VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 4 January 2014

4 January 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Gaza Youth Declare Hunger Strike In Solidarity With Syrian Refugees
IMEMC – [Saturday January 4, 2014] A group of youngsters from Gaza began, on Saturday morning, a day of hunger in solidarity with Palestinian refugees in Syria, under the slogan “On Hunger Strike for Them”. …

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Video: How Indigenous Mexicans Stood up against NAFTA “Death Sentence”

3 January 2013 — Democracy Now!

Zapatista Uprising 20 Years Later

On the same day North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect on January 1, 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army and people of Chiapas declared war on the Mexican government, saying that NAFTA meant death to indigenous peoples. They took over five major towns in Chiapas with fully armed women and men. The uprising was a shock, even for those who for years worked in the very communities where the rebel army had been secretly organizing. To learn about the impact of the uprising 20 years later and the challenges they continue to face, we speak with Peter Rosset, professor on rural social movements San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. Continue reading

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 29-31 December 2013: Sudan / Eurasia / US-India / Europe / Caspian

4 January 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Russia and US in Middle East: Summing Up 2013 Events

31.12.2013 | 00:00 | Nikolai BOBKIN

Summing up the main political events which have taken place in 2013 it could be said that Russia expanded its agenda to the global level trying to stabilize the situation and get off the ground what has been stymied for many years. The Arab world has said the Russia’s regional clout is growing while the US reputation is falling down. Americans don’t argue. A recent Pew Research Center conducted in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations showed that full 70% of Americans believe the United States is less respected than in the past. The public also disapproves of Obama’s handling of Syria, Iran, China and Afghanistan by wide margins… Continue reading