 0 comments

Le classi dirigenti del Medio Oriente sono molto agitate in questi giorni, al pari delle loro controparti occidentali ed "internazionali", di fronte alla decisione di Putin di intervenire direttamente in Siria. Infatti, questo è il modo in cui loro "intendono" e fanno politica: combattere contro i loro contendenti regionali per conquistare l'egemonia regionale, appoggiati da schieramenti internazionali reciprocamente opposti.

textSulle attuali proteste in Libano: è meglio se la primavera arriva in ritardo? Sep 27 by Mazen Kamalmaz 0 comments

Le grandi mobilitazioni che hanno attraversato il Medio Oriente alla fine del 2010 sono state riassorbite se non addirittura trasformate in devastanti conflitti tra forze autoritarie in competizione. Quell'ondata risparmiò il Libano, che dopo il ritiro delle truppe siriane (di Assad) nel 2005 era governato da una classe dirigente che aveva da una parte i filo-iraniani, cioè la coalizione 8 marzo, guidata dagli "sciiti" di Hezbollah e dall'altro i filo-sauditi della coalizione 14 marzo, guidata dall'oligarca "sunnita" Hariri.

textOn the current protests in Lebanon : When spring comes late , would it achieve more ? Sep 20 by mazen kamalmaz 0 comments

On the current protests in Lebanon : When spring comes late , would it achieve more ?

textLa spada, simbolo dell'ISIS Sep 13 by Mazen Kamalmaz 0 comments

L'ISIS, insieme all'Islam politico, ha molte somiglianze col Nazismo e con lo Stalinismo. Si tratta di un movimento complesso, al tempo stesso rivoluzionario e reazionario, anticapitalista e ostile alla classe lavoratrice, antimperialista e aspirante imperialista. Al pari del fascismo occupa quello spazio dove le attuali lotte sociali e politiche si arenano, dove le vecchie classi dirigenti non possono più governare, ma anche dove i movimenti popolari di base non riescono a rovesciare il sistema.

image¿Qué es lo que pasa en Rojava? Aug 11 by Núcleo Comunista Libertario 0 comments

Hemos sido hijas de esta nueva etapa histórica para los pueblos en lucha, que inicia con el quiebre de la política tradicional imperialista en medio oriente y el insostenible programa económico de austeridad en lo que se ha denominado “occidente”. Respectivamente, la primavera árabe y los movimientos de indignadxs figuraron en las primeras planas de los grandes medios de comunicaciones, que con grandes matices, ilustran una nueva era para los movimientos sociales que retoman las históricas banderas de antiimperialismo, anticapitalismo y libertad completa para quienes tienen que sufrir dictaduras militares, civiles y comerciales.

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imageΚοινωνική επανάστ ... Jun 08 0 comments

Κείμενο για την »Καμπάνια Αλληλεγγύης – Οικονομικής Ενίσχυσης Συλλογικοτήτων από την Τουρκία – Ελλάδα και από το Κομπάνι για να Χτίσουμε το Δημοκρατικό – Ελευθεριακό Σχολείο για τα Παιδιά του Κομπάνι» που έκανε εκδήλωση την Πέμπτη 21 Μαΐου στο Εργατικό Κέντρο της Χαλκίδας.

image6 σημεία για το Κομπα... Dec 18 0 comments

6 σημεία για το Κομπανί και 3 σημεία για την ελευθερία
Προκήρυξη σχετικά με την πολιορκία του Κομπανί, τον φονταμενταλισμό και τις αυτόνομες κουρδικές περιφέρειες στη βόρεια Συρία.

imageΝίκη για την Επανάσ&... Nov 04 Anarkismo 0 comments

Leaflet by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG) in Greek

imageVictory to the Rojava Revolution! Oct 25 Anarkismo 0 comments

Leaflet distributed today at a rally and march in Melbourne in solidarity to the Kurdish struggle.

imageDeclaración Internacional Libertaria de Solidaridad con la Resistencia Kurda Oct 22 0 comments

Desde algunos años, el movimiento kurdo se está acercando a las ideas libertarias. Aunque no se trata de un movimiento anarquista, este cambio muestra que las ideas anarquistas de libertad e igualdad a través de la solidaridad, nuestras ideas de horizontalidad y de democracia directa radical en contra del Estado no solo son validas y fuertes, sino que son también necesarias para que los movimientos sociales acaben con la herencia autoritaria de la izquierda. Expresar nuestra solidaridad con Rojava y el movimiento kurdo es nuestra responsabilidad, pues representan la esperanza en esta región y porque es una lucha de los oprimidos en contra de los opresores. Las verdaderas luchas no son nunca perfectas pero llevan a diversos potencialidades de construcción de una sociedad libre. Mientras expresamos nuestra solidaridad con el movimiento revolucionario en Rojava entendemos también que nuestro papel es seguir desarrollando los principios centrales de nuestras ideas para compartirlas con los y las revolucionari@s en el mundo. - Grupo editorial de [English]

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