Posts Tagged ‘Occupation’

Fool me once….

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on December 2, 2009 at 3:23 pm

“Israel approved on Wednesday the construction of 84 buildings in West Bank settlements, despite a 10-month moratorium on new building in the territories that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last week. ” –


“No matter how tall, all walls fall”

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 6, 2009 at 12:40 pm

“The weekly demonstrations against the West Bank separation barrier in the towns of Bil’in and Na’alin, which take place every Friday, reached new heights this week when activists, seeking to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall, knocked a part of the barrier over.” –

Bill and Kathleen Christison on Palestine

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on October 24, 2009 at 3:33 pm

But this is classic colonialism, designed to make things just enough better to take the edge off the anger of the colonized: you fill the natives’ stomachs and hope they become tame, that they won’t want to resist your oppression, that they’ll forget that they have no freedom, that they still live under oppression, always at the mercy of a colonialist oppressor who has no intention of relinquishing his domination or ending his exploitation of the oppressed and their resources.” –

Piracy of the privileged

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on April 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm

David Halpin – alJazeera Magazine: “Why is it that little is heard of the piracy off the coast of the Zionist entity and the strip it dominates called Gaza? In contrast to the actions of young fishermen from an impoverished and broken Somali nation, the entity carries out its piracy under the title of the Israeli occupation force, out of a country with the greatest wealth and with the pretence of a fully-fledged legal system.”

Can’t stop, won’t stop…

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 24, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Foreign Policy – Photo Essay: Gaza’s (Literal) Underground Economy

Defending Nilin

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 12, 2008 at 2:19 am

Jonathan Cook – “Jamal and Abed are sweating from their efforts to beat both nightfall and the return of the army. They stand proudly, the fronts of their T-shirts turned out to hold a bulging stash of used tear gas canisters and stun grenades. Each is worth one shekel (Dh1) in scrap value, and between them they have at least 50 canisters.”

Realities of occupation

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 4, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Chris Davies – “Palestine, after 40 years of Israeli military occupation, is being coldly and cynically dismembered. The European Commission reports that the population of the settlements has grown by 5% since January alone. Military fortifications, impassable fences, and new connecting roads are separating Palestinian communities and turning them into bantustans (but even white South Africans never forbade blacks from using the roads). A Soviet-style system of identity passes restricts movement and prevents families from meeting.”

“Smearing Rashid Khalidi”

In The United States of America on November 1, 2008 at 12:51 am

Vijay Prashad – “Smearing Rashid Khalidi”

Realities of occupation

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on November 1, 2008 at 12:48 am
Gideon Levy – Haaretz:Aged 35 and the father of two daughters, with twin girls on the way, Jabarin works for a charity organization for orphans in Azzariyeh. This week, at his home in Beit Hanina, he told us the story of what happened to him, lingering over the details of every punch and every curse to which he was subjected.”

Fighting terrorism

In Iraq, Middle East on October 12, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Alternet: “We were told we were fighting terrorists; the real terrorist was me, and the real terrorism is this occupation. Racism within the military has long been an important tool to justify the destruction and occupation of another country. Without racism, soldiers would realize that they have more in common with the Iraqi people than they do with the billionaires who send us to war.”