Posts Tagged ‘Israel’
Letter of solidarity from anarchist prisoners in Korydallos Prison to Palestinian hungerstrikers (Greece, Israel, Palestine)
Friday, April 28th, 2017
The struggles of the Palestinian political prisoners are directly and inextricably
connected with the overall struggle of the Palestinian people. 70 percent of the
Palestinian families have at least one member that has been imprisoned for
action against the state of Israel. 20 percent of the total population has been
imprisoned at least once in their life while according to other estimations 40
percent of the male population has been imprisoned at some point in their life
within the past 30 years.
Another revealing manifestation of the situation the Palestinian strugglers find
themselves in while inside the Israeli prisons is the fact that until 1999 “mild
torture” during interrogation was considered legitimate practice by law. These
tortures included- among others – deprivation of sleep, immobilization in an
uncomfortable body posture, loud music, exposure to extremely cold or hot
temperatures, placement of malodorous cloths over the face etc. In 1999 the
supreme court of Israel upheld that in certain cases these practices were illegal
and thus imposed some restrictions. These restrictions did not, however, rule
out force-feeding as illegal in accordance with the UN provisions.
On the 1st of May 2000 almost 1000 out of the 1650 Palestinian political
prisoners participated in a large-scale hunger strike that lasted one month,
demanding better living conditions, better treatment by the guards, family visits,
abolition of the solitary confinement, access to healthcare and release of political
prisoners. During the solidarity demonstrations seven Palestinians lost their
lives while one thousand got injured. Meanwhile, sixty Israelis got injured, too.
On the 31st of the same month the government of Israel satisfied some of the
Tags: Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Antonis Stamboulos, Argiris Dalios, Dimitris Politis, Fivos Harisis, Gaza, Giannis Michailidis, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Greece, Grigoris Sarafoudis, Hamas, Hunger Strike, International Solidarity, Israel, Korydallos Prison, Letter, Palestine, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Tasos Theofilou
Posted in Prison Struggle
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Notre appel en hommage au camarade Cemil.
Élargissons la solidarité révolutionnaire depuis la Turquie, du Kurdistan jusqu’à Palestine !
Les captifs patriotes, révolutionnaires ne sont pas seuls !
L’État fasciste turc et l’État raciste sioniste d’Israël se rivalisent à torturer et à sauvagement attaquer les captifs progressistes, patriotes et révolutionnaires.
Mohammed Alan, captif palestinien en grève de la faim depuis plus de deux mois, est dans un état critique, branché par les fascistes sionistes qui tentent de le nourrir contre son gré. Face à de lourdes conditions d’isolation, des attaques visant les familles des captifs, des fouilles corporelles dégradantes, de lourdes tortures appliquées mêmes en cas de transferts vers les hôpitaux, de centaines de captifs palestiniens, membres de différentes organisations parmi lesquelles AL FATAH et le FPLP, poursuivent la grève de la faim. (more…)
'The Split' – Chapter 9 of the book 'Radical Peace: People Refusing War' By William T. Hathaway (USA, Israel)
Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Differences over Israel tear apart a Jewish marriage
Chapter 9 the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway
Stan and Hannah Cooper are friends of mine from college days. Both are Jewish, but they have diametrically opposed views about Israel, and their differences have become so bitter that they’ve decided to divorce. As the three of us talked about this, it became clear that their dispute is a microcosm of the conflict that is tearing the Jewish community apart and also destroying lives in an increasingly large part of the world.
William: Your differences must have become quite serious if you’ve decided to end your marriage after all these years.
Stan: Well, these are very serious issues. If you take the Holocaust seriously, you have to support Israel. And Hannah doesn’t. If she has her way, if the people she supports come to power in Israel and the USA, they’ll stop resisting the terrorists and become holier than thou pacifists while the Arabs push the Jews into the sea and blow up half the USA. Then the pacifists will cry about what a tragedy it all is.
Well, I’m not going through another tragedy. I’m not going to see America and Israel destroyed because we didn’t have the courage to stand up to fanatics. I’m not going to have our generation go through something like our grandparent’s went through. Once is enough, once was way too many, and now we finally have to defend ourselves. (more…)
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
The invaders have surrounded and attacked us, conquered here and there, and built their bases in our lands. So we attack the invaders where we can, determined to retake our lands and drive them out. We would prefer not to be warriors. We would rather raise our children in the ways of kindness. But for our children to have a future, we must now be warriors. So be it.
In Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan this war is most intense, but it is a international war, and people of every religion and race are under attack. The capitalist class is assaulting us worldwide, throttling our hopes of decent lives. We’re now all in the same boat, a global Mavi Marmara, so our resistance must be global. Our foe is not only the Zionists but the forces of Western imperialism of which they are a part. To survive, we must set aside our religious and political differences and form a united front. Shias, Sunnis, secularists and socialists need to work together to defeat our common enemy. If we join in solidarity, we can win. Otherwise the imperialists will continue to divide and rule.
Non-violent opposition is important but not sufficient. To be effective in this war, it must be coupled with armed struggle. (more…)
Tags: Afghanistan, Globalizing the Intifada, Intifada, Iraq, Israel, Mahatma Gandhi, Mavi Marmara, Non-violence/pacifism, Palestine, Revolutionary Violence, Turkey, War, William T. Hathaway
Posted in Library
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
“Group of Popular Fighters”, which in the past had carried out an attack with Kalashnikovs against the German ambassador’s residence in the Athens suburb of Halandri on 13 December 2013, has taken responsibility for a similar attack on the Israeli Embassy which took place 12 December 2014.
Last week an anonymous caller rang mainstream news outlet Efimerida ton Syntakton and told them where they could find the USB stick which contained the claim. The document of responsibility is 19 pages long and has not been released yet.
The armed attack against the embassy followed a similar operational detail as used in their previous attacks, validating their claim, plus the results of the forensic ballistics confirmed that the weapons used in the attack were the same as the previous bloodless and highly-symbolic attacks which the group has taken responsibility for.
The armed group first appeared on 14 January 2013 when it carried out an attack on the New Democracy party headquarters on Sigrou Avenue. The group took responsibility for the attack in a statement released six months later.
During that attack a group of four people had attempted to fire a rocket at the offices, which however failed, as was explained in the communique issued by the group.
Another attacker subsequently fired 9 bullets at a window on the third floor. The bullets penetrated the glass with one bullet falling adjacent to (Ex-President) Antonis Samaras’s desk.
The attackers then left the scene in a Toyota Corolla that had been stolen a few days earlier. The charred remains of the vehicle was found in an empty lot 3-4 kilometers away.
The group’s second attack came on the 30 December 2013 when at least 4 people arrived outside the residence of the German Ambassador Wolfgang Dolt in the Athens suburb of Halandri. From the street the attackers sprayed the building with at least 60 bullets. The majority struck the outside of building including the outside wall of the room in which the ambassador’s daughter was sleeping. Another bullet entered the living room of an apartment behind the ambassador’s residence.
A statement was later issued claiming responsibility for the attack in which they stated that it had been carried out in memory of Dimitris Christoulas, a man who had committed suicide in Syntagma Square in April of 2012. “Dimitris Christoulas made the choice to give his life a tragic ending, as opposed to living a tragic life,” the authors wrote, adding, “However this act was not isolated, it did not concern only him and the dead end he had reached.”
In the same declaration the group revealed a double failure in its attempts to strike a Mercedes Benz dealership in a northern suburb of Athens with a shoulder fired missile on the 12th of January 2014, writing:
“On Sunday the 12-01-14 at about 23.00 we succeeded in approaching the target without being seen and this time we attempted to not have a repeat of last year’s misfortune outside of the offices of New Democracy, despite the fact that we came close to this outcome. And this because on the first attempt to fire a rocket against the offices of Mercedes, it once again failed due to faulty ammunition, however this time we employed the second rocket that we had brought with us and which ultimately fired normally and took the predetermined course. The fact that even as this text is being written about our attack it hasn’t become – in any way – known to enforcement authorities and to the media leads us to the following conclusions: either there has been a pathetic attempt to cover up the action (which will be revealed in the coming days after the publication of this declaration), or, because of our erroneous choice of shooting position, (possibly far from the target) the rocket did not travel the desired distance and is located around the perimeter of the Mercedes-Benz offices.”