Leeds becomes the first UK University to divest from companies complicit with the Israeli military

By Yousef Abdul-Fattah and Evie Russell-Cohen, Leeds Palestine Solidarity Group THE DIVESTMENT decision has been hailed as a win for Palestinians and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement with student groups across the country replicating this campaign.

 Following an intense BDS campaign launched little over a year ago by the Leeds Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG), … Continue reading Leeds becomes the first UK University to divest from companies complicit with the Israeli military

Against The Racist Endeavour

From the emergence of Zionism as a response to European antisemitism, through the duplicitous policies of Britain in Mandate Palestine to the establishment of the state of Israel and its role as the USA’s regional gendarme, Against the Racist Endeavour charts the struggles of the Palestinians against colonial oppression, invasive settlement, mass expulsion and war. … Continue reading Against The Racist Endeavour

The Crisis in South Africa

By Jeremy Dewar MANY SCHOOLS, Labour councils and community groups will be celebrating Black History Month by re-telling the inspiring story of the anti-Apartheid struggle. And so they should. But, only to tell the story, as if the struggle for equality had ended with the dismantling of the Apartheid system, would do a disservice to … Continue reading The Crisis in South Africa

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF clings onto power

By Jeremy Dewar IN August, Emmerson Mnangagwa managed to gain just enough votes, 50.8 per cent, to win Zimbabwe’s presidential election, thus securing the post that he gained by force in the November 2017 military coup that ousted Robert Mugabe. That slim majority means that the ruling ZANU–PF candidate did not have to face a … Continue reading Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF clings onto power

Turkey: Elections extend Erdogan’s power

By Svenja Spunck THE HEADLINE results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections are that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the presidential election and the alliance of his "Party for Justice and Development", AKP, and the Party of the Nationalist Movement, MHP, has secured a majority in parliament. The People's Democratic Party, HDP, has again secured … Continue reading Turkey: Elections extend Erdogan’s power

Assad to repossess Syria’s graveyards

By Katie Pelikanou THE SYRIAN regime is undertaking a thinly-veiled legal manoeuvre to punish the millions of refugees who have fled the civil war, and entrench the postwar sectarian redivision of Syria by repossessing their homes. The government of dictator Bashar Al-Assad enacted this law whilst the remnants of the Syrian army, along with Iranian … Continue reading Assad to repossess Syria’s graveyards

Israel celebrates Trump’s ‘present’ with fresh slaughter in Gaza

Red Flag Statement ISRAEL HAS celebrated the opening of Donald Trump’s Embassy in Jerusalem with a bloodbath, by massacring at least 60 Palestinian demonstrators, including eight children, and wounding more than 2,270. This brings the total number killed by the IDF since the protests began to over one hundred. Thousands have been injured, with Al … Continue reading Israel celebrates Trump’s ‘present’ with fresh slaughter in Gaza

Assad’s gas habit and the West’s immoral “red lines”

By Marcus Halaby “Why would Bashar al-Assad have gassed his own people when he was already winning the war?” This question is frequently asked by many in the West of a generally anti-war disposition, who see in it a repetition of the arguments made around Saddam Hussein’s alleged (and disproven) possession of weapons of mass … Continue reading Assad’s gas habit and the West’s immoral “red lines”

Israel marks its 70th anniversary by massacring Palestinians

By KD Tait OVER THE past four weeks, at least 37 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 4,000 wounded, by Israeli troops firing indiscriminately into demonstrations organised as part of the Great Return March. As usual, the US and British representatives on the United Nations Security Council have blocked any condemnation of the Israeli … Continue reading Israel marks its 70th anniversary by massacring Palestinians

The 70th anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre

By Dave Stockton THIS YEAR'S celebrations of the anniversary of the foundation of the State of Israel were bigger than ever. They were held on 18 April, corresponding to a date in the Hebrew calendar that in the Gregorian calendar corresponds to 15 May. And this latter date is when Palestinians commemorate the 1948 Nakba … Continue reading The 70th anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre