UK Repression Newswire Archive
02-06-2010 06:38“It depends on what you mean by Zionism. I was a Zionist activist in my youth. For me, Zionism meant opposition to a Jewish state. The Zionist movement did not come out officially in favor of a Jewish state until 1942. Before this it was merely the intent of the Zionist leadership. The Zionist movement for a long time stood against the establishment of a Jewish state because such a state would be discriminatory and racist.”
~ Noam Chomsky
‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.’
After the failure of the US/UK states to allow one single sanction against Israel, following the attack on the Flotilla boat yesterday, news is breaking that another two boats are already en route to Gaza.
The MV Rachel Corrie, which was held up in Malta due to technical problems is currently sailing towards Gaza with a crew of Irish and Malaysian activists in a bid to deliver its cargo of aid supplies to the besieged people of Gaza. It is expected to reach Gazan teritorial waters tomorrow, according to a spokeswoman for the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign said, quoted in the Irish times. However, Greta Berlin, a spokesperson for the Free Gaza Movement said that the boat may not arrive until next week.
01-06-2010 12:23Over 800 people gathered outside the BBC in Manchester in what was an angry and determined protest. Everyone gathered was outraged by the massacre committed by the Israeli military against aid workers bound for Gaza aboard a humanitarian flotilla organised by activists, MEP’s, trade unionists and journalists from across the world.
01-06-2010 11:06Petition about the continuing internment and human rights violations against over 100,000 Tamils in Sri Lanka.
While these naval deployments were underway in the Persian Gulf, Israel was also involved in war games in the Mediterraean. The war game codenamed "MINOAS 2010" was carried out at a Greek air base in Souda Bay, on the island of Crete.
Also, in the wake of the decision directed against Israel's nuclear weapons under the auspices of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the White House reaffirmed not only its support to Israel, but also to Israel's nuclear weapons capabilities. The statement issued one day before the raid on the flotilla points to US support of "Israel's strategic and deterrence capabilities, which also include the launching of a pre-emptive nuclear attack on Iran.
31-05-2010 20:03Our warmest condolances go out to the families who lost their loved ones today when the flotilla was attacked.
We propose a global moment of silence this Friday at noon Greenwich time to mourn our collective loss, and unify ourselves globally against ALL repression, no matter the place, language, "nationality", creed, gender, identity, etc., of the person who suffers repression.
The vigil was called at very short notice, and coincided with the larger demo outside Isreali embassy in London. In Cambridge people gathered with peace signs as well as plackards with slogans such as "stop the occupation", and "end the blockade on Gaza". Leaflets were distributed with background on the occupation of Palestine, and activists chalked the news on the pavement.
31-05-2010 12:06The Nokia corporation just launched a new online marketing campaign. It is an alternate reality game named "Conspiracy for good".
31-05-2010 11:39Gaza massacre of aid convoy dudes - meet up anywhere in Southampton and also at the Bargate. Stay awake whilst society slumbers even if it is a bank holiday monday - bank on yourself showing no - VIGIL.
31-05-2010 11:28More demos seem to be being called every minute - please post them up here so people know where to go.
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Greek indymedia reports http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1177477
at least two dead, from other media sources
Guardian corroborate "Two TV networks are reporting that Israeli warships have attacked the six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid for blockaded Gaza, killing at least two and wounding an unknown number of people on board."