Palestine’s Land Day: We will not forget

Palestinians and their supporters around the world organised demonstrations, across 80 different countries, to mark Palestinian Land Day on 30 March.  Land Day is commemorated every year to reaffirm the attachment of the Palestinian people to their lands and their rejection of the Israeli occupation and its illegal settlements. The origin of this event is … Continue reading

The People Demand, a short history of the Arab revolutions

In this extract from their new book “The People Demand, a short history of the Arab revolutions”, John Rees and Joseph Daher (Café Thawra) consider the relationship between US imperialism and the popular uprisings across the Arab world. You can find and buy the book on the following link: http://counterfire.org/index.php/articles/international/14654-out-now-the-people-demand-a-short-history-of-the-arab-revolutions John Rees and Joseph Daher … Continue reading

Naksa day or another bloody Sunday!

The Israeli occupation army killed at least 23 people, including woman and a 12-year-old boy, and wounded more than 350 after Israeli forces opened fire along the frontier to disperse pro-Palestinian demonstrators attempting to enter the Israel-occupied portion of the Syrian Golan Heights. The deaths occurred as the protesters marching from the Golan Heights approached the Israel-occupied … Continue reading

The Nakba day or “the bloody Sunday”

On Sunday, 15 May 2011, tens of thousands of Palestinians and others marked the Nakba anniversary by marching to the borders with Israel in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Palestinian, political factions and popular organizations in Palestine and throughout the Middle East and across the world, participated in various coordinated actions to commemorate the Nakba day, … Continue reading

The domino effect or the unstoppable Arab Revolution!

Popular uprisings in the Arab world are continuing to spread to other authoritarian and corrupt regimes with unstoppable ferocity and determination. Following the resignation of Tunisia’s Ben Ali and Egypt’s Mubarak, we are witnessing the domino effect with such clarity, that every dictatorship in the region is now shaking with fear of popular movements. But … Continue reading

The Revolution must go on!

In Egypt, the regime has tried different means to put an end to the protest movement since last Friday, which saw millions gathering throughout the country. Mubarak is alternating between concessions and repression to end the popular movement, but without using violence openly. The army tried to clear Tahrir Square on Sunday but was stopped … Continue reading

The people want to overthrow the regime!

This is the slogan of the Egyptian people, a chant echoed by other popular movements in the region. Not so-called ‘peaceful transitions’ or ‘reforms’, as announced by Mubarak and other authoritarian regimes supported by western imperialism. The revolutionary movements in these countries are not ready to step down from pushing their demands, in favour of … Continue reading

Revolution has entered the Arab dictionary.

Revolution is no longer a simple theory we use, in the Arab world, to explain foreign or past events. It now means something to the masses. The word revolution is on the lips of every citizen in the region, while its echoes can be heard throughout the world. Tunisia’s revolutionary process has had huge impact … Continue reading

Blog Action Day: Water in the Middle East, a Human Rights Issue

The idea that we’re taking water away from someone else is simply preposterous  Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev Today is Blog Action Day, a day when bloggers around the world unite and write about one topic that has been globally chosen. This year’s theme is access to (clean) water, which in many countries across the … Continue reading

Making our own path: Changing the Present, Envisioning the Future

They’re called Dina, Hoda, Basma or Nagham. They’re bright, articulate, inspiring, and most of all, are determined to keep their region alive and thtriving. « You are the present and the future of this movement », declared Ms Reem Najjar, World Board Member and President of the YWCA of Jordan, just before the Young Women’s Leadership Dialogue … Continue reading