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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Thursday November 15, 2012 - 13:41 by Mark Fischer
When is a political tribunal ‘non-political’? Hands Off the People of Iran national secretary Mark Fischer responds to the latest salvo of pro-imperialist apologetics
Hands Off the People of Iran and the Weekly Worker have been sent a document authored by Dariosh Afshar, associate member of the Iran Tribunal’s International Communications Work Group. The Iran Tribunal, set up by exiled anti-regime Iranians, was convened to investigate Tehran’s massacre of some 15,000 political prisoners in the 1980s, but has been shown by Hopi and this paper to be a body that objectively aids the US-led drive to impose - by military or other means - regime change from above on Iran. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 13, 2012 - 15:06 by Brian Nugent 1 comment (last - wednesday november 14, 2012 - 11:11)
Just a look at all the hype involving the 2012 date to see is there anything behind it. This article also describes the general prophecies of the various Churches with regard to the 'End Times' or a time of Divine 'Chastisement' which comes into this question. ... read full story / add a comment
The International Peace Bureau is delighted to announce its decision to award the 2012 Sean MacBride Peace Prize to two Arab women: Lina Ben Mhenni from Tunisia and Nawal El-Sadaawi from Egypt. They have both shown great courage and made substantial contributions to what is known as the Arab Spring. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Saturday November 10, 2012 - 22:04 by serf 1 comment (last - sunday november 25, 2012 - 20:26) 3 images
A horrifying amateur video from Syria emerged online, showing an apparent mass execution of Assad supporters in Aleppo at the hands of rebels from the Free Syria Army.
The footage shows several bloodied men stripped down to their underwear being forced to kneel by a wall amidst a throng of excited, machine gun-touting men.
Once their captors open fire, the camera jerks away as the crowd momentarily disperses, seemingly unprepared for the nearly 40 seconds of uninterrupted shooting that follows. As the gunfire dies down, shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” resound as the once skittish onlookers victoriously raise their guns in the air, approaching what appears to be a pile of stripped-down corpses. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday November 08, 2012 - 15:01 by Elric 7 comments (last - tuesday november 13, 2012 - 18:21) 1 video file
Vid at link. Full interview on Friday on RT.
In an exclusive interview with RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad said he will not leave Syria. Assad also spoke on the calls for armed foreign intervention in Syria, and the possible fallout on the country’s internal conflict and across the region.
“We are the last stronghold of secularism and stability in the region and coexistence, let’s say, it will have a domino effect that will affect the world from the Atlantic to the Pacific and you know the implication on the rest of the world,” Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told RT in an exclusive interview that will air on Friday, November 9.
“I am not a puppet. I was not made by the West to go to the West or to any other country,” he said. “I am Syrian, I was made in Syria, I have to live in Syria and die in Syria,” Assad said during the interview. ... read full story / add a comment
Kourosh Ziabari interviews Muhammad Hussam, a 24-year-old university student living in Aleppo ,( he preferred not to disclose his full name because of the death threats he and his family received from the terrorists,) he explains how the Free Syrian Army mercilessly kills supporters of President Assad and even has set up a website in which it publishes the photos and personal information of its potential targets. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday November 07, 2012 - 14:29 by CPIR 13 comments (last - saturday november 10, 2012 - 21:39) 2 images
By the slimmest of margins, Barack Obama has won a second term as President of the United States of America. Unlike in 2008, very few of those who voted for him will feel any sense of joy or hope. ... read full story / add a comment
American Autumn is a well made and interesting documentary on the occupy movement in America. It is well worth viewing, whether you were pro occupy, anti occupy or just didn't really understand the movement. I'm linking to it here so all can view it free of charge while it remains available on Youtube. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday November 02, 2012 - 18:39 by serf 4 comments (last - sunday november 04, 2012 - 02:02)
So called Syrian "freedom fighters" claiming to be rebelling against atrocities committed by the Assad government are seen here massacring wounded men on the ground. If that's not an atrocity, what is?
RTE have been reporting in a very one sided manner on Syria, painting these "rebels" in a good light while putting the boot into the Assad "regime" at every opportunity. Our Taniste went on a one sided tirade against the leadership in Syria for 15 minutes of the prime time program recently before going to the UN to urge them to create a no fly zone in Syria. These murdering thugs in this video are the people they are protecting. Tanaiste, RTE, you have blood on your hands! ... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday October 29, 2012 - 21:05 by Spartacist 2 comments (last - monday october 29, 2012 - 23:15) 1 video file
Following two years under house arrest in Britain, in mid-June Julian Assange, the founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Assange is facing extradition to Sweden on trumped-up allegations of “sexual molestation” and “rape” — which boil down to charges of unprotected sex in what were by all accounts consensual relations — but he rightly fears that this is simply a pretext to facilitate his extradition to the US. By granting him political asylum, Ecuador threw a monkey wrench into the process of handing Assange over to the US imperialists, who are intent on exacting retribution against Assange and WikiLeaks for having lifted the lid, however slightly, on the hideous crimes of US and British imperialism. ... read full story / add a comment
international / racism & migration related issues / news report Sunday October 28, 2012 - 21:22 by Kruk 1 image
73 people detained at Immigration Detentions Centres in Bialystok, Biala Podlaska, Przemysl and Leszowola decided on beginning a hunger strike together. It is not the first protest of detained refugees, but for the first time information about a strike reaches the public. In the past, strikers had been put in isolation and punished in various ways, while the public knew nothing about it. ... read full story / add a comment
Communist Party of the Irish Republic Statement on the Ungoing Massacre of Civilians in Bani Walid, Libya.
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Wednesday October 24, 2012 - 17:18 by CPIR 28 comments (last - saturday october 27, 2012 - 14:36)
For 20 days now, while most of the world has looked on in dumb silence, the city of Bani Walid, in Libya, has been under indiscriminate shelling from Misrata militias, nominally loyal to the NATO imposed National Transitional Council (NTC.) These are the very same Misrata militias who dubbed themselves "The Brigades for the Elimination of Black Skins," as they ethnically cleansed 40,000 Black inhabitants from the city of Tawarga - again with the silent complicity of most of the Western media and political parties, including, shamefully, the parties of the Left. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday October 24, 2012 - 14:49 by Elric 8 comments (last - sunday october 28, 2012 - 16:09) 3 images 1 video file
The slaughter continues. Full story at the url.
Bani Walid, Libya, has been under siege for nearly three consecutive weeks. A man whose family is in the besieged city spoke with RT, and described the horrors allegedly taking place: Civilians are killed every day by toxic gas and heavy tank fire.Bani Walid, the last stronghold for supporters of deceased Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, has been under siege for 20 days, with no resolution to the conflict in sight.
RT has learned that militias are reportedly shelling the city indiscriminately, with footage from Bani Walid showing dead bodies, and women and children with missing limbs and disfigured faces. A man named Faraj, who is currently in Egypt but is in contact with relatives in Bani Walid, spoke with RT and claimed that the militias are committing genocide.
Militias have reportedly encircled Bani Walid, and are not allowing any supplies into the town including food, water, medicine or humanitarian aid. The town’s electricity and gas has also allegedly been cut off. ... read full story / add a comment
What´s going on at the 14th of November? There is a call for a General Strike in several countries and the security services gave a foretaste in the last weeks what they think about it. The radical left in Europe has only one month left to consider something how to operate in this day also in the countries where no general strike takes place. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 21, 2012 - 00:41 by Supporter 8 comments (last - sunday october 28, 2012 - 00:50) 4 images
The latest in the series of ships to Gaza - the Estelle has been boarded by the Israelis. Initial reports had indicated it was being attacked.
The ship with a crew of 20 aboard with people of eight nationalities was boarded by Israeli forces and forced to sail to the port of Ashdod
In an act violating international maritime law, Israeli naval forces boarded a humanitarian aid ship, the SV Estelle, that was en route to the Gaza Strip bringing humanitarian aid supplies including musical instruments and building materials. These are among the thousands of items still banned by Israeli forces from entering Gaza. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday October 14, 2012 - 20:24 by Peace Activist 2 images
Security at Shannon was over the top today as the monthly Shannon vigil took place in the wake of last Sunday's "outrageous" peace action by Margaretta Darcy, who at 78 years of age allegedly scaled the perimeter fence and with Niall farrell carried a protest on the main runway at Shannon against US military use of Shannon airport. ... read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / news report Friday October 12, 2012 - 17:31 by BrianClarkeNUJ 2 comments (last - friday october 12, 2012 - 18:19) 2 images 1 video file
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today, that parties of the centre left in Europe needed to prove that they had “credible answers” for the economic crisis.
Addressing a conference of European social democrat politicians on "Progressive Governance", the Leader of Labour in the Coalition Government said the European mood has shifted towards the centre left, “But we have to build now, on that success.”
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday October 10, 2012 - 18:36 by pat c 5 comments (last - thursday october 11, 2012 - 21:54) 2 images
US forces have been moved to the Jordan - Syria border. NATO says it will "defend" Syria. Turkey moves jets to Syrian border all of the pieces are being put into place for an intervention in Syria by the Imperialist powers and their local clients. Iraq however is not going along with the charade.
Meanwhile the "rebels" continue to target media workers: A Syrian cameraman for a state television channel was shot dead on Wednesday in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, broadcaster Al-Ikhbariya announced. Cameraman Mohammad al-Ashram “was killed by terrorists,” Al-Ikhbariya director Imad Sara told AFP.
The truth about the mortaring of Turkey also emerges. ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Friday October 05, 2012 - 19:59 by Contaminated Crow 1 comment (last - saturday october 06, 2012 - 09:15)
Last week two activists from Bhopal in India came to Ireland seeking solidarity and support for their campaign to force the American transnational corporation Dow Chemical to take responsibility for toxic waste abandoned in Bhopal by Union Carbide, which Dow Chemical took over in 2001. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday October 05, 2012 - 13:27 by Tina Becker 9 comments (last - saturday october 13, 2012 - 23:02) 1 audio file
Norman Paech, a prominent member of the German left party, Die Linke, has joined others in withdrawing his support for the Iran Tribunal after approaches from supporters of Hands Off the People of Iran, reports Tina Becker. This is an edited version of an article recently published on the website of the German magazine Hintergrund1
The Iran Tribunal continues to divide the Iranian left. Yassamine Mather’s articles in the Weekly Worker have been hotly debated in Iran, across Europe and the United States. Since she started to expose the links of the organisers to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a number of organisations and individuals have withdrawn their support. Other groups and parties have split over the issue.
It is therefore timely to take a closer look at the tribunal, its gestation, its corruption - and the fallout from Hopi’s scathing criticism. ... read full story / add a comment
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