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which views threats to the state’s existence in primarily military terms, to be met with a military response — is badly out of date.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
The following statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines is being reposted here from the website of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:
By CPP Information Bureau
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today denounced the US and Philippine governments for using the recent calamities to justify its deployment of more US troops in various places in the country.
The CPP issued the statement in reaction to planned large-scale joint US-RP military exercises in the coming months. Thousands of US troops are scheduled to participate in the Oplan Pacific Angel exercises on February 15 to 22 and in the Balikatan exercises on March 9 and 19. US and Philippine military officials claim that these joint exercises are geared to provide medical and other relief and rehabilitation services to recent typhoon victims.
The CPP lambasted the US government for “taking advantage of the calamities to further expand and intensify its military intervention in the country camouflaged as humanitarian work. In doing so US military forces are able to gain a foothold on significant portions of Philippine territory, particularly those considered as areas of operations of the New People’s Army, further reinforcing the position of the US as the dominant power in the country.”
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Imperialism, Philippines
Tagged Communist Party of the Philippines, Haiti, Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines, Ketsana, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, New People's Army, Ondoy, typhoon, U.S. Pacific Command
James Jordan speaking in Haiti. (Fight Back! News)
The following article by Tom Burke is from Fight Back! News:
The U.S. government is stepping up its surveillance and harassment of U.S. activists in an attempt to intimidate them and dampen their spirits for the change we believe in. International solidarity activist James Jordan was returning from a two week trip to Haiti, on Jan. 7, five days prior to the terrible earthquake disaster. When his flight touched down in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, flight attendants called out for “James Patrick Jordan” and asked him to come to the front of the airplane. Homeland Security came on board the airplane to escort him off.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Colombia, Haiti, Imperialism
Tagged Alliance for Global Justice, Bruce Nestor, Campaign for Labor Rights, Chuck Kaufman, Colombia, ELN, FARC, FENSUAGRO, Fight Back!, Haiti, Homeland Security, James Jordan, Jean Bertrand Aristide, Liliana Obando, National Lawyers Guild, political prisoners, repression, School of the Americas, surveillance, Tom Burke, U.S. Bureau of Prisons
Demonstrator holding a placard calling for the return of Aristide
The following is from Fight Back! News:
Haitian government officials say that up to 500,000 are dead, crushed beneath their homes, schools and workplaces during a mighty earthquake Jan. 12. Most were killed when poorly constructed buildings collapsed on them. Television news in the U.S. showed rows of children’s bodies lying lifeless, bloodied and bruised. It is a horrible tragedy that will be largely reported as a natural disaster. There is nothing natural about it.