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Protecting the Children of Gaza

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Protecting the Children of Gaza Clive Hambidge Military Power, according to Gianfranco Poggi’s Forms of Power explains with his usual clarity that he found it “difficult to define political power otherwise than with reference to organized violence; it is the command over this resource that allows one group, for example to ‘run things’ over a […]

The Drift Of Hugo Rifkind

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The Drift Of Hugo Rifkind Soraya Boyd & Clive Hambidge Poor Hugo Rifkind has been drifting lately. He has said so much in an article for the Times (Tuesday 12 August 2014, Opinion, page 27). But do you get his drift? Does anyone get his drfit? What on earth is he drifting on about? Is […]

Human Rights in Our Name

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Human Rights in Our Name Clive Hambidge Under international law all parties involved in a conflict, must whether state or non state armed actors, respect international humanitarian law. The aim of which is to regulate conduct during hostilities and respect for human rights law. “The Human Rights Act 1998 is an Act of Parliament of […]

Questions of Power and Slavery

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Questions of Power and Slavery Clive Hambidge “If it’s a neurotic superpower you’re looking for, then America’s your one” Robert Kagen “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” . All governments encroach, creep into our lives, and […]

G4S Israel: Intentional Complicity in Acts of Injustice for Profit?

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 Facilitate Global supports the StopG4S campain. G4S Israel: Intentional Complicity in Acts of Injustice for Profit? Rachael M. Rudolph Is it willful disregard for human rights and disrespect for humanity or the intentional complicity in acts of injustice for profit? Many within the global activist community would argue that it is the latter which explains […]

#opGTMO: Justice for Guantanamo and the President of the United States’ Speech

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#opGTMO: Justice for Guantanamo and the President of the United States’ Speech Rachael M. Rudolph The following is an articulation of my understanding of the points made by the President of the United States regarding an issue near and dear to our hearts, which is Guantanamo Bay.  The individuals in Guantanamo Bay have been lingering […]

The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability

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 The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability Clive Hambidge. Part One Integrated Systems In Wikipedia we find this, concerning an overview of the meaning ‘integrated systems’ “A system is an aggregation of subsystems cooperating so that the system is able to deliver the overarching functionality. System integration involves integrating existing often disparate systems. […]

‘Personal Journeys: The Global Impact of Israel’s Dissenting Voices’

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‘Personal Journeys: The Global Impact of Israel’s Dissenting Voices’ Notes taken by Susan Walpole – Facilitate Global Fundraising Dinner, London, 10 April 2013 These notes are of two brief talks by Miko Peled and Ilan Pappe, followed by a Question and Answer (Q & A) session. Views expressed are those of the speakers. Any transcription […]

EXCAVATION

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EXCAVATION (Of a Spanish Civil War Atrocity) Kevin Russell-Pavier Back then, there was just an ordinary woman, Standing in the crowd; just a single mother Cradling the ragged bundle of her baby In her arms, letting it suckle at the shrivelled breast; A woman squinting up too – her mesh of crow’s feet Trying to […]

Gauntanamo Bay detention centre: an illegal black hole …

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In solidarity with all hunger strikers Gauntanamo Bay detention centre is an illegal black hole in which too many civilians have been lingering in limbo. They have been subjected to indefinite detention, cruel and inhuman treatment for over a decade. The people of the world unite in demanding the immediate shut down of this aberration […]

Taste Gaza: Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt Prepare a Dagga Salad

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Taste Gaza: Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt Prepare a Dagga Salad Posted on March 31, 2013 by dandelionsalad Dandelion Salad Image by Oxfam International via Flickr lauraflanders·Mar 30, 2013 Co-Authors, Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt prepare a Dagga Salad and talk about the making of Gaza Kitchen. Go to GRITtv.org to see the full story. “Under […]

BRICS MEMORANDUM ON PALESTINE

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BRICS MEMORANDUM ON PALESTINE MEMORANDUM: APPEAL TO BRICS TO UPHOLD INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE UNDER ISRAELI OPPRESSION – Submitted by South African civil society and political organizations to the 5th BRICS Summit – Submitted by Buti Manamela to Marius Fransman – 26 March, Durban (South Africa) – Find online: http://tinyurl.com/d6bhlyz […]

And the land cried tears of blood

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And the land cried tears of blood Soraya Boyd   Heaving with revulsion, the defiled and mutilated land suppurates Bloodied tears borne out of grief inconceivable only inaudible sighs each pang separates   And the mournful stones cry out in great desperation   A vicious war-faring theatre testing out illegal biological weapons of mass obliteration […]

When a Mother dies – For all Mothers

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  When a Mother dies – For all Mothers  Clive Hambidge  “The ultimate existential issue is, of course, death-and, like all other philosophical and existential questions, the matter of death avoided as much as possible.” (Fritjof Capra)  When a mother approaches death in a small hospital, and, you are with her to meet that unacceptable end, […]

*AS MEN AT GUANTANAMO HUNGER STRIKE, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS RESPOND WITH FAST AND DEMONSTRATIONS*

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*AS MEN AT GUANTANAMO HUNGER STRIKE, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS RESPOND WITH FAST AND DEMONSTRATIONS* For Immediate Release: March 26, 2013 Witness Against Torture (www.witnesstorture.org) Contact: Jeremy Varon, 732-979-3119, jvaron@aol.com; Christopher Knestrick, 216-496-2637, cknest11@gmail.com On Sunday, March 24 human rights activists throughout the United States began a seven day fast and series of actions in solidarity […]