Only two members of the Congressional Black Caucus mustered the courage to oppose a House Resolution in support of Israel's savage assault on Gaza, last week. An additional seven CBC members sought cover by voting "present." The remaining 30 Black lawmakers (the delegates from Washington, DC and the Virgin Islands cannot vote on the House floor) gave their assent to a statement that could have been written by the Israeli government - and probably was,writes Glen Ford.
Carlos Latuff's statement:
I'd like to beg all viewers to spread this image anywhere, as a way to expose Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. Use it on t-shirts, posters, banners. Reproduce it in zines, papers, magazines, and make it visible everywhere. Here is the high-resolution version for printing purposes: [ link ]
Thank you in the name of every suffering Palestinian.
U.S. corporate media coverage of the Israeli military attacks that have reportedly killed over 900--many of them civilians--since December 27 has overwhelmingly failed to mention that indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets are illegal under international humanitarian law,says a "FAIR" report.
As Israel pounds Gaza with a heavy hand, there is no international intervention of any sort — other than fiery speeches, empty rhetoric and helpless shrugs,writes K.S. Dakshina Murthy
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.
To express solidarity with the Palestinian people, Venezuela expelled Israel’s ambassador, is organizing humanitarian aid, and has called on the international community to protest. In response, the Israeli government called Venezuela a terrorist state,writes Tamara Pearson.
Israeli Communists Sent a Message to Hugo Chávez, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,thanking Chávez for his courageous position vis-a-vis the murderous offensive unleashed by the Israeli army against the Palestinian people
Hundreds of workers of the left and democratic parties - CPI(M), CPI, RSP, Forward Bloc, JD(S), TDP and concerned citizens along with students, teachers and women activists demonstrated in front of the Israeli embassy in the capital on Friday, the January 9, 2009. They were protesting against the Israeli attacks on Gaza strip and urging the Government of India to scrap the military pact and all ties with Israel.
Oxford professor of international relations Avi Shlaim served in the Israeli army and has never questioned the state's legitimacy. But its merciless assault on Gaza has led him to devastating conclusions
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.