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In calling for Ariel Sharon to be prosecuted as an international criminal, London's mayor poses the choice between a world governed by the rule of law and a world based simply on the convenience of power, writes Curtis Doebbler*
El modo en que ha impactado entre cientos de miles en este mundo el método de alfabetización que hoy Cuba ayuda a extender por una veintena de países, convencida de el combate con las ideas es hoy el único viable.
Cuba no solo eliminó el analfabetismo de su geografía hace más de una década, ahora, mediante el método de una pedagoga de la isla, contribuye a la alfabetización de cientos de miles de excluidos en el mundo. Solo el saber podrá abrir las puertas a un mundo mejor.
(Paolo Mattei / compilado por A. De Fez), 14.03.2005 22:02
Resumen de la entrevista a Giorgio Galli sobre las raíces esotéricas del nazismo, algo rodeado por historiadores e intelectuales. Como el pacto de las élites sionistas con el III Reich hasta que se les fue complicando la jugada político-económica, en un trasfondo étnico-religioso inevitable y común (parece que Hitler tenía ascendientes judios). Cartas marcadas de la Historia que se repiten, para el que se deje engañar.
a partir de la noche del viernes 11 hasta la media tarde del domingo 13 del Marzo, un colectivo de organizaciones civiles de Cuenca - Ecuador, ralizaron una Acampada Urbana en contra de la forma y el fondo de las Negociaciones del Tratado de Libre Comercio, (TLC) logrando el apoyo de 1800 personas. Este es su manifiesto
For more than 20 years Cuba has been the victim of American attacks, overt and covert, large and small, unrelenting. Ships and buildings have been bombed; cane fields have been burned; invasions have been launched; and planes have been blown out of the sky.
Ralph Nader will be one of three people authoring a blog on Democracy Rising focused on their ‘Stop the War’ campaign. (See: www.DemocracyRising.US). People can comment on the Nader blog on the site. In addition, Kevin Zeese, a director of Democracy Rising, authors a blog, the first one focusing on Iraq being worse off two years after the war; and Virginia Rodino, another organizer of Democracy Rising and a member of the steering committee of United for Peace and Justice, authors a blog focused on the strategy and tactics of the anti-war movement.
This is a medicinal philosophy that I developed when treating chronic disease (were in reality, there is no such thing, never has been/will ever be, a cure for any or every disease ever - but only the lacking of discomfort (disease) - - in other words, genuine medicine).
Israeli attorney, Talia Sasson has written a damning report about the financing of illegal settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. The report recommends that criminal investigations take place against several members of the government who acted as agents of the settlers, not the Israeli government.
There is a way to level the playing field and remove the unfair advantages of Wal-Mart, especially the way they externalize costs to all taxpayers by causing their employees to use government social services.
Lebanon's opposition staged the biggest show of force in the nation's modern history from slain ex-Premier Rafik Hariri's graveside Monday, taking a thunderous oath to break Syria's ruthless stranglehold and tear apart President Lahoud's police state of "secret service phantoms." Between 1.5 and 2 million opposition activists converged on Beirut's downtown Martyrs Square and surrounding neighborhoods to mark the lapse of one month on Hariri's assassination. They shouted slogans demanding the resignation of all security commanders in Lebanon because of dereliction of duty in stopping the assassination.
In memory of Rachel Corrie http://www.shepardusgov.com/RachelCorrie.html 1979 - 2003 Herald Tribune Killed in Israel Wednesday March 3, 2004 Killed in Israel Only a year ago, the month of March would have held the same positive associations for me as it has for many - the beginning of the end of winter, the promise of springtime and even summer. This year, and for every year for the rest of my life, the approach of March will mean something else entirely - the anniversary of the brutal death of my cousin, Rachel Corrie. .On March 16, 2003, an Israeli soldier and his commander ran over Rachel with a nine-ton Caterpillar bulldozer while she stood - unarmed, clearly visible in her orange fluorescent jacket - protecting a Palestinian home slated for demolition by the Israeli army. .The death of Rachel Corrie, and the response that her case has - and has not - received, reveal several disturbing, indeed immoral and criminal, truths. First, Rachel died while attempting to prevent the demolition of a home, a common practice of the Israeli Army's collective punishment that has left more than 12,000 Palestinians homeless since the beginning of the second uprising in September 2000. This practice violates international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention. .Second, Rachel was run over by a Caterpillar bulldozer, manufactured in the United States and sent to Israel as part of the regular U.S. aid package to Israel, which amounts to $3 billion to $4 billion annually, all of it from U.S. taxpayers. The use of Caterpillar bulldozers to destroy civilian homes, not to mention to run over unarmed human rights activists, violates U.S. law, including the U.S. Arms Export Control Act, which prohibits the use of military aid against civilians. .Third, the self-acquittal of the Israeli army for Rachel's death and the resistance of the state of Israel to an independent investigation into this case reveals both the Sharon administration's unwillingness to take responsibility for the death of a U.S. citizen and the Bush administration's cowardice in allowing another nation to attack U.S. citizens with impunity. .Fourth, Rachel's death was in fact only the first of several Israeli attacks on foreign citizens in the West Bank and Gaza. Brian Avery, from New Mexico, was shot in the face on April 5; Tom Hurndall, a British citizen, was shot in the head on April 11 and died Jan. 13, and James Miller, another British citizen, was also shot and killed in April. To date, only in Hurndall's case will the Israeli soldier responsible for the attack face trial, and this is because the British government, after several months, finally responded to the overwhelming evidence presented by the Hurndall family. .As we approach March 16, residents and citizens of the United States should ask themselves how it is that an unarmed U.S. citizen can be killed with impunity by a soldier from an allied nation receiving massive U.S. aid, using a product manufactured in the United States by a U.S. corporation and paid for with U.S. tax dollars. When three Americans were killed, presumably by Palestinians, in an explosion on Oct. 15, 2003, as they traveled through Gaza, the FBI came within 24 hours to investigate the deaths. After one year, neither the FBI nor any other U.S.-led team has done anything to investigate the death of an American killed by an Israeli. .Why the double standard? Perhaps this reveals the most disturbing truth of all. .Elizabeth Corrie is an administrator and teacher in a school in Atlanta. ________________________________________________________________________ Seattle Post-Intelligencer Our Place in the World: Still no justice for Rachel Corrie By WENDY SMITH GUEST COLUMNIST Friday 23, 2004 Tom Hurndall, a 22-year-old British peace activist, died last week in a London hospital. He was shot in the head by Israeli sniper fire nine months ago while shepherding Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip out of the line of fire. He had been in a coma since his injury. Hours before Hurndall died, the soldier who shot him was charged with aggravated assault. The charge is now likely to be revised to manslaughter or murder; British police are participating in an official investigation of his death. Rachel Corrie from Olympia was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Rafah refugee camp about a month before Hurndall was shot there. Like Hurndall, Corrie was a volunteer with the Palestinian-led International Solidarity Movement to End the Occupation of Palestine (ISM). Like Hurndall, she was killed by an identifiable Israeli soldier. As in Hurndall's case, the Israeli government initially released a report on Corrie's killing, stating that nobody connected with the Israeli military was culpable and that further investigation was not required. So, why has Hurndall's killer been charged when nothing has happened to Corrie's killer? According to the Hurndall family, the only reason the soldier who shot him has been charged is because of pressure applied by the family. Hurndall's father is an attorney. He went to Rafah shortly after the shooting and compiled an extensive dossier of eyewitness affidavits, forensics reports, photographs and other relevant information. This dossier was put before the British foreign secretary in a way that made it very difficult to ignore. Ultimately, the British government went to bat for Hurndall, an unarmed British civilian killed by an Israeli soldier under the impression that he could shoot with impunity. Indeed, the soldier had good reason to believe this. More than 2,000 unarmed Palestinian civilians, many of them children, have been killed in the occupied territories since the current intifada began in September 2000. Only 10 Israeli soldiers have been indicted and none has been convicted. A culture of impunity permeates the Israeli military, which is well known for its non-investigations of itself. For this reason, the Hurndall family would like to see the investigation of his death extend all the way up the chain of command. Corrie's parents are not lawyers. In addition, they were told by members of the Washington state congressional delegation and State Department officials that if they quietly played along, justice for their daughter would ultimately be achieved. So far, all that has emerged is a non-credible Israeli military report claiming that 1) Corrie was not run over by a bulldozer and 2) even if she had been, the driver could not have seen her. These statements are contradicted respectively by the autopsy report and multiple eyewitness reports. It is an insult to the human heart to have to force government officials to do their jobs properly while digesting the fact your child has been brutally killed. Somehow the Hurndall family was able to take the necessary steps in the timeframe required. Believing what their congressman, senators and State Department officials told them, the Corries have been left to swallow lies. Is this the best our members of Congress can do for a citizen killed abroad? Plenty of them made pretty speeches but real action is a question of political will.
The American Association of Jurists (AAJ) has issued a statement of solidarity with their Cuban counterparts. The statement released on Sunday comes as a new US hostility chapter against the Island on the human rights issue is looming.
Portuguese writer José Saramago is among more than 200 outstanding world thinkers, among them several Nobel Prize winners, who have signed a document supporting Cuba at the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva.
This is a War on Want alternative company on Caterpillar that compares CAT's corporate social responsibility rhetoric with the reality of their operations in Palestine. Caterpillar bulldozers are exported to Israel who subsquently arms and uses them to destroy Palestinian homes, infrastructure and agriculture. Caterpillar is also involved in the construction of the Separation Wall which has been ruled illegal by the ICJ
Extrait d'un chapitre du Livre jaune N°7. Ce passage a pour but de rétablir la vérité sur la nature du sionisme et de bien marquer la distinction entre ce mouvement politique extrêmiste et le judaisme orthodoxe. Un peu d'histoire ne fait jamais de mal...
Details reposted from www.icasualties.org, 14.03.2005 06:11
Here's the latest from the Iraqi front. Stay tuned for news of our imperial efforts in Columbia, Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan and elsewhere as orders come in from Southcom. Enjoy. Nothing like capitalism under a ruling class in crisis.
What, the Christian Right leadership are a bunch of phoneys? Gee, what a surprise. It sure would be a drag if this made it onto a lot of Christian forums and message boards. Why, the feelings of betrayal would just be overwhelming.
I wrote the rhetorical essay below and posted it on my website/blog that I call Thomas Paine's Corner. Please visit my website and click on the links at the bottom of any of my essays (the links that say "comments") and give me your feedback. I have published several essays on a variety of topics related to civil liberties, intellectual freedom, religious freedom, and civil rights. I would appreciate you posting your feedback on any of my essays, and forwarding my URL (website address) on to others so that I can get eyeballs on my messages promoting social justice, and hence advance the cause.
Jews Against the Occupation stands firmly against anti-Semitism and racism in all its forms. We see our historical struggle against anti- Semitism--a cornerstone of European white supremacist ideology--as inherently linked to all struggles against oppression. We therefore stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom.
Judaism is a cultural and religious identity, which must not be equated with Zionism, a political movement. Criticism of the state of Israel, its policies, or the idea of a Jewish state does not by itself constitute anti-Semitism. Dismissing critics of Israel or of Zionism as "anti-Semitic" is a means of stifling debate and masking the impact of the occupation.
635 Israeli Military Reservists From All Branches Of Service, 13.03.2005 16:49
We hereby declare that we shall not continue to fight this War of the Settlements.
We shall not continue to fight beyond the 1967 borders in order to dominate, expel, starve and humiliate an entire people. We hereby declare that we shall continue serving in the Israel Defense Forces in any mission that serves Israel’s defense.
The missions of occupation and oppression do not serve this purpose – and we shall take no part in them.
It is the duty of all of us to become aware of the reality of the U.S. invasion/occupation of Iraq and the escalating imperial madness that is engulfing our world. How much more killing in our names? Please join the “resistance.” Come to Fayetteville, NC on March 19, or stand in protest in your own communities against current policies rejected by the world and which ultimately could bring ruin upon us all if can not successfully oppose them now.
The article below offers further evidence of U.S attempts to cover up it’s atrocities in Iraq and suggests the Itallian journalist was targeted by the U.S. military. She is lucky to be alive. Many others of her profession are not. Also see U.S. use of drugs to "calm" troops