March 30 is Palestinian Land Day (Yawm al Ard) on which Palestinians and all decent folk around the world mark the ethnic cleansing of 90% of Palestine by rZionist-run Apartheid Israel. Israel responded by shooting Palestinian protestors in the West Bank and Gaza, killing 1 and injuring 300. The Australian ABC (the equivalent of the UK BBC) reported “Medics in the Gaza Strip said the soldiers used live fire to prevent protesters from approaching the border of the coastal enclave. The protests were much quieter than last year, when Israeli forces fired on hundreds of people who scaled the border fence from Syria and Lebanon, killing 11 people” (ABC News, “Palestinian killed in West Bank Land Day rallies”, 31 March 2012).
Marwan Barghouti has spoken up. After a long silence, he has sent a message from prison.
In Israeli ears, this message does not sound pleasant. But for Palestinians, and for Arabs in general, it makes sense.
His message may well become the new program of the Palestinian liberation movement.
From the Book- RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
A Granny for Peace told of finding young allies in the struggle against military recruiting. Due to the PATRIOT Act, she wishes to remain nameless.
It's never easy being a parent or a child. The generations always have friction between them, a conflict between the elders' need to give guidance and youths' need to find their own way. I grew up in the 1950s, when the USA was very conservative and bound by traditions.
As the living conditions of ordinary people inevitably worsen under capitalism and as its wars cause increasing devastation, tides of protest rise up from the population. The ruling elite then seek to stem these tides before they reach flood state.
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