Who will stop the Israeli settlements? (5)

8/9/17 Dr Fayez Abu Shamaleh; Published in: Article, Israel, Middle East, Opinion, Palestine The Palestinian reaction to the decision of the Israeli defence minister to grant 800 settlers in the centre of Hebron independence from the municipality of Hebron was weak and did not match the action taken by the Israelis. The Ramallah government warned […] read more…

The Palestinian response to Israeli violence is remarkably restrained (4)

10/9/17 Ibrahim Hewitt @ibrahimhewitt56 Published in: Article, Israel, Middle East, Opinion, Palestine I read something last week which looked very familiar; Myanmar state violence against the Rohingya people was said to be a “response” to an attack on police officers by a small group of “renegades”. This “response” has been completely disproportionate, involving armed security […] read more…

Palestinian Authority frees jailed activist (3)

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/palestinian-authority-frees-jailed-activist-70910145028204.html Hebron-based human rights activist Issa Amro released following detention by PA under new ‘electronic crimes’ law. The Palestinian Authority released a leading human rights activist on Sunday, a week after he was detained for criticising the government’s controversial “electronic crimes” law. Issa Amro, director of the Hebron-based Youth Against Settlements activist group, was arrested […] read more…

Gaza: ‘It’s not a war of guns, but a war on minds’ (2)

10/9/17 Mersiha Gadzo Reuters Israeli siege is damaging the mental health of Palestinians, with rights groups documenting a rise in suicide attempts. Cuts to salaries, water and electricity have made life increasingly difficult for Palestinians in Gaza Gaza Strip – As Rezeq Abu Setta, 39, climbed the antenna tower of a 68-metre-high building last year, […] read more…

Israel’s Regularisation Law: Colonialism under stress (1

2/9/17; Neve Gordon; @nevegordon; Neve Gordon is a Leverhulme visiting fellow at SOAS, University of London. Nicola Perugini @PeruginiNic Nicola Perugini is lecturer at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. What is Israeli settler trauma and will a new law legalising illegal settlements “cure” it? A draconic Israeli law is currently […] read more…

Australia’s monumental errors (3

9/9/17; Karen Wyld; @1karenwyld; Karen Wyld is an author, consultant and freelance writer from South Australia. Like the US, Australia has a serious problems with monuments white-washing history. The slogan ‘Change the Date’ was sprayed over the inscription ‘Discovered this Territory 1770’ on a statue of British explorer Captain James Cook located in Hyde Park […] read more…

Mother blasts Queensland education ad as ‘racist’ for labelling Indigenous boys ‘trouble makers'(2)

8/9/17; Yahoo7 News What Would You Do: Onlooker harasses parent with different race child; Captain Cook’s place in Australian history questioned; Captain Cook’s place in Australian history questioned VIDEO An inscription in a Sydney park says Cook discovered this land, but indigenous broadcaster Stan Grant says that ignores our Aboriginal heritage and it should be […] read more…

Australia’s monumental errors (1)

9/9/17; Karen Wyld; @1karenwyld Karen Wyld is an author, consultant and freelance writer from South Australia. Like the US, Australia has a serious problems with monuments white-washing history. In Australia, there’s a growing discontent of statues that don’t accurately memorialise the past. From measured appeals to change the plaques, to bold proposals to remove the […] read more…

Israel’s Regularisation Law: Colonialism under stress

2.9.2017 – What is Israeli settler trauma and will a new law legalising illegal settlements “cure” it? Neve Gordon; @nevegordon; Neve Gordon is a Leverhulme visiting fellow at SOAS, University of London. & Nicola Perugini @PeruginiNic; Nicola Perugini is lecturer at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. A draconic Israeli law […] read more…

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

May 2017; Zena Tahhan; Zena al-Tahhan is an online journalist and producer for Al Jazeera English. By Farah Najjar; Farah Najjar is an online producer at Al Jazeera English. No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The international community, including the US, regards East Jerusalem as occupied territory [The Associated Press] On […] read more…

Pauline Hanson criticised after ‘disgusting’ tweets on London attacks

* 4/6/17 VIDEO Manchester benefit organisers ramp up security. Source: 7 News Pauline Hanson and Donald Trump have both received angry reactions to tweets posted just hours after attacks in London. Senator Hanson was criticised on Twitter after posting “Stop Islamic immigration before it is too late. #auspol” within hours of the attacks. “How sad […] read more…

On the trail of the trade in human body parts

** 3/6/167 Killed for their bones In Malawi, people with albinism are being killed and their bodies harvested; children and adults hacked to death with machetes and kitchen knives. More than 115 people have been attacked in the past two years, at least 20, fatally. Those who have survived have been left with deep physical […] read more…

US anti-Trump protesters facing decades behind bars

2/6/17 Patrick Strickland @P_Strickland_ More than 200 anti-Trump protesters are facing felony charges that could land some in prison for 70 to 80 years.On Inauguration Day, more than 230 people were arrested during anti-Trump protests – Reuters/Bryan Woolston When Olivia Alsip travelled to the capital to protest against the inauguration of right-wing US President Donald […] read more…

Israel set to approve 2,500 settlement housing units

3/6/17; Nigel Wilson Israeli authorities will meet next week to approve new units in illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank. The international community views Israeli settlements as illegal’ Reuters Israel is expected to approve nearly 2,500 new settlement housing units across the occupied West Bank next week after the projects were tabled at a […] read more…

Stop telling me to get over slavery…when you can’t get over monuments to slavers.

17/8/17 Danielle Fuentes Morgan – Danielle Fuentes Morgan is an assistant professor at Santa Clara University. USA It’s really that simple. Let’s start by tearing these statues down. Let’s ask everyone’s favourite separatist, Robert E Lee, his thoughts on even the possibility of these monuments. Lee ultimately decried separatism and Confederate statues following the war, […] read more…

‘That’s hypocrisy’: Sam Armytage grills Melbourne mayor after council dumps Australia Day

22/8/17; Yahoo7 Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage has grilled a Melbourne mayor after her council became the second to dump Australia Day celebrations in the space of a week. Darebin Council followed in the footsteps of Yarra Council, despite surveying just 81 people about the issue. In an interview on Sunrise on Tuesday morning, Ms Armytage […] read more…
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