Address to a commemorating act in London
"We have learnt from history that when a people is occupied and oppressed they will revolt to liberate themselves using all methods"
China Labour Bulletin
A well-know labour activist was sentenced on 20 October to three years in jail for “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order” (聚众扰乱社会秩序罪), according to media reports.
End Israeli apartheid
Palestine is the symbolic centre of all conflicts within the imperialist-capitalist world system. It exemplifies that (neo)colonial domination, let alone the grab of land by the West, evokes resistance. The two-state formula “land for peace” (read: partial return of land for the end of resistance) has failed as Israel sticks to its goal to take it all.
“Democratic Front against Operation Green Hunt”, Punjub, holds a massive convention at Jalandhar
Arundhati Roy said the Green Hunt began in Punjab earlier than Chhattisgarh, with the advent of "Green Revolution". Green Hunt is infact the phenomenon to deprive the people of their land and the resources attached to it such as water, forests, mines etc. Green Revolution and the farmers' suicides in its aftermath is pointer to this. About 1,80,000 debt trapped farmers have committed suicides in the country.
UK observer delegation
“The real problem with this is that the charge is essentially a political one, whereby normal political activities such as lobbying, meetings and rallies are deemed to be criminal because it is said to be in support of a banned organisation, the PKK…”
Organised by: Jharkhand Alternative Development Forum
We are extremely pleased to inform you that we had organized a very successful Independence People's Tribunal on Operation Green Hunt in Ranchi on 25th and 26th of September, 2010 under the banner of the Jharkhand Alternative Development Forum with the support of Operation Green Hunt Virodhi Nagrik Manch, Jharkhand Indigenous People's Forum, Jharkhand Initiatives Desk, Jharkhand Jungle Bachao Andolan, Jharkhand Mines Area Coordination Committee and many other groups.
Interview with Ali Fayyad, MP of Hezbollah, Lebanon
Conducted by the Sumud delegation in Beirut, August 6, 2010
Pakistan: after the natural the social desaster
by Naseer Memon, Pakistan
Floods have now receded, leaving a trail of devastation behind. Deep scars of this disaster would take years to heal. Although relief phase is yet to end but concomitant to that more arduous phases of early recovery and rehabilitation can't afford any delay. The camp life ordeal of affectees would soon get over yet their suffering would only change its form as they return to their uprooted abodes.
On the Nobel Peace Prize 2010 to Liu Xiaobo
Ever since the Nobel Peace Prize went to Kissinger, Begin and de Klerk, we shouldn’t really pay attention to that any more, but the media excitement does get to us, too. Good for Lê Đức Thọ that he rejected the Prize.
Arabs of Israel call for solidarity against persecution
The campaign to free Ameer Makhoul, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and political and human rights activist falsely accused of espionage, has achieved significant advances. Makhoul’s attorneys challenged the legality of the circumstances of his arrest and undermined the prosecution’s core allegations against him on September 16th in the Haifa District Court. State Prosecutors admitted that no evidence of espionage had been found in any of the computers and cellular phones seized from Makhoul’s home and office. Nor was any evidence of espionage found, they admitted, in the transcripts of thirty thousand wiretapped telephone conversations.
September 23rd 2010 is a day we will not forget easily: «Under the art. 530 first paragraph, the accused are acquitted because there is no case to answer.» A full victory, on a legal level in the first place, but also on a political and moral level. Indeed we will not forget the 1st of April 2004 either, when we were arrested with the accusation of belonging to an international terrorist network.