Rebellion reaches Assad’s hometown

posted October 10, 2012 by Anti Imperialist Camp On September 28, 2012, an incident of great significance is being reported to have taken place in Qardaha, the hometown of the Assad family. It is situated in the costal mountains above Lattaqia and origin of many influential Allawi clans. Members of the Khayyer family publicly reproached…

US-Led Iran Sanctions Putting Millions of Lives at Risk, Iranian Charity Says

posted October 18, 2012 by CASMII US-led economic sanctions are putting millions of Iranian lives are at risk by blocking the importing of medicines and hospital equipment, according to country’s top medical charity.   Fatemeh Hashemi, head of the Charity Foundation for Special Diseases, a non-government organisation supporting six million patients in Iran, is warning…

Palestine solidarity billboards go up across South Africa

posted  October 12, 2012 by windowintopalestine   Dear Friends and Comrades, The Palestinian solidarity movement in South Africa (through BDS South Africa and the Palestine Solidarity Alliance) have taken out over 12 billboards (large outdoor displays) across the country graphically explaining the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian lands and the dispossession of the Palestinian people. More than five billboards…

Buying ‘Justice’

by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship posted October 18, 2012 by Consortiumnews Powerful corporations and right-wing interest groups are taking aim at state judges around the country who have ruled the “wrong” way and who can be tossed out via elections. This new flood of campaign cash is creating a system of justice for the highest…

Israeli officials “honor” settler who tortured Palestinian child, leaving him naked and bound

Posted October 8, 2012 by Intifada Frequent and rising Israeli settler attacks on Palestinians almost always go unpunished. Indeed, often, Israeli soldiers stand by and watch as Israeli settlers go on the rampage. The situation is so bad that a boy like Yousef Ikhlayl, 17, can be killed and there is no investigation or accountability.…