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Mass rally against Israeli strikes 

on Rafah ------ held in Paris

May 28th, 3:32am


A mass rally against Israeli strikes on Rafah in 

the southern Gaza Strip was held in Paris. 

About 10 thousand people took part.


As reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the France 

Press agency, the protesters gathered at a distance of 

several hundred metres from the Israeli Embassy in

 the French capital.

Image: Columbia University protesters resume demonstrations despite crackdown


 Columbia University protesters
 resume demonstrations 

despite crackdown

May 25th, 1:19pm

(Al Mayadeen English)


Pro-Palestinian student protesters at Columbia University

have reignited their demonstrations ---- showcasing a 

resilient spirit in the face of escalating challenges.


Pro-Palestinian student protesters resumed
demonstrations at Columbia University, 

affirming that their determination has

 grown stronger despite widespread 

suspensions and arrests.


Concurrently, students and activists demonstrated 

outside the residence of Columbia University's 

president, Minouche Shafik, who incited 

against the students, prompted the 

police to enter the campus, 

suppressed the protests,

shut the encampments,

and arrested students.


It is worth noting that students at the University 

of California resumed their sit-in protest on 

campus on Friday.


Columbia faculty members ----- pass a

no-confidence vote against president


Faculty members of Columbia University's School of Arts 

and Sciences --- passed a motion of "no confidence" 

against President Minouche Shafik last Thursday 

over her response to the student protesters

 demanding an end to the bloodshed 

in Gaza.


Of the 709 faculty members who participated in the vote, 

65% supported the no-confidence motion. The motion 

was put forward by faculty members on the board of 

Columbia’s chapter of the American Association
University Professors. According to The 

Washington Post, 29% voted against

 the motion, while 6% abstained.


The faculty's dissatisfaction is over Shafik’s decision to 

involve the New York Police Department (NYPD) in 

dismantling a pro-Palestine protest encampment 

on university grounds through violent means 

without prior consultation with the 

university senate.


"The President’s choices --- to ignore our statutes and our 

norms of academic freedom and shared governance, to

 have our students arrested, and to impose a lock-

down of our campus with its continuing police 

presence, have gravely undermined our 

confidence in her," the motion stated.


"A vote of no confidence in the President is the first step

 towards rebuilding our community and reestablishing

 the University’s core values of free speech, the right

 to peaceful assembly, and shared governance."


It should be noted that the Arts and Sciences faculty 

represents just 20% of Columbia's 4,600 full-time 

faculty members. As university spokesman Ben 

Chang highlighted, the no-confidence vote is 

symbolic and holds no legal authority, 

though it shows the growing 

dissatisfaction... with the 

erosion of the students'

 rights to assembly.


Amy Hungerford, dean of Arts and Sciences, 

acknowledged the vote as a reflection of 

the frustration and disappointment felt 

by many faculty members. 


The issue peaked on April 18 when NYPD officers, 

summoned by Shafik, arrested 108 pro-Palestine 

protesters at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment.


Universities across the United States have witnessed in

 the past few weeks a historic surge in student protests

 in support of Palestine and Gaza, calling for ending all 

agreements with "Israel" and divesting from the

 occupation entity. Students also demanded an 

end to the US support to "Israel" and 

involvement in the genocidal war.


On April 25th, Columbia University went back on an 

overnight deadline set for pro-Palestine protesters

to leave their encampment, amid more college 

campuses in the United States attempting to 

stop such protests from taking place. 


US police made large-scale arrests in universities all over 

the country, and even used chemical irritants and tasers 

to stop the protesters who are expressing solidarity

 for Palestine.  



Source: Agencies





 Chilean students demonstrate in 

support of Palestinian people

Saturday, 25 May 2024 6:16am



 University students held a banner reading "The Media 

Remain Silent, Students Rise Up" during a protest in 

support of the Palestinian cause in Santiago on

May 24, 2024.


Hundreds of university students in Chile's capital city 

Santiago protest in support of the Palestinian cause, 

urging the government to cut diplomatic, political, 

and economic relations with Israel.

(Source: AFP)





Argentine Teachers and 

Professors Begin

 National Strike

May 24th



On Thursday, Argentine teachers and professors began a 

nationwide strike to demand better salaries and working

 conditions from President Javier Milei.


"The conflict is far from being resolved as the central 

budgetary issue of Argentina, which is the salaries of 

teachers and administrative staff of the universities, 

is still pending," said Federico Montero, secretary 

of the National Federation of University Teachers 



"We have lost purchasing power due to inflation. We are 

the most affected sector among Argentine public 

employees. This is not coincidental but rather a 

result of Milei’s ideological & political hostility 

towards public universities, which have been 

generators of critical narratives," he added.


Teachers have not stopped protesting since Milei took 

office as president in December 2023. In recent days, 

their dissatisfaction became evident in 

demonstrations in Misiones and

 other provinces.


Teachers and professors denounce that Milei has led 

Argentines to a situation similar to the crisis of the 

1990s ------ when then President Carlos Menem 

implemented neoliberal measures.


"It’s déjà vu of what we already lived through, that is,

 educational disinvestment, persecution of popular

 leaders, and budget cuts for education. This is 

very sad -- and a great setback," said Sonia 

Alesso, secretary of the Confederation of 

Education Workers of the Argentine 

Republic (CTERA).


"We had achieved many rights. This is a great setback for 

both Argentina and Latin America. That’s why we are 

standing and fighting. The strike is total ---- as it 

encompasses the entire educational system," 

she added, specifying that this is the first

 unified strike against Milei.


Teachers are demanding a meeting of the parties to 

discuss an increase in the minimum salary and the 

reinstatement of the National Teaching Incentive

 Fund (FONID), which was eliminated by the far-

right president in early March.


"We demand educational funding for universities and 

other institutions in the mandatory system. We 

demand the reinstatement of FONID and an 

increase in the compensation amount for 

inequalities," said Angelica Graciano, 

a CTERA leader.




Argentine Transport Workers 

Announce indefinite Strike

Against Milei

April 29th (teleSUR)


Juan Carlos Schmid, the secretary of the Union of Dock

and Beacon Workers (DRAGYBAL), announced that on 

May 6th, Argentine workers will carry out a strike

affecting all air, land, port, and maritime 

transportation activities, in protest 

against Milei's fiscal policies.


This action will take place just three days before the call 

for the second general strike.... made by the General 

Confederation of Labour (CGT) to demonstrate 

deep opposition --- to the severe austerity 

policies implemented by the far-right 

President Javier Milei.


Additionally, the Union of Oil and Soybean Workers (SOEA) 

in San Lorenzo... where one of Argentina's largest agro-

export ports is located, will begin an indefinite strike

 on Monday against Milei's income tax and

labour reforms.


"The indefinite strike will affect 80 percent of the oil mills.

 It will begin --- after the opening of the Parliamentary 

session that will address income tax and labour

 reform," SOEA said.


This mobilization --- adds to the strike also announced for 

the same day nationwide by state workers responsible 

for food sanitary quality (SENASA), which could 

impact the shipments of flour and soybean 

oil, essential products in the 

nation's exports.


These upheavals condemn one of the most
points of the fiscal package,
which foresees the 
reinstatement of the
fourth category of 
income tax.


The new fiscal procedures will affect single workers with 

an annual gross salary of about US$2,000 and married 

workers with two children earning about US$2,570.





Pro-Palestinian protesters march on
US, Israeli embassies ------ in Seoul

April 27th, 6:37pm



Supporters of Palestine march past the US and Israeli 

embassies in Seoul, on Saturday, as Israel's attacks 

on Rafah expand..... with reports suggesting an

 Israeli ground offensive within days.


The Seoul protest comes amid a police investigation

of an Israeli professor for defacing posters at

the prestigious Seoul National University.. 

advertising pro-Palestine social action.


Joumana, a Palestinian-Saudi student at SNU attends

 the protest on Saturday and says the professor's 

harassment --- represents an opportunity to 

share the truth about Israel's genocide, 

Zionism, and the occupation.


Image: Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters march through London


Thousands of pro-Palestinian

 protesters march through 


Saturday, April 27th,  4:37pm



Protesters march through the streets of London

 to demand a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and 

an end to Israel's ground offensive in the 

besieged Palestinian territory.


(Source: AFP)


Image: University Students Protest in Australia --- Supporting Gaza

University Students Protest in 

Australia --- Supporting Gaza

April 26th, 12:22am 



Students from the University of Melbourne, Australia, 

continue this Friday’s sit-in at the Gaza solidarity 

camp in the garden of the school’s main campus.


The organizers of the sit-in encouraged protesters to bring 

tents, sleeping bags and blankets to the south lawn of the

 main campus.... for the protest that began on Thursday 

morning and as part of the demands have said they 

will not move "until the university ceases to be 

complicit in the devastation of Gaza".


They also request -- that the institution cut ties with arms 

manufacturers with ties to Israel - and demand an end to

 the Israeli aggression underway against the Gaza Strip.


The Green MP for Brunswick, Tim Read, said that "any

 of the companies may have something to do with the 

bombing, the massacre -- and the genocide that is 

taking place in Gaza right now is indescribable, 

it is unacceptable and the university has a 

responsibility to sever all ties with the 

arms manufacturers.''


For its part, the University of Melbourne previously issued 

a statement - stating that the university has no ties to the 

Israel Defense Forces and that "a small group of students

 is exercising their right to protest on our Parkville 

campus this Anzac Day".


There are also reports that the movement of student 

protests and sit-ins at prestigious universities in the

 United States continues, including the University 

of Texas, where clashes with police forces were 

recorded and about 34 students were deprived 

of their liberty.


As well as at the University of California, he reported 

the closure of the campus after clashes between 

police forces and the student demonstrators of 

93 of them were arrested and told they could 

be suspended or expelled.



Image: Argentines Take to the Streets to Defend Public Education

Argentines Take to the Streets

 to Defend Public Education

April 24th, 11:38am 



On Tuesday, millions of citizens took to the streets of 

several Argentine cities to protest against far-right 

President Javier Milei and his policies against

 public education.


The city of Cordoba was the scene of the beginning of

 the marches of students, teachers, professionals, 

and workers rejecting budget cuts. Throughout 

the day, millions more Argentines joined the 

protests, especially in Buenos Aires.


Mariela Marchisio, the vice-rector of the National 

University of Cordoba, explained that the 

university is always audited and joined 

the University Federal March that 

marched through the streets of 

the provincial capital.


The march in defense of public universities in Cordoba 

was massive. It crossed much of the city centre, from 

the Monument to the University Reform of '19 to the

 Patio Olmos.


In Buenos Aires, protesters arrived at the Congress, where 

the Federal Police placed barriers to prevent the passage 

of citizens. The gathering of students, teachers, and non-

teachers was at 3:30 PM and around 6:00 PM, the 

central speech was read in May Square.


During the mobilization, participants expressed their 

rejection of Milei's policies ---- and reiterated their 

commitment to the fight ---- in defense of 

public education.


"The Buenos Aires University has always had problems 

but education was never questioned. The government 

aims to defund not only the university, but also the 

state and boasts about it. We have to take to the 

streets -- against a state that devalues every-

thing that has been a social construction 

and the educational community," said 

Patricio Torres, a man who works in 

a brewery.


After Milei's statements that "There is no money" for 

universities, Argentines reacted strongly by seeking 

to defend education ----- and demand budgets for 

educational institutions.


"The importance of sustaining, defending, and rethinking 

public universities is starting to be questioned. Before 

Milei, you could study. Our university worked, had an

 adequate budget, and our teachers received their 

salaries. Now, however.... everything is getting 

difficult," said Julián Araoz, a young student 

who traveled from Tucuman to Buenos
Aires -
 to join the protest.

Image: A large-scale demonstration in support of Palestine is taking place ----- in the centre of Berlin



A large-scale demonstration in support 

of Palestine took place
in the centre of Berlin

April 13th, 5:15pm



Several thousand people --- took part in a pro-

Palestinian demonstration in central Berlin.

 This was reported on April 13 by the 

correspondent of Izvestia.


Demonstrators walked along the main Unter den 

Linden Street, which was blocked from traffic. 

Hundreds of police officers and dozens 

of police cars were on the scene.


The protest action took place against the backdrop 

of a major Palestinian conference being held in
on April 12-14, which was organized by
the banned 
Samidun group, declared illegal
by the German 


The protesters oppose the genocide of the Palestinians 

and accuse the German government of financing it.


According to correspondent Margarita Kostiv, the police 

quickly ------ held the first arrests of protesters. 


In response to the actions of law enforcement
demonstrators broke out shouting:

"You should be ashamed of yourself!"


Image: Yale students stage hunger strike to demand divestment from Israel’s war on Gaza

Yale University graduate students participate in a press

conference concerning the Graduate Students for 

Palestine hunger strike at Yale University’s Cross 

Campus in New Haven on April 12, 2024. 

(Photo by AP)



Yale students stage hunger strike 

to demand divestment from

 Israel’s war on Gaza

April 13th, 11:35am



A group of graduate students at Yale University have

 launched a hunger strike in protest against the 

institution’s investments..... in companies 

providing Israel with arms and military 

equipment ----- amid the occupying

 regime’s months-long genocidal

 war against Palestinians in 

the besieged Gaza Strip.


The hunger strike was staged, after students with the 

group, Hunger Strikers for Palestine, sent a letter to

 Yale president, Peter Salovey, and called on the 

university to divest from its investments in 

companies providing the Israeli regime 

with military technology.


“We demand that by the morning of this Friday, 4/12/2024, 

you make a public statement committing to divest from 

all weapons manufacturing companies contributing to 

Israel’s assault on Palestine,” said the letter, which 

was shared with the UK-based news website 

Middle East Eye.


“We demand that -- at next Saturday’s Yale Corporation

 board meeting, you and the rest of the board discuss 

plans for divestment and release a public statement 

acknowledging that the board has done so.”


In their letter, the students said that Yale has put 

more than $640,000 in investments in weapons

 manufacturers like Lockheed Martin, 

Raytheon, Boeing, and Northrop 

Grumman, “which produce the

 bombs, planes, and weapons

 used to carry out Israel’s

 indiscriminate attacks 

on Gaza.”


Hunger Strikers for Palestine said they had sent multiple 

letters to Yale and called on the university to divest 

from companies providing Israel with weaponry 

......since the regime launched its brutal 

aggression on Gaza last October.


“Students have exhausted their means of communicating 

with the Yale administration about divesting from arms 

manufacturing,” the group said in a press release.


Yale University’s Graduate Students for Palestine (GSP), 

which helped organize the latest letter and the hunger

 strike, said this protest was the result of the 

administration ignoring their protests

 and demands for months.


“This is the last thing folks are able to give, their bodies,” 

a member of GSP, who spoke on condition of anonymity, 

told MEE.


“In the total nonresponse of any kind from the institution 

we are speaking to, the final thing we can put on the 

line, really, is our health and well-being.”


“Our demand is divestment, and this is the most intense, 

and also a final way.... for us to ask Yale to hear our 

demands,” the studentS said.


A coalition of students at Brown University in Rhode Island

has staged a hunger strike - demanding that the university

divest from companies profiting from Israel’s war on Gaza.


Another GSP member said that as a result of a months-long

 silence by the university, the hunger strike was a last-

ditch effort to get their voices heard.


Other universities across the United States have also been

 the scene of similar acts of protests in condemnation of 

Israel’s war on Gaza and Washington’s untrammeled

 support for the illegal regime.


Last month, a student at McGill University was 

hospitalized after launching an indefinite 

hunger strike in protest - against the 

school’s investments in similar



Image: Pro-Palestine activists paint UK Labour Party office red

A Youth Demand activist sprays red paint on the wall of the
Labour Party headquarters in London on April 8, 2024.
(Photo by The Telegraph)

Pro-Palestine activists paint 

UK Labour Party office red

April 9th, 3:36pm



Pro-Palestine activists in London protesting against Israel’s 

savagery in the besieged Gaza Strip have painted the 

Labour Party office red.


Video footage and photos showed red paint on both the 

interior and exterior of the Labour headquarters in 

Southwark London.


“Labour has blood on their hands,” Youth Demand activists

 said. “They are complicit in the murder of Palestinians, 

and millions of people around the world, as they 

continue to drive genocide.”


One protester said Labour leader Keir Starmer is

an accomplice in the “mass murder” in Gaza.


“Young people will not stand by - and watch Keir Starmer 

allow mass murder - by selling weapons to Israel and 

allowing the development of new oil and gas,” said

 Chris Faulkner, 21, an earth sciences student 

from Oxford.


“Over 30,000 people have been killed in Gaza ------- and the 

breakdown of our climate will kill hundreds of millions 

more in the coming decades.”


Another demonstrator said the Conservative and 

Labour parties are both “complicit in genocide.”


Ella Taylor, 19, a student from Southampton, 

said, “Our politicians are out of control.”


“They are complicit in genocide ---- and we cannot wait 

patiently till the election to have our say. If we want 

change we must take matters into our own hands.”


Police reported at least 12 people had been arrested.


“They are complicit in the murder of Palestinians... and 

millions of people around the world, as they continue

 to drive genocide,” the group posted on X.


The Youth Demand group, which describes itself as 

“a new youth resistance campaign fighting for

an end to genocide,” has links with the 

environmental group Just Stop Oil.


The activist group is calling on the British government

 to ban arms sales to the Israeli regime.


Before painting the Labour office red, 60 members of

the group had marched around central London from

the Embankment, through Trafalgar Square and 

Piccadilly Circus to Downing Street and on 

to Parliament Square.


The protesters waived Palestinian flags and held placards 

reading “Youth demand better,” “Profit Kills” and 

“Labour, Tory --- genocide enablers.”


“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”


“Stop the UK war machine.”


Those were slogans the protesters chanted.


Israel launched the campaign in Gaza, on October 7, 2023 

after Hamas waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm

 against the regime in response to its decades-long 

suppression of the Palestinians. 


The regime has killed more than 33,000 

Palestinians, most of them women

 and children.

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Toronto commemorates 

International Quds Day

April 8th, 4:58am

Camila Escalante,

Press TV, Toronto

Quds Day rallies and marches are being held in cities

across Canada. Participants in the rallies are
calling - for an immediate end to Israel’s
genocide in the Gaza Strip. 

Image: London protesters call for end to Israel's genocidal war in Gaza March 30th, 6:50pm (PressTV) Thousands of protesters have once again taken to the streets in London to condemn Israel’s ongoing atrocities in the Gaza Strip and to demand an immed


London protesters call for end to 

Israel's genocidal war in Gaza

March 30th, 6:50pm



Thousands of protesters have once again taken to the

 streets in London ---- to condemn Israel’s ongoing 

atrocities in the Gaza Strip and to demand an 

immediate halt to the regime’s genocidal 

war in the besieged territory.


The demonstrators marched from Russell Square to

 Trafalgar Square, on Saturday, as they slammed 

the UK’s support for Israel amid the regime’s 

ongoing genocide in Gaza --- urging the 

government --- to ban arms sales

 to Tel Aviv.


The participants in the rally, organized by the Palestine 

Solidarity Campaign (PSC), also called for a ceasefire

 in Gaza and more aid for the blockaded territory.


Ben Jamal, one of the organizers said "We will keep 

marching," ....adding that the attendees wanted 

"a permanent ceasefire" --- and more aid to

 be delivered to Palestinians in Gaza.


"We already know that 70 percent of the British public 

according to opinion polls support the demands

 that we're making," he said.


A 65-year-old retired social worker who participated in

the rally also told AFP --- "I think it's important for the

Palestinian people to know that people do support 

them, that they're not just on their own.”


Saturday’s rally, the 11th demonstration since Israel 

launched its bloody campaign in Gaza, coincided 

with the anniversary of Land Day, an occasion 

which has been commemorated every March 

30 since 1976, when six Palestinians were

 killed by Israeli forces during protests 

against the seizure of their land.


Hundreds of thousands of people have been regularly

 massing on the streets of the British capital to call 

for an end to Israel’s genocidal war --- since early 

October last year.


Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was also at the 

march, said the demonstration was "enormous and we're 

here because we're appalled at the bombing that's still 

going on in Gaza.”


Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7, 2023, after 

the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out 

Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the usurping entity, in 

retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities 

against the Palestinian people.


The Israeli aggression has so far killed some 32,623 

Palestinians, most of them women and children, 

and wounded more than 75,092 others.


The Tel Aviv regime has also imposed a “complete siege” 

on the territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food and 

water to the more than two million Palestinians

 living there.

Image: Moroccans join Jordanian protests


'Void peace treaty with Israel' ------- 

Moroccans join Jordanian protests

March 29th, 7:42am



Thousands of protesters have rallied in Jordan and 

Morocco in solidarity with the Palestinians, who 

have been subjected to a genocidal Israeli war 

for nearly six months, calling for severing ties 

with the occupying regime.


Protesters rallied near the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian 

capital Amman on Thursday for the fifth consecutive day, 

carrying Palestinian flags and placards reading 

“Amman-Gaza ----- one destiny.”


Chanting - “No Zionist embassy on Jordanian land,” the 

demonstrators called on their government to close the 

Israeli embassy and cancel the 1994 so-called peace 

treaty that normalized ties with Tel Aviv.


They also expressed their support for the Palestinian 

resistance and chanted slogans against Israel 

and the US.


The protest took place amid a high-security presence

 that was aimed at curbing the number of protesters.


Dozens of Jordanians were arrested in previous days, 

trying to reach the Israeli embassy...... as others 

were beaten.


While the embassy is currently without a diplomatic 

mission after Israel’s ambassador left Amman in 

October and Jordan recalled its ambassador in 

November in protest at the war on Gaza, 

protesters have said that the embassy 

has partially resumed operations.


“Our demands include the complete closure of the Israeli 

embassy. We have heard that the embassy has partially 

resumed operations. Additionally, we call for the 

cessation of the land bridge,” Mohammed 

al-Abssi told Middle East Eye.


He was referring to reports that the Persian Gulf Arab 

countries are trucking products to Israel via Jordan 

to avoid Yemen’s pro-Palestine attacks that target

 Israeli-linked ships in the Red Sea.  


Mohammed was one of thousands of Jordanians who

have been surrounding the Israeli embassy in 

Amman ---- for the past few days.


A member of the Ataharrak movement against 

normalization with Israel, he said the siege
 the embassy - is part of angry protests

 that erupted after the onset of the war

 in October.


“The siege of the embassy has intensified 

- in response to the blockade of the Shifa 

complex and al-Aqsa Mosque,”
he added.


Israel has been attacking and laying siege to al-Shifa 

medical complex since March 18, and has imposed 

tightened restrictions on Palestinian worshipers’

access to al-Aqsa Mosque, during the holy 

fasting month of Ramadan.


Khaled al-Juhani, a member of the National Forum 

Supporting Resistance, said that even though the

 Israeli embassy was closed, “this movement 

still sees it as a symbol of normalization -

 despite the ongoing genocide".


"The Jordanian people categorically reject 

normalization and embrace resistance

 as an option,” he said.


“Today, it is the duty of the Jordanian authorities to 

begin thinking and acting in a manner that aligns 

with the aspirations of its people -------- and 

reconciles with their will.”


In Morocco, people took to the streets of Casablanca, 

Meknes, and other cities on Thursday, waving 

Palestinian flags and decrying Israel’s 

genocide against Palestinians.


They urged an immediate ceasefire as per the UN 

Security Council resolution adopted earlier this 

week, and reiterated the demand - to cut ties 

with the Israeli regime.


Morocco, along with the UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan, signed 

US-brokered normalization agreements with the Israeli 

regime in 2020, drawing condemnations from 

Palestinians who slammed the deals as 

“a stab in the back of the Palestinian 

cause and the Palestinian people.”


Tunisia also saw similar protests in solidarity with 

Palestinians, with hundreds marching in Sfax ---- 

and calling for an end to the Israeli genocide 

in Gaza.



Image: Protesters ------- shut down UK arms factories over Gaza war complicity

Protesters ------- shut down UK arms 

factories over Gaza war complicity

March 20th, 6:58pm



In a display of solidarity with Palestinians, hundreds of 

workers and protesters have shut down arms factories 

across England and Scotland to condemn the UK's 

complicity in the Israeli regime's war of 

aggression in Gaza.


The factories, which produce components for F-35 fighter 

jets, are accused of shoring up the Israeli regime's 

military offensive in Gaza.


Under the banner "Workers for a Free Palestine," a diverse 

coalition of individuals - from various unions and sectors 

including health, education, hospitality, academia, and

 the arts, launched the protests on Wednesday.


Activists ---- aimed to disrupt the supply chain of arms to 

Israel and denounce the UK's complicity in the ongoing 

genocidal war against Palestinians in Gaza.


GE Aviation Systems in Cheltenham and Leonardo UK 

in Edinburgh were among the targeted sites where 

components for the F-35 jets are manufactured.


The protesters vowed to continue their protest actions

 for a month, demanding an immediate cessation of 

arms sales to Israel and advocating for a 

permanent ceasefire.


The decision to blockade the arms factories was prompted

 by Israel's impending invasion of Rafah, which the United

 Nations and other international organizations -- have 

warned would have catastrophic consequences 

for Gaza's population.


Unionists have called on workers across the UK ---- to 

challenge their government's military support for 

the Israeli regime.


"We’re demanding --- our government immediately halt arms 

supplies to Israel before it launches this offensive in Rafah

 using British-made bombs. But we are not waiting for this 

genocide-appeasing prime minister to act," Zad, a union 

member, said in a press release.


This isn't the first time such protests have occurred.


In December, similar blockades targeted four other arms 

factories across the UK. Despite assurances from the 

UK government that it hasn't supplied lethal military 

equipment to Israel since October, evidence 

suggests otherwise.


Affidavits filed at the High Court revealed ongoing export 

licenses and pending applications for equipment likely

 to be used in offensive operations in Gaza.


Furthermore, the UK Ministry of Defence --- disclosed that 

Israeli warplanes have been permitted to take off from

 and land in the UK during the Gaza war, raising 

concerns about Britain's involvement in

 facilitating Israeli atrocities.


EU Parliament president’s trip to Vienna 

overshadowed by pro-Palestine protest

March 20th, 5:06pm


President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola 

has travelled to the Austrian capital, less than three 

months before the EU elections.


She delivered a speech at the University of Vienna. But 

students there interrupted her speech - by protesting 

against the EU support for the US-Israeli genocide

 in Gaza.

Image: Stop the Genocide

Outcry in Italy over arms exports

 to Israel amid genocide in Gaza

March 19th, 10:33 am



Stop the Genocide


Thousands of people joined a 'Stop the Genocide' rally in 

the Italian capital on Saturday organized, among others,

 by the movement of the Palestinian students and the 

Association of the Palestinians in Italy.


The initiative dubbed 'Stop the Genocide' --- also saw the 

participation of high school students and their families.


People at the rally strongly condemned Italy's

unwavering support ---- for the Israeli regime.


''Italy that claims to be a democratic nation is a country 

where the government goes against the people's will.


''Profits always come first - even 

when genocide is taking place.


''I am teaching my kids to never give up the fight

 and to never accept being submitted.''


 Italian Protestor


Hundreds gathered at Piazza San Babila in Milan 

on Saturday to display their solidarity with the

 Palestinian people in Gaza and to call for a 

ceasefire in the besieged territory.


The Italian Minister of Defence, Guido Grosseto, has

 recently stated that Rome has continued to export 

arms to Israel despite assurances last year that 

the government was blocking such sales 

following Tel Aviv's invasion of the 

Gaza Strip.


''Western governments have been systematically supporting 

Zionism and Israel's criminal regime, notwithstanding the

 protest against Israeli crimes that have been taking 

place across the globe. Italy's support to Tel Aviv

 must stop ---- once and for all.''


Bruno Papale, Solidarity for Palestinians Committee


Arms transfer to Israel must stop

 immediately: UN experts 


UN experts say any transfer of weapons to Israel is

 likely to violate international humanitarian law.


Some Italian media reports recently revealed that, despite 

the Italian government's denials, the value of arms sales

 to Israel more than tripled in December 2023 compared 

with the same month in 2022, and December last year 

------ was the peak of Israeli bombardments on the 

Gaza. Strip.


''A solution to the onslaught in Gaza could be found if the 

international community stopped militarily supporting 

Israel. Italy -- on its side -- has been actively arming

 Israel through companies such as Leonardo 

and others.


 ''If we don't make sure that the Palestinians right to 

self determination is protected, then nothing

 will ever change.''


Luisa Morgantina, Former EU Parliament Vice-President


Earlier this week, more protests and initiatives

 in solidarity with the besieged Palestinians 

were held in several Italian cities,

 including Milan and Naples.





Protesters block San Francisco airport,

 demand permanent ceasefire in Gaza

March 13th, 10:14pm



 Protestors demanding a cease-fire in Gaza blocked 

the international terminal at San Francisco on

 March 13th, 2024.


Hundreds of anti-war protesters demanding a ceasefire

 in Gaza and calling for an end to the United States' 

military assistance for Israel --- block the

international terminal ---- at the San 

Francisco International Airport.



Major London protest near 

US Embassy calls for 

Gaza ceasefire

March 10th, 12:21am

(Saeed Pourreza

Press TV, London)


Thousands of demonstrators have rallied across 

the world, including London, to show support

for the Palestinians and condemn the 

Israeli genocide in Gaza. 




''Violence Reported'' as Israeli 

Protesters Take to Streets

 in Tel Aviv

March 9th, 8:11pm

(al Manar)


Many Israeli anti-government protesters 

are once more taking to the streets of 

Tel Aviv --- in weekly demonstrations 

calling for the release of captives

 in Gaza --- and early elections.


Video online and reports show protesters blocking 

traffic in central Tel Aviv and chanting slogans 

against the government, led by PM Benjamin 

Netanyahu -- demanding that more be done 

by the occupation authorities on releasing 

Israelis still held in the besieged enclave.


Israeli media reported that the protests resulted 

in pushing, arrests, and even a protester 

throwing a smoke grenade.


The Jerusalem Post quoted Israeli occupation police as 

saying that an earlier demonstration was approved, but

 protesters arrived and moved towards the so-called 

Kaplan area without coordination with police, and 

began blocking traffic ....and moving barriers.


Source: Agencies


Hundreds rally ---------- in solidarity for 

Palestinians in Malaysia's city centre

March 2nd, 1:57pm



Hundreds of pro-Palestinian Malaysians on Saturday 

(March 2) rallied in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur 

to show solidarity with the Palestinians in the 

Gaza Strip.


Protesters were seen carrying Palestinian flags and 

posters written with words urging a ceasefire in 

Gaza --- as well as a picture of Israeli Prime 

Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, depicted 

as the leader of Nazis...... with 

Swastika symbol.


Among the crowds, the daughter of Malaysian Prime

 Minister, Nurul Izzah Anwar, urged people to join 

the rally against the genocide.


(Source: Reuters)


Image: Polish Farmers Protest --- Against EU's Green Deal

Polish Farmers Protest --- 

Against EU's Green Deal
and Ukraine's low
priced imports 

February 27th (teleSUR)


On Tuesday --- about 10,000 Polish farmers took to the 

streets of Warsaw to protest against the agricultural 

and environmental policies of the EU and ----
cheap imports from Ukraine.


"Although the official start of the march was set for 11:00, 

groups of protesters began to block streets from early in 

the morning," local media report. ''The protest caused 

several public transport routes to be diverted or cut 

off, as well as traffic jams at the city's entrances 

and on major highways," RT reported.


The slogans "A wall for the farmer," "I am a farmer, not a 

slave," and "Green Deal = hunger" were displayed on a 

tractor --- pulling an imitation of a US Abrams tank 

made of hay.


After marching through several streets in central Warsaw, 

the protesters headed to the Lower House of Parliament

and the office of Prime Minister Donald Tusk --- to 

present their demands.


"The farmers lit bonfires and fireworks in Defilad Square, in 

front of the Culture and Science Palace, where the police 

arrested a man who tried to set fire to a garbage 

container and then attacked an officer,"

 RT reported.


While the farmers managed to be received by the 

President of the Lower House Szymon Holownia, 

they left disappointed with a meeting they 

described as "just a conversation."


"Nothing was agreed upon, other than the promise to 

create a roundtable with representatives of farmers

 and authorities. Just words," one of the protest

 leaders, Szczepan Wojcik, said, emphasizing

 that "we expect real and concrete actions. 

For now, there is nothing."


"No agreement...  Now we wait for Parliament and those in 

power to make a move. What we could do, we have done. 

Our voice has been heard," he added, as reported by RT.


The Polish farmers oppose the entry of Ukrainian

agricultural products and criticize the EU's 

''Green Deal'' - which is a policy package 

dressed in words about sustainability

- aimed at avoiding helping farmers

with subsidies. 




Police ''detain'' protesters 

at Rockefeller Centre -----

as Biden visits New York

February 27th,  6:19am



New York police officers detained protesters at Rockefeller 

Centre as US President Joe Biden attended an interview
midtown Manhattan, in New York.


Holding banners and chanting --- "not in our name" and 

"Biden, you can't hide - we charge you with genocide,"

the protesters on Monday, asked the president.....
a ceasefire in Gaza.


(Source: Reuters)




Argentine Teachers Begin National 

Strike --------- Against Milei's Policy

February 26th, 12:22pm 



On Monday, the Confederation of Education Workers of the 

Argentine Republic (CTERA) initiated a 24-hour national 

strike against the far-right President Javier 

Milei's policies.


The education workers - demand salary increases to 

compensate for the accelerated loss of purchasing

 power and reject budget cuts - affecting public 

goods and services.


The strike also opposes the elimination of the National 

Teacher Incentive Fund (FONID) and the Salary 

Compensation Fund.


On Feb. 22, the education workers held an assembly in 

which they ratified the need to mobilize to prevent 

the destruction of public education.


CTERA, which is one of the largest trade unions in 

Argentina, stated that the national strike will be 

accompanied by demonstrations across

 the country.


From the early hours of Monday, teachers began to gather 

in front of the Pizzurno Palace, the headquarters of the 

Education Ministry, in Buenos Aires.


Among the resolutions adopted at the CTERA assembly are 

demanding the formation of the national bargaining table 

and convening a meeting of secretaries to continue 

the struggle plan if no responses are obtained by 

Wednesday 28th.


The education workers also decided to condemn political 

persecution and the repression protocol set by Security 

Minister Patricia Bullrich and to strengthen unity 

among teachers, workers, and citizens ----
build a major national strike.



Demonstrations in Italy for peace

--- in Ukraine and the Middle East

February 24th, 11:19am

 (Prensa Latina) 


Thousands of people participated in demonstrations called

 by the Italian Network for Peace and Disarmament, which 

spread today throughout the country..... in favour of the
of the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.


A statement published this Saturday -- on the official site of 

that organization, relates among other demands “stopping 

the criminal madness of wars” --- seeking a political 

solution, to end the war between Kiev & Moscow, 

as well as ---- “stopping the massacre - and the

 ethnic cleansing of Palestinians”... by Israel.


Groups such as the Coordinator for Constitutional 

Democracy, the Italian Women’s Union (UDI), the 

Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), 

the National Association of Partisans of Italy 

(ANPI), as well as the environmental 

organizations Legambiente and 

Greenpeace, among others. 


Giorgio Zampetti, general director of Legambiente, 

expressed in statements to the press, that: “the 

world is experiencing a deep crisis, marked by 

conflicts and wars, that are causing innocent 

deaths, devastation.. & new forms of hatred

& violence in different parts of the planet.”


“That is why today, together with many other civil society 

entities, we believed that it was essential to be present 

in the squares, with our flags, to immediately ask for 

peace, added Zampetti.


In the streets of the city of Milan, in the northern region 

of Lombardy, some five thousand protesters called for 

a ceasefire in Palestine, while in the Tuscan city of 

Florence, a pacifist human chain, of a thousand 

people... stretched along the Arno River, from 

the Santa Trinidad bridge, to Carraia bridge.


Ilaria Lani, union leader of the CGIL in Florence, demanded 

during the event -- that “our country, as the Constitution 

says, be in the front line to repudiate war and build 

a policy of peace.”


Similar protests took place in the cities of Palermo, Naples 

and Turin, as well as in other major urban centres and in 

small towns throughout Italy, the source points out.


Nicola Ricci, general secretary of the CGIL in Campania,

said that ---a signal must be sent: to reaffirm Europe’s

 role ------- in building a path that leads to peace.”


“It is necessary to reduce military spending, in favour of 

social spending and stop the arms industry, to rebuild

 a climate of coexistence and security for all people,”

 Ricci added during the demonstration in Naples.


Farmers dissatisfied with the EU's 

agricultural policy will hold a 

demonstration in Brussels 

on February 26

February 23rd, 1:16pm



A demonstration of agronomists will be held on February 26 

in Brussels. This is reported by the Belga news agency 

with reference to farmers' organizations.


In the message, the text of which leads RIA Novosti, it is

 noted that the demonstration in the Belgian capital will 

be a response to the meeting there of the heads of 

the Ministries of Agriculture of the EU.


The Belgian police expect that the demonstration

 can provoke serious traffic violations.


Earlier it was reported about the protest action before

 the opening of the Salon of Agriculture in Paris, 

where dozens of tractors took to the streets.





Passionate ceasefire calls reach UK MPs

Thousands of Protesters Gather in

Sanaa ---- in Solidarity With Gaza

February 16th, (teleSUR)


On Friday, tens of thousands of Yemenis gathered

in Sanaa to denounce the genocide committed 

by the Israeli occupation forces, against 

Palestinians in Gaza.


The head of the Houthi Supreme Political Council, 

Mahdi Al-Mashat, addressed the gathering - and

pledged unwavering support for the 

Palestinian people.


"I call on the evil trio attacking our people in Gaza 

and in most Islamic countries, to immediately 

cease aggression and lift the siege on our

 people in Gaza," he said.


The protesters carried Palestinian flags and 

waved their weapons --- while chanting 

slogans against the United States 

and Israel.


A text reads, "Thousands march in Yemen's 

capital Sanaa -- in strong support of Gaza."


Today marks the implementation of the designation 

of the Houthis as a "terrorist" group by the US, 

one month after its announcement.


"There is no other solution for you but this option, no 

matter how much you escalate and engage in 

aggression here or there in any region," 

Al-Mashat said, adding that anyone 

who attacks them "must receive 

a response, regardless of the 



Since November 2023, the Yemeni Houthis have targeted 

ships with links to Israel in the Red Sea and the Bab al-

Mandeb Strait as military targets.


This has caused major shipping companies worldwide, to 

continue adjusting their routes to avoid crossing the Red 

Sea, through which 8 percent of global cereal trade,

 12 percent of oil trade, and 8 percent of 

liquefied natural gas trade.. pass.




UK activists step up action ----- 

to jam up Israeli war machine

February 15th, 12:39am



Across Britain, pro-Palestinian activists have 

stepped up action aimed at jamming up the

 Israeli war machine, which is pressing on 

with the regime's genocidal war against 

the Gaza Strip.


Activists with Palestine Action, a UK-based pro-

Palestinian protest network, barricaded the 

entrance to Israel’s largest weapons firm, 

Elbit Systems, by locking themselves 

together, UK newspaper Morning 

Star reported on Wednesday.


The company provides the Israeli military.. with

drones, munitions, combat vehicles, missiles,

 and other types of weaponry.


"The majority of their arms are marketed as

'battle-tested,' meaning they have been

 deployed in bombardments against

 the Palestinian people," the 

daily wrote.


A Palestine Action spokesperson said, "While Israeli 

weapons companies — which assist in occupying, 

displacing, and massacring the people in Gaza -

 operate on our doorstep, it’s up to the people 

to take direct action - to shut Elbit down."


"Every other method -- including marches, petitions, 

and lobbying - has failed to end British complicity 

in the occupation."


Activists from the group.. also drenched the Manchester

offices of Bank of New York Mellon, a US banking and 

financial services corporation, in red paint, to 

symbolize the bank’s complicity in 

Palestinian bloodshed.


The Bank has invested over £10 million 

($12.5 million) in Elbit Systems.


Nearly 28,600 Palestinians, mostly women and children, 

have been killed - since the Israeli regime launched its 

onslaught on Gaza in early October in response to an

 operation staged by the coastal sliver's resistance 

movements against the occupied territories.


The protest came -- while the regime is intensifying

 its strikes against the southern Gaza city of Rafah.


More than 1.5 million Palestinians -- above half of Gaza's

 population - have fled to the city amid incessant Israeli

 bombardments elsewhere throughout the territory. 


Tel Aviv is, meanwhile --- threatening to bring the city 

under an all-out ground invasion, which international 

humanitarian organizations have warned ------ would 

spell an unspeakable catastrophe.




London protesters call PM Sunak

 war criminal over Israel support

February 13th, 1:59am



Hundreds of people have gathered outside the British Prime 

Minister Rishi Sunak’s office, urging the government to use 

its leverage to prevent Israel from launching its planned 

invasion of the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. 


They also called Sunak a war criminal over his

 staunch support for the occupying regime.


Image: In the centre of Athens, police used gas against protesters in support of Palestine

In the centre of Athens, police

 used gas against protesters 

in support of Palestine

February 10th, 4:42pm



Police fired tear gas - at demonstrators who organized

 a rally in support of Palestine in the centre of Athens.


This is reported by the newsbreak portal.gr.


Demonstrators smashed the glass

doors of a McDonald's restaurant.


Two people were detained.


Earlier, pro-Palestinian activists blocked a number

 of roads in downtown Washington to protest the

 fighting in the Gaza Strip.




Pakistan’s pro-Palestine protesters 

call for ICJ ruling on Gaza 

to be implemented

February 3rd, 9:43pm

by Nasir Kazmi

Press TV, Islamabad


People in Pakistan continue to hold pro-Palestine

 demonstrations - in solidarity with the besieged

 Gaza Strip. They called for the implementation

 of a recent ruling handed down by the 

International Court of Justice 

against Israel. 


The government of Pakistan has also demanded the UN

 Security Council fulfill its responsibility - and protect
 defenseless people of Gaza. 







Fresh thousands-strong London 

demonstration calls for end 

to Gaza genocide

February 3rd, 9:40pm

by Saeed Pourreza

Press TV, London


In Britain, hundreds of thousands have once again marched 

through the centre of the capital city, London, against the 

US-Israeli genocidal war on Gaza. 


British protesters slammed the UK’s complicity in that 

genocide and voiced support for the Palestinian 

people’s struggle for liberation. 


people march in Seoul for Gaza

February 3rd, 5:48pm

by Frank Smith

Press TV, Seoul


South Koreans have rallied in the capital, Seoul, 

to show solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza.


This is the 20th consecutive protest to call for 

an end to the US-Israeli genocidal campaign.

Image: Pro Palestine Rally in Chicago

US cities pass resolutions

---- for Gaza ceasefire

February 3rd, 11:33am



Across the United States, local governments are passing 

resolutions demanding a ceasefire in Gaza as pro- 

Zionism sentiment.... continues its historic 

crumbling, under the weight of daily 

Israeli war crimes.


The third largest city in the United States, Chicago, also 

has the nation's largest Palestinian community, who

 were thrilled ------- to see their city council pass a

 resolution demanding a permanent ceasefire.


Local city councils in various US states have passed 

ceasefire resolutions in solidarity with Palestine 

amid Washington’s unequivocal support

 for Israel.


''We were on edge honestly for a while and the fact that it 

was passed, is just an amazing show of solidarity with 

our brothers and sisters in Palestine.''


''We know that it doesn't necessarily change anything for

 them on the ground, but I think that this will definitely 

put pressure on our government to hear though the 

will of its people in one of the largest cities of 

America and, hopefully, this will influence 

some of their policy [sic] and we will 

get a permanent ceasefire soon.''


Deanna Othman, American 

Muslims for Palestine, 



US court 'implores' Biden to 

reconsider support for 

genocide in Gaza 


The court in California ruled that it is "plausible"
that Israel is committing Genocide in Gaza.

Ceasefire demands have been approved from major cities 

like San Francisco, Detroit, and Atlanta to suburbs and 

small towns, which are insisting on taking a 

moral stand.


''Words like 'apartheid' and 'ethnic cleansing', which were

 once heavily censored in public life, are now being 

voted into the public record. And you would wish 

that people in positions of power, do things, do

 the right things -- because they are the right 

things, because it’s the moral thing to do.

That doesn't always happen. But in 

Chicago,it's a little bit different.''


Hatem Abudayyeh ------ of the US 

Palestinian Community Network


Biden makes history --- 1st sitting 

US president sued for complicity 

in genocide 


Biden becomes the first sitting American president 

to be sued for complicity in genocide - over the US

actions on Gaza. The United States was the only

 member on the United Nations Security Council

to vote against a ceasefire, and they have 

paralyzed the Security Council on the

issue of the genocide in Gaza.


As congressmen in Washington reportedly refused to even 

engage with Palestinian activists, city councils have

 become the primary place with political power, 

which will discuss the issue and reflect the 

historic shift in public sentiment 

towards Palestine.



''It really shows that when you vote for progressive
politicians -- progress does happen. We not only 

saw a vote for a ceasefire -- but we saw a vote

 for solidarity and community building as well.

The ceasefire vote is not only for the 

Palestinian people, it's for 

all communities.''


Nasreen Hasan - of the Arab-American 

Centre, University of Illinois-Chicago


The local resolutions are mainly symbolic, 

but they aren't so local. They show 

support to Palestine and their 

allies around the world and 

they prove to Washington 

that their unshakeable 

support for Israel isn't

shared across the US.


Poll: Americans who say Israel 

committing genocide nears

 relative majority 


With social and alternative media swaying people 

more than ever, the days of Zionism’s dominance

in the United States...... appear to be numbered.

Image: Stop genocide in Gaza


Biden Administration Faces 

Pushback from US-Arabs

February 3rd,  8:35am (FNA)


US-Muslim voters balked at the latest outreach efforts by

 Joe Biden’s administration, making it clear that the US 

president’s support for the Israeli war effort in the 

Gaza Strip may imperil his reelection bid.


At stake are several so-called “swing states” with large

 Muslim populations that helped propel Biden to an 

electoral victory in the 2020 presidential race.


Even small shifts in support from Arab-Americans in such

 hotly contested states as Pennsylvania, Georgia, and

 Arizona could swing the 2024 election against the

Democrat incumbent, who already faces an 

“abandon Biden” movement in Michigan, 

RT reported.


Widespread voter anger was evidenced on Thursday, when 

Biden’s motorcade reportedly had to be re-routed during a 

campaign stop in Michigan - because US-Arabs held a 

demonstration to voice their anger over the heavy 

civilian casualties in Gaza. “Genocide Joe

 has got to go,” protestors chanted, 

while waving Palestinian flags.


Back in Washington, many of the US-Palestinians invited to a

 meeting to discuss the Israel-Hamas war with Secretary of 

State Antony Blinken declined to attend. “We do not know 

what more Secretary Blinken or President Biden need - to 

hear or see to compel them to end their complicity in this

 genocide,” some of the invited guests said in a 

statement, explaining their decision to 

snub Blinken.


Pro-Palestinian protestors have also camped outside 

Blinken’s home in recent days to press for a change 

in policy. Dr. Tariq Haddad, a Virginia cardiologist 

who declined to attend Thursday’s meeting at 

the US State Department, told Blinken in a 

letter that he could not face him after the

 administration’s policies ---- led to the 

deaths of 80 of his family members 

in Gaza.


“The more I thought about this meeting, the more I could

 not emotionally bring myself to look you in the eyes, 

Secretary Blinken, knowing you and President 

Biden - have knowingly contributed to the 

suffering and murder of so many of my 

family, the homelessness and 

dispossession of 2 million 

Gazans, and the famine 

that has befallen my 

remaining family 


he wrote.


More than 27,000 Gazans have been killed since the war 

began in October, according to local health authorities, 

and the UN has reported that 570,000 people in the 

besieged Palestinian enclave are starving. 


The Biden administration.... has approved two emergency

arms sales to Israel, bypassing congressional authority, 

and rejected calls for a ceasefire. At the same time, 

Biden and Blinken have urged Israeli leaders to 

minimize civilian casualties and allow more 

humanitarian aid trucks to enter Gaza.


A Quinnipiac University poll released this week showed that

 only 34% of US voters approve of Biden’s handling of the 

Gaza crisis. An earlier poll by CBS News found that the 

president’s support for Israel is alienating at least

 one-third of Democrat voters.



Image: US student coalition at Brown University ---- launches 'hunger strike for Palestine'

US student coalition at Brown University 

---- launches 'hunger strike for Palestine'

February 3rd, 8:24am



A coalition of students at Brown University in Rhode Island 

has gone on an indefinite hunger strike in protest at 

Israel’s war on Gaza, calling on the university to

 divest from companies profiting from the 

ongoing aggression.


The group said in a statement on Friday afternoon that they 

would keep up their hunger strike until the university did its

 part to promote an “immediate and permanent” ceasefire.


It demanded the university introduce a divestment

 resolution at the next meeting of its governing 

body, which is scheduled to be held on 

February 8 and 9. 


"Given the escalating violence in Gaza, this hunger strike

 emphasizes the urgency of passing a divestment

 resolution in this meeting rather than delaying 

the process any further," the students said 

in the statement. 


The organizers of the hunger strike said they want the 

resolution to follow the recommendations of a report 

released in 2020 by the Advisory Committee on 

Corporate Responsibility in Investment 

Practices (ACCRIP) that called for 

divestment from companies 

involved ----- in the Israeli 

occupation of Palestine.


AB Volvo, Airbus, Boeing, DXC, General Dynamics, 

General Electric and Motorola were among the 

companies that the ACCRIP’s report had 

identified for divestment.


"As a Palestinian, I have witnessed colossal losses in 

Gaza, the West Bank, and around the world; the 

ongoing impact of this humanitarian crisis has 

fueled my commitment to justice,” said Nour 

Abaherah, a Palestinian participant in the 

hunger strike.


“My family history, intertwined with the struggles of my

 people, and occupied people everywhere, motivates 

me to stand against the investment and profiting of

 arms and weapons manufacturing and occupation 

that perpetuates violence in our world," she added.


Accused by students of holding investments in arms

 manufacturers, Brown University has been a hub of

 protests since Israel started its incessant 

bombardment campaign against the 

besieged Gaza Strip in 

early October.


The student coalition stressed that support for divestment

 "as a material way of supporting a permanent ceasefire

 and lasting peace in Gaza".. is growing on the campus.


"This strike is the student body’s response - to Brown’s 

continued inaction in the face of the mounting crisis 

in Gaza," the students said in their statement, 

adding that the move will be accompanied 

by a host of programs, including teach-

ins, performances, and prayers.


UN experts have described Israel’s war on Gaza

as the deadliest, most dangerous conflict for

 journalists - in recent history. 




Pro-Palestinian activists block 
several roads in Washington

February 1st, 8:46pm



Pro-Palestinian activists have blocked a number
of roads 
in downtown Washington to protest
the fighting in the 
Gaza Strip.


This is reported by the Washington 

police, RIA Novosti writes.


At least eight people were arrested.


Earlier in Amsterdam, several dozen people 

demonstrated ------ in support of peace

in Ukraine and Palestine.




Mass anti-government 
rallies held in Slovakia

January 11th, 7:28pm



Anti-government rallies demanding the resignation 

of the Cabinet of Ministers were held in Slovakia.


This is reported by TASS with reference 

to the Markiza TV channel.


The rallies were attended by 

"many thousands of citizens".


The largest of the rallies --- took place on the Slovak 

National Uprising Square in the centre of Bratislava.


Earlier, more than 1,000 farmers on tractors took

 part in a demonstration in Augsburg, Germany.




Pro-Palestine protesters gather 

outside Greek parliament, 

demand immediate 

Gaza ceasefire

January 6th, 9:14pm



Crowds of demonstrators rallied outside the Greek

 parliament building in Athens on Saturday --- in a 

show of solidarity with the people of Palestine 

amid the continued Israeli bombardment of

the Gaza Strip. 


Footage shows protesters waving Palestinian flags and 

carrying large banners while chanting slogans such as

"Palestine will never die," "'Freedom in Palestine, Free

 Palestine," and "Isolate Israel," as they demanded 

an immediate and lasting ceasefire in the 

besieged territory.


The protest in Athens came as widespread protests 

have erupted across Europe against Israel's 

genocidal war in Gaza.


(Source: RT)


Image: Argentines March Against Milei's Economic and Security Policies


Argentines March Against Milei's

 Economic and Security Policies

December 20th (teleSUR)


On Wednesday, human rights defenders, social activists, 

workers, students, teachers, and retirees will march in

 Buenos Aires ------ to reject President Javier Milei's 

economic adjustments and security protocol.


This marks the first major mobilization against the far-right

 administration and coincides with the anniversary of the 

2001 social upheaval that led to the resignation of then-

President Fernando de la Rua.


The mobilization aims to defend the right to protest, which

 is under threat --- with the protocol announced by the 

Security Ministry. Among the groups participating

 in the march are the Worker Pole, the Left Front, 

Great Homeland, the Communist Party, the

 Railway Union, "Memory, Truth and 

Justice," the Peace and Justice

Service, and the Teachers' 

Trade Union.


The march will have two columns starting at 4:30 PM local 

time from the Congress and the Obelisco. They will

 converge at Mayo Square where social activists

will read a document agreed upon by 

various groups.


"Milei announced a declaration of war against the people's

 labour, social, and civil rights. It includes ---- a mega-

devaluation, the freezing of funding for popular

 dining facilities, and significant increases in

 service fees," stated the activists
for the protests.


They also denounced a protocol that seeks to preserve

 the so-called "public order" because it undermines 

constitutional rights, including the right to protest.


Last week, Security Minister Patricia Bullrich announced

 an anti-protest protocol that includes prison sentences, 

charging protesters for the expenses incurred in 

deploying security forces, and deporting

 foreign demonstrators.


"The protocol establishes that any demonstration that

 is carried out... with blockades of streets or routes, 

constitutes the commission of a flagrant crime 

and enables the security forces to evict or 

disperse the protest," Piensa Prensa 



"At the same time -- it contains provisions to collect 

information, criminalize, persecute and stigmatize

 participants in public demonstrations -- and the

 political, social and union organizations 

involved," it added.


On the eve of the first major protest against Milei, 

Human Capital Minister, Sandra Pettovello, 

announced that citizens participating in 

or promoting street blockades - will 

cease to receive public support

 through social programs.




Turkish doctors stage
a silent march...

 in solidarity --- with
Gaza medical staff

December 16th 8:51pm

by Rahshan Saglam

Press TV, Istanbul


Doctors and medical staff in Türkiye have held a silent 

march in protest against the Israeli regime's attacks

 on medical staff in the besieged Gaza Strip. 


The march was held in 36 cities in Türkiye as 

similar rallies were organized in 26 cities 

across the world as well. 


Image: UK pro peace demos across UK for Gaza

UK pro-peace demonstrators 

hold nation-wide rallies -
support for Palestine

December 16th, 7:08pm


Pro-peace demonstrators have taken part in fresh 

protest rallies across the UK, demanding an end 

to Israeli atrocities in the Gaza Strip. 


The pro-Palestine protests continue as the
Stop the 
War Coalition titled Saturday,
as the “Day of Action.”


The Stop the War Coalition organizers listed 57 

separate pro-Palestinian events across the 

UK on Saturday, including assemblies 

and candlelit vigils.


Protesters in north London gathered in Camden 

Town, calling for an end to the Israeli regime

 forces deadly attacks on Gaza.


The weekly demonstrations in the UK are held 

amid growing concern in the international 

community about the Israeli regime's 

brutal genocidal war on Gaza.


Since the occupying regime unleashed its genocidal

 war against the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, the 

international community -- except the 

US -- has unanimously called for an

 end to hostilities against civilians.


Until now some 19,000 Gazans, mostly 

women and children ------ have been 

killed by the Israeli war machine.


Since the launch of the Israeli genocide on October 

7, the occupation forces' relentless bombings have 

leveled residential areas across the Gaza Strip, 

razing towns and villages while flattening 

much of northern Gaza.


Gaza’s population of 2.3 million has been mostly 

driven from their homes, fleeing to the south 

to seek refuge.


The ongoing bombings amid the huge population shift, 

squeezing large groups of refugees into scarce 

shelters with limited facilities and resources,

 has plunged the besieged Gaza Strip into

 a "grim" humanitarian situation.


At least 27 people have been killed in Israeli strikes 

on two residential buildings in southern Gaza, 

with victims still being reported to be 

under the rubble.


In this regard, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) 

said it is becoming increasingly difficult to 

sustain life in Gaza due to the the

territory's complete siege ---- 

amid continued bombings. 


“Staff on the ground say that every day that passes 

makes it more and more difficult to sustain human 

life in Gaza, that’s because of the systematic 

denial of food, water, medicine, and fuel 

to the civilian population in Gaza,”

 the CEO of MAP, Melanie 

Ward, warned.


She said Israeli regime forces' indiscriminate 

bombings --- will soon result in the killing of 

10,000 children, adding, “The situation 

couldn’t be more grim.”


 General strike ---- against

Israeli genocide in Gaza

December 12th, 12:16am

(Press TV, Ramallah)


Life came to a standstill in the occupied West Bank

as a general strike was observed - in line with the 

international call for a global strike --- in protest 

against Israel’s genocide in the Gaza Strip.


The Israeli onslaught on the territory has so far claimed

the lives of more than 18,200 people, the majority of 

them women and children.



Pro-Palestinian Demos

-----  Across the World

here are just two:


UK capital rocked by pro-

Palestine protest - again

Sunday, December 10th, 2:47am

by Saeed Pourreza

Press TV, London 


For the ninth Saturday in a row, pro-Palestine protests have

 taken place across the UK. The one held in London this

 weekend was the first major rally since the weeklong 

pause in Israel’s indiscriminate bombing of Gaza 

ended. The demonstration came after the UK 

abstained from voting for a UN Security 

Council resolution... that called for a 

ceasefire in Gaza. The resolution 

was vetoed by the US.




Thousands of activists held a 

rally in Tel Aviv: demanding 

talks with Hamas

December 9th, 8:29pm



Thousands of Israelis have rallied in central Tel Aviv to

 demand negotiations for the release of all remaining 

hostages from the Gaza Strip.


This is reported by RIA Novosti.


It is noted that the action is conducted by the volunteer 

organization "Forum of Families of hostages and 

missing persons".


Image: pro-Palestinian actions in a number of German cities

 TASS: Thousands of people took part 

in pro-Palestinian actions in a 

number of German cities

December 2nd, 8:17pm


Several thousand people participated in pro-

Palestinian rallies in several German cities.


According to a TASS correspondent, in Berlin, about 

2 thousand activists passed through several 

central districts of the city.


Participants carried Palestinian flags, held banners in 

support of Palestine and shouted slogans. Several 

people were detained by the police.


Another demonstration under the slogan "Solidarity 

with the people of Palestine" was held in Hamburg.


Residents of North Rhine-Westphalia also took to 

the streets to participate in several small pro

-Palestinian demonstrations.


About 200 residents of Dusseldorf participated in such 

an action. In addition, events were planned in
Bielefeld and Dortmund.


Earlier it was reported that 18 demonstrators in 

support of Palestine were detained in London.

Image: pro-Palestinian actions in Spain


RIA Novosti: Madrid hosts protest 

against the war in Palestine

December 2nd, 7:34pm



Madrid residents hold a protest rally calling for an end

 to the war in Palestine and an end to the genocide

 in the Gaza Strip.


This was reported by a RIA Novosti correspondent.


The protest started near the Atocha train station and 

ended in the Provincial Square. It was held under the 

slogans "Israel kills, Europe sponsors", "This is not 

war, this is genocide". Participants carried flags 

of Palestine and some leftist political parties.


The organizers also noted " the legitimate right of 

the Palestinian resistance to defend its people 

from occupation."


In addition, the Spaniards called for the closure of 

the Israeli embassy and the expulsion of all 

those who represent - it from the country.


Earlier it was reported that about 6-7 thousand people 

took part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration in 

Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Image: In Berlin, thousands of people came out --- to protest against the supply of weapons to Kiev

In Berlin, thousands of people came out ---
protest against the supply of weapons

to Kiev

November 25th, 5:12pm 



Thousands of people marched in Berlin for talks on Ukraine

 and the gas sector. This is reported by RIA Novosti with 

reference to a correspondent from the scene.


It is noted that the protest action was organized by politician

 Sarah Wagenknecht. In a speech delivered on the podium 

at the Brandenburg Gate, she accused the German

 government of applying double standards to the 

Ukrainian conflict and the situation in the Gaza

Strip. "This war must end. And this --- is very 

important — in all directions," she said.


Wagenknecht criticized the government's spending on arms 

supplies, while Germany has a shortage of teachers, 

hospitals are closing, and infrastructure is aging. 


The organizers of the protest, in leaflets, called for peace 

talks in all combat zones in the world. According to them, 

Berlin is supplying more and more weapons instead of 

de-escalation and diplomacy.


In early October, a protest against support for Ukraine was 

held in Berlin on the Day of German Unity. The protest 

action was initiated by activists of the Querdenker 

movement, which is close to the opposition right-

wing Alternative for Germany party. 


The demonstrators were against the supply of weapons

 to Kiev, for the resignation of the government and for

early elections.





Pro-Palestine rallies held 

across world as truce 

takes hold in Gaza

November 24th, 7:10pm



Thousands of people rallied across the world on Friday to 

voice their unfaltering support for Palestinians in the

Gaza Strip, on the first day of a truce after some 

50 days of brutal Israeli war on the 

besieged territory.


The Yemeni people thronged the streets in the capital 

Sana’a to express their solidarity with Gazans as 

they waved Palestinian flags and shouted 

pro-Palestine slogans.


“Our first and central cause is Palestine, and we will not

 give up standing for this cause,” protester Muhammad

 al-Theali said, AFP reported. 


“We are ready to offer financial, moral and psychological 

support - support with our funds, souls, sons, weapons 

to confront the enemy's arrogance, the American and

 Israeli arrogance against Muslim people."


Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the 

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas launched the 

surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm in response to Tel

 Aviv's decades-long campaign of bloodletting and 

devastation against Palestinians.


Tel Aviv has also blocked water, food, and electricity

 to Gaza, plunging the coastal strip into a

 humanitarian crisis.


The Government Media Office in Gaza announced in a 

report on Thursday that at least 14,854 Palestinians, 

including more than 6,150 children and 4,000 

women, have been killed and over 36,000 

others injured in the Israeli strikes.


The Qatari-mediated truce, which came into effect early 

on Friday, would see the exchange of captives and the 

delivery of relief aid to the Gaza Strip over a span of 

four days.


Under the terms of the agreement, for every Israeli captive

 released, there will be 3 Palestinian prisoners released, 

namely women and children. Two hundred aid trucks 

that include medical supplies for the entire Gaza 

Strip will also be allowed in during the four-

day ceasefire.


Also on Friday, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in 

the Turkish city of Istanbul to slam the Israeli military 

campaign in the coastal silver.


The protesters held funeral prayers in absentia for two 

Turkish nationals who were reported by local media 

to have been killed in an Israeli strike on

 southern Lebanon.


Since the start of the war, the south of Lebanon has seen 

the scene of sporadic exchanges of fire and shelling 

between the Israeli military and the resistance 

movement Hezbollah, which has reportedly 

fired more than 1,000 rockets, mortars, 

missiles, and drones at Israel.


Jordanians support ceasefire in Gaza


Meanwhile, crowds in the Jordanian capital demonstrated 

support for Palestinians on Friday after the start of a 

temporary ceasefire in the besieged area.


The Jordanians carried signs and banners in support

 of Palestinians as they marched through the streets

 of Amman.


“Today is the day of victory, today is the beginning of the 

collapse of Israel, today is the beginning of the victory 

of the Arab and Islamic nation, today --- what the 

resistance has done --- is something that has 

never happened in the history of humanity,”

 said protester Abdel Majid Dandis.




UJC members march in Cuba

in solidarity with Palestine

November 23rd, 2:51pm

 (Prensa Latina) 


Hundreds of Cubans called on Thursday, for a

 cease-fire of the Israeli aggression against 

Gaza, in a mobilization led by President 

Miguel Diaz-Canel.


The march in solidarity with Palestine, called by the 

Union of Young Communists (UJC) of Cuba, was 

attended by Prime Minister Manuel Marrero 

and other authorities of political and 

youth organizations in the country.


Palestinian medical students, youngsters, children and
workers from Havana, representing the Cuban people

 ....took part in the mobilization, which started in 

Havana’s Malecon, from the vicinity of 

Presidents Avenue to the Piragua, 

near the emblematic 

National Hotel.


During the political-cultural act at La Piragua site, a

 Palestinian student and the Second Secretary of 

the UJC in the capital.... Meyvis Estevez ---- 

denounced that most of the civilians 

killed in the Gaza Strip, were 

children and women.



Report: US Military Tech Firm 

Backing War in Gaza Awarded

Britain's NHS Data Contract

November 21st, 3:20pm (FNA)


A US company specialising in AI-powered military and

 surveillance technology that is supporting Israel’s 

war in Gaza is set to be handed a contract by 

England's National Health Service

 to handle patient data.


The £480mln ($600mln) contract, which has reportedly 

been awarded to Colorado-based Palantir by NHS 

England, is likely to dismay many NHS workers 

who have called for a ceasefire in Gaza, and 

protested against Israeli attacks targeting 

hospitals and civilians, The Middle East 

Eye reported.


A spokesperson for Health Workers for a Free Palestine, a 

network of NHS staff, told Middle East Eye, “Many would

 be rightly concerned that a third-party company is 

managing their medical data, let alone Palantir, 

whose interests are at odds with the British 

public, Palestinian people and our 

collective humanity”.


At least 13,300 people, including 5,600 children, have been

 killed in Gaza since Israel launched its assault following 

attacks by Hamas fighters in Southern Israel on 

October 7 in which at least 1,200 people 

were killed.


Palantir, which has an office in Tel Aviv, has 

been outspoken in its support for Israel.


In a social media post on October 12, it said, “Certain 

kinds of evil can only be fought with force. Palantir 

stands with Israel.”


In a letter to shareholders issued on November 2, the

 company said, “We are one of a few companies in 

the world to stand up and announce our support 

for Israel, which remains steadfast.”


Announcing the company’s third-quarter profits on the 

same day, Alex Karp, Palantir’s chief executive and 

a co-founder of the company, said --- “I am proud 

that we are supporting Israel ---- in every way 

we can.”


Speaking to Fox Business earlier this month, Joe Lonsdale, 

another of Palantir’s co-founders, said Israel was “doing

 what it has to do and eliminating the bad guys” and 

“we are trying to keep the good guys armed 

and ahead”.


Lonsdale said, “When we were building Palantir we actually 

learnt a lot from the Israelis. They’re quite good at what 

they do and one of my proudest moments was when 

Israel started working with Palantir. So Palantir 

helps Israel do a lot of things too.”


Middle East Eye asked Palantir what technology or support

 it was providing to Israel’s armed forces --- but had not 

received a response at the time of publication.


The company describes its military technologies as offering 

customers “mission-tested capabilities, forged in the field” 

to deliver “a tactical edge - by land, air, sea and space”.


Palantir was founded in 2004 with some funding provided by

 a CIA-backed venture capital firm and provides services to 

the US military and intelligence agencies, as well as to 

armed forces in the UK and other western countries.


Another co-founder, and Palantir’s current chair, is Peter 

Thiel, a technology billionaire who also co-founded 

PayPal and backed Donald Trump’s winning US 

presidential campaign in 2016.


Earlier this month, Palantir reported quarterly earnings of

 $558mln and said it expected its annual earnings for

 2023 to exceed $2.2bln.


In comments to investors, Karp said -- the company was 

"building products for a world that is violent, disjointed, 

irrational, a world in which you have to show strength.

A world in which you really have to pick sides". 


The NHS previously used Palantir software to manage data 

during the COVID-19 pandemic, but its involvement in

the UK healthcare system has been opposed by

 privacy campaigners.


They have called on the UK government to end 

Palantir’s involvement in the NHS, citing the 

company’s involvement in developing 

mass surveillance for the National 

Security Agency in the US and

 GCHQ in the UK.


In 2017, Haaretz reported that Palantir was one of two

technology companies -- providing predictive systems

used for intelligence at Israeli security organisations

that the newspaper linked to the arrests of scores

of Palestinians - based on profiling of their social 

media activity.


Continuing Israeli attacks on hospitals and medical 

facilities in Gaza have been widely condemned.


On Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head 

of the World Health Organisation, said he was 

appalled by an assault by Israeli forces on 

the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia in 

which at least 12 people, including 

patients, had been killed.


"Health workers and civilians should never have to be 

exposed to such horror, and especially while inside

 a hospital," Ghebreyesus said.


Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that an MSF 

clinic in Gaza City had also come under fire.


On Saturday, up to 7,000 people inside Gaza City’s Al-Shifa 

Hospital, including premature babies, critically ill patients, 

displaced families and medical staff, were given just 

one hour to leave by Israeli troops.


Last month, thousands of NHS doctors signed an open 

letter calling on the UK government to condemn 

Israel’s attack on Gaza.


Earlier this month, hundreds of health workers protested 

outside the Department of Health and Social Care

 (DHSC) to condemn the UK government’s 

support for Israel.


A spokesperson for Health Workers for a Free Palestine 

said, “Palantir has come out in full support for Israel's 

bombardment of Gaza, received funding from the 

CIA, helped the NSA with their worldwide 

surveillance programme, and worked 

on artificial intelligence for US 

military drones."


"Businesses that trade in death should have no place 

in our healthcare system," the spokesperson added.


Palantir did not respond to requests for comment.


The DHSC did not answer MEE’s questions about health 

workers' concerns regarding Palantir’s support for 

Israel. Instead, a spokesperson sent a statement 

addressing data privacy concerns.


“Patients’ data has and always will remain under the full 

control and protection of the NHS, and it will not be 

accessed by the company that makes the 

software,” the statement said.


NHS England did not respond to MEE’s requests for comment

 about Palantir’s support for Israel. It said, “NHS England is 

conducting a fair and transparent procurement process 

for a supplier of the federated data platform, in line 

with public contracts regulations, and this 

process has not yet concluded.”


Image: Mexicans Ask to End Genocide in Front of the Israeli Embassy


Mexicans Ask to End Genocide

 in Front of the Israeli Embassy

November 16th, (teleSUR)


On Thursday, the Friendship and Common Platform for

 Palestine Support organizations gathered in front of 

the Israeli Embassy in Mexico City to denounce the 

murder of thousands of children at the hands of 

the Israeli occupation army.


The citizens lay on the floor pretending to be dead and 

placed a tarp on top of them with the names of 

Palestinian children murdered by the Zionist 

state between October the 7th and 25th.


"The only thing we want and dream of --- is for 

the genocide to end," said Lince, one of the 

women present at the unprecedented 



A representative of the friendship organization, Manuel 

Mavroleon, denounced that Mexican citizens "do not 

receive the true information about the conflict", 

which is why they promote this type of 

actions, and warned that it will be a 

contest ----- "where the majority of 

victims are going to be children."


"It's very sad because there are a lot of kids who are my 

age. Friends like me who have a life like me," said Fin, a 

young American woman who lamented the situation 

between Israel and Palestine.


Lince and Mavroleon harshly criticized Mexican President 

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) for the decision

 not to break relations with Israel.


"We understand that the president is in a difficult situation. 

The United States demands that Mexico not take action 

on the matter or, rather, to take action in favour of 

Israel," the Friendship activist stated, adding that

 he is very disappointed that a president "who 

calls himself leftist" - does not take a clear 

position on a matter of international 

and human solidarity.


Lince opted for the breaking of commercial and diplomatic 

relations between Mexico and Israel ------- even if it is not
"forever but only as a provisional measure to pressure 

for the Israeli occupation to end and for us to have 

peace again."


Both social organizations will organize other protest actions

 this month. One of these will take place on Sunday, where

 Mexicans will march from the Israeli Embassy in Mexico 

to the Angel of Independence roundabout on 

Reforma Avenue.


Image: Ukraine women demand demobilization


"Serfdom, not military service": 

Ukrainian women demand 

rotation for their husbands 

& their return to the family

November 16th, 2023 

(source: Interia 

retold by InoTV)


At the same time, women's protests were held in a number 

of major cities of Ukraine, demanding changes in the rules

 of military service and the introduction of the rotation of

 personnel. They pointed out -- that their husbands are 

depressed, tired and mentally exhausted - because 

they have been fighting at the front since the very 

beginning of the conflict, Interia reports.


Women's protests demanding demobilization took place on 

November 12 in major Ukrainian cities. Demonstrations 

were held in Odessa, Kiev, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Poltava 

and Ternopil, among others. Women and children who

 took part in street actions demanded detailed 

conditions of service. 


"We demand temporary service", "It's time for others" 

and "We forgot what the pope looks like" were just 

some of the slogans that could be seen on the

 protesters' banners.


Moreover, Ukrainian women accuse the army command of 

not giving permission for soldiers to go on leave, which 

is why some children have not seen their fathers for 

almost two years. Wives and girls - called for the 

introduction of solutions on the basis of which 

military personnel could return home after

1.5 years of service, as well as to 

demobilize the soldiers who had 

previously fought at the front. 


Women speaking on behalf of their partners also noticed 

that many of them are depressed, tired and mentally 

exhausted. In this regard, they deserve rest and 

need professional psychological help. 

Meanwhile, according to protesting 

Ukrainian women, for many men, 

the army has become "serfdom".


"Our men are neither younger nor healthier than others... 

Return them home, replace them with others," said 

Elena, a protester from Dnipro. According to her, 

there are still Ukrainians who are able to go to 

the front. "You just need to walk down the 

street, visit sports and night clubs," 

she added. 


In turn, the wife of a military man from Zaporozhye noted 

that it is necessary to ensure that the same people do

 not serve all the time during the conflict.


Interia says that female protesters also tripled the protest

 in Kryvyi Rih -- Vladimir Zelensky's hometown. During the 

demonstration, the slogan "Army, not slaves" was heard. 


The demonstrators tried to convey how impossible it is to 

spend more than 600 days without rest. Meanwhile, many

military personnel.... found themselves in just such a

situation. A general mobilization --- was announced

in Ukraine on February 24, 2022 ------ the day the 

conflict began. Martial law was also imposed in 

the country, and on November 8 of this year, 

the authorities extended the general 

mobilization until February 

14, 2024.




South Koreans protest against 

enhancing military ties with 

US, Japan

November 13, 4:04pm



Protesters in Seoul demonstrated near the South Korean

 Defense Ministry against the government’s push for 

closer security ties with the US and Japan.


US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with his South 

Korean counterpart Shin Won-sik, to discuss regional 

security issues. The defense chiefs of the US, South

 Korea and Japan agreed on Sunday to activate a 

real-time data-sharing operation on North 

Korean missile launches next month.


(Source: AFP)


Image: Major pro-Palestinian march held in London amid tight police presence

Major pro-Palestinian march 

held in London amid tight 

police presence

November 11th, 4:02pm



A major pro-Palestinian protest has been held on

 Armistice Day in London, despite opposition by

 the UK government, and amid a tight police 

presence, as the Israeli regime continues

 its genocide of the Palestinian people

 in the besieged Gaza Strip.


Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the British

 capital city on Saturday to show their solidarity with 

the Palestinian people, calling for a humanitarian

 ceasefire... as the Israeli occupation forces 

continue to bomb and shell defenseless 

Palestinians in the coastal enclave.


Metropolitan Police Service announced on Friday, that the

 police presence would be “far greater and more complex 

than we’ve delivered before” amid concerns that certain 

groups may cause disruption and that some far-right 

elements may seek to ruin the march.


It added that throughout Saturday and Sunday, almost

2,000 officers from the Met, and other UK forces, will 

be on duty across central London as part of a major 

policing operation and officers: would draw on “an 

extensive set of powers to prevent any disruption 

whatsoever,” with tighter controls put on the 

movements of protesters.


The speakers at the event include Jeremy Corbyn, the 

former Labour leader; actors Juliet Stevenson and 

Maxine Peake; Husam Zomlot, the head of the 

Palestinian Mission to the UK; and others, 

who will deliver their speeches from a

 special stage.


The Guardian on Friday cited one of the organizers of the 

march from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) as 

saying -- that he expected people to be traveling from

all over the UK -- to march from Park Lane towards 

the US Embassy in southwest London.


Ben Jamal, the director of the PSC, said, “We think it is 

going to be huge. More than 500,000 people are 

expected to converge on London, making it 

one of the largest political marches

in British history,” a statement 

released by the PSC said.


The PSC said it “reasserts its concerns at the disgraceful 

remarks by [British} Home Secretary Suella Braverman,” 

as “she has sought to delegitimize the call for a cease-

fire, which is supported by the vast majority of the 

British public, smear those marching for peace 

and stirring up public unrest.”


Jamal said, “Contrary to the disgraceful rhetoric of Suella 

Braverman and other political leaders, hundreds of

 thousands of people from all walks of life, will 

come to London to march for peace, for a 

cease-fire, and for the rights of the 

Palestinian people.... to 

be respected."


The Apartheid Israeli regime forces --- have cut off water, 

food, medicine, and electricity to Gaza, while pounding

 the blockaded Palestinians from the air, ground, and 

sea, relentlessly targeting homes, hospitals, and 

places of worship ---- in the past 36 days.


According to Palestinian health officials, at least 11,078 

Gazans have been killed, including 4,506 children, and 

3,027 women in the Israeli attacks, launched after an

 operation by Hamas, in retaliation to the Apartheid

 Zionist Israeli regime forces' atrocities. 


Hungarian Workers' Party held 

a rally against involvement
the conflict in Ukraine

November 6th, 8:52pm



Budapest hosted a rally of the Hungarian Workers' Party 

for a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine
against the involvement of Hungary in it.

This is reported by RIA Novosti.


Activists of the party brought posters 

"We want peace" and "Get out of 

NATO" to the rally.


Party chairman, Gyula Thurmer, said that the 

conflict is a war of the West against Russia.


Earlier, it was reported that a protest rally was held 

in Berlin against the supply of weapons to Ukraine, 

for the resignation of the government and the 

holding of early elections in Germany.


Image: In the US, activists blocked the Boeing plant --- with a demand to stop the war in Gaza


In the US, activists blocked 

the Boeing plant --- with a 

demand to stop the war 

in Gaza

November 6th, 5:49pm



Activists blocked the Boeing plant in the US

state of Missouri --- with a demand to stop 

supplying Israel and stop the fighting in
the Gaza Strip.


 On November 6, the protesters themselves announced 

this on the page of the anti-war movement in the 

social network X (formerly Twitter).


About 75 people participate in the campaign. They

 have blocked the approaches to the plant and are

 demanding that US President Joe and Congress 

influence the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.


The Palestinians seek to restore the borders between

 the two countries along the lines that existed before 

the 1967 Six-Day War. Palestine wants to establish 

its own State in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 

and make East Jerusalem its capital.

[Rhondda Records adds: 
Israel refuses
this --- and continues to
''cleanse'' or
kill the Palestinians.]


Image: Mexicans Reject the Genocide Perpetrated by Israel in Gaza


Mexicans Reject the Genocide

 Perpetrated by Israel in Gaza

November 6th (teleSUR)


On Sunday, thousands of Mexicans marched through the 

streets of Mexico City in rejection of the genocide that

 the Israeli occupation forces are perpetrating against

 the Palestinians.


Convened by over 100 social organizations, the protesters 

chanted phrases and carried signs ------ to denounce the 

terrorism of the Israeli State, which has murdered over 

9,500 Palestinians and left tens of thousands of 

people injured in the Strip.


As they advanced along the Reforma avenue toward the 

headquarters of the Mexican government, people

shouted phrases such as “Netanyahu, fascist, 

you are the terrorist!,” “Break relations with 

Israel!,” “Where are the sanctions against

 Israel?” and ”This is not a war, it is 

a genocide.”


This was the third national march organized by social

 organizations in solidarity with Palestine, which 

demand an immediate ceasefire, an end to the 

Zionist occupation of Palestinian territories, 

international sanctions on Israel, respect 

for human rights and a forceful stance 

regarding genocide --- by President 

Andres Manuel Lopez 

Obrador (AMLO).


A text reads, "Mexico with Palestine. In Mexico City, 

thousands of people concluded the demonstration 

in the Zocalo square demanding that President 

Lopez Obrador break diplomatic relations 

with Israel and calling for a ceasefire 

in Palestine."


Outside the National Palace, thousands of Mexicans paid 

tribute to the Palestinians murdered in Gaza through a 

traditional Day of the Dead offering. While this was 

happening --- people read statements and poems

 to demand that Mexico adopt a forceful stance.


For a whole minute, protesters threw themselves on the 

ground to simulate the thousands of Palestinians killed 

during the Israeli bombings. Then people painted 

a gigantic Palestinian flag in front of the

 National Palace.


So far, Mexico has condemned the indiscriminate attacks 

on the civilian population in Gaza ------ but has not cut 

diplomatic relations or taken a position against

 the Israeli state.


In Latin America, however --- other countries have made 

more forceful decisions. While Bolivia broke relations 

with Israel ------ Colombia and Chile summoned

 their ambassadors.

Image: Tens of thousands turn out for pro-Palestinian march in Washington

Tens of thousands turn out 

for pro-Palestinian march 

in Washington

November 4th, 8:37pm



Thousands of protesters gathered in downtown

Washington on Saturday, November 4, for a 

pro-Palestinian rally --- the largest protest 

in the US... since the beginning of the 

Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.


Participants of the march gathered on Freedom Square at

 14: 00 (21:00 Moscow Time), and after that the organizers 

planned to go past the White House. It is noted that this

 event, as well as similar actions in other cities around

 the world, held on Saturday, call for a cease-fire in 

the conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip 

and the cessation of aid to Tel Aviv from

 the West.


"The time has come --- to stand up for the besieged people 

of Palestine! Gaza is being bombed every hour. Israel is 

depriving its residents of food, water and electricity. 

Tens of thousands more are likely to die. We must 

ACT!" read the website of the protest organizers.


Earlier, on November 3, a massive two-day march began 

in Istanbul -- in support of Palestine and against the US 

military bases. According to the report, the campaign

 of the Turkish humanitarian foundation --- "Human 

Rights and Freedoms" (IHH) -- called "Freedom 

Convoy for Palestine" will last until Sunday 

and end at the Incirlik air base -- in the 

province of Adana, in the south of

 the country.


In recent weeks, actions in support of the Gaza Strip in

 connection with the aggravation of the Palestinian-

Israeli conflict have been taking place all over the

 world. Earlier, on October 31, protesters broke 

into the US Congress building demanding a 

cease-fire in the Gaza Strip during a 

speech by Secretary of State 

Anthony Blinken. In this 

regard, the hearings

 were suspended 

several times.


The Palestinians seek to restore the borders between the

two countries, along the lines that existed before the 

1967 Six-Day War. Palestine wants to establish its

own State in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and

make East Jerusalem its capital. Israel 

.......refuses to comply.

Image: Pro-Palestine rallies held in Rome

Pro-Palestine rallies
held in Rome

November 4th, 5:38pm



In the Italian capital Rome, rallies were held in

 support of Palestine, the newspaper la 

Repubblica reports.


According to the publication, about 1 thousand 

people took part in the action.


Earlier ------ thousands of people demonstrated

 in Madrid in support of the Palestinian people.


Image: A rally supporting Palestine is held in Brussels


A rally supporting Palestine

 is held in Brussels

November 1st, 5:27pm



Hundreds of demonstrators held a rally outside

 the US Embassy in Brussels, demanding an 

end to the fighting in the Gaza Strip.


This is reported by RIA Novosti.


Demonstrators with Palestinian flags chanted: 

"We demand an immediate ceasefire", 

"Freedom for Palestine".


Earlier, thousands of people demonstrated in

 Madrid in support of the Palestinian people.


Image: RT correspondent -- showed footage of a pro-Palestinian rally in Istanbul

RT correspondent -- showed 

footage of a pro-Palestinian 

rally ------ in Istanbul

October 28th, 2:33pm



RT correspondent Allam Sbeihat showed footage of

 a rally in support of Palestine, which is taking 

place in Istanbul.


The rally takes place in different parts of the city.


Up to half a million people are taking part in it.


At the rally, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 

called the situation in the Gaza Strip - a massacre -

and blamed the West for the bloodshed.


"(Responsibity for - RT) the massacre in Gaza lies 

entirely in the West, the conflict in the region, is

their brainchild," TASS quoted him as saying.


Erdogan also said ------ that Turkey

 will declare Israel a war criminal.


He called on Israel to immediately stop

 attacks on Gaza and "get out of the 

state of insanity."


Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

 called on citizens to rally ------ in support 

of Palestine.

Image: London protest ------ Thousands call for end to Israel atrocities in Gaza

London protest
------ Thousands call

for end to Israel atrocities in Gaza

October 28th, 1:19pm



Thousands of people have once again taken to the 

streets in the British capital London - to call for
an immediate end - to Israel’s atrocities in
Gaza Strip.


Large crowds started to gather in central London 

on Saturday afternoon, while more rallies are 

expected in other cities across the UK,

including Manchester and Glasgow.


People in London were holding signs reading "Free

 Palestine, end Israeli occupation.” They were also 

chanting, "Stop arming Israel. Stop bombing Gaza.”


"We are all Palestinian" and "From the river to the 

sea, Palestine will be free," others were chanting.


UK Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, had previously

called on police chiefs -- to consider interpreting the 

"river to the sea" chant ------- as an "expression of a 

violent desire to see Israel erased from the world".


In a letter to chief constables in England and Wales, 

she had also warned that waving a Palestinian flag 

or singing a chant advocating freedom for Arabs 

in the region...... may be a “criminal offense”.


Thousands of Metropolitan Police officers are on 

duty to monitor events ---- as they expect more 

demonstrators to join the rally during the day.


According to the Metropolitan Police, large crowds 

are expected to gather around the Embankment,

 Whitehall, Strand, Westminster, and 

Waterloo Bridges.


Last weekend, an ''estimated'' 100,000 people 

marched through the capital --- demanding 

an end to Israel's bombing campaign in

 the populated Palestinian territory.


Similar numbers of officers were involved in policing 

demonstrations last weekend and 10 people were 

arrested on the day.


Demonstrations have been taking place around 

the world to call for fighting to stop and for aid

 to be allowed into Gaza.


The Israeli regime launched the war on Gaza on 

October 7 ---- and blocked water, food, and 

electricity to one of the most densely

 populated places in the world.


The airstrikes have so far killed more than 7700 people

 in the strip, the Gaza health ministry said Saturday. 


Virtually 19,743 people have also been wounded 

since the bombing began ------ three weeks ago.

Image: New York: Arrests Made as Hundreds of Mostly Jewish Protesters ----- Call for Gaza Ceasefire

New York: Arrests Made 

as Hundreds of Mostly 

Jewish Protesters ----- 

Call for Gaza Ceasefire

October 28th, 11:26am

(FNA news agency)


Hundreds of people were arrested on Friday when police 

broke up a large demonstration of mostly Jewish New

 Yorkers who had taken over the main hall of Grand 

Central station in protest of Israeli war on Gaza, 

police and organizers said.


Wearing black T-shirts saying “Jews say cease-fire now” 

& “Not in our name,” at least 200 of the demonstrators

 were detained by New York Police Department 

officers and led out of the train station, their

 hands zip-tied behind their backs.


The massive sit-in was called by the group Jewish Voice

 for Peace - New York City, an anti-Zionist group, which

 said thousands of its members had attended what it

 described as an “emergency sit-in” -- blocking the 

main concourse of the city’s central rail station.


JVP put the number of arrests at more than 300.


Photos and videos showing police in the station 

alongside dozens of protesters... whose arms 

had been tied behind their backs.


The NYPD said the protesters were taken briefly into

 custody, issued summonses and released, and that

 a more exact number of detentions would be 

available on Saturday morning.


Source: Agencies


SOS --- SOS --- SOS --- SOS --- SOS ---SOS

In New York, thousands of people 

took part in a rally in support 

of Palestine

October 21st, 11:14pm



Several thousand people took to the streets of New York 

on October 21 to express support for Palestine and call

 for a cease-fire in the Middle East.

This is reported by TASS.


It is noted that the demonstration took place in the Bay

 Ridge area of New York's Brooklyn. There, according 

to the agency, one of the Islamic communities of 

the metropolis lives.


Earlier, a rally in support of Palestine 

was held in Madrid.


Image: In London, ''about 100 thousand'' people took part in a rally in support of Palestine

In London, ''about 100 thousand'' 

people took part in a rally in 

support of Palestine

October 21st, 4:21pm


In London, about 100 thousand people took part in 

a pro-Palestinian rally, the London police informs.


The police wrote about this.. on the 

social network X (formerly Twitter).


"According to our estimates, the number of 

demonstrators reaches 100,000 people,"

 the report says.


[Rhondda Records adds: London police estimates

of marches, according to most neutral observers
--- are 
usually about half the true figure.]

Image: Thousands of protesters gather ------ outside Israel's Consulate General in Istanbul

Thousands of protesters gather ------

outside Israel's Consulate General 

in Istanbul

October 18th, 8:40pm



A crowd of people gathered near the Israeli Consulate

 General in Istanbul, demanding a cease-fire in the 

Gaza Strip. On Wednesday, October 18, journalist 

Mirbek Bekbolsun Ahmad, told Izvestia from 

the scene of the events.


According to him, a large number of medical workers take 

part in the rallies — the demonstrators have banners and

 flags in their hands.


"Thousands of protesters gathered near the Israeli 

Consulate General in Istanbul. Doctors, nurses 

and other health workers in Turkey are 

holding large-scale rallies ------
support of Palestine," 

the journalist said.

Image: Mass protests, in support of Palestine began at German Foreign Ministry building

Mass protests, in support of 

Palestine began at German 

Foreign Ministry building

October 18th, 7:55pm



Mass protests in support of Palestine have begun 

outside the German Foreign Ministry. This is

reported, on Wednesday, October 18, 

by Izvestia's correspondent,

 Vitaly Chashchukhin.


"The Palestinian protests are coming very close

------ to the state authorities in Germany," the

 journalist said.


The presented footage shows how people with posters 

are located under the windows of the German Foreign

Ministry. Then ''harsh detentions'' began, 

Chashchukhin said.


Several pro-Palestinian demonstrations were held in Berlin

 the day before. Residents of the city, gathered in the 

square in front of the Brandenburg Gate, lit candles, 

and laid out the flag of Palestine.


Also on the night of October 18, protests were held in a

number of other countries, including Jordan, Tunisia, 

Turkey, Syria, Iran and Lebanon. In Ankara, crowds 

of protesters blocked one of the routes, and in 

Istanbul, demonstrators marched to the 

Consulate General of Israel.

Image: ČTK: a rally in support of Palestine was held in the centre of Prague

ÄCTK: a rally in support of Palestine 

was held in the centre of Prague

October 18th, 7:25pm


According to law enforcement officials, up 

to a hundred people gathered for the rally.


"We consider it unacceptable and impossible for the 

Czech political representation to listen to Israeli 

statements that lead to collective revenge 

against the Palestinians in Gaza," said 

one of the participants of the rally.


It is noted that the protesters gathered 

in the city centre, and headed for the 

Czech government building.

Image: Haaretz: Police ''disperse'' the anti-war rally in Israel's Haifa

Haaretz: Police ''disperse'' the 

anti-war rally in Israel's Haifa

October 18th, 6:13pm



Israeli police ---- forcibly dispersed an anti-war 

rally in Haifa, and three people were detained.


"Israeli police forcibly dispersed an anti-war protest 

in Haifa, and three demonstrators were detained 

for illegal assembly," Haaretz reports.


According to the newspaper.. before the protests, 

the police notified that they would not allow any

gatherings - "expressing support for Hamas" 

- or related to foreign policy and national 

security issues.


Earlier in Washington, a rally was held near the White

House, in support of the cessation of hostilities in 

the Gaza Strip.


Also, more than 5 thousand Australians went to the

 demonstration in solidarity with the population 

of Palestine.


Image: A rally was held in Washington in support of the cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip

A rally was held in Washington

 in support of the cessation of

 hostilities in the Gaza Strip

October 16th, 7:53pm



In Washington, near the White House, a rally was held in 

support of the cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

This is reported by RIA Novosti.


According to the agency, dozens of activists demanded 

that US President Joe Biden... influence Israel to stop

 fighting in the Gaza Strip.


It is noted that the protesters came to the rally 

with placards "Stop the genocide in Gaza", 

"Free Palestine" and "Cease fire".


Earlier, more than 5 thousand Australians went 

to their demonstration --- in solidarity with the 

population of Palestine.


Christian Singer Honours Hezbollah 

at 2013 Concert.(English Subtitles)



UK to outlaw boycotts 

against Israel

May 11th, 9:38am (PressTV)


The British government has announced plans to ban

acts of boycott, effectively suppressing dissent 

on Israel.


The announcement was made during the Queen’s

 Tuesday speech, which Prince Charles delivered 

at the State Opening of Parliament on her behalf.


He said the government will introduce “legislation

 [that] will prevent public bodies engaging in 

boycotts that undermine community 



The bill is widely believed to be a heavy blow to

 supporters of Palestinian rights in Britain and 

an attempt to silence the Boycott, Divestment

 and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims 

to pressure the Israeli regime to put an end 

to its occupation of Palestine as well as its 

atrocities against Palestinians.


Pro-Palestinian groups in Britain denounced the

 proposed bill and said they would campaign

 against it.


The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and 

Friends of Al Aqsa (FOA) described the bill 

as an attack on free speech.


“In the case of Palestine, boycotts, divestment and 

sanctions (BDS) is a peaceful movement calling on 

Israel to comply with international law and end its

 illegal occupation of Palestine,” the FOA said in 

a statement.


“FOA remains committed to protecting the right of 

public bodies to make ethical choices through 

BDS,” it added.


Since 2005, the BDS movement has sought to 

sanction all Israeli-made products produced 

on illegally occupied Palestinian land.


The movement’s success in causing economic

damage to Israel, has prompted pro-Israel 

groups to brand the BDS... as an

 “existential threat.”



 If you want to mobilise against this
pro-Zionist move, you can start
by pressing the links below:

boycott disinvestment sanctions movement

Friends of Al-Aqsa

Palestine Campaign --- UK based organisation helping Palestinian cause

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- from TeleSUR english

If supporting peace and stopping yet another rape of
a resource-rich country isn't for you, because YOU
read the Guardian - remember Libya, Iraq, etc...

Same game - lies, economic sanctions, demonisation 
--- then the call for a coup - to save the poor people!

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Mainstream Media's Go-To Syria Monitor

Revealed to Be Funded by UK Gov't --
Nobody Bats an Eyelid

The mainstream media, which has been uncritically citing
 the pro-opposition SOHR for years, has failed to report it
has come to be known - the outfit has taken money from
 the Foreign Office
(Sources - Media Lens/Russia Insider)
Wednesday June 6th, 2018

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, journalist Peter Hitchens
commented last month on the Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights (SOHR):

'Talking of war, and Syria, many of you may have noticed
 frequent references in the media to a body called the
"Syrian Observatory for Human Rights", often quoted
as if it's an impartial source of information about that
 complicated conflict, in which the British government
clearly takes sides. The "Observatory" says on its
website that it is "not associated or linked to any
political body."

'To which I reply: Is Boris Johnson's Foreign Office not a
 political body? Because the FO just confirmed to me
that "the UK funded a project worth £194,769.60 to
provide the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
with communications equipment and cameras."
 That's quite a lot, isn't it? I love the precision
of that 60p. Your taxes, impartially, at work.'

This figure was confirmed in communication with the
Foreign Office by independent political journalist Ian
Sinclair. (Email to Media Lens, May 17, 2018)

In 2011, Reuters reported that Rami Abdulrahman is 'the
fast-talking director of arguably Syria's most high-profile
human rights group', SOHR:

'When he isn't fielding calls from international media,
Abdulrahman is a few minutes down the road at his
clothes shop, which he runs with his wife.'

Given the tinpot nature of the organisation,
SOHR's influence is astonishing:

'Cited by virtually every major news outlet since an uprising
against the iron rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
began in March, the observatory has been a key source
of news on the events in Syria.'

Described by Reuters as an 'opposition group',
SOHR is openly pro-regime change:

'After three short spells in prison in Syria for pro-democracy
activism, Abdulrahman came to Britain in 2000 fearing a
longer, fourth jail term.

'"I came to Britain the day Hafez al-Assad died,
and I'll return when Bashar al-Assad goes".'

In December 2011, Stratfor, an influential research institute
formed of former US security officials, cautioned:

'Most of the [Syrian] opposition's more serious claims have
turned out to be grossly exaggerated or simply untrue ...
revealing more about the opposition's weaknesses
 than the level of instability inside the Syrian regime.'

Reports from SOHR and other opposition groups, 'like those
 from the regime, should be viewed with skepticism', Stratfor
argued: 'the opposition understands that it needs external
support, specifically financial support, if it is to be a more
 robust movement than it is now. To that end, it has every
reason to present the facts on the ground in a way that
makes the case for foreign backing.'

The Los Angeles Times described SOHR as 'a pro-opposition
watchdog'. And yet, as Reuters reported, Abdulrahman...
claims neutrality:

'"I'm between two fires. But it shows I'm being neutral if
both sides complain," he said, insisting he accepts no
funding and runs the observatory on a voluntary basis.'

Two years later, the New York Times
a modified funding model:

'Money from two dress shops covers his minimal needs for
 reporting on the conflict, along with small subsidies from
the European Union and one European country, that he
declines to identify.'

Thanks to Hitchens, we now know the country in question
 is Britain --- and the funding in 2012 was £194,769.60.

In 2013, we compared the reflexive respect afforded SOHR
 with the earlier casual rejection of reports on the death
 toll in Iraq published in 2004 and 2006 by the Lancet,
the world's leading medical journal:

'Figures supplied by SOHR, an organisation openly biased
in favour of the Syrian "rebels" and Western intervention,
 is presented as sober fact by... the world's leading news
agencies. No concerns here about methodology, sample
 sizes, "main street bias" and other alleged concerns
thrown at the Lancet studies by critics.'

In 2004, one of the Lancet co-authors, Gilbert Burnham of
 the prestigious Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health in Baltimore, told us:

'Our data have been back and forth between many reviewers
 at the Lancet and here in the school (chair of Biostatistics
 Dept), so we have the scientific strength to say what we
 have said with great certainty. I doubt any Lancet paper
has gotten as much close inspection in recent years as
this one has!' (Dr. Gilbert Burnham, email to Media
October 30, 2004)

Despite this, the Lancet reports were subjected to ceaseless
attacks from the US and UK governments, and dismissal by
corporate journalists. David Aaronovitch wrote in The Times:

'And Harold Pinter invents a statistic. "At least 100,000 Iraqis
were killed by American bombs and missiles before the Iraqi
insurgency began." This is probably some mangling of a
controversial estimate of Iraqi civilian fatalities
published in The Lancet in 2004 and based, it
was claimed, on standard epidemiological
methods.' (Aaronovitch, 'The great war
of words,' The Times, March 18, 2006)

An op-ed in the Washington Times commented in December 2004:

'Or how about the constantly cited figure of 100,000 Iraqis killed
by Americans since the war began, a statistic that is thrown
about with total and irresponsible abandon by opponents
of the war.' (Helle Dale, 'Biased coverage in Iraq,'
Washington Times, December 1, 2004)

As we described at the time, the 'mainstream' hosted all
 manner of confused and baseless criticisms of this kind.

By contrast, a recent BBC article noted of the Syrian war:

'Over seven years of war, more than 400,000 people have
 been killed or reported missing, according to the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights.'

No-one, it seems, would dream of challenging such a high
 figure supplied by a clothes shop owner supporting
regime change in Syria from Coventry. Nobody
 challenges the SOHR's methodology, or
of statistics being thrown
about with
irresponsible abandon.

Why? Because
the 2004 and 2006 Lancet reports

seriously undermined the US-UK case for
conquering Iraq, whereas
a high Syria
death toll is used to
damn the Assad
government and
to make the case
for Western

In a 2015 interview with RT, Abdulrahman was asked
 how he could trust the hundreds of 'activists'
supplying information from Syria. Claiming
that 'I know all of the activists working for
the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights',
 Abdulrahman said that he had last visited
 Syria in 2000. He added: 'But I know some
 of the Observatory activists through
common friends.'

Innumerable 'mainstream' reports of atrocities blamed on
Syrian government and Russian forces have used SOHR
as a key source. One of the highest profile claims
concerned an alleged massacre of 108 people,
including 49 children, in Houla, Syria on May
 27, 2012. The claim dominated the
 Independent on Sunday's front
cover, which read:


The text beneath read:

'There is, of course, supposed to be a ceasefire, which the
brutal Assad regime simply ignores. And the international
 community? It just averts its gaze. Will you do the same?
Or will the sickening fate of these innocent children
you very, very angry?'

As so often, SOHR loomed large in these accusations.

 The BBC reported:

'The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said
more than 90 people had died in the 24 hours since
 midday on Friday.'

The Guardian described how SOHR was
Western 'silence':

'The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
 issued an unusually harsh statement in the wake of
 the deaths --- accusing Arab nations and the
international community of being "partners"
 in the killing --- "because of their silence
about the massacres that the Syrian
regime has committed".'

But the picture was not quite so clear cut. Two weeks later,
the BBC reported the head of the UN Supervision Mission
in Syria, Major General Robert Mood, as saying of Houla:

 'the circumstances that led to these tragic killings are
still unclear'. Mood commented significantly:

'Whatever I learned on the ground in Syria...
 is that I should not jump to conclusions.'

On June 27, a UN Commission of Inquiry said that in
apportioning blame, it 'could not rule out any of
these possibilities': a local militia, possibly
operating together with, or with the
acquiescence of, government security
forces; anti-government forces seeking
to escalate the conflict; or foreign groups
with unknown affiliation. In August of the
same year, UN investigators released a
further report, which stated that they
had 'a reasonable basis to believe
 that the perpetrators... were
aligned to the Government'.
 (Our emphasis)

SOHR is omnipresent in the great Syrian atrocity claims
that have gripped our media for years. On April 14th,
Donald Trump bombed Syria, in response to an
alleged Syrian government chemical weapons
attack on Douma one week earlier. Reuters

'Heavy air strikes on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma
killed 27 people including five children, the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights said.'

On April 7, 2017, Trump launched a missile assault on Syria
 just 72 hours after an alleged chemical weapons attack on
 Khan Sheikhoun. Reuters reported:

'The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said
 the attack killed at least 58 people and was believed to
have been carried out by Syrian government jets. It
caused many people to choke and some to foam
 at the mouth.

'Director Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters, the assessment
that Syrian government warplanes were to blame, was
based on several factors such as the type of aircraft,
including Sukhoi 22 jets, that carried out the raid.'

In August 2013, Barack Obama came close to launching a
massive attack on Syria in response to an alleged Syrian
government chemical weapons attack on Ghouta. The
BBC reported:

'The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-
based group that gets its information from a network of
activists across Syria, later said it had confirmed at
least 502 deaths.'

The Los Angeles Times reported:

'The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, generally
 regarded as one of the most reliable sources of
information on casualty figures in Syria, says
has confirmed 502 deaths, including
children and 137 women.'

Last February, the BBC reported:

'The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based
monitoring group, said at least 250 people had been
 killed in [Syrian government and Russian] air strikes
 and artillery fire, since then.

'It said it was the highest 48-hour death toll since
a 2013 chemical attack on the besieged enclave.'

The power of these claims lies in the fact that Western
 journalists have been unable to report from 'rebel'-held
areas in Syria. Veteran Middle East correspondent
Patrick Cockburn, made the point:

'All wars always produce phony atrocity stories – along
 with real atrocities. But in the Syrian case, fabricated
 news and one-sided reporting have taken over the
news agenda to a degree probably not seen since
World War One... The real reason that reporting
 of the Syrian conflict has been so inadequate
that Western news organisations have
entirely outsourced their
coverage, to the
rebel side.'

'Rebel' claims relayed by SOHR and others have been
uncontested, because they originated from 'areas
controlled by people so dangerous, no foreign
journalist dare set foot among them'.

Many atrocity claims relayed by SOHR and others have
been sourced from the White Helmets group in Syria.

Former Guardian journalist Jonathan Cook comments:

'In the western corporate media narrative, the White
Helmets are a group of dedicated and selfless rescue
 workers. They are supposedly the humanitarians on
whose behalf a western intervention in Syria would
have been justified – before, that is, Syrian leader
 Bashar Assad queered their pitch - by inviting
 in Russia.

'However, there are problems with the White Helmets.
They operate only in rebel – read: mainly al-Qaeda
and ISIS-held – areas of Syria, and plenty of
evidence shows that they are funded by
the UK & US to advance both countries'
 far-from-humanitarian policy
in Syria.'

In 2016, political analyst Max Blumenthal wrote:

'The White Helmets were founded in collaboration with
 USAID's Office of Transitional Initiatives — the wing
that has promoted regime change around the world
— and have been provided with $23 million in
funding from the department.'

Liberal corporate journalists and politicians have been
 impressed by the fact that SOHR and White Helmets
claims have been supported by ostensibly forensic
analysis supplied by the Bellingcat website, which
 publishes 'citizen journalist' investigations. As we
noted in a recent alert, Bellingcat is funded by the
 National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which
 is funded by the US government and is 'a
notorious vehicle for US soft power'.

We could link to thousands of corporate media articles
citing SOHR as a source. As in the above examples,
the vast majority of these claims are directed at
the same targets – the Syrian government and
 its Russian ally. To monitor the BBC website
in 2013, for example, was to witness what
 appeared to be a relentless propaganda
campaign promoting (yet one more)
Western 'humanitarian intervention'.

This would seem to be an extraordinary scandal, not
just for the BBC, not just for British corporate media
and democracy, but for media & democracy globally.

And yet, our media database search finds exactly one
national UK newspaper article containing the terms
'Peter Hitchens' and 'Syrian Observatory'. That, of
course, was the original May 13 piece in the Mail
on Sunday in which Hitchens reported the UK
government's £194,769.60 funding of SOHR.

His report has been ignored.


US support of violent neo-Nazis in Ukraine:
and how NGOs Pretend to be on "the Left"
Watch this video before you attend
of the events.

Every day of the week
Free Food available for the vulnerable and homeless.
See below for details. Pass this on to anyone who
 might find it helpful:

Here's a list of where free food is available for homeless and
 vulnerable within Cardiff. Please feel free to comment on any
 incorrect information, add details or point out any omissions.
 Thank you.

8.30 till 7.30pm - The Huggard Centre - Provides free soup
(home-made) and bread to anyone who calls in 7 days a week,
365 days of the year. Huggard offers free meals on many days
of the week (including weekends) which are cooked by
volunteers and served late afternoon. Huggard also provides
 home cooked meals and hot/cold drinks at greatly subsidised
 (a typical meal is £1.50) prices and ‘give-aways’ on a (first
come first served) regular basis through food stuffs nearing
their sell-by-date. If a homeless person has no income we
may be able to provide free food vouchers. A visit to our
centre and a chat to our kitchen staff will keep you in
 touch with what’s on offer.
The morning breakfast run - provided by The Wallich,
7.30am – Central Station, car park behind Burger King,
 8am – Top (where it meets Queens Street) of St. Johns
 Street, the Hayes, 8.30am – Museum steps.
8pm till 9pm - Paradise Run behind M & S.


10am till 12noon - Conway Road Methodist church in Canton.
6.30pm till 8pm - Salvation Army, Purple Bus
opposite Museum.
5.30pm till 7.30 pm - The Tavs Centre, Tavistock Road, Roath.
11pm till 12 Midnight - Private run by Hamish,
who drives around.

6.30pm till 8pm - Salvation Army,
Purple Bus opposite Museum.
9pm till 10pm - Private run by Coffee4Craig,
Museum steps.

6.30pm till 8pm - Salvation Army,
Purple Bus opposite Museum.
11pm - Private run by Margaret Ashford,
Cyncoed Methodist Church, who drives around.

11am - Calvary Baptist Church, Cowbridge Rd East.
6.30pm till 8.30pm - Salvation Army,
Purple Bus opposite Museum.
12 Midnight - Private run by Andy Webb,
who drives around.

11am - Brunch - The Tavs Centre, Tavistock Road, Roath.
12 Noon till 3.30pm - Food not Bombs,
Vegan food outside Central Market.
6.30 till 8.30pm - Salvation Army,
Purple Bus opposite Museum.

12 Noon - Rainbow of Hope, Broadway, off Newport Road.
12 Noon - St Peters Youth Hall, Bedford St, off City Road.
3pm - Amerpreet Singh Khalsa, Langer Seva society, the
 Queen Street end of Newport Road, outside Greggs and
Coffee#1. Any leftovers are then taken around those who
 sleep rough on the streets, but are reluctant to give up
their spots.
6.30pm - The City Temple, Cowbridge Rd East.

3pm till 4pm - The City Tabernacle on the Hayes.
5.30pm till 7pm - The Tavs Centre, Tavistock Road, Roath.
6.30pm till 8.30pm – Salvation Army,
Purple Bus opposite Museum.

11am - 1st, 3rd and 4th Saturday of every month,
The Saturday service, ‘Christian worship with a
hot meal’, Dewi Sant, St Andrews Crescent.

12 till 2.00pm, meal served at 12:30pm – 2nd and 4th
Saturday of every month, Quaker House, Charles Street

10.00am till 3.00pm, Mon to Friday - The Real Junk
 Food Project, Embassy Cafe, Cathays Youth &
Community Centre – Pay what you can afford.

Cuadrilla have no social licence to frack here
 or anywhere in Lancashire. We need to let
 them know this!

Thanks, you!
Anti-frackers RISING UP!

Doyle Vic posts:
Cheeky publicly funded profiteers cuadrilla are
bypassing environmental laws - make sure the
environment agency know that tax payers and
citizens will not allow such filthy shabbiness -

Stop Cuadrilla from breaking the rules on fracking

Faslane peace camp
always welcomes visitors...

you can come, any day.
We are located at Shandon near
Helensburgh the postcode
G84 8HL

Jump on the 316 bus to Coulport
 ...hope to see you soon.

It's Our NHS
There's a lot of anger about the chaos in the NHS.
A great letter in the Peterborough Telegraph
up with a very practical solution.
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The sooner you can send in an account and any photos/video
 of arrests to Green and Black Cross (GBC), the better. Key
information to include for a witness statement is:

- When, where, who
- What else was happening on site? E.g. was the road closed
 bypolice, were other people/actions blocking the road?
- Any photos or videos of arrests or immediately before/after

You can find a witness statement template and some
advice on drafting statements on the GBC website here:

Please send all materials to gbclegal@riseup.net.



gwlad !


Land Ownership in Britain is one of the most unequal
 in the world. 0.3% of the population owns 69% of
 the land. More than a third is still owned by the
aristocracy whose ancestors seized it during
the Norman Conquest. During the enclosures
 our ancestors were violently thrown off the land
 and much of our current common land is being
 privatised. This affects us all, making our lives
 unaffordable and limiting our choices. As a
contribution to the week of action for land
 rights called by the Land Justice Network
 we organised a peaceful stroll in the
countryside around Stroud,

Remember that access to the land in the UK has
been won by mass trespass in the past and this
 peaceful and symbolically powerful tool can
work for us again. #RisingUp

Learn more about the issue here:

Our demands for change centre around:

1 – Distributed Ownership and Control
2– Long Term Stewardship, Not
Short Term Profit
3 –Increases in Land Value
should be Given to Society
4 – Proactive Community-centred Planning
5 – Transparency

For more details:

1932 and 1992 – Kinder Scout Trespass UK

Workers in cities and towns were not allowed access to walk
 on land around their homes and areas of natural beauty nearby.
 The land was privately held and often used as hunting grounds
for the wealthy. In 1932 over 400 people from Manchester and
Sheffield participated in a mass trespass on Kinder Scout in
the Peak District. They notified the local press and as a result
were met & had scuffles with game keepers & then the police;
five men were subsequently jailed. The movement that was kick
 started by this action led to the creation of our National Parks
 after World War II. The 60th anniversary of this event in 1992
was celebrated with another mass trespass. This started a
new movement that lead to the 'Right To Roam' Countryside
 and Rights of Way Act of 2000. This act gave a new right
access to most areas of open country in England
and Wales.



The news most see is massaged by an elite which
feeds off death & destruction (the BBC's Deputy
Head, for example, is the ex head of BAE, the
UK's near monopoly arms exporting company).

We need a strong committed Peace Movement
in Wales, which is not afraid to challenge the
Guardian-reading middle-class "leaders" ---
who keep backing the elite's wars in the
name of a fake "humanitarianism".

Please contact us here (01443) 732705
and we can hold a meeting to found a
led Peace Movement, that
walks the walk.

In the meantime, paste this link into your browser
if you'd like to see the pictures the BBC and UK's
boss media did not want you to see -- it explodes
  the lies of an "evil Syrian regime" -- by showing
Aleppo people after Syria's army liberated them.



Syrian Army Tribute for 2016

Since 2011, the Syrian armed forces have
 been fighting terrorists. It's time for the world
 to recognize them all, as our brothers in arms
against terrorism. Time to stand with Syria
 and not against it.


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Image: Western "Leftwing" are Hypocrites

Unreliability, spinelessness
of the western 'left'

by: Andre Vltchek

It is tough to fight any real war. And it takes
guts, discipline & determination to win it.

For years and decades, the so-called 'left' in the West
has been moderately critical of North American (and
sometimes even of European) imperialism and neo-
colonialism. But whenever an individual or country
rose up and began openly challenging the Empire,
 most of the Western left-wing intellectuals simply
closed their eyes, and refused to offer their full,
unconditional support to those putting their
lives (and often even the existence of

their countries) on the line.

I will never forget all those derogatory punches
directed at Hugo Chavez, punches coming from
 members of the 'anti-Communist left', after he
 dared to insult George W. Bush at the United
Nations in 2006, calling him a "devil" and
choking, theatrically, from the sulfur that
was still 'hanging in the air' after the US
President's appearance at the General

I will not be dropping names here, but readers
would be surprised if they knew how many of
 those iconic leaders of the US left described
 Chavez and his speech as --- 'impolite',
productive', and even 'insulting'.

Western Imperialism killed tens of millions

Tens of millions of people have died because of
Western imperialism, after WWII. Under the horrid
leadership of George W Bush, Afghanistan and
have been reduced to ruins... But one has
remain 'polite', 'objective' and cool headed?

Well, that is not how real revolutions have been
 ignited. This is not how the successful anti-
colonialist wars are fought. When the real
battle begins, 'politeness' is actually mostly
 unacceptable, simply because the oppressed
 masses are endlessly pissed off, and they
want their feelings to be registered and
expressed by the leaders.

 Even the search for 'objectivity' is often out of
place, when still fragile revolutions have to face
 the entire monumental hostile propaganda of
the regime - of the Empire.

But the question is: do most of the Western leftists
 really support revolutions and anti-colonialist
struggles of the oppressed world?

I believe they don't. And this is clearly visible from
 reading most of the so-called alternative media
in both North America and Europe.

Whoever stands up, whoever leads his nation into
 battle against the Western global dictatorship, is
almost immediately defined as a demagogue. He
 or she is most likely christened 'undemocratic',
and not just by the mass and 'liberal' media, but
also on the pages of the so-called 'alternative'
 and 'progressive' Western press. Not all, but
some, and frankly: most of it!

Chavez actually received very little support from
 Western 'left-wing' intellectuals. And now when
 Venezuela is bleeding, the 'Bolivarian Republic'
can only count on a handful of revolutionary
Latin American nations, as well as on China,
Iran and Russia; definitely not on the robust,
organized and militant solidarity from
 Western countries.

Cuba received even less support than Venezuela.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, no attempt
was actually made by Western leftists to bail the
 heroic nation out. It was China, in the end, which
ran to its rescue and saved Cuban socialism.

 (When I wrote about it, I got hundreds of Western
leftists at my throat, and in the end it took Fidel
to confirm, in his 'Reflections', what I was saying,
 to get them off my back). Then, when the Obama
 administration began making dangerous advances
on Havana, almost everyone in the West began
screwing those cynical grimaces: 'you see; now
 everything will collapse! They will buy Cuba!'

They didn't. I travelled to the beloved green island,
and it was so clear from the first moment there,
that the 'revolution is not for sale'. But you will
 not read it often in the Western 'progressive'
It is of course not just Latin America that is 'disliked'
by the progressives in the West. Actually, Latin
America is still at least getting some nominal
 support there.

Western Left despises China and Russia

China and Russia, two powerful nations, which are
now standing openly against Western imperialism,
are despised by virtually all 'liberals' and by most
of the Western 'left'. In those circles, there is total
ignorance about the Chinese type of democracy,
about its ancient culture, and about it's complex
but extremely successful form of Communism
'socialism with Chinese characteristics').

Like parrots, the Western leftists repeat 'liberal'
 propaganda that 'China is being capitalist', or
that it is being ruled by 'state capitalism'. The
internationalism of Chinese foreign policy
constantly played down, even mocked.

The hostility of the Western 'left' towards
China has disgusted many Chinese leaders
 and intellectuals. I only realized the extent
of this revulsion, when I spoke last year at
the First World Cultural Forum in Beijing,

and mingled with the thinkers at the
Academy of Social Sciences,
the right
(intellectual) arm of the
and the Party.

China can count on its allies in Russia, Latin America,
 Africa and elsewhere, but definitely not in the West.

It is pointless to even mention Russia or South Africa.

Russia, 'the victim' during the horrid Yeltsin years
was 'embraced' by the Western left. Russia the
warrior, Russia the adversary to Western
 imperialism, is, once again, loathed.

It appears that the 'progressives' in the United
States and Europe really prefer 'victims'. They can,
 somehow, feel pity and even write a few lines about
 the 'suffering of defenseless women and children' in
the countries that the West is plundering and raping.
That does not extend to all countries that are being
 brutalized, but at least to some...

What they don't like at all, are strong men and women
 that have decided to fight: to defend their rights, to
 face the Empire.

And now...Syria and DPRK

The Syrian government is hated. The N. Korean
 government is despised. The President of the
 Philippines is judged by Western liberal
measures: as a vulgar freak who
is killing
thousands of 'innocent' drug
pushers and
consumers (definitely
not as a possibly
new Sukarno,
who is willing to send the

entire West to hell).

Whatever the Western 'left' thinks about North
Korea and its government (and in fact, I think,
it cannot really think very much, as it is fully
ignorant about it), the main reason why the
 DPRK is hated so much by the West regime,
is because it, together with Cuba, basically
liberated Africa. It fought for the freedom
of Angola and Namibia, it flew Egyptian
MIGs at Israel, it struggled in Rhodesia
 (Zimbabwe) -- as well as in many other
 countries, and it sent aid, teachers and
 doctors to that continent: devastated
 by the Western colonialist barbarity.

Much good it received in return! At best,
indifference, at worse, total spite!
Some say that the Western 'left' doesn't want to
take power, anymore. It lost all of its important
 battles. It became toothless, impotent, and
angry about the world and itself.

When in January 2016 I spoke at the Italian
Parliament (ending up insulting the West for its
global plunder, hypocrisy), I mingled a lot with
 the 5 Star Movement, which had actually invited
 me to Rome. I spent time with its radical left wing.
There are some great people there, but overall, it
 soon became clear that this, potentially, biggest
political movement in the country, is actually
horrified of coming to power! It does not
want to govern.

But then, why call those weak bizarre selfish Western
 entities - the 'left wing'? Why confuse terms, and by
 that, why discredit those true revolutionaries, those
true fighters, who are risking, sacrificing their lives,
right now, all over the world?
Wars are all extremely ugly. I have covered many of
them, and I know.. But some of them, those that are
 fought for the survival of humanity, or for survival
particular countries, are inevitable. One either

fights, or the whole Planet ends up colonized
and oppressed, in shackles.

If one decides to fight, then there has to be discipline
 and single-mindedness; total determination. Or the
 battle is lost from the very beginning!

When the freedom and survival of one's motherland
is at stake, things get very serious, 'dead-serious'.
Battle is not a discussion club. It is not some chat.

If we, as 'leftists', have already once decided that
imperialism and colonialism (or 'neo-colonialism')
 are the greatest evils destroying our humanity,
then we have to show discipline and join ranks,
and support those who are at the frontline.

Otherwise we will become an irrelevant
laughingstock, and history will and

should, judge us harshly!
Andre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker
 and investigative journalist. He covered wars and
conflicts in dozens of countries. His latest books
are: "Exposing Lies Of The Empire" and  "Fighting
 Against Western Imperialism".  Discussion with
Noam Chomsky: On Western Terrorism. Point of
No Return is his critically acclaimed political
novel. Oceania - a book on Western imperialism
in the South Pacific. His provocative book about
Indonesia: "Indonesia - The Archipelago of Fear".
Andre is making films for teleSUR and Press TV.
 After living for many years in Latin America and
Oceania, Vltchek presently resides and works in
East Asia and the Middle East. He can be
reached through his website or his Twitter.

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Israel harvesting slain Palestinians' organs:
Palestine’s UN envoy

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations
 says the Tel Aviv regime is harvesting the organs
of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli
in the occupied territories.

Riyad Mansour says in a letter to UN Secretary
 General Ban Ki-moon, that the bodies of those
Palestinians killed by Israeli
forces, are being
“returned with missing corneas
and other
organs --- further confirming past
about organ harvesting by the

 occupying power.”

“A medical examination conducted on bodies
of Palestinians returned after they were killed
 by the occupying power, found that they were
missing organs,” Mansour wrote in the letter.

The Palestinian envoy further protests Israel’s
 “persistent aggression against the Palestinian
 people” over the past month and the regime’s
“insistence on the use of violent force and
 oppressive measures.”

The issue of organ theft by Israel was first
exposed in a report published by Sweden’s
most popular daily, Aftonbladet, in 2009.

The New York Times also said, in an August
2014 report that transplant brokers in Israel
 have pocketed enormous sums of money.

Based on the Times analysis of major organ
 trafficking cases since 2000, Israelis have
played a ‘disproportionate role’ in organ

The Palestinians Mansour was referring
 to were killed in the occupied territories,
where tensions have dramatically risen
in recent weeks.

The Israeli regime’s imposition of new
in August on the entry of
Palestinian worshipers
to the al-Aqsa
Mosque compound in East al-Quds

(Jerusalem) has become a lightning
rod for the
surge in confrontations.

According to the latest figures by the Palestinian
 Health Ministry, at least 74 Palestinians have lost
their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the
beginning of October. At least 11 Israelis have
also been killed during that period.

The bodies of Palestinian victims, are most
often held in Israeli custody for long periods
of time, before they're returned to relatives.

William Spring, a human rights activist from
London, says that this revelation will “deal
a terrible blow” to Israel, and particularly
its US supporters.

Referring to the supporters of Israel in the US,
 as “Christian-Zionists,” the commentator says
 that, despite all their enthusiasm for the Israeli
 regime, they are against such measures as:
 experiments on fetuses, abortion, or
harvesting organs.

“I can see a great defection and a great
 falling away of Christian-Zionists, who've
supported Israel - up until now,” he says.


Corporations Are
Running The World

by Aisha Dodwell

Of the 100 wealthiest economic entities in the world,
69 are now corporations and only 31 are countries.

 This is up from 63 to 37 a year ago. At this rate,
within a generation we will be living in a world
 entirely dominated by giant corporations.

As multinationals increasingly dominate areas
 traditionally considered the primary domain of
the state --- we should be afraid. While they
privatise everything from education & health
 to border controls and prisons, they stash
profits away in secret offshore accounts.

And while they have unrivalled access to decision
 makers they avoid democratic processes by setting
up secret courts enabling them to bypass all judicial
 systems applicable to people.

Meanwhile their raison d’etre of perpetual growth in a
 finite world is causing environmental destruction and
driving climate change.

From Sports Direct’s slave-like working conditions to
 BP’s oil spill devastating people’s homes, stories of
 corporations violating rights are all too often seen
in our daily papers.

Yet the power of corporations is so great within our
 society, that they have undermined the idea that
 there is any other way to run things. We're all too
 familiar with hearing about the threat of “losing
 corporate investment” or companies “taking their
business somewhere else” as if the government’s
number one task is to attract corporate investment.

It is this corporate agenda that permeates the
governing institutions of the global economy
-- like
the World Trade Organisation and the
Monetary Fund - whose policies
and operations have
given more importance
to the “rights” of big business
than the rights
and needs of people and the

The problem of unrestrained corporate power is
massive, and it requires a massive solution. That
is why Global Justice Now has launched a petition
 to the UK government --- demanding that it backs
the new UN initiative for a legally binding global
 treaty on transnational corporations and
 human rights.

This UN treaty is the result of campaigning by
 countries from across the Global South --- for
 international laws to regulate the activities of
 transnational corporations. In June 2014 they
 successfully got a resolution passed in the
UN Human Rights Council, establishing the
 need for such a treaty.

A working group of member states has been set up
to take the treaty forward, chaired by Ecuador, they
 have met once already in 2015, and have the next
 meeting scheduled for October 2016, to discuss
 the scope and content of the treaty.

Meanwhile, civil society groups from across the world
 have come together and formed the Treaty Alliance
 movement --- which aims to make sure the treaty
comes into being with truly meaningful content.

Although it may sound like a boring technical
process, this treaty is something we should
excited about because it provides a huge

opportunity in the fight to restrain corporate
 power. It has massive potential to withdraw
 the privileges that corporations have gained
over recent decades --- and force them to
with international human rights
law, international labour
law, and
environmental standards.

It would oblige governments to take the power
 of corporations seriously, and hold them to
account for the power they wield.

This would standardise how different governments
 relate to multinationals --- which means that rather
 than allowing them to play countries off against
one another in a race to the bottom, it would
minimum standards.

But the UK government, well known for its cosy
 relationship with corporations, has so far refused
 to take part in this UN treaty. And the UK are not
 alone: most other EU countries are also opposed
to the treaty.

We need to make sure our government does not
pass up this rare opportunity: to provide genuine
protection for the victims of human rights abuses
 committed by multinational corporations & place
 binding obligations on all governments, to hold
corporations to account for their impact(s)
on people
and the planet.

That’s why groups across the continent are joining
 forces to make sure their leaders participate in the
Geneva talks this October.

The petition urges governments across Europe
 to participate in the Geneva talks --- and will be
delivered to national & EU leaders on October 12.

Of course, the battle against corporate power has
 many fronts and the UN treaty is only one part of it.
 At the same time, we need to continue to develop
 alternative ways to produce and distribute the
 goods and services we need.

We need to undermine the notion that only massive
 corporations can make the economy and society

Food sovereignty and energy democracy are just two
 examples of how it is possible to build an economy
 without corporations.

But as long as corporations do play a role in our
 economy, we need to find ways to control their
 activity and prevent abuses.

This is why we need to fight for this UN treaty.

The alternative is that we continue to rush towards
the dystopian vision of unchallenged corporate
 power. We cannot allow this to happen. We
 must fight back.

Aisha Dodwell is campaigns and policy
 officer at Global Justice Now.

You can sign the petition at:


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Image: Jack Straw - War Criminal

New email leaks show Jack Straw was very
grateful for Brexit -- for the most vile reason.

The Canary - New email leaks reveal that Straw,
the Foreign Secretary in Blair’s government,

was very grateful for Brexit. Not because it
gave the UK public a say in the direction
their country, but because it created
distraction from the publication of
Chilcot Report !

Brexit’s “silver lining”, according to Blair’s
 co-architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq,
was that it buried the Chilcot Report,
alongside the millions who died
 as a result of the war.

Straw tells Powell: ‘We’ve got to spin this right’

According to the leaks, on 4th July (2 days
 before publication of the Chilcot Report),
Straw emailed former US Secretary of State
 Powell, his accomplice in the Iraq invasion.

He wanted to discuss an ''appropriate
to the upcoming release
of the inquiry.

Straw had drafted a statement which he thought
 Powell “should see”, as it referenced him. After
 welcoming Powell’s feedback on the statement,
Straw turned his attention to the current political
 climate in the UK, and the effect it might have
on the reception of the Chilcot Report:

    "Meanwhile, as you will have seen, British politics
 is in the most extraordinary phase I’ve ever known.
The only silver lining of the Brexit vote is that it
will reduce medium term attention on Chilcot –
 though it will not stop the day of publication
 being uncomfortable."

For Straw, who had campaigned for the ‘Remain’
 camp in the EU referendum, there was a bright
side to Brexit. He believed that it would take
heat off the report into his government’s
in Iraq.

Was Straw right? Did the report
 on Blair’s invasion fall flat?

6 July, the day the Chilcot Report was published,
there was wall-to-wall coverage. The Guardian
alone published
over 40 articles that day. But
8th July, that number had shrunk to 11.
within one week, the coverage had

whittled down to almost nothing.

The BBC also published dozens of news articles on
the report the day it was released. But its top-listed
 “Editor’s choice” section on the Chilcot Report,
 points its readers to very little coverage after
 that date.

Of course, there was an avalanche of other news
to cover: the Brexit fallout; the Labour coup; the
 Conservative Party’s own leadership battle after
David Cameron resigned. But it does appear that
 -- after an initial flurry of reporting on the Chilcot
findings, interest in it quickly dispersed.

Phew, we made it!

Straw and Powell communicated again about a
month later, musing on their countries’ reaction
 to the report. On 3rd August, Powell emailed the
previous Foreign Secretary to tell him the Chilcot
Report “didn’t amount to anything over here”. He
 explained that, in the US, Blair “was mentioned
a lot for a short period of time”, but all was
 quiet on the western front now.

Straw responded:

    "Yes, the Chilcot story has faded altogether here
 too. It was unpleasant on the day but almost all
the focus was on Tony [Blair]. But even for him
 it seems to have gone."

He added:

    "There is some stuff about some relatives of
 soldiers killed in Iraq trying to get a legal
action against Tony on its feet buy [sic]
it’s hard to see how that could work."

Families of British soldiers killed in Iraq have
 launched an appeal to fund a prosecution of
Tony Blair & other state officials “who might
 have acted unlawfully, or in excess of their
powers”. If they succeed, which Straw
obviously doubts, Blair’s defence will
paid for by the taxpayer, despite
former PM being a millionaire.

Scorched on our souls

Straw’s relief that the “unpleasant” attention
surrounding the Iraq War report had “faded”
 reveals an unsettling attitude towards one
 of the UK’s most disastrous decisions.

The invasion of Iraq was an absolute catastrophe.
Countless lives were lost, an entire region was
 thrown into chaos, terrorism blossomed, and
UK's reputation around the world,
was ruined.

But seemingly, all Straw can focus on
 is saving his own skin.

UK citizens, and all those around the world
affected by the decisions made here in the
 UK, deserve better architects than this.

The fact that we are all now acutely aware
 of that -- is the only true ‘silver lining’ of
disgusting episode in UK history.

Get Involved, please:

– Donate to the crowdfunding appeal seeking
 to hold those responsible for the war to account.


(they've now raised about £170,000)

– Take action with the Stop the War Coalition
against the militarisation of our world.