Posts Tagged ‘struggle’

Iran Is Winning Strategic Struggle for Influence, even as US Cripples Its Economy

The 217-page report, published by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), is entitled “Iran’s Networks of Influence in the Middle East” and details Tehran’s use of proxy forces and networks throughout the region and the effects and benefits of its “minimum output” foreign policy strategy. It is probably worth mentioning at this point that H.R. McMaster, Trump’s former […]

Poetry and Political Struggle: The Dialectics of Rhyme

There was Ebenezer Elliott (1781–1849) who was an English poet, known as the Corn Law rhymer for his leading the fight to repeal the Corn Laws which were causing hardship and starvation among the poor. Though a factory owner himself, his single-minded devotion to the welfare of the labouring classes won him a sympathetic reputation […]

Hong Kong police & fire dept struggle for unity as frontline officers lock horns with each other (VIDEOS)

The city’s senior police and firefighter officials had to come up, twice lately, with joint statements on how their men should communicate better and not clash with each other. The employees in both departments experience “tremendous stress upon working under such chaotic conditions,” the latter of the statements read. It referred to the ongoing violent […]

“The Lost Lesson from the Arab-Israeli Struggle” by Dr. Rizk Elias…

Source Tuesday, 05 November 2019 ==The October Liberation War confirmed the validity of the theory that the late President Hafez al-Assad adopted in preparing for the war… ==President Bashar al-Assad has placed the issue of the liberation of Golan at the forefront of the national priorities. A 525 page long and eight chapter book titled […]

Ecuador: A Rebellion For The Renewal Of Struggle

Ecuador: A Rebellion For The Renewal Of Struggle Above Photo: In the Ecuadorian Amazon, Shuar and Achuar people radicalize the strike, marching towards Puyo. Photo: CONAIE. Once again, an Indigenous and popular uprising in Ecuador has given light and hope to continental struggles for dignified life. Over the past days, women, children and elders from […]

Africa is Becoming the Latest Battleground in the Struggle for Palestinian Freedom

On September 16, I visited South Africa, a country where many Palestinians have always felt welcomed, if not overwhelmed by the degree of genuine and meaningful solidarity. While having the honor to address many audiences in six, major cities, I have also learned a great deal. An important and sobering lesson is that while apartheid […]

UK Labour’s Annual Conference Reveals an Ongoing Struggle for the Party’s Soul

BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM — Once again this lovely city sitting on the English Channel hosted the UK Labour Party Conference, and once again I had the good fortune to be there. Both heroes and villains were to be found in the saga that today makes up the UK Labour Party, and if there were an […]

Newark Water Coalition Takes Struggle Against Lead Pipes Statewide

Newark Water Coalition Takes Struggle Against Lead Pipes Statewide Above photo: Newark Water Coalition organizes a meeting with allied groups and Rep. Donald Payne Jr. Over the past few months, the Newark Water Coalition has tirelessly been advocating for residents of Newark and taking action to spread awareness of the Lead Water Crisis. What started as […]

Dems struggle to respond to Netanyahu annexation plan with hollow ‘two-state’ rhetoric

In a September 10 speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he would annex part of the West Bank if he were reelected. “Give me the mandate. No previous Israeli prime minister has proposed doing so. Give me the strength to decide Israel’s eastern border,” he told voters. Netanyahu’s announcement potentially creates a political […]

FARC-EP Commanders Resume Armed Struggle Against Colombian Government

FARC-EP Commanders Resume Armed Struggle Against Colombian Government Colombia – In response to the “betrayal of the “Peace Accords” by the Colombian state signed in Havana in 2016, a group of commanders of the insurgent Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP)announced Thursday the beginning of a new stage of struggle. Through a communiqué, the […]

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 […]

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