Posts Tagged ‘blockade’

Palestinian Resistance Imposes an Air blockade on “Israel”

14/5/21 By Staff Hours after “Israeli” authorities decided to close Ben Gurion Airport, which sits just east of Tel Aviv, and divert flights to Ramon Airport in the southern Negev, the Ayyash 250 made its debut. This is a new missile that the military wing of Hamas, Al-Qassam Brigade, launched at Ramon. Meanwhile, a number […]

Like Yemen Like Palestine: A Blood-stained Eid amid War, Blockade!

By Yehya Salaheddin, Zeinab Abdallah Eid is the usual occasion during which people, mainly children, celebrate. It is the day they wait and dream of, often sleeping over the Eid’s eve hugging their new clothes, shoes, and perhaps toys. The unusual is the case some dear nations are passing through… War, famine, blockade and insecurity! […]

Echoes Of B.C.’s War In The Woods As Fairy Creek Blockade Builds

Above photo: Members of the Rainforest Flying Squad prevent loggers from crossing a bridge to access a cut block in the Caycuse watershed on Vancouver Island, B.C. In recent weeks a blockade has attracted hundreds of old-growth forest advocates who do not want logging to go ahead in the Fairy Creek region. Jesse Winter / […]

Hunger striking activists seek to end the Yemen blockade

The war on Yemen has lasted six years and killed over 100,000 people. The amount of Yemenis experiencing food insecurity is rapidly rising. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) 16,500 people in the country were living under famine conditions at the end of 2020 and they estimate that number could rise to 47,000 […]

Protests In 60+ Countries Against Genocidal US Blockade On Cuba

Above photo: Seville protesters demand the U.S. to end the genocidal blockade against Cuba. Twitter/@Jose_Martinez72. Citizens and organizations from at least 60 countries on five continents have begun activities this Saturday to demand the end of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. In a worldwide day, the initiative launched a month ago […]

Behind the blockade: reflections from a medical delegation to Gaza

In early March 2020, I was privileged to join a ten-person medical delegation to Gaza organized by the Washington state chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  Several among our group have long histories and deep personal ties with Gaza, which has been subjected to a harsh Israeli blockade for fourteen years.  The staff of our […]

UN Special Rapporteur Urges US To Lift The Blockade Against Venezuela

Above photo: Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures. AFP. NOTE: Sign the petition calling on the Biden administration to end the economic war at SanctionsKill.org/petition. And join us on Saturday, February 27 at 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific for a training on the new Sanctions Kill toolkit. Click […]

Thousands Of Farmers In India Blockade Highways Protesting New Agricultural Laws

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of protesting Indian farmers blockaded highways across the country for several hours Saturday to press their demands for the repeal of new agricultural laws that have led to months of massive protests. The protesters used tractors, trucks and even boulders to blockade the roads. They carried banners and flags denouncing […]

Invisible Blockade: the Media Is Silent on the Palestinian Authority’s Gaza Sanctions

Hamas members wear protective gear as a precaution against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, April 13, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa. Ever since Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree for parliamentary and presidential elections to be held for the first time […]

Arab states ending Qatar blockade is really about Biden

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End of Qatar air blockade opens up flying in the Gulf

Three years after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Middle East began a blockade of Qatar, the conflict has been resolved – which means a return to relative normality for airlines in the region.  But what does it mean for visitors and those travelling around the region? These are the key questions and answers. […]

Qatar’s ruling emir lands in Saudi Arabia for summit to end blockade

AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Qatar’s ruling emir arrived in Saudi Arabia and was greeted with an embrace by its crown prince on Tuesday, following an announcement that the kingdom would end its years-long embargo on the tiny Gulf Arab state. The decision to open borders was the first major step toward ending the diplomatic […]

Gulf States Reach Deal to End Blockade Against Qatar

A Qatari flag is seen at a park near the Doha Corniche, in Doha, Qatar, Feb. 17, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ibraheem al Omari. JNS.org – The Gulf states have reached an agreement to end the three-year-old boycott of Qatar, announced Kuwait’s foreign minister on Monday. White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner […]

COVID has given Israel an excuse to tighten the blockade of Gaza

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Risking flare-up, Morocco vows to clear Polisario blockade of Western Sahara road

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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 […]

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