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Hundreds rally ---------- in solidarity for 
Palestinians in Malaysia's city centre
March 2nd, 1:57pm
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian Malaysians on Saturday 
(March 2) rallied in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur 
to show solidarity with the Palestinians in the 
Gaza Strip.
Protesters were seen carrying Palestinian flags and 
posters written with words urging a ceasefire in 
Gaza --- as well as a picture of Israeli Prime 
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, depicted 
as the leader of Nazis...... with 
Swastika symbol.
Among the crowds, the daughter of Malaysian Prime
 Minister, Nurul Izzah Anwar, urged people to join 
the rally against the genocide.
(Source: Reuters)

Union of tramway workers
 to go on strike in Argentina
February 29th, 5:07pm
(Prensa Latina) 
The “Union Tranviarios Automotor” (UTA) will hold
24-hour strike on Tuesday in the Argentine 
provinces to demand better wages, 
Pagina 12 daily reported 
on Thursday.
The protest was confirmed by the Argentinian Association 
of Entrepreneurs from Automotive Transportation, which 
represents over 40 companies.
According to the UTA, the strike will take place after two 
months of hearings at the Labour Secretariat without a 
proposal for salary raises.
On Thursday, members of the Construction Workers Union 
(UOCRA) in this capital city gathered in front of the
 Secretariat to denounce thousands of layoffs 
due to the suspension of public works by 
the Government of Javier Milei.
In particular, they questioned the recent suspension 
of contracts in the DYCASA Company, dedicated to
 the execution and concession --- of road, port,
 architectural, commercial and industrial, 
hydraulic, nuclear power plants, and 
hospital, educational, cultural and 
sports complexes, among others.

Polish Farmers Protest ---  Against EU's Green Deal

Polish Farmers Protest --- 
Against EU's Green Deal
and Ukraine's low
priced imports 
February 27th (teleSUR)
On Tuesday --- about 10,000 Polish farmers took to the 
streets of Warsaw to protest against the agricultural 
and environmental policies of the EU and ----
cheap imports from Ukraine.
"Although the official start of the march was set for 11:00, 
groups of protesters began to block streets from early in 
the morning," local media report. ''The protest caused 
several public transport routes to be diverted or cut 
off, as well as traffic jams at the city's entrances 
and on major highways," RT reported.
The slogans "A wall for the farmer," "I am a farmer, not a 
slave," and "Green Deal = hunger" were displayed on a 
tractor --- pulling an imitation of a US Abrams tank 
made of hay.
After marching through several streets in central Warsaw, 
the protesters headed to the Lower House of Parliament
and the office of Prime Minister Donald Tusk --- to 
present their demands.
"The farmers lit bonfires and fireworks in Defilad Square, in 
front of the Culture and Science Palace, where the police 
arrested a man who tried to set fire to a garbage 
container and then attacked an officer,"
 RT reported.
While the farmers managed to be received by the 
President of the Lower House Szymon Holownia, 
they left disappointed with a meeting they 
described as "just a conversation."
"Nothing was agreed upon, other than the promise to 
create a roundtable with representatives of farmers
 and authorities. Just words," one of the protest
 leaders, Szczepan Wojcik, said, emphasizing
 that "we expect real and concrete actions. 
For now, there is nothing."
"No agreement...  Now we wait for Parliament and those in 
power to make a move. What we could do, we have done. 
Our voice has been heard," he added, as reported by RT.
The Polish farmers oppose the entry of Ukrainian
agricultural products and criticize the EU's 
''Green Deal'' - which is a policy package 
dressed in words about sustainability
- aimed at avoiding helping farmers
with subsidies. 

Police ''detain'' protesters 
at Rockefeller Centre -----
as Biden visits New York
February 27th,  6:19am
New York police officers detained protesters at Rockefeller 
Centre as US President Joe Biden attended an interview
midtown Manhattan, in New York.
Holding banners and chanting --- "not in our name" and 
"Biden, you can't hide - we charge you with genocide,"
the protesters on Monday, asked the president.....
a ceasefire in Gaza.
(Source: Reuters)


Argentine Teachers Begin National 
Strike --------- Against Milei's Policy
February 26th, 12:22pm 
On Monday, the Confederation of Education Workers of the 
Argentine Republic (CTERA) initiated a 24-hour national 
strike against the far-right President Javier 
Milei's policies.
The education workers - demand salary increases to 
compensate for the accelerated loss of purchasing
 power and reject budget cuts - affecting public 
goods and services.
The strike also opposes the elimination of the National 
Teacher Incentive Fund (FONID) and the Salary 
Compensation Fund.
On Feb. 22, the education workers held an assembly in 
which they ratified the need to mobilize to prevent 
the destruction of public education.
CTERA, which is one of the largest trade unions in 
Argentina, stated that the national strike will be 
accompanied by demonstrations across
 the country.
From the early hours of Monday, teachers began to gather 
in front of the Pizzurno Palace, the headquarters of the 
Education Ministry, in Buenos Aires.
Among the resolutions adopted at the CTERA assembly are 
demanding the formation of the national bargaining table 
and convening a meeting of secretaries to continue 
the struggle plan if no responses are obtained by 
Wednesday 28th.
The education workers also decided to condemn political 
persecution and the repression protocol set by Security 
Minister Patricia Bullrich and to strengthen unity 
among teachers, workers, and citizens ----
build a major national strike.


Demonstrations in Italy for peace
--- in Ukraine and the Middle East
February 24th, 11:19am
 (Prensa Latina) 
Thousands of people participated in demonstrations called
 by the Italian Network for Peace and Disarmament, which 
spread today throughout the country..... in favour of the
of the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.
A statement published this Saturday -- on the official site of 
that organization, relates among other demands “stopping 
the criminal madness of wars” --- seeking a political 
solution, to end the war between Kiev & Moscow, 
as well as ---- “stopping the massacre - and the
 ethnic cleansing of Palestinians”... by Israel.
Groups such as the Coordinator for Constitutional 
Democracy, the Italian Women’s Union (UDI), the 
Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), 
the National Association of Partisans of Italy 
(ANPI), as well as the environmental 
organizations Legambiente and 
Greenpeace, among others. 
Giorgio Zampetti, general director of Legambiente, 
expressed in statements to the press, that: “the 
world is experiencing a deep crisis, marked by 
conflicts and wars, that are causing innocent 
deaths, devastation.. & new forms of hatred
& violence in different parts of the planet.”
“That is why today, together with many other civil society 
entities, we believed that it was essential to be present 
in the squares, with our flags, to immediately ask for 
peace, added Zampetti.
In the streets of the city of Milan, in the northern region 
of Lombardy, some five thousand protesters called for 
a ceasefire in Palestine, while in the Tuscan city of 
Florence, a pacifist human chain, of a thousand 
people... stretched along the Arno River, from 
the Santa Trinidad bridge, to Carraia bridge.
Ilaria Lani, union leader of the CGIL in Florence, demanded 
during the event -- that “our country, as the Constitution 
says, be in the front line to repudiate war and build 
a policy of peace.”
Similar protests took place in the cities of Palermo, Naples 
and Turin, as well as in other major urban centres and in 
small towns throughout Italy, the source points out.
Nicola Ricci, general secretary of the CGIL in Campania,
said that ---a signal must be sent: to reaffirm Europe’s
 role ------- in building a path that leads to peace.”
“It is necessary to reduce military spending, in favour of 
social spending and stop the arms industry, to rebuild
 a climate of coexistence and security for all people,”
 Ricci added during the demonstration in Naples.


Farmers dissatisfied with the EU's 
agricultural policy will hold a 
demonstration in Brussels 
on February 26
February 23rd, 1:16pm
A demonstration of agronomists will be held on February 26 
in Brussels. This is reported by the Belga news agency 
with reference to farmers' organizations.
In the message, the text of which leads RIA Novosti, it is
 noted that the demonstration in the Belgian capital will 
be a response to the meeting there of the heads of 
the Ministries of Agriculture of the EU.
The Belgian police expect that the demonstration
 can provoke serious traffic violations.
Earlier it was reported about the protest action before
 the opening of the Salon of Agriculture in Paris, 
where dozens of tractors took to the streets.

Passionate ceasefire calls reach UK MPs

Thousands of Protesters Gather in
Sanaa ---- in Solidarity With Gaza
February 16th, (teleSUR)
On Friday, tens of thousands of Yemenis gathered
in Sanaa to denounce the genocide committed 
by the Israeli occupation forces, against 
Palestinians in Gaza.
The head of the Houthi Supreme Political Council, 
Mahdi Al-Mashat, addressed the gathering - and
pledged unwavering support for the 
Palestinian people.
"I call on the evil trio attacking our people in Gaza 
and in most Islamic countries, to immediately 
cease aggression and lift the siege on our
 people in Gaza," he said.
The protesters carried Palestinian flags and 
waved their weapons --- while chanting 
slogans against the United States 
and Israel.
A text reads, "Thousands march in Yemen's 
capital Sanaa -- in strong support of Gaza."
Today marks the implementation of the designation 
of the Houthis as a "terrorist" group by the US, 
one month after its announcement.
"There is no other solution for you but this option, no 
matter how much you escalate and engage in 
aggression here or there in any region," 
Al-Mashat said, adding that anyone 
who attacks them "must receive 
a response, regardless of the 
Since November 2023, the Yemeni Houthis have targeted 
ships with links to Israel in the Red Sea and the Bab al-
Mandeb Strait as military targets.
This has caused major shipping companies worldwide, to 
continue adjusting their routes to avoid crossing the Red 
Sea, through which 8 percent of global cereal trade,
 12 percent of oil trade, and 8 percent of 
liquefied natural gas trade.. pass.


UK activists step up action ----- 
to jam up Israeli war machine
February 15th, 12:39am
Across Britain, pro-Palestinian activists have 
stepped up action aimed at jamming up the
 Israeli war machine, which is pressing on 
with the regime's genocidal war against 
the Gaza Strip.
Activists with Palestine Action, a UK-based pro-
Palestinian protest network, barricaded the 
entrance to Israel’s largest weapons firm, 
Elbit Systems, by locking themselves 
together, UK newspaper Morning 
Star reported on Wednesday.
The company provides the Israeli military.. with
drones, munitions, combat vehicles, missiles,
 and other types of weaponry.
"The majority of their arms are marketed as
'battle-tested,' meaning they have been
 deployed in bombardments against
 the Palestinian people," the 
daily wrote.
A Palestine Action spokesperson said, "While Israeli 
weapons companies — which assist in occupying, 
displacing, and massacring the people in Gaza -
 operate on our doorstep, it’s up to the people 
to take direct action - to shut Elbit down."
"Every other method -- including marches, petitions, 
and lobbying - has failed to end British complicity 
in the occupation."
Activists from the group.. also drenched the Manchester
offices of Bank of New York Mellon, a US banking and 
financial services corporation, in red paint, to 
symbolize the bank’s complicity in 
Palestinian bloodshed.
The Bank has invested over £10 million 
($12.5 million) in Elbit Systems.
Nearly 28,600 Palestinians, mostly women and children, 
have been killed - since the Israeli regime launched its 
onslaught on Gaza in early October in response to an
 operation staged by the coastal sliver's resistance 
movements against the occupied territories.
The protest came -- while the regime is intensifying
 its strikes against the southern Gaza city of Rafah.
More than 1.5 million Palestinians -- above half of Gaza's
 population - have fled to the city amid incessant Israeli
 bombardments elsewhere throughout the territory. 
Tel Aviv is, meanwhile --- threatening to bring the city 
under an all-out ground invasion, which international 
humanitarian organizations have warned ------ would 
spell an unspeakable catastrophe.

London protesters call PM Sunak
 war criminal over Israel support
February 13th, 1:59am
Hundreds of people have gathered outside the British Prime 
Minister Rishi Sunak’s office, urging the government to use 
its leverage to prevent Israel from launching its planned 
invasion of the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. 
They also called Sunak a war criminal over his
 staunch support for the occupying regime.

In the centre of Athens, police  used gas against protesters  in support of Palestine

In the centre of Athens, police
 used gas against protesters 
in support of Palestine
February 10th, 4:42pm
Police fired tear gas - at demonstrators who organized
 a rally in support of Palestine in the centre of Athens.
This is reported by the newsbreak portal.gr.
Demonstrators smashed the glass
doors of a McDonald's restaurant.
Two people were detained.
Earlier, pro-Palestinian activists blocked a number
 of roads in downtown Washington to protest the
 fighting in the Gaza Strip.


Pakistan’s pro-Palestine protesters 
call for ICJ ruling on Gaza 
to be implemented
February 3rd, 9:43pm
by Nasir Kazmi
Press TV, Islamabad
People in Pakistan continue to hold pro-Palestine
 demonstrations - in solidarity with the besieged
 Gaza Strip. They called for the implementation
 of a recent ruling handed down by the 
International Court of Justice 
against Israel. 
The government of Pakistan has also demanded the UN
 Security Council fulfill its responsibility - and protect
 defenseless people of Gaza. 
Fresh thousands-strong London 
demonstration calls for end 
to Gaza genocide
February 3rd, 9:40pm
by Saeed Pourreza
Press TV, London
In Britain, hundreds of thousands have once again marched 
through the centre of the capital city, London, against the 
US-Israeli genocidal war on Gaza. 
British protesters slammed the UK’s complicity in that 
genocide and voiced support for the Palestinian 
people’s struggle for liberation. 


people march in Seoul for Gaza
February 3rd, 5:48pm
by Frank Smith
Press TV, Seoul
South Koreans have rallied in the capital, Seoul, 
to show solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza.
This is the 20th consecutive protest to call for 
an end to the US-Israeli genocidal campaign.

Pro Palestine Rally in Chicago

US cities pass resolutions
---- for Gaza ceasefire
February 3rd, 11:33am
Across the United States, local governments are passing 
resolutions demanding a ceasefire in Gaza as pro- 
Zionism sentiment.... continues its historic 
crumbling, under the weight of daily 
Israeli war crimes.
The third largest city in the United States, Chicago, also 
has the nation's largest Palestinian community, who
 were thrilled ------- to see their city council pass a
 resolution demanding a permanent ceasefire.
Local city councils in various US states have passed 
ceasefire resolutions in solidarity with Palestine 
amid Washington’s unequivocal support
 for Israel.
''We were on edge honestly for a while and the fact that it 
was passed, is just an amazing show of solidarity with 
our brothers and sisters in Palestine.''
''We know that it doesn't necessarily change anything for
 them on the ground, but I think that this will definitely 
put pressure on our government to hear though the 
will of its people in one of the largest cities of 
America and, hopefully, this will influence 
some of their policy [sic] and we will 
get a permanent ceasefire soon.''
Deanna Othman, American 
Muslims for Palestine, 
US court 'implores' Biden to 
reconsider support for 
genocide in Gaza 
The court in California ruled that it is "plausible"
that Israel is committing Genocide in Gaza.

Ceasefire demands have been approved from major cities 
like San Francisco, Detroit, and Atlanta to suburbs and 
small towns, which are insisting on taking a 
moral stand.
''Words like 'apartheid' and 'ethnic cleansing', which were
 once heavily censored in public life, are now being 
voted into the public record. And you would wish 
that people in positions of power, do things, do
 the right things -- because they are the right 
things, because it’s the moral thing to do.
That doesn't always happen. But in 
Chicago,it's a little bit different.''
Hatem Abudayyeh ------ of the US 
Palestinian Community Network
Biden makes history --- 1st sitting 
US president sued for complicity 
in genocide 
Biden becomes the first sitting American president 
to be sued for complicity in genocide - over the US
actions on Gaza. The United States was the only
 member on the United Nations Security Council
to vote against a ceasefire, and they have 
paralyzed the Security Council on the
issue of the genocide in Gaza.
As congressmen in Washington reportedly refused to even 
engage with Palestinian activists, city councils have
 become the primary place with political power, 
which will discuss the issue and reflect the 
historic shift in public sentiment 
towards Palestine.
''It really shows that when you vote for progressive
politicians -- progress does happen. We not only 
saw a vote for a ceasefire -- but we saw a vote
 for solidarity and community building as well.
The ceasefire vote is not only for the 
Palestinian people, it's for 
all communities.''
Nasreen Hasan - of the Arab-American 
Centre, University of Illinois-Chicago
The local resolutions are mainly symbolic, 
but they aren't so local. They show 
support to Palestine and their 
allies around the world and 
they prove to Washington 
that their unshakeable 
support for Israel isn't
shared across the US.
Poll: Americans who say Israel 
committing genocide nears
 relative majority 
With social and alternative media swaying people 
more than ever, the days of Zionism’s dominance
in the United States...... appear to be numbered.

Stop genocide in Gaza

Biden Administration Faces 
Pushback from US-Arabs
February 3rd,  8:35am (FNA)
US-Muslim voters balked at the latest outreach efforts by
 Joe Biden’s administration, making it clear that the US 
president’s support for the Israeli war effort in the 
Gaza Strip may imperil his reelection bid.
At stake are several so-called “swing states” with large
 Muslim populations that helped propel Biden to an 
electoral victory in the 2020 presidential race.
Even small shifts in support from Arab-Americans in such
 hotly contested states as Pennsylvania, Georgia, and
 Arizona could swing the 2024 election against the
Democrat incumbent, who already faces an 
“abandon Biden” movement in Michigan, 
RT reported.
Widespread voter anger was evidenced on Thursday, when 
Biden’s motorcade reportedly had to be re-routed during a 
campaign stop in Michigan - because US-Arabs held a 
demonstration to voice their anger over the heavy 
civilian casualties in Gaza. “Genocide Joe
 has got to go,” protestors chanted, 
while waving Palestinian flags.
Back in Washington, many of the US-Palestinians invited to a
 meeting to discuss the Israel-Hamas war with Secretary of 
State Antony Blinken declined to attend. “We do not know 
what more Secretary Blinken or President Biden need - to 
hear or see to compel them to end their complicity in this
 genocide,” some of the invited guests said in a 
statement, explaining their decision to 
snub Blinken.
Pro-Palestinian protestors have also camped outside 
Blinken’s home in recent days to press for a change 
in policy. Dr. Tariq Haddad, a Virginia cardiologist 
who declined to attend Thursday’s meeting at 
the US State Department, told Blinken in a 
letter that he could not face him after the
 administration’s policies ---- led to the 
deaths of 80 of his family members 
in Gaza.
“The more I thought about this meeting, the more I could
 not emotionally bring myself to look you in the eyes, 
Secretary Blinken, knowing you and President 
Biden - have knowingly contributed to the 
suffering and murder of so many of my 
family, the homelessness and 
dispossession of 2 million 
Gazans, and the famine 
that has befallen my 
remaining family 
he wrote.
More than 27,000 Gazans have been killed since the war 
began in October, according to local health authorities, 
and the UN has reported that 570,000 people in the 
besieged Palestinian enclave are starving. 
The Biden administration.... has approved two emergency
arms sales to Israel, bypassing congressional authority, 
and rejected calls for a ceasefire. At the same time, 
Biden and Blinken have urged Israeli leaders to 
minimize civilian casualties and allow more 
humanitarian aid trucks to enter Gaza.
A Quinnipiac University poll released this week showed that
 only 34% of US voters approve of Biden’s handling of the 
Gaza crisis. An earlier poll by CBS News found that the 
president’s support for Israel is alienating at least
 one-third of Democrat voters.

US student coalition at Brown University  ---- launches 'hunger strike for Palestine'

US student coalition at Brown University 
---- launches 'hunger strike for Palestine'
February 3rd, 8:24am
A coalition of students at Brown University in Rhode Island 
has gone on an indefinite hunger strike in protest at 
Israel’s war on Gaza, calling on the university to
 divest from companies profiting from the 
ongoing aggression.
The group said in a statement on Friday afternoon that they 
would keep up their hunger strike until the university did its
 part to promote an “immediate and permanent” ceasefire.
It demanded the university introduce a divestment
 resolution at the next meeting of its governing 
body, which is scheduled to be held on 
February 8 and 9. 
"Given the escalating violence in Gaza, this hunger strike
 emphasizes the urgency of passing a divestment
 resolution in this meeting rather than delaying 
the process any further," the students said 
in the statement. 
The organizers of the hunger strike said they want the 
resolution to follow the recommendations of a report 
released in 2020 by the Advisory Committee on 
Corporate Responsibility in Investment 
Practices (ACCRIP) that called for 
divestment from companies 
involved ----- in the Israeli 
occupation of Palestine.
AB Volvo, Airbus, Boeing, DXC, General Dynamics, 
General Electric and Motorola were among the 
companies that the ACCRIP’s report had 
identified for divestment.
"As a Palestinian, I have witnessed colossal losses in 
Gaza, the West Bank, and around the world; the 
ongoing impact of this humanitarian crisis has 
fueled my commitment to justice,” said Nour 
Abaherah, a Palestinian participant in the 
hunger strike.
“My family history, intertwined with the struggles of my
 people, and occupied people everywhere, motivates 
me to stand against the investment and profiting of
 arms and weapons manufacturing and occupation 
that perpetuates violence in our world," she added.
Accused by students of holding investments in arms
 manufacturers, Brown University has been a hub of
 protests since Israel started its incessant 
bombardment campaign against the 
besieged Gaza Strip in 
early October.
The student coalition stressed that support for divestment
 "as a material way of supporting a permanent ceasefire
 and lasting peace in Gaza".. is growing on the campus.
"This strike is the student body’s response - to Brown’s 
continued inaction in the face of the mounting crisis 
in Gaza," the students said in their statement, 
adding that the move will be accompanied 
by a host of programs, including teach-
ins, performances, and prayers.
UN experts have described Israel’s war on Gaza
as the deadliest, most dangerous conflict for
 journalists - in recent history. 

Pro-Palestinian activists block 
several roads in Washington
February 1st, 8:46pm
Pro-Palestinian activists have blocked a number
of roads 
in downtown Washington to protest
the fighting in the 
Gaza Strip.
This is reported by the Washington 
police, RIA Novosti writes.
At least eight people were arrested.
Earlier in Amsterdam, several dozen people 
demonstrated ------ in support of peace
in Ukraine and Palestine.

Mass anti-government 
rallies held in Slovakia
January 11th, 7:28pm
Anti-government rallies demanding the resignation 
of the Cabinet of Ministers were held in Slovakia.
This is reported by TASS with reference 
to the Markiza TV channel.
The rallies were attended by 
"many thousands of citizens".
The largest of the rallies --- took place on the Slovak 
National Uprising Square in the centre of Bratislava.
Earlier, more than 1,000 farmers on tractors took
 part in a demonstration in Augsburg, Germany.

Pro-Palestine protesters gather 
outside Greek parliament, 
demand immediate 
Gaza ceasefire
January 6th, 9:14pm
Crowds of demonstrators rallied outside the Greek
 parliament building in Athens on Saturday --- in a 
show of solidarity with the people of Palestine 
amid the continued Israeli bombardment of
the Gaza Strip. 
Footage shows protesters waving Palestinian flags and 
carrying large banners while chanting slogans such as
"Palestine will never die," "'Freedom in Palestine, Free
 Palestine," and "Isolate Israel," as they demanded 
an immediate and lasting ceasefire in the 
besieged territory.
The protest in Athens came as widespread protests 
have erupted across Europe against Israel's 
genocidal war in Gaza.
(Source: RT)

Argentines March Against Milei's  Economic and Security Policies

Argentines March Against Milei's
 Economic and Security Policies
December 20th (teleSUR)
On Wednesday, human rights defenders, social activists, 
workers, students, teachers, and retirees will march in
 Buenos Aires ------ to reject President Javier Milei's 
economic adjustments and security protocol.
This marks the first major mobilization against the far-right
 administration and coincides with the anniversary of the 
2001 social upheaval that led to the resignation of then-
President Fernando de la Rua.
The mobilization aims to defend the right to protest, which
 is under threat --- with the protocol announced by the 
Security Ministry. Among the groups participating
 in the march are the Worker Pole, the Left Front, 
Great Homeland, the Communist Party, the
 Railway Union, "Memory, Truth and 
Justice," the Peace and Justice
Service, and the Teachers' 
Trade Union.
The march will have two columns starting at 4:30 PM local 
time from the Congress and the Obelisco. They will
 converge at Mayo Square where social activists
will read a document agreed upon by 
various groups.
"Milei announced a declaration of war against the people's
 labour, social, and civil rights. It includes ---- a mega-
devaluation, the freezing of funding for popular
 dining facilities, and significant increases in
 service fees," stated the activists
for the protests.
They also denounced a protocol that seeks to preserve
 the so-called "public order" because it undermines 
constitutional rights, including the right to protest.
Last week, Security Minister Patricia Bullrich announced
 an anti-protest protocol that includes prison sentences, 
charging protesters for the expenses incurred in 
deploying security forces, and deporting
 foreign demonstrators.
"The protocol establishes that any demonstration that
 is carried out... with blockades of streets or routes, 
constitutes the commission of a flagrant crime 
and enables the security forces to evict or 
disperse the protest," Piensa Prensa 
"At the same time -- it contains provisions to collect 
information, criminalize, persecute and stigmatize
 participants in public demonstrations -- and the
 political, social and union organizations 
involved," it added.
On the eve of the first major protest against Milei, 
Human Capital Minister, Sandra Pettovello, 
announced that citizens participating in 
or promoting street blockades - will 
cease to receive public support
 through social programs.


Turkish doctors stage
a silent march...
 in solidarity --- with
Gaza medical staff
December 16th 8:51pm
by Rahshan Saglam
Press TV, Istanbul
Doctors and medical staff in Türkiye have held a silent 
march in protest against the Israeli regime's attacks
 on medical staff in the besieged Gaza Strip. 
The march was held in 36 cities in Türkiye as 
similar rallies were organized in 26 cities 
across the world as well. 

UK pro peace demos across UK for Gaza

UK pro-peace demonstrators 
hold nation-wide rallies -
support for Palestine
December 16th, 7:08pm
Pro-peace demonstrators have taken part in fresh 
protest rallies across the UK, demanding an end 
to Israeli atrocities in the Gaza Strip. 
The pro-Palestine protests continue as the
Stop the 
War Coalition titled Saturday,
as the “Day of Action.”
The Stop the War Coalition organizers listed 57 
separate pro-Palestinian events across the 
UK on Saturday, including assemblies 
and candlelit vigils.
Protesters in north London gathered in Camden 
Town, calling for an end to the Israeli regime
 forces deadly attacks on Gaza.
The weekly demonstrations in the UK are held 
amid growing concern in the international 
community about the Israeli regime's 
brutal genocidal war on Gaza.
Since the occupying regime unleashed its genocidal
 war against the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, the 
international community -- except the 
US -- has unanimously called for an
 end to hostilities against civilians.
Until now some 19,000 Gazans, mostly 
women and children ------ have been 
killed by the Israeli war machine.
Since the launch of the Israeli genocide on October 
7, the occupation forces' relentless bombings have 
leveled residential areas across the Gaza Strip, 
razing towns and villages while flattening 
much of northern Gaza.
Gaza’s population of 2.3 million has been mostly 
driven from their homes, fleeing to the south 
to seek refuge.
The ongoing bombings amid the huge population shift, 
squeezing large groups of refugees into scarce 
shelters with limited facilities and resources,
 has plunged the besieged Gaza Strip into
 a "grim" humanitarian situation.
At least 27 people have been killed in Israeli strikes 
on two residential buildings in southern Gaza, 
with victims still being reported to be 
under the rubble.
In this regard, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) 
said it is becoming increasingly difficult to 
sustain life in Gaza due to the the
territory's complete siege ---- 
amid continued bombings. 
“Staff on the ground say that every day that passes 
makes it more and more difficult to sustain human 
life in Gaza, that’s because of the systematic 
denial of food, water, medicine, and fuel 
to the civilian population in Gaza,”
 the CEO of MAP, Melanie 
Ward, warned.
She said Israeli regime forces' indiscriminate 
bombings --- will soon result in the killing of 
10,000 children, adding, “The situation 
couldn’t be more grim.”


 General strike ---- against
Israeli genocide in Gaza
December 12th, 12:16am
(Press TV, Ramallah)
Life came to a standstill in the occupied West Bank
as a general strike was observed - in line with the 
international call for a global strike --- in protest 
against Israel’s genocide in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli onslaught on the territory has so far claimed
the lives of more than 18,200 people, the majority of 
them women and children.


Pro-Palestinian Demos
-----  Across the World
here are just two:

UK capital rocked by pro-
Palestine protest - again
Sunday, December 10th, 2:47am
by Saeed Pourreza
Press TV, London 
For the ninth Saturday in a row, pro-Palestine protests have
 taken place across the UK. The one held in London this
 weekend was the first major rally since the weeklong 
pause in Israel’s indiscriminate bombing of Gaza 
ended. The demonstration came after the UK 
abstained from voting for a UN Security 
Council resolution... that called for a 
ceasefire in Gaza. The resolution 
was vetoed by the US.

Thousands of activists held a 
rally in Tel Aviv: demanding 
talks with Hamas
December 9th, 8:29pm
Thousands of Israelis have rallied in central Tel Aviv to
 demand negotiations for the release of all remaining 
hostages from the Gaza Strip.
This is reported by RIA Novosti.
It is noted that the action is conducted by the volunteer 
organization "Forum of Families of hostages and 
missing persons".

 pro-Palestinian actions in a  number of German cities

 TASS: Thousands of people took part 
in pro-Palestinian actions in a 
number of German cities
December 2nd, 8:17pm
Several thousand people participated in pro-
Palestinian rallies in several German cities.
According to a TASS correspondent, in Berlin, about 
2 thousand activists passed through several 
central districts of the city.
Participants carried Palestinian flags, held banners in 
support of Palestine and shouted slogans. Several 
people were detained by the police.
Another demonstration under the slogan "Solidarity 
with the people of Palestine" was held in Hamburg.
Residents of North Rhine-Westphalia also took to 
the streets to participate in several small pro
-Palestinian demonstrations.
About 200 residents of Dusseldorf participated in such 
an action. In addition, events were planned in
Bielefeld and Dortmund.
Earlier it was reported that 18 demonstrators in 
support of Palestine were detained in London.

 pro-Palestinian actions in Spain

RIA Novosti: Madrid hosts protest 
against the war in Palestine
December 2nd, 7:34pm
Madrid residents hold a protest rally calling for an end
 to the war in Palestine and an end to the genocide
 in the Gaza Strip.
This was reported by a RIA Novosti correspondent.
The protest started near the Atocha train station and 
ended in the Provincial Square. It was held under the 
slogans "Israel kills, Europe sponsors", "This is not 
war, this is genocide". Participants carried flags 
of Palestine and some leftist political parties.
The organizers also noted " the legitimate right of 
the Palestinian resistance to defend its people 
from occupation."
In addition, the Spaniards called for the closure of 
the Israeli embassy and the expulsion of all 
those who represent - it from the country.
Earlier it was reported that about 6-7 thousand people 
took part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration in 
Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In Berlin, thousands of people came out --- to protest against the supply of weapons to Kiev

In Berlin, thousands of people came out ---
protest against the supply of weapons
to Kiev
November 25th, 5:12pm 
Thousands of people marched in Berlin for talks on Ukraine
 and the gas sector. This is reported by RIA Novosti with 
reference to a correspondent from the scene.
It is noted that the protest action was organized by politician
 Sarah Wagenknecht. In a speech delivered on the podium 
at the Brandenburg Gate, she accused the German
 government of applying double standards to the 
Ukrainian conflict and the situation in the Gaza
Strip. "This war must end. And this --- is very 
important — in all directions," she said.
Wagenknecht criticized the government's spending on arms 
supplies, while Germany has a shortage of teachers, 
hospitals are closing, and infrastructure is aging. 
The organizers of the protest, in leaflets, called for peace 
talks in all combat zones in the world. According to them, 
Berlin is supplying more and more weapons instead of 
de-escalation and diplomacy.
In early October, a protest against support for Ukraine was 
held in Berlin on the Day of German Unity. The protest 
action was initiated by activists of the Querdenker 
movement, which is close to the opposition right-
wing Alternative for Germany party. 
The demonstrators were against the supply of weapons
 to Kiev, for the resignation of the government and for
early elections.

Pro-Palestine rallies held 
across world as truce 
takes hold in Gaza
November 24th, 7:10pm
Thousands of people rallied across the world on Friday to 
voice their unfaltering support for Palestinians in the
Gaza Strip, on the first day of a truce after some 
50 days of brutal Israeli war on the 
besieged territory.
The Yemeni people thronged the streets in the capital 
Sana’a to express their solidarity with Gazans as 
they waved Palestinian flags and shouted 
pro-Palestine slogans.
“Our first and central cause is Palestine, and we will not
 give up standing for this cause,” protester Muhammad
 al-Theali said, AFP reported. 
“We are ready to offer financial, moral and psychological 
support - support with our funds, souls, sons, weapons 
to confront the enemy's arrogance, the American and
 Israeli arrogance against Muslim people."
Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the 
Palestinian resistance movement Hamas launched the 
surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm in response to Tel
 Aviv's decades-long campaign of bloodletting and 
devastation against Palestinians.
Tel Aviv has also blocked water, food, and electricity
 to Gaza, plunging the coastal strip into a
 humanitarian crisis.
The Government Media Office in Gaza announced in a 
report on Thursday that at least 14,854 Palestinians, 
including more than 6,150 children and 4,000 
women, have been killed and over 36,000 
others injured in the Israeli strikes.
The Qatari-mediated truce, which came into effect early 
on Friday, would see the exchange of captives and the 
delivery of relief aid to the Gaza Strip over a span of 
four days.
Under the terms of the agreement, for every Israeli captive
 released, there will be 3 Palestinian prisoners released, 
namely women and children. Two hundred aid trucks 
that include medical supplies for the entire Gaza 
Strip will also be allowed in during the four-
day ceasefire.
Also on Friday, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in 
the Turkish city of Istanbul to slam the Israeli military 
campaign in the coastal silver.
The protesters held funeral prayers in absentia for two 
Turkish nationals who were reported by local media 
to have been killed in an Israeli strike on
 southern Lebanon.
Since the start of the war, the south of Lebanon has seen 
the scene of sporadic exchanges of fire and shelling 
between the Israeli military and the resistance 
movement Hezbollah, which has reportedly 
fired more than 1,000 rockets, mortars, 
missiles, and drones at Israel.
Jordanians support ceasefire in Gaza
Meanwhile, crowds in the Jordanian capital demonstrated 
support for Palestinians on Friday after the start of a 
temporary ceasefire in the besieged area.
The Jordanians carried signs and banners in support
 of Palestinians as they marched through the streets
 of Amman.
“Today is the day of victory, today is the beginning of the 
collapse of Israel, today is the beginning of the victory 
of the Arab and Islamic nation, today --- what the 
resistance has done --- is something that has 
never happened in the history of humanity,”
 said protester Abdel Majid Dandis.

UJC members march in Cuba
in solidarity with Palestine
November 23rd, 2:51pm
 (Prensa Latina) 
Hundreds of Cubans called on Thursday, for a
 cease-fire of the Israeli aggression against 
Gaza, in a mobilization led by President 
Miguel Diaz-Canel.
The march in solidarity with Palestine, called by the 
Union of Young Communists (UJC) of Cuba, was 
attended by Prime Minister Manuel Marrero 
and other authorities of political and 
youth organizations in the country.
Palestinian medical students, youngsters, children and
workers from Havana, representing the Cuban people
 ....took part in the mobilization, which started in 
Havana’s Malecon, from the vicinity of 
Presidents Avenue to the Piragua, 
near the emblematic 
National Hotel.
During the political-cultural act at La Piragua site, a
 Palestinian student and the Second Secretary of 
the UJC in the capital.... Meyvis Estevez ---- 
denounced that most of the civilians 
killed in the Gaza Strip, were 
children and women.


Report: US Military Tech Firm 
Backing War in Gaza Awarded
Britain's NHS Data Contract
November 21st, 3:20pm (FNA)
A US company specialising in AI-powered military and
 surveillance technology that is supporting Israel’s 
war in Gaza is set to be handed a contract by 
England's National Health Service
 to handle patient data.
The £480mln ($600mln) contract, which has reportedly 
been awarded to Colorado-based Palantir by NHS 
England, is likely to dismay many NHS workers 
who have called for a ceasefire in Gaza, and 
protested against Israeli attacks targeting 
hospitals and civilians, The Middle East 
Eye reported.
A spokesperson for Health Workers for a Free Palestine, a 
network of NHS staff, told Middle East Eye, “Many would
 be rightly concerned that a third-party company is 
managing their medical data, let alone Palantir, 
whose interests are at odds with the British 
public, Palestinian people and our 
collective humanity”.
At least 13,300 people, including 5,600 children, have been
 killed in Gaza since Israel launched its assault following 
attacks by Hamas fighters in Southern Israel on 
October 7 in which at least 1,200 people 
were killed.
Palantir, which has an office in Tel Aviv, has 
been outspoken in its support for Israel.
In a social media post on October 12, it said, “Certain 
kinds of evil can only be fought with force. Palantir 
stands with Israel.”
In a letter to shareholders issued on November 2, the
 company said, “We are one of a few companies in 
the world to stand up and announce our support 
for Israel, which remains steadfast.”
Announcing the company’s third-quarter profits on the 
same day, Alex Karp, Palantir’s chief executive and 
a co-founder of the company, said --- “I am proud 
that we are supporting Israel ---- in every way 
we can.”
Speaking to Fox Business earlier this month, Joe Lonsdale, 
another of Palantir’s co-founders, said Israel was “doing
 what it has to do and eliminating the bad guys” and 
“we are trying to keep the good guys armed 
and ahead”.
Lonsdale said, “When we were building Palantir we actually 
learnt a lot from the Israelis. They’re quite good at what 
they do and one of my proudest moments was when 
Israel started working with Palantir. So Palantir 
helps Israel do a lot of things too.”
Middle East Eye asked Palantir what technology or support
 it was providing to Israel’s armed forces --- but had not 
received a response at the time of publication.
The company describes its military technologies as offering 
customers “mission-tested capabilities, forged in the field” 
to deliver “a tactical edge - by land, air, sea and space”.
Palantir was founded in 2004 with some funding provided by
 a CIA-backed venture capital firm and provides services to 
the US military and intelligence agencies, as well as to 
armed forces in the UK and other western countries.
Another co-founder, and Palantir’s current chair, is Peter 
Thiel, a technology billionaire who also co-founded 
PayPal and backed Donald Trump’s winning US 
presidential campaign in 2016.
Earlier this month, Palantir reported quarterly earnings of
 $558mln and said it expected its annual earnings for
 2023 to exceed $2.2bln.
In comments to investors, Karp said -- the company was 
"building products for a world that is violent, disjointed, 
irrational, a world in which you have to show strength.
A world in which you really have to pick sides". 
The NHS previously used Palantir software to manage data 
during the COVID-19 pandemic, but its involvement in
the UK healthcare system has been opposed by
 privacy campaigners.
They have called on the UK government to end 
Palantir’s involvement in the NHS, citing the 
company’s involvement in developing 
mass surveillance for the National 
Security Agency in the US and
 GCHQ in the UK.
In 2017, Haaretz reported that Palantir was one of two
technology companies -- providing predictive systems
used for intelligence at Israeli security organisations
that the newspaper linked to the arrests of scores
of Palestinians - based on profiling of their social 
media activity.
Continuing Israeli attacks on hospitals and medical 
facilities in Gaza have been widely condemned.
On Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head 
of the World Health Organisation, said he was 
appalled by an assault by Israeli forces on 
the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia in 
which at least 12 people, including 
patients, had been killed.
"Health workers and civilians should never have to be 
exposed to such horror, and especially while inside
 a hospital," Ghebreyesus said.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that an MSF 
clinic in Gaza City had also come under fire.
On Saturday, up to 7,000 people inside Gaza City’s Al-Shifa 
Hospital, including premature babies, critically ill patients, 
displaced families and medical staff, were given just 
one hour to leave by Israeli troops.
Last month, thousands of NHS doctors signed an open 
letter calling on the UK government to condemn 
Israel’s attack on Gaza.
Earlier this month, hundreds of health workers protested 
outside the Department of Health and Social Care
 (DHSC) to condemn the UK government’s 
support for Israel.
A spokesperson for Health Workers for a Free Palestine 
said, “Palantir has come out in full support for Israel's 
bombardment of Gaza, received funding from the 
CIA, helped the NSA with their worldwide 
surveillance programme, and worked 
on artificial intelligence for US 
military drones."
"Businesses that trade in death should have no place 
in our healthcare system," the spokesperson added.
Palantir did not respond to requests for comment.
The DHSC did not answer MEE’s questions about health 
workers' concerns regarding Palantir’s support for 
Israel. Instead, a spokesperson sent a statement 
addressing data privacy concerns.
“Patients’ data has and always will remain under the full 
control and protection of the NHS, and it will not be 
accessed by the company that makes the 
software,” the statement said.
NHS England did not respond to MEE’s requests for comment
 about Palantir’s support for Israel. It said, “NHS England is 
conducting a fair and transparent procurement process 
for a supplier of the federated data platform, in line 
with public contracts regulations, and this 
process has not yet concluded.”

Mexicans Ask to End Genocide  in Front of the Israeli Embassy

Mexicans Ask to End Genocide
 in Front of the Israeli Embassy
November 16th, (teleSUR)
On Thursday, the Friendship and Common Platform for
 Palestine Support organizations gathered in front of 
the Israeli Embassy in Mexico City to denounce the 
murder of thousands of children at the hands of 
the Israeli occupation army.
The citizens lay on the floor pretending to be dead and 
placed a tarp on top of them with the names of 
Palestinian children murdered by the Zionist 
state between October the 7th and 25th.
"The only thing we want and dream of --- is for 

the genocide to end," said Lince, one of the 
women present at the unprecedented 
A representative of the friendship organization, Manuel 
Mavroleon, denounced that Mexican citizens "do not 
receive the true information about the conflict", 
which is why they promote this type of 
actions, and warned that it will be a 
contest ----- "where the majority of 
victims are going to be children."
"It's very sad because there are a lot of kids who are my 
age. Friends like me who have a life like me," said Fin, a 
young American woman who lamented the situation 
between Israel and Palestine.
Lince and Mavroleon harshly criticized Mexican President 
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) for the decision
 not to break relations with Israel.
"We understand that the president is in a difficult situation. 
The United States demands that Mexico not take action 
on the matter or, rather, to take action in favour of 
Israel," the Friendship activist stated, adding that
 he is very disappointed that a president "who 
calls himself leftist" - does not take a clear 
position on a matter of international 
and human solidarity.
Lince opted for the breaking of commercial and diplomatic 
relations between Mexico and Israel ------- even if it is not
"forever but only as a provisional measure to pressure 
for the Israeli occupation to end and for us to have 
peace again."
Both social organizations will organize other protest actions
 this month. One of these will take place on Sunday, where
 Mexicans will march from the Israeli Embassy in Mexico 
to the Angel of Independence roundabout on 
Reforma Avenue.

Ukraine women demand demobilization

"Serfdom, not military service": 
Ukrainian women demand 
rotation for their husbands 
& their return to the family
November 16th, 2023 
(source: Interia 
retold by InoTV)
At the same time, women's protests were held in a number 
of major cities of Ukraine, demanding changes in the rules
 of military service and the introduction of the rotation of
 personnel. They pointed out -- that their husbands are 
depressed, tired and mentally exhausted - because 
they have been fighting at the front since the very 
beginning of the conflict, Interia reports.
Women's protests demanding demobilization took place on 
November 12 in major Ukrainian cities. Demonstrations 
were held in Odessa, Kiev, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Poltava 
and Ternopil, among others. Women and children who
 took part in street actions demanded detailed 
conditions of service. 
"We demand temporary service", "It's time for others" 
and "We forgot what the pope looks like" were just 
some of the slogans that could be seen on the
 protesters' banners.
Moreover, Ukrainian women accuse the army command of 
not giving permission for soldiers to go on leave, which 
is why some children have not seen their fathers for 
almost two years. Wives and girls - called for the 
introduction of solutions on the basis of which 
military personnel could return home after
1.5 years of service, as well as to 
demobilize the soldiers who had 
previously fought at the front. 
Women speaking on behalf of their partners also noticed 
that many of them are depressed, tired and mentally 
exhausted. In this regard, they deserve rest and 
need professional psychological help. 

Meanwhile, according to protesting 
Ukrainian women, for many men, 
the army has become "serfdom".
"Our men are neither younger nor healthier than others... 
Return them home, replace them with others," said 
Elena, a protester from Dnipro. According to her, 
there are still Ukrainians who are able to go to 
the front. "You just need to walk down the 
street, visit sports and night clubs," 
she added. 
In turn, the wife of a military man from Zaporozhye noted 
that it is necessary to ensure that the same people do
 not serve all the time during the conflict.
Interia says that female protesters also tripled the protest
 in Kryvyi Rih -- Vladimir Zelensky's hometown. During the 
demonstration, the slogan "Army, not slaves" was heard. 
The demonstrators tried to convey how impossible it is to 
spend more than 600 days without rest. Meanwhile, many
military personnel.... found themselves in just such a
situation. A general mobilization --- was announced
in Ukraine on February 24, 2022 ------ the day the 
conflict began. Martial law was also imposed in 
the country, and on November 8 of this year, 
the authorities extended the general 
mobilization until February 
14, 2024.


South Koreans protest against 
enhancing military ties with 
US, Japan
November 13, 4:04pm
Protesters in Seoul demonstrated near the South Korean
 Defense Ministry against the government’s push for 
closer security ties with the US and Japan.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with his South 
Korean counterpart Shin Won-sik, to discuss regional 
security issues. The defense chiefs of the US, South
 Korea and Japan agreed on Sunday to activate a 
real-time data-sharing operation on North 
Korean missile launches next month.
(Source: AFP)


Major pro-Palestinian march  held in London amid tight  police presence

Major pro-Palestinian march 
held in London amid tight 
police presence
November 11th, 4:02pm
A major pro-Palestinian protest has been held on
 Armistice Day in London, despite opposition by
 the UK government, and amid a tight police 
presence, as the Israeli regime continues
 its genocide of the Palestinian people
 in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the British
 capital city on Saturday to show their solidarity with 
the Palestinian people, calling for a humanitarian
 ceasefire... as the Israeli occupation forces 
continue to bomb and shell defenseless 
Palestinians in the coastal enclave.
Metropolitan Police Service announced on Friday, that the
 police presence would be “far greater and more complex 
than we’ve delivered before” amid concerns that certain 
groups may cause disruption and that some far-right 
elements may seek to ruin the march.
It added that throughout Saturday and Sunday, almost
2,000 officers from the Met, and other UK forces, will 
be on duty across central London as part of a major 
policing operation and officers: would draw on “an 
extensive set of powers to prevent any disruption 
whatsoever,” with tighter controls put on the 
movements of protesters.
The speakers at the event include Jeremy Corbyn, the 
former Labour leader; actors Juliet Stevenson and 
Maxine Peake; Husam Zomlot, the head of the 
Palestinian Mission to the UK; and others, 
who will deliver their speeches from a
 special stage.
The Guardian on Friday cited one of the organizers of the 
march from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) as 
saying -- that he expected people to be traveling from
all over the UK -- to march from Park Lane towards 
the US Embassy in southwest London.
Ben Jamal, the director of the PSC, said, “We think it is 
going to be huge. More than 500,000 people are 
expected to converge on London, making it 
one of the largest political marches
in British history,” a statement 
released by the PSC said.
The PSC said it “reasserts its concerns at the disgraceful 
remarks by [British} Home Secretary Suella Braverman,” 
as “she has sought to delegitimize the call for a cease-
fire, which is supported by the vast majority of the 
British public, smear those marching for peace 
and stirring up public unrest.”
Jamal said, “Contrary to the disgraceful rhetoric of Suella 
Braverman and other political leaders, hundreds of
 thousands of people from all walks of life, will 
come to London to march for peace, for a 
cease-fire, and for the rights of the 
Palestinian people.... to 
be respected."
The Apartheid Israeli regime forces --- have cut off water, 
food, medicine, and electricity to Gaza, while pounding
 the blockaded Palestinians from the air, ground, and 
sea, relentlessly targeting homes, hospitals, and 
places of worship ---- in the past 36 days.
According to Palestinian health officials, at least 11,078 
Gazans have been killed, including 4,506 children, and 
3,027 women in the Israeli attacks, launched after an
 operation by Hamas, in retaliation to the Apartheid
 Zionist Israeli regime forces' atrocities. 


Hungarian Workers' Party held 
a rally against involvement
the conflict in Ukraine
November 6th, 8:52pm
Budapest hosted a rally of the Hungarian Workers' Party 
for a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine
against the involvement of Hungary in it.
This is reported by RIA Novosti.
Activists of the party brought posters 
"We want peace" and "Get out of 
NATO" to the rally.
Party chairman, Gyula Thurmer, said that the 
conflict is a war of the West against Russia.
Earlier, it was reported that a protest rally was held 
in Berlin against the supply of weapons to Ukraine, 
for the resignation of the government and the 
holding of early elections in Germany.

In the US, activists blocked  the Boeing plant --- with a  demand to stop the war  in Gaza

In the US, activists blocked 
the Boeing plant --- with a 
demand to stop the war 
in Gaza
November 6th, 5:49pm
Activists blocked the Boeing plant in the US
state of Missouri --- with a demand to stop 
supplying Israel and stop the fighting in
the Gaza Strip.
 On November 6, the protesters themselves announced 
this on the page of the anti-war movement in the 
social network X (formerly Twitter).
About 75 people participate in the campaign. They
 have blocked the approaches to the plant and are
 demanding that US President Joe and Congress 
influence the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinians seek to restore the borders between
 the two countries along the lines that existed before 
the 1967 Six-Day War. Palestine wants to establish 
its own State in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 
and make East Jerusalem its capital.

[Rhondda Records adds: 
Israel refuses
this --- and continues to
''cleanse'' or
kill the Palestinians.]

Mexicans Reject the Genocide  Perpetrated by Israel in Gaza

Mexicans Reject the Genocide
 Perpetrated by Israel in Gaza
November 6th (teleSUR)
On Sunday, thousands of Mexicans marched through the 
streets of Mexico City in rejection of the genocide that
 the Israeli occupation forces are perpetrating against
 the Palestinians.
Convened by over 100 social organizations, the protesters 
chanted phrases and carried signs ------ to denounce the 
terrorism of the Israeli State, which has murdered over 
9,500 Palestinians and left tens of thousands of 
people injured in the Strip.
As they advanced along the Reforma avenue toward the 
headquarters of the Mexican government, people
shouted phrases such as “Netanyahu, fascist, 
you are the terrorist!,” “Break relations with 
Israel!,” “Where are the sanctions against
 Israel?” and ”This is not a war, it is 
a genocide.”
This was the third national march organized by social
 organizations in solidarity with Palestine, which 
demand an immediate ceasefire, an end to the 
Zionist occupation of Palestinian territories, 
international sanctions on Israel, respect 
for human rights and a forceful stance 
regarding genocide --- by President 
Andres Manuel Lopez 
Obrador (AMLO).
A text reads, "Mexico with Palestine. In Mexico City, 
thousands of people concluded the demonstration 
in the Zocalo square demanding that President 
Lopez Obrador break diplomatic relations 
with Israel and calling for a ceasefire 
in Palestine."
Outside the National Palace, thousands of Mexicans paid 
tribute to the Palestinians murdered in Gaza through a 
traditional Day of the Dead offering. While this was 
happening --- people read statements and poems
 to demand that Mexico adopt a forceful stance.
For a whole minute, protesters threw themselves on the 
ground to simulate the thousands of Palestinians killed 
during the Israeli bombings. Then people painted 
a gigantic Palestinian flag in front of the
 National Palace.
So far, Mexico has condemned the indiscriminate attacks 
on the civilian population in Gaza ------ but has not cut 
diplomatic relations or taken a position against
 the Israeli state.
In Latin America, however --- other countries have made 
more forceful decisions. While Bolivia broke relations 
with Israel ------ Colombia and Chile summoned
 their ambassadors.

Tens of thousands turn out  for pro-Palestinian march  in Washington

Tens of thousands turn out 
for pro-Palestinian march 
in Washington
November 4th, 8:37pm
Thousands of protesters gathered in downtown
Washington on Saturday, November 4, for a 
pro-Palestinian rally --- the largest protest 
in the US... since the beginning of the 
Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.
Participants of the march gathered on Freedom Square at
 14: 00 (21:00 Moscow Time), and after that the organizers 
planned to go past the White House. It is noted that this
 event, as well as similar actions in other cities around
 the world, held on Saturday, call for a cease-fire in 
the conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip 
and the cessation of aid to Tel Aviv from
 the West.
"The time has come --- to stand up for the besieged people 
of Palestine! Gaza is being bombed every hour. Israel is 
depriving its residents of food, water and electricity. 
Tens of thousands more are likely to die. We must 
ACT!" read the website of the protest organizers.
Earlier, on November 3, a massive two-day march began 
in Istanbul -- in support of Palestine and against the US 
military bases. According to the report, the campaign
 of the Turkish humanitarian foundation --- "Human 
Rights and Freedoms" (IHH) -- called "Freedom 
Convoy for Palestine" will last until Sunday 
and end at the Incirlik air base -- in the 
province of Adana, in the south of
 the country.
In recent weeks, actions in support of the Gaza Strip in
 connection with the aggravation of the Palestinian-
Israeli conflict have been taking place all over the
 world. Earlier, on October 31, protesters broke 
into the US Congress building demanding a 
cease-fire in the Gaza Strip during a 
speech by Secretary of State 
Anthony Blinken. In this 
regard, the hearings
 were suspended 
several times.
The Palestinians seek to restore the borders between the
two countries, along the lines that existed before the 
1967 Six-Day War. Palestine wants to establish its
own State in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and
make East Jerusalem its capital. Israel 
.......refuses to comply.

Pro-Palestine rallies held in Rome

Pro-Palestine rallies
held in Rome
November 4th, 5:38pm
In the Italian capital Rome, rallies were held in
 support of Palestine, the newspaper la 
Repubblica reports.
According to the publication, about 1 thousand 
people took part in the action.
Earlier ------ thousands of people demonstrated
 in Madrid in support of the Palestinian people.

A rally supporting Palestine  is held in Brussels

A rally supporting Palestine
 is held in Brussels
November 1st, 5:27pm
Hundreds of demonstrators held a rally outside
 the US Embassy in Brussels, demanding an 
end to the fighting in the Gaza Strip.
This is reported by RIA Novosti.
Demonstrators with Palestinian flags chanted: 
"We demand an immediate ceasefire", 
"Freedom for Palestine".
Earlier, thousands of people demonstrated in
 Madrid in support of the Palestinian people.

RT correspondent -- showed  footage of a pro-Palestinian  rally in Istanbul

RT correspondent -- showed 
footage of a pro-Palestinian 
rally ------ in Istanbul
October 28th, 2:33pm
RT correspondent Allam Sbeihat showed footage of
 a rally in support of Palestine, which is taking 
place in Istanbul.
The rally takes place in different parts of the city.
Up to half a million people are taking part in it.
At the rally, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 
called the situation in the Gaza Strip - a massacre -
and blamed the West for the bloodshed.
"(Responsibity for - RT) the massacre in Gaza lies 
entirely in the West, the conflict in the region, is
their brainchild," TASS quoted him as saying.
Erdogan also said ------ that Turkey
 will declare Israel a war criminal.
He called on Israel to immediately stop
 attacks on Gaza and "get out of the 
state of insanity."
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
 called on citizens to rally ------ in support 
of Palestine.

London protest ------ Thousands call for end to Israel atrocities in Gaza

London protest
------ Thousands call
for end to Israel atrocities in Gaza
October 28th, 1:19pm
Thousands of people have once again taken to the 
streets in the British capital London - to call for
an immediate end - to Israel’s atrocities in
Gaza Strip.
Large crowds started to gather in central London 
on Saturday afternoon, while more rallies are 
expected in other cities across the UK,
including Manchester and Glasgow.
People in London were holding signs reading "Free
 Palestine, end Israeli occupation.” They were also 
chanting, "Stop arming Israel. Stop bombing Gaza.”
"We are all Palestinian" and "From the river to the 
sea, Palestine will be free," others were chanting.
UK Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, had previously
called on police chiefs -- to consider interpreting the 
"river to the sea" chant ------- as an "expression of a 
violent desire to see Israel erased from the world".
In a letter to chief constables in England and Wales, 
she had also warned that waving a Palestinian flag 
or singing a chant advocating freedom for Arabs 
in the region...... may be a “criminal offense”.
Thousands of Metropolitan Police officers are on 
duty to monitor events ---- as they expect more 
demonstrators to join the rally during the day.
According to the Metropolitan Police, large crowds 
are expected to gather around the Embankment,
 Whitehall, Strand, Westminster, and 
Waterloo Bridges.
Last weekend, an ''estimated'' 100,000 people 
marched through the capital --- demanding 
an end to Israel's bombing campaign in
 the populated Palestinian territory.
Similar numbers of officers were involved in policing 
demonstrations last weekend and 10 people were 
arrested on the day.
Demonstrations have been taking place around 
the world to call for fighting to stop and for aid
 to be allowed into Gaza.
The Israeli regime launched the war on Gaza on 
October 7 ---- and blocked water, food, and 
electricity to one of the most densely
 populated places in the world.
The airstrikes have so far killed more than 7700 people
 in the strip, the Gaza health ministry said Saturday. 
Virtually 19,743 people have also been wounded 
since the bombing began ------ three weeks ago.

New York: Arrests Made  as Hundreds of Mostly  Jewish Protesters -----  Call for Gaza Ceasefire

New York: Arrests Made 
as Hundreds of Mostly 
Jewish Protesters ----- 
Call for Gaza Ceasefire
October 28th, 11:26am
(FNA news agency)
Hundreds of people were arrested on Friday when police 
broke up a large demonstration of mostly Jewish New
 Yorkers who had taken over the main hall of Grand 
Central station in protest of Israeli war on Gaza, 
police and organizers said.
Wearing black T-shirts saying “Jews say cease-fire now” 
& “Not in our name,” at least 200 of the demonstrators
 were detained by New York Police Department 
officers and led out of the train station, their
 hands zip-tied behind their backs.
The massive sit-in was called by the group Jewish Voice
 for Peace - New York City, an anti-Zionist group, which
 said thousands of its members had attended what it
 described as an “emergency sit-in” -- blocking the 
main concourse of the city’s central rail station.
JVP put the number of arrests at more than 300.
Photos and videos showing police in the station 
alongside dozens of protesters... whose arms 
had been tied behind their backs.
The NYPD said the protesters were taken briefly into
 custody, issued summonses and released, and that
 a more exact number of detentions would be 
available on Saturday morning.
Source: Agencies


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In New York, thousands of people 
took part in a rally in support 
of Palestine
October 21st, 11:14pm
Several thousand people took to the streets of New York 
on October 21 to express support for Palestine and call
 for a cease-fire in the Middle East.
This is reported by TASS.
It is noted that the demonstration took place in the Bay
 Ridge area of New York's Brooklyn. There, according 
to the agency, one of the Islamic communities of 
the metropolis lives.
Earlier, a rally in support of Palestine 
was held in Madrid.

In London, ''about 100 thousand''  people took part in a rally in  support of Palestine

In London, ''about 100 thousand'' 
people took part in a rally in 
support of Palestine
October 21st, 4:21pm

In London, about 100 thousand people took part in 
a pro-Palestinian rally, the London police informs.
The police wrote about this.. on the 
social network X (formerly Twitter).
"According to our estimates, the number of 
demonstrators reaches 100,000 people,"
 the report says.
[Rhondda Records adds: London police estimates
of marches, according to most neutral observers
--- are 
usually about half the true figure.]

Thousands of protesters gather ------ outside Israel's Consulate General  in Istanbul

Thousands of protesters gather ------
outside Israel's Consulate General 
in Istanbul
October 18th, 8:40pm
A crowd of people gathered near the Israeli Consulate
 General in Istanbul, demanding a cease-fire in the 
Gaza Strip. On Wednesday, October 18, journalist 
Mirbek Bekbolsun Ahmad, told Izvestia from 
the scene of the events.
According to him, a large number of medical workers take 
part in the rallies — the demonstrators have banners and
 flags in their hands.
"Thousands of protesters gathered near the Israeli 
Consulate General in Istanbul. Doctors, nurses 
and other health workers in Turkey are 
holding large-scale rallies ------
support of Palestine," 
the journalist said.

Mass protests, in support of  Palestine began at German  Foreign Ministry building

Mass protests, in support of 
Palestine began at German 
Foreign Ministry building
October 18th, 7:55pm
Mass protests in support of Palestine have begun 
outside the German Foreign Ministry. This is
reported, on Wednesday, October 18, 
by Izvestia's correspondent,
 Vitaly Chashchukhin.
"The Palestinian protests are coming very close
------ to the state authorities in Germany," the
 journalist said.
The presented footage shows how people with posters 
are located under the windows of the German Foreign
Ministry. Then ''harsh detentions'' began, 
Chashchukhin said.
Several pro-Palestinian demonstrations were held in Berlin
 the day before. Residents of the city, gathered in the 
square in front of the Brandenburg Gate, lit candles, 
and laid out the flag of Palestine.
Also on the night of October 18, protests were held in a
number of other countries, including Jordan, Tunisia, 
Turkey, Syria, Iran and Lebanon. In Ankara, crowds 
of protesters blocked one of the routes, and in 
Istanbul, demonstrators marched to the 
Consulate General of Israel.

ČTK: a rally in support of Palestine  was held in the centre of Prague

ÄCTK: a rally in support of Palestine 
was held in the centre of Prague
October 18th, 7:25pm

According to law enforcement officials, up 
to a hundred people gathered for the rally.
"We consider it unacceptable and impossible for the 
Czech political representation to listen to Israeli 
statements that lead to collective revenge 
against the Palestinians in Gaza," said 
one of the participants of the rally.
It is noted that the protesters gathered 
in the city centre, and headed for the 
Czech government building.

 Haaretz: Police ''disperse'' the  anti-war rally in Israel's Haifa

Haaretz: Police ''disperse'' the 
anti-war rally in Israel's Haifa
October 18th, 6:13pm
Israeli police ---- forcibly dispersed an anti-war 
rally in Haifa, and three people were detained.
"Israeli police forcibly dispersed an anti-war protest 
in Haifa, and three demonstrators were detained 
for illegal assembly," Haaretz reports.
According to the newspaper.. before the protests, 
the police notified that they would not allow any
gatherings - "expressing support for Hamas" 
- or related to foreign policy and national 
security issues.
Earlier in Washington, a rally was held near the White
House, in support of the cessation of hostilities in 
the Gaza Strip.
Also, more than 5 thousand Australians went to the
 demonstration in solidarity with the population 
of Palestine.

A rally was held in Washington  in support of the cessation of  hostilities in the Gaza Strip

A rally was held in Washington
 in support of the cessation of
 hostilities in the Gaza Strip
October 16th, 7:53pm
In Washington, near the White House, a rally was held in 
support of the cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
This is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to the agency, dozens of activists demanded 
that US President Joe Biden... influence Israel to stop
 fighting in the Gaza Strip.
It is noted that the protesters came to the rally 
with placards "Stop the genocide in Gaza", 
"Free Palestine" and "Cease fire".
Earlier, more than 5 thousand Australians went 
to their demonstration --- in solidarity with the 
population of Palestine.

Solidarity actions with the  Palestinian people were  held in Australian cities

Solidarity actions with the 
Palestinian people were 
held in Australian cities
October 15th, 9:50am
More than 5,000 Australians - demonstrated 
in solidarity with the Palestinian population.
This is reported by TASS.
The rally in Sydney's Hyde Park was attended 
by representatives of a number of public 
organizations, members of the Arab 
communities of Australia, and 
socio-political organizations.
The crowd carried flags of Palestine and voiced 
slogans with words of support for the state.
Rallies in support of Palestine -- were also 
held in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Earlier, RT Arabic correspondent Kadisiya Dmur showed 
footage from Amman, Jordan, where people gathered 
for a rally in support of the Palestinians.


Thousands rally in Los Angeles, 
Washington --- in solidarity 
with Palestinians
October 15th, 6:56am
Thousands of people rallied in Los Angeles and Washington 
to protest the Israeli regime's killing of Palestinian people 
in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Demonstrators, including a few Jewish Americans, walked
 down the streets of LA in one of the biggest protests 
the city has seen in recent months.
Also... thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters took to the 
streets in the US capital, marching past the White House 
to chants of "Free Palestine" as Israeli forces kept 
pounding the Gaza Strip since last weekend --- 
when the Palestinian resistance movement 
Hamas launched multi-pronged Operation 
al-Aqsa Storm --- in response to the 
desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque 
and increased violence. 
(Source: AFP) 


Australians rally ------  in 
support of Palestinians
October 9th, 3:01pm

Over a thousand Sydney residents marched in solidarity 
with Palestinians at a 'Free Palestine: No war on Gaza'
 rally, hours before the Sydney Opera House lit up in 
blue and white for Israel.
(Source: Reuters)

Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators --------- Hold Rally in Stockholm

Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators
--------- Hold Rally in Stockholm
October 9th, 1:57pm (FNA)
 A group of demonstrators gathered at Sergels Torg Square
 in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Sunday to express 
their support for Palestine and condemn the 
Israeli occupation.
During the rally, which was organized through social media, 
the demonstrators waved Palestinian flags and carried 
banners, sending a powerful message of solidarity, 
Anadolu news agency reported.
They chanted slogans such as "Boycott Israel", "Free
 Palestine" and "Israel is killing our children", 
expressing their deep concern for the 
ongoing crisis in the region.
Banners reading "No to the Gaza prison camp" and
 "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine" were also
 prominently displayed, reflecting the 
demonstrators' unwavering 
commitment --- to the 
Palestinian cause.
In a joint statement released during the protest, the
 demonstrators underlined their steadfast support 
for the Palestinian people, emphasizing that they 
will continue to stand with them in their struggle 
for justice and freedom.
The Palestinian group Hamas launched its biggest operation 
on Israel in decades on Saturday, firing thousands of rockets 
and capturing many Israelis. It dubbed the action Operation 
Al-Aqsa Flood, saying it was in response to the storming of
 Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem and
increased settler violence.
At least 700 Israelis have been killed and over 2,382 
others wounded in the attack, according to the
 Israeli Health Ministry.
Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killed more than 560
 Palestinians and wounding at least 2,900 others.

 Thousands March in Support of Venezuelan Rights Over Essequibo

 Thousands March in Support
of Venezuelan Rights
Over Essequibo
September 26th, 6:11pm 
On Tuesday, thousands of citizens marched through Caracas 
to support the Venezuelan government, which defends the
 rights of the Bolivarian nation over the territory 
of Essequibo.
The Bolivarian Central of Workers (CBST) called on people to 
meet at the Venezuelan Telephone Company on Libertador 
Avenue and then tour the main avenues of the capital city.
Previously, CBST leader Wills Rangel invited the Venezuelan
 working class to come out in defense of Essequibo and 
President Nicolas Maduro.
On Monday, the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela 
(PSUV) declared itself on full alert for the defense of 
Essequibo, a territory of the 160,000 square 
kilometres that Venezuela disputes 
with Guyana.
A text reads, "The PSUV militancy marches in the streets 
of Caracas to defend the Essequibo territory, reject the 
sanctions, and support President Nicolas Maduro."
"The PSUV declares itself in mobilization ----- to defend our 
territory and tell the world that the Venezuelan sun rises
 through the Essequibo," the PSUV vice president 
Diosdado Cabello said, highlighting that the 
Bolivarian socialists support all the 
initiatives carried out by the
Venezuelan state, for the 
defense of this territory.
Cabello denounced that the power bases
of world imperialism 
are generating
coordinated actions -- to create
problems and
in Venezuela.
The PSUV vice president --- rejected the support the US
expressed for the bidding for oil blocks that Guyana
 intends to carry out - in maritime areas that are 
within the disputed area.
"The final objective is the installation of U.S. military bases
 next to Venezuela, under the excuse of protecting their 
investments," Cabello pointed out.
"The Venezuelan working class's support --- is evident in the 
massive attendance at the PSUV calls, which in turn ratifies 
support for the Bolivarian Revolution and President Nicolas 
Maduro," Labour Minister Francisco Torrealba commented.

Paris hosts protest ------  against police violence

Paris hosts protest ------ 
against police violence
September 23rd, 3:16pm
A demonstration against police violence and 
racism is taking place in Paris. This is 
reported by TASS.
It is noted that the column of demonstrators is 
moving from the Gare du Nord in the direction 
of Place de la Bastille in the east of the city.
Representatives of trade unions, student movements,
 and political parties are taking part in the protest 
action. Participants of the march chant anti-
police slogans and express solidarity with 
those who suffered from the actions of 
the police.
Earlier, TF1 TV channel reported, that up to 6,000
people could be taking part in the demonstration 
against police violence, to be held in Paris.

Protesters rally in Times Square  against Netanyahu

Protesters rally in Times Square 
against Netanyahu in New York
September 20th, 11:36am
Demonstrators staged rallies in Times Square in protest 
against the Israeli cabinet’s extremist policies outside 
prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hotel, after he 
arrived in New York to meet with world leaders.
Early on Tuesday, hundreds of Israeli activists and members 
of the Jewish community in New York organized rallies as 
they gathered outside Netanyahu’s hotel in Manhattan’s 
Upper East Side, according to Israeli media reports.
Larger rallies also took place at noon in Times Square to 
protest Netanyahu’s visit to the US for the 78th session 
of the UN General Assembly and his meetings with 
President Joe Biden and other world leaders.
“The fight against Bibi --- is one of the biggest fights for 
democracy in the world,” said Lior Hadary, an Israeli 
protester in New York, referring to Netanyahu by
 his nickname.
“It’s similar to the fight against Donald Trump here…
I believe this is one frontier in the same battle, the 
battle of democracy against populism,
 against dictatorship.”
Protest organizers in New York --- have scheduled events 
throughout the week and the rallies will continue until
 Saturday, during Netanyahu’s meeting with Biden 
and the premier’s speech at the UN.
The protests have been a fixed weekly event since January
 when Netanyahu announced an overhaul scheme, which 
seeks to rob the regime’s Supreme Court of the ability 
to invalidate the decisions made by the politicians.
Proponents of the overhaul say it helps redistribute 
the balance of power between the politicians and
the judiciary.
Its opponents, however, accuse Netanyahu of trying his hand 
at a power grab. They say the premier, who is on trial in three
 corruption cases for receiving bribes, fraud, and breach of 
trust, is also attempting to use the scheme to quash 
possible judgments against him.
Netanyahu’s far-right cabinet has already passed one of 
the scheme’s bills through the Knesset, which stripped 
the court of its power to strike down the cabinet’s 
decisions or appointments on the basis of 
being “unreasonable.”

Czechs Rally to Protest Against  Pro-Western Government

Czechs Rally to Protest Against 
Pro-Western Government
September 18th, 1:05pm
On Saturday, thousands of Czechs gathered at Prague's 
Wenceslas Square, in the Czech capital, to protest 
against the government.
Under the slogan "Czech Republic against the government,"
the rally was mainly against the inappropriate actions 
of the government on inflation, tax changes and 
pension adjustments.
There were also banners in the crowd that read "Down with 
the U.S. minions" and "Down with NATO," according to the 
Czech News Agency (CTK).
The rally was attended by over 100,000 people, according to 
the organizer, the non-parliamentary Law Respect Expertise 
(PRO) party. Some of the participants later marched through 
the city from the Square to the headquarters of the Czech 
Ministry of the Interior.
Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Vit Rakusan said
he sees the demonstration as "a legitimate expression of
discontent, by some people, in difficult times," but that 
he finds it incomprehensible and unacceptable to use 
that discontent to incite hatred and fear.
A recent survey by the Centre for Public Opinion Research in 
Prague showed that the majority of Czechs - are unhappy 
about the country's economic situation.
Out of the 929 people surveyed between May 16 to July 24,
57 percent perceive the economic situation as bad, about 
a quarter consider it "neither good nor bad," and 
16 percent take it as good.
According to the Czech Statistical Office (CSU), the real gross
domestic product (GDP) of the Czech Republic... declined by
 0.6 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of this year. 
For the whole year, the Czech Finance Ministry predicted 
in its August forecast that it could fall by 0.2 percent.
Consumer prices in the Czech Republic, meanwhile, increased 
by 8.5 percent year-on-year in August, according to the CSU. 
Although the inflation slowed for the seventh consecutive 
month, it remained well above the tolerance band of 
2 percent set by the Czech National Bank. 

 world day opposing US blockade against Cuba

European orgs --- outline a world day
opposing US blockade against Cuba
 September 18th, 10:58am
(Prensa Latina) 
Solidarity and cooperation organizations from Germany, 
Spain, France, and Italy announced on Monday that 
they are coordinating to launch a World Day 
opposing the US Blockade against Cuba, 
so as to increase pressure on this 
aggressive US policy.
The Cuba Cooperation France Association (CubaCoop), the
 Network of Solidarity with Cuba in Germany (Netzwerk
 Cuba), the State Movement in Solidarity with Cuba 
(MESC), and the Italy-Cuba Friendship Association 
(ANAIC) outlined the proposal that will be 
discussed at the Fête de L’Humanité 
this weekend.
Convened by CubaCoop, they participated in the event in the
 Paris region on Saturday in a European forum to generate 
new initiatives which combine political support for Cuba 
with economic accompaniment, recognizing that the
 blockade is the main obstacle to the development
 of Cuba, which has been subjected to more than
 60 years of siege.
The four organizations supported holding an International
 Tribunal in Brussels on November 16 and 17 to denounce 
and condemn the economic, commercial, and financial 
blockade imposed by the United States, its tightening, 
and its extraterritorial nature.
They also discussed implementing a cooperation project with 
Cuba, which boosted the work on the idea that Cuba needs
 both political and economic solidarity in the face of the
 stifling situation caused by Washington’s hostility.
CubaCoop First Vice President Miguel Quintero, Network Cuba 
coordinator Angelika Becker, ANAIC President Marco Papacci, 
and David Rodríguez on behalf of the MESC, agreed to 
promote the joint work.
The European forum and other meetings held during the Fête
 de L’Humanité allowed the organizations to discuss their
 achievements and challenges - to strengthen support 
for Cuba, its people, and its Revolution.

 Tens of thousands --- demonstrate  for 36th week in protest against  Israel’s far-right cabinet

Tens of thousands --- demonstrate 
for 36th week in protest against
 Israel’s far-right cabinet
September 10th, 2:26am
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have held huge rallies 
across the occupied territories for the 36th straight week
 in protest against Israeli far-right cabinet's extremist 
policies, including the highly controversial judicial 
overhaul scheme.
The protest rallies were held on Saturday ahead of a 
key decision by the regime’s Supreme Court over a
 legislation passed in the Knesset by Prime 
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s far-right 
cabinet, which stripped the court of 
some of its oversight powers.
In addition to the coastal city of Tel Aviv, where tens of
 thousands took to the streets, similar rallies were 
also held in dozens of other locations across the 
occupied territories, including Haifa, Beer Sheba, 
Modiin, Herzilya, the occupied city of al-Quds 
and some other cities.
The Israeli police closed a number of main roads
 in Tel Aviv after the demonstration started.
Some Israeli media reported that a number
 of demonstrators raised Palestinian flags.
In addition to the weekly protests, several thousand 
people also completed a three-day march in the 
northern part of the occupied territories, in 
protest at the so-called overhaul scheme.
"This is the 36th weeks in a row that we are demonstrating 
against Netanyahu's attempts to make a coup…. This
 demonstration is three days before the deliberations 
in the Supreme Court to disable the law that they 
passed…. We are gonna demonstrate on Monday 
… in front [of] the Supreme Court [in al-Quds] in 
our efforts to stop this horrible legislation," 
one protester was quoted by Reuters 
as saying.
"I am demonstrating … to make sure that there is a 
supremacy of the Supreme Court. Right now, we 
have clowns and criminals [in the cabinet] … 
and I wanna make sure that they go away,"
 another demonstrator said.
Thousands-strong weekly rallies have been a fixture 
since January, when the regime's hard-right 
cabinet announced its plans to turn the 
scheme into law.
Proponents of the plan say it helps redistribute the 
balance of power between the politicians and the
 judiciary. Its opponents, however, accuse 
Netanyahu of trying his hand at a power 
grab. They say the premier, who is on 
trial on several counts of corruption 
charges, is also attempting to use 
the scheme to quash possible 
judgments against him.
The far-right cabinet.. has already passed one of the 
scheme’s bills through the Knesset, which removed
 the court's power to strike down the cabinet’s 
decisions or appointments on the basis of 
being "unreasonable."
The regime’s Supreme Court, for the first time in its 
history, is to convene its entire 15-judge bench on 
Tuesday, September 12, to hear an appeal 
against that bill.

Eyes on Elbit: Siege continues at Leicester’s Israeli arms factory

Eyes on Elbit: Siege continues at
Leicester’s Israeli arms factory
by Sarah Wilkinson
September 6th, 2:56pm

An update from the protest camp outside Leicester’s Israeli 
arms factory, locally ‘unknown’ as U-TacS, makes for mixed 
reading. The factory is owned by Elbit Systems, the Israeli
 regime’s largest private arms industry, along with Thales,
 an equally unscrupulous French weapons firm.
“This company is a terrorist arm of Israel,” said Yael Khan, an 
Israeli activist protesting at the site. “Its sole existence is to 
destroy Palestinian life, to massacre Palestinians, to murder 
them, to exterminate them. That’s what Israel is doing with 
the help of this company, Elbit, producing this death and
 making its profits from Palestinian blood, and it’s doing
 it from the very heart of Leicester.”
I think that sums the place up perfectly. 
There’s nothing more to add.
One security guard, appalled by the activities of the company,
 informed the protestors that he was quitting after ‘becoming
 more enlightened’ about the site’s activities. He could see,
 and no doubt hear, that local residents and committed
 activists don’t want this hideous munitions factory 
on their doorstep.
Aware of the power of social media, he didn’t want to be
 associated with it, he said, and he certainly didn’t want
his face attached to it. Elbit’s wages, are blood-stained 
- no person of integrity wants that on their conscience.
He isn’t the first employee to have up-sticks and left. During 
an earlier court case, following direct action against 
another Elbit factory, the security guard who was 
on duty during the night of the incident was
 required to give evidence.
He heard our defense cases; they were difficult to listen to. 
He declared before leaving for home that he was no longer 
going to work there — so many stories of the dead, he 
said; so many killed, massacred; so many lives 
ruined: he’d heard enough.... to last him a 
lifetime of pain and guilt.
Recently, a local Leicester resident, ‘sick of being barked at 
by guard dogs’ (clearly distressed from being caged up in 
the back of shoddy vans owned by even shoddier ‘dog 
handlers’) said he felt threatened in his own street.
“I live here,” he said, “but every time I walk passed this bloody
 factory, I’m being treated like a criminal. The dogs snap at
 me. It’s like I’m under suspicion for just going to the shops
 to buy groceries. I have to walk past Elbit every day, and 
I get spoken and sworn at by low-IQ security guards like
 I’m public enemy number one. I used to think that the 
activists being here were a nuisance,” he added,
“but now I’m totally on their side, and I can see 
what they have to put up with. I hope they 
shut this place down, and sooner ---
 rather than later.”
Activists at the site are frequently harassed and bullied 
by less-than-friendly guards who unlawfully leave their 
‘place of work’ purely to threaten and verbally abuse 
those camping opposite the gates.
Keeping vigil on a weapons factory comes with various risks
 — false arrests, vehicles steering recklessly at activists, 
tents invaded, full drink cans lobbed out of moving car
 windows, and property, signs, banners and flags 
regularly going missing in the night.
While most of these incidents are caught on camera ---
 and often reported, the tardy and often over-zealous 
Leicester police are only interested in protecting 
Elbit. Weapons and the business of killing 
come first, it seems.
The dogs, of which there are several, cooped up in cages, 
are kept in vans in searing heat, starved until nightfall 
“so they’re more vicious” according to one of the so
-called handlers. They whine and bark and 
whimper much of the day, and most of 
the night.
Some of the night guards, of which there are many, walk them 
around the site — most of them don’t walk them at all, and
 have been observed by the activists blatantly goading
 them, and cruelly ignoring their distress. This goes 
on every day — but you’d have to be at the camp 
to know this.
At evening time, three, sometimes four, unenvironmental
spotlights --- are shone onto the protest site. It’s like 
being on a football pitch during a late-night match. 
Elbit invested in these outdoor security lights to assist their 
surveillance cameras after the sun goes down. What they 
do in reality is disrupt the predictable rhythm of day and 
night. Scientific evidence suggests that over-the-top 
artificial light at night has a negative and deadly 
effect on many creatures, including birds,
 mammals, insects, and plants.
Of course, warmongers, such as Elbit, or U-TacS, or whatever 
they want to call themselves, are hardly going to worry 
about Leicester’s wildlife, when their interests are 
dedicated to killing and maiming 
Palestinian people.
So, what can people do? Firstly, object to this monstrosity, 
by letter, by petition, by complaint to local councilors, 
community, religious and political groups. 
Secondly, lobby your MP to vote against the anti-Boycott, 
Divestment and Sanction UK law in the process of going 
through parliament. 
Thirdly, make a stand, because the 
Palestinian people’s lives depend 
on it, literally.
Elbit is using Britain’s leafy and prosperous Leicester 
as a base to make its murderous drones — it’s a 
stain of shame on the city.
Most importantly, visit the protest site in Meridian East, LE19
 1TP, and see for yourselves: a company that doesn’t 
produce weapons of mass destruction doesn’t need 
barbed fencing, razor wire, steel gates, multiple 
surveillance cameras, night vision lasers, 
barriers, padlocks, spotlights, a private 
direct line to the police, tens of dozens 
of security guards... overlapping van-
loads of dog handlers - and a steady 
supply of semi-starved vicious dogs.
Its crimes are hard to hide. You just
 have to go and take a look.
Sarah Wilkinson is a UK-based activist. She has
 been a supporter of Palestine for over 40 years, 
and a vocal campaigner for Palestinian freedom
 since the First Intifada.
(The views expressed in this article.... do 
not necessarily reflect those of Press TV)

Christian Singer Honours Hezbollah 
at 2013 Concert.(English Subtitles)

UK to outlaw boycotts 
against Israel
May 11th, 9:38am (PressTV)
The British government has announced plans to ban
acts of boycott, effectively suppressing dissent 
on Israel.
The announcement was made during the Queen’s
 Tuesday speech, which Prince Charles delivered 
at the State Opening of Parliament on her behalf.
He said the government will introduce “legislation
 [that] will prevent public bodies engaging in 
boycotts that undermine community 
The bill is widely believed to be a heavy blow to
 supporters of Palestinian rights in Britain and 
an attempt to silence the Boycott, Divestment
 and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims 
to pressure the Israeli regime to put an end 
to its occupation of Palestine as well as its 
atrocities against Palestinians.
Pro-Palestinian groups in Britain denounced the
 proposed bill and said they would campaign
 against it.
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and 
Friends of Al Aqsa (FOA) described the bill 
as an attack on free speech.
“In the case of Palestine, boycotts, divestment and 
sanctions (BDS) is a peaceful movement calling on 
Israel to comply with international law and end its
 illegal occupation of Palestine,” the FOA said in 
a statement.
“FOA remains committed to protecting the right of 
public bodies to make ethical choices through 
BDS,” it added.
Since 2005, the BDS movement has sought to 
sanction all Israeli-made products produced 
on illegally occupied Palestinian land.
The movement’s success in causing economic
damage to Israel, has prompted pro-Israel 
groups to brand the BDS... as an
 “existential threat.”
 If you want to mobilise against this
pro-Zionist move, you can start
by pressing the links below:

boycott disinvestment sanctions movement

Friends of Al-Aqsa

Palestine Campaign --- UK based organisation helping Palestinian cause

Ignorance is fascism

Pérez Esquivel asks the UK to
 block Assange´s extradition
May 20th, 9:48am (Prensa Latina) 
by Alina Ramos Martin
Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel 
asked the British government to block the 
extradition of WikiLeaks´ founder Julian 
Assange to the US, sources close to
 the case reported.
According to the Campaign against the extradition of
 Assange, the Argentine intellectual sent a letter in
 English to the United Kingdom Home Secretary, 
Priti Patel, who has in her hands the Australian
 journalist´s future since the London Supreme 
Court overturned last April a previous verdict 
against his transfer to US territory.
After recalling that the first instance judge opoosed
 Assange´s extradition for fear that his precarious
 mental health would induce him to commit 
suicide in a US prison, Pérez Esquivel 
warned Patel: that there could be 
potentially fatal consequences 
for the cyberactivist if the UK 
decies to hand him over to
 the US justice system.
The Us intends to try the journalist for publishing
 in WekiLeaks secret files exposing war crimes
 committed by its military in Iraq and 
Afghanistan --- and thousands of 
compromising documents for 
US diplomacy.
If tried and found guilty by a US court, Assange, who
 has been held in a British maximun security prison
 since his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy, in 
London in April 2019, could be sentenced to 
175 years in prison on the 17 charges 
against him.
The Argetine intellectual, winner of te Nobel Prize 
in 1980, considered, however, that Whashington´s
 request is illegal and abusive, so he urged the 
Minister of the Interior to defend the rule
law --- and reject the extradition.

Give Venezuela back its gold


- from TeleSUR english

If supporting peace and stopping yet another rape of
a resource-rich country isn't for you, because YOU
read the Guardian - remember Libya, Iraq, etc...

Same game - lies, economic sanctions, demonisation 
--- then the call for a coup - to save the poor people!

waspi london every thurs

Mainstream Media's Go-To Syria Monitor
Revealed to Be Funded by UK Gov't --
Nobody Bats an Eyelid

The mainstream media, which has been uncritically citing
 the pro-opposition SOHR for years, has failed to report it
has come to be known - the outfit has taken money from
 the Foreign Office
(Sources - Media Lens/Russia Insider)
Wednesday June 6th, 2018

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, journalist Peter Hitchens
commented last month on the Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights (SOHR):

'Talking of war, and Syria, many of you may have noticed
 frequent references in the media to a body called the
"Syrian Observatory for Human Rights", often quoted
as if it's an impartial source of information about that
 complicated conflict, in which the British government
clearly takes sides. The "Observatory" says on its
website that it is "not associated or linked to any
political body."

'To which I reply: Is Boris Johnson's Foreign Office not a
 political body? Because the FO just confirmed to me
that "the UK funded a project worth £194,769.60 to
provide the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
with communications equipment and cameras."
 That's quite a lot, isn't it? I love the precision
of that 60p. Your taxes, impartially, at work.'

This figure was confirmed in communication with the
Foreign Office by independent political journalist Ian
Sinclair. (Email to Media Lens, May 17, 2018)

In 2011, Reuters reported that Rami Abdulrahman is 'the
fast-talking director of arguably Syria's most high-profile
human rights group', SOHR:

'When he isn't fielding calls from international media,
Abdulrahman is a few minutes down the road at his
clothes shop, which he runs with his wife.'

Given the tinpot nature of the organisation,
SOHR's influence is astonishing:

'Cited by virtually every major news outlet since an uprising
against the iron rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
began in March, the observatory has been a key source
of news on the events in Syria.'

Described by Reuters as an 'opposition group',
SOHR is openly pro-regime change:

'After three short spells in prison in Syria for pro-democracy
activism, Abdulrahman came to Britain in 2000 fearing a
longer, fourth jail term.

'"I came to Britain the day Hafez al-Assad died,
and I'll return when Bashar al-Assad goes".'

In December 2011, Stratfor, an influential research institute
formed of former US security officials, cautioned:

'Most of the [Syrian] opposition's more serious claims have
turned out to be grossly exaggerated or simply untrue ...
revealing more about the opposition's weaknesses
 than the level of instability inside the Syrian regime.'

Reports from SOHR and other opposition groups, 'like those
 from the regime, should be viewed with skepticism', Stratfor
argued: 'the opposition understands that it needs external
support, specifically financial support, if it is to be a more
 robust movement than it is now. To that end, it has every
reason to present the facts on the ground in a way that
makes the case for foreign backing.'

The Los Angeles Times described SOHR as 'a pro-opposition
watchdog'. And yet, as Reuters reported, Abdulrahman...
claims neutrality:

'"I'm between two fires. But it shows I'm being neutral if
both sides complain," he said, insisting he accepts no
funding and runs the observatory on a voluntary basis.'

Two years later, the New York Times
a modified funding model:

'Money from two dress shops covers his minimal needs for
 reporting on the conflict, along with small subsidies from
the European Union and one European country, that he
declines to identify.'

Thanks to Hitchens, we now know the country in question
 is Britain --- and the funding in 2012 was £194,769.60.

In 2013, we compared the reflexive respect afforded SOHR
 with the earlier casual rejection of reports on the death
 toll in Iraq published in 2004 and 2006 by the Lancet,
the world's leading medical journal:

'Figures supplied by SOHR, an organisation openly biased
in favour of the Syrian "rebels" and Western intervention,
 is presented as sober fact by... the world's leading news
agencies. No concerns here about methodology, sample
 sizes, "main street bias" and other alleged concerns
thrown at the Lancet studies by critics.'

In 2004, one of the Lancet co-authors, Gilbert Burnham of
 the prestigious Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health in Baltimore, told us:

'Our data have been back and forth between many reviewers
 at the Lancet and here in the school (chair of Biostatistics
 Dept), so we have the scientific strength to say what we
 have said with great certainty. I doubt any Lancet paper
has gotten as much close inspection in recent years as
this one has!' (Dr. Gilbert Burnham, email to Media
October 30, 2004)

Despite this, the Lancet reports were subjected to ceaseless
attacks from the US and UK governments, and dismissal by
corporate journalists. David Aaronovitch wrote in The Times:

'And Harold Pinter invents a statistic. "At least 100,000 Iraqis
were killed by American bombs and missiles before the Iraqi
insurgency began." This is probably some mangling of a
controversial estimate of Iraqi civilian fatalities
published in The Lancet in 2004 and based, it
was claimed, on standard epidemiological
methods.' (Aaronovitch, 'The great war
of words,' The Times, March 18, 2006)

An op-ed in the Washington Times commented in December 2004:

'Or how about the constantly cited figure of 100,000 Iraqis killed
by Americans since the war began, a statistic that is thrown
about with total and irresponsible abandon by opponents
of the war.' (Helle Dale, 'Biased coverage in Iraq,'
Washington Times, December 1, 2004)

As we described at the time, the 'mainstream' hosted all
 manner of confused and baseless criticisms of this kind.

By contrast, a recent BBC article noted of the Syrian war:

'Over seven years of war, more than 400,000 people have
 been killed or reported missing, according to the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights.'

No-one, it seems, would dream of challenging such a high
 figure supplied by a clothes shop owner supporting
regime change in Syria from Coventry. Nobody
 challenges the SOHR's methodology, or
of statistics being thrown
about with
irresponsible abandon.

Why? Because
the 2004 and 2006 Lancet reports

seriously undermined the US-UK case for
conquering Iraq, whereas
a high Syria
death toll is used to
damn the Assad
government and
to make the case
for Western

In a 2015 interview with RT, Abdulrahman was asked
 how he could trust the hundreds of 'activists'
supplying information from Syria. Claiming
that 'I know all of the activists working for
the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights',
 Abdulrahman said that he had last visited
 Syria in 2000. He added: 'But I know some
 of the Observatory activists through
common friends.'

Innumerable 'mainstream' reports of atrocities blamed on
Syrian government and Russian forces have used SOHR
as a key source. One of the highest profile claims
concerned an alleged massacre of 108 people,
including 49 children, in Houla, Syria on May
 27, 2012. The claim dominated the
 Independent on Sunday's front
cover, which read:


The text beneath read:

'There is, of course, supposed to be a ceasefire, which the
brutal Assad regime simply ignores. And the international
 community? It just averts its gaze. Will you do the same?
Or will the sickening fate of these innocent children
you very, very angry?'

As so often, SOHR loomed large in these accusations.

 The BBC reported:

'The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said
more than 90 people had died in the 24 hours since
 midday on Friday.'

The Guardian described how SOHR was
Western 'silence':

'The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
 issued an unusually harsh statement in the wake of
 the deaths --- accusing Arab nations and the
international community of being "partners"
 in the killing --- "because of their silence
about the massacres that the Syrian
regime has committed".'

But the picture was not quite so clear cut. Two weeks later,
the BBC reported the head of the UN Supervision Mission
in Syria, Major General Robert Mood, as saying of Houla:

 'the circumstances that led to these tragic killings are
still unclear'. Mood commented significantly:
'Whatever I learned on the ground in Syria...
 is that I should not jump to conclusions.'

On June 27, a UN Commission of Inquiry said that in
apportioning blame, it 'could not rule out any of
these possibilities': a local militia, possibly
operating together with, or with the
acquiescence of, government security
forces; anti-government forces seeking
to escalate the conflict; or foreign groups
with unknown affiliation. In August of the
same year, UN investigators released a
further report, which stated that they
had 'a reasonable basis to believe
 that the perpetrators... were
aligned to the Government'.
 (Our emphasis)

SOHR is omnipresent in the great Syrian atrocity claims
that have gripped our media for years. On April 14th,
Donald Trump bombed Syria, in response to an
alleged Syrian government chemical weapons
attack on Douma one week earlier. Reuters

'Heavy air strikes on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma
killed 27 people including five children, the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights said.'

On April 7, 2017, Trump launched a missile assault on Syria
 just 72 hours after an alleged chemical weapons attack on
 Khan Sheikhoun. Reuters reported:

'The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said
 the attack killed at least 58 people and was believed to
have been carried out by Syrian government jets. It
caused many people to choke and some to foam
 at the mouth.

'Director Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters, the assessment
that Syrian government warplanes were to blame, was
based on several factors such as the type of aircraft,
including Sukhoi 22 jets, that carried out the raid.'

In August 2013, Barack Obama came close to launching a
massive attack on Syria in response to an alleged Syrian
government chemical weapons attack on Ghouta. The
BBC reported:

'The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-
based group that gets its information from a network of
activists across Syria, later said it had confirmed at
least 502 deaths.'

The Los Angeles Times reported:

'The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, generally
 regarded as one of the most reliable sources of
information on casualty figures in Syria, says
has confirmed 502 deaths, including
children and 137 women.'

Last February, the BBC reported:

'The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based
monitoring group, said at least 250 people had been
 killed in [Syrian government and Russian] air strikes
 and artillery fire, since then.

'It said it was the highest 48-hour death toll since
a 2013 chemical attack on the besieged enclave.'

The power of these claims lies in the fact that Western
 journalists have been unable to report from 'rebel'-held
areas in Syria. Veteran Middle East correspondent
Patrick Cockburn, made the point:

'All wars always produce phony atrocity stories – along
 with real atrocities. But in the Syrian case, fabricated
 news and one-sided reporting have taken over the
news agenda to a degree probably not seen since
World War One... The real reason that reporting
 of the Syrian conflict has been so inadequate
that Western news organisations have
entirely outsourced their
coverage, to the
rebel side.'

'Rebel' claims relayed by SOHR and others have been
uncontested, because they originated from 'areas
controlled by people so dangerous, no foreign
journalist dare set foot among them'.

Many atrocity claims relayed by SOHR and others have
been sourced from the White Helmets group in Syria.

Former Guardian journalist Jonathan Cook comments:

'In the western corporate media narrative, the White
Helmets are a group of dedicated and selfless rescue
 workers. They are supposedly the humanitarians on
whose behalf a western intervention in Syria would
have been justified – before, that is, Syrian leader
 Bashar Assad queered their pitch - by inviting
 in Russia.

'However, there are problems with the White Helmets.
They operate only in rebel – read: mainly al-Qaeda
and ISIS-held – areas of Syria, and plenty of
evidence shows that they are funded by
the UK & US to advance both countries'
 far-from-humanitarian policy
in Syria.'

In 2016, political analyst Max Blumenthal wrote:

'The White Helmets were founded in collaboration with
 USAID's Office of Transitional Initiatives — the wing
that has promoted regime change around the world
— and have been provided with $23 million in
funding from the department.'

Liberal corporate journalists and politicians have been
 impressed by the fact that SOHR and White Helmets
claims have been supported by ostensibly forensic
analysis supplied by the Bellingcat website, which
 publishes 'citizen journalist' investigations. As we
noted in a recent alert, Bellingcat is funded by the
 National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which
 is funded by the US government and is 'a
notorious vehicle for US soft power'.

We could link to thousands of corporate media articles
citing SOHR as a source. As in the above examples,
the vast majority of these claims are directed at
the same targets – the Syrian government and
 its Russian ally. To monitor the BBC website
in 2013, for example, was to witness what
 appeared to be a relentless propaganda
campaign promoting (yet one more)
Western 'humanitarian intervention'.

This would seem to be an extraordinary scandal, not
just for the BBC, not just for British corporate media
and democracy, but for media & democracy globally.

And yet, our media database search finds exactly one
national UK newspaper article containing the terms
'Peter Hitchens' and 'Syrian Observatory'. That, of
course, was the original May 13 piece in the Mail
on Sunday in which Hitchens reported the UK
government's £194,769.60 funding of SOHR.

His report has been ignored.


US support of violent neo-Nazis in Ukraine:
and how NGOs Pretend to be on "the Left"
Watch this video before you attend
of the events.

Every day of the week
Free Food available for the vulnerable and homeless.
See below for details. Pass this on to anyone who
 might find it helpful:

Here's a list of where free food is available for homeless and
 vulnerable within Cardiff. Please feel free to comment on any
 incorrect information, add details or point out any omissions.
 Thank you.

8.30 till 7.30pm - The Huggard Centre - Provides free soup
(home-made) and bread to anyone who calls in 7 days a week,
365 days of the year. Huggard offers free meals on many days
of the week (including weekends) which are cooked by
volunteers and served late afternoon. Huggard also provides
 home cooked meals and hot/cold drinks at greatly subsidised
 (a typical meal is £1.50) prices and ‘give-aways’ on a (first
come first served) regular basis through food stuffs nearing
their sell-by-date. If a homeless person has no income we
may be able to provide free food vouchers. A visit to our
centre and a chat to our kitchen staff will keep you in
 touch with what’s on offer.
The morning breakfast run - provided by The Wallich,
7.30am – Central Station, car park behind Burger King,
 8am – Top (where it meets Queens Street) of St. Johns
 Street, the Hayes, 8.30am – Museum steps.
8pm till 9pm - Paradise Run behind M & S.


10am till 12noon - Conway Road Methodist church in Canton.
6.30pm till 8pm - Salvation Army, Purple Bus
opposite Museum.
5.30pm till 7.30 pm - The Tavs Centre, Tavistock Road, Roath.
11pm till 12 Midnight - Private run by Hamish,
who drives around.

6.30pm till 8pm - Salvation Army,
Purple Bus opposite Museum.
9pm till 10pm - Private run by Coffee4Craig,
Museum steps.

6.30pm till 8pm - Salvation Army,
Purple Bus opposite Museum.
11pm - Private run by Margaret Ashford,
Cyncoed Methodist Church, who drives around.

11am - Calvary Baptist Church, Cowbridge Rd East.
6.30pm till 8.30pm - Salvation Army,
Purple Bus opposite Museum.
12 Midnight - Private run by Andy Webb,
who drives around.

11am - Brunch - The Tavs Centre, Tavistock Road, Roath.
12 Noon till 3.30pm - Food not Bombs,
Vegan food outside Central Market.
6.30 till 8.30pm - Salvation Army,
Purple Bus opposite Museum.

12 Noon - Rainbow of Hope, Broadway, off Newport Road.
12 Noon - St Peters Youth Hall, Bedford St, off City Road.
3pm - Amerpreet Singh Khalsa, Langer Seva society, the
 Queen Street end of Newport Road, outside Greggs and
Coffee#1. Any leftovers are then taken around those who
 sleep rough on the streets, but are reluctant to give up
their spots.
6.30pm - The City Temple, Cowbridge Rd East.

3pm till 4pm - The City Tabernacle on the Hayes.
5.30pm till 7pm - The Tavs Centre, Tavistock Road, Roath.
6.30pm till 8.30pm – Salvation Army,
Purple Bus opposite Museum.

11am - 1st, 3rd and 4th Saturday of every month,
The Saturday service, ‘Christian worship with a
hot meal’, Dewi Sant, St Andrews Crescent.

12 till 2.00pm, meal served at 12:30pm – 2nd and 4th
Saturday of every month, Quaker House, Charles Street

10.00am till 3.00pm, Mon to Friday - The Real Junk
 Food Project, Embassy Cafe, Cathays Youth &
Community Centre – Pay what you can afford.

Cuadrilla have no social licence to frack here
 or anywhere in Lancashire. We need to let
 them know this!

Thanks, you!
Anti-frackers RISING UP!

Doyle Vic posts:
Cheeky publicly funded profiteers cuadrilla are
bypassing environmental laws - make sure the
environment agency know that tax payers and
citizens will not allow such filthy shabbiness -

Stop Cuadrilla from breaking the rules on fracking

Faslane peace camp
always welcomes visitors...

you can come, any day.
We are located at Shandon near
Helensburgh the postcode
G84 8HL

Jump on the 316 bus to Coulport
 ...hope to see you soon.

It's Our NHS
There's a lot of anger about the chaos in the NHS.
A great letter in the Peterborough Telegraph
up with a very practical solution.
Shall we have a referendum?
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Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance Community
An alliance of people spied on by Britain's political
secret police.
Follow us on Twitter @copscampaign

The sooner you can send in an account and any photos/video
 of arrests to Green and Black Cross (GBC), the better. Key
information to include for a witness statement is:
- When, where, who
- What else was happening on site? E.g. was the road closed
 bypolice, were other people/actions blocking the road?
- Any photos or videos of arrests or immediately before/after
You can find a witness statement template and some
advice on drafting statements on the GBC website here:
Please send all materials to gbclegal@riseup.net.


gwlad !
Land Ownership in Britain is one of the most unequal
 in the world. 0.3% of the population owns 69% of
 the land. More than a third is still owned by the
aristocracy whose ancestors seized it during
the Norman Conquest. During the enclosures
 our ancestors were violently thrown off the land
 and much of our current common land is being
 privatised. This affects us all, making our lives
 unaffordable and limiting our choices. As a
contribution to the week of action for land
 rights called by the Land Justice Network
 we organised a peaceful stroll in the
countryside around Stroud,

Remember that access to the land in the UK has
been won by mass trespass in the past and this
 peaceful and symbolically powerful tool can
work for us again. #RisingUp

Learn more about the issue here:

Our demands for change centre around:

1 – Distributed Ownership and Control
2– Long Term Stewardship, Not
Short Term Profit
3 –Increases in Land Value
should be Given to Society
4 – Proactive Community-centred Planning
5 – Transparency

For more details:

1932 and 1992 – Kinder Scout Trespass UK

Workers in cities and towns were not allowed access to walk
 on land around their homes and areas of natural beauty nearby.
 The land was privately held and often used as hunting grounds
for the wealthy. In 1932 over 400 people from Manchester and
Sheffield participated in a mass trespass on Kinder Scout in
the Peak District. They notified the local press and as a result
were met & had scuffles with game keepers & then the police;
five men were subsequently jailed. The movement that was kick
 started by this action led to the creation of our National Parks
 after World War II. The 60th anniversary of this event in 1992
was celebrated with another mass trespass. This started a
new movement that lead to the 'Right To Roam' Countryside
 and Rights of Way Act of 2000. This act gave a new right
access to most areas of open country in England
and Wales.


The news most see is massaged by an elite which
feeds off death & destruction (the BBC's Deputy
Head, for example, is the ex head of BAE, the
UK's near monopoly arms exporting company).

We need a strong committed Peace Movement
in Wales, which is not afraid to challenge the
Guardian-reading middle-class "leaders" ---
who keep backing the elite's wars in the
name of a fake "humanitarianism".

Please contact us here (01443) 732705
and we can hold a meeting to found a
led Peace Movement, that
walks the walk.

In the meantime, paste this link into your browser
if you'd like to see the pictures the BBC and UK's
boss media did not want you to see -- it explodes
  the lies of an "evil Syrian regime" -- by showing
Aleppo people after Syria's army liberated them.



Syrian Army Tribute for 2016

Since 2011, the Syrian armed forces have
 been fighting terrorists. It's time for the world
 to recognize them all, as our brothers in arms
against terrorism. Time to stand with Syria
 and not against it.


Stop The War Coalition

Stop the War Coalition

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Western "Leftwing" are Hypocrites

Unreliability, spinelessness
of the western 'left'

by: Andre Vltchek

It is tough to fight any real war. And it takes
guts, discipline & determination to win it.

For years and decades, the so-called 'left' in the West
has been moderately critical of North American (and
sometimes even of European) imperialism and neo-
colonialism. But whenever an individual or country
rose up and began openly challenging the Empire,
 most of the Western left-wing intellectuals simply
closed their eyes, and refused to offer their full,
unconditional support to those putting their
lives (and often even the existence of

their countries) on the line.

I will never forget all those derogatory punches
directed at Hugo Chavez, punches coming from
 members of the 'anti-Communist left', after he
 dared to insult George W. Bush at the United
Nations in 2006, calling him a "devil" and
choking, theatrically, from the sulfur that
was still 'hanging in the air' after the US
President's appearance at the General

I will not be dropping names here, but readers
would be surprised if they knew how many of
 those iconic leaders of the US left described
 Chavez and his speech as --- 'impolite',
productive', and even 'insulting'.

Western Imperialism killed tens of millions

Tens of millions of people have died because of
Western imperialism, after WWII. Under the horrid
leadership of George W Bush, Afghanistan and
have been reduced to ruins... But one has
remain 'polite', 'objective' and cool headed?

Well, that is not how real revolutions have been
 ignited. This is not how the successful anti-
colonialist wars are fought. When the real
battle begins, 'politeness' is actually mostly
 unacceptable, simply because the oppressed
 masses are endlessly pissed off, and they
want their feelings to be registered and
expressed by the leaders.

 Even the search for 'objectivity' is often out of
place, when still fragile revolutions have to face
 the entire monumental hostile propaganda of
the regime - of the Empire.

But the question is: do most of the Western leftists
 really support revolutions and anti-colonialist
struggles of the oppressed world?

I believe they don't. And this is clearly visible from
 reading most of the so-called alternative media
in both North America and Europe.

Whoever stands up, whoever leads his nation into
 battle against the Western global dictatorship, is
almost immediately defined as a demagogue. He
 or she is most likely christened 'undemocratic',
and not just by the mass and 'liberal' media, but
also on the pages of the so-called 'alternative'
 and 'progressive' Western press. Not all, but
some, and frankly: most of it!

Chavez actually received very little support from
 Western 'left-wing' intellectuals. And now when
 Venezuela is bleeding, the 'Bolivarian Republic'
can only count on a handful of revolutionary
Latin American nations, as well as on China,
Iran and Russia; definitely not on the robust,
organized and militant solidarity from
 Western countries.

Cuba received even less support than Venezuela.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, no attempt
was actually made by Western leftists to bail the
 heroic nation out. It was China, in the end, which
ran to its rescue and saved Cuban socialism.

 (When I wrote about it, I got hundreds of Western
leftists at my throat, and in the end it took Fidel
to confirm, in his 'Reflections', what I was saying,
 to get them off my back). Then, when the Obama
 administration began making dangerous advances
on Havana, almost everyone in the West began
screwing those cynical grimaces: 'you see; now
 everything will collapse! They will buy Cuba!'

They didn't. I travelled to the beloved green island,
and it was so clear from the first moment there,
that the 'revolution is not for sale'. But you will
 not read it often in the Western 'progressive'
It is of course not just Latin America that is 'disliked'
by the progressives in the West. Actually, Latin
America is still at least getting some nominal
 support there.

Western Left despises China and Russia

China and Russia, two powerful nations, which are
now standing openly against Western imperialism,
are despised by virtually all 'liberals' and by most
of the Western 'left'. In those circles, there is total
ignorance about the Chinese type of democracy,
about its ancient culture, and about it's complex
but extremely successful form of Communism
'socialism with Chinese characteristics').

Like parrots, the Western leftists repeat 'liberal'
 propaganda that 'China is being capitalist', or
that it is being ruled by 'state capitalism'. The
internationalism of Chinese foreign policy
constantly played down, even mocked.

The hostility of the Western 'left' towards
China has disgusted many Chinese leaders
 and intellectuals. I only realized the extent
of this revulsion, when I spoke last year at
the First World Cultural Forum in Beijing,

and mingled with the thinkers at the
Academy of Social Sciences,
the right
(intellectual) arm of the
and the Party.

China can count on its allies in Russia, Latin America,
 Africa and elsewhere, but definitely not in the West.

It is pointless to even mention Russia or South Africa.

Russia, 'the victim' during the horrid Yeltsin years
was 'embraced' by the Western left. Russia the
warrior, Russia the adversary to Western
 imperialism, is, once again, loathed.

It appears that the 'progressives' in the United
States and Europe really prefer 'victims'. They can,
 somehow, feel pity and even write a few lines about
 the 'suffering of defenseless women and children' in
the countries that the West is plundering and raping.
That does not extend to all countries that are being
 brutalized, but at least to some...

What they don't like at all, are strong men and women
 that have decided to fight: to defend their rights, to
 face the Empire.

And now...Syria and DPRK

The Syrian government is hated. The N. Korean
 government is despised. The President of the
 Philippines is judged by Western liberal
measures: as a vulgar freak who
is killing
thousands of 'innocent' drug
pushers and
consumers (definitely
not as a possibly
new Sukarno,
who is willing to send the

entire West to hell).

Whatever the Western 'left' thinks about North
Korea and its government (and in fact, I think,
it cannot really think very much, as it is fully
ignorant about it), the main reason why the
 DPRK is hated so much by the West regime,
is because it, together with Cuba, basically
liberated Africa. It fought for the freedom
of Angola and Namibia, it flew Egyptian
MIGs at Israel, it struggled in Rhodesia
 (Zimbabwe) -- as well as in many other
 countries, and it sent aid, teachers and
 doctors to that continent: devastated
 by the Western colonialist barbarity.

Much good it received in return! At best,
indifference, at worse, total spite!
Some say that the Western 'left' doesn't want to
take power, anymore. It lost all of its important
 battles. It became toothless, impotent, and
angry about the world and itself.

When in January 2016 I spoke at the Italian
Parliament (ending up insulting the West for its
global plunder, hypocrisy), I mingled a lot with
 the 5 Star Movement, which had actually invited
 me to Rome. I spent time with its radical left wing.
There are some great people there, but overall, it
 soon became clear that this, potentially, biggest
political movement in the country, is actually
horrified of coming to power! It does not
want to govern.

But then, why call those weak bizarre selfish Western
 entities - the 'left wing'? Why confuse terms, and by
 that, why discredit those true revolutionaries, those
true fighters, who are risking, sacrificing their lives,
right now, all over the world?
Wars are all extremely ugly. I have covered many of
them, and I know.. But some of them, those that are
 fought for the survival of humanity, or for survival
particular countries, are inevitable. One either

fights, or the whole Planet ends up colonized
and oppressed, in shackles.

If one decides to fight, then there has to be discipline
 and single-mindedness; total determination. Or the
 battle is lost from the very beginning!

When the freedom and survival of one's motherland
is at stake, things get very serious, 'dead-serious'.
Battle is not a discussion club. It is not some chat.

If we, as 'leftists', have already once decided that
imperialism and colonialism (or 'neo-colonialism')
 are the greatest evils destroying our humanity,
then we have to show discipline and join ranks,
and support those who are at the frontline.

Otherwise we will become an irrelevant
laughingstock, and history will and

should, judge us harshly!
Andre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker
 and investigative journalist. He covered wars and
conflicts in dozens of countries. His latest books
are: "Exposing Lies Of The Empire" and  "Fighting
 Against Western Imperialism".  Discussion with
Noam Chomsky: On Western Terrorism. Point of
No Return is his critically acclaimed political
novel. Oceania - a book on Western imperialism
in the South Pacific. His provocative book about
Indonesia: "Indonesia - The Archipelago of Fear".
Andre is making films for teleSUR and Press TV.
 After living for many years in Latin America and
Oceania, Vltchek presently resides and works in
East Asia and the Middle East. He can be
reached through his website or his Twitter.

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Israel harvesting slain Palestinians' organs:
Palestine’s UN envoy

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations
 says the Tel Aviv regime is harvesting the organs
of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli
in the occupied territories.

Riyad Mansour says in a letter to UN Secretary
 General Ban Ki-moon, that the bodies of those
Palestinians killed by Israeli
forces, are being
“returned with missing corneas
and other
organs --- further confirming past
about organ harvesting by the

 occupying power.”

“A medical examination conducted on bodies
of Palestinians returned after they were killed
 by the occupying power, found that they were
missing organs,” Mansour wrote in the letter.

The Palestinian envoy further protests Israel’s
 “persistent aggression against the Palestinian
 people” over the past month and the regime’s
“insistence on the use of violent force and
 oppressive measures.”

The issue of organ theft by Israel was first
exposed in a report published by Sweden’s
most popular daily, Aftonbladet, in 2009.

The New York Times also said, in an August
2014 report that transplant brokers in Israel
 have pocketed enormous sums of money.

Based on the Times analysis of major organ
 trafficking cases since 2000, Israelis have
played a ‘disproportionate role’ in organ

The Palestinians Mansour was referring
 to were killed in the occupied territories,
where tensions have dramatically risen
in recent weeks.

The Israeli regime’s imposition of new
in August on the entry of
Palestinian worshipers
to the al-Aqsa
Mosque compound in East al-Quds

(Jerusalem) has become a lightning
rod for the
surge in confrontations.

According to the latest figures by the Palestinian
 Health Ministry, at least 74 Palestinians have lost
their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the
beginning of October. At least 11 Israelis have
also been killed during that period.

The bodies of Palestinian victims, are most
often held in Israeli custody for long periods
of time, before they're returned to relatives.

William Spring, a human rights activist from
London, says that this revelation will “deal
a terrible blow” to Israel, and particularly
its US supporters.

Referring to the supporters of Israel in the US,
 as “Christian-Zionists,” the commentator says
 that, despite all their enthusiasm for the Israeli
 regime, they are against such measures as:
 experiments on fetuses, abortion, or
harvesting organs.

“I can see a great defection and a great
 falling away of Christian-Zionists, who've
supported Israel - up until now,” he says.


Corporations Are
Running The World

by Aisha Dodwell

Of the 100 wealthiest economic entities in the world,
69 are now corporations and only 31 are countries.

 This is up from 63 to 37 a year ago. At this rate,
within a generation we will be living in a world
 entirely dominated by giant corporations.

As multinationals increasingly dominate areas
 traditionally considered the primary domain of
the state --- we should be afraid. While they
privatise everything from education & health
 to border controls and prisons, they stash
profits away in secret offshore accounts.

And while they have unrivalled access to decision
 makers they avoid democratic processes by setting
up secret courts enabling them to bypass all judicial
 systems applicable to people.

Meanwhile their raison d’etre of perpetual growth in a
 finite world is causing environmental destruction and
driving climate change.

From Sports Direct’s slave-like working conditions to
 BP’s oil spill devastating people’s homes, stories of
 corporations violating rights are all too often seen
in our daily papers.

Yet the power of corporations is so great within our
 society, that they have undermined the idea that
 there is any other way to run things. We're all too
 familiar with hearing about the threat of “losing
 corporate investment” or companies “taking their
business somewhere else” as if the government’s
number one task is to attract corporate investment.

It is this corporate agenda that permeates the
governing institutions of the global economy
-- like
the World Trade Organisation and the
Monetary Fund - whose policies
and operations have
given more importance
to the “rights” of big business
than the rights
and needs of people and the

The problem of unrestrained corporate power is
massive, and it requires a massive solution. That
is why Global Justice Now has launched a petition
 to the UK government --- demanding that it backs
the new UN initiative for a legally binding global
 treaty on transnational corporations and
 human rights.

This UN treaty is the result of campaigning by
 countries from across the Global South --- for
 international laws to regulate the activities of
 transnational corporations. In June 2014 they
 successfully got a resolution passed in the
UN Human Rights Council, establishing the
 need for such a treaty.

A working group of member states has been set up
to take the treaty forward, chaired by Ecuador, they
 have met once already in 2015, and have the next
 meeting scheduled for October 2016, to discuss
 the scope and content of the treaty.

Meanwhile, civil society groups from across the world
 have come together and formed the Treaty Alliance
 movement --- which aims to make sure the treaty
comes into being with truly meaningful content.

Although it may sound like a boring technical
process, this treaty is something we should
excited about because it provides a huge

opportunity in the fight to restrain corporate
 power. It has massive potential to withdraw
 the privileges that corporations have gained
over recent decades --- and force them to
with international human rights
law, international labour
law, and
environmental standards.

It would oblige governments to take the power
 of corporations seriously, and hold them to
account for the power they wield.

This would standardise how different governments
 relate to multinationals --- which means that rather
 than allowing them to play countries off against
one another in a race to the bottom, it would
minimum standards.

But the UK government, well known for its cosy
 relationship with corporations, has so far refused
 to take part in this UN treaty. And the UK are not
 alone: most other EU countries are also opposed
to the treaty.

We need to make sure our government does not
pass up this rare opportunity: to provide genuine
protection for the victims of human rights abuses
 committed by multinational corporations & place
 binding obligations on all governments, to hold
corporations to account for their impact(s)
on people
and the planet.

That’s why groups across the continent are joining
 forces to make sure their leaders participate in the
Geneva talks this October.

The petition urges governments across Europe
 to participate in the Geneva talks --- and will be
delivered to national & EU leaders on October 12.

Of course, the battle against corporate power has
 many fronts and the UN treaty is only one part of it.
 At the same time, we need to continue to develop
 alternative ways to produce and distribute the
 goods and services we need.

We need to undermine the notion that only massive
 corporations can make the economy and society

Food sovereignty and energy democracy are just two
 examples of how it is possible to build an economy
 without corporations.

But as long as corporations do play a role in our
 economy, we need to find ways to control their
 activity and prevent abuses.

This is why we need to fight for this UN treaty.

The alternative is that we continue to rush towards
the dystopian vision of unchallenged corporate
 power. We cannot allow this to happen. We
 must fight back.

Aisha Dodwell is campaigns and policy
 officer at Global Justice Now.

You can sign the petition at:


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Jack Straw - War Criminal

New email leaks show Jack Straw was very
grateful for Brexit -- for the most vile reason.

The Canary - New email leaks reveal that Straw,
the Foreign Secretary in Blair’s government,

was very grateful for Brexit. Not because it
gave the UK public a say in the direction
their country, but because it created
distraction from the publication of
Chilcot Report !

Brexit’s “silver lining”, according to Blair’s
 co-architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq,
was that it buried the Chilcot Report,
alongside the millions who died
 as a result of the war.

Straw tells Powell: ‘We’ve got to spin this right’

According to the leaks, on 4th July (2 days
 before publication of the Chilcot Report),
Straw emailed former US Secretary of State
 Powell, his accomplice in the Iraq invasion.

He wanted to discuss an ''appropriate
to the upcoming release
of the inquiry.

Straw had drafted a statement which he thought
 Powell “should see”, as it referenced him. After
 welcoming Powell’s feedback on the statement,
Straw turned his attention to the current political
 climate in the UK, and the effect it might have
on the reception of the Chilcot Report:

    "Meanwhile, as you will have seen, British politics
 is in the most extraordinary phase I’ve ever known.
The only silver lining of the Brexit vote is that it
will reduce medium term attention on Chilcot –
 though it will not stop the day of publication
 being uncomfortable."

For Straw, who had campaigned for the ‘Remain’
 camp in the EU referendum, there was a bright
side to Brexit. He believed that it would take
heat off the report into his government’s
in Iraq.

Was Straw right? Did the report
 on Blair’s invasion fall flat?

6 July, the day the Chilcot Report was published,
there was wall-to-wall coverage. The Guardian
alone published
over 40 articles that day. But
8th July, that number had shrunk to 11.
within one week, the coverage had

whittled down to almost nothing.

The BBC also published dozens of news articles on
the report the day it was released. But its top-listed
 “Editor’s choice” section on the Chilcot Report,
 points its readers to very little coverage after
 that date.

Of course, there was an avalanche of other news
to cover: the Brexit fallout; the Labour coup; the
 Conservative Party’s own leadership battle after
David Cameron resigned. But it does appear that
 -- after an initial flurry of reporting on the Chilcot
findings, interest in it quickly dispersed.

Phew, we made it!

Straw and Powell communicated again about a
month later, musing on their countries’ reaction
 to the report. On 3rd August, Powell emailed the
previous Foreign Secretary to tell him the Chilcot
Report “didn’t amount to anything over here”. He
 explained that, in the US, Blair “was mentioned
a lot for a short period of time”, but all was
 quiet on the western front now.

Straw responded:

    "Yes, the Chilcot story has faded altogether here
 too. It was unpleasant on the day but almost all
the focus was on Tony [Blair]. But even for him
 it seems to have gone."

He added:

    "There is some stuff about some relatives of
 soldiers killed in Iraq trying to get a legal
action against Tony on its feet buy [sic]
it’s hard to see how that could work."

Families of British soldiers killed in Iraq have
 launched an appeal to fund a prosecution of
Tony Blair & other state officials “who might
 have acted unlawfully, or in excess of their
powers”. If they succeed, which Straw
obviously doubts, Blair’s defence will
paid for by the taxpayer, despite
former PM being a millionaire.

Scorched on our souls

Straw’s relief that the “unpleasant” attention
surrounding the Iraq War report had “faded”
 reveals an unsettling attitude towards one
 of the UK’s most disastrous decisions.

The invasion of Iraq was an absolute catastrophe.
Countless lives were lost, an entire region was
 thrown into chaos, terrorism blossomed, and
UK's reputation around the world,
was ruined.

But seemingly, all Straw can focus on
 is saving his own skin.

UK citizens, and all those around the world
affected by the decisions made here in the
 UK, deserve better architects than this.

The fact that we are all now acutely aware
 of that -- is the only true ‘silver lining’ of
disgusting episode in UK history.

Get Involved, please:

– Donate to the crowdfunding appeal seeking
 to hold those responsible for the war to account.


(they've now raised about £170,000)

– Take action with the Stop the War Coalition
against the militarisation of our world.



Justice For War Criminals

Plaid Cymru's Adam Price has started a petition
 aimed at securing a House of Commons debate
on the motion that Tony Blair acted in contempt
of Parliament when taking Britain to war in Iraq.

The petition reads:

“The Chilcot Report has presented a
 range of evidence that demonstrates
 that Parliament and the country were
 misled by Tony Blair in the run up to
 the war in Iraq.

"Parliament should now agree a process
 by which it can hold the former Prime
Minister to account.”

To get this Parliamentary debate considered,
 needs 100,000 signatures by Jan. 20th, 2017.

To sign the petition, please go here:


Here's John McDonnell, in a speech
congratulating DPAC and explaining
how solidarity can defeat these cuts.

What's disability got to do with peace?
Try being disabled, or a woman, or
elderly, or of a different race, or
gay, or vulnerable, in a land
where "dog eats dog" !!!

Protestors block Westminster Bridge
 over government disability cuts

A group from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)
 blocked Westminster bridge for several hours last
 Wednesday, in protest against government cuts
 to disability benefits.

Protesters held large banners reading “No more
 deaths from benefit cuts.” The protest was met
 with a heavy police presence, which eventually
broke it up and at least 2 people were arrested.

DPAC said over 150 people, many in wheelchairs,
 attended the protest -- to call for better financial
support. The protest also drew attention to the
 treatment of disabled athletes at the
Paralympics’ games in Rio.

On its website, DPAC claimed, in 2015, that the
UK became the first country in the world to be
investigated by the United Nations for grave,
systematic violations of disabled people’s

"This is a direct result of the disproportionate
 impact of austerity on disabled people, and
the ideological attacks, waged by the Tory
government, which have seen disabled
 people and the poorest members of
society hit by cut after cut after cut.”

Another DPAC official said the protest was part
of a week of action to highlight changes to the
Personal Independence Payments (PIP) to help
 people aged 16 to 64 cope with extra costs, as
 well as the significant cuts of up to £30 a week
for some, who claim the Employment Support
 Allowance (ESA).

"It's the opening of the Paralympics tonight & we're
celebrating all the athletes, but the cuts that they're
 bringing through, mean that other peoples' lives,
going dramatically backwards," Ellen Clifford
said, at the event.

There are almost half a million sick and disabled
 people receiving the ESA benefit; these people
are likely to be unemployed for longer than
other jobseekers - who are not struggling
with disabilities or health difficulties.

Last year, the United Nations held an inquiry
 into whether the UK government welfare cuts
led to rights abuses and the death of over
2,000 disabled Britons.

This came after the Department of Work and
 Pensions, revealed that 2,380 people have
 died within six weeks of being declared "fit
 to work" by the government between 2011
 and 2014.

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Get out of NATO stop WW3


(& request the dissolution of NATO.)

The secretariat of the World Peace Council,
chaired by Brazilian activist Socorro Gomes,
met in Brussels, to assess the latest events
in the world, recent challenges in the struggle
for peace, and to assess the NATO summit.

The meeting also addressed the question of US
bases around the world, and especially their
recent installation on Colombian territory.

 Socorro Gomes states, "we must examine
latest events in the world, the new
targets of
US policy in Afghanistan,
Pakistan and recently, in Yemen."

"Peace today is threatened more than at
the end
of the Cold War, because imperialism
is following
its plans with a new concept of
NATO, which
contends that the military pact
is essential
to the defense of Europe. It has
the European continent and now
seeks to achieve
greater unity between the
US and EU," says Socorro.

According to the Brazilian activist, NATO is
instrument of US imperialism, as the US
the key command & several important
in the hierarchy of the military pact.

NATO was created in 1949 as a military
to respond to the threat of
the Soviet Union.

With the dissolution of the Soviet Union and its
allies in Europe, NATO no longer has an excuse
to stay in existence. "NATO is a weapon of war
used to harm people and nations. Its policy is
to remain as an armed wing in favor of looting
the natural wealth of the countries attacked,
to ensure American hegemony," says Socorro.

"The organization's summit.. further discusses
its role as "world policeman," adds Socorro.
"The World Peace Council, besides discussing
broad issues for world peace, proposes the
dismantling of the North Atlantic military pact,
something that is essential for peace".

Read below the "Appeal against NATO and
realization of their summit in Portugal,"

made by the World Peace Council (WPC) and
its counterpart organization in Portugal:

The World Peace Council (WPC) & the Portuguese
Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC),
welcome peace-loving people around the world
and the peace movements that fight & continue
to denounce imperialist wars, illegal occupations
and social injustice, and urge them to continue,
& to strengthen their efforts & common struggles
against imperialism and its apparatus, especially
NATO, the greatest war machine in the world.

The WPC denounces before the people of the world
the crimes committed by NATO, and continues to
commit against humanity under the guise of
protecting "human rights" & fighting "terrorism,"
according to their own interpretation.

Since its founding in 1949, NATO has been an
offensive organization. After 1991, with its new
military doctrine, it became the "sheriff" of
imperialist interests in the world.

It was often linked to bloody & dictatorial regimes,
reactionary forces and military juntas. It actively
participated in the dismemberment of Yugoslavia
in the barbaric bombing of Serbia for 78 days, in
the overthrow of governments by "orange
and in the Afghan occupation.

NATO is continuing its plans for a "Greater
Middle East,"
broadening its scope of action
through the "Partnership
for Peace" and
"special co-operation" in Asia and Latin

America, the Middle East, North Africa &
the "European Army."

All governments of the member countries
responsibilities in NATO, regardless
of the leading
role of the US administration.

Any different approaches
on some issues
hardly reflect points of view and
rivalries of
their own, but they always lead to a
aggressive confrontation set against
the people.

We condemn the policy of the European Union,
coincides with NATO and the Lisbon
Treaty, which goes
hand in hand in political &
military aspects. The military
spending of EU
missions abroad between 2002 and 2009,

increased from 30 million to 300 million euros.

The people and the peace loving forces
around the world
will not accept NATO
and its role of "sheriff" of the world.

They reject any attempt to incorporate
NATO into the UN
system. They demand
the dissolution of this offensive war

machine. Even the false pretext of the
Warsaw Treaty no
longer exists today.

The World Peace Council & its members
& friends will
host dozens of countries
in various national and
initiatives against NATO and its new

strategic concept.

We will organize, jointly with the

Portuguese Council for Peace and
Cooperation (CPPC),
initiatives and
conferences in Portugal, and mass
before and during the days
of the NATO summit.

Under the motto:

DISSOLVE NATO, Enemy of the People. Peace!!!

WPC calls on all organizations in member
countries of NATO and around the world,
to support this, stressing the following
NATO has been an aggressive
and reactionary force
since its founding
in 1949. The Warsaw Treaty
was created
and then dissolved, earlier.

NATO has its hands stained with the blood
of many people from over 60 years & can't
constitute "a force for peace" in the UN

Despite US dominance, aggression is carried
in conjunction with other imperialist powers,

which does not change the character of NATO.

NATO is directly linked to the EU & vice versa,
since a large number of EU countries are also
NATO members, as well as through the
tendencies and obligations
contained in the "Lisbon Treaty."

All governments of NATO member states
responsible for their actions; they
NATO's imperialistic plans.

The NATO war against Yugoslavia in 1999,
was a
milestone for a new dogma during
the summit in
Washington in 1999.
It then became clear that
the EU isn't
a "democratic counterweight" to the US.

NATO acts as a global policeman with
on all continents, executing
its plan for a
"Greater Middle East" and
it actively intervened
in Eastern Europe,
the Caucasus and elsewhere.

We fully support & endorse the campaign
in Portugal
"Peace yes, NATO no" which
brings together
dozens of social
movements and organizations.

We call upon all peace-loving organizations
to join with their voices and forces.

You can find the World Peace Council at:




(Is THIS why our so-called "Peace Movement" in
the UK refuses to oppose NATO's aggression?)

 On May 16th, the leader of the political party Zmiana
 (“Change”), Mateusz Piskorski, in Poland, issued a
 prescient warning on his blog that NATO’s newly
deployed Very High Readiness Joint Task Force
is going to “pacify” protests and opposition groups
 according to the North Atlantic Treaty’s Article 4
 on the pretext of fighting a “Russian hybrid war.”

Piskorski warned that NATO’s repressive plans,
admitted by the Multinational Corps Northeast’s
 General Krol himself, would ultimately render
any forms of protest in the country, whether
on the streets or on the internet, subject to
suppression, by order of US-NATO advisors.

Two days later, on May 18th, armed agents of
 the Internal Security Agency raided Zmiana’s
office and its activists’ homes, & arrested &
 imprisoned Piskorski as a media campaign
 hurled the ridiculous charge that he was a
 “Russian, Chinese, and/or Iraqi spy.”

 In a telling and foreboding instance, officers
 even confiscated ordinary Polish flags from
 Zmiana activists, a move which in Poland's
history, has usually accompanied a war on
Polish soil.

With no official charges brought against him,
Poland’s main anti-NATO figure who in 2015
 declared that “a Poland without NATO is a
Poland without wars”, to this day, remains
in isolation in prison, from where he has
 stressed in 2 urgent letters, that Poland
 is being converted into a launch pad
 and target for WWIII.


French people gather signatures -
Petition to get France out of NATO


At Warsaw they got set for war. Let's get out of NATO!

"The last NATO summit in Warsaw, was
just one more provocation against Russia.

this appeal, the signatories mean to
say "STOP"
to this nuclear escalation ----
before something un-
do-able gets done."


The hour is grave. A new missile crisis is brewing
 against Russia, a mirror image of the 1962 missile
 crisis when the Soviet Union deployed missiles in
 Cuba, at the very portals of the United States. The
 situation has gone upside down: then, NATO was
 struggling against the Warsaw Pact; this time,
met in Warsaw!

Therefore, we the undersigned, find that we are
 faced with a provocative policy of encirclement:

1. continuous expansion of NATO to Russia's
 borders, despite the guarantees given by the
West to Gorbachev, in 1989, that this would
 not happen;

2. deployment of the Aegis missile defense shield
 in Romania, Poland, Turkey, and Spain. Featuring
 MK41 launch systems, these weapons can be used
 for defense missions (anti-aircraft, anti-submarine,
 anti-ship), but also for attack missions against
 ground targets;

3. deployment in the Baltic countries, Poland,
and Romania, by rotation, of four regiments
of a thousand men each, with permanent
 military equipment;

4. constitution of a "northern" front against
Russia, bringing together NATO members
 (Denmark, Iceland and Norway) --- or its
 Partnership for Peace (Sweden & Finland).

To end this menace we demand:

That it announce its decision to leave
 the organization, which no longer has
raison d’être.

We call on France to create the conditions
 for a return to a peaceful order in the world
based on "win-win" cooperation proposed
 by the BRICS, which Europe and the US
 have an interest in joining.

Let us mobilize today, all those means that
 we committed in the twentieth century, for
war, to peace through mutual development!

More on the petition here:


Talking To the Common People
(in the end... kick out the NGOs)

Still believe we are the Free
good, loving, honest West?

Watch Australia and Canada's
leaders joining the war on Iraq.

Did one copy the other, or were
they sent the same CIA speech?

Either way, it's a scream!


If you want to avoid all life disintegrating
and your children and grandchildren
slowly... sliding... into a World War

take action now - join a Peace movement.

Replace the ego-centric individuals now
pretending they are good people because
they pose at truly opposing the militarists
and venal political class.

Then act - now, today - or this week!

Join a peace movement near you -
and if you're looking to find a
saintly person there, with
hardly any faults...

it'll have to be you!



And an orchestrated war with Russia
has all of us marked for extinction

by Paul Craig Roberts

The Democratic Party that once was concerned
with workers’ rights, the elderly, civil rights, and
the constitutional protections of America liberty
 no longer exists. As the completed Democrat's
presidential primaries & Democrat presidential
convention have clearly demonstrated, the US
now has two Republican parties in service to
 the One Percent.

The organized Democrats - the Democrat National
 Committee - show themselves as even more venal
 and corrupt than the Republicans. Leaked emails
 document that the Democrat National Committee
 conspired with the Hillary campaign to steal the
 nomination from Bernie Sanders. It is clear that
 Sanders was THE choice of Democrat Party
voters for president, but the nomination was
stolen from him by vote fraud and dirty tricks.

The DNC and the media whores have tried to
 discredit the incriminating emails by alleging
that the leaked emails resulted from a plot by
 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on behalf of
 “Putin’s American agent,” Donald Trump. “A
vote for Trump is a vote for Putin,” as the
 presstitute scum put it.

This diversionary tactic has not worked. Not
even Americans are stupid enough to fall for it.

Consequently, the corrupt “leader” of the DNC
had to resign, and was unable to deliver her
speech at the nominating convention, for
 fear of being booed off the stage.

Sanders’ supporters have abandoned Hillary
& the fake “Democrat Party.”

Organized Republicans - the Republican National
 Committee–and zionist neoconservatives wanted
 to block Donald Trump from the nomination, just
 as the DNC blocked Sanders, but could not. The
 neoconservatives are organizing for Hillary as she
 is their warmonger & Trump says he is not, but as
 the Presidential contest is really a contest between
 the two Republican parties about which gets to be
 the whore for the 1 Percent, the RNC, impressed with
 Hillary’s lack of voter support, seems to be sticking
 with Trump. Better to be a well-paid whore, than to
 be out in the cold.

Donald Trump is the American people’s choice,
 because he opposes the offshoring of American
 jobs–a corporate practice that has enriched the
 1% at the expense of the American middle class.

Donald Trump is the American people’s choice,
 because he opposes the fabricated, gratuitous
 conflict with Russia. Even Americans understand
 that taking war to a major nuclear power will not
 end well.

Donald Trump is the American people’s choice
 because he realizes that NATO–an organization
 whose purpose disappeared 25 years ago when
the Soviet Union collapsed as a result of a coup
 against Gorbachev, by extreme elements of the
 Soviet Communist Party–now serves as a vehicle
 and cover for Washington’s aggressions, which
 are war crimes under the international statutes
which Washington created. Washington’s wars
 benefit some of the One Percent at the expense
 of both the 99 Percent and millions of innocent
 people, in many countries.

What will happen now is the presstitutes will
 demonize Donald Trump ---- even more than
they have demonized Vladimir Putin. These
Scum presstitutes will do everything they
can do, to make supporting Trump into
an act of treason against America.

Now the presstitutes have learned they can
tell the most blatant lies–Saddam Hussein’s
 weapons of mass destruction, Iranian nukes,
 Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Russian
 invasions–without being held accountable,
 they know that they can lie about Trump.

And they will. To the hilt.

But the presstitutes have lost credibility. A
person has to be an imbecile to believe
 a word that they say.

“Progressives” will wander off the track. They will be
turned off by Trump’s stand on immigration, which
 is where the American people stand. “Progressives”
 will be worried about whether the ‘fascist” Trump
 will persecute transgender & homosexual people
 or revoke the right of women to abort the unborn.
 To “progressives” this will seem all important, as
 Washington and its NATO vassals hurl the world
 into nuclear war.

Neither can any intelligence be expected from the
 defunct American left-wing. The American left-wing
 supports the official story of 9/11, the excuse for the
 last 15 years of illegal wars and the American Police
 State. To find the American left-wing totally allied
 with the official explanation of what is in reality a
 false flag event, committed so neoconservatives
 would have their new Pearl Harbor -- in order to
 invade the Middle East, is demonstrable proof
that the American left-wing is irrelevant.

The American left interprets 9/11 and subsequent
false flag events as oppressed people hitting back
 at their oppressors. The emotional satisfaction of
 this takes the impotent American left-wing out not
 only of action but out of relevance in commentary.
The American left-wing has become an asset of the
 enemy–the neoconservatives who control policy
 in Washington.

So, where do we stand? The answer is that we are
 closer to nuclear annihilation than ever before. I
 know of what I speak. I held the highest security
 clearances. I was a member of a secret committee
 that enabled President Reagan to end the Cold War.

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is doing
 everything he can possibly do to avoid a nuclear
 war that the crazed American neoconservatives
 are bringing to humanity. For his efforts on behalf
 of planet Earth he is demonized 24 hours a day,
 seven days a week, year after year. For simply
 stating facts, I'm described by the presstitutes
 as “an apologist for Putin.”

The endless lies about Russia have convinced the
 Russian media, that Washington is mobilizing its
 NATO vassals for an attack on Russia.

If you aren’t scared, you are stupid beyond belief.
The message is clear: the West has declared
war on Russia, but is trying to keep Russia
 off guard by denying it.

Russian news shows the dismissive way the
Russian media was treated at a recent NATO
conference in Poland. Non-entity delegates
of the non-entity countries of Latvia, which
the West ruthlessly looted, plus Estonia,
Poland, Lithuania, & Ukraine delegates,
 refused to speak to the Russian media
 or used interviews to echo the US’s
false accusations against Russia.

 These imbeciles insulting Russia are represent-
atives of countries that Russia could destroy in a
few minutes. If these idiots think Washington can
 save them, they're as stupid as the Polish colonels
 who thought the British guarantee in March 1939
meant anything --- and could save Poland from
 the rash action of sticking Poland’s fingers in
 Hitler’s eye. This Polish stupidity provoked by the
 stupid British set off World War II with the British
and French declaration of war against Germany,
 thus consigning Poland to Soviet rule for a half
 century. Some guarantee! The imbecile
Chamberlain -- who wanted peace --
started WWII, with Britain’s
 worthless “guarantee.”

Does it make you feel safe that the arrogant
 warmongering imbeciles in Washington have
 convinced a nuclear power the equal of the
 United States that America is going to attack?

Moreover, Russia is a nuclear power allied with
 another nuclear power, China, which has had
enough of the US’s imbecilic provocations.

Are you willing for “your” government to lead
 your future into nuclear war, with two nuclear

Here we Americans went into the presidential
 election and the overpowering fact of our time–
that Washington is threatening humanity with
nuclear war–wasn't a subject for discussion!

What is the matter with us Americans? Are we
stupid beyond all belief? We sit, thinking that
 issues of no importance are the most important
 issues of our time while “our” insane government
 provokes nuclear war. Have any people in history
 failed their obligation to this extent? If so, who?

My case rests. There is no countervailing evidence
 against the fact that unadulterated evil rules the
 West ----- and is driving the world to extinction.
Western democracy is a total failure. Democracy
 could not prevent the crazed warmonger Hillary
from presidential nomination, despite the
opposition of the American people.

How long can Russia, & China, wait before they
conclude that they have to pre-empt the coming
 attack from Washington? Does anyone, even
stupid Americans, think that once Russia and
 China are convinced that they are targets for
 attack, that they will just sit there and await
 the attack?

Do people as guilty of dereliction of duty as
 Western people are, have any right to survive?

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary
 of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate
 editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist
 for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service,
& Creators Syndicate. He has had many university
 appointments. His internet columns have attracted
a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The
 Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic
 Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost,
and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.


What was the 'Cuban missile
crisis'... really all about?

The US spun it then and spins it now as
"Russian aggression beaten by the US".

Yet Russians say the US put missiles

in Turkey, so they put theirs in Cuba.

Russia removed their missiles from Cuba
-- on the condition that the US took their
Pershing nuke missiles out from Turkey.

There are now fifty
nuclear warheads
 in Turkey -- but Russia is the aggressor?



If you think - like Blair -
that launching wars
in pursuit of 'Democracy and Human Rights'
is "
a good thing" - then you will believe the
latest lies and support
the current US/UK
bombing of civilians and infrastructure
in Syria...

as the liberals who dominate
Wales' peace movement do..

Damascus denounces US-led ‘massacre’
in Syria ---- and calls on UN to intervene

Syria has called on the United Nations to take
 immediate action against the so-called US-led
 coalition: to stop it conducting more airstrikes
in the country, after the US/UK coalition’s
latest airborne assault claimed the
lives of over 40 civilians.  

In two separate letters sent to UN Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council President
Koro Bessho,, the Syrian Foreign Ministry strongly
denounced the coalitions new “atrocities
 committed against civilians” and called
to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The letters were written after US-led warplanes
 launched airstrikes on
Ghandour town, which
is over 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) away from
the violence-ridden city of Manbij, in Syria’s
strategic northern province of Aleppo.

At least “45 civilians were brutally killed and 50
others were injured” --- in the deadly airstrikes.

The development came, after at least 15 people
 were killed/injured in US-led airstrikes against
 al-Nawajah village east of Manbij, on July 23rd,
a few days after another deadly US-led raid
left 120 civilians dead, near Manbij.

On July 22nd, the military coalition also killed at
 least 20 civilians in Manbij and claimed the lives
 of at least 30 more, including 11 children, in the
 same city, on June the 9th, in aerial attacks
 purportedly conducted against the
positions in the area.  

Syria's Foreign Ministry also censures
the endless support of France, the US,
 Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for so-
called “moderate opposition” groups:
 - calling it overt support for terrorists
who are wreaking havoc across the
world --- and, specifically, in Syria.

The letters also say that any anti-terror
campaign in Syria is doomed to fail ---
 unless done in cooperation with Syria's
 government --- and in accordance with
 international law and the UN Charter.

The ministry cites the remarkable similarity
 between the “massacres” perpetrated by
the US-led coalition - and terrorist groups
operating in Syria, saying both sides are
 trying to exacerbate the situation over
 the country... since the Syrian army’s
 recent victories in Aleppo city.

It also calls on "the UN Security Council
to enforce its anti-terrorism resolutions
against those states backing terrorism.”

The letters state in conclusion: Syria will
not give up its fight against terrorism and
 pursuing a political solution to the crisis
 "without foreign interference."

The US-led coalition has been conducting
airstrikes.... on what are said to be Daesh
terrorists in Syria since September 2014
--- without authorization from Damascus
or a UN mandate. They have repeatedly
 been accused of targeting and killing

 The so-called Coalition has also been largely
incapable of fulfilling its declared aim ----- of
destroying Daesh.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed
 militancy, since March 2011. UN special
envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, now
estimates that over 400,000 people
have been killed in the conflict.

The UN has stopped its official casualty
count in Syria --- citing its "inability" to
 verify the figures that it receives...
from various sources.


Activists urged protest rallies over

the deadly US-led airstrikes in Syria
--- for Sunday, July 24th.

NO-ONE showed up in Wales at all !

Working-class socialists Needed!

Once I had the unfortunate experience to visit
Cardiff as the illegal Iraq war broke, and the
"peace" activists there spent an hour... just
bitching at each other - in front of a young
lady from Iraq who'd travelled all over
the UK, asking for help.

I caught her smiling, as I chewed them out
for their lack of sincerity and their childish
egos - although their only response
"Well! If you're going to
be unpleasant..."

It seems that MOMENTUM is
needed within the peace
movement in Wales...

Phone NOW to complain about
so-called organisers' inactivity!

Blairites' illegal war --- in Syria!

The Syrian government has written to the United
 Nations, asking the world body to condemn the
US / UK airstrikes which are carried out without
authorization from Damascus, or a UN mandate.

The US-led coalition has been backing the Syrian
 Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish
& Arab forces, to capture Manbij since last May.

The Syrian government has criticized the
 unauthorized aerial campaign, saying it
 has damaged Syria's infrastructure
 instead of making a dent in the
 terrorists' capabilities.



Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch & All East,
John X Yazigi, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch
of Antioch and All the East Gregorios III Laham,
and Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch & All
 East, Mar Ignatius Aphrem II, issued an appeal
on Tuesday, calling on the world and relevant
states, to lift the siege and sanctions
 imposed on the Syrian people.

In the appeal, the Patriarchs say, if the goals
 for imposing sanctions are political ones, the
 sanctions affect the Syrian people, & mainly
 the impoverished and the working class in
drastic manner, particularly in their daily
and ability to buy food and receive

The appeal notes that, although Syria's people
 remain steadfast in the face of this ordeal, the
social condition is deteriorating and poverty
suffering are increasing, which is what
the Damascus-based Patriarchs
to issue this
humanitarian appeal, given
that they are in
touch with the suffering
of the Syrians.

The Patriarchs call for the taking of unusual steps
 and brave, wise, and responsible decisions -- that
take into account humanitarianism, human rights,
and international accords, and lift the economic
sanctions imposed on Syria --- adding that this
would restore unity among Syrians and curb
the exploitation of the Syrians’ ordeal, by
sides that have no good intentions for
Syria --- in addition to helping clerical
establishments perform their
humanitarian work.

The Patriarchs stress the appeal is in line with
the desire of several states and humanitarian
 organizations who want to help Syria's people,
& they hope the international community will
react to this appeal & end the sanctions that
constitute another aspect of the crisis, and
which seek
to pressure individuals,
establishments, and
companies --
thereby pressuring the entire

Syrian population.

They point out that the lack of new investments,
 blocking of international flights to Syria, cutting
 exports to it, and blacklisting some of its firms,
isolate Syria from the international community,
as does closing most Western embassies in it,
and they add that stopping bank transactions
 with Syria further exasperates the economic
 conditions and threatens the Syrian people's
 livelihood and dignity.

Please start a support group --- contact
your local
and national representatives
- os gwelwch yn dda!

Join the Labour Party Now

With 640,000 members - and growing -
Labour was
the largest left-wing party
in Europe.

With the overwhelming majority joining to say
 #‎CorbynStays, the #‎ChickenCoup was not
called off.



- so join the Anti-Austerity Movement!



Labour grew hugely under Corbyn
— 292,000 members in August 2015,
515,000 in July 2016 !

So the old rightwingers still
gerrymandered the vote, to
hold of the NEC and
hold on to 
the corrupt
power they love.


That NEC twisting:

please go here for some advice:





‘How Can I Deselect
My Labour MP?’

A Short Guide
to Reselection and
Democratic Accountability

by Eric Sim

Unlike local councillors and those who sit on internal
 party committees, Labour MPs are not expected to
 renew their party mandate through regular candidate
 reselections. However, there is one means by which
 MPs are held democratically accountable to the
 party: the trigger mechanism.

The process.

Step 1: At some point in the run up to a general
election the national executive committee (NEC)
 sets a timetable for re-selections. The NEC also
 sets the guidelines for this process, within the
very broad parameters set out in the Labour
 rule book.

Step 2: If the sitting MP wishes to re-stand for
 election the ‘trigger ballot’ process begins.
This is organised by a nominated officer of the
 constituency Labour party (CLP), normally the
 secretary, and overseen by the regional office
 (appointed staff members).

Step 3: All the constituency’s branches and its
 affiliates (trade unions, socialist societies, co-
operative organisations) are entitled to vote
 ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to re-selecting the sitting MP.

    Branches will meet in person to vote.
    Affiliates will decide their own process
 for deciding this matter.

Step 4: Each branch and affiliate is counted equally,
irrespective of the number of members. If a majority
 of branches/affiliates vote ‘No’ then a full selection
 procedure takes place. The sitting MP has the right
 to appeal this decision to the NEC.

Step 5: In the event of a ‘No’ vote a selection
 procedure takes place. The sitting MP is
 eligible to stand in this selection and is
 guaranteed a space on the final shortlist.

The obstacles (and their solutions).

The process above is not simple, and any campaign
 to open a selection procedure in a constituency will
 face a series of obstacles.

Obstacle 1: The NEC has the right to set the
 guidelines for the trigger procedure. An NEC
 that is sympathetic to the need for greater
 accountability could set guidelines that
empower party members. An NEC which
is keen to minimise the risk of challenges
 to sitting MPs, could set guidelines that
make this difficult: for instance, a short
 timeframe close to the general election.

Solution: Be sure to elect to the NEC
of member-led party democracy.

Obstacle 2: Each constituency will have the trigger
 procedure managed by a CLP officer. Like the above
 point concerning the NEC, the person overseeing
this process will have some discretion over how
 it is done. If this person is not sympathetic to
 reselections, it will be possible for them
 to make it difficult to call one.

Solution: Make sure CLP committees and officers
 are supporters of member-led party democracy.

Obstacle 3a: Branches are weighted equally,
 regardless of membership, so it is possible
 for a majority of members to support reselection
 but for a majority of branches to vote against it
 (the opposite is, of course, also possible).

Solution: Work hard to build an active membership
 across all branches. This will support the goal of
reselection but more importantly will develop our
 party into an activist force that can transform

Obstacle 3b: Trade unions and other affiliates decide
 their own processes for the trigger ballot, and this
 might be decided nationally not locally.

Solution: Be active in your affiliate and trade
union branches and submit motions for greater
 accountability for Labour MPs to their national
 decision-making bodies (conference or
executive normally).

Obstacle 4: A deselected MP can appeal to the NEC.

Solution: Appeals to the NEC should only be on the
 grounds that proper procedures weren't carried out.
 It is important to elect NEC members who comply
with this ruling, and do not use this power to their
factional advantage.

Obstacle 5: The MP defects and stands against the
 official Labour candidate. Even where they have no
 hope of winning, this could split the Labour vote
 and allow another party to win the seat.

Solution: This might be the biggest obstacle. And the
 only solution, is for the local party to be mobilised in
 support of the party’s decisions. If a defecting MP
 takes a large chunk of the local activists with them
 then that will hit the party’s organising capacity in
 a big way. But if an atmosphere of inclusivity and
 democracy is developed in the party then this will
 not be possible. This requires years of hard work in
 branches and constituencies across the country.

Should you deselect?

It is worth thinking long and hard about whether you
 want the sitting MP to be deselected (of course, you
 might argue that as a democratic principle, there
 should be a selection ballot either way). In addition
 to consideration of the MP’s politics, their attitude
 towards party democracy and their demographic
identity (are they from an underrepresented
it is also worth considering the

How popular is the MP?

If the MP has a big ‘personal vote’ in the electorate
 then deselection might have a big effect on Labour’s
 vote share and hand the seat to a rival party. It might
 also encourage the deselected MP to defect and
 stand against the party.

How long have they been there?

There is lots of data to suggest that first-term MPs
find it much easier to win re-election. Some suggest
 that this is because they are keen and work harder,
 but whatever it is, it’s an argument against
deselecting a recently-elected MP.

How safe is the seat?

Deselecting a Labour MP in a Labour safe seat will
 likely end in the subsequent Labour candidate being
 elected. Deselecting a Labour MP in a marginal seat
 will likely end in the seat going to a rival party. This
 is more likely if the sitting MP has a personal vote,
and more likely still if they then stand against the

Action plan.

If you decide to open a reselection procedure in your
 local party it is not enough to begin planning the
week before. It requires years of work.

You need to:

    Work to get pro-democracy candidates elected to
the NEC. See here for more information about
such candidates: http://grassrootslabour.net/

    Win the argument for democratic accountability
 and reselection, in trade unions and affiliates.
This means winning the argument in branches
across the country, now, so that they can be
fed up to the national level.

    Develop local parties in every branch and constituency
in the party that are a) committed to party member-led
democracy and accountability, and b) able to campaign
hard against not only other parties, but also against a
defecting MP, even if some members follow said MP.

Again, this is hard work that needs to start right now:
knocking on doors in our communities and winning
arguments in our CLPs.

Where is the Peace Movement?

Where is the Peace Movement?

In prior articles I have argued that Putin has little
 choice but to launch nuclear strikes ----- should a
war between Russia and NATO occur. That is so,
 precisely because Russia cannot win a protracted,
conventional war of attrition. The anaconda would
 simply keep squeezing and squeezing with all its
 combined military and economic muscle, in the
event of a WWII-style war.

The march toward a showdown between NATO and
 Russia -- due to conflicts in Syria and the Ukraine --
is therefore a march toward nuclear holocaust.

Atomic scientists have the Doomsday Clock
 set at 3 minutes until midnight. Where is the
 international peace movement?

We are on the verge of extinction, yet seem incapable
 of responding as an intelligent, organized collective,
 to stop this insanity.

 Are we thinking that our leaders, and I mean all of
 them, are going to have an epiphany and suddenly
 put on the brakes and reverse course?

That is a fantasy. The end of the Cold War was
 supposed to produce a peace dividend & end
 any chance of future hostilities between the
 combatants. That never materialized. In fact,
 we are in a far more dangerous situation now
 than at any time in the past.

But the mass media is not reporting the truth
of it now, and the population, east and west,
half as