Tags: Palestine

All that I owe (to the 70 years of the Palestinian struggle to return)*

To say that Palestine is in a “state of war” or “at war” is to obscure the fact that it has been occupied. The occupation of Palestine by Israel since 1948 is a state of war that breeds resistance. The terrorist tagging of Palestinians, the racism against the Arab people and the demonization of Islam are crucial to maintaining the architecture of a settler colonial state that now rides on western imperialist logic of accumulation of wealth by mass murder.

Filipinos join call to stop US-backed Israeli attacks on Gaza

MANILA – Artists, yoga practitioners and activists staged a solidarity action for the people of Palestine at the Boy Scout Circle, Timog ave., Quezon City, Aug. 7. Led by the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), the protesters condemned the US-backed Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. To date, nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been killed.…

Activists from the multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) held a protest near the US embassy in Manila to protest the US government’s continuing support for Israel. For almost three weeks now, Israel has been carrying out bombing raids followed by ground assault on Gaza. The death toll is estimated to have now passed 1,000…

Israeli ground troops and tanks cut swaths through the Gaza Strip early Sunday, cutting the coastal territory into two and surrounding its biggest city as the new phase of a devastating offensive against Hamas militants gained momentum. The military used overwhelming firepower from tanks, artillery and aircraft to protect the advancing soldiers, and Gaza officials…