Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
PFLP marks the ninth anniversary of the assassination of Comrade Leader Abu Ali Mustafa with pledge to resist negotiations.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine marked on August 27, 2010 the ninth anniversary of the assassination of its leader General Secretary Abu Ali Mustafa by an Israeli occupation rocket in 2001. As the Palestinian people confront a new round of threats to their national cause and national existence, the legacy of Comrade Abu Ali Mustafa remains always, in his words, a legacy of “resistance, not compromise.” PFLP organizations throughout occupied Palestine marked this anniversary with a deep commitment to resist the new round of “direct negotiations” and to uphold Palestinian national rights, particularly the right to return, and Palestinian national unity, and carry forward the commitment of Comrade Abu Ali Mustafa in a new era of struggle.
The following is from the website of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine:
The Political Bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine issued a statement on July 18, 2010, calling for the broadest expression of solidarity and support for Comrade Ahmad Sa’adat, the General Secretary of the PFLP, in mid-October 2010, when his continued isolation in the jails of the occupation will again come before the court.
The following article is from Fight Back! News:
Minneapolis, MN – More than 200 people gathered here, June 1, at the office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, to protest the Israeli murders of pro-Palestine activists who were bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Speaking to the crowd, Meredith Aby of the Anti-War Committee said, “We are here today to protest the outrageous acts of the Israeli military on Monday, May 31 to the Freedom Flotilla which was trying to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza. Israeli commandos boarded the ships in international waters and killed at least ten people for the ‘crime’ of trying to bring humanitarian aid to Palestinians.”
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Israel, Palestine
Tagged Amy Klobuchar, Antiwar Committee, Coalition of Palestinian Rights, Fight Back!, Freedom Flotilla, Gaza, Hanin Zoabi, human rights, humanitarian aid, International Jewish anti-Zionist Network, Meredith Aby, Mihalis Grigoropoulos, Minnesota Break the Bonds, Miva Marmara, Teachers Against Occupation, war crimes, Women Against Military Madness
The following statement is from the website of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine:
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine condemns the latest Israeli massacre on the high seas, in international waters, the brutal assault on the international Freedom Flotilla to Gaza on May 31, 2010. The Israeli state terror pirates, said the Front, attacked the humanitarian aid and international solidarity ships with firearms and commandos; the Front said that this is the latest crime against humanity committed by the occupation state, illustrating its blatant disregard for international law.
The following article by Ali Abunimah is from Electronic Intifada:
An extraordinary series of articles, reports and presentations by Israel’s influential Reut Institute has identified the global movement for justice, equality and peace as an “existential threat” to Israel and called on the Israeli government to direct substantial resources to “attack” and possibly engage in criminal “sabotage” of this movement in what Reut believes are its various international “hubs” in London, Madrid, Toronto, the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
The Reut Institute’s analyses hold that Israel’s traditional strategic doctrine — which views threats to the state’s existence in primarily military terms, to be met with a military response — is badly out of date. Rather, what Israel faces today is a combined threat from a “Resistance Network” and a “Delegitimization Network.”
Posted in Israel, Palestine
Tagged Ali Abunimah, American Friends of the Reut Institute, Apartheid, BDS, Electronic Intifada, Gidi Grinstein, Haiti, Hamas, Hezbollah, Israel, Palestine, Reut Institute, sabotage, South Africa, Zionism
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following letter, written by Labor for Palestine to the President of the AFL-CIO, urging support for the campaign to boycott Israel.
Open Letter from U.S. Trade Unionists to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Boycott Apartheid Israel
Issued by Labor for Palestine – email@example.com
“Sanctions alone cannot eradicate apartheid; that task is ultimately left to the people of South Africa themselves. But economic pressure and political isolation of the South African government can hasten the day when justice and freedom reign in that troubled land.” –Richard L. Trumka, June 23, 1987
“We call on other workers and unions to . . . do all that is necessary to ensure that they boycott all goods to and from Israel until Palestine is free.” –Congress of South African Trade Unions, February 3, 2009
“We urge all international trade unions to heed the call of Palestinian civil society, including the trade union movement, by endorsing BDS. We further urge all trade unions and trade union federations to sever their links with the Histadrut, a Zionist organization that has always played a key role in perpetuating Israel’s occupation, colonization and system of racial discrimination, and that has justified and applauded Israel’s war crimes in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009.” –Palestinian Trade Union Movement Unanimously Confirms Support for BDS, November 25, 2009
Posted in Israel, Labor Movement, Palestine
Tagged AFL-CIO, Apartheid, BDS, Boycott, Congress of South African Trade Unions, COSATU, Desmond Tutu, divestment, Fight Back!, Gaza, Gaza Massacre, Goldstone Report, Israel, Labor for Palestine, Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions, Richard L. Trumka, Sanctions, South Africa
The following article is from the website of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine:
Comrade Mizher: Gaza stands resisting and steadfast one year after occupation massacres
A rally in Ezbet Abed Rabbo, one of the most devastated areas in last year’s Zionist assault on Gaza, organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine marked the one-year anniversary of the aggression on December 25, 2009. Thousands of residents of Abed Rabbo and members and supporters of the PFLP rallied in the village, amid the ruins of destroyed homes, waving Palestinian flags and PFLP banners.
Posted in Imperialism, Israel, Palestine
Tagged Abdel Muhti Abed Rabbo, Ahed Abu Ghoulmeh, Ahmad Sa'adat, Al-Nakba, Armed Struggle, Gaza, Gaza Massacre, Israel, Jamil Mizher, Muin Khadr, National Liberation, Oslo, Palestine, PFLP, political prisoners, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Rabah Muhanna, Revolution