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mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday July 01, 2009 - 04:08 byIreland Palestine Solidarity Campagin
[23 miles off the coast of Gaza, 15:30pm] - Today Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (see below for a complete list of passengers). The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel. ... read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday June 26, 2009 - 01:49 byFriends of Freedom and Justice
Thursday morning. 25-6-2009 . Broke into a large force of military occupation the village of Bil'in.Where they searched more than a dozen houses. They also kidnapped Moatassem Al-Khatib and Mohammed Khalil Abu Rahma

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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 (www.advocate.com/exclusive_detail_ektid71844.asp) 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" (www.advocate.com/exclusive_detail_ektid33587.asp) and "Palestinian Anti-Gay Atrocities Need Attention" (www.innewsweekly.com/innews/?class_code=Op&article_code=783) -- 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
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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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textPalestine-Israel, Celebrating a 12 years of persistent struggle in Bil'in and a small victory* 14:32 Sat 18 Feb by Ilan S. 1 comments

Regional change and new Israeli war minister who is clearly against annexation of additional of parts of Palestine (and even for cutting parts annexed 1948) resulted in the diminishing of the suppression of the non armed popular struggle. For months the Israeli forces diminished the harassment of the Friday demos of villages activists and the Israeli anarchists against the wall. In bil'in they nearly stopped entirely any shooting of tear gas and bullets, seldom tried to stop us from approaching the separation wall... The participants of the big demo of the 12th year celebration could not see even one soldier till the end of the demo when kids forced open the gate of the wall and resulted in a mildest ever response. The failure of the big plan of US to subvert the countries of the region as it exported terror (Al Quida, Daesh and Shieh advances) forced it to compromises with Iran, Rojave, (and probably with Syrian Assad, Russia and the Palestinians).

15241785_10209403311172933_3995120781899577416_n_1.jpg imageAnarchico Americano e 'Wobbly' uccisi dalla Turchia, mentre combatteva ISIS in Rojava 21:01 Wed 07 Dec by Vario 0 comments

Il volontario statunitense che si era unito alla milizia delle YPG e che è caduto combattendo contro l'ISIS in Rojava questa settimana era un anarchico ed iscritto all'Industrial Workers of the World. E' morto vittima di un bombardamento aereo turco diretto a colpire i combattenti curdi che stavano incalzando i clerico-fascisti dell'ISIS. [English]

textPalestine-Israel, After 13 years of joint struggle (and 12 in Bil'in), we won the right for the unar... 16:36 Sat 12 Nov by Ilan S. 1 comments

At the beginning, up to 450 Israelis of the radical left joined the hundreds of Palestinians of Bil'in and the region in the struggle against the robbery of the village land for the Modi'in Elit settlement and the separation fence used for that. It took more than 7 years till the state forces stopped to try to prevent activist from joining the Bil'iners in the Friday joint demonstrations. It took another 5 years till they stop to shoot on us tear gas and "non lethal" bullets. Two Bil'iners paid with their life, hundreds of Palestinians and Israelis were injured, detained and even arrested (Palestinians for long time up to a year and a half, Israelis no more than a day or two). Many thousands of international activists participated with us and contributed later for the international struggle against the occupation. The harassment of the village activists at nights mainly continue, but the struggle will not stop.

textPalestine-Israel, The Tsumud/persistence of 13 years of joint struggle will continue as long as it t... 14:13 Sat 01 Oct by Ilan S. 1 comments

It is not because the Jews rule US... It is because Israel play an essential part in the Imperial struggle between US and Russia. Though the oil is less important to US economy it is still important to its partners. The western empire elite came to Peres ceremony because Israel helped to return Egypt to US sphere of influence. Protected Jordan from being taken by pro Russian Syria, Pushed Syria out of Lebanon for a while... and supply important services all over the world. Thus, the struggle against Israel apartheid is going to be much harder than the abolishing of it in Southern Africa. However, we have here the joint non armed struggle, the tens of thousands international activists who come here to participate and return home with the torch of struggle. The Israeli Jews who participate every week in the joint struggle refute the "anti-Semitism" false claims.

textگۆڕینی ناوی (سەکۆ... 19:21 Fri 09 Sep by KAF 0 comments

*گۆڕینی ناوی (سەکۆی ئەنارکیستانی کوردستان) بە (سەکۆی ئەنارکیستانی کوردیزمان)

textChanging the name of Kurdistan Anarchist Forum to Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum 19:17 Fri 09 Sep by KAF 0 comments

Changing the name of Kurdistan Anarchist Forum to Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum

textPalestina-Israele, un "allentamento" di Israele ha portato ad una calo di intensità negli scontri se... 07:59 Mon 22 Aug by Ilan S. 0 comments

Dopo tanti anni è dura abituarsi alla sostituzione dei lacrimogeni e dei proiettili con la minaccia di essere arrestati se uno supera una certa linea immaginaria. Per molti anni ci siamo preoccupati di quando sarebbe arrivato il giorno in cui chi prende le decisioni nello Stato di Israele avrebbe ridotto al minimo e persino interrotto la dura repressione delle manifestazioni unitarie settimanali contro l'occupazione, contro i coloni e contro il muro della separazione. Il 27-5-16 a Bil'in fu la prima volta in cui le forze di stato non spararono su una manifestazione. Ce ne vollero altre dodici così perchè capissimo che eravamo davanti ad un vero cambiamento di strategia. Lo scorso venerdì loro ci hanno persino "invitato" a tornare a manifestare nell'area del nuovo muro della separazione - proibita a tutti noi da almeno un anno. Pare che i tanti milioni investiti nella lotta per contrastare la campagna B.D.S. (boicottaggio, disinvestimento, sanzioni contro le merci israeliana, ndr) siano serviti ad assumere dei managers più intelligenti in grado di costringere l'esercito a ingoiare il proprio orgoglio ed a smettere di maltrattare le manifestazioni del venerdì e gli attivisti internazionali che
vi prendono parte.

textPalestine-Israel, The Israeli "loses management" diminished the intensity of the weekly confrontatio... 13:49 Sun 21 Aug by Ilan S. 1 comments

After so many years it is hard to get used to the replacement of tear gas and bullets with threat of arrests if we cross an imaginary line. For many years we worried about the day when the Israeli state decision makers will minimise or even stop the the harsh repression of the weekly joint demonstrations against the occupation, the settlers and the separation wall. On 27-5-16 was the first demo in Bil'in the state forces did not shoot us. It took a dozen such non shootings to realize it is a real strategic shift. The last Friday they even "invited" us to return the demo to the area near the new separation wall - forbidden for us for about a year. It seems the multi millions invested in the struggle against the B.D.S. recruited a more intelligent managers who was able to force the army to swallow their pride and stop harassing the Friday demos and the international activists participating in them.

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle is still kicking even if on lower level* 16:34 Tue 12 Jul by Ilan S. 1 comments

The joint non armed struggle of the Israeli anarchists against the wall with local activists which confronted the Israeli state forces was unique at the beginning and drew to it less radical Israelis. Along the years were efforts to unite the local struggles and rise the level of activity but both Palestinian and Israeli authorities thwarted it. Alternative projects in the less radical Israeli circles diminish the pool the AAtW recruit. In the Palestinian side some of the successes and softening of the Israeli suppression contributed its share for dropping out of the on going joint struggle. The radical change of suppression of the Friday demos in Bil'in - mainly not shooting us any more with bullets and tear gas grenades, and the Ramadan rose some second thoughts even in the most persistent activists. But, the Tsumud (persistent) moral was regained in the relative big demo of 8 July.

textPalestine-Israel, The joint struggle continue in spite of the drop out of activists* 01:41 Wed 08 Jun by Ilan S. 1 comments

Two consecutive Fridays without being shot at after 11 years can destabilize even long time activist like me.... For 13 years the anarchists against the wall initiative and Palestinian partners continue the struggle even when the expectation for practical gains diminished. Changes in the separation fence/wall are less likely than ever. The remaining road blocks are the ones which are not just for marginal harassments. The diminishing hardship inflicted on activists opened other personal options than struggle. However, there are still a hard core of old time activists and some new of the younger generation. The contribution of the joint struggle to gains in the international support is more obvious than ever, and even less radical joint struggles continue in parallel like Sheikh Jarakh, Taayush in the south and "militants for peace".

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imageLa nación democrática: sociedad multiétnica en Rojava Feb 22 by Alejandro Azadî 0 comments

El proceso revolucionario que vive Rojava (Kurdistan Sirio), y que promete extenderse en todo Kurdistan y Medio Oriente, esta sustentado sobre los paradigmas de Confederalismo Democrático y Nación Democrática esgrimidos en los textos de Abdhulla Ocalan. "Apo" adopto el pensamiento de Murray Bookchin "Municipalismo Libertario" y lo propuso al pueblo kurdo que lucha por su autodeteriminacioon.

imageEnseñanzas kurdas: biji Serok Apo Feb 15 by Alejandro Azadî 0 comments

Abdullah "Apo" Öcalan, nació en Ömerli, en el Kurdistán turco, en el seno de una familia campesina, el 4 de abril de 1949. El mismo día, del mismo año, nacía en Washington, Estados Unidos, en el seno de una familia acaudalada y poderosa, la Organización del Atlántico Norte (OTAN).

image38 anni di rivoluzione in Iran non hanno cambiato lo status politico del popolo curdo Feb 14 by Alejandro Azadi 1 comments

La rivoluzione islamica nasconde una repressione crescente contro le donne e le popolazioni indipendentiste tradite dalla Nuova Repubblica: soprattutto i Curdi.

image38 años de Revolución en Irán no cambiaron el estatus político del pueblo kurdo Feb 10 by Alejandro Azadî 1 comments

La Revolución Islámica encubrirá tras de sí una creciente represión contra las mujeres y los pueblos independentistas traicionados por la nueva república: principalmente los kurdos.

imageSublevación en Rojava Feb 01 by Alejandro Azadî y Leandro Albani 0 comments

Una respuesta a la nota publicada por Uraz Aydin “El Partido de la Unión Democrática (PYD) y la autodeterminación kurda”

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textگۆڕینی ناوی (سەکۆ... Sep 09 Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum 0 comments

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textChanging the name of Kurdistan Anarchist Forum to Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum Sep 09 Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum 0 comments

Changing the name of Kurdistan Anarchist Forum to Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum

imageΙσραήλ: η υπόθεση τη... Apr 21 MACG (personal capacity) 0 comments

Συχνά αναφέρεται ότι κατά βάση η υποχρεωτική στράτευση, ανεξαρτήτως κράτους, νομιμοποιείται κοινωνικά από τις εκάστοτε κυρίαρχες ιδεολογίες, τις πολεμικές και θρησκευτικές ιδεοληψίες, την πολιτική και κρατική διαχείριση και τους εθνικισμούς. Αυτό που αναφέρεται λιγότερο συχνά είναι ότι όλα τα παραπάνω, και φυσικά η κοινωνική νομιμοποίηση της υποχρεωτικής στράτευσης, αποδυναμώνονται -αν δεν απονομιμοποιούνται- από τις κοινωνικές αντιστάσεις και τις αρνήσεις των καταπιεσμένων. Ειδικότερα, από τις αρνήσεις στράτευσης, και πόσο μάλλον από αυτές που δημοσιοποιούνται και πληθαίνουν ως ανοιχτές και ορατές κοινωνικές ρηγματώσεις.

imageΟ αγώνας της Tanya Golan Feb 11 1 of Anarkismo Editorial Group 0 comments

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.

imageΚοινωνική επανάστ ... Jun 08 0 comments

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