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Colonialism with US support

Karma Nabulsi in the Guardian, ‘. . . With colonialism always comes anti-colonial resistance. Against the active project to disappear the indigenous people, take their land, dispossess and disperse them so they cannot reunite to resist, the goals of the Palestinian people are those of all colonised peoples throughout history. Very simply, they are to unify for the struggle to liberate their land and return to it, and to restore their inalienable human rights taken by force – principles enshrined in centuries of international treaties, charters, and resolutions, and in natural justice . . .

The US has been blocking Palestinian attempts to achieve this national unity for years, vetoing Palestinian parties in taking their legitimate role in sharing representation. Palestinians’ democratic right to determine their path ahead would allow our young generation – scattered far and wide, from refugee camps to the prisons inside Palestine – to take up their place in the national struggle for freedom. The US assists the coloniser and ties our hands.’ click here.

Trumped by Afro-American & Women’s vote

Sean Sullivan et al in the Washington Post, ” In a stunning setback for the Republican Party, Democrat Doug Jones was elected Alabama’s next senator Tuesday, flipping a deeply red state after a campaign that showcased the increasing power of sexual … read more

Heroine Rachel Corrie revelation

Rob Evans and Mierion Jones report in the Guardian, “. . .  Caterpillar, one of the world’s biggest manufacturing companies, hired C2i, which gathered information about a grieving family that was taking legal action against the firm. A contract drawn up by … read more

Anwar Ibrahim’s prison visitor

Nile Bowie in, “. . . [Malaysian Prime Minister ] Najib [Razak] and his deputy Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s surprise visit last month to jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in hospital after he underwent surgery for a shoulder injury. It was … read more

The Red Line

Samuel Osborne in the Independent, ‘Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Donald Trump’s plan to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel  is a “red line” for Muslims and could see him breaking off diplomatic relations with the country. Mr Erdogan … read more

Biblical Studies: new find reports, ‘The first-known original Greek copy of a heretical Christian writing describing Jesus’ secret teachings to his brother James has been discovered at Oxford University by biblical scholars at The University of Texas at Austin . . . The ancient … read more

The Shame of Slave Markets

Bethan McKernan in the Independent, “. . . It is estimated hundreds of sub-Saharan Africans travelling to Libya in the hopes of getting on a boat across the Mediterranean to a better life in Europe are being sold by smugglers each … read more

What is a Freedom Struggle? Kashmir in Focus

Professor Khurshid Ahmad writes, “The freedom movement of Kashmir was started in 1931.In spite of the fact that 500000 people have sacrificed their lives,thousands have become homeless and suffered heavy losses of their property; this movement is still continued with … read more

A population in limbo

Pew Forum reports, “. . . The number of Muslim asylum seekers in legal limbo – i.e., those who already have had or are expected to have their applications for asylum rejected – varies substantially from country to country, largely because of … read more

America Today!

Lizzie Dearden in the Independent, “Donald Trump has shared a series of Islamophobic tweets from far-right extremist group Britain First, sparking condemnation for spreading its “deplorable” ideology to a global audience . The first video, originally shared by deputy leader … read more