Posts Tagged ‘struggle’

Displaced again: Palestinian refugees from Syria struggle to survive in Gaza

With surging unemployment rates and high rents, Palestinian refugees who fled the Syrian war for Gaza are struggling to climb out of poverty. Like many Gazans, they hope to leave the strip in search of a better life. By Amjad Yaghi Omar Odeh helped establish a follow up committee dealing with the affairs of Palestinian refugees from […]

U.S. Imperial Decline And The Belt And Road Initiative: The Most Important Global Struggle Of The Century

U.S. imperialism views the One Belt One Road as an existential threat to the domination and monopoly of the dollar. “China is becoming deeply connected to Asia, Europe, and Africa and this spells doom for U.S. imperial hegemony.” The U.S. is once again mired in the political circus of the presidential election cycle. Corporate Democrats […]

Kashmir and Palestine share the struggle for self determination against colonial occupation

As a Kashmiri living in North America, I have been to Kashmir some twenty times. I have experienced the instability, power outages, curfews, and closures that are a cruel part of everyday life, and witnessed massive non-violent demonstrations against the military occupation. I have seen Indian military personnel haul Kashmiri kids playing cricket into armored […]

A Gringo In The Plaza: 40 Years Of Sandinista Struggle

A Gringo In The Plaza: 40 Years Of Sandinista Struggle Above Photo: Matthew Shugart/Flickr David Archuleta Jr., National Co-Coordinator AFGJ Not even the mosquito-rich Managuan heat could stop the onrush of Nicaraguans from every department in the country to the Plaza de la Fe. They came adorned with FSLN hats, #danielsequeda t-shirts, red and black on every […]

Director Stéphane Brizé Depicts Class Struggle With Dark Realism In ‘At War’

Director Stéphane Brizé Depicts Class Struggle With Dark Realism In ‘At War’ Above Photo: From Portside.org Few films portray working people realistically. One thinks of rare movies such as Hollywood’s Norma Rae, the independent Salt of the Earth, Sergei Eisenstein’s Strike or the Italian classic, The Organizer. These films portray struggle mixed with joy, no […]

As election deadline looms, Arab parties struggle to merge lists

Two weeks before the deadline for factions to submit their slates to the Central Elections Committee on August 1,  the four largest Arab-majority parties have yet to reach a final agreement to reconstitute the Joint List, which split into two slates before last April’s national vote. The four factions — Hadash, Ta’al, Ra’am and Balad […]

As a Palestinian woman, it is my duty to support the Ethiopian struggle

As the most oppressed group in Israeli society, Palestinian citizens of Israel have an obligation to stand with the Ethiopian Israelis protesting against racism and police brutality. Israeli police officers arrest an Ethiopian Israeli demonstrator during a protest against police brutality and racism in central Tel Aviv, July 3, 2019. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) The “Black Intifada” erupted just […]

“We Are In The Next Phase Of The Struggle”

“We Are In The Next Phase Of The Struggle” Above Photo: Activist and journalist Ahmed Kaballo and his father Dr. Sidgi Kaballo. Taken from Ahmed Kaballo’s Twitter account. Activist and journalist Ahmed Kaballo spoke to EL UNIVERSAL in English to address the current political situation in the northeastern African country The negotiations between the Transitional Military […]

In Gaza, from afar: How survivors struggle with the trauma of war and occupation after leaving

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not the most apt description of what Palestinians go through with regard to mental health disorders and traumas; we’d rather call it OTSD (Ongoing Traumatic Stress Disorder). However for those of us who have survived, labels matter little; it’s clear we are in need of healing. A means to continue […]

Permission denied: Gaza children struggle to get medical care

With severe medicine shortages and an overstretched health care system in Gaza, children in need of medical treatments can only find them outside the strip. Yet Israel’s convoluted, arbitrary permit process leaves them waiting in pain, often missing life-saving care. By Jen Marlowe Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza weeks into Operation Protective Edge, on August 9, 2014. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org) GAZA […]

Why I’m Optimistic About the ‘Deal of the Century’. “Palestinian Struggle Centre Stage of Arab Politics”

In selling the yet-to-be-published “deal of the century” (DoC), its principle authors have said the following: That the Palestinians are not yet capable of governing themselves (US president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner); that Israel has a right to annex parts of the West Bank (US ambassador to Israel David Friedman); and that the deal itself is probably unexecutable (US Secretary […]

The struggle for Palestinian rights among California Democrats

It was back in the mid-1980’s that Jack O’Dell, a long-time adviser first to Martin Luther King Jr. and then to Jesse Jackson, taught me a lesson I never forgot. The gist of his advice was that when struggling against adversaries to secure your rights, never be devastated by setbacks and never become overly confident […]

Power Struggle Warming Up: US Fears Being Militarily Outplayed By China in Africa

By Staff, Agencies China’s increasing military presence in Africa is disturbing Washington, with Pentagon officials airing concerns that Asia’s biggest economy is gaining the upper hand in winning regional allies. “They [China] have upped their game, in plain language, and ultimately they are offering things that our partners want, that our partners need,” an official […]

Leaked Douma Report: Establishment Narrative Managers struggle with new Syria plot holes

   It has been about a week since the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (WGSPM) published a leaked internal document from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) investigation into an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria last year. The document, whose authenticity the OPCW has confirmed, contends that the official […]

The Yellow Vests of France: Six Months of Struggle

The Yellow Vests of France: Six Months of Struggle I am writing you from Montpellier, France, where I am a participant-observer in the Yellow Vest movement, which is still going strong after six months, despite a dearth of information in the international media. But why should you take the time to learn more about the […]

Only The Struggle Matters

Only The Struggle Matters Above Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig PARIS—In the small chapel to the right at the entrance of the neoclassical Church of Saint-Sulpice is a large mural by Eugène Delacroix. The painter, at the end of his career and suffering from the tuberculous laryngitis that would soon kill him, depicted a story from Genesis. “Jacob […]

‘A shoulder to shoulder struggle against state-sanctioned violence at home and abroad’: Statement of solidarity with the refugee movement in Greece

Editor’s Note: The following is a press release from Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), endorsed by Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists and Southwest Asian & North Afrikan – Los Angeles (SWANA-LA). Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. Earlier this week, the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy under extensive […]

My Struggle

My Struggle Brother Nathanael Channel, BroVids My Struggle February 22, 2019 © Watch On +BN’s Own Channel ‘Censor-Free!’ HERE! ___________________________________ More +BN Vids! Why I Left Judaism Here The Coming Of The Anti-Christ Here Trump Fights Israel’s War On Iran Here What You Don’t See About The Antichrist Here 4 Point Plan To Stop AIPAC […]

Mass Protests Again; Haiti And Revolutionary Struggle In Latin America

Mass Protests Again; Haiti And Revolutionary Struggle In Latin America After years of corruption and neglect of the Haitian people, a popular revolt is demanding the current president’s resignation. The US-led attempted coup in Venezuela played a role in sparking the protests as the Haitian government sided with the US in voting to recognize Juan […]

Growing Calls For Nation-Wide Struggle As Unions Work To Shut Down Oakland Teachers Strike

Growing Calls For Nation-Wide Struggle As Unions Work To Shut Down Oakland Teachers Strike Above Photo: National Nurses United/Flickr The strike by over 3,300 Oakland, California teachers begins its third day today. The struggle has won widespread support within the working class of Oakland and across the Bay Area. It is the latest expression of the […]

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