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Calling All Squatters! - Old and New

Got any positive, funny or random stories from your squatting experiences?

We're putting together an exhibition and zine with positive squatting stories to contradict and show the other side to squatting, to the one regurgitated again and again by the mainstream media.

Wherever you squatted, be it Brixton or Kurdistan, or whether you squat now or you did in the 70s, any positive stories are welcomed – the more varied in time & place the better. Some of the stories we have so far include from after the second world war when families took refuge by squatting abandoned army barracks, as so many homes had be bombed in the blitz, as well as some stories of how newly arrived Asian families to Britain gave up the council housing they had received to squat together in empty estates to avoid the racial abuse they were suffering.

Your stories don't have to be this extreme though, anything that is positive, funny or in some way a success of managing to stick it up to the landlords or a successful use of squatting for a protest or campaign, is very much welcomed. The stories don't have to be your own experiences but can be ones of friends, or ones you've heard, just so long as they are true.

Any good pictures you might have that can accompany the stories would be brilliant too. Also, if you have pictures of transformations you've made turning a destroyed building into a beautiful home, they would also be really appreciated. Of course you can be completely anonymous from anything you contribute.

Email stories & stuff to  [email protected]

Download a poster of this call out from here... www.drivehq.com/folder/p8480302.aspx

Many thanks!

World Week for the Abolition of Meat - May 2011 Campaign


יום סולידריות בינלאומי עם מרי מייסון ואריק מקדייוויד

ה11 ליוני כיום סולידריות, החל כיום בינלאומי בסולידריות עם האסיר האנרכיסט שנשפט לתקופת זמן ארוכה ג'ף "free" לוארס (ג'ף "החופשי" לוארס) ב2004. באותו זמן זמן ג'ף ריצה תקופת מאסר של מעל 22 שנה. מתוך זעם על ההרס הסביבתי המתרחש בקנה מידה עולמי ג'ף הצית שלושה רכבי 4*4 בסוכנות רכב באורגון. גזר הדין שקיבל היה אמור לשלח מסר לאחרים הזועמים על מלחמת הקפיטליזם באקוסיסטמות של כדה"א- ולאלה שמוכנים לעשות מעשה כדי לעצור זאת. ג'ף לא לבד בדאגותיו לגבי שינוי אקלימי, התדלדלות דלקים מאובנים (פוסיליים), זיהום והנדסה גנטית.

לאחר שנים של מאבק, ג'ף והצוות המשפטי שלו זכו בהפחתת גזר הדין, והוא שוחרר ב2009. אולם בשנים בהן ג'ף נאבק בגזר הדין שלו ועבור שחרורו, האפ בי איי (סוכנות החקירות הממשלתית האמריקאית) ביצעה סדרת אישומים ומעצרים מתוך נסיון למטט את הקהילה הרדיקלית הפועלת עבור מטרות סביבתיות ושחרור בעלי חיים. שני א/נשים שנלכדו במערבולת הדיכוי הזאת היו אריק מקדייויד ומרי מייסון.

אריק מקדייויד נעצר בינואר 2006 לאחר שנלכד על ידי סוכנת בהעסקת הממשל- "אנה"- והואשם בסעיף אחד-"קונספירציה". אריק- שמעולם לא ביצע שום פעולה והואשם במה שמסתכם ב"פשע מחשבה"- סירב לשתף פעולה עם המדינה ולקח את המקרה למשפט. לאחר משפט רצוף טעויות, חבר המושבעים הרשיע את אריק. נגזר דינו לכמעט 20 שנה בכלא. מידע נוסף ניתן למצוא בכתובת:

מרי מייסון נעצרה במרץ 2008, לאחר שבן הזוג שלה לשעבר פראנק אמברוז- הפך לסוכן של האףביאיי  ביודעה כי אם תלך למשפט יתכן וגזר דינה יהיה מאסר עולם, מרי קיבלה את עסקת טיעון בספטמבר 2008, והודתה במעורבותה בשריפת משרד המקושר עם הנדסה גנטית והרס פריט ציוד שמשמש לכריתת עצים. בעת מתן גזר הדין שלה בפברואר מרי נידונה לכמעט 22 שנים בכלא. (מרי טבעונית).
מידע נוסף ניתן למצוא בכתובת:

מרי ואריק חולקים את הכבוד המפוקפק של תקופת המאסר הארוכה ביותר לפעילות שחרור בעלי החיים והסביבה כלשהו בארה"ב.

אנא הצטרפו אלינו ביום סולידריות בינלאומי עם מרי מייסון ואריק מקדיוויד ב11 ליוני. זהו זמן לזכור את חברינו אשר בכלא- אשר ממשיכים את מאבקם מתוכו. זהו זמן להמשיך ולחזק את העבודה שעבורה מרי ואריק מרצים תקופה ארוכה כלכך- להאבק נגד קפיטליזם, הרס סביבתי, ניצול בעלי חיים, וצורות אחרות של שליטה בחברת הכלא הזאת

שחררו את מרי ואריק!
שחררו את כל האסירים!


למידע נוסף או ליידע לגבי אירוח אירוע בבקשה כתבו אלינו ל:
  [email protected]

Richard Goldstone's Fall from Grace

 Richard Goldstone's Fall from Grace - by Stephen Lendman


The line from Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafor explains, saying: "Things are seldom as they seem. Skim milk masquerades as cream."


Goldstone's shameless reversal exposes the true man, a Judas, not what most people believed. Why is at issue? More on that below.


Two previous articles articles discussed his retraction, accessed through the following links:






On April 1, his Washington Post op-ed headlined, "Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes," saying:


"Our report found evidence potential war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity by both Israel and Hamas." The latter ones, in fact, were minor by comparison, responding only to Israeli provocations.


Israel's, however, "were based on the deaths of and injuries to civilians in situations where....evidence (pointed to no) other reasonable conclusion."


However, dismissing irrefutable evidence, his and other inquiries uncovered, Goldstone softened his initial condemnation, ignoring how all Israeli investigations whitewash crimes of war and against humanity.


According to PCHR:


"Rather than uphold the rule of law, the Israeli investigative and judicial system is artfully manipulated to provide an illusion of investigative and judicial rigour, while systematically perpetuating pervasive impunity" for crimes too extreme to ignore.


Most often, in fact, investigations are avoided, Israel undertaking them only under extreme pressure. When initiated, however, absolution follows every time without exception, no matter how extreme or heinous the crimes. Only occasionally, however, are a few low-ranking soldiers charged minor offenses to distract from major ones.


As a result, IDF Chief of Staff, General Gabi Ashkenazi's investigation concluded that "throughout the fighting in Gaza, the IDF operated in accordance with international law." 


In fact, daily crimes of war and against humanity were committed, mostly affecting civilian men, women and children. They were deliberately targeted in residential neighborhoods in clear violation of international law, prohibiting attacks against non-combatants and non-military related sites.


Under the Hague Regulations of 1907, Fourth Geneva, Geneva's Common Article III, and other international laws, civilians are protected persons. So is civilian property. Attacking them is prohibited. War crimes are clearly defined. The principles of distinction and proportionality also apply:


-- distinction between combatants and military targets v. civilians and non-military ones; attacking latter ones are war crimes except when civilians take direct part in hostilities; and


-- proportionality prohibits disproportionate, indiscriminate force likely to cause damage to or loss of lives and objects.


Moreover, precautions must be taken to avoid and minimize incidental loss of civilian lives, injuries to them, and damage to non-military sites. Under Fourth Geneva, they must be given "effective advance warning" and "neutralized zones" where they can be as safe as possible.


Fourth Geneva also prohibits collective punishment; the use of human shields; private property destruction; torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; denying the population adequate amounts of food and medical supplies; and assuring free passage of all "consignments" intended for civilian purposes. 


Under international law, Israel willfully and repeatedly commits grievous crimes of war and against humanity. Justice demands those responsible be prosecuted. Material below on Cast Lead explains why.


Illegal White Phosphorous and Flechette Shells Used


Israeli forces used these and other illegal weapons in densely populated residential areas. Flechettes are 4cm-long metal darts used as anti-personnel weapons that can penetrate human bone and inflict horrific injuries. One artillery shell contains from 5,000 - 8,000 of them. After firing, the shell ruptures, releasing them at high speed in a funnel-shaped pattern over a range of about 300 meters.


White phosphorous is a flammable chemical used both  incendiary weapon and smoke screen. When exposed to air, it spontaneously ignites and keeps burning until either all of it is consumed or it's deprived of oxygen. On human flesh it causes severe second and third degree chemical burns that are extremely hard to treat, as well as suffocation, convulsions, severe eye pain and inhalation complications. 


Head of Al-Shifa Hospital's burn unit, Dr. Nafez Abu Sha'gan, said persons were admitted with "severe burns due to which (their) muscles and body cells (were) completely destroyed." In some cases, amputations were necessary. Others sustained fractures, internal hemorrhaging, and three patients died after surgery.


Using Civilians as Human Shields, Holding Others in Their Homes as Hostages


Fourth Geneva's Article 28 and Article 8(2)(b) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court explicitly prohibit both practices. Yet Israeli troops repeatedly forced civilians to walk in front of them as they searched houses. They also held them involuntarily during clashes with Palestinian resistance fighters. Others were subjected to various humiliations and cruel treatment in their homes.


Attacking Medical Crews and Humanitarian Relief Personnel


Dozens were killed or wounded. Many of the injured were denied health care. As a result, dozens bled to death in close proximity to soldiers. Medical personnel, ambulances, and fire fighters were prevented from helping them. In total, two doctors, five paramedics and one driver were killed. Another 50 were wounded. Shelling destroyed or heavily damaged dozens of hospitals and medical centers.


Fourth Geneva's Articles 14 - 23 explicitly protect medical personnel and facilities. Article 20 states:


"persons regularly and solely engaged in the operation and administration of civilian hospitals, including the personnel engaged in the search for, removal and transporting of and caring for wounded and sick civilians, the infirm and maternity cases, shall be respected and protected."


Israel's non-compliance caused widespread suffering throughout Gaza, especially affecting those who lost loved ones or were denied proper treatment for their wounds. Many died as a result.


Targeting Journalists and the Mass Media


International human rights laws protect journalists as civilians and ensure their right of free expression, opinion, access to information, and freedom to report it. Nonetheless, Israeli forces fired indiscriminately at them, killed two, wounded nine more, detained others, shelled five media offices, and denied international journalists access to Gaza for a month before the war and throughout hostilities by declaring the Strip a closed military zone.


Attacking Educational Institutions


The attacks were heavy enough to bring the entire educational sector to a halt, depriving half a million students one month's education or more. Many of them and their teachers were also killed, many others wounded, and public, private, and UNRWA schools were either partially or entirely destroyed. Universities were also attacked with the same disturbing results.


Violations of the Right to Life


Israeli attacks killed or wounded many children and young men and women at school, including on the offensive's first day when air strikes coincided with the end of the first school day shift and beginning of the second when most students were on Gaza's streets.


HIgher educational institutions were also struck, damaged and in some cases heavily. Included were the Islamic University, al-Azhar University's Faculty of Agriculture in Beit Hanoun, the University College for Applied Sciences, al-Aqsa University, Palestine University, al-Quds Open University and the College of Science and Technology.


Attacking NGOs


The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Union of Agriculture Relief Committees, al-Karama Society for Children of Martyrs, Union of Medical Care Committees, and other NGO and charitable groups were directly targeted and heavily damaged.


Arrests, Torture, and Other Forms of Cruel and Abusive Treatment


Israeli forces made large numbers of arbitrary arrests, transferred those seized to detention facilities, and subjected them to harsh torture and abuse, including beatings, exposure to severe cold, starvation, and sleep deprivation. Most of those arrested were civilians taken from houses stormed by Israeli troops, including children and the elderly, some of whom were used as human shields.


Destruction of Civilian Facilities


Ones targeted, destroyed or damaged included government buildings, homes, businesses, mosques, hospitals and medical clinics, graveyards, schools, media institutions, agricultural land, irrigation networks, fishing harbors and boats, animal and bird farms, beehives, sports clubs, and more.


The destruction of houses and residential buildings created an unprecedented state of forced migration, affecting 450,000 Palestinian civilians forced to seek shelter. In fact, thousands of families lost everything - their homes, property, personal belongings, identity cards, passports, birth certificates, and worst of all husbands, wives, children and other extended family members.


Destruction of Government Ministries, Local Councils, and Other Facilities


Attacks targeted the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, police stations and compounds, municipality structures, and numerous other facilities.


Infrastructure Destruction


Infrastructure affected included main and secondary roads, water and sewage networks, power transformers, high and low pressure power networks, communication networks, and more, causing serious disruptions to vitally needed services.


Economic Infrastructure Destruction


The entire economy was devastated, compounding the many months under siege, including a total import and export ban. Yet air and ground attacks destroyed industrial, agricultural, commercial, tourist, service and construction facilities, including concrete and brick factories and material storage facilities. It was pre-planned, systematic, and illegal under international law. As a result, the entire economy, already reeling under siege, was decimated.


Destruction of Cultural Property


Included were archaeological buildings, museums, historic sites, religious ones, ancient buildings, heritage centers, the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry, and more such as invaluable art works, manuscripts, books, and other objects of historic, cultural, religious or scientific value.


Aggravating an Already Severe Humanitarian Crisis


Already in dire need, the conflict caused a far greater crisis, leaving many thousands of Gazans without essentials for their health, well-being or safety. Most lacked everything, including enough food, medical care, shelter, clean water, power, and virtually everything normal societies need. Extreme poverty and unemployment made it worse under near impossible conditions.


Targeting Humanitarian Organizations and Personnel


Ones struck were distributing food, medicines, fuel, blankets, and other essentials. In addition, basic services providing water, sanitation, power and much more were disrupted or destroyed.


All of the above was deliberate, in clear violation of international law, including willfully targeting non-combatant men, women, and children. Goldstone knows it, yet shamelessly backtracked in his Washington Post op-ed. Clearly, he was either bribed, co-opted, or coerced to do it, sacrificing his own reputation in the process. As a result, he'll no longer be believed, respected or trusted. The price of betrayal is condemnation and ostracism.


The Power of the Israeli Lobby


In his important 2006 book titled, "The Power of Israel in the United States," James Petras brilliantly explained its influence on US policy. It extends to the highest levels of government, the business community, academia, the clergy, the mass media, Hollywood, and as Edward Said once said about the Senate: Virtually "the entire (body) can be marshaled in a matter of hours into" coming together for Israel. Nearly the entire House as well. In addition, the Lobby exerts great influence over foreign governments and institutions, notably in the West.


Key is in the high proportion of Jewish families among the wealthiest and most dominant in America. Included are billionaires and many others who've created a "tyranny of Israel over the US" with consequences grave enough to threaten world peace, security, the global economy, and democracy's future in America and elsewhere.


Given that extreme power, it's no surprise how easily Goldstone and others can be co-opted. As a result, Israel literally gets away with mass murder. It also receives more US assistance than all other nations combined, and special privileges with it, including:


-- billions of dollars in annual aid;


-- the latest weapons and technology;


-- low or no interest loans;


-- some simply waived and not repaid; 


-- additional monetary aid as requested;


-- unrestricted US market access for its products and services;


-- free entry of its immigrants;


-- guaranteed Security Council vetoes for resolutions unfavorable to its interests;


-- freedom to operate covertly inside America, including on US military bases; and


-- Washington's unconditional partnership in aggressive wars against Palestine, Lebanon and other targets.


Even when harming US interests, Israel gets what it wants because Zionist power extends well beyond the Lobby. Petras explains it includes a:


"complex network of interrelated formal and informal groups, operating at the international, national, regional, and local levels," unconditionally supporting Israeli occupation, aggressive wars, and slow-motion genocide in Gaza.


On April 1, overlooking inconvenient facts, including his own investigation, Goldstone capitulated, selling his soul to the power of wrong over right, at the expense of his honor, character, dignity, and high-mindedness, erased in a single op-ed too late to retract.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.



Giveet, Collaborative peer to peer donation website under Free Licence


(First of all, I am not a native speaker, so sorry if there are couple mistakes...)

I want to communicate about the peer to peer donation website GIVEET : www.giveet.org.

It's a french project from the association e-cosystems and it has some specifications such as :

-Done under Free License

-Drawings can be reused under a Creative Commons License

-It's free

-There is an access for handicap people

-It's multilingual

-It respects the W3C internet protocol

-It's collaborative

I hope you will like it !

PS : If you want to contribute (translation or something else), you are welcome on http://www.e-cosystems.org/forum

DIY Tel Aviv is back!

DIY Tel Aviv is the first truly alternative city guide to Tel Aviv in the English language.

The second edition is out now and is 185 pages long in ebook form. It's updated every month with information about underground culture in Tel Aviv, including a whole chapter about politics and activism.

It's specifically designed to be suitable not only for tourists but also for people spending more time in town (volunteers, interns, activists, etc.) who want to find out more about the real Israel and make contact with likeminded individuals working to make it better.


p2mecca (Point To Mecca) - One day who knows... It would be too late!

p2mecca - Global Flashmob Friday, 25/02/2011 at 12:00 (local) point a finger at Mecca. (Googleearth used for localization).

פסטיבל פאנק נגד פאשיזם

הרוגטקה, סלון מזל והפאנק רוק גאות להציג:

מיניפסט פאנק נגד פאשיזם




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