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Palestine Bleeds; the World Shudders

Cyprus IndyMedia Collective, 30.12.2008 21:14

A comprehensive view of censored and under-reported realities from the battle zone, front lines and the global scene

In this report:
- Israeli navy attacks humanitarian aid ship from Cyprus to Gaza; ship rammed and fired upon.
- Overview of the global protests against the Israeli attacks on Palestine.
- Summary of the military situation, including views of the Resistance and civil society.
- Gaza has run out of medicines; How you can help with humanitarian aid.
- Legal and Diplomatic developments.

As hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe are protesting the US-armed and funded Israeli acts of war and zionist genocide against the Palestinian population of Gaza, the slaughter continues with more bombings, siege and a blockade, plus a threatened ground war.

~ Israeli Navy Attacks Civilian Mercy Ship ~

The Free Gaza Movement issued this statement on the fate of its humanitarian ship, The Dignity, that was subjected to live fire from Israeli ships and then rammed. Three hours ago this statement was issued by the organization:
"(Larnaca, Cyprus, 10:00 am) On Tuesday, December 30, at 5 a.m., several Israeli gunboats intercepted the Dignity as she was heading on a mission of mercy to Gaza. One gunboat rammed into the boat on the port bow side, heavily damaging her. The report from the passengers and journalists on board is that she is taking on water and appears to have engine problems. When attacked, the Dignity was clearly in international waters, 90 miles off the coast of Gaza.

A Massacre in Palestine - Responses and Developments

Cyprus IndyMedia Collective, 28.12.2008 01:37

The Palestinian Resistance has issued a general call for an all out response to the Israeli massacre of Gaza - military, political and diplomatic action is already underway. Popular mobilizations in solidarity with the Palestinian people are sprouting up everywhere, both organized and spontaneous: within Israel itself, and in every country of the world, communities are mobilizing for demonstrations and other solidarity actions.

Today We Stop The War

IMC Israel, 27.12.2008 22:19

War in Gaza: while Israel and Hamas fight over who has bigger and longer, killing and hurting hundreds in Gaza and dozens in Israel, a recent public poll showed 46% Israelies oppose the strike on Gaza. Now they go to the streets: emergency public meeting and protest march against the war - today (27.12.2008), 6PM, Tel Aviv.

As Mumia Abu-Jamal faces US Supreme Court, his supporters mobilize globally

Philly IMC, 20.12.2008 05:48

International solidarity actions link his struggle to that of all political prisoners

On Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal filed his appeal to the US Supreme Court, asking it to consider his case for a new guilt-phase trial. One month before, the Philadelphia DA filed its separate appeal to the court asking to have Abu-Jamal executed without a new sentencing-phase trial. Both are appealing the March 27, 2008 rulings by the US Third Circuit Court.

At this critical stage in Abu-Jamal's case, supporters organized a week of global solidarity actions that began on December 6, the day of the main protest in Philadelphia.

RELATED: Journalists for Mumia's video report from Dec. 6, plus extended footage of the crime scene presentation (download the presentation flyer or view the online version) II PVN's video report from Dec. 6 II Reports from the US, Venezuela, Germany (Hamburg and Berlin), and Mexico II From Mumia Abu-Jamal: Free the Atenco 13! II Legal Update II GeoClan.com interview with Hans Bennett II DVD video made for Dec. 6 events: Fighting for Mumia's Freedom: a report from Philadelphia II Media Mouse review of The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Read more, with graphics and diagrams, at Philly IMC

Athens, Greece: 16-year-old shot dead by policeman. Actions all over Greece

07.12.2008 22:59

On Saturday 6th of December at around 10pm, two Greek policemen were in patrol in a central street by Exarchia square, in the center of Athens. They had a verbal argument with some young people who were there. During the argument, one of the cops pulled his gun and shot a 16-year-old guy twice. The victim was moved to Evangelismos Hospital to be found dead. According to eye-witnesses, the cop had been swearing against the young man, showing his genitals, before shooting him.

In a spontaneous response, thousands of people gathered in the centers of most of Greek cities. In Athens, people gathered outside Evangelismos Hospital, in order to prevent the cops from entering the building. A little later the riot police attacked in a street in Exarchia resulting to one person being arrested. The evening in Athens evolved with a spontaneous assembly in the Polytechnic University, a lot of riots in the whole center of Athens [photos 1] [photos 2] including attacks against police departments and banks, until the early hours of the next morning. Meanwhile, a spontaneous demonstration took place, but it was confronted by the riot police with tear gas. Three more University building, the Economic, the Pantion and the Law School have been occupied.

Rallies, demonstrations, direct actions and riots took place all around the country. In Thessaloniki, a big spontaneous demonstration took place, while 2 Police Departments were attacked, several bank departments were burnt and Egnatia str., the main street, was block by burning trash bins for hours. Reports have been also posted about actions in Yannena, Iraklio [photos] Chania, Komotini, Mitilini, Xanthi, Serres, Sparta, Alexandroupolis and Volos.

Demonstrations in all cities of Greece have been announced for Sunday 7 December afternoon, starting at 1pm.

PHOTOS: [1] | [2] | [3]
VIDEOS: Video λίγα δευτερόλεπτα μετά τη δολοφονία του 15χρονου [1] |
video from the murder [2a] [2b] (Βίντεο απο την δολοφονία του Αλέξη) |
video from polytechnic university in Athens [3a] [3b] (7-12-08 Πολυτεχνείο - Μετά την δολοφονία)
SOLIDARITY REPORTS: Berlin, 21:00, 7 Dec | Hamburg, 7 Dec
UPCOMING SOLIDARITY ACTIONS: London, 9:30am Mon 8 Dec | Edinburgh, 13:00 Mon 8 Dec | Berlin, 13:00 Mon 8 Dec | Vienna (details not yet known)
REGIONAL INDYMEDIA, OTHER ACTIVIST WEBSITES: IMC Athens | IMC Patras | IMC Cyprus | IMC Istanbul | Balkan decentralized network

The Eagle and The Condor Reunited by Peace and Dignity Journey Runners in the Kuna Nation

26.11.2008 18:30

Runners from the Northern and Southern routes of the Peace and Dignity Journey, a sacred journey starting in Tierra del Fuego and Alaska and traveling on foot thousands of kilometers through hundreds of indigenous communities, met Friday on a bridge crossing the Panama Canal in the Kuna Nation.

The goals of the journey, which has taken place every four years (starting in 1992), include strengthening and sharing indigenous culture, bringing peace to all Nations, and uniting indigenous peoples -- thereby fulfilling the Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor. This year's run honored indigenous Sacred Sites, many of which are threatened by resource extraction or development.

San Diego contributed five runners, Gaby and Oscar (Southern route) and Ymoat, Arturo and Abel (Northern route), who used blog posts, video, audio and photos to document the traditions and struggles of the communities through which they passed, as well as their own experiences on the journey, from an indigenous perspective. Peace and Dignity Journeys Links: Media and Runners' Blog || Abel's Blog || Main Website || Myspace

From Mumia Abu-Jamal: Free the Atenco 13!

14.11.2008 21:25

"As economies crumble around the globe, states are becoming increasingly repressive, especially against those who are its political opponents and resisters. This isn't a regional observation, but a global one. That tendency is seen in the prosecution and unjust sentencing of men and women from Atenco, Mexico." Audio, Video & Photos | Audio Download

For more, visit the Atenco 13 website. Watch the video about The Atenco 13, "Romper el Cerco" (Breaking the Siege), viewable in parts at Salón Chingón. Also watch Manu Chao's visit to Atenco.

RELATED: View photos from the April 19, 2008 solidarity protest for Mumia, outside the US Embassy here. | | Dec. 6 Intl. Day of Action for Mumia | | Statement from San Romero de Las Américas Church | | FreeMumia.com

Election Day in the United States Prompts Both Joy and Rage

09.11.2008 19:14

Celebrations over the historic election of the first black president have been interspersed with emotional protests against a series of bans on bay marriage, and calls to remember the bigger picture.

In California, voters approved a proposition by 52.5 percent to amend the state constitution to ban same sex marriage. Similar bills also passed in Arizona and Florida. Since then, protests against the measure have surged in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and civil rights organizations have banded together to attempt to block the implementation of the measure

On other fronts, animal rights activists are also calling the passage Proposition 2 in California a victory, and an anti-choice measure failed in California. Reports of celebrations over Barak Obama's victory continue to come in from Hollywood, New York, and New Orleans, while activists are working to keep the issues in the forefront:
» Rochester, NY — a coalition of anti-war and veterans organizations banded together to make the following statement: "For nearly two years, major polls have shown that a majority of Americans want an end to the war in Iraq. The war has not "brought democracy" to the Middle East. It has not improved the lives of the Iraqi people, nor has it reduced the violence in the region. In fact, it has done exactly the opposite." Read More: Rochester Anti-war Movement Responds to 2008 Election
» New York, NY — On the morning after election day, hundreds of newspaper boxes had their covers changed to read "Capitalism Wins at the Polls." Read More: Corporate Media Targeted in Actions Across the US
» Fort Collins, CO — In the early morning, a banner was displayed from the rooftop of a downtown building, exclaiming “our dreams won’t fit in their ballot boxes.” Read More: Banner Drop in Fort Collins on Election Day
» Chicago, IL — Rahm Emanuel, who since 2003 has been the Illinois' 5th district representative in Congress, and has been the focus of repeated activist efforts and protests for many years, has been named White House Chief of Staff for the forthcoming Obama administration. Read More: War-mongering anti-immigrant NAFTA-pusher named White House Chief of Staff

Commentary: Deciphering Barack: Obama’s Mama Drives His Desire to Redeem by Nicholas Powers || The Illusion of Post-Racial America by Aman Gill || Election reactions & arguments against bipartisanship by Rich Gardner || A Letter To The People Regarding The Election

The Soul of the Moment ~ Election Night, USA

06.11.2008 15:01

The Soul of the Moment ~ Election Night, USA "I haven't seen so many Americans smiling - in the street, on the bus, at the stores, in school, even smiling at work so early in the morning - not since the seventies".

"Homemade fireworks broke out all over the neighborhood last night, just as the news were reporting the final vote counts", said TT., a New York born Hellene Cypriot of the Diaspora, presently in Oregon.

A moral victory - if not a social~political victory - is beginning to dawn within the awareness and the self-perception of Americans this morning: that tens of millions of "white" Americans actually voted for a Black presidential candidate, an African American who during the campaign was accused of everything from being a secret Al Qaida supporter, a "secret Jew", a crypto-terrorist, and even a Socialist (heaven forbid). And that the millions of socially disenfranchised African Americans, in alliance with all of the ethnic, religious and cultural "minorities", all of whom together plus progressive Euro-Americans constitute the real majority of the US, can be empowered through unity, organization, common mobilizations and campaigns.

All of a sudden, the mood of the people and the joyous feeling of a symbolic multi-racial unity, even despite the fact that Obama has clearly shown that as Head of State he will be the best servant of the Corporate Empire's ruling class, makes the previously unthinkable perhaps possible:
that America might regain its moral compass, that the people might actually begin to recreate their social reality.

Well, the world needs that new social reality - desperately. In this last decade, the US Government and its global Corporate Empire have driven the globe closer to the precipice of catastrophe than ever before. Millions of people put to the slaughter and the planet's ecology turned to ruin are testimony enough. If social and political changes are going to help the world turn again to Peace and Justice, the people of the United States are going to have to start making fundamental and effective changes well beyond electoral and symbolic gestures. But those are important, too, and they are welcome.

Here's what our correspondent reports from the US:

Election Night, USA
Special to Cyprus IndyMedia, by Mitchel Cohen
November 5, 2008

Direct Action Breaks the Blockade of Gaza - International Palestine Solidarity Volunteers Enter by Ship ...Again

02.11.2008 03:05

The Dignity arrives in Gaza
Third Ship Breaks the Gaza Blockade
Israeli Gunboats Open Fire on Palestinian Fishing Boats

LARNACA, Cyprus, Oct. 29 - The Free Gaza Movement is delighted to announce that our third boat, the Dignity, carrying 27 crew and passengers, arrived in Gaza at 8:10 Gaza time, in spite of Israeli threats to stop them. In the pouring rain, the boat pulled into port amid cheers from the people of Gaza and tears from the passengers.

David Schermerhorn, a crew member called an hour before the boat entered Gazan waters to say, "There is a rainbow stretching across the Mediterranean from where we are right now."

Anti-War Veterans and Supporters Arrested and Trampled While Trying to Enter Final Presidential Debate

18.10.2008 18:56

HEMPSTEAD, NY — Ten members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), a group of military veterans who are calling for immediate withdrawal from Iraq, were arrested along with at least five civilians outside the final presidential debate at Hofstra University on Wednesday, October 15. The group had been trying to get answers for their questions from the candidates. "Neither of the candidates has shown real support for service members and veterans," said Jason Lemieux, a former Sergeant in the US Marine Corps who served three tours in Iraq, and member of IVAW.

The veterans and their supporters were met by riot police as well as police on horseback. After a tense standoff for five minutes, police used their horses to attack the crowd, knocking over and trampling several — including Army Sergeant Nick Morgan (pictured), who suffered a broken cheekbone. Read Reports by Ben Dean-Kawamura | by Alex Kane | Photo by Bill Perry

The questions IVAW wanted to ask were:
* (To Obama): "As President of the United States of America, are you prepared to back up your own words [about the illegality of the Iraq War] and the U.S. Constitution by supporting service members refusing to participate in what you describe as an illegal occupation?"
* (To McCain): "What promises are you willing to make, as a veteran, as a senator, as a presidential candidate, to the veterans of the United States, to prove that you will ensure the V.A. is fully funded, staffed and capable of preventing troops from suffering as they are now?" Demands in full: IVAW Send Letter to Schieffer, Plan Protest at Hofstra Univ. Debate

MORE COVERAGE: Photos by Jamie Lehane | Video from DN! | Video from IVAW | IVAW Press Release

RELATED: Will YOUR vote count? State's polls lack uniform standards | Anti-War Sentiment Still Strong Six Years After Congressional War Vote

Free Gaza Movement Continues To Break Israeli Siege

19.09.2008 10:17

After a successful initial breaking of Israel's siege on Gaza on August 24th when the Free Gaza Movement's boats, "Liberty" and "Free Gaza", both reached their destination greeted by thousand of welcomers in Gaza the struggle continues to open all borders as promised.

While the boats returned to Cyprus August 29th carrying a number of Palestinians out of Gaza a few activists stayed and continue to support Palestinians who are breaking the siege by land and sea. In the Northern Strip at Erez checkpoint activists joined a 64 years old Palestinian woman in her courageous attempts to cross into Israel in order to receive emergency medical attention preventing impending paralysis; she is now receiving treatment in Jerusalem. In the south, a demonstration was held in Rafah to replant olive trees uprooted by the Israeli military.

Most of the efforts focus on the waters as activists join Gaza's fishermen on a daily basis in their struggle to fish for a living while Israel's military attempts to keep them on the shores using arrests, bullets and other explosives, along with boat destruction. On September 17th, Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian Human Rights worker was injured when shards of glass broke off of the boat he was accompanying by the Israeli Navy's water canon. "I have 10 stitches in my back", he says, "but by Friday or Saturday I'll be back at sea".

The Voice of Resistance Persists Over Startling Repression at Democratic and Republican Gatherings

11.09.2008 10:43

The Republican National Convention (RNC) wrapped up Thursday, September 4, with a sharp escalation in brutal arrests outside the Xcel Center in St. Paul, MN — and a still small voice of resistance inside. After being denied access to convention delegates, at least one member of the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and two members of Code Pink were able to sneak into the Convention Center and disrupt Presidential Candidate John McCain's acceptance speech with an anti-war message. In contrast, the IVAW had some success in getting their message to Democratic presidential nominee Barak Obama in Denver, CO the week before.

Both weeks saw sustained, peaceful protests and a constant stream of civil disobedience expressing consternation at both parties' continual pursuit of war and imperialism, coupled with the mass incarceration and economic human rights violations of its own residents. In response, police rounded up over one thousand in the streets.

Over 800 of these arrests were at the RNC. Although hundreds of protesters had been arrested the week prior outside the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the scale of repression at the RNC was literally unparalleled — and significant enough to even the attention of Amnesty International. Those arrested included dozens of media workers, both freelance and affiliated, as well as volunteer street medics, who were on hand to assist with unintended injuries. Moreover, reports have surfaced of brutality and torture and racial profiling by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agents at the Ramsey County Jail where protesters were being held.

Many of the arrestees were taken in "pre-emptive" roundups the weekend before the convention began. On Saturday, multiple house and office raids took place and people were detained for hours, most prominently members of the I-Witness Video Collective and the RNC Welcoming Committee. Eight members of the Committee have been charged with “conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism” based on a Minnesota law that was shaped after the Patriot Act. Their group was infiltrated by at least two undercover police officers and the sheriff has admitted that his office spied on local activists.

Many were also taken in mass roundups during protests, such as Tuesday Night's violent police attack on people who had converged from the Poor People's March and a multi-act outdoor concert where "Rage Against the Machine" was prevented from playing. This led to dozens of arrests and "crowd dispersal" tactics involving the use of allegedly "non-lethal" weapons, including concussion grenades, tear gas and pepper spray. Outside pressure and jail solidarity countered these abuses of power somewhat, resulting in improved prison conditions, including some detainees receiving needed medical attention by Wednesday.

Through all of this, activists continued to raise up messages of resistance to the Republican agenda, and independent media workers from around the country documented them. READ ON for archive of roundups & selected dispatches from the streets | | | IMC-US DNC/RNC Organizing Page | Indybay Conventions08 Page | | | Staying Plugged in PostRNC and beyond: a mini-update | Demonstrators Do It with Humor at Republican National Convention from Indybay | Conventions are over, ramifications still unclear from Houston Indymedia

Global day of action against state terror in Aotearoa / New Zealand

02.09.2008 01:45

Trade Unions for Tino Rangatiratanga

Demonstrations and protests were held around the world on August 30th for the global day of action to 'Drop the Charges' against the 20 people arrested in the nationwide State Terror Raids of 15 October 2007 in Aotearoa / New Zealand. The deposition hearing (i.e. the pre-trial) starts in the Auckland District Court on Monday, 1 September 2008. [ Report | Photos ]

On Monday, October 15th 2007, more than 300 police carried out dawn raids on dozens of houses all over Aotearoa / New Zealand. Police claim the raids were in response to 'concrete terrorist threats' from indigenous activists. The reality, however, included heavily armed police terrorising an entire township. To date, no evidence of the so-called terrorist plot has been revealed.

Police arrested 17 indigenous, anarchist, environmental and anti-war activists, including people from T¨±hoe, Te Atiawa, Maniapoto, Ng¨¡ Puhi and Pakeha. Police wanted to charge 12 people under the Terrorism Suppression Act (TSA), however the Solicitor-General denied the police permission to proceed. After four weeks in jail everyone was released on bail. On Tuesday, February 19th 2008, police raided further properties, arresting 3 more men. All were released on bail with strict conditions that same day. A woman was arrested on Thursday April 17th, 2008, and also faces charges under the Arms Act.

Links: October 15th Solidarity | Te Mana Motuhake o Tuhoe | AoCafe | Civil Rights Defence | Te Kotahi a Tuhoe | T¨±hoe: History of resistance | Tu Kotahi - Freedom Fighting Anthems

Rejection of new sentences in Atenco case

Carolina S. Romero, 27.08.2008 18:36

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“We demand security against kidnapping, too!”

On Tueday August 26, demonstrators accompanied lawyers presenting an appeal against the new sentences handed down last week in the Atenco case without one piece of solid evidence against anyone. Judge Alberto Cervantes, who admitted that the determination of the sentences "came from higher up" has suddenly been replaced. At the same time, there's a buildup in the harrasment of the prisoner support camp outside Molino de Flores prison. The Peoples' Front in Defense of the Land has announced a series of actions.

Former Indymedia Journalist Among Ten Foreigners Detained in China

23.08.2008 11:43

Former Boston Indymedia journalist and media activist, Bryan Conley, founder of grassroots media videoblog Alive in Baghdad, is one of six US citizens detained in China for covering actions of Students for Free Tibet during the Olympics. The other five pro-Tibet activists are Jeffrey Rae, Jeff Goldin, Michael Liss, Tom Grant, and James Powderly. On August 21, the Chinese government handed them and four other European activists a 10-day detention sentence.

Related: Statement by Eowyn Rieke, wife of Brian Conley | Interview with Eowyng Reike | Free Tibet 2008

Direct Action Shuts Down Heavy Industry Projects in Iceland

12.08.2008 21:14

Iceland has a reputation for clean energy, and is usually the textbook example of clean, green geothermal energy. But recently, aluminium corporations ALCOA, RioTinto-Alcan and Century Aluminium are pushing for large scale, intensive geothermal development to power new smelters on the subartic island, destroying large tracts of silent, empty, undeveloped wilderness. And this is not enough. If all the heavy industry plans are executed, all major glacial rivers would also be dammed.

Saving Iceland is holding it's fourth direct action camp in the Icelandic wilderness. Over the last weeks, work on the Century Aluminum Helguvik smelter construction site was stopped for a day. Century's existing smelter as well as a steel factory were blockaded, holding up a shift change for several hours. A Reykjavik Energy geothermal drill site at Hellisheidi, being built for Century, was completely shut down for a day as activists locked to machines, climbed the drill and occupied the power control room. The national power company Landsvirkjun had it's office invaded, and it's CEO Fridrik Sophusson had his home visited. Saving Iceland nailed an eviction notice to his door. Landsvirkjun want to remove farmers from the Thjorsa river valley to build a number of dams to provide energy to a Rio Tinto Alcan smelter. In the north of Iceland, they are deep drilling geothermal boreholes for an ALCOA smelter in the north, affecting large tracts of wilderness. Outside Iceland, there were demonstrations at Icelandic embassies and consulates and the Glencore, ALCOA and Impregilo headquarters in Switzerland and Italy.

[IMC DE] [IMC NL] [IMC UK] [IMC Oost-Vlaanderen] [Images] [Videos]

UK Climate Camp Besieges Power Station

UK Indymedia, 10.08.2008 18:39

As the UK Camp for Climate Action 2008 managed to breach the security fences at Kingsnorth Power Station, despite a huge police presence, activists across the world are setting up similar camps and convergences to build resistance to the ever demanding fossil fuel industry and more importantly, to tackle the root causes of climate change, through direct action.

The Climate Camp in the UK took place in Kent this year, near Kingsnorth power station. Its owners (German owned EON) want to expand the plant and this would mean the first new coal fired power station in the UK for over 30 years. A site was occupied about a mile from the power station and although the police illegally confiscated a lot of essential materials for the camp (and raided it twice) they didn't manage to stop up to 2,000 from taking direct action against the development. People from across Europe and beyond joined the camp and took part in blockades, bannerdrops and pickets across the South East region. During the main day of action on 9th August, activists managed to breach both security fences at the power plant in an effort of olympic proportions which saw the plant besieged by land, sea and air.

Coverage of the UK camp: Indymedia UK | Full UK Climate Camp 2008 Coverage | Climate Camp Radio | Vision On TV daily news shows | the very latest: UK Climate Camp timeline

Climate Camps: UK | Belgium | Germany | Quebec | Australia | New Zealand | Climate Convergence US | Climate Convergence South East | Climate Convergence North East | Climate Convergence West

Collected features: Climate Camp: Kingsnorth Power Station Breached | Climate Camp: How The Police Radicalized An Entire Generation | Climate Camp: Down With the Eastside | Climate Camp Day 6: Action Spreads Across South East | Heathrow to Kingsnorth Climate Caravan 2008 | Climate Camp: Site Taken | Carry on Camping | Vandaag: Bestorming E.ON-kolencentrale UK (Nederlands) | Eco-activistas tomaron planta de carbon en Kingsnorth (Español)

Two Youth Murdered As Israel Tries To Suppress Ni'ilin Uprising

05.08.2008 20:06

For almost 4 months residents of Ni'ilin Village in the occupied West Bank, along with their Israeli and international supporters, have been trying to defend their lands through grassroots popular resistance, which includes almost daily demonstrations, attempts to block bulldozers and clashes. After losing much of its land in 1948 and due to the massive construction of settlements on its lands since 1967, Ni'ilin is now left with merely 7,000 dunams (1,700 acres). 2,500 dunams (about 620 acres) of these lands are expected to be left isolated and effectively confiscated behind Israel's illegal segregation wall according to the current trajectory.

The Israeli army has employed severe and brutal violence in its attempt to suppress the Ni'ilin uprising, that has so far caused hundreds of injuries and has included arrests, the imposing of siege and curfew as collective punishment, the the shooting of a cuffed and blindfolded detainee, and most recently the cold blooded murders of ten year old Ahmed Mousa and 17 year old Ahmed Amireh who was mortaly injured on the eve of Mousa's funeral, and succumbed to his wounds five days later.

The village of Ni'ilin remains undeterred, and after three days of grieving over Ahmed Mousa, struggle struggle has already resumed. Villagers vowed to continue the struggle against the theft of their lands and their livelihood.

Fugitive Rice makes narrow escape in Auckland

30.07.2008 16:50

United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a narrow escape from justice, with the assistance of the New Zealand Police, in Auckland on Saturday 26 July. The police can now consider themselves accessories to war crimes. Rice met with government leaders in Auckland but was chased by 150 protesters spurred on by a bounty of $10,000. They called for her arrest, under the Geneva Convention, for war crimes and for her role in authorising the use of torture.

Photos: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]
Links: Condi Must Go | Our World is Not For Sale | Uriohau: Haere Atu Condoleezza | TV3 Video Coverage
Rice Bounty: AUSA offers $5000 for citizen's arrest of Rice | AUSA to lodge police complaint over Rice visit | AUSA: Further Development Regarding Citizen's Arrest | VUWSA Doubles Bounty On Condy's Head

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