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Following In Madiba’s Footsteps Seriously.

In Blog, Politics by Ronan Burthenshaw3 Comments

On Nelson Mandela Day Ronan Burtenshaw examines the anti-apartheid hero’s connections with Palestine and asks what his legacy would demand of us as Israel steps up its assault on Gaza. The sight of world leaders whose governments had enthusiastically supported apartheid South Africa at December’s funeral services should caution us to prepare for a day evacuated of any real meaning. In death Mandela was recuperated by the powerful – stripped … Read More

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Gaza Toy Drive.

In Blog by Fedayn17 Comments

There is a Gaza Toy Drive from Ireland, Denmark & the UK in September. You can drop off your gifts at Offside football shop beside the Central Bank, Dublin. The shop is situated at 4 Fownes St Upper in the basement of Flip, which is the street on the left hand side of the Central Bank. Offside (formerly Casa Rebelde) has kindly offered storage facilities right in the centre of Dublin. They will … Read More

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Chile Cuts Tie With Israel.

In Blog, Politics by Ronan Burtenshaw9 Comments

This week the Chilean government suspended free trade agreement negotiations with Israel over its continuing massacres in Gaza. Ronan Burtenshaw has a look behind the headline and finds historic and ethnic ties between Chile and Palestine.   It isn’t the first Latin American state to take a strong stance on the issue. In 2009, Venezuela severed diplomatic ties with Israel altogether and Bolivia limited them in the wake of Operation … Read More

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LIVESTREAM: Protesters Call Out BBC Bias Against Palestine.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn6 Comments

Your browser does not support iframes. https://twitter.com/matthewhoulihan/status/489107405842952192 Rt @KevinJRawlinson Free Palestine protest outside of the BBC's new broadcasting house in central London: pic.twitter.com/yzna6p7bPV — PSC (@PSCupdates) July 15, 2014 #BBCTruth4Gaza #BBC #PrayForGaza #Palestine @georgegalloway @MoAnsar pic.twitter.com/mhkJsDxMW6 — Mozilla (@Mozilla16) July 15, 2014   Thousands of protestors have descended on the BBC to protest the bias in its reporting about the Palestinian situation.   A selection of online photos and comments … Read More

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#rabbleEye: A Taste Of Home.

In Blog, Culture, Politics by Rashers Tierney2 Comments

Tony Kane is a photographer, originally from Kilbarrack, and last June he returned from spending 9 months in Palestine. Himself and some fellow artists have set up the Bare Collective and their first collaboration is featured in this year’s Photo Ireland festival. The exhibition includes a short video documentary by Kieran Quigley and Mark Ponisi. Where Tony chats candidly about how his stay in Palestine impacted both his work as a photographer and his … Read More

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Gaza Livestreams.

In Blog, Politics by FedaynLeave a Comment

  As the death toll in Gaza rises to 77 this morning, including at least 18 children, two live feeds show airstrikes while the audio picks up jets and explosions as tanks mass on the borders. A short article entitled ‘A Palestinian Mother’s Fear In East Jerusalem’ appeared in yesterday’s New York Times (a notoriously pro-Israel sheet) which gave a cutting insight into the apartheid that affects every part of Palestinian life … Read More

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American Child Severely Beaten By Israeli Soldiers.

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The 15 year old American cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdeir was taken by Israeli soldiers and severely beaten. Tariq Khdeir survived, unlike his cousin who was tortured then burned alive by his captors. The video above shows some of the beating plus an interview with his family given to the Telegraph. The Telegraph reports:  The boy, Tariq Abu Khdeir, is an American citizen, Tariq’s father said he witnessed his son’s arrest and … Read More

Meanwhile In Palestine…

In Blog, Politics by Rashers TierneyLeave a Comment

A still from a photo essay by Anne Paq on subcultures in Gaza which appeared in Paris Match. The collection is called Not A Dreamland and it traces how artists survive and eek out an existence in between the cracks of the occupation. Dina Matar, a member of the artist collective Iltiqua told her: “There was an exhibition in Jordan, but I could not send my works. In Gaza, finding material … Read More

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#meEjit: Baseball Cats And Dead Palestinians

In Blog, Highlights, Politics by Kevin Squires15 Comments

On Thursday 15th two Palestinian teenagers were shot dead by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank. Kevin Squires reports what the Irish media shamefully ignores. Nadeem Nawara (17) and Mohammad Abu Daher (16) were shot, from a distance, with live ammunition following a demonstration outside the notorious Ofer prison, an Israeli detention centre located near Ramallah. Inside Palestinian prisoners, interned without trial are currently on hunger strike. Neither were armed, … Read More