Kerry-Clinton-Obama: global imperialist hypocrites
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Havana, Cuba: A well-earned hero’s welcome for comrade Fernando González of the Cuban 5 at the University of Havana, March 1, 2014.
Fernando spent more than 15 years in U.S. prisons for his work protecting socialist Cuba from the fascist right-wing in Miami. Three other members of the Cuban 5 remain behind bars in the U.S.
Photos by Calixto N. Llanes and Ismael Francisco Gonzalez
Luxembourg fund’s announcement came as German chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to oppose “boycotts” targeting Israeli settlements.
Iranian MPs cancel a visit to LatAm because the US denies its airspace to their plane.
The empire doesn’t want Iran to talk to Cuba or Venezuela.
So apparently we’re being children and making the flight nearly impossible (US airspace is range-necessary)
No one in the Middle East will be studying Ukraineâs violent tragedy with more fascination â and deeper concern â than President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.
American television network NBC is cooperating with Israeli authorities and the Keshet Media Group, an Israeli media company, to produce a new action series that will be set and shot in occupied East Jerusalem. The series, DIG, will be aired later this year on the USA cable channel.
(Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
Nir Barkat, the Israeli mayor of Jerusalem, and Keshet had declared last November that most of the filming would take place in the so-called “City of David National Park,” an illegal Israeli settlement located in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan.” Following objections from 20 Palestinian civil society and national institutions, NBC denied any plans to film in Silwan, but the network has since refused to clarify if the show will be shot in other parts of occupied East Jerusalem or if they will be cooperating with Israeli government bodies there on the project, including receiving funding.
As has been made clear again and again by countless UN Security Council resolutions and the International Court of Justice in 2004, East Jerusalem is part of the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1967. Its annexation by Israel is not recognized internationally and has been condemned. Israel commits serious violations of international law and human rights there through forced land acquisition, population transfer, and the building of settlements. Since 1967 more than 9,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished in East Jerusalem and around 15,000 Palestinians have had their residency revoked.
All these policies have served to change the demographic composition of this Palestinian city. Going through with the production of DIG in East Jerusalem would mean NBC is supporting Israel’s grave violations of international law and makes the network complicit in Israeli crimes against Palestinians.
NBC has taken a right step by committing to not filming in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan. Ask the network to now explicitly commit not to film in any part of occupied East Jerusalem, not to cooperate with Israeli government bodies there, and not to support this project that seeks to whitewash Israeli human rights abuses
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The Norwegian government has once again excluded two Israeli occupation-profiteering firms from eligibility to be included in the portfolio of the Nordic nation’s state pension fund.
The decision is based in part on evidence published by The Electronic Intifada last year that the firms were lying about their activities.
Norway’s finance ministry announced today that it accepted a recommendation from the pension fund’s ethics council to “exclude the companies Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus from the Fund due to contribution to serious violations of individual rights in war or conflict through the construction of settlements in East Jerusalem.”
The two companies were previously excluded from the pension fund between August 2010 and August 2013 for similar activities.
Last August, however, the Norwegian government ended the exclusion based on the companies’ assurances that they had ended their illegal activities.
However evidence – including videos, photos and documents – uncovered by Who Profits and Ta’ayush and published by The Electronic Intifada last August proved that Africa Israel was lying and was still involved in settlement construction.
Danya Cebus is a subsidiary of Africa Israel.
Electronic Intifada contributor Adri Nieuwhof communicated this evidence to the Norwegian pension fund’s ethics council, which assured her it would be reviewed.
It is based on this review that the council once again recommended that the Israeli firms be excluded and today the government acted.
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