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Jerusalem Politicians Exiled by Israeli Occupation – Demand Justice

London, UK, 18 March, 2013 – Since the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) elections in 2006, parliamentarians from Jerusalem (including a former minister) have suffered intimidation, imprisonment and forced deportation, by the Israeli authorities. A new report, released this week, by the Arab Organisation for Human Rights, UK(AOHR), catalogues the campaign by Israeli Authority agencies against […]

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Palestinian Asylum Seekers

by Lauren Booth & O. Qashoo On the 21st, 27th and 29th of June, three asylum seeker vessels heading from the port of Pelabuhan Ratu on the south-eastern coast of Java – a popular embarkation point on the Australian coast disappeared. The boats were overladen with men, women and children desperately seeking a new life, […]

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If Palestinians disappear, who cares?

Osama Qashoo, film director, activist Extra reporting; Lauren Booth On the 21 and 27 June, two asylum seeker vessels heading from port of  Pelabuhan Ratu on the south-eastern coast of Java – a popular embarkation point for Australia disappeared. The boats were overladen with men, women and children, desperately seeking a new life, when the […]

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Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Day 3

The American government has issued an arrest warrant for American citizen Yonas Fikre, 33, who is seeking asylum in Sweden. This comes, after the Ethiopia-born resident of Portland, Ore, publicly alleged illegal detention and torture while in the United Arab Emirates – carried out at the behest of the FBI. The FBI response is predictable; […]

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Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Day 2

DAY TWO Evidence from Jameela Abbas, Iraq. 57 years old. Former chief of the corporation of unions in Kirkuk. Now based in Damascus, Syria. She was held at airport detention centre and then Abu Ghraib. This is a partial transcript of her testimony to the Tribunal. Jan 13 2004 in the early hours US military […]

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Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Day 1

When authority entrusted to further truth and justice betrays that trust, two options remain: one is to throw up your hands in despair and resignation; the other is to reclaim that power and to hold authority accountable. This is the statement of intent from the Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War on the first day […]

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We are all Palestinians

Thanks to the signature of Barak Obusha, on the National Defense Authorization Act, 2012 promises to be a bumper year, for one of the only US markets still enjoying growth; the ‘security’ and prisons industry. The bill, leaves some politicians queasy, even Obama said, pen poised, “The fact that I support this bill as a […]

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