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Let Orlando be the moment that unites Muslim and LGBT communities against all hate

By: Charles B. Anthony

Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr



Image: Salma Yaqoob joins a thousand-strong vigil on the streets in Birmingham’s Gay Village to show solidarity with the victims of the attack in Orlando (Adam Yosef for I Am Birmingham) 

On the news the Orlando shooter was a frequent visitor at the gay club he attacked, had profiles on gay apps and beat his wife, I’m reminded of this quote by Black Panthers co-founder Huey P Newton:

“Sometimes our first instinct is to want to hit a homosexual in the mouth, and want a woman to be quiet. We want to hit a homosexual in the mouth because we are afraid that we might be homosexual; and we want to hit the women or shut her up because we are afraid that she might castrate us, or take the nuts that we might not have to start with.”

Newton’s crude but astute interpretation of patriarchal masculinity says more about Omar Mateen, I would argue, than his confused phone call from the scene of the crime pledging allegiance to three distinctly different organisations currently at all-out-war with each other. But alas: it’s always more comforting to blame something foreign, not to mention politically convenient.

Newton’s apt summary comes from a larger piece, written in 1970, with reference to solidarity and oppression; specifically focusing on the importance of uniting the black power movement with gay and women’s liberation struggles. It’s simple, effective and terribly cliché: but the people united will never be defeated.

Therefore in the wake of the barbaric terror attack on the LGBT community in Orlando, it is extremely heartening to see leaders on both sides of an unfortunately ever-increasing divide uniting for love to denounce hatred.

Journalist Owen Jones, a gay male, held up a “no to Islamophobia banner” as he stood shoulder to shoulder with thousands in Old Compton Street, Soho, at a vigil for those who lost their lives. Salma Yacoob, a prominent Muslim activist, marched with pride through the streets of Birmingham against homophobia and made this powerful statement on where we should go from here:

“Fellow minority groups – especially those who have been persecuted for their beliefs and lifestyle – must stand shoulder to shoulder with the LGBT+ community in this battle against hate… If there is a light we can salvage from this darkness, then let it be a united stance against hate, against homophobia, against transphobia, against racism and against Islamophobia. Let us send out a clear message: Love wins.”

The last 15 years of war and terror have seen a concerted effort by politicians, pundits and fundamentalists to divide these two communities. Strange alliances have been made, as the right and far right play lip-service to LGBT struggle, in order to further their attacks on Muslims.

To illuminate just how conditional such support is we only have to look at the incident which saw Jones nobly walk out of a cringe-worthy edition of Sky News press review. Jones stating the obvious, that the Orlando shooting was a homophobic attack, was greeted with strange denial by presenter Mark Longhurst, who suggested that the crime targeted “human beings… trying to enjoy themselves, whatever their sexuality.” 

The other guest, right-wing commentator and former Guardian journalist  Julia Hartley-Brewer, was a little more imaginative, suggesting that the killer would have happily killed her “a gobby woman.” But it seems facts are irrelevant to pundits with an agenda. So let me clarify: the shooter did target the LGBT community, he shot up a gay club during Gay Pride month, killing 49 members of the LGBT community. And as far as I know, Katie Hopkins is still alive.

Why would labelling the attack homophobic be so controversial? Primarily because it does not suit a political narrative. Jones, the only LGBT voice in discussion, forget to do one thing: blame the Muslims; therefore he needed some straight-splaining. All lives matter comes to mind.

It gets worse: Hartley-Brewer took her offence to the next level by likening Jones to ISIS. ISIS, a fascist organisation that throws gay people off buildings, similar to a gay British socialist? No words.

Writing later about the incident, Jones explained: “The ‘We only care about LGBT rights if Muslims are involved’ brigade are out in force. As a gay man, I am proud to live in a city represented by a Muslim mayor who has faced death threats for supporting and voting for LGBT people to have the same rights as everybody else. The bigots must not be allowed to hijack this atrocity.”

My primary concern here is not with the bigots, Jones and many others have taken them to task. This column is about the good people on both sides of the man-made divide who willingly ignore each other’s struggle and plight. I am talking about the Muslim activists who would like you to stand with them against Islamophobia but are unwilling themselves to stand up against homophobia. And the LGBT activists asking for solidarity but refusing to offer any to their Muslim brothers and sisters.

In some senses both sides have legitimate concerns about the other. Religion and homosexuality have never been the best of bedfellows. So given that historic divide, it comes down to what kind of person you are and what kind of future you wish to ultimately create.

I would argue that if you make it your duty to fight oppression in one form, then be consistent with that struggle and make sure your net is wide and strong enough to include other groups who have likewise suffered oppression. If you wish to carve out a future based upon love, then fight hate in all forms now.

One only has to watch Pride, a film that depicts an unlikely alliance that developed in the 1980s between the LGBT community and the miners during the year-long strike, to see just how powerfully transforming and important acts of such solidarity can be to both parties.

If you wish to withdraw to your own private corner because of preconceptions, value judgements, insecurities or just pure blindness, then expect your own fight to be damaged and possibly unwinnable.

That doesn’t mean you have to agree with another person’s values, belief system or even how they wish to live their life. It just simply means that you stand for their freedom to do so without fear.

If you want to win your own battle then you will need some allies. Those in similar positions in terms of oppression are normally a good start. Solidarity: Unlock someone else’s chains and you never know, they just might be the key to unlocking your own.

– Charles B. Anthony is a writer, filmmaker, columnist, producer/host of Middle East Eye’s Blink News and researcher for Will Self.

The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Eye.

age to show solidarity with the victims of the attack in Orlando (Adam Yosef for I Am Birmingham) 

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Salma Yaqoob: Stop Uganda’s anti-gay bill

12 hours to stop Uganda’s anti-gay bill

The Uganidan Parliament could pass a law that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality.  An international outcry shelved this bill last year — if we can ramp up the pressure again and keep the gay death penalty law from reaching a vote this week, it will die when Parliament closes. Click here to sign the petition.

‘Ugandan parliament drops bill that would jail gay people for life’

Fantastic news! Lets keep the pressure on though by ensuring the online petition gets over 2 million signatures. Full story here.

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Let Orlando be the moment that unites Muslim and LGBT communities against all hate

mage: Salma Yaqoob joins a thousand-strong vigil on the streets in Birmingham’s Gay Village to show solidarity with the victims of the attack in Orlando.

On the news the Orlando shooter was a frequent visitor at the gay club he attacked, had profiles on gay apps and beat his wife, I’m reminded of this quote by Black Panthers co-founder Huey P Newton:

“Sometimes our first instinct is to want to hit a homosexual in the mouth, and want a woman to be quiet. We want to hit a homosexual in the mouth because we are afraid that we might be homosexual; and we want to hit the women or shut her up because we are afraid that she might castrate us, or take the nuts that we might not have to start with.”

Newton’s crude but astute interpretation of patriarchal masculinity says more about Omar Mateen, I would argue, than his confused phone call from the scene of the crime pledging allegiance to three distinctly different organisations currently at all-out-war with each other. But alas: it’s always more comforting to blame something foreign, not to mention politically convenient.

Newton’s apt summary comes from a larger piece, written in 1970, with reference to solidarity and oppression; specifically focusing on the importance of uniting the black power movement with gay and women’s liberation struggles. It’s simple, effective and terribly cliché: but the people united will never be defeated.

Therefore in the wake of the barbaric terror attack on the LGBT community in Orlando, it is extremely heartening to see leaders on both sides of an unfortunately ever-increasing divide uniting for love to denounce hatred.

Journalist Owen Jones, a gay male, held up a “no to Islamophobia banner” as he stood shoulder to shoulder with thousands in Old Compton Street, Soho, at a vigil for those who lost their lives. Salma Yacoob, a prominent Muslim activist, marched with pride through the streets of Birmingham against homophobia and made this powerful statement on where we should go from here:

“Fellow minority groups – especially those who have been persecuted for their beliefs and lifestyle – must stand shoulder to shoulder with the LGBT+ community in this battle against hate… If there is a light we can salvage from this darkness, then let it be a united stance against hate, against homophobia, against transphobia, against racism and against Islamophobia. Let us send out a clear message: Love wins.”

The last 15 years of war and terror have seen a concerted effort by politicians, pundits and fundamentalists to divide these two communities. Strange alliances have been made, as the right and far right play lip-service to LGBT struggle, in order to further their attacks on Muslims.

To illuminate just how conditional such support is we only have to look at the incident which saw Jones nobly walk out of a cringe-worthy edition of Sky News press review. Jones stating the obvious, that the Orlando shooting was a homophobic attack, was greeted with strange denial by presenter Mark Longhurst, who suggested that the crime targeted “human beings… trying to enjoy themselves, whatever their sexuality.” 

The other guest, right-wing commentator and former Guardian journalist  Julia Hartley-Brewer, was a little more imaginative, suggesting that the killer would have happily killed her “a gobby woman.” But it seems facts are irrelevant to pundits with an agenda. So let me clarify: the shooter did target the LGBT community, he shot up a gay club during Gay Pride month, killing 49 members of the LGBT community. And as far as I know, Katie Hopkins is still alive.

Why would labelling the attack homophobic be so controversial? Primarily because it does not suit a political narrative. Jones, the only LGBT voice in discussion, forget to do one thing: blame the Muslims; therefore he needed some straight-splaining. All lives matter comes to mind.

It gets worse: Hartley-Brewer took her offence to the next level by likening Jones to ISIS. ISIS, a fascist organisation that throws gay people off buildings, similar to a gay British socialist? No words.

Writing later about the incident, Jones explained: “The ‘We only care about LGBT rights if Muslims are involved’ brigade are out in force. As a gay man, I am proud to live in a city represented by a Muslim mayor who has faced death threats for supporting and voting for LGBT people to have the same rights as everybody else. The bigots must not be allowed to hijack this atrocity.”

My primary concern here is not with the bigots, Jones and many others have taken them to task. This column is about the good people on both sides of the man-made divide who willingly ignore each other’s struggle and plight. I am talking about the Muslim activists who would like you to stand with them against Islamophobia but are unwilling themselves to stand up against homophobia. And the LGBT activists asking for solidarity but refusing to offer any to their Muslim brothers and sisters.

In some senses both sides have legitimate concerns about the other. Religion and homosexuality have never been the best of bedfellows. So given that historic divide, it comes down to what kind of person you are and what kind of future you wish to ultimately create.

I would argue that if you make it your duty to fight oppression in one form, then be consistent with that struggle and make sure your net is wide and strong enough to include other groups who have likewise suffered oppression. If you wish to carve out a future based upon love, then fight hate in all forms now.

One only has to watch Pride, a film that depicts an unlikely alliance that developed in the 1980s between the LGBT community and the miners during the year-long strike, to see just how powerfully transforming and important acts of such solidarity can be to both parties.

If you wish to withdraw to your own private corner because of preconceptions, value judgements, insecurities or just pure blindness, then expect your own fight to be damaged and possibly unwinnable.

That doesn’t mean you have to agree with another person’s values, belief system or even how they wish to live their life. It just simply means that you stand for their freedom to do so without fear.

If you want to win your own battle then you will need some allies. Those in similar positions in terms of oppression are normally a good start. Solidarity: Unlock someone else’s chains and you never know, they just might be the key to unlocking your own.

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‘SALMA YAQOOB: STOP UGANDA’S ANTI-GAY BILL’

Salma Yakov: Stop Uganda’s anti-gay bill

12 hours to stop Uganda’s anti-gay bill

The Uganidan Parliament could pass a law that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality.  An international outcry shelved this bill last year — if we can ramp up the pressure again and keep the gay death penalty law from reaching a vote this week, it will die when Parliament closes. Click here to sign the petition.

‘Ugandan parliament drops bill that would jail gay people for life’

Fantastic news! Lets keep the pressure on though by ensuring the online petition gets over 2 million signatures. Full story here.

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About Ethiopians And The Colonial State

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 In the past few weeks, foreign newspapers, particularly those of the Zionist entity, were filled with the case of the killing of one of the Ethiopian Jews by a policeman, “Israeli” (in civilian clothes), which led to mass demonstrations in several places in the country. For many readers this was shocking, strange or new. The fact that Ethiopians described the state as racist on some of the followers of this issue had a special and surprising impact.

It is true that this young man was an ordinary citizen and posed no danger to anyone. If he were an original Palestinian citizen, we might say: “This is the Palestinian reality in the state of racist Zionism.” But what is the reality of the non-Ashkenazi Jews, ie the East Jews (the majority of whom are Arabs), and those with dark skin? In this article I will touch on some aspects of the reality of the East Jews, especially Ethiopians, both history and present, to shed light on their role in the colonial colonial state.

In the eighth and ninth decades of the last century (1986-1994) and after the deals with the Sudanese government at the time, the Zionist state had organized the deportation of tens of thousands of Ethiopian “Jews” from Ethiopia to Sudan and kept them for several years in refugee camps until their homeland in Palestine

Unlike hundreds of thousands of eastern Jews who were forcibly brought from Arab countries as part of colonial colonialism in the early 1960s, Ethiopian immigration, or rather brought Ethiopian settlers from their country to Palestine, began in the early 1920s. After the Balfour Declaration (1917) and the empowerment of Zionist gangs to occupy some of the Palestinian territories, the Zionist organization, which was later called the Jewish Organization, was quick to look for Jews as cheap labor to carry out physical activities such as agriculture and construction to compensate for the Arab hands in the emerging Jewish labor. The main items adopted by the Zionist Organization and its instruments, such as the Histadrut (the main operator of Zionist colonization in Palestine), were based on making Palestine a Jewish land inhabited and operated only by Jews. In this racist policy, Palestinian Arabs are excluded from their land and thrown out. Hence, about 20,000 Ethiopians came in 1924 for this purpose.

The deteriorating situation of the Ethiopians has remained the same as the occupying state was preoccupied with its colonial wars and the annexation of more Arab lands in general and Palestinian in particular. In the 1980s and decades of the last century (1986-1994), after transactions with the Sudanese government at the time, the Zionist state had organized the deportation of tens of thousands of Ethiopian “Jews” from Ethiopia to Sudan and kept them for several years in refugee camps until they were settled in Palestine. I would like to point out that I put the word Jews in double, not because I deny their Jews in their countries of origin, but to confirm that they are not accepted as Jews by the dominant Ashkenazi rabbis in the state of the racist Zionist entity. From the very first moments of their migration planning to Palestine to this day, their treatment of the state and its institutions was inhumane, immoral, and similar to the colonial West’s treatment of African blacks, and sometimes similar to their treatment of indigenous people.

Even in the refugee camps, the state sent doctors and medical staff to carry out tests that in many cases aimed at injecting women with serum Depo-Provera (injections containing long-term contraceptive chemicals) in order to reduce the black children of the state they wanted to a white Ashkenazi (Western-like). These policies have continued until recently. Some statistics in 2010 indicated that long-term use of contraceptive injections had increased exponentially and that 57% of its users were Ethiopian Jews, which accounted for only 2% of the population. It is worth mentioning here that this serum was used elsewhere under colonial colonialism, especially in the apartheid rule of South Africa. In addition to discriminating against Ethiopian Jews by work, housing, medicine and education as well as their use, as do other East Jews as rats in their medical laboratories to try their medicines, it appears that Jewish-Ethiopian blood was not accepted as Jewish. Tens of years ago it became clear that the Ethiopian was not entitled to donate blood, and that the blood taken from them was destroyed and not used. There are many clerics, especially Ashkenazi, as well as a small segment of the Zionist society who still believes that Ethiopian blood is tainted byHIV . Some of these cases began to unfold in 2008 when an official at a center nursery revealed that the number of children belonging had not changed for two years and when she inquired about it, she learned that 55 Ethiopian families in the town (Ras al-Ain colony) had been subjected to these contraceptive injections. But the Great Trouble emerged in 2013 when a Jewish member of Ethiopian descent applied to donate blood with several other Knesset members to meet her rejection. When she met the official, she was told, “These are the instructions of the Ministry of Health.”

Long ago, especially after the immigration / settlement of an estimated 90,000 Ethiopian immigrants / settlers to Palestine between the 1980s and 1990s, now numbering approximately 160,000, Zionist racism began to manifest itself, not to the original owners of the land. They know and know with their blood that they have opposed this racism and colonial colonialism and are still. What is new here, especially for the West European and Zionist White in Palestine, is that the real face of this entity and its policies and institutions are unfolding.

In addition to the above, new-old information on the extent of the racism and fascism of this Zionist regime has been shown in relation to the enforced disappearance and trafficking of Jewish children of Eastern / Arab origin, particularly Yemeni children (and others of Iraqi, Moroccan and other origins). The crimes of the state and its institutions began in the 1950s, after decades, commissions of inquiry, and protests by residents and armed sit-in in 1994 by an Eastern Jewish rabbi and some of his followers to detain an official building for 45 days, demanding a serious and official investigation to determine the reasons for the disappearance. He was forcibly repressed, one of his associates was killed and he and his accomplices were taken to prison. It is funny and weeping at the same time here is that the society “Israeli” has qualified this rabbi as they call the Palestinian “extremist terrorist adopts conspiracy theory.” However, in 1995 the Government decided to appoint an official commission of inquiry, which issued its statement in 2001, which provided for the previous commissions of inquiry. The acknowledgment that most of these disappeared children had died, and that only a small number of the 50 families included in the research, numbering 1,000, did not know the fate of their children.

However, the families of the abducted and disappeared were confused by the Commission’s decision that they had acknowledged not having access to all the required files / archives. To make matters worse in the same year (2001), the judicial decision to prohibit the publication or circulation of any details concerning the material in all these committees until 2066. However, with an estimated 1,500-5,000 families unconvinced, the families who lost their children continued to search. In recent years, this issue has taken on a media and academic dimension. The British journalist resident of Nazareth, Jonathan Cook, played an important role in exposing and analyzing this issue. Several interviews were conducted with “disappeared” women and men and their families, and the districts took on a global dimension. In her article in the New York Times on 20/2/2019, the writer, Malin Fehhal, addressed this issue in much detail through research conducted in the colony of Ras al-Ain (Ramle district), which is home to a large number of Yemeni Jews. This article is to prove all the previous data directly from the victims and their families. The reality of these victims is almost the same.

The case begins with the racist treatment of Arab Jews, whom the movement wanted, and the Zionist state to prove its Ashkenazi chauvinistic identity in the construction of the Jewish state. For several years. In these living conditions, the Yemeni mother was admitted to the clinic or hospital, if any, and left without her child. When asked, she answered that he / she had died. The mother asks for clarification of the death, the place of burial or even the death certificate, to meet the non-response and ask her to return home! There are cases of abduction directly from the house / tent or while the mother is still in bed after birth, under the pretext of medical examination to disappear the child and the girl disappear.

Who is responsible for the abduction of children? And what happened after the kidnapping? The evidence showed the responsibility of the medical system or the medical institution, especially the nurses, as a direct official, while the doctors overlooked and did not object. With the presence of Western / Ashkenazi culture of dominant white, the goal was to “assimilate” black people and integrate them into Ashkenazi society (to whiten them). The word absorbing here is neither positive nor even neutral, but is lined with Zionist ideology based on Western forward-looking racism, which sees the Arab and the dark-skinned as “less”, “backward”, “does not care for his children,” and the belief that “they have a lot of children and they can Compensation. ” These are not hypotheses, not mere allegations, but rather a few of the answers given by many of those responsible for these crimes as well as some adoptive parents / sponsors of these children. In obscuring the results of the committees, it was difficult to trace the path followed by the abducted person or his aftermath. It was found that some adoptive families / sponsors changed the name of the child and falsified the date of birth to make sure not to reach him / her. This gave Shlomo Hatoka the title of his article: “The Disappearance of the Yemeni Community: The Responsibility of the Adopter” (see article in Hawkets 2014). In this article, according to a Ministry of Interior worker:

“The Ministry of Interior had a role here, as the ministry prepared birth and death certificates in advance and prepared them when needed.” “The Ashkenazi families needed to adopt children of non-black skin, but they were forced to adopt these children,” she said. “That’s what was available.” As the author acknowledged, the disappearance of the relationship between the adoptor and his biological family made it difficult, and even impossible, to converge between the abducted and the original family.

The direct involvement of the Zionist state and its institutions in these criminal acts was reinforced by the Zionist judiciary. Trafficking in children in this usurper entity was not alien to the State, its institutions and many members of its racist society.

According to documented reports and research there are two main bodies involved in the deportation of children or even sold to the families of Ashkenazi want to adopt, namely, the WIZO ( World Zionist Women’s Organization) and another Zionist organization. Most of these abductees were handed over or even sold to Ashkenazi families for adoption.

Some wonder, and what is strange is that there are many cases of forced sterilization of women (what happened to African Americans), persecution, impoverishment and starvation of indigenous and other non-European white people in all countries of colonial colonialism. There are also thousands of Indigenous children, particularly in Canada (who were forcibly abducted from their parents and placed in residential schools to whiten them (ie to erase their language and culture), and were treated so severely as to abuse and rape. All these countries, like the Zionist entity, are on the list of progressive and democratic states!

The difference here in the propaganda and the global misinformation used by the Zionist state by declaring the sole representative and protector of all the Jews of the world. Using the Holocaust, which does not mean any of the victims of Zionism, Arab and non-Western Jews, this state was able to influence the governments of the world by its right to build a Jewish state on the Arab territories of Palestine. As the bearer of the name of the lawyer and defender of the world’s Jews, this country confuses the papers of many countries, which started to equate Judaism with Zionism and the state, unlike some colonial countries, which began to apologize for their hateful colonial history and launch policies and programs to reduce racism. The Zionist entity remains the only state in the world, based on openly and unequivocally discriminatory Jewish ethnicity. The result is the suppression of all attempts to criticize the state, to the extent of restricting freedom of expression in Western academies.

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The Sudanese Revolution And Its Current Dilemma

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Three weeks ago, we shared the joy of the Sudanese masses, led by the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, when they forced the Transitional Military Council, particularly through the massive June 30 protests, to back down from its coup attempt against the mass movement and to re-open the way to free prosperity. This movement, including restarting the Internet, is his main tool of communication, and to return to the path of negotiation and bargaining after trying to impose his will by force of arms.

We pointed out at the time that the Sudanese revolution entered a third round after the first round culminated in the fall of Omar al-Bashir on April 11 and the second round culminating in the retreat of the military on the fifth of July, stressing at the same time that «each round is harder than before» We are confident that the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change, especially its main faction, the Sudanese Professionals’ Association, are aware of the dangers they face, have maintained the mass movement, and continue to strengthen it in response to the ongoing battle and anticipation of another to come.

By saying that a round and a more difficult round has begun, it is clear that we are still facing partial victories, namely, bargaining between the past and the future and the forces that represent them mainly, the “Transitional Military Council” on the one hand, and the “Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces” on the other. In fact, the bargaining embodied in the political agreement between the two parties this month reflects the duality of the existing governance on the ground in Sudan, in this transitional period, between a military leadership determined to keep the ministries of defense and interior (ie the armed forces and security forces) under their control. Like the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in Egypt following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, a revolutionary leadership mobilizes popular energies in confronting the military and seeks to employ the mass movement (“war of maneuver”) in a “position war”.

The Sudanese Communist Party is leading the line of those who have criticized the political agreement with its concessions and insist on achieving the goals of the revolution in full, as stated in the Declaration of Freedom and Change. Anyone who sees this situation is wrong to divide and weaken the revolutionary movement

Proving the revolutionary leadership its ability to meet the aspirations of the peaceful, social and economic masses becomes a key factor in its ability to exert influence on the armed forces and democratize its ranks.

In this context, the Sudanese Communist Party leads the line of those who criticized the political agreement with its concessions and insist on achieving the goals of the revolution in full, as stated in the Declaration of Freedom and Change. Anyone who sees this situation is wrong to divide and weaken the revolutionary movement.However, other fundamental forces of the “Declaration of Freedom and Change”, particularly in the “Sudanese Professionals ‘Association,” share the communists’ resentment of the conditions the military insists on imposing a price for accepting power-sharing. It is in the interest of the Sudanese revolution and of the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change that a part of the movement play a revolutionary, non-compromising role, to stimulate revolutionary radicalization and counterbalance the reactionary and radical role played by the radical Islamic forces, which the military council invokes in its hardening position.

The next leg of the current round will be the legislation of the ‘Transitional Constitutional Document of 2019’, which in its current form combines principles that can be described as very advanced, more advanced than all Arab constitutions, including the new Tunisian constitution, and the consecration of the balance of power and dual power. In terms of legitimizing the participation of the leadership of the armed forces in political power, even worse than Egypt’s current constitution. However, such bargaining is still hampered by the presence of a military leadership that is trying in various ways to circumvent the demands of the movement and distort them in the implementation, as it did recently in the alleged investigation of the massacre committed by the “Rapid Support Forces”, as well as the wing of the most reactionary armed forces persevering in Sabotage the bargaining and push things towards a military resolution, as evidenced by the killing of demonstrators in Abyad on Monday.

One of the adage of the Chinese revolutionary leader, Mao Zedong, is that “political power emanates from the barrel of a gun.” If it is true that this reflects a revolutionary experience that was carried out by force of arms through a prolonged popular war, it nevertheless contains the obvious fact that political power is incomplete without the holding of armed force. The big bet for the Sudanese revolution lies in the ability to ultimately control the armed forces by employing the power of the powerless people to that end.

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The deal of the century is clear on the ground

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At the same time, he and his advisers argue that Israel has the right to include and Jews large parts of the West Bank, release settlements, and demolish Palestinian homes in an unprecedented manner. Now since 1967, this demolition has not been years, and Kushner says that the Palestinians are not ready and unable to govern themselves, and Greenblatt says the Palestinians have no right to have a state. ”

The question being asked today after the failure of the Bahrain conference will succeed Israel and others In achieving what the conference failed to achieve? Dealing with the residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to achieve economic prosperity, and also in Lebanon, imposing measures that restrict and restrict the freedom of work of Palestinian refugees to deport them to the Diaspora.

 The question that arises today after the failure of the Bahrain conference will Israel and others succeed in achieving what the conference failed to achieve? By working with the residents of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve economic prosperity, and also in Lebanon, imposing measures that restrict and restrict the freedom of work of Palestinian refugees to deport them to the Diaspora. The question that arises today after the failure of the Bahrain conference will Israel and others succeed in achieving what the conference failed to achieve? 

By working with the residents of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve economic prosperity, and also in Lebanon, imposing measures that restrict and restrict the freedom of work of Palestinian refugees to deport them to the Diaspora.

According to media reports, Israeli women officers are working to improve relations with the Palestinian Authority, and today they are leading the civil administration in the West Bank. They say, “Today we are helping Israeli leaders make a better decision, and the brigade leaders today are more attentive to what is happening on the Palestinian street.” In a private meeting, they explain the key to security calm in the West Bank.

The professional debate among the four officers of the Civil Administration reflects the dilemma that exists in the Israeli military establishment, in the Civil Administration, as well as the US Administration. In light of reports on the main points of the peace plan, the million-dollar question rises more than ever: Palestinians economic prosperity over a state S sovereignty? Is living the Palestinian youth level is more important than the national struggle?        

The most important question

The officers say, “The moment you press the Palestinian boy in al-Aqsa, he will respond,” explains the introduction to the doctrine of Edith Zergrian. “There are symbols, such as Jerusalem, that they will not give up. But yesterday, with the passage of the PA’s social security law, more demonstrators, tens of thousands of Palestinians, have taken out more than every day of the national celebration,” explains the head of the civil coordination branch. “When soldiers enter at midnight a young man’s house in Nablus, it turns him into a Qomji, but there is a whole new generation in the West Bank that is more affected by the Internet and will increase his Qomji if there is no normalization.

The 20-year-old Palestinian is interested in finding Job, many people surf the Internet and aspire to live in Tel Aviv, and still have a high Palestinian identity, but still aspires to live in Israel, and not in the Arab countries, so it is important to develop business to adapt.

Lieutenant Colonel Mali Miri, head of infrastructure in the Civil Administration, said: “Whoever is not born in 1995, most likely, has not seen Tel Aviv – and we encourage him to go out to see the sea, not see the soldiers at the checkpoint only.” Major Tally Crotro Aharon, head of the Bethlehem District Coordination and Liaison Department, also claims that the influence of “nationalism” has declined. “It is better to be violent in the virtual talk, not with stones at the checkpoint. Palestinian society is undergoing changes, and it is becoming more and more Western. We see this using mobile phones, hairstyles and clothes. The individual is in the center.” Lt. Col. Sagit Zgalski, Head of Operations and Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, believes that the younger generation in the Palestinian street favors a comfortable and western life, compared to a veteran generation that does not want economic peace.

Improve social and economic life

One point where there is no disagreement. When the social and economic lives of millions of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza improve, the relative security situation will be maintained and will improve. They have no illusions that peace will come tomorrow morning. But at the end of the day, every side talk by the Palestinians on security issues comes back to the civil economic issue as if both sides are tired of the violence and just trying to improve their daily lives. 

The new head of the Bethlehem Civil Administration notes that “the booming economy makes the population live in peace, and today the bank account occupies the Palestinian citizen more than Hamas or Islamic Jihad.” We have worked to make the big crossings a quick gateway, and today it takes the Palestinians from seconds to minutes to cross the roadblocks around Jerusalem while in the past waiting hours. ”

Officer Sally Meir uses the term “normalization” as a possible goal. “Today, too, there are Palestinian villages that do not yet have electricity and water infrastructure.

The introduction of Gaza workers to Israel

According to the website of Yedioth Ahronoth, the IDF and the so-called “coordinator of the operations of the occupation government in the occupied Palestinian territories in 1967” in principle support this step, and the regional councils in the Gaza envelope have shown interest in it It quoted the security source as saying that he (the rest p. 6)

“In the Gaza Strip they would prefer to work in Israel rather than dig tunnels,” he said. The same context?

Lebanese Minister of Labor decided to Kamil Abu Suleiman , the treatment of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are similar to foreign workers and questions that arise in this context are: Why was a decision to impose procedures narrow and restrict the freedom of action of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon at this particular time? Is it true, as the Minister of Labor has said, that the measures were an implementation of an earlier decision, or a violation of the decisions of the Lebanese government?        

 What is the aim of seeking to impose such measures on Palestinian workers after seventy-one years of asylum as if they were foreigners? Is this not related to the project of resettlement and displacement that the deal of the century aims to eliminate the right of return for Palestinian refugees?

 Firstly, the issuance of such measures came in terms of its Lebanese timing, directly related to the existence of a Labor Minister belonging to the Lebanese Forces Party, known for its political position that does not support the right of the Palestinian people. Hence, the forces of the party implicitly support the displacement of Palestinians from Lebanon to other countries in Europe or non-Europe, (although despite the natural increase, the number of Palestinians is decreasing in Lebanon as a result of the same undeclared policy), which is in the service of the plan to deport refugees from Palestine The measures taken by Minister Abu Suleiman lead to this goal by increasing the difficulties of life for the Palestinian refugees to immigrate to the various countries of the world in order to get out of the cruel life they live in injustice and the situation of persecution and deprivation of the most basic rights. Insa N. 

Second, there is no doubt that the action of the Minister of Labor is inseparable from what the US administration seeks to abolish UNRWA, which witnesses the issue of refugees and provide international assistance to them until they return to their lands and homes from which they were displaced in 1948. It is known that the Arab countries of the United States of America is in charge of the marketing of this dangerous deal, as it is known that the Forces Party has ties with these countries and the United States also have relations Li subordination in the implementation of its policies…       

 Therefore, a radical reconsideration of the Lebanese state’s approach to the Palestinian refugee issue is required by establishing a policy based on the recognition of their civil, social and political rights, and the abolition of all unfair inhuman decisions and laws that contradict Lebanon’s position in support of the Palestinian cause and supporting the right of the Palestinian people to resist them. To regain his usurped rights, rejecting the resettlement schemes on the basis of supporting the right of return to land and homes in Palestine.   

 The economic aspect of the “deal of the century” means turning the Palestinian question into predominantly compromised real estate, and some money to stabilize the refugees inside the Palestinians who are besieged and displaced by the settlements; and, more importantly, to transform the displaced outside the borders of Palestine in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria into refugees forever. Money as it is said! “

United in the face of the deal of the century

The supreme national issues need to go beyond the status of the existing division, the distance between them, and to meet in a national body to deal with a general national issue that has nothing to do with division or elections, the national unity government, or the organization. It does not concern Fatah alone, nor Hamas alone.

 United in the face of the deal, the deal is not inevitable, and that America with its power and greatness is not inevitable capacity of the Palestinian people, and therefore the Palestinians reject the deal, and are ready to resist US influence, and to resist the Israeli occupation. The conflict over Palestine remains the occupation, and America cannot change the geography of the region, because Palestine is a free people that does not sell its land and homeland with the money of America, Israel and the Arabs. The confrontation is happening, but what is lacking is unified practical positions to confront any executive step taken by the enemy, its allies, or its agents on the land of Palestine.

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The Corrupt Stalker Barak Cohen Is Called For An Investigation Because Of Naziyahu’s Son

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The famous political and social activist, lawyer Barak Cohen, who has been known to prosecute and harass corrupt businessmen and politicians by filming them in public places and asking embarrassing questions and often insults, was summoned yesterday by the police to investigate after a complaint by the son of the Prime Minister, Avner Netanyahu.

A week ago, Barak Cohen pursued Avner Netanyahu while he and his friends were at a restaurant, where he filmed a video of his screaming charges against the prime minister’s son. Cohen and some activists have recently taken protest steps, dubbed “Coming to Netanyahu,” by directly pursuing and protesting against people associated with the prime minister and his family members as “guardians of Netanyahu’s rule,” as they put it.

Avner Netanyahu commented on his Facebook page:

Cohen, for his part, commented: “Corruption, fraud and dishonesty are serious criminal offenses. Protests against those who do them are a practice of natural citizenship.” Describing Netanyahu the son as “cowardly young.”

 

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Palestine: 100 prisoners join the strike from all prisons

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By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

JERUSALEM – 100 prisoners from different Nazi camp’s joined an open-ended hunger strike on Monday to protest against the failure of the Nazi camp administration to implement what has been agreed on carcinogenic jamming devices.

The Prisoners Information Office said that the prisoners were closed yesterday evening, most of the sections in solidarity with the striking prisoners for the lack of commitment to the “prison administration” of what has been agreed on jamming carcinogens.

The office pointed out that the conditions inside the prisons are taking an escalation and the coming hours are decisive, and the management of the Nazi camp insists on its position not to implement what was agreed on the jamming devices, pointing out that new leaders of the captive movement will join the strike, in addition to new numbers of several prisons, unless provided Prison management solutions meet what has been agreed.

He stressed that a number of prisoners are still on hunger strike and water from several days in the prisons of the occupation.

He stressed the captive movement in prisons, that they will have protest steps in various forms in the coming hours, calling on all prisoners to prepare and prepare for any decision issued by them to defend the rights and gains and face the repression machine, according to the office.

It is noteworthy that the prisoners gave Wednesday, the prison administration for 24 hours to respond to a number of demands: activating the public telephone for five days and remove jamming devices, and return strikers who were transferred from the prison “Raymond” to the prison “Nafha” and the number (23) prisoners, In addition to stopping inspection campaigns.

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“Damn Your Parliament And Constitution”: A Short Story On American Democracy

By: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr

America’s efforts to overthrow the regime in Venezuela seem to have reached a dead end, and now the Trump administration’s battle against the Venezuelan leadership and against democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro is disappointingly failing, even though the US administration refuses to admit it. Under the well-known American argument, concern for democracy, the US administration imposed a suffocating blockade on Venezuela, practiced international bullying, fought a distorted media campaign against the Venezuelan government, carried out several assassination attempts on the president and attempts at a military coup, supported the client opposition with all its economic, political, media and intelligence power. And set up a president from her in a shameless Come on the decision of the Venezuelan people and all this of course out of concern for democracy ..

History attests to the constant American concern for democracy around the world, and the stories of careful US “democratic” interventions in the world are not counted: coups backed by elected governments, crushing popular aspirations for democracy, bloody military interventions in the name of democracy. But there is no more expression of the American doctrine of democracy than Lyndon Johnson’s administration with its crudeness and rudeness that abandoned all diplomatic caveats and deceptive language, and in particular his conversation with the Greek ambassador in 1964 of its initiation and professionalism.

Johnson, who succeeded John F. Kennedy in the US presidency, has been clear since taking office in his full adoption of the doctrine of Thomas Mann, a US diplomat specializing in Latin America. The interests of their people. The United States no longer discriminates against right-wing dictatorships and considers that military assistance is a better investment than Kennedy’s economic aid. Brazil, the fifth richest country in the world in natural resources, was the first to suffer from Johnson’s policies and doctrine. This is what angered the Johnson administration, which was not prepared to tolerate another Cuban model in its backyard.

Johnson first cut Brazil’s economic aid sharply, raising inflation to unprecedented limits. The CIA also financed large anti-government rallies. The new 50,000 people practiced brutal repression against all dissidents and imposed a bloody repressive climate on Brazil under the eyes of the grateful US administration. Johnson even lavished the new dictatorship with $ 2 billion over the next six years of US aid.

Johnson’s next step was the Dominicans. In 1965, Johnson sent 23,000 troops to crush a popular uprising seeking to restore constitutional order after a military coup against President Juan Bush, the first democratically elected president in the Dominican history, whose social and economic reforms aroused businessmen and state-allied landlords. United States. The uprising was crushed under American guns, the rule of the pro-American dictatorship and the elimination of all those demanding the return of the constitution and democracy, or as the American propaganda, called “pro-communist”. “There is no doubt that they are trying to replicate Castro’s model. They are now moving elsewhere in the hemisphere and may be part of a communist model associated with Vietnam,” Johnson told his lawyer.

In Greece, where the United States supported a far-right government that emerged in the early 1960s, a popular movement and a strong yearning for democracy, which made Greece its first cradle, Democrat President Georgios Papandreou reinstated the prime minister in defiance of the interests of the United States and its allies in Greece. Listen to me, Ambassador, damn your parliament and your constitution! America is an elephant! Cyprus and Greece are just fleas. He added, threatening: “We pay a lot of dollars to Greece, Ambassador, if your prime minister continues to talk about democracy, he and his parliament and constitution will not live long.”

Johnson actually carried out his threat and did not last long. The military junta seized power in 1967 with US support and imposed a repressive rule that was dumped by backwardness and reaction. Oppositions. Under the presidency of Georgios Papdlos, who once served as captain in the Nazi security battalion to track down Greek resistance fighters, he later became the first CIA agent to head a European state.

“Damn your parliament and your constitution! Damn your democracy”, this is not only Johnson’s message to the Greek ambassador at the time, this is the historic message of the United States to all the peoples of the world, every people decides to take their decision in their own hands and use their resources to develop themselves and not to accumulate profit Major US companies. All the people of the world are nothing but fleas for the American elephant will not hesitate to crush them under his foot if he bothered him with its true democracy, with its yearning for liberation. But the Venezuelan “flea”, crushing the crush, is now wracked by the elephant returning to Washington, disappointed with his tail in his feet.

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