Middle East

When the earth trembles

On last October 26, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck the region of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Fortunately, the quake was over 200 km depth, which weakened its impact on the surface. Still, there were more than 200 people dead (mostly in Pakistan) and over 1,000 wounded, besides...

Mass demonstrations in Beirut demand the regime to resign

Piles of rubbish have been growing on the streets for many hot weeks since the authorities had no alternative arranged when a major landfill site, Naameh, where the capital wastes were deposited, closed on July 17. The private company Sukleen stopped collecting the garbage till the parliament agreed...

No to the Zionist seizing in Hebron

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) urges the international community to take immediate and urgent action against the Israeli occupation forces’ recent declaration of the Tel Rumeida neighborhood and Shuhada Street in downtown Hebron as a closed ‘Closed Military Zone.’ On November 1st, the occupation forces instructed all Palestinian residents...

On The Allies We’re Not Proud Of: A Palestinian Response to Troubling Discourse on Syria

We, the undersigned Palestinians, write to affirm our commitment to the amplification of Syrian voices as they endure slaughter and displacement at the hands of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime. We are motivated by our deep belief that oppression, in all of its manifestations, should be the primary concern of anyone...

Protests on Land’s Day in Palestine

Today, March 30, the Palestinians took the streets to demand Free Palestine. In the West Bank there were protests in many villages and all main cities like Ramallah, Qalqilya, Nablus, Jenin, Bethlehem and Al Khalil. A beautiful demonstration was held in Sakhnin in the Galilee located in the 1948...

Sixth International Al-Shuhada Street Campaign

   We reproduce the statement and call for active solidarity to Palestinian People by the Human Rights Defenders Group. We make part of the Campaign which will be taking place from Feb 22nd to Feb 29th, and we call all activists, organizations and left parties to participate too. Open Al-Shuhada...

The Lebanese left fails in Syria.

We publish this article as a collaboration to the debate on the current situation in the Middle East and, particularly in Lebanon. When the left loses all the material elements of its steadfastness, as a result of its mistakes on the one hand and because of surrounding local pressures on the other, it is usually left with nothing...

The struggle of the Kurdish women

If there is an example of struggle, organization and resistance of women against the violent discrimination they are subject to, this example is showed by the young Kurdish women who take part in the militias, particularly in the Syrian civil war. In early 2013, three Kurdish guerrillas women were...

Tomorrow will be another day

"Amanhã vai ser outro dia". The song by Chico Buarque, sung at the Israel-controlled border of occupied Palestine on March 31st by the Brazilian delegation which had come from the World Social Forum in Tunisia couldn't be more fitting. Living under constant Israeli apartheid, colonization and ethnic...

Integrally female activists boat assaulted by Israel

Another coward action of Israel! Full support to Palestinian women in struggle! By Soraya Misleh.   Today, October 5, the female boat Zaytouna-Oliva, sailing to Gaza, in occupied Palestine, was intercepted by Israel. The boat was taking 13 activists from several countries, including journalists, aiming to break the genocide siege to the...

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