Campaign for release of Palestinian political prisoners to be launched on Robben Island

The figures with which the organisers work, list almost 5000 political prisoners, more than 200 of these being children.

http://mg.co.za/article/2013-10-25-palestinians-take-hope-from-island/

Film on Israeli repression against African immigrants

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/watch-video-israeli-racism-new-york-times-didnt-want-you-see

Ilan Pappe: Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism

http://electronicintifada.net/content/reclaiming-judaism-zionism/12859

Victor Jara sings Hasta siempre Commandante Che Guevara

Buena Vista Social club sing Hasta Siempre, Commandante

“Hasta Siempre, Comandante”, or simply “Hasta Siempre”, is a 1965 song by Cuban  composer Carlos Puebla  The song’s lyrics are a reply to revolutionary Che Guevara’s farewell letter to Fidel Castro when he left Cuba, to advance revolutionary struggle in the Congo and later Bolivia where he was executed.

The lyrics recount key moments of the Cuban revolution, describing Che Guevara and his role as a commander.  The title derives from Che’s  well known exhortation “¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre!” (“Until Victory, Always!”). [adapted from Wikipedia)

Noam Chomsky, The Obama doctrine

http://portside.org/2013-10-07/obama-doctrine

Peter Beaumont, Vietnamese General behind victories over French and US dies aged 102

http://portside.org/2013-10-05/vietnamese-general-behind-victories-over-french-and-us-dies-aged-102

Charles Pierson, US to drone victims-shut up!

US to Drone Victims: Shut Up

Danny Postel, Mission accomplished? Syria, anti-war movement and spirt of internationalism

Having stopped a US attack on Syria what is to be done about the Syrian government’s war against its people, this article asks?

 

http://portside.org/2013-09-30/mission-accomplished-syria-anti-war-movement-and-spirit-internationalism

Mahmood Mamdani, Senseless [and sensible] violence. Mourning the dead at Westgate Mall

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/09/senseless-sensible-violence-mourning-dead-at-westgate-mall-201392563253438882.html

Paul Vallely, Pope Francis-not so much reformer as revolutionary

Personally, I have been cautious on Pope Francis because of his role during the Argentinian junta period and his apparent hostility Continue reading

Dave Lindorf, Obamas grotesque hypocrisy over cluster bombs

Obama’s Grotesque Hypocrisy Over Cluster Munitions

Aaron Magid, Syria chemical attack underlines need for Israeli shift on non conventional weapons (from Jewish Daily Forward)

http://portside.org/2013-09-19/syria-chemical-attack-underlines-need-israel-shift-non-conventional-weapons-jewish-daily

Iara Lee, Accidental diplomacy in the devils’ playground

http://portside.org/2013-09-19/syria-accidental-diplomacy-devils-playground

UN reports that chemical weapons were used in Syria

While the Syrian government had the capacity to launch the chemical weapons were there no other parties capable of such an attack?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/16/syrian-chemical-attack-sarin-says-un

Israel refuses to ratify treaty barring chemical weapons

http://www.apartheidexists.com/israel-refuses-to-ratify-treaty-barring-chemical-weapons/

Putin warns US not to attack

Whether one approves or disapproves of Putin as a politician, he has handled the US threat of strikes according to the norms of international law

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/12/putin-warns-us-not-to-attack-syria

Noam Chomsky, Instead of ‘illegal’ threat to Syria US should back Chemical weapons ban in all states

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/11/chomsky_instead_of_illegal_threat_to