Palestine 101: Not That Complicated
Sunday 10 Dec 2017, 6:30am
Together We Rise includes 101 resources on Palestine, skill-building tools, outlines how U.S. and Israeli colonialism and racism are connected, and what we can learn from Palestinian, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and other freedom struggles. Many people are held back from taking a stand on the issue of Palestine/Israel by the common misconception that it is 'complicated.' Here, we explain the steady continuation of the more than 100 year old settler colonial project that is Zionism.
In The News Today
Palestinian village facing imminent demolition by Israelis
A Palestinian community in the West Bank is facing the imminent flattening of nearly half of their village, after the Israeli army notified them they were expanding original plans to demolish 20 buildings.
www.middleeasteye.net | 10 Dec 2017, 6:00pm
Israel strikes Syrian military base west of Damascus
Israel fired missiles at a military site in the Damascus countryside late on Monday, and Syrian defence systems shot down three of the projectiles, Syrian state news agency SANA said. Sounds of explosions were heard from the village of Jamraya, west of Damascus, and smoke was seen rising from the area, witnesses told Reuters.
www.middleeasteye.net | 10 Dec 2017, 5:00pm
A World Court for Corporations
The European Commission proposal for a global investor court for investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) – known as the Multilateral Investment Court – threatens to enshrine, expand, and entrench the current system of corporate privilege in future trade deals.
www.rosalux.eu | 10 Dec 2017, 4:00pm
Fred Hampton - It's A Class Struggle Goddammit!, November, 1969
What we're going to try to do, is we're going to try to rap and educate. We're glad to try to throw out some more information. And it's going to be hard to do. The Sister made a beautiful speech as far as I'm concerned. Chaka, the Deputy Minister of Information, that's his job--informing. But I'm going to try to inform you also.
www.lfks.net | 10 Dec 2017, 3:00pm
Meet the men and women behind the iPhone X: they're stressed, overworked and underage
With a harsh spotlight cast once more on Foxconn Technology Group's labour practices in China, some employees at Apple's biggest supplier say their working conditions are better than at other electronics manufacturers, where salaries can get delayed or cancelled.
www.scmp.com | 10 Dec 2017, 2:00pm
A Women's Revolt That Targets Far More Than Sexual Abuse
The press, trumpeting the lurid and salacious details of the sexual assault charges brought against powerful men, has missed the real story--the widespread popular revolt led by women, many of whom have stood up, despite vicious attacks and the dictates of legally binding nondisclosure agreements, to denounce the entitlement of the corporate and political elites.
www.truthdig.com | 10 Dec 2017, 1:00pm
Capital's Historic Circle Is Closing
We are now not very far from marking the centenary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address. In fact, by now more than five-sixths of the time is gone toward that memorable centenary. However, the changes accomplished in all these decades are very far from what were the solemnly declared and for a long time sincerely believed original hopeful expectations.
monthlyreview.org | 10 Dec 2017, 12:00pm
An Affordable Housing Movement Is Rising from the Wreckage of the Foreclosure Crisis
In late September, activists staged actions in 45 cities to draw attention to predatory rent practices and vast cuts to Housing and Urban Development funding. 'Renters Week of Action' was partially inspired by a report put out by the Right to the City Alliance (RTC) highlighting solutions to the problems tenants now face after the foreclosure crisis.
inthesetimes.com | 10 Dec 2017, 11:00am
Honduras: Protesters Defy Military Crackdown
Tensions are rising in Honduras, where security forces have opened fire on protesters over the weekend, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more. On Sunday, tens of thousands of people poured into the streets.
www.democracynow.org | 10 Dec 2017, 10:00am
Jewish Socialists' Group statement on Trump's announced move of the US embassy to Jerusalem
Jerusalem is of great religious significance to all the Abrahamic faiths, but this aggressive move is not about religion. Trump and his allies try to distort the politics of the Middle East, and reduce it to a conflict between Jews and Muslims. It is not. This is all about expanding American and Israeli military.
www.jewishsocialist.org.uk | 10 Dec 2017, 9:00am
Corey Robin: Trump's Reactionary Mind
@CoreyRobin points to a tension that has defined conservatism from the get-go, between two competing conceptions of virtue and nobility: one defined by political and military distinction and another by entrepreneurial acumen and accumulated wealth.
www.blubrry.com | 10 Dec 2017, 7:00am
Beijing Refugees and the New Displaced Class
Videos uploaded to social media, and reports by both citizen and mainstream media journalists, show that people living in the migrant worker 'shantytowns' -- village enclaves within urban areas -- have been told that they have only two or three days to disband.
chinachange.org | 10 Dec 2017, 4:00am