Israel keeps Bilal Kayed in ‘administrative detention’

6/12/16 Noreen Sadik |https://newint.org/blog/ Members of New York City Students for Justice in Palestine and other supporters of Palestinian political prisoner Bilal Kayed, an ‘administrative detainee’, protest on his 42nd day of hunger strike (25 July 2016). Joe Catron under a Creative Commons Licence The prisoner is the latest victim of Israel’s form of detention, […] read more…

Awakening from the winter sleep – a year on from Tahir Elçi’s murder

Web exclusive – Founder of Amnesty International Turkey, Tahir Elçi and his wife Türkan, in Diyabakir 2015. Türkan shares her reflections on the assassination of her husband below. © Amnesty International A year ago today, human rights lawyer and founder of Amnesty International Turkey, Tahir Elçi, was gunned down at the end of a press […] read more…

Fiji’s police and military using torture with ‘near impunity’, Amnesty says

5/12/16; Ben Doherty @bendohertycorro Report details beatings, rape, sexual violence, attack by police dogs and even murder being used by security forces; Fiji’s prime minister, Frank Bainimarama. An Amnesty Internation report says Fiji’s police, military and corrections officers use torture against those accused of crimes or in custody ‘with near impunity’. Fiji’s police, corrections officers […] read more…

Taronga zoo says it will not fire keeper filmed punching kangaroo

12/16; Adam Collins @collinsadam; Animal activist groups call for Greig Tonkins to be sacked over footage of him hitting a kangaroo that attacked his dog A screengrab showing a man identified as Greig Tonkins confronting and punching a kangaroo after it grabbed his dog. Taronga Western Plains Zoo has said there is ‘no suggestion’ it […] read more…

Say enough to violence against women

25/11/16; Winnie Byanyima @Winnie_Byanyima; Winnie Byanyima is the executive director of Oxfam International. Social norms which encourage violence against women need to be confronted and changed. “Enough”, they said. I recall how my mother, a community leader, started and led women’s clubs in my village. Women in my village organised and stood together for their […] read more…

Who’s conning whom in Donald Trump’s America

12/2016 Mark LeVine @culturejamming Mark LeVine is a professor of Middle Eastern History at University of California. Voting for Trump was not voting for a con man; rather, it was a strategic action to maintain a fragile privilege. It was fitting that the most important struggle on the eve of the now-historic presidential election was […] read more…

West Bank: Reading for fun in Palestine (3)

12/12/16 Sheren Khalel The average yearly reading period a child from an Arabic speaking country is six minutes [Sheren Khalel/Al Jazeera] A Nablus school that won a $1m reading award hopes to get children off smartphones to read books. Nablus, Occupied West Bank – Seven years ago, teachers at the Vanguards of Hope school in […] read more…

Israel’s Lehava stirs ‘anarchy’ in Jerusalem (2)

5/12/16; Jonathan Cook The far-right group stokes hatred and incites followers to violence against Palestinians, say analysts Lehava is distinguished from other extreme-right groups by its official focus on stopping miscegenation and intermarriage between Jews and Palestinians. Jerusalem – Four youths in black T-shirts, bearing a distinctive yellow-flame insignia, approached “A” in July as he […] read more…

Stephen Bannon and the old/new anti-Semitism (1)

/12/16 Amy Kaplan – Amy Kaplan is professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Equating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism covers up the bigotry of the likes of Stephen Bannon. – Is it possible to be anti-Semitic and pro-Israel at the same time? Your answer depends on how you define the terms. As Toni […] read more…

Indonesians rally for unity after blasphemy protests

4/12/16 Indonesia Crowds gather in Jakarta in response to protests against city’s Christian governor who is accused of blasphemy. Crowds waved ‘We Are Indonesia’ signs and held a giant red-and-white national flag [Reuters] Tens of thousands of Indonesians have rallied in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests were held […] read more…

Israel’s Lehava stirs ‘anarchy’ in Jerusalem

/12/16; Jonathan Cook Israel, Palestine The far-right group stokes hatred and incites followers to violence against Palestinians, say analysts Lehava is distinguished from other extreme-right groups by its official focus on stopping miscegenation and intermarriage between Jews and Palestinians. Jerusalem – Four youths in black T-shirts, bearing a distinctive yellow-flame insignia, approached “A” in July […] read more…

Who’s conning whom in Donald Trump’s America

6/12/16; Mark LeVine @culturejamming; Mark LeVine is a professor of Middle Eastern History at University of California. Reuters Voting for Trump was not voting for a con man; rather, it was a strategic action to maintain a fragile privilege. It was fitting that the most important struggle on the eve of the now-historic presidential election […] read more…

Ukraine: The lasting impact of landmines on civilians

6/12/16;Jonathan Brown Al Jazeera No one knows how many civilians have been killed by landmines or how many have been planted and where. Lisichansk, Ukraine – What Konstantine Zarubin and his childhood friend Edek didn’t realise that summer evening two years ago, was that the quarry in their hometown they were about to climb through […] read more…

Red Cross survey shows surging acceptance of torture in conflict

6/12/16; Geneva, AFP Red Cross survey shows surging acceptance of torture in conflict A vast Red Cross survey published Monday indicated that acceptance of torture during war has increased dramatically in recent decades, with fewer than half of people now categorically rejecting the practice. The survey of more than 17,000 people carried out in 16 […] read more…

Draft law on settler homes passes first hurdle in Israel

6/12/16; AFP Jerusalem A controversial draft law that could lead to the legalisation of nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank passed a preliminary vote in Israel’s parliament on Monday. The bill, which was voted for by 60 deputies to 49 and still has to be adopted in three readings before becoming law, […] read more…

Red Cross survey shows surging acceptance of torture in conflict

6/12/16vAFP Geneva A vast Red Cross survey published Monday indicated that acceptance of torture during war has increased dramatically in recent decades, with fewer than half of people now categorically rejecting the practice. The survey of more than 17,000 people carried out in 16 countries showed that most people believe wars should be limited by […] read more…
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