Posts Tagged ‘state’

Gaza Slaughter is the Latest in a Long Line of Israeli Violence Against Arabs

November 21, 2012

By Miko Peled 
Miko Peled Weblog

As I write these words…

I am in Jerusalem and it is a cold, windy and rainy day. Yesterday at the protest in Nabi Saleh, facing the IDF terror squads and in full view of the villas of the settler terrorists, we were drenched in rain and then frozen by the cold wind. Some of the protesters, a group of young women who were gutsier than most, did not run like most of us but stood firm as the IDF terror squad operated its “Skunk” and sprayed them with a foul smelling substance that remains on the skin for days. Now, in this horrid weather, tweeting from the Mukata’a, young Palestinians are protesting against the useless, demeaning process of the PA negotiations with Israel.

The injustices all over Palestine are more obvious than ever.

Israeli children in West Jerusalem get more of everything that Palestinian children in East Jerusalem, particularly if they live in Sho’afat refugee camp for example. Settlers in the West Bank can take the land of the people of Yanun in the West Bank at any time, and are not held back by any law while the people of Yanun have no law and no authority that protects their rights. People in Gaza are bombed and left to die as the world watches and here too there is no one to whom they can turn. Equal rights in a single democracy is the one demand that covers all the demands and deals with all the injustices.

The levels of injustice and despair here are only matched by the great possibilities that a single democratic state with equal rights offers to all people who live here. Equal rights means equal rights to land, water, immigration, education, work, and above all life. When the apartheid state of Israel is transformed into a single political entity with equal rights for all of its people, residents of Jenin and Deheishe will vote in the same elections as those in Tel Aviv. The results will then reflect the will of all people who live in Palestine/Israel, our shared homeland, not only the ruling class which happen to be Zionist Israeli Jews.

People often claim that it is an unrealistic, utopian dream and hope for a compromise, for a “moderate” Zionist government that will curb the settlers and reign back the army. However, it was a “moderate” Zionist government that allowed the settlers to terrorize Palestinians and take their land, it was a “moderate” Zionist government that attacked in and murdered innocents in Gaza, and “moderate” Zionists did nothing when less “moderate” Zionists continued to massacre in Gaza. The settler terrorists are the foot soldiers, they are the trail blazers of Zionism, they were created by “moderate” Zionist governments and are now being

rewarded with villas on choice Palestinian land in the West Bank.

There are those who hope that if elected to a second term, President Obama will turn his attentions to Israel/Palestine but this is quite naive. Had he or any other president been serious about this issue they would have to come down on Israeli human rights abuses, denial of civil rights, incarceration of political prisoners and massive assaults on civilians resulting in thousands of innocent deaths. It is naive to assume that the political climate in the US allows any of these issues to be brought up. So anyone out there that is banking on a solution coming from the US, will surely be disappointed.

The quest for equal rights is not a easy one and will not be easily won. Indeed, any fight against the brutal militant Zionist behemoth is not easy and calls for great sacrifice. But the people in Palestine and abroad who are engaged in the struggle are dedicated and determined and if they put their minds and efforts towards a single demand of complete equal rights within a single democracy, they are sure to succeed.

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Two Jags Prescott Loses Out on Nice Perks Job – but delivers exit warning about ‘Privatisation of Police’

November 18, 2012

Prescott: Hoped to trade in his two Jags for a new motorbike.

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

Two Jags lost on Friday, but as we still left pondering why the state has created this new Police Commissioner’s office in the first place – in the end, we’re now wondering if he might have actually been a better candidate for the job…

Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, famous for having two Jaguar cars whilst on the taxpayer clock, lost out yesterday in the Humberside Police election to wealthy Tory businessman, Matthew Gove.

Voter turnout across Britain was abysmal with the lowest region showing a pathetic 7% of eligible voters at the polls. Humberside area was high in comparison with a 19.48%, in the end Prescott came up 2,000 votes short, not enough to win this nice little retirement position, no doubt with all the usual perks and payouts of a newly created high profile public-funded ‘CEO’ office. As they say, “it beats working”.

Lord ‘Two Jags’ did surprise 21st Century Wire readers however, with an unusually relevant point on his way off the stage, as Prescott quite rightly warned the British public against the “privatisation of the police”. A moment of clarity… Prescott would’ve got my vote on that comment alone.

If Lord Prescott is in fact, serious to his word on the dangers of a private policing force in Britain, then we would hope (but certainly not holding our breath) that he would consider become a campaigner against the corporatisation of the UK’s struggling police force, is dystopian future where sworn-in officers and support workers are being replaced – with for-profit ‘staff’ from insider-approved contractors like of international companies G4S and Serco, accountable only to their shareholders.

Also up for grabs in the high stakes, state-funded gold rush for lucrative contracts are the UK’s already gargantuan surveillance system contracts (which has yet to put a noticeable dent in crime rates) and the rolling out of new drone and cyber snooping units throughout the country in the next decade as Britain rushes to maintain its leading role in implementing ‘modernised’ domestic police state operational measures. This trend is extremely fascist in nature, as it facilitates the convergence of state and corporate interests in the extreme.

The editorial team of this website, and surely too, others we’ve discussed this issue with, believe this latest move is a localised, globalist-oriented transition currently being rolled out in Britain in order to politicise the police forces, further degrading their overall accountability, and opening up the institution to a whole new level of corruption – where the heads of police can now interface directly with various business interests on a regional level.

By all accounts, it’s a dangerous road ahead.

If you are in any doubt as to what the future holds for this country with a privatised police force, then just take a few minutes to watch this shocking news report we shot recently. The victim in this film could be anybody…

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21st Century Wire TV – Episode 3: Gilad Atzmon vs the Israeli Lobby

September 17, 2012

21st Century Wire host Patrick Henningsen visits with award-winning artist/musician and writer Gilad Atzmon, to discuss a number of significant challenges facing the geopolitical scene today, as Atzmon takes on the Israeli Lobby and raises some difficult questions, as well as some uncomfortable truths regarding Jewish identity politics. Episode 3 premieres this Thursday at 6pm on PSTV SKY channel 191 in the UK.
http://www.paradigmshift.tv

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STUXNET virus attack: Russia warns of ‘Iranian Chernobyl’

January 18, 2011

Con Coughlin
The Telegraph
January 17, 2011

Russian nuclear scientists are providing technical assistance to Iran’s attempts activate the country’s first nuclear power plant at the Gulf port.

But they have raised serious concerns about the extensive damage caused to the plant’s computer systems by the mysterious Stuxnet virus, which was discovered last year and is widely believed to have been the result of a sophisticated joint US-Israeli cyber attack.

Russia raises concerns over safety of Iranian Bushehr nuclear plant (PHOTO: REX)

According to Western intelligence reports, Russian scientists warned the Kremlin that they could be facing “another Chernobyl” if they were forced to comply with Iran’s tight deadline to activate the complex this summer…

READ FULL REPORT HERE