Undoubtedly the list will grow as there’s no end in sight to the colonial project known as the USA and its genocidal police and security forces. With conservative estimates of police shootings reaching between 900 and 1200 per year we could have 3 or 4 new songs a day. The latest edition to the soundtrack of police murders comes from the latest rebellion itself: Baltimore. Continue reading →
Palestinians defiantly came out into the streets of Bethlehem, in the West Bank to continue to show their rage and resentment against Israel’s assault on Gaza. Since Israel’s military incursion began, all most every night for the last 16 days, Palestinians in Bethlehem have gathered in both spontaneous and planned demonstrations and marched towards checkpoint 300, the military checkpoint in Bethlehem.
Each night they are met by Israeli soldiers who use tear gas, rubber bullets, sound bombs, and at times live ammunition. As of Tuesday afternoon, on the 16th day of Israel’s military incursion into Gaza, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” the Palestinian death toll rose to over 650 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom were civilian, including 160 children. The Israeli death toll reached 29, 27 of whom were soldiers.
Israeli soldiers survey the street in Bethlehem, getting ready to use tear gas and charge into protesters.
A car that has been set on fire and is used as a barricade against Israeli soldiers, burns in the streets of Bethlehem.
A parked Israeli military jeep in front of the famous “Dove of Peace” by artist Banksy.
RAMALLAH — Palestinians on Wednesday gathered for the funeral of Muhammad Mubarak, a 22-year-old man who was shot dead by Israeli forces earlier in the day.
A Ma’an reporter said a funeral procession brought Mubarak’s body from Ramallah Governmental Hospital to a cemetery in al-Jalazun refugee camp, where the man was laid to rest.
A group of masked men fired shots into the air during the procession.
Mubarak’s father said he was shot dead without reason, denying army claims that he was armed and fired at Israeli forces.
From Ma’an News Agency
He said his son worked daily in the area where he was shot dead, near the village of Ein Siniya.
Eyewitnesses in the area told Ma’an that Mubarak was a laborer working with the al-Tarifi company on a USAID funded project to refurbish the main road in Ein Siniya.
Muhammad Mubarak wearing the photo of a Palestinian boy slain near a school
An Israeli army statement said: “A Palestinian terrorist opened fire at an IDF (army) post near Ofra. The soldiers responded immediately in order to eliminate the imminent threat to their lives and fired towards the terrorist, identifying a hit.”
Violent clashes broke out in the city of Hebron in the area of Bab al Zawiya and around Shuhada Street, the once vibrant street in the centre of Hebron which has been closed off by the Israeli Occupation Army for more than 19 years. The Israeli army heavily used tear gas and sound bombs wounding tens of Palestinians, some of whom suffered from suffocation and were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment. An Israeli soldier was also wounded as a result of stone throwing. Youth Against Israeli Settlements, a Palestinian group established in 2008, videotaped the incident. Continue reading →
“At whatever level we study it… decolonization is quite simply the replacing of a certain ‘species’ of men by another ‘species’ of men.Without any period of transition, there is a total, complete, and absolute substitution.” -Frantz Fanon
“Indeed our words will remain lifeless, barren, devoid of any passion, until we die as a result of these words, whereupon our words will suddenly spring to life and live amongst the hearts that are dead, bringing them to life as well.” -Sayyid Qutb
Sayyid Qutb on trial in 1966 under the Gamal
We, the anti-Zionists and radicals (of color), organized to take over Dutton Hall at the University of California, Davis on May 15, 2013, the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. The administration, Zionists on and off campus, and local media have tried to misrepresent what took place that day, and this is why it is necessary that we send a clear and direct message. Continue reading →