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Aletho News - 2017-05-21 - Original post - cached version

By Meghna Sridhar Tripp Zanetis | Jacobin | May 18, 2017 Mass incarceration is a central pillar of Israeli occupation. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners are waging a hunger strike to fight it. On April 17, on the anniversary of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, over 1,500 Palestinians held in Israeli...

Aletho News - 2017-05-20 - Original post - cached version

By Lucas Koerner | Venezuelanalysis | May 19, 2017 Venezuela is once again dominating international headlines as violent opposition protests bent on toppling the elected Maduro government enter their seventh week. The demonstrations have claimed to date at least 54 lives since April 4,...

Aletho News - 2017-05-17 - Original post - cached version

By Alison Weir | If Americans Knew | May 15, 2017 I’ve just learned devastating news: Irish investigative journalist Maidhc Ó Cathail is dead. I met Maidhc (prounounced “Mike”) for the first and only time in 2014. He had traveled from Japan, where he was then living, to Washington, D.C. for our...

Aletho News - 2017-05-01 - Original post - cached version

Sami Abu Zuhri, File Photo Palestine Information Center – May 1, 2017 GAZA – Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri praised on Sunday the statements of the North Korean Foreign Ministry against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and in support of the struggle of the Palestinian people until the...

Aletho News - 2017-04-29 - Original post - cached version

By Stephen Lendman | April 29, 2017 Ahead of the May 7 French presidential runoff, Marine Le Pen chose defeated Debout la France (Arise France) presidential candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister if elected. He’s ideologically right-wing like herself. With him at a Saturday news...

Aletho News - 2017-04-28 - Original post - cached version

By Adam Garrie | The Duran | April 28, 2017 Roger Waters, the primary composer and lyricist of Pink Floyd during their most prominent years has for decades, used his music  to convey a message of peace and humanity. He has typically got it right and occasionally gets it wrong. One issue he has...

Aletho News - 2017-04-26 - Original post - cached version

By Adam Garrie | The Duran | April 25, 2017 In a further sign that the political climate of South Korea has turned increasingly anti-American/anti-militaristic since the impeachment and arrest of President Park in March of this year, South Koreans took to the streets to protest the arrival of...

Aletho News - 2017-04-26 - Original post - cached version

By Stanley L. Cohen | CounterPunch | April 25, 2017 This coming Sunday, April 30th, at 5PM, there will be a panel discussion entitled “The Post Political Condition… Trump, Brexit, and The Middle East… What Next? at Theatre 80 located at 80 St. Marks Place on the Lower East Side (LES) of New York...

Aletho News - 2017-04-24 - Original post - cached version

By Jack Dresser | CounterPunch | April 24, 2017 US-instigated and propelled wars have continued to rage for 15 years in fulfillment of  influential neoconservative ideologue Michael Ledeen’s envisioned “creative destruction” through “total war.” General Wesley Clark related the Bush...

Aletho News - 2017-04-15 - Original post - cached version

Photo via Badee Dwaik Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network – April 15, 2017 Palestinian organizer Badee Dwaik, co-founder of the Human Rights Defenders group that has been coordinating actions and popular organizing to confront settlements and occupation in al-Khalil, was recently...

Aletho News - 2017-03-26 - Original post - cached version

RT | March 26, 2017 The influential Science Council of Japan (SCJ) adopted a statement rejecting research at civilian institutions for military purposes. It comes in response to government investment in dual-use technologies. The SCJ, which was created in 1949 as an independent body representing...

Aletho News - 2017-03-25 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – March 25, 2017 Hundreds of Jordanians have staged a protest rally to voice their outrage at Amman’s gas agreements with the Israeli regime, calling on the government to scrap the ‘deals of shame.’ The protesters took to the streets of the capital, Amman, on Friday, carrying national...

Aletho News - 2017-03-17 - Original post - cached version

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network – March 17, 2017 Activists gathered in Leuven’s crowded Oude Markt in the Belgian university city on Thursday, 16 March, to demand an end to participation by KU Leuven (the Catholic University of Leuven) and Belgian police and prosecutors in an EU...

Aletho News - 2017-03-17 - Original post - cached version

Blockaders cover the Front Gate at the Luftwaffe’s Buchel Air Base in Germany, which deploys and trains to use up to 20 U.S. B61 hydrogen bombs on Germany Tornado jet fighter By John Laforge | CounterPunch | March 17, 2017 On March 26, nuclear disarmament activists in Germany will launch a 20-...

Aletho News - 2017-03-03 - Original post - cached version

Photo: EFE teleSUR | March 2, 2017 One year after the assassination of Honduran Indigenous leader Berta Caceres, human rights organizations and Indigenous communities continue to demand justice in the case, while the international branch of the struggle pressures to an end of U.S. funding for...

Aletho News - 2017-03-03 - Original post - cached version

By Murray Dobbin | CounterPunch | March 3, 2017 Foreign policy is one of those areas of democratic governance that doesn’t often get on the public’s radar. But when it does it provides citizens with a kind of unsullied opportunity to apply their values. That is, unsullied by considerations of...

Aletho News - 2017-03-02 - Original post - cached version

By Ann Wright | Consortium News | March 1, 2017 An often-used tactic to squelch criticism of Israeli state policies toward the Palestinians is to call the criticism anti-Semitic. The sponsors of the event become afraid of the label, anti-Semitism, false as it is, and cancel the event to avoid...

Aletho News - 2017-03-01 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – February 28, 2017 Two British universities have been accused of undermining freedom of speech after cancelling an annual pro-Palestinian event aimed at raising awareness about human rights violations in the occupied territories. The accusation was leveled on Monday after the...

Aletho News - 2017-02-22 - Original post - cached version

RT | February 22, 2017 British universities have been advised to “manage” Palestinian activism on campus in order to comply with the UK government’s ‘Prevent’ counter-extremism strategy. “Vocal support for Palestine,” “Opposition to Israeli settlements in Gaza,” and “Criticism of wars in the...

Aletho News - 2017-02-18 - Original post - cached version

If Americans Knew | February 17, 2017 Alison Weir provides the following report back on an event that almost didn’t happen: After I was invited by the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU) to give a public presentation, extremist pro-Israel ...

Aletho News - 2017-02-10 - Original post - cached version

teleSUR | February 10, 2017 On Tuesday, eight Democratic senators joined former Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio in introducing a Senate bill attacking the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, BDS, which aims at ending the illegal occupation of Palestine and ongoing violations...

Aletho News - 2017-02-06 - Original post - cached version

IMEMC News & Agencies – February 3, 2017 In Belgium, 482 professors and researchers, and more than 190 artists, have written an open letter calling on their authorities to withdraw from participating in a European Union funded research project called LAW TRAIN, in which Belgium and Spain...

Aletho News - 2017-02-04 - Original post - cached version

RT | February 3, 2017 Spoof Royal Navy recruitment posters, which claim sailors on board Britain’s nuclear submarines are effectively suicide bombers, have won the approval of Trident safety and security whistleblower William McNeilly. The posters point out that if a Trident submarine actually...

Aletho News - 2017-02-02 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | February 1, 2017 A Canadian school has been forced to reverse its decision not to accept an Israeli student based on his nationality, reports have said. The Island School of Building Arts (ISBA), a trade school, denied Israeli Stav Doron admission on the basis that he is Israeli. The...

Aletho News - 2017-02-01 - Original post - cached version

RT | January 31, 2017 Supporters of Celtic FC, known as the Green Brigade, have donated £176,000 (US$220,000) to two Palestinian charities. The donation was crowdfunded in reaction to a UEFA fine over Celtic fans flying Palestinian flags at a match.

Aletho News - 2017-01-30 - Original post - cached version

Daniel Woodhouse and Sam Walton (blog.caat ) MEMO | January 30, 2017 Two British activists have been arrested while apparently trying to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi Arabia. Daniel Woodhouse, a Methodist minister from Leeds, and Quaker Sam Walton were released on bail pending charges after...

Aletho News - 2017-01-28 - Original post - cached version

Iranian karate practitioner Majid Hassaninia Press TV – January 28, 2017 Iranian karate practitioner Majid Hassaninia has refused to take on his Israeli opponent in the 21st edition of the Open de Paris – Karate Premier League in France. On Friday, Hassaninia did not show up for a scheduled...

Aletho News - 2017-01-26 - Original post - cached version

People participate in an “Invasion Day” march in Sydney, Australia, January 26, 2016. Press TV – January 26, 2017 Tens of thousands of protesters have staged rallies in major Australian cities to demand a shift of the date of the country’s national day because, according to them, the current...

Aletho News - 2017-01-22 - Original post - cached version

RT | January 22, 2017 Protesters in more than a dozen European states have taken to the streets in scheduled demonstrations against the yet-to-be-approved CETA trade agreement, charging it will result in the loss of jobs, lower safety standards, and grant freer rein to corporations. “The people...

Aletho News - 2017-01-19 - Original post - cached version

International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee | January 18, 2017 Brothers, sisters, friends and supporters: Our hearts are heavy today. President Obama has denied Leonard’s application for a commutation. His name appears on the January 18 list of commutations denied by Obama as issued by the...

Aletho News - 2017-01-19 - Original post - cached version

Colombian human rights defender Emilsen Manyoma | Photo: Conpaz teleSUR – January 18, 2017 On Tuesday police in the Pacific coast city of Buenaventura announced they had discovered the body of Afro-Colombian human rights activist Emilsen Manyoma, 32, and her partner Joe Javier Rodallega, who had...

Aletho News - 2017-01-08 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – Jan 8, 2017 Scores of people have staged a protest in a northern German port city against the deployment and transport of NATO troops and weapons through the city. The protest was held in the port city of Bremerhaven on Saturday. US military hardware, including 87 tanks and 144...

Aletho News - 2017-01-06 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Information Center – January 6, 2017 SANTIAGO – A number of pro-Palestinian Chilean MPs are preparing for an international campaign starting from the Chilean capital, Santiago that calls on the United Kingdom to apologize to the Palestinian people for the Balfour Declaration, which...

Aletho News - 2016-12-25 - Original post - cached version

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network – December 25, 2016 Basel Ghattas, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and Member of Knesset, is currently being held by Israeli forces on charges of attempting to bring cellphones to imprisoned Palestinians denied the ability to communicate with...

Aletho News - 2016-12-11 - Original post - cached version

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network – December 11, 2016 Fayez Sharary, a British citizen of Palestinian descent, has now been held in Israeli prisons for nearly three months. He traveled with his wife Laila and their daughter, Aya, 3, to Palestine, to visit Laila’s widowed mother...

Aletho News - 2016-12-03 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – December 2, 2016 The Islamic Republic of Iran has dispatched its third consignment of humanitarian aid to war-ravaged people in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo. The head of the Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), Morteza Salimi, told IRIB...

Aletho News - 2016-12-02 - Original post - cached version

By Ron Jacobs | CounterPunch | December 2, 2016 The movement against South African apartheid was perhaps the most universal and popular movement in the western world in the 1980s. Hundreds of thousands protested in a multitude of ways—from letter-writing campaigns to shantytown occupations of...

Aletho News - 2016-12-02 - Original post - cached version

By Ramona Wadi | MEMO | December 1, 2016 Another symbolic international day for Palestinian rights has degenerated into the usual stale observations and recommendations that do little other than try to impart a semblance of balance between the coloniser and the colonised. Perhaps the UN has...

Aletho News - 2016-11-17 - Original post - cached version

International Solidarity Movement | November 17, 2016 Umm al-Kheir, Occupied South Hebron Hills – Almost nothing in Palestine is what you expect for the most part. And, this is so true of the negative things you see. No matter how bad you think things are or expect them to be, you are almost...

Aletho News - 2016-11-16 - Original post - cached version

RT | November 16, 2016 Resistance against the terrorists and rebels controlling eastern Aleppo has been growing among the civilian population trapped in the city, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Eleven protests have been staged in militant-controlled areas since the beginning of the week. In the...

Aletho News - 2016-11-16 - Original post - cached version

RT | November 15, 2016 OUR Walmart, a worker-led activist group, has devised a new app, now available for Android smartphones, that uses artificial intelligence to help workers understand company policies and legal rights. Walmart has told workers to not download the app. The app, WorkIt, was...

Aletho News - 2016-11-14 - Original post - cached version

By Diana Johnstone | CounterPunch | November 14, 2016 In 2016, the fundamentally undemocratic U.S. two-party system presented the public with the two most hated candidates in history. The choice was so dismal that over forty three percent of the voters could not bring themselves to go to the...

Aletho News - 2016-11-11 - Original post - cached version

By Brandon Turbeville | Activist Post | November 10, 2016 On November 9, Americans woke up to the announcement that they have narrowly avoided the apparent worst-case scenario, i.e. a Hillary Clinton presidency. Most researchers and activists of good will were happy if not outright ecstatic that...

Aletho News - 2016-11-11 - Original post - cached version

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network – November 10, 2016 Leading Palestinian BDS activist and organizer Salah Khawaja was ordered to an additional eight days of interrogation at a hearing at the Israeli military court in Petah Tikva on Wednesday, 9 November, where he was kept...

Aletho News - 2016-11-03 - Original post - cached version

BDS supporters protest anti BDS activities in London By Ramona Wadi | MEMO | November 3, 2016 It would be slightly premature to consider the statement by the EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, regarding the right of EU citizens to boycott Israel as...

Aletho News - 2016-10-30 - Original post - cached version

Deputy chief of Hezbollah’s Executive Council Sheikh Nabil Qawook Naharnet | October 29, 2016 Deputy chief of Hezbollah’s Executive Council Sheikh Nabil Qawuq stressed on Saturday that the Saudi sanctions against the party have failed to weaken it, the state-run National News Agency reported on...

Aletho News - 2016-10-25 - Original post - cached version

By Gilad Atzmon | October 25, 2016 When the call for Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions of Israeli goods was established in 2005 in Ramallah its first demand was for Israel to: “End[ing] its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantl[ing] the Wall” (http://www.bdsmovement.net/...

Aletho News - 2016-10-19 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – October 18, 2016 Greece’s ruling left-wing Syriza Party has called on the government to recognize the state of Palestine. Back in December, the parliament approved a non-binding resolution, urging the government to formally recognize the Palestinian statehood. If implemented, Greece...

Aletho News - 2016-10-15 - Original post - cached version

IMEMC News & Agencies – October 14, 2016 Palestine Advocacy Project, an NGO based in the Boston area, has launched a series of ads portraying prominent Israeli officials, such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and their disregard for the safety and well-being of Palestinians. These ads...

Aletho News - 2016-10-06 - Original post - cached version

RT | October 5, 2016 Japanese survivors of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki visited the British parliament on Tuesday to call for an end to be put to nuclear weapons just two months after MPs voted to renew the Trident constant at-sea deterrent. MPs, non-governmental staff, and...

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