Preamble to the Int'l Solidarity Initiative with the Syrian People after the massacre of Houla
Carlos Varea, Santiago Alba, Moreno Pasquinelli, Wilhelm Langthaler
The Annan plan is not able to stop the repression and the killing – as the last massacre in Houla has shown. The political responsible for this is the Assad regime as it continues to negate the legitimate democratic demands of the Syrian people. It is targeting all political expressions including peaceful demonstrations and all expressions of popular organisation.
International Solidarity Initiative with the Syrian People
As democratic, peace-loving and anti-colonial people we are very much concerned with the escalating conflict in Syria and especially with the growing international meddling which could lead into a confessional civil war to the detriment of the Syrian, Palestinian and other oppressed peoples of the world at large.
For democracy, social justice, peace and national sovereignty
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On a friendship that mixes poison into honey
by Subhi Hadidi
As the Syrian regime is crushing the sons and daughters of its rival and greatest enemy – the uprising, with fire and all lethal weapons, some “friends” of the uprising around the world are scrambling against it as well, under countless flimsy banners, pretending to support it, and demanding financial and military support. In fact they do not serve the peoples’ movement as much as it pours in the regimes benefit.
We demand punishment for the guilty police personnel who illegally Detained Uttpal
Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF)
Uttpal (23), an adivasi revolutionary cultural activist who was elected to the All India Executive Committee in the First Conference of Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) held on 22-23 April 2012 in Hyderabad, has been illegally detained by Jharkhand Police. He was detained in Dumuri Police station area of Giridih District on 7th May 2012 while he was travelling in a road transport bus. Till date, the Jharkhand police has not released him nor produced him in any court of law.
Interview with Abdalaziz al-Khair*, leading figure of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, Syria
by Narmin Amir and Yusuf Fakhr ed Din in Damascus**
Abdalaziz al-Khair was a leading member of the Communist Action Party. He was persecuted and had to live underground for more than ten years. He was arrested and tortured in 1992, sentenced to 22 years and released in 2005. In 2007 he participated in founding the “Left Assembly”, which included the Communist Action Party, the Kurdish Left Party, the Body of Syrian Communists, the Marxist Democratic Assembly and the Coordination Committee of the Members of the Syrian Communist Party – Politburo.
Haitham Manna, spokesman of the Syrian „National Coordination Body for Democratic Change” (NCB), in Vienna
by Wilhelm Langthaler
A leading figure of the Syrian left opposition spoke at a meeting in Vienna, invited by the “Austrian Arab Cultural Centre” (Okaz). Haitham Manna spoke about the necessity of the Kofi Annan plan in order to stop the violence and to initiate subsequent democratic reforms.
Palestinian strike leadership to take new steps
Central Committee of the Leadership of the Strike
The following statement was issued early Friday morning, May 11, by the leadership of the hunger strikers in prisons, following their negotiations with IPS officials:
Letter of Ahmed Sa’adat, Secretary general of the PFLP, from the hunger strikers in Israeli prisons
Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat
Over 1600 Palestinian prisoners are currently engaged in a steadfast and open-ended hunger strike that launched on April 17, 2012 - Palestinian Prisoners' Day. Ahmad Sa'adat, Palestinian national leader and General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, is among these prisoners, once again taking up the "Battle of the Empty Stomachs" to demand justice and dignity, and has now been on hunger strike for 12 days.
A nightmare in a dark night of Kabul
Left Radical Organization of Afghanistan (LRA)
Finally after years of conflict and discussion between slaverholder and slave, the strategic agreement was signed by Barak Obama the president of United States and Hamid Karzai the president of Afghanistan at 12pm on May 2, 2012. Obama with an unannounced and sudden trip reached Bagram military base in Kabul and joined the presidential palace to sign the prepared agreement.
PFLP’s Gen-sec as most prominent participant of Palestinian mass hunger strike
Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa'adat
Ramon prison management transferred hunger striking Palestinian prisoner and leader, Ahmad Sa’adat to Ramle prison hospital on Sunday, April 29. Sa’adat is General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and has been in isolation for over three years in Ramon prison. He has been on hunger strike since April 17 with now over 2000 Palestinian prisoners.