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Chinese New Year--Celebrate or not

January 23, 2012 is Chinese New Year.

January 23, 2012 is the 11th Anniversary of the Self Immolation/False Fire in China.

January 23, 2012 is the Tenth Anniversary of singing"Falun Dafa Hao" in Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

Read more: Chinese New Year--Celebrate or not

   

Israeli State Attorney finds it difficult to defend 'Boycott Law'

State asks Supreme Court for another postponement in answering Supreme Court appeals against "Boycott Law"; Gush Shalom: State Attroeny's Office finds it hard to a defense for a law to which it strongly objected.

Read more: Israeli State Attorney finds it difficult to defend 'Boycott Law'

   

Why Kashmir is Important to Me?

by Dr. Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai

(The statement was issued at the Alexandria Court House, Virginia)

The Kashmir issue is simply this: the people of a large territory which is not part of any existing sovereign state were assured by the entire international community represented by the United States that they would be enabled to decide their future by a free vote. Until now, this assurance has not been honored. 

Read more: Why Kashmir is Important to Me?

   

Running the Blockade and Harvesting the Olives

tahrirA public forum on Saturday, December 10,  7:30 pm, Hewett Centre, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49 Ave, Vancouver, BC

Vancouverites Karen DeVito and John "Max" Soos last month experienced two very different aspects of  Israel's control over Palestine.

Read more: Running the Blockade and Harvesting the Olives

   

The bill to silence the like of us

The Funding Prohibition Bill is aimed at peace and human rights orgs. Foreign right-wing extremist millionaires are not touched: Moskowitz can continue financing settler invasion of Palestinian neighborhoods; Adelman continue maintaining a free daily newspaper - PM Netanyahu's mouthpiece.

Read more: The bill to silence the like of us

   

UN Report on Human Rights Situation in Occupied Palestine

I am making available here my latest report to the UNGA in my role as Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine. Because of translation requirements within the UN the early deadline for submission of the text means that recent developments are omitted, including the issuance of the Palmer Report on the flotilla incident of 31 May 2010, the statehood bid put forward by the PLO/PA in the historic speech of Mahmoud Abbas on 23 September 2011, and the very recent prisoner exchange that freed over 1000 Palestinians and the Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, but has left over 5,000 Palestinians in captivity. These issues are dealt with briefly in my oral presentation to the Third Committee of the General Assembly on 20 October 2011, and I will put here an edited version of that text in a few days.

Read more: UN Report on Human Rights Situation in Occupied Palestine

   

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