Archive | December 6th, 2013

Zarif: Sinister link between drug trafficking, terrorism threat to global security

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Tehran, Dec 4, IRNA – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the sinister link between the drug trafficking and terrorism and extremism in different parts of the world threatens global stability, security and peace.

He made the remark here Wednesday in a meeting with the new representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Leik Boonwaat.

Pointing to the long record of good cooperation between Iran and the UN agency, Zarif voiced Iran’s all-out readiness to continue collaboration between the two sides.

He believed fighting and uprooting the evil phenomenon which is threatening security of the whole globe needs close cooperation among all world countries.

Pointing out that the Iranian people and government are spearheading anti-drugs campaign in the world, he said the efforts are aimed at promoting global peace and security.

The UN official appreciated Iran’s efforts and measures in fighting drugs and thanked Tehran for its close cooperation with the UN body.

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Gaza PM: Palestinians ‘on verge of new intifada’

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Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday warned there was fertile ground in the Palestinian territories for a third Palestinian intifada (“uprising”) against Nazi, citing what he described as repeated Israeli violations of Palestinian rights.

“The current circumstances in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem are similar to those seen before the First Intifada in 1987,” Haniyah said during a visit to a Gaza courthouse.

“The Palestinian people will continue their struggle until the Nazi occupation is driven off all Palestinian land,” he added.

Haniyah also hailed Muslim worshippers who thwarted a Wednesday attempt by Nazi Jewish settlers to storm Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and place a menorah (a dirty Jewish religious symbol) atop the Dome of the Rock Mosque.

Around 2,000 Palestinians and scores of Zionist were killed in the first Palestinian Intifada, which lasted for five years (1987-1992).

Scores of Palestinians were also killed by Nazi during the Second Intifada between 2000 and 2003, which was initially triggered by a visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque by rightwing Nazi politician Ariel Sharon.

 

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Nazi breaks into al-Aqsa Mosque, student, guard detained

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Nazi forces broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque Tuesday moring to secure the entrance for tens of Nazi RACIST  settlers who walked along the south and east parts of the mosque amid high tension and anger of the Muslim prayers.

“134 settlers, 100 of them were university students broke into Al-Aqsa mosque after Nazi forces  siezed the mosque’s guards inside, to secure the settlers”, Mahmoud Abu Atta, Media Chief of al-Aqsa Socity of Heritage and Waqf said.

Abu al-Atta said in an interview with “ALRAY”,

 "The occupation forces arrested Husam al-Amel, a worker at the society, and prevented him entering al-Aqsa compound  for 3 days, while they jailed one of the Qur'an's students inside the mosque and led him to unknown place"
"The occupation forces banned student Abdullah Abu Baker from entering al-Aqsa for 6 months," added Abu Atta.

Nazi escalation accompanied with the Nazi settlers’ plan and strong intention to break into al-Aqsa mosque and raise the RACIST Talmudic  Candelabra upon the Dome of the Rock and perform their  dirty rituals in al-Buraq area.

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Palestine: Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

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The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is saddened by the loss of the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Mandela, 95, died after a long battle with illness.

Nelson Mandela was an inspirational and transformational figure who dedicated his life to the pursuit of freedom, justice and reconciliation for the people of South Africa. Mandela, who served 27 years as a political prisoner in the jails of the Apartheid state only to become its triumphant President a few years thereafter, was a recognized and respected leader among liberation movements around the globe.

He had long been a friend to the Palestinian people and a supporter of Palestinian liberation. In 1997, speaking on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Mandela said “we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinian people”. He went on in the same address to say to other world leaders, “all of us need to do more in supporting the struggle of the people of Palestine for self-determination.”

Mandela’s perseverance and dedication to the pursuit of justice, even in the most trying times, is an inspiration to Palestinians everywhere. He said, “in extending our hands across the miles to the people of Palestine, we do so in the full knowledge that we are part of a humanity that is at one.”

As Palestinians and lovers of freedom worldwide continue to struggle against Apartheid today, they will not forget the example, solidarity and universalist message Nelson Mandela extended to them.

Even as we offer our condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa, we also celebrate and commemorate the achievements of one of history’s true giants. May he rest in peace.

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It was the CIA that helped jail Nelson Mandela

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Crocodile tears to mask US imperialism’s role as the enemy of African liberation.

The following article was published to the ANSWER Coalition’s website on July 18 to honor Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday. The ANSWER Coalition joins the millions around the world mourning the loss of this legendary fighter for liberation. As we remember his life, and as corporate media outlets attempt to co-opt it, it is important to keep in mind that Mandela was a revolutionary targeted by U.S. imperialism.

By Brian Becker, National Coordinator, ANSWER Coalition

(July 18, 2013) Today is Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, but forget the crocodile tears from the U.S. government about Mandela’s poor health. Imperialist diplomacy with all of its sugar-coated phrases is nothing more than a form of historical perjury.

Nelson Mandela’s arrest in 1962, which led to 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment on Robbins Island, was based on the work of the CIA. The CIA and National Security Agency worked as partners with the racist, apartheid regime’s vicious military and intelligence services.

Mandela was a leader of the African National Congress (ANC) that organized civil resistance and an armed struggle against South Africa’s white racist apartheid regime. The United States and the other western capitalist governments supported the racist, fascist apartheid regime.

Mandela was labeled a terrorist by the United States. So was the entire ANC. Even as late as 2008 the U.S. State Department had to pass special waivers so that Mandela or any ANC leader could visit the United States because he and the ANC were still on the “terrorist watch list.”

The ANC’s struggle for Black majority rule and the liquidation of apartheid received critical support from Cuba, the Soviet Union and other socialist countries. The ANC had an active alliance with South African Communist Party in the struggle for Black majority rule.

Even after the fall of the apartheid government ANC members applying for visas to the USA were flagged for questioning and forced to ask for waivers to enter the country. Former ANC chairman Tokyo Sexwale was denied a visa in 2002

In 2007, Barbara Masekela, South Africa’s ambassador to the United States until the year prior was denied a visa to visit a dying cousin living in the United States.

U.S. Imperialism was the enemy of African Liberation

The CIA and NSA spy services—with the full collaboration of such transnational corporations at IBM,  Kodak and many others—worked at all levels and for decades for apartheid and against the African National Congress activists who were routinely murdered, tortured and sentenced to life terms in the hell holes of South Africa.

The ANC was labeled and treated as a terrorist organization and pro-communist by the CIA and successive U.S. administrations, Democratic and Republican alike. Congress, too, was an enthusiastic cheerleader for this vile partnership with the planet’s most disgustingly racist regime.

The House of Representatives only voted to call for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1986 when it was clear that the fascist apartheid regime’s days were numbered, leading the United States and Britain to abruptly shift course and broker a negotiated end to the white supremacist system. A mass worldwide anti-apartheid movement had completely isolated South Africa. Dick Cheney voted against the House resolution in 1986, pointing out that the U.S. government was still retaining the ANC on the official  U.S. “terrorist list.”

The U.S. and Britain knew the end had finally come for the usefulness of the apartheid government when its seemingly invincible military was decisively defeated by the Angolan army and thousands of Cuban volunteers in the historic battle of Cuito Canavale.

As Mandela said, “When Africa called, Cuba answered.”

Shameless duplicity

In an act of shameless duplicity, once Mandela was released from prison, each successive U.S. administration  has pretended that the United States was always opposed to Mandela’s imprisonment and stood with him against apartheid.

After getting out of prison, Mandela came to the United States to meet President George H.W. Bush on June 25, 1990. He was being touted as a hero and a champion in the fight against racism. The U.S. government, working through propagandists in the corporate-owned media, tried to instill a society-wide case of amnesia about the fact that they were the defenders of apartheid and directly responsible for Mandela’s imprisonment.

But one reporter had the gall to ask an unscripted question.

Bush’s press secretary, Marlin Fitzwater, was asked in the days before the June 25 meeting with Bush whether the president would apologize to Mandela for the U.S. role in his arrest.

Fitzwater was angry and caught off guard. He said, “I just don’t like it when people question our motives on blacks or on Mandela because of an incident that happened 20 years ago in another administration.”

Today, on Mandela’s 95th birthday and when the U.S. government celebrates Mandela, will any of the corporate media expose the bloody role of the CIA, NSA and other U.S. intelligence services in their war against the African liberation movements?

Nelson Mandela is a beacon for the oppressed. He is a hero and he will be remembered as such. Not true for the CIA and NSA which worked as the spy service for the racist, apartheid regime as it hunted down and captured Mandela and captured or killed his comrades.

 

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South Africa: Nelson Mandela’s Death a Tremendous Loss

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Life Epitomized Brave Struggle for Freedom, Equality, Justice
  • Former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela at a meeting in central London on June 24, 2008.

  • Nelson Mandela and African National Congress candidate Terra Lakota (right) greet supporters during a rally on April 21, 1994.

    © 1994 Reuters

(Johannesburg) – The death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, is a tremendous loss, not only for South Africa, but for the world.

Mandela, who led the decades-long struggle against apartheid in South Africa, was jailed for 27 years for his activism. Released in 1990, Mandela became South Africa’s first post-apartheid president in 1994. He was widely credited for shepherding the country’s peaceful transition to a more equitable and democratic system.

“Mandela’s life epitomized the fight for freedom, equality, and justice, all core human rights ideals,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director at Human Rights Watch. “His death reminds us of the uniqueness of his principled and dignified leadership, both in Africa and beyond.”

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. After completing high school, he attended the University of Fort Hare, where he became involved in student politics. In 1944 he joined the African National Congress (ANC). Together with Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo, and other anti-apartheid activists, Mandela formed the ANC Youth League. In 1964 Mandela and 156 other ANC members were tried and convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life in prison.

At his trial, Mandela said:

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.

Despite being sentenced to life in prison and spending a total of 27 years in jail until 1990, Nelson Mandela preached passionately and without evident bitterness about reconciliation and the need to build a new South African state. A cornerstone of that development is South Africa’s well regarded constitution, which enshrines fundamental values of human dignity, equality, and freedom, as well as the importance of nation building, public participation, and social cohesion.

Almost two decades into its democracy, South Africa is not the country that Mandela had said he hoped it would become. Inequality and poverty remain rife, the education and health sectors are inadequate, and South Africa remains divided by racial separation and deep economic inequality.

“Mandela led South Africa out of darkness and brutality,” Roth said. “The country’s next generation of leaders would do well to live up to his high standards and fervent commitment to human rights.”

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Comrade Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013: Anti-Apartheid Icon, ‘Now at Rest’

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(Getty Images)Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president who helped lead the country’s revolution out of the brutal apartheid system, died Thursday at his home at the age of 95.

“He is now resting,” said South African President Jacob Zuma. “He is now at peace.”

“Our nation has lost his greatest son,” he continued. “Our people have lost their father.”

Mandela had been suffering from several health issues including repeated hospitalizations with a chronic lung infection.

The Guardian reports:

The death of Mandela will send South Africa deep into mourning and self-reflection 18 years after he led the country from racial apartheid to inclusive democracy.

But his passing will also be keenly felt by people around the world who revered Mandela as one of history’s last great statesmen, and a moral paragon comparable with Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion,” Mandela wrote in his memoir Long Walk to Freedom. “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

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JORDAN: Details murder Girl al-Bayt University

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And tons News – Oman: security source confirmed an official at the Directorate of General Security, investigations and inquiries about the murder of a girl al-Bayt University, proved that there is no motive for rape or robbery.
The security source said, who expressed great reservations to provide us with information about the circumstances of the case, that the killer, who was arrested on Monday, suspended in Jweida. To the sources close to the people with the killer: The killer, who belongs to one of the clans of Bani Hassan called “M AP” at the age of 22 years and works “control” bus line blue al-Bayt University, as witnessed same sources that the girl that belong to the One of the families of Beersheba enjoys a good reputation and biography good. 
At the time of conflict-of-information about the work of the killer, whether it was a university student or “control bus”, refused to security sources close to the investigation confirm or deny this is to preserve the confidentiality of the investigation. 
indicated sources, to that security is quoted on the killer through his discovery that the killer was the last contact phone the girl was slain, as shown that the moment of murder was eight o’clock in the evening on Monday, before any discovery of the body a few hours. 
either Forensic Hospital, Prince Faisal in the pavement was between cross-connection telephone that the result of forensic medicine, after the disclosure of the girl’s body confirmed the presence of hemorrhage caused by laceration of the lungs; following the injury caused by stab wounds window. 
mentions that the security services found the body of a girl Ashranah studying the law in the University of each “house”, inside the compound of buses in Blue City Tuesday morning, has been challenged in different parts of her body and died on impact. As has been the formation of a special investigation team to follow up the case; where he managed the team for less than six hours of unravel the mysteries of the case, and the arrest of the actor, who admitted after the face of the evidence and the evidence of the crime, and the prosecutor took over the Criminal Court to investigate the case. 

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Heroic leader Nelson Mandela dies at 95

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Statement from the Central Committee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation

 

On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, one of the world’s preeminent figures, someone whose very name seemed to embody the spirit of the word liberation, died at 95 after a long bout with illness. His 27 years in the prisons of the Apartheid South African regime spawned perhaps the world’s most significant movement to demand freedom for a political prisoner, and he became a symbol of the overall struggle of Black South Africans against the brutal Apartheid system.

The apartheid system was completely supported by U.S. imperialism. In fact, even though the U.S. government positions itself as a supporter of Nelson Mandela, it was the CIA, working with the apartheid regime, that captured Nelson Mandela, leading to his 27-year-long imprisonment. The House of Representatives only voted to call for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1986 when it was clear that the Nazi fascist apartheid regime’s days were numbered, leading the United States and Britain to abruptly shift course and broker a negotiated end to the white supremacist system. A mass worldwide anti-apartheid movement had completely isolated South Africa. Even with that, the U.S. government still retained the African National Congress on the official  U.S. “terrorist list” for many years following.

On behalf of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, we offer our condolences to the family of Mr. Mandela and to the millions of South Africans mourning the death of a great leader. While much will be said in coming days, including from our Party, it falls on us first and foremost to recognize the tremendous accomplishments Mr. Mandela made to the struggle of South Africans for freedom, which inspired the hopes and dreams of many burning with revolutionary desires the world over.

In this moment of deep sorrow, we take solace in the heroic accomplishments of the South African freedom struggle, and its leader: Nelson Mandela.

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