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Joining the freedom flotilla to break Gaza blockade is a necessity

June 19, 2011


Sylvia Hale June 20, 2011Comments 36 Yesterday, I left for Europe to join the flotilla to break the blockade of Gaza, along with fellow Australians Vivienne Porzsolt, of Jews Against the Occupation, and Michael Coleman, a youth worker. People ask me why I’m going. I reply by recalling my experiences in Gaza last July […]

Spanish young people protest against the socio-economic conditions in Spain

May 20, 2011


[youtube: Wonderful to see young people lead social change!

Palestine Strings!

May 15, 2011


Enjoy this wonderful performance by this group of young people who obviously enjoy playing music together.  This was filmed in Birzeit, Palestine. My thanks to my good friend Hania for passing it on.  As she says, please watch till the end to get the full impact of what playing together means for this group of […]

London Protests

March 27, 2011


‘Counter-Revolution’ Working Against Arab Spring, Saadawi Says

March 20, 2011


By Caroline Alexander – Mar 18, 2011 3:36 AM ET Thu Mar 17 16:36:23 GMT 2011 International communities must show solidarity with those rebelling against autocratic rule in the Middle East and North Africa because the tide is turning against the Arab Spring, said Nawal El Saadawi, an Egyptian political activist of more than four […]

The woman who started it all in Egypt

February 7, 2011


  if you’ve been asking how did this uprising begin in Egypt, please watch this heartfelt video from the woman who started it all.  Asmaa Mahfouz had had enough one day and decided to act.  Her calls for action resonated among a people similarly angry about the injustice perpetrated by an illegitimate, unjust and  autocratic […]

Diary of an Egyptian rebel: we will not turn back

February 5, 2011


Ahdaf Soueif looks back on a week of deceit and violence in Egypt – and finds it has also been a week of hope and democracy in action, Friday 4 February 2011 20.40 GMT An anti-government protester takes a break from the demonstrations against president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo today. Photograph: Sean Smith for […]