Patrick Mac Manus's Blog – September 2010 Archive (55)

The Truth About Israel’s Land Grab in The West Bank

Drawing on official Israeli military maps and population statistics, the leading Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, compiled new findings that show that over

300,000 Jewish settlers now control more than 42 per cent of the occupied West

Bank. …







Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 30, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Appeal for international monitors to observe the trial!

151 senior Kurdish politicians and lawyers on trial on 18 October in Diyarbakir…





As

western politicians, including…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 30, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

The Struggle in Silwan

The East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan has been tense for months with clashes breaking out between protesting Palestinian youths and Israeli security forces on a regular basis.



Jerusalem municipality has demolished many Palestinian

homes. The planned demolition of dozens more…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 29, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Europe Offers Tax Benefits for Illegal Settlements

Organisations raising funds to benefit the Israeli army and illegal settlements in the West Bank enjoy tax-exempt status in Europe.





The Sar-El Foundation is one of several groups working in the Netherlands dedicated to supporting the Israel Defence Forces.…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 29, 2010 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Statistics show that 120 Jewish settlements expanded during the "freeze"





Statistics show that 120 Jewish settlements expanded during the "freeze" As the ramifications of the Israeli decision not to extend the

moratorium on settlement building are being digested, statistics released by

the Land Research Centre show that 120 illegal Jewish settlements were expanded

during the 10 months of the supposed "freeze". The expansion of the

120 settlements is thought to be in respect of 1,520 housing…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 29, 2010 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Dozens of Arab families may be evicted from East Jerusalem neighbourhood under court ruling

An Israeli Supreme Court ruling allows settler groups to move into dozens more homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.





Justices Yoram Danziger, Esther Hayut and Miriam Naor unanimously rejected an appeal by…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 28, 2010 at 4:08pm — No Comments

No Closure without Addressing the Nakba

Facts that cannot be denied regarding the Palestinian-Israeli issue: the conflict did not start in 1967; Arab Palestinians constituted seventy-five percent of the total population and owned

around 94.2 % of the land in Palestine by the end of the Mandate in 1948; and

majority of the Palestinians today are refugees scattered throughout the world.…



Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 28, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Kurdish leader sentenced to prison

The leader of Turkey's largest pro-Kurdish party in parliament was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Tuesday for disseminating propaganda in favour of Kurdish PKK rebels, state news Anatolian

said.





The sentence against…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 28, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Situation in Israeli jails could blow up any moment!

Specialist in prisoners’ affairs Abdelnasser Farwana warned that the situation in Israeli prisons could explode any moment as a result of the escalating Israeli violations

against Palestinian prisoners.





In a statement,…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 27, 2010 at 4:29pm — No Comments

International justice urged for war crimes in Gaza

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been urged to decide whether it can investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the

2008-9 conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.





The Human Rights Council must make the same decision after it considers…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 27, 2010 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Meaningful Talks on Palestine...

The international community has unfinished business to take care of before meaningful talks can take place. And it stands to reason that the correct sequence of events should be:





1. Israel ends the occupation and…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 25, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Colombia’s FARC urges peace talks with Bogota



The Colombian guerilla group FARC has called for a peaceful solution to its conflict with Bogota but has refused to lay down its arms and surrender.…





Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 25, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Our Hebron: A Ghost Town Guarded by Israeli Soldiers

The centre of the city, the second largest in the West Bank, is no longer the lively place it once was. Now, a Jewish settlement dominates the heart of the

city.…



Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 24, 2010 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Turkey: Is a Kurdish School Boycott a Sign of the Future?

Have Turkey's Kurds discovered the power of Gandhi and Rosa Parks?





It certainly looked that way in mid-September as thousands of school children across Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast stayed away from school to protest the

lack of Kurdish-language education in…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 24, 2010 at 4:01pm — No Comments

African Women Writing Resistance

African women are too often presented in scholarly and media accounts as passive, pathetic victims of harsh circumstances, rather than as autonomous creative agents making positive

changes in their lives.





Confronting…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 23, 2010 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Palestine: The Right of Return is Sacred



The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) expresses its concerns over the statement of ex-Israeli primer, Ehud Olmert, in which he stated that the previous U.S

administration led by George Bush, offered resettling 100 thousand Palestinian

refugees, affectively terminating the right of return, a key component to peace

enshrined under international law.



Olmert's statements…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 20, 2010 at 7:15pm — No Comments

U.S. Gives $30 Million to Colombian Armed Forces: Why?

The U.S. State Department has given certification to Congress that Colombia meets “statutory criteria related to human rights.” This disburses the last funds that the U.S. pledged to

give the Colombian military, an amount exceeding $30 million.…





Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 17, 2010 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Children Psychologically Scarred by Israeli Palestinian War

War is hell, and not just for the adults who typically fight it. A recent study notes that Palestinian and Israeli children are being psychologically scarred by the violence that surrounds them.

“Violence is a contagious disease just like smallpox and typhoid, and children

are particularly susceptible to catching it,” warns the project’s principal

investigator, psychologist Rowell…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 17, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments

For a Solution in Colombia

"It is impossible to sign a treaty with a country that has mass graves, corpses, presidents facing criminal charges over paramilitary ties and ongoing assassinations."





Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba calls on…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 16, 2010 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Thomas Paine: If There Must Be Trouble…

Man is not the enemy of man but through the medium of a false system of government.





The circumstances of the world are continually changing, and the opinions of man change also; and as government is for the living, and not…

Continue

Added by Patrick Mac Manus on September 14, 2010 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Sponsored Link

Please Pay What You Can to Support PCDN

Please consider Paying What You Can to help PCDN grow. We encourage you to consider any amount from $1 and up. Read the SUPPORT page prior to making a payment to see PCDN's impact and how your payment will help.

Sponsored Link

Translate This Page



PCDN NETWORK TWITTER FEED

PCDN Guidelines and Share Pages

By using this site you're agreeing to the terms of use as outlined in the community guidelines (in particular PCDN is an open network indexed by Google and users should review the privacy options). Please note individual requests for funding or jobs are NOT permitted on the network.

Click BELOW to share site resources Bookmark and Share
or Share on LINKEDIN


FOLLOW PCDN on TWITTER, FACEBOOK or GOOGLE+

Google+

 

Latest Activity

jonathan power posted discussions
1 hour ago
James W. McCue replied to James W. McCue's discussion NCRP Capstone Topic Question Follow-up
2 hours ago
James W. McCue replied to James W. McCue's discussion NCRP Capstone Topic Question Follow-up
2 hours ago
Melanie Lindayen updated their profile
2 hours ago
Community Help Community posted a discussion
5 hours ago
Sam Ajufoh posted a discussion
6 hours ago
Sam Ajufoh posted a status
"International Conference on Religion and Politics from 3-6th of December 2014 in Lagos Nigeria. To register contact actionforcd@yahoo.com"
6 hours ago
Profile IconMarie-France Vary, Hugh Castaneda Orozco, Eric J. Roberts and 7 more joined Peace and Collaborative Development Network
7 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Craig Zelizer.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service