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Iran against the Kurds

Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 1:13 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

Earlier this week, the Iranian News Agency announced that units of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had crossed the border into Iraq. Their mission - to attack, disable and destroy military bases belonging to PEJAK, a Kurdish militant group. Accusing PEJAK of being ... More >>

Palestinians turn against Syria, their long-time advocate

Monday, 25 July 2011, 12:32 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

While stripped of their nationality in Jordan and living in Lebanon in the worst socio-economic conditions of any in their community, Palestinian refugees in Syria have long enjoyed comparably better circumstances, including equal rights with citizens. More >>

Anti-Zionism growing among Jews

Monday, 11 July 2011, 3:00 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

A large group of Jewish activists opposed to the Zionist ideology are challenging Israel's occupation, racist and colonial policies against Palestinians and calling for the return of Palestinian refugees. More >>

A Warning from Jewish Intellectuals in 1948 on Israel

Friday, 8 July 2011, 3:04 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social ... More >>

Israel and South Africa: Apartheid in duplicate

Monday, 4 July 2011, 12:38 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

In a peculiar twist of history both Zionist Israel and Apartheid South Africa came into existence in May 1948; they went on to become something of a grim double act. The architect of Apartheid, Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, liked to equate the history and ... More >>

Palestine's Hidden History of Non-violence

Friday, 20 May 2011, 1:53 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

There is a long, rich history of non-violent Palestinian resistance dating back well before 1948, when the state of Israel was established atop a depopulated Palestine. It has just never captured the world's attention the way violent acts have. More >>

Nakba: A Forbidden Past

Friday, 1 April 2011, 10:13 am | Patrick Mac Manus

A bill was passed by the Israeli Knesset which calls on the government to deny funding to any organization, institution or municipality that commemorates the founding of the Israeli state as a day of mourning. The bill has become known as the "Nakba bill," ... More >>

Open letter: I wish you Egypt!

Saturday, 26 March 2011, 11:31 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

I wish you empowerment to resist; to fight for social and economic justice; to win your real freedom and equal rights. More >>

Risings of the People: From Algeria to Yemen

Friday, 25 March 2011, 10:06 am | Patrick Mac Manus

Unrest has swept across the Middle East and North Africa, sparked by an uprising in Tunisia that led to the ouster of the country's ruler. Here an overview of the risings. More >>

Palestinian Refugees: A Surplus Population?

Tuesday, 15 March 2011, 1:30 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

Despite 20 years of peace diplomacy, the majority of the Palestinian people remain in forced exile, mainly as refugees and/or stateless persons vulnerable to persecution and renewed displacement in their host countries. The root causes of Palestinian ... More >>

Anniversary 1911-2011: International Women’s Day

Friday, 4 March 2011, 1:30 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

It was Clara Zetkin, a leading socialist of her time who introduced a proposal, which called for an annual international socialist women’s day. More >>

PKK Revokes Cease-Fire in Turkey

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 11:34 am | Patrick Mac Manus

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) ends the six-month cease-fire in a statement published on its news agency, Firat. The statement blames intransigence on the part of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for the decision. More >>

The Palestine Papers: Betrayals of Palestine

Wednesday, 16 February 2011, 1:34 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

Following the leak of some 1600 documents a selection known as the Palestine Papers were released by Al Jazeera and the Guardian newspaper; they highlight previously unknown details relating to the peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. ... More >>

Egypt opens a new chapter for Palestine

Sunday, 13 February 2011, 12:28 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

The Egyptian people could not have chosen a better date than 11 February to bring down the Mubarak dictatorship. It was on 11 February 1250 that the Egyptian army led by the Ayyubid Sultan Turanshah defeated the Seventh Crusade led by King Louis ... More >>

Poems of Resistance: 7 Poems for Palestine

Friday, 28 January 2011, 9:33 am | Patrick Mac Manus

The sun walks through the border Guns keep silent A skylark starts its morning song In Tulkarem And flies away to sup With the birds of a Kibbutz A lonely donkey strolls Across the firing line Unheeded by the watching squad But for me, your ousted son, ... More >>

Poems of Political Prisoners: Twelve Poets

Thursday, 27 January 2011, 11:46 am | Patrick Mac Manus

During my long, boring hours of spare time I sit to play with the earth’s sphere. I establish countries without police or parties and I scrap others that no longer attract consumers. I run roaring rivers through barren deserts and I create continents ... More >>

The collective punishment of the population of Gaza…

Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 10:26 am | Patrick Mac Manus

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has released a new report on the “ Illegal Closure of the Gaza Strip: Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population ”. More >>

The Military Court of Israel: Some Details

Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 11:37 am | Patrick Mac Manus

The military courts are established after Israel occupies the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 to administer Palestinians charged with security-related and criminal offences. Following the occupation, Israel establishes a unique permanent legal system under ... More >>

Eight Years Imprisonment for 4,000 Murders in Colombia

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 1:35 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

Jorge Ivan Laverde, a former Colombian paramilitary chief who confessed to ordering approximately 4,000 murders and using an oven to dispose of the bodies, was sentenced to eight years in prison. Laverde, who turned himself in six years ago, lead of one ... More >>

Sri Lankan president responsible for massacre of Tamils

Thursday, 2 December 2010, 1:12 pm | Patrick Mac Manus

American diplomats believed that the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, bore responsibility for a massacre last year that is the subject of a UN war crimes enquiry, according to a leaked US cable. More >>