A Blog entry on the Lankan conflict.
An interview with Gilbert Achcar who is now a Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.He lived in Lebanon for many years. He is the author of many books analysing politics and society in the Middle East from a Left perspective, including The Clash of Barbarisms, Eastern Cauldron, The 33-Day War and Perilous Power (a collection of dialogues between Achcar and Noam Chomsky). He spoke to Daniel Finn for Irish Left Review about the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip and its likely consequences.
The Palestinian movement has long been a beacon of the national liberation struggle. It is an international commitment to strive to make the Palestinians free,writes professor Kamal Mitra Chenoy of JNU.
Pragoti doesn't endorse the political program of Hamas and the attacks against civilians.But we think it is proper that the view of Hamas on the Gaza massacre be heard,as the elected representative of the besieged Palestinian people with whom we stand in solidarity against Israel's barbarity and colonial plunder.
Reproduced here is an article by Khalid Mish'al, the head of the Hamas political bureau,on the Gaza Massacre.
"When the history of the war on Gaza is written, Hamas's remarkable restraint during the lull, as Israel attempted to starve Gaza into submission, will form an important prelude to what Joseph Massad has called the heroic Gaza Ghetto Uprising. But for the moment, it's vital to remember that what we are witnessing in Gaza is not Israeli retaliation, but an act of unprovoked Zionist genocide using American-made weapons, based on a bloody lie about Qassam barrages obligingly circulated by American media. The question for Americans to ask now is this: what must we do, with our American-made mouths, brains, and bodies, to stop it?" write Jim Holstun and Joanna Tinker
President of UN General Assembly urges Israel to be recognized as an Apartheid state
A video from The Real News Network