Israel continue to attack Gaza

Israel continues its murderous assault on the people of Gaza. The world should be left with no illusions as to who the real aggressors are. This is not an equal conflict, as many would try to paint it. Israel is bombing the Palestinian people with high-tech military might, with the continuing support of the United States and other Western countries. Meanwhile the people of Gaza see their lives ruined, their children killed. While firing small, homemade, rather ineffectual explosive devices back across the border may not be thought the best response, the Palestinians are David with his slingshot, against the Goliath of the Israeli state.

Solidarity with the Palestinians, and the people of Gaza as they face continuing bombardments and threat of invasion.

Boycott Israeli produce.

Call on western governments, in particular the United States, to stop allowing Israel to get away with their aggression and refusal to live in peace with the Palestinians.

In Gaza

Latest from Gaza via Yousef Al Helou 18th Nov, 6:45pm Gaza time Death toll has risen to 71 so far since last Wed, the vast majority are civilians, including many women and children. Over 500 people injured, vast majority are civilians including many children. Today 11 people including these 4 children were killed from the same family "Al-Dallo family". An Israeli jet targeted their house west of Gaza city with a "Surgical Strike".  This is one of the single most deadly attacks since the beginning of the Israeli offensive on Gaza which commenced on November 14.

Joe Catron ‏@jncatron  80-year-old woman, 4 small children among those killed by Israeli missile in #Gaza, medical officials say http://apne.ws/SFdjzO  via @AP

http://www.facebook.com/GazaTVNews:  Palestinian death toll has risen to 71 so far since last Wed, the vast majority are civilians, including many women and children. Over 500 Palestinians injured, vast majority are civilians including many children.

Today 11 people including these 4 children were killed from the same family “Al-Dallo family”. An Israeli jet targeted their house west of Gaza city with a “Surgical Strike”.

“Palestinians have no army, no navy, no air force. This is not war, this is genocide.”

Hani Siliman Salamah ‎350 Egyptian Activists are waiting to cross through Rafah border right now in a solidarity with Gaza.

Joe Catron ‏@jncatron  Eleventh member of Dallo family found under rubble http://bit.ly/SEXmcT  via @AJELive#Gaza#GazaUnderAttack

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14th Festival Poesía Sin Fin

¡¡Ama tu ritmo y rima tus acciones!! Love your rhythm and rhyme your actions!!

Our friends, brothers, sisters, comrades of Omni Zona Franca, now organising the 14th Festival ‘Poesía Sin Fin’ (Endless Poetry), in Alamar, Habana del Este, Cuba. 10th to 30th December 2012.

Party of Cuban poetry! The last refuge for the movement of artists of conscience, who push for social change towards freedom and spiritual prosperity in Cuba and the world. Continue reading

The longest hunger strike

It has been twelve years since Irom Sharmila last ate food. On 2 November 2000 she began what has become the world’s longest hunger strike, in protest at the apparent impunity with which the Indian armed forces, in her home state of Manipur and elsewhere in India, are killing civilians. Though prompted to her action after hearing the gunshots of the Malom Massacre, in which ten died she has come to symbolise the campaign to bring an end to all such deaths, and the repeal of the infamous Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act that has provided them with legal cover.

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The hidden devastation of Hurricane Sandy

When the storm surges flooded New York on October 29th, and hurricane-strength winds made land fall in New Jersey, wreaking havoc across twenty-four states, from Florida to Maine and as far west as Michigan and Wisconsin, the eyes and resources of the world’s media were already focused on the United States. Hurricane Sandy provided them with excitement, coinciding as it did with the final days of a lacklustre presidential election campaign. However, while Obama and Romney were showcasing their leadership skills in times of catastrophe, little was said about the devastation already caused by this tropical storm far from the vigilance of the massed ranks of international television crews and newspaper reporters. While we are continually being reminded of the vast cost of this disaster, in human and financial terms, to the eastern United States, considerably less has been said of the impact Sandy has had on the considerably more vulnerable islands of the Caribbean. Continue reading