Violence in Rohingya

Muslims in Arakan, Burma Breaking News: June 17, 2012 Security forces arrest Rohingya in Maungdaw The security forces – police, Hluntin, Burma border security force (Nasaka) and Army – are arresting the Rohingya community in different villages of Maungdaw today (June 17, 2012). The security forces are searching among the youth of Rohingya, elders from…

“A seriously uncomfortable afternoon” for Israel’s sporting ambassadors in Scotland

posted June 18, 2012 by Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign According to the Herald on Sunday, “It wasn’t much fun being an Israeli footballer at Tynecastle yesterday. Lashed by the rain, barracked by pro-Palestinian demonstrators – and seven goals down at half-time…against a noisy backdrop of protests about the imprisonment of Palestinian footballers. The Israeli national…

CI Letter to Malaysian PM: Act now for Mahmoud Sarsak on 88th day of hunger strike

15th June 2012   Y.A.B Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia Prime Minister’s Office Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya   Assalamu’alaikum wr wb Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri,   URGENT: Act now for Mahmoud  Sarsak on 88th day of hunger strike   As…

Congress Pushes for War with Iran

by Stephen Zunes posted June 14, 2012 by Foreign Policy In Focus In another resolution apparently designed to prepare for war against Iran, the U.S. House of Representatives, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan 401–11 vote, has passed a resolution (HR 568) urging the president to oppose any policy toward Iran “that would rely on containment as…