Socialist Platform Statement of Aims and Principles

1 August 2013 — Left Unity

[The following is a statement that defines the proposed new party of the left, ‘The Left Unity Party’ by the undersigned at the end of the doc. Though frankly, after reading it, I’m trying to figure out why they bothered, its 10-point plan differs not one iota from the ‘plans’ of other supposedly left parties here in the UK and elsewhere amongst the imperialist states. WB] Continue reading

VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 1 August 2013

1 August 2013 — VTJP

News

Ma’an News

Hundreds rally in Negev against Israeli plan to displace Bedouins
8/1/2013 – NEGEV (Ma’an) – Hundreds of Palestinian residents of Israel rallied Thursday afternoon against Israel’s Prawer Plan which could displace thousands of Bedouin residents of the Negev from their land. The protestors gathered near al-Arakib village where Israeli forces have demolished tents and tin-roofed houses more than 50 times. A Ma’an reporter in the Negev said Israeli police deployed heavily in….

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Israeli government is planning the largest single attempt at the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians since the 1948 Nakba

2 August 2013 — PAJU

The Begin-Prawer Plan, which is the name of the law calling for the mass relocation of the Bedouin, passed its first reading in the Israeli Knesset on Wednesday, June 23. If the law is fully passed and implemented, it will mean the destruction of up to 40 Bedouin villages. Over the ruins of these villages, the Jewish National Fund—an Israeli para-statal organization with a charitable branch in Canada—will plant forests and help to establish Jewish-only settlements as part of its four billion dollar campaign: Blueprint Negev

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