e-News bulletin 18 May 2018

 
E-NEWS BULLETIN 18 May 2018 Links to present possibilities
Editorial
On the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, the people that were expelled to make way for this ethnocratic colony still resist. They call their forced removal from their homes in 1948 Al Nakba, the catastrophe that would see the original inhabitants of historical Palestine and their descendants living lives as refugees. Still holding on to their right to return, thousands have been marching to the border of Gaza with Israel since 30 March.

The Israeli Occupation Force has been raining teargas on the demonstrations and snipers have been shooting protesters with clear and deliberate intention to maim or kill. The ammunition they have been using are bullets designed to explode on impact to cause maximum injury. On Monday 14 May alone, 59 protesters were killed, including 6 children. The day's clash was inflamed by the opening in Jerusalem of the US Embassy, a relocation from Tel Aviv that affirms Israel's claim on Jerusalem as it's capital city.

Justifying its genocidal attack, Israel clutches on to the idea that the Great March of Return is a march of terrorists, that Hamas even puts children in the line of fire to shame Israelis for the casualties. The cloak of terrorism that Zionists seek to hide the atrocities of the Israeli regime with has slipped down to their ankles, so low that there's no hiding the naked racism. Because they sacrifice their children, don't they? For unarmed Palestinians to be legitimate targets for snipers, there's also with every shot a growing realisation - 'incremental' as ilan Pappe contends - that this is genocide.

SOUTH AFRICA

killing the otherCommemorating 10 Years since the Xenophobic Attacks

Killing the Other - an exhibition by journalists James Oatway and Alon Skuy, opening 17 May at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, 1 Duncombe Rd, Johannesburg.
jhbholocaust.co.za/

Freedom Isn't Free - The Freedom Charter today:
a WWMP production on Encounters programme

The 20th Encounters International Documentary Film Festival is running from 31 May to 10 June in Johannesburg and Cape Town theatres. The line-up includes documentaries that focus on influential women like Thuli Madonsela, the British-Sri Lankan hip-hop star M.I.A. and Vivienne Westwood. Proudly representing Workers' World on the programme and making its first public debut will be Freedom is not Free - The Freedom Charter today.
 

INTERNATIONAL

mumbai slums[VIDEO] Why half of Mumbai lives in slums even as 500,000 houses lie empty

Both the public and private sector have been unable to provide housing for the urban poor. scroll.in/video/

[VIDEO] SEIU Nurses Say "Zuck Off" At SF General Hospital and Remove Zuckerberg's Name

SEIU nurses from California demanded an end to spying on patients at the San Francisco General Hospital which has been renamed the Zuckerberg General Hospital.
 

PALESTINE

resistance in gazaKill and Kill and Kill

In Gaza on Monday, Israeli army snipers shot and killed 58 Palestinians - including six children - and injured almost three thousand others. At exactly the same time, a glittering reception barely fifty miles away in Jerusalem, Jared Kushner and an elegant Ivanka Trump oversaw the opening of Donald Trump’s new embassy there - the entirety of Zionism’s murderous conflict with the Palestinian people in a picture. counterpunch.org/

the-ethnic-cleansing-of-palestineIsrael, the Holocaust and the Nakba

Sixty years ago half of Palestine's population was expelled when the state of Israel was created. Acclaimed anti-Zionist historian Ilan Pappe looks at the legacy of the Nazi persecution of Jews, and the complicity of world leaders, past and present, in maintaining the occupation in Palestine. socialistreview.org.uk/

Israel Repurposes Old Nakba Myths to Justify the Massacre in Gaza

Israel has been working to manage western perceptions of the protests in Gaza – and its response – in ways designed to discredit the outpouring of anger from Palestinians, presenting the protests as a “security threat”. counterpunch.org/
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BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF MARX

rosa luxemburg gravestoneRosa Luxemburg: The unsung hero of postcolonial theory

Luxemburg's work gave the postcolonial theorist a veritable voice at the global gathering of critical Marxist thinking. aljazeera.com/

 
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