Greta Berlin is asking questions, about Free Gaza summer plans, to Mary Hughes Thompson, one of the co-founders of The Free Gaza Movement (subtitles in italian, french and spanish, will be added soon)
1. Volunteers needed to help with the Peace Diary
2. Your second-hand books are still wanted!
- ‘Meltdown The End of The Age of Greed’ with Paul Mason
Wednesday 3rd June – 7pm
- Grey Hen presents: ‘Uncomfortable Poems by Older Women’
Saturday 6th June – 5pm
- Shamanic Maps of How the Universe Works with Leo Rutherford
Wednesday 10th June – 7pm
- ISBO present: ‘The Bottom Will Rise and Create a New World’
Saturday 13th June – 5pm
- ‘Clear Red Water: Welsh Devolution and Socialist Politics’ with Nick Davies & Darren Williams
Wednesday 17th June – 7pm
- ‘The End of Certainty: Towards a New Internationalism’ with Stephen Chan
Saturday 20th June – 5pm
- Press Freedom – Jason N Parkinson + Marc Vallée
Saturday 27th June – 5pm
- Forthcoming in July & August 2009 – ‘London’s Burning
‘Armed Madhouse’ by Greg Palast
‘The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power’ by Joel Bakan
27 May, 2009 – Stop NATO
Ten years ago it first became evident to the world that moves were afoot in major Western capitals to circumvent, subvert and ultimately supplant the United Nations, as the UN could not always be counted on to act in strict accordance with the dictates of the United States and its NATO allies.
At that time in 1999 the NATO alliance was waging what would become a 78-day bombing war against Yugoslavia in flagrant contravention of the United Nations and of international law in general.
As two of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the five permanent members being the main victorious World War II allies, with the People’s Republic of China having replaced the Republic of China (Taiwan) in 1971 and with Russia as the successor state to the Soviet Union – exactly China and Russia, not being NATO members states, opposed that war and in several other instances the use of sanctions and military force against nations targeted for both by the West.
27 May 2009 – t r u t h o u t | Perspective
The geo-strategic expansion of the American empire is an accepted fact of contemporary history. I have been writing in these columns about the impact of the US occupation on the people of Iraq in the wake of the “hard” colonization via F-16s, tanks, 2,000-pound bombs, white phosphorous and cluster bombs.
Here I offer a brief glimpse into the less obvious but far more insidious phenomenon of “soft” colonization. That scholars and political thinkers have talked at length of such processes only establishes the uncomfortable reality that history is bound to repeat itself in all its ugliness, unless the human civilization makes a concerted effort to eliminate the use of brute force from human affairs.
28 May 2009 – Palestine Think Tank
There is always fresh evidence justifying the Israeli-Nazi analogy. In recent days and weeks, a number of Israeli officials and lawmakers proposed “draft laws” that would effectively formalize Israel’s de facto racism and seriously restrict the human and civil rights of Israel’s non-Jewish citizens.
One of the proposals being discussed would criminalize the commemoration of Nakba by Palestinians holding the Israeli citizenship. Predictably, the brazenly racist proposal has infuriated Israel’s 1.5-million-strong Palestinian community.
One Israeli Palestinian parliamentarian compared the proposed law with an imagined promulgation by Germany of a law banning all Jewish activities commemorating the holocaust.
26 May, 2009 – Granma International
The Bolivian district attorney’s office has identified Hugo Achá Melgar who, according to the AFP news agency, is Bolivia’s representative to the U.S. Human Rights Foundation (HRF), as providing the bulk of the funds for the terrorist gang foiled in Santa Cruz while plotting to assassinate President Evo Morales.
The HRF is a New York-based nongovernmental organization known for its activities of interference and CIA links. Its general secretary, Armando Valladares, is a terrorist of Cuban origin. District Attorney Marcelo Sosa, who is leading the investigation in this case, identified Achá, alias ‘Superman,’ along with Alejandro Melgar, ‘El Lucas,’ as being involved in and funding the plot.