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Lenin, at the turn of the century, wrote a book entitled Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. If one would read this little pamphlet one would see here that Mr. Lenin had precisely pointed out that all of the world had already been conquered and divided by colonial powers. There was nowhere else in the world left to be conquered and divided by colonial powers. This is the time when Zionism comes to rise. Zionism comes to look for a state when everywhere else in the world had already been dominated. Thus in order for Mr. Herzl to get a country for Zionists what he did was attach himself to imperialism. British imperialism in this case quite specifically. Of course as an African who suffered under the heels of British imperialism, I can have no love for it and certainly I cannot love anyone who attaches themselves to it for the foundation of a state and then call this a “liberation movement”. Liberation movements fight against imperialism – not with it! The legal foundation of the state of Israel is what is known as the Balfour Declaration. This declaration was issued in 1917. A man in the government of Britain named Balfour wrote a paper and promised the Jews a national home. The national home he promised them was an area which Britain was colonizing – Palestine. Palestine did not belong to the British just like Ireland doesn’t belong to the British even though they have troops there. But here these British imperialists signed a note and gave it to the Zionists and they accepted it. Where is the mortality in this? If you say that Israel belongs to you then you do not go to British thieves to get it, you go and take it. Once you go to an immoral being such as British imperialism and this becomes the basis for you getting the land, then clearly those who are true liberation fighters must question this […] Zionism is certainly not a liberation movement because it never fought against any imperialism as a matter of fact today Zionism is the baby child and infant protector of imperialism in the Middle East. It carries out the interests of American imperialism. If our tax dollars would stop being given to Israel, the state would sink tomorrow. And certainly no one can deny that American imperialism is the leading imperialist force in the world. So we cannot see how a “liberation movement” is so tied string and ham to American imperialism.
Kwame Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael, in a lecture on Zionism, White Supremacy, and Imperialism

There’s no school tomorrow / No children are left there

26 July 2014 — Demonstration in Tel Aviv in support of the Israeli massacre of Gaza (with English subtitles) [via]

My life has neared its end and I still dream of saying “No.” I wanted, and I want to say “No” to the “Yes” citizen, to the prison-homeland, to the modernization of the methods of torture and domestication, to the official discourse, to the visas for Arab countries, to the fragmentation and the division, to the referenda of the 99.99 percent, to the balloon celebrations, to the war that strengthen the police, to the victories which offer the leadership of the Arabs to the oil princes, that increase the gains of the businessmen, and lead to the agreements of Camp David…

I wanted and I want to say “No.” And I search for my tongue but find only a foam of blood and fear.

From my severed tongue the defeat started, and the funeral procession set out … From my suppressed “No” the enemy got through, as well as the separation, the poverty, the hunger, the prison, the torturer, and the contemporary Arab collapse…

Briefly, if it weren’t for my suppressed “No,” half of me wouldn’t be in the coffin and the other half dragging itself behind it. And my deprivation from my “No” made me not only into the victim and the spectator, the dead and the mourner, but also into a conspirator…

…[T]he “No” citizen is, for the Arab thrones, a bigger danger than the Israeli danger, and a conspiracy worse than the imperialist conspiracies…

…And until I recuperate my suppressed “No,” the funeral procession will continue, with us dragging our tails behind it.

Syrian dramatist Sa’dallah Wannous [x]

A reminder to speak out. Say no to terror and fear inflicted by those who have power, and to those who are complicit.

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blackabaya:

"Take my life  as a gift to my country" 
from Eid protests in Matariya, Egypt today

blackabaya:

"Take my life  as a gift to my country" 

from Eid protests in Matariya, Egypt today

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Eid al-Fitr in Gaza

1. Palestinian children play on a mini Ferris wheel outside an United Nations school in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, on Monday at the beginning of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival that ends the monthlong fast of Ramadan. Photo Credits: Mahmud Hams/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

2. Palestinians in Gaza participate in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Faruq Mosque, which was damaged a week ago by an Israeli military airstrike. Photo Credits: Abed Rahim Khatib/Pacific Press/Zuma Press

3. Children at the Shifa hospital in Gaza on the first day of Eid al-Fitr on Monday. Photo Credits: Mohammed Talatene/APA Images/Zuma Press

4. A Palestinian boy with his father at prayer on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in Gaza. The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond Eid. Photo Credits: Ibrahim Khader/Pacific Press/Zuma Press

5. Displaced Palestinian women from Gaza’s Shujayia district make Eid cakes for their children at an UNRWA shelter in Sheikh Radwan, a district of Gaza City. Photo Credits: Momen Faiz/NurPhoto/Zuma Press

6. In Gaza, Muslims greet each other on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in UNRWA schools that serve as their refuge. Photo Credits: Ibrahim Khader/Pacific Press/Zuma Press

7. Displaced Palestinian boys buy sweets after the Eid al-Fitr prayer at a U.N. school in Jabalia. Photo Credits: Mohammed Abed/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

8. Displaced Palestinians on Monday attend Eid al-Fitr prayers in Gaza. Photo Credits: Ahmed Hjazy/Pacific Press/Zuma Press

9. Displaced Palestinians at a U.N. school in Gaza City on Monday. Photo Credits: Ezz Al-Zanoun/APA Images/Zuma Press

Photo source: WSJ

on-falasteen:

Palestinian girls in the Marka Refugee Camp in Jordan undergoing training, 1970. Photo by Jeff Blankfort.

on-falasteen:

Palestinian girls in the Marka Refugee Camp in Jordan undergoing training, 1970. Photo by Jeff Blankfort.

fotojournalismus:

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City on July 27, 2014. (Ahmed Zakot/Reuters)

fotojournalismus:

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City on July 27, 2014. (Ahmed Zakot/Reuters)

fotojournalismus:

A Palestinian man cries at the site of his house, which was destroyed by Israeli shelling, in Beit Hanoun, Gaza on July 26, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

fotojournalismus:

A Palestinian man cries at the site of his house, which was destroyed by Israeli shelling, in Beit Hanoun, Gaza on July 26, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

sakkeh3arja:

nidal elkhairy, untitled (2014)

sakkeh3arja:

nidal elkhairy, untitled (2014)

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

More than 122 killed in Gaza since midnight
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Ministry of Health on Tuesday afternoon said that more than 100 Palestinians had been killed in the Israeli bombardment on Tuesday morning alone, bringing the total past 1,200 as hundreds of thousands fled their homes across the Strip.Earlier statements from the ministry had given the number of dead at around 57 for the morning, but after consultation with hospitals across the Strip the total was revised to more than 106 dead and hundreds more injured over the course of 14 hours. Since then, at least 16 more have died in Israeli attacks.In the most recent attack, at least 14 Palestinians were killed and dozens were injured as Israeli forces shelled Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, a Ma’an reporter said.The Ministry of Health also said that as of Monday night nearly 5,000 homes had been completely destroyed, while tens of thousands more had been partially destroyed.The United Nations, meanwhile, estimated that more than 215,000 Gazans had fled their home, or more than 10 percent of the besieged coastal enclave’s total population. 

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

More than 122 killed in Gaza since midnight

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Ministry of Health on Tuesday afternoon said that more than 100 Palestinians had been killed in the Israeli bombardment on Tuesday morning alone, bringing the total past 1,200 as hundreds of thousands fled their homes across the Strip.

Earlier statements from the ministry had given the number of dead at around 57 for the morning, but after consultation with hospitals across the Strip the total was revised to more than 106 dead and hundreds more injured over the course of 14 hours. Since then, at least 16 more have died in Israeli attacks.

In the most recent attack, at least 14 Palestinians were killed and dozens were injured as Israeli forces shelled Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, a Ma’an reporter said.

The Ministry of Health also said that as of Monday night nearly 5,000 homes had been completely destroyed, while tens of thousands more had been partially destroyed.

The United Nations, meanwhile, estimated that more than 215,000 Gazans had fled their home, or more than 10 percent of the besieged coastal enclave’s total population.