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:: ONU - XX Assemblea Generale (1965):
XX Assemblea Generale dell’ONU (1965)
dichiara "la legittimità della
lotta da parte dei popoli sotto
oppressione coloniale, per esercitare il
loro diritto all' autodeter-
Inoltre, l'Assemblea invita "tutti
gli Stati a fornire assistenza morale e
materiale ai movimenti di liberazione
nazionale nei territori coloniali".
- Risoluzione 1514
Generale dichiara che: la soggezione dei
popoli a dominio straniero, conquista e
asservimento costituisce una negazione
dei diritti umani fondamentali, è
contraria alla Carta delle Nazioni Unite
ed è un impedimento alla promozione
della pace e della cooperazione mondiali.
Tutti i popoli hanno diritto
minazione; in virtù di
tale diritto essi devono liberamente
determinare il loro status politico e
liberamente perseguire il loro sviluppo
economico, sociale e culturale".
di Ginevra, Protocollo Addizionale I
armata può essere usata, come ultima
risorsa, come mezzo per esercitare il
diritto all' autodeter-
base allo Statuto del Tribunale penale
internazionale, sono definiti “crimini
(1) attacchi lanciati intenzionalmente
contro popolazione civili in quanto tali
o contro civili che non prendano
direttamente parte alle ostilità;
(4) attacchi lanciati intenzionalmente
nella consapevolezza che gli stessi
avranno come conseguenza la perdita di
vite umane tra la popolazione civile, e
lesioni a civili o danni a proprietà
civili ovvero danni diffusi duraturi e
gravi all’ambiente naturale che siano
manifestamente eccessivi rispetto all’insieme
dei concreti e diretti i vantaggi
:: Iraq anthem
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Iraq`s Economy under Occupation: Numerous War Crimes and Human Rights Violations
By Aziz Alkazaz
March 6, 2014 - The Anglo-American war against Iraq overthrew its political and institutional regime and led to the occupation. Nearly all the state and its basic institutions as well as the civil instellations belonging to the Iraqi community were destroyed. The infrastructure facilities which have been destroyed included power transmission lines, communication systems, potable water and sewage treating plants, medical and education centers, irrigation plants, high ways, bridges, factories, government buildings, ware houses, university labs and scientific research centers, the basic services in industry and agriculture, in short: all things necessary for the efficient performance of the government and the society as a whole...
continua / continued  [ 08-mar-2014 16:37 ECT ]
Iraq: US$103 million appeal to help Anbar IDPs
March 6, 2014 -... The number of deaths caused by the fighting in Anbar remains unknown. This week a UNAMI statement said that during the month of February 703 people were killed and 1,381 injured across Iraq due to violence and "terror" acts, but those figures did not include Anbar. It cited a report - which it stressed it had not been able to verify - from the Health Committee of the Provincial Council of Anbar, which said that in February 298 civilians had been killed there, and a further 1,198 injured. Zaina* and her husband Mazen* have been staying in a motel in the city of Sulaymaniyah since fleeing Anbar’s capital Ramadi in the middle of January. They are two of an estimated 30,000 recently displaced people now in Kurdistan."I could see bombs falling like rain on the streets, on children," said a tearful Zaina, 52, who left her 18-year-old son with her sister in a village in Anbar. "Everything was being destroyed. Fuel and food were becoming very expensive, everything was being shut down. I have a hairdressing salon. It was damaged, so was our house, so we just left and came here."...
continua / continued  [ 08-mar-2014 02:33 ECT ]
Interview: Remi Kanazi on BDS and 'hurt feelings'
By Alex Shams
March 6, 2014 - "This Divestment Bill Hurts My Feelings" is a video collaboration with Palestinian director, animator, and co-founder of Palestinian hip-hop group DAM, Suhel Nafar. The video, based on a poem I wrote, attempts to deconstruct and debunk the spurious arguments against divestment on college campuses. Integrating animation, typography, and motion graphics, we attempted to present a visually stimulating experience, while concretely laying out the case for divestment. Zionist students on campus inspired the title. In an effort to derail divestment resolutions, students would often profess that divestment "hurt their feelings." My hope is that the video educates, pushes people to act, sways people on the fence, and ultimately serves as a resource for those promoting divestment on campus...
continua / continued  [ 08-mar-2014 00:42 ECT ]
Life after Guantánamo: Stories from Afghanistan
March 6, 2014 - ...As Dawood Azami notes in his article, 220 of the 779 prisoners held at Guantánamo throughout its long and inglorious 12-year history were Afghans — and 19 are still held. Many, as I first discovered for my book The Guantánamo Files in 2006 and 2007, and have written about since in my articles, were unwilling Taliban conscripts, or even, in as many as a few dozen cases, people who were working for the Americans in Afghanistan, but were seized and sent to Guantánamo because rivals told lies about them, and no one in the US military or the intelligence services was providing the kind of overview required to work out who was telling the truth....
continua / continued  [ 07-mar-2014 20:34 ECT ]
A Few Surprises in the New Guantánamo Prisoner List -
March 5, 2014 - On February 20, my friend and colleague, the investigative journalist Jason Leopold, published a prisoner list from Guantánamo, which he had just obtained from the Pentagon, and which had not previously been made public. The list, "71 Guantánamo Detalnees Determined Eligible to Receive a Periodic Review Board as of April 19, 2013," identifies, by name, 71 of the 166 prisoners who were held at the time, and, as Jason explained in an accompanying article: The unclassified two-page list was obtained by Al Jazeera in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed last July, immediately after a Defense Department official began notifying attorneys for some prisoners that parole hearings would begin in an effort to empty out Guantánamo and help President Barack Obama make good on his five-year-old promise to shutter the detention facility...
continua / continued  [ 07-mar-2014 02:07 ECT ]
Saving al-Aqsa mosque
March 5, 2014 -It was on February 25, 1994, that US-born Jewish extremist Baruch Goldstein stormed into the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Palestinian city of al-Khalil (Hebron) and opened fire. The aim was to kill as many people as he could. At that moment, nearly 800 Muslim worshipers were kneeling down during the dawn prayer in Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim Calendar. He killed up to 30 people and wounded over 120. Exactly 20 years later, the Israeli army stormed al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest Muslim site, and opened fire. The timing was no accident.Al-Khalil, like the rest of the West Bank is facing the dual challenge of armed Jewish settlers and Israeli occupation soldiers; the latter enforcing the military occupation, while providing further protection to the settlers...
continua / continued  [ 07-mar-2014 00:57 ECT ]
In Birzeit, ‘Trigger Happy’ Israel Vindicates Amnesty’s Report
By Nicola Nasser
March 5, 2014 -In the Palestinian West Bank town of Birzeit early last February 27, the Israeli (IDF) Occupation Forces (IOF) acted determinedly, under the media spotlights, to feed Amnesty International with a show case study to vindicate the report it released only hours earlier, entitled "Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank," and to refute the Israeli official diplomatic denial of the contents thereof. Under the command of Col. Yossi Pinto, a Nahal infantry force of the Binyamin Territorial Brigade, joined by the Border Police’s elite Counterterrorism Unit, Yamam, according to Israeli The Jerusalem Post on the same day and "200 Israeli soldiers, dozens of jeeps, two (military) bulldozers and many Shin Bet [internal security] officers" according to Amira Hass of Haaretz on this March 3, including some 28 – more than thirty army patrol armored vehicles according to the count of Arab natives of Birzeit who spoke to this writer, were amassed in this Birzeit University town, raising a hell of explosives and gunfire and disrupting its peaceful countryside early spring morning...
continua / continued  [ 07-mar-2014 00:41 ECT ]
So that Al-Aqsa does not end up like Al-Ibrahimi
March 5, 2014 -On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly issued Resolution 181 which stipulated the division of Palestine and the establishment of two states, an "Arab" and a "Jewish" state and placed Jerusalem under international protection, meaning that it must be kept as is and none of its population or geographic features can be changed. According to the division map, Jerusalem extended from Bethlehem in the south, to Kofr Akab, near Ramallah in the north, and from Abu Dis in the east to Ein Karem in the west.However, Israel's leaders forcefully imposed, contrary to the stipulations of the UN resolution, the borders of its state on 78 per cent of Mandatory Palestine, including what became the so-called "West Jerusalem". When he was criticised for going beyond the borders set by the division map, Ben-Gurion said, "Israel's borders end where its last soldier stands"...
continua / continued  [ 06-mar-2014 21:46 ECT ]
BDS the elephant in the room at this year's AIPAC conference
March 5, 2014- When John Kerry, the US secretary of state, attempted to restart the stalled Israel-Palestine peace process, he set a deadline of April 2014 for an agreement. That deadline is fast approaching, and an agreement remains out of reach. The pressure is on. In an interview with Bloomberg this week, the president, Barack Obama, issued a warning to Israel's policymakers that now is the time to get serious: "If Palestinians come to believe that the possibility of a contiguous sovereign Palestinian state is no longer within reach, then our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited." Obama, who called for "tough decisions" to salvage peace talks, was speaking ahead of a visit to the US by the Israeli premier, Benjamin Netanyahu...
continua / continued  [ 06-mar-2014 21:32 ECT ]
UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain recall their ambassadors from Qatar
March 5, 2014 - The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain said on Wednesday they were withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar because Doha had not implemented an agreement among Gulf Arab countries not to interfere in each others' internal affairs. Qatar said it will not withdraw its envoys from UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain despite differences in matters which it said were "external to the GCC".
The move by the three countries, conveyed in a joint statement, is unprecedented in the three-decade history of the Gulf Cooperation Council, an alliance of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Oman. Qatar has been a maverick in the region, backing Islamist groups in Egypt, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East that are viewed with suspicion or outright hostility by some fellow GCC members....
continua / continued  [ 06-mar-2014 20:41 ECT ]
From a Zionist Youth to Outspoken Critic of a Jewish State - Michael Ratner on RAI (Video)
The Real News Network
March 4, 2014 - ... With great difficulty, but not anymore at all, but with great difficulty during that period, because at the '67 War, which was the war in which Israel took the occupied territories, took also Sinai, as well as the Golan Heights, I think, that's the war that began to change my opinion. I didn't really understand what that war was about, and I really didn't understand the taking of Palestinian territory. I mean, they already took a lot in '48, but that wasn't something that I was conscious of. But in '67 I was conscious that there were millions of Palestinians living in what we call the West Bank and now the occupied territories, and that Israel had just captured it and had captured Sinai; and that because I had an emerging sense, I think, that people have a right to self-determination....
continua / continued  [ 06-mar-2014 17:23 ECT ]
An American Primer in Showing Respect for National Sovereignty
March 4, 2014 - While Russian barbarians violate the sovereignty of another nation in an unconscionable show of force, American agents of peace and light make nice with friendly locals overseas: American Special Forces troops … scaled his walls with ladders on Thursday, arresting [Qazi Nasir] Mudassir and two other employees of [his] Radio Paighame Milli. … They were apparently unaware, he said, that his radio station is supported in large part by pro-government, pro-coalition propaganda advertisements paid for by the American military.Mr. Mudassir said a force of more than two dozen Americans carried out the raid, ransacking his premises and damaging much of the broadcasting equipment, as well as seizing computers, phones and recording gear. "They even put that black hood over my head and slapped me and beat me," he said....
continua / continued  [ 06-mar-2014 14:51 ECT ]
Spike in number of Palestinian civilians killed near Gaza perimeter fence
March 4, 2014 - Amneh Qdeih, 57, a resident of the town of Khuza'ah, was killed on Friday, 28 February 2014. She died of a gunshot wound to her abdomen fired at her when she approached Gaza's perimeter fence. Her relatives told B'Tselem field researcher Khaled al-'Azayzeh that Qdeih, who was mentally ill, had been at a family wedding in the town of Khuza'ah, not far from the perimeter fence in the southeastern Gaza Strip. She did not return home with the rest her family, and when they realized she was missing, they began searching for her. At around 10:00 PM, her family heard gunshots, saw the light flares in the sky and noticed an ICRC jeep near the fence. At around 6:00 AM, they found Qdeih's body close to the perimeter fence, directly across from an Israeli military watchtower. Qdeih had sustained a gunshot wound to her abdomen....
continua / continued  [ 06-mar-2014 03:15 ECT ]
Palestinians in Israel reject "colonial, sectarian" law
March 4, 2014 - Palestinian civil society groups in present-day Israel have rejected a discriminatory bill passed into law by Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, on 24 February, which defines Palestinian Christian citizens of Israel as "non-Arab." Although there were objections, the bill passed by a 21-6 vote. "It’s a historic and important step that could balance the State of Israel and connect us to the Christians, and I am careful not to refer to them as Arabs, because they are not Arabs," rightwing Israeli politician Yariv Levin, a sponsor of the bill, said in January, as reported by Ali Abunimah at the time...
continua / continued  [ 05-mar-2014 20:40 ECT ]
Local Israel boycott part of Gaza’s “resistance mentality”
March 3, 2014 - Agricultural organizations in the Gaza Strip are working with academic and other civil society groups to prepare for Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). Local events, as part of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, will run from Sunday, 9 March through Thursday, 13 March in the besieged coastal enclave. "On the last day, I can guarantee we’ll have a good activity," said Saad Ziada, field coordinator with the Union of Agricultural Work Committees in the Gaza Strip and its representative on the local IAW preparatory committee. "I expect 600-700 people will participate, at least."...
continua / continued  [ 04-mar-2014 22:15 ECT ]
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