[Editor’s note: I publish this here to indicate the level of understanding in the US of the conflict in the middle east.]
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 – 8
Conference on Palestine/Israel – Madison.
At the Pyle Center on the campus of UW-Madison.
The conference will be an opportunity for you to hear from and talk with Christian, Muslim, Jewish and secular leaders, scholars and activists about the history of and current developments in Palestine/Israel, the U.S.… Go to Article
The Westender found this news story that we re-published in
May last year (2013) .... If you substitute “ISIL” for
“Al Qaeda” throughout, it still makes perfect sense today.
-- Quote from local paper, Brisbane
I understand The Westender is trying to highlight the specter of fear that western governments and Mass Murdoch push but I would like to look more closely at the politics of fear and show how words are important.… Go to Article
On this sad morning there is no justice in the dawn
So many years of dying where does hope get born
Not over the broken and bloodied bodies of sleeping children
Or the fork tongued lies of the criminals and their defenders
— Phil Monsour
Song for Gaza 2012
No More Lies No More Silence
This was broadcast on the Paradigm Shift on 4ZZZ fm 102.1 on Friday 23 Nov 2012.… Go to Article
Australian Government demonstrates double standards over Israel
FOREIGN minister Bob Carr recently expelled Syrian diplomats because of human rights abuses in their country. Yet the Israeli defence force and Israeli settlers shoot, abduct, detain and torture Palestinians in the occupied territories on a daily basis. The Israeli government destroys Palestinian homes on the West Bank.… Go to Article
Editor’s Note: Over night (15 May 2011) there have been dramatic reports of an uprising by Palestinians from within and from the borders of Palestine.
One of the most dramatic was the Palestinian march from Syria breaking through the Golan Heights fence into Palestine (shown below). Equally dramatic were marches from Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan.… Go to Article
We will boycott Israel! Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Flash Mob
The words of the Queen song “We Will Rock You” have been re-written to take the message of the BDS campaign to the people of Brisbane with a Flash Mob performance. Your support is needed to make this a success.… Go to Article
63 years after Al Nakba Khalil Hamdan returns home to Palestine
Interview with Khalil Hamdan on the Paradigm Shift on 4Zzz. Interviewers are Eliza and Ian. Khalil is one of the 1948 refugees from Al Jammasin in Palestine. His family were driven from their village by the Israeli militia – the Hagannah & Stern gangs.… Go to Article
“Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail
The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
That the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze
Leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder
Striking for the gentle, striking for the kind
Striking for the guardians and protectors of the mind
An’ the unpawned painter behind beyond his rightful time
An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing” — Bob Dylan, Chimes of Freedom.