resisting Zionism

speakers at GAZA AND THE PALESTINIAN REVOLUTION [videos]

“The war on Syria and the war on Gaza are inextricably linked. Solidarity with Syria, solidarity with Gaza are two sides of the same coin. Because the people of Palestine, the people of Syria, the people of Iraq are fighting the same enemy, they are victims of a wide-ranging regional war which is being fought by western imperialism, by “israel”, and by its allies in the region….The purpose is to completely wipe out all Resistance to imperialism and to zionism in the region, in the Middle East.” ~ Carlos Martinez

“We are anti-zionists. We are against the zionist monstrosity known as ‘israel’. We believe it should not exist. We’re not into this ‘you have a bit here, you have a bit there.’ Nothing in Palestine belongs to the zionists…and if we give them one bit, they’ll come for more.” ~ Brother Omowale

“The question of Palestine is really central to the struggle of oppressed people over the world.” ~ Sami Ramadani

“We are unapologetic about being pro-Resistance, because it’s only through the Resistance and the Revolutionary Struggles of OUR people which win their own liberation.”~ Sukant Chandan

“Syria hasn’t fallen. After three and a half years, the Syrian people stay strong. They are fighting, the army is fighting, the government is fighting. They refuse to be defeated.” Carlos Martinez

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This remarkable event took place on Sep 28, videos now up at the FB event page and also a the Youtube site, Tri Continental:

Sukant Chandan – Gaza and the Palestinian Revolution:

Sukant Chandan introduces the Gaza and Palestinian Revolution event in London on September 28th and gives an overview of the Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform (TAIP).

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New Project – Nasr Post‏

There are a number of journalists, podcasters, bloggers, political analysts, and those sharing on social media that I’ve only belatedly–in the last couple of years–come across.

I value all of their contributions, many of them pushing the “accepted discourse” on international and local events and issues, all of them countering the lies of corporate media.

I’ve linked to many of those who I hold in great regard (and hope I’ve not overlooked anyone—please notify).

Navid is someone I’ve been listening to for the past year; I’ve found his interviews both highly informative and also at times entertaining (appropriately placed wit is appreciated when dealing with such weighty subjects).

So, not to highlight Navid above others, but he is embarking on a new media initiative which I endorse and would love to see be supported. I’ll let his own words explain:

 

“My Facebook page, and my radio show, have been a resource for people seeking alternatives to the dominant narrative about conflicts, uprisings and revolutions happening all over the globe. Over the years many people have encouraged me to pursue a web project in order to broaden my reach and to properly organize and disseminate all this information. Well, after an unfortunate and aborted attempt at doing so earlier this year, I’m finally ready to just that in a proper way.

I intend to launch NasrPost.com by January 2015. It will look at events all over the world and analyze things with a critical eye, never accepting anything at face value, never taking official representatives of “nationality x” at their word on anything without factoring their class status in this society, their political ties and their actual ideologies into the picture.

What will differentiate this project from other, already existing, alternative media is that it will take on local issues and conflicts with the same critical, discerning eye that it casts towards international events.

But whereas the Facebook page has been a labor of love, and obsession, the website can’t be. I’m going to need funding to both get it off the ground and sustain it. And that’s where you come in.

I Need Your Help

The initial seed money for the project is $4000. Web hosting, web development/design, social media presence and ongoing maintenance require both substantial time and funding. The money raised will go towards ensuring this project can get off the ground and, just as important, lay the groundwork for long-term success.

This means that if 50 of you can give a one-time donation of $80 right now, or two $40 monthly donations this project will be fully funded. But, of course, any donation of any amount will be gratefully accepted and appreciated and put to good use.

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proxy war and attempt at overthrowing legitimate Syrian government long and well-documented

Someone’s Already Fighting ISIS: The Syrian Arab ArmyTony Cartalucci

“Since 2011, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has waged a relentless war within Syrian territory against what it has said from the very beginning was an invasion of heavily armed, foreign-backed sectarian extremists….

…Shortly after NATO carried out successful “regime change” in Libya in 2011 under the false pretext of a “humanitarian intervention,” sectarian-driven mercenaries it armed, funded, and provided air cover for in Libya began steadily streaming into Syria via its northern border with NATO-member Turkey.

Terrorists from the US State Department designated terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) officially made contact with terrorists fighting in Syria to offer them weapons, cash, training, and fighters. The London Telegraph would report in their article, “Leading Libyan Islamist met Free Syrian Army opposition group,” that:

The meetings came as a sign of a growing ties between Libya’s fledgling government and the Syrian opposition. The Daily Telegraph on Saturday revealed that the new Libyan authorities had offered money and weapons to the growing insurgency against Bashar al-Assad. 

Mr Belhaj also discussed sending Libyan fighters to train troops, the source said.

Indeed, at the highest levels, even as far back as 2011-2012, the so-called “moderate rebels” were entwined with Al Qaeda, vindicating the Syrian government’s statements regarding its struggle against foreign-backed terrorism, not a “pro-democracy uprising.”

Today, the West has expunged all rhetoric regarding “pro-democracy,” with sectarian extremism clearly driving militancy across both sides of Syria’s borders with Lebanon and Iraq. Instead, the West has been resigned to attempts in differentiating between groups like Al Qaeda’s al Nusra franchise and its Islamic State (ISIS) counterparts – claiming the latter must be addressed more urgently, even at the cost of cooperating with the former – yet another US State Department designated terrorist organization.

And while the fierce fighting in Syria may have began in 2011, the war on foreign-backed sectarian extremism began a generation ago. From 1976 to 1982, Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s father, Hafez al-Assad, waged war on the heavily militarized Muslim Brotherhood. Upon breaking the back of the organization in Syria, it fled and was later reconstituted by the United States and Saudi Arabia into what would become Al Qaeda in the mountains of Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union.

Syria has been fighting sectarian extremism for decades, with the current protracted violence simply being the latest chapter. It is also clear that the United States and Saudi Arabia have, admittedly so, been propping up regional extremism in the form of both the Muslim Brotherhood and its various armed factions, as well as Al Qaeda, and now most recently, ISIS.
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ho hum: a ‘cease-fire’ and the Zionists continue to assault Palestinians…

Another ceasefire in Gaza? No, thank you:

-Sharmine Narwani:

“…After more than 2,100 mostly-civilian deaths, tens of thousands injured or displaced and chunks of Gaza buried under rubble, they managed to get Israel to serve up some “concessions.”

Israelis seemed decidedly glum. Only 69 died, but there was no decisive “victory” either, which always rankles with the IDF and makes politicians drop in the polls.

…During the seven weeks of brutal attacks against the densely-populated civilian centers, Israel managed to put the Palestinian issue back on the Arab map, draw unprecedented global censure, and give wings to the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) campaign to undermine Israel’s economy. Israel also managed to unify Palestinian political parties across the board – a minor miracle – and make regional heroes out of the “Palestinian Resistance.” With every lash of Israel’s whip, Palestinians found new determination to break the siege of Gaza and end Israel’s occupation.

That’s all well and good, but here’s what needs to be clear: Palestinians did not achieve their goals either.

…Israel loves ceasefires. It is part of the occupation game. Every so often, Israel flexes its muscles and beats up Gaza. The trigger doesn’t even have to come from Gaza – the place is simply a convenient punching bag and is easily justified by the “Hamas-Terror” language beamed through western media.

The goal is always the same, regardless of what the Israelis publicly claim: To take down Hamas & Company a notch or two; to inflict pain on the population of Gaza in hope that they will turn on their leaders; to cripple Gaza enough to keep Palestinians busy rebuilding lives, but not fighting occupation.
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a number of useful links

round-up of sites to watch regularly:

http://globalresearch.ca/
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.ca/
http://stopimperialism.org/
http://sonsofmalcolm.blogspot.ca/
http://journal-neo.org/
https://syria360.wordpress.com/
http://hands-off-syria.jimdo.com/
http://www.corbettreport.com/
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/
http://www.blackagendareport.com/blog/9045
http://orientalreview.org/
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ca/
http://nsnbc.me/
http://www.crescent-online.net/
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/
http://thebricspost.com/
http://www.electronicresistance.net/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Truth-to-Power/225977277415911?ref=br_tf
www.ancreport.com

“Israelis” calling for genocide

Mahdi Nazemroaya noted:

“People need to listen to Israeli Hebrew-speaking media and read Haaretz. Listen to what most Israeli officials and politicians are saying. They are openly talking abut genocide, killing all Arabs, and even raping Palestinian women systematically…

The current state of Israel is not the real Israel and has nothing to do with the Torah or Judaism and most the current Israelis are not the descendants of the Israelites of the past — let alone Semites —- or even practicing Judaism.

There is also major media censorship about the tens of thousands of practicing Jews that have held marches in opposition to Israel and who refuse to recognize this “Israel” as a Jewish State. Why is this not being reported? Because it would make people question the claims of this “Israel” and the religious criteria it presents for its justification.
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