Posts Tagged ‘blockade’

Venezuela: Democracy Versus Blockade

Venezuela: Democracy Versus Blockade Above photo: Bill Hackwell. On December 6 there will be elections in Venezuela to elect all the deputies to the National Assembly (NA), an event of extraordinary political transcendence. But before going into that subject I will mention the elections that will be held in several Latin American countries in the coming […]

Extinction Rebellion blockade of UK newspaper printing plants ‘completely unacceptable’: Johnson

Environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion have blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers on Saturday. The group said it targeted printworks at Broxbourne, north of London, and Knowsley in northwest England that are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Prime Minister Boris Johnson branded the demonstration “completely unacceptable” on Twitter, […]

Fairy Creek Blockade Expands To Protect Rare Old-Growth Forest

Above photo: Old-growth forest in the Fairy Creek Valley. Two weeks into a campaign to halt logging of ancient rainforests in the last intact watershed of the San Juan River system, activists have set up a third blockade on unceded Pacheedaht Territory. In the midst of an ongoing climate emergency, logging of the ancient rainforests continues […]

It Is Neither Decades of Occupation, Years of Blockade, Nor Days of Bombing. It Is Just “Shalom”!

By Al-Ahed The United Arab Emirates’ [UAE] Ambassador to the United States Yousef al-Otaiba hailed his country’s new agreement with the ‘Israeli’ entity occupying the land of Palestine and killing its people, and celebrated it with an opinion piece he wrote for Yedioth Ahronoth, with the title: “Shalom, salaam and welcome”! Turning a blind eye […]

Activists Blockade Entrance To Chemical Weapons Maker

Above photo: War Resisters League. Jamestown, PA – Five activists blockaded the entrance of Combined Systems Inc. on Monday with giant tear gas cans and gas masks, refusing to move. Right now, we are blockading the entrance of @CombinedSysInc w giant tear gas cans & gas masks, refusing to move. By shutting down this facility […]

Flotilla Challenging Israel’s Blockade Continues Towards Gaza

We are possibly a more motley crew than the passengers aboard the S.S.Minnow in the old U.S. TV series Gilligan’s Island: Among those who have joined us on one or more legs of the journey to Gaza as part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) are activists hailing from Spain, Israel, Norway, Malaysia, Canada (First Nations), Denmark […]

The Illegal israeli Blockade of Gaza: An Insult to All Civilised People Everywhere

The Illegal Israeli Blockade of Gaza: An Insult to All Civilised People Everywhere By Hans Stehling The Israeli blockade of Gaza’s 1.8 million residents from essential supplies of food, medicine, power and goods has now continued for 11 years!  This blockade is illegal, inhuman and an atrocity against a civilian population, the likes of which […]

The Ongoing Media Blockade Against Venezuela

Upon returning to the United States from Venezuela and reading the terrible media reporting of the election, it was evident that the people of the United States are being lied to. The Intrepid News Fund and Venezuela Analysis invited me and others to come to Venezuela for the election to see first hand what actually […]

Boat From Gaza Attempts To Break Israeli Blockade

Boat From Gaza Attempts To Break Israeli Blockade Above Photo: I interview Abdul Menim Aabed, 27 Abdul Menim Aabed, 27, is among a crowd of Gazan Palestinians who are anxious—despite the obvious danger—to be among the first to try to sail out of Gaza tomorrow on Al-Hurriyah (Liberty). The boat is being organized by the Great […]

Freedom flotilla to depart Gaza, another sets sail from Copenhagen in bid to break Gaza blockade

The National Higher Committee for the Great Return March (NHCGRM) announced yesterday that a flotilla of ships is going to depart the Gaza Strip for breaking the siege imposed by the Israeli occupation forces for more than eleven years, which led to a dire and unlivable situation in the coastal enclave. In a press conference held at the […]

Palestinian group challenges Schumer to visit Gaza and call for end to blockade

The Council on International Relations, a Gaza-based NGO, issued an invitation yesterday to New York Senator Chuck Schumer to come to Gaza so that he can see that he and the Palestinian community share many attributes, from humble origins to a high value for education. The group said it is confident that Schumer would call […]

The European Parliament Calls for Immediate End to Blockade on Gaza

The European Parliament Calls for Immediate End to Blockade on Gaza By The Palestinian Information Center, The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday called for an immediate and unconditional end to the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip and condemned the Israeli killing of peaceful protesters near Gaza’s eastern border over the past three weeks. The […]

What Anti-Adani Protestors Can Learn From The Jabiluka Blockade

One of Australia’s proudest land rights struggles is passing an important anniversary: it is 20 years since the establishment of the blockade camp at Jabiluka in Kakadu national park. This was the moment at which push would come to shove at one of the world’s largest high-grade uranium deposits. The industry would push, and people […]

More than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza died from israeli blockade

More than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza died from Israeli blockade People hold banners during a symbolic funeral held for victims of the Gaza blockade at Al-Saraya Square in Gaza City [Anadolu] The Gaza Strip’s collective of charitable organisations said more than 1,000 Palestinians have died as a result of the ongoing Israeli blockade on the […]

No ships in Yemen’s key port despite Saudi claim of lifting blockade

Two days after Houthi fighters fired a missile at Riyadh on November 4, Saudi Arabia sealed air, land and sea access to Yemen in an attempt to stop alleged ‘arms smuggling from Iran.’ Following a massive outcry from the UN and various aid agencies which warned of a humanitarian disaster, Riyadh agreed to lift the […]

Swedish NGO buys 2nd ship to help break Gaza blockade

A Swedish-based NGO has bought a second ship to use in its efforts to break strict 11-year-old Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. “We will go back again in May 2018 under the name ‘Armada for Gaza’ to break Israel’s blockade,” Ellen Hansson, spokeswoman for the Ship to Gaza Foundation, told Anadolu Agency. Hansson said […]

Yemen: Oxfam slams ‘medieval’ Saudi-led blockade

Press TV- Yemen is being pushed ever closer to famine after 1,000 days of Saudi Arabian-led war and “medieval” blockade, says an international charity group. “For 1,000 days, huge amounts of sophisticated modern weapons have pounded Yemen, and on top of that, we are now witnessing a medieval siege where mass starvation is being used […]

Trump urges Saudi Arabia to “immediately” end Yemen blockade

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What’s behind Trump’s Decision to Condemn the Saudi Blockade of Yemen?

In a brief statement issued Wednesday afternoon, President Trump called on Saudi leadership to completely lift the years long Saudi military blockade on war-torn Yemen. The unexpected announcement came on the same day President Trump delivered an extremely controversial televised address wherein he gave official US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “I have directed officials in my […]

Yemen: The US-Saudi Starvation Blockade

By Pat Buchanan • Unz Review • November 24, 2017 Our aim is to “starve the whole population — men, women, and children, old and young, wounded and sound — into submission,” said First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. He was speaking of Germany at the outset of the Great War of 1914-1918. Americans […]

Millions Face Starvation in Yemen Due to Saudi Arabia’s Blockade

Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the U.S. military for intelligence sharing, refueling flights for coalition warplanes, and the transfer of American-made cluster bombs, rockets, and other munitions used against targets in Yemen. Congress, however, has never authorized U.S. support for the war, which has caused 10,000 civilian deaths and has spiraled in recent […]

The Saudi blockade of Yemen is starving kids and killing thousands, so why is Washington still defending it?

The Saudi blockade of Yemen is starving kids and killing thousands, so why is Washington still defending it? Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and safely destroyed a missile aimed at the capital city of Riyadh by Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is intervening to oppose the rebels in the Yemeni civil […]

Aid Groups Call Saudi’s Total Blockade of Yemen a ‘Nightmare Scenario’

Nearly 20 humanitarian agencies on Wednesday warned of a “nightmare scenario” after the Saudi-led coalition blocked off all entry points to Yemen, a decision that cuts off life-saving aid and compounds the catastrophe in the war-ravaged country. “Yemen is the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis, with 21 million people in desperate need of assistance,” said Shane Stevenson, country […]

UN: Saudi blockade hindering aid delivery to starving Yemenis

Press TV- The United Nations has said that Saudi Arabia’s decision to shut down Yemen’s air, sea and land borders has prevented the UN from sending aid to the war-torn country. “There were no flight clearances granted to our flights today…We expected to have two flights going and those are on hold for now,” said […]

Behind the Saudi-led Blockade of Qatar

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UN chief calls for lifting Gaza blockade

Press TV- United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to the decade-long Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, describing the situation in the coastal Palestinian enclave as one of the most “dramatic humanitarian crises.” Guterres made the remarks during a visit on Wednesday to a school run by the UN agency […]

Activists Blockade Nuclear Base, Plead To De-escalate Crisis With North Korea

Photo: Leonard Eiger, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action Washington State – Activists blockaded the West Coast nuclear submarine base that would likely carry out a nuclear strike against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) should President Donald Trump give the order. Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, just 20 miles from Seattle, is home to the […]

The Big Picture – Can The Democrats Blockade TrumpCare?

The Big Picture – Can The Democrats Blockade TrumpCare? By The Big Pictureyoutube.com Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel News Co-op & Bryan Pruitt, RedState. With a vote on the still-secret Republican healthcare bill scheduled for sometime next week – Democrats are finally taking action to try and stop Mitch McConnell and the GOP. But will […]

The blockade of Qatar may have more to do with Palestine than we think

Source: By Nasim Ahmed | MEMO Israeli officials must have been tripping over each other in their rush to endorse the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar. “The Sunni Arab countries, apart from Qatar, are largely in the same boat with us since we all see a nuclear Iran as the number one threat […]

‘Not in a position to lecture’: Cuba fires back at Trump, says blockade ‘destined to fail’

“The United States is not in a position to give us lessons. We have serious concerns about the respect and guarantees of human rights in that country, where there are numerous cases of murders, brutality and police abuses, particularly against the African American population,” the Cuban government said in a statement, published by the Communist […]

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