Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian writer and the author of the international bestselling novel, Mornings in Jenin (Bloomsbury 2010). She is also the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, an NGO for children.
by Susan Abulhawa from Al Jazeera with thanks When I was a little girl, like many women of my generation who grew up watching American television shows (even if they were dubbed in Arabic), I used to twirl and twirl, trying to attain super powers like Wonder Woman. I would twitch my nose to magically transform my surroundings, like Samantha from Bewitched.
These female characters were exceptions among the docile housewives, the efficient secretaries, and damsels in distress that pervaded the popular media of my time. Wonder Woman and Samantha had the power to change their lives, even if that power had to remain hidden, forever a secret. Continue reading “How Wonder Woman turned from a Hero to a War Crimes Supporter.”
‘‘The nation State takes advantage of our nationalist feelings to concentrate corruption, control and money. The religious nation state is 10 times worse, guaranteeing totalitarian control by psychotic power freaks… Then there is the religious state claiming to be the ‘Chosen Race’ and just one ethnic group, like Israel, which is a recipe for fascist genocide”
Anonymous ‘knocks out’ Mossad website over Israel’s Gaza offensive
Hacker group Anonymous has taken down the website of the Israeli secret service Mossad in protest of Israel’s military incursion in Gaza. The ‘hacktivists’ have already targeted a number of organizations in their mission to stop the “genocide.”
Mossad’s website went offline at around 00:40 GMT and is still down at the time of writing. The Israeli government has yet to make any comment on the supposed hack attack.
Anonymous launched a hacking campaign against Israel coinciding with the beginning of Operation Protective Edge on July 7. Continue reading “Anonymous vs Israel.. War is the health of the psychotic religious State,”
How a local police force proudly learns the latest murder and torture techniques in Israel
“Public security” training for police forces in Catalonia – or how to wage war on your own civilian population to protect the investments of bankster criminals.
Great news! By just 13 votes the Brit Parliament voted against bombing Syria.
This, along with Arab League failure to endorse, French backing off and a snowballing anti-war campaign at home MAY BE ENOUGH to stop the US attacking Syria.
Bad news for US corporations and the arms market. Bad news for the Israelis, for all the imperialist, racist and sexist warmongers who get hot on the idea of blowing people to pieces for their own profit and prestige. Continue reading “Good News At Last! .. Syria Bombing to be Cancelled?”
UPDATE 6th MAY
Re-Blogging this from a few months baxck as the US gets ready to start bombing, with the ridiculous pretext of chemical weapons, see here Washington fabricates chemical weapons pretext for war against Syria and Israel already started bombing...
STOP STOP STOP THEM NOW
The final logic of Capitalism is war. The excuse of a ‘chemical weapons’ in Syria is as false as Saddam’s secret weapons. This time round more millions of innocents will die, to boost the profits of the US ‘War Economy’ Corporations who control the US Congress. This time round there is little protest, nobody believes they can be serious, but this war is becoming daily more certain. Now is the time for the US and UK public to stop a barbaric air blitz…
NATO poised to invade Syria – U.S. fleet on Syrian coast, 10,000 troops ready to go
In fact, we may be so close to another mid-eastern war that Syrian President Bashir Al-Assad is emphatically trying to find an exit: Continue reading “US set to bomb #Syria with Ridiculous Pretext.”
#PalHunger | millions of people to support Electronic media campaign in support of hunger striking prisoners
December 15, 2012 by occupiedpalestine
AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Dozens of Palestinian activists have been organizing the largest media campaign to support the hunger striking prisoners in Israeli jails via different social networking sites.
The campaigners said that next Monday will be an international day of solidarity with the hunger strikers in the Israeli jails, especially the captives Samer al-Issawi and Ayman Sharawna, who have been refusing food for nearly half a year.
Dozens of Palestinian and Arab pages on the social networking sites, as Facebook and Twitter, will participate in the campaign, in addition to the participation of the largest Arab networks, the local radio stations and the Palestinian satellite channels on the social networking sites. Continue reading “Support Palestinian Prisoners on Hungerstrike”
Protest on Mon 19 Nov against proposed £4.7 bn contract for Israeli occupation profiteer
|Tuesday, 13 November 2012 22:50
|The No to Veolia Action Group will be outside Haringey Civic Centre on Monday at 19:00 as part of its ‘Protest Blitz’, urging councillors not to award a waste management contract to Veolia, a company that profits from the occupation of Palestine.
The North London Waste Authority, which covers seven boroughs, is soon to award a £4.7 billion contract for waste management, and campaigners want Veolia excluded from the tendering process. Continue reading “Protest vs. Israeli Occupation Profiteer’s $5bn contract”