EI 8 November 2011: Russell Tribunal hacked | Video: student walkout | Freedom Waves | Pinkwashing delegation protested

8 November 2011 — UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

THE LATEST FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA BLOGS

Professionals said to be behind hack attack on Russell Tribunal website
By Asa Winstanley, 8 November 2011

As the second day of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine’s South Africa session was underway in Cape Town on Sunday, the tribunal’s website was taken offline by a sophisticated cyber attack.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/asa-winstanley/professionals-said-be-behind-hack-attack-russell-tribunal-website

Video: Mass walkout at Wayne State leaves “IDF” spokesman lecturing to empty room
By Ali Abunimah, 7 November 2011

Students at Wayne State University in Detroit staged a silent protest and mass walk-out that left Israel Army reserve spokesman and Jerusalem Post correspondent Gil Hoffman lecturing to a virtually empty auditorium on November 1.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/ali-abunimah/video-mass-walkout-wayne-state-leaves-idf-spokesman-lecturing-empty-room

Freedom Waves participants still detained in Israeli prison
By Jalal Abukhater, 7 November 2011

Only six out of the original 27 Freedom Waves participants have been released; twenty-one participants are still detained in Israeli prisons.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/jalal-abukhater/freedom-waves-participants-still-detained-israeli-prison

Violent tactics by Israel almost sunk Gaza-bound boats
By David Cronin, 6 November 2011

Prison messages from Irish and Canadian activists contradict Israeli claims that boats were intercepted peacefully.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/david/violent-tactics-israel-almost-sunk-gaza-bound-boats

BDS activists demand cancellation of French LGBTQ interfaith trip to Israel
By Benjamin Doherty, 4 November 2011

A number of LGBTQ activist organizations from across the world have called upon three French religious organizations to cancel an upcoming interfaith delegation to Israel because it violates the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions.
http://electronicintifada.net/blog/benjamin-doherty/bds-activists-demand-cancellation-french-lgbtq-interfaith-trip-israel

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