Category Archives: Middle East

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The House of Zion

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However at the grass roots, Palestinians are a revolutionary society in the midst of a deadly struggle against apartheid Israel. For example, in the occupied territories, when the Israeli army come to detain someone, Palestinians allow the person to flee through their home even though it is likely Israeli soldiers will bust in and interrogate all, even children. None will surrender information easily to the occupier. Palestinian children run out onto the street and throw stones to distract the soldiers from their quarry. In short, a society where struggle is reborn each year, each generation Continue reading

Iraq’s unity and equality for all Iraqis

Amerli was surrounded by the non-Islamic non-Staters for 3 months with 9 year old Turkman kids and their mothers bearing kalashnikovs to aid the men defending Amerli. No Iraqi army, no peshmerga, no Shia militias came to their rescue until now when the non-Islamic non-Staters just melted away before the bombing started and the peshmerga and Shia militias turned up!

Who organised that and why wasn’t the Iraqi army included in the US-Peshmerga-ShiaMilitia alliance?

The so-called Sunnis that the US-Peshmerga-ShiaMilitia alliance target aren’t the non-Islamic non-Staters. They are the resistance groups that have been fighting both the Iraqi army and the non-Islamic non-Staters. This is all a trick to wipe out any group that is a threat to the US-Peshmerga-ShiaMilitia-Israeli alliance and to break Iraq up into a Peshmerga area and a Shia area, and, if the Sunni-dominated resistance stop being anti-US/Israel and anti-Iran and anti-Abadi/Maliki they might be allowed to get a small spot in between.

These so-called “Sunnis”, that include Shia, Turkmen and Kurds as well as communists of Anbar and Nineveh demand that the constitution be rewritten to preserve Iraq’s unity and establish equality for all Iraqis. US hates them.

Political analyst Ali Ismail Dalimi who lives in Anbar province told Al-Monitor,

The Sunnis are a group of tribal sheikhs, rebels and citizens who are determined to start restructuring the political process. If the constitution is not rewritten from scratch, the Sunnis will never stop their revolution.”  see http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/sunnis-solution-abadi-maliki-problems.html] kkk and isil

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How America made ISIS

Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now. After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings make the president look like a rock star, rising … Continue reading

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Hamid Kehazaei dying in Brisbane hospital

Another beautiful young man losing his life in Manus Death Camp. A simple skin infection turning to septicaemia because treatment denied until too late. Another death on Morrison’s watch. Please find attached photograph of Hamid Kehazaei (dob 19/2/1990), Iranian asylum … Continue reading

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Changed “Terror War” strategies?

Profitable armaments industries assure that wars generated by the great powers proliferate one after another and are preferred to diplomacy and justice in resolving conflicts. The current ‘Terror War’ has seen the US-UK led alliance actively generating enemies using false … Continue reading

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Gaza: the dark tunnels …

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No Peace without Justice

We will not “return to a living death” of siege and blockade, say Gaza civil society leaders. [Editor’s Note: Readers can see from the signatures below that No Peace without Justice  is a sentiment shared by Palestinian community both inside … Continue reading

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‘Don’t be afraid, don’t give up’ – boy in Gaza

“I say to the resistance, ‘Don’t be afraid, don’t give up, don’t do anything before taking revenge for my brother and my nephew and my two other cousins and take the revenge for the whole country … and take revenge … Continue reading

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Wretched of the Earth

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Europeans, you must open this book and enter into it. After a few steps in the darkness you will see strangers gathered around a fire; come close, and listen, for they are talking of the destiny they will mete out … Continue reading

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Take action for Palestine

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Take action for Palestine Saturday July 26 Justice for Palestine Brisbane – Boycott Sodastream walking tour Gather at 11am in King George Square for a guided tour of stores in Brisbane which stock Sodastream products made in an illegal settlement … Continue reading

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Middle East: ‘stop all the clocks’

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Israeli Ground Invasion of Gaza began on Thursday 17 July 2014 … from the east, from the north by land, by sea and by air with tanks, guns, F16s heliocopter gunships, apache rockets, iron drome … … an invasion on … Continue reading

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Open letter to Australia from Manus Island detainees

Photos have now surfaced of Manus Island immigration detainees.  Here, IA provides moving first-hand accounts from them speaking about their appalling conditions – along with more images detailing Australia’s shame. Manus mother washing Manus mother washing. Is it because we … Continue reading

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MANUS has many victims

LOST DOCUMENTS ( by Australia) PLACE PEOPLE IN INDEFINITE DETENTION The information debacle in immigration which has seen 10,000 names and details of refugees exposed online has many faces. The first families who were taken to Manus are still in … Continue reading

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Stone Cold Justice

A SPECIAL FOUR CORNERS / THE AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER INVESTIGATION Monday 10 February 2014 The Israeli army is both respected and feared as a fighting force. But now the country’s military is facing a backlash at home and abroad for its … Continue reading

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Police and locals run amok on Manus Island: scores injured

Scores of asylum seekers have been injured, some seriously as gangs of armed PNG police and locals go from compound to compound attacking any asylum seekers they can find. Asylum seekers were left defenceless when all staff and G4S guards … Continue reading

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Father free, son detained

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Ridha had been in administrative detention in Israel for over 600 days when he was released —  He faced no charges, he had not been brought before a court. His most basic democratic rights were taken away by the Israeli … Continue reading

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Film Screening: the Gatekeepers

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Believing Women for a Culture of Peace and Just Peace for Palestine present FILM SCREENING A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. … Continue reading

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More lies: Israel in U-turn on child justice?

The Australian has teamed up with Four Corners to investigate the Israeli military’s treatment of Palestinian children in the West Bank. See following excerpts from http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/palestinian-children-pawns-in-an-unjust-system/story-e6frgd0x-1226820878118 The Australian has provided a preview of John Lyons Four Corners story, airing February … Continue reading

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Response to “WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria”

Later on the same day that Thomas Friedman published the op-ed in the New York Times entitled “WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria” Jeffery Grossman wrote a response to it in his article ‘Thomas Friedman. “WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria”: Israel Has the … Continue reading

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What do Israel and Australia have in common?

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Opinion 26 Jan 2014 What do Israel and Australia have in common?Australia’s crimes during its colonial history resemble those of Israel.By Vacy Vlazna Dr Vacy Vlazna is Coordinator of Justice for Palestine Matters. Australia’s indigenous peoples have struggled for decades … Continue reading

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Shouting into a dust storm: “WikiLeaks, Drought and Syria”

JAN. 21, 2014 by Thomas L. Friedman, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times In the 1970s, I got both my bachelors and masters degrees in modern Middle East studies, and I can assure you that at no time did environmental or … Continue reading

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Refugee sworn affidavit of past torture by Australian Navy

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The military man raised his handgun (it was dark almost black and had a shiny side). He pointed it at my head. He was about two metres away. He then lowered his gun and pulled back the metal slide on … Continue reading

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Sharon

“We will re-build everything on the basis of resistance and  Sharon must be aware of the resistance of the Jenin camp for all his life”  — young girl standing in the rubble of Jenin in 2002. Jenin is dedicated to … Continue reading

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The Truth about Israel’s secret nuclear arsenal

(Uncharacteristically, overnight this story has already slipped from view on the Guardian pages! Such a thoroughly well researched and extensive article would normally be there on their front page for quite a while. It also disappeared from their Middle East … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not steal – Coal Miners invade Gamilaraay country

Coal Miners invade Gamilaraay country Traditional owner Paul Spearim speaks with environmental engineer Trevor Berrill and PShift’s Ian Curr about moves by Whitehaven Coal, Idemitsu, Boggabri Coal and Santos to invade Gamilaraay country and to destroy the environment in the process. … Continue reading

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PShift Retrospective 2013

History is an angel being blown backwards into the future He said: History is a pile of debris And the angel wants to go back and fix things To repair the things that have been broken But there is a … Continue reading

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Towards Peace — a worker’s journey

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Towards Peace – A workers Journey (PDF) by Phil O’Brien and Bernie Dowling [SHAPE – Social History Publishing Enterprise with LeftPress] Tunnelling through the night, the trains pass in a splendour of power, with a sound like thunder shaking the … Continue reading

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Urgent Appeal to Pope Francis to help Gaza

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Gazan families are suffering. Israel and Egypt have cut off fuel supplies so that Gazans have had no electricity and vital services for 2 months. Families, in freezing temperatures have no light, no heat and hospitals are overflowing while sewerage … Continue reading

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Reminder: Public Forum – Palestinian guest speaks at TLC

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LAST REMINDER! You are invited to attend this Public Forum on Monday 4th November. Dr Barghouthi will be introduced by Dr Peter Catt. Please rsvp to https://mustafa.eventbrite.com.au Apologies for xposting- please circulate widely. Jessica Morrison APAN Executive Officer 0431 519577 … Continue reading

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Public Forum with Dr Mustafa Barghouti on Palestine

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Location: Level 2, Queensland Council of Unions Building Time: Monday, 4 November 2013 Hosted By: Just Peace Queensland