A conversation with Mexican activist translator Atenea Acevedo: A voice for conscientious communication
- Silvina Friera
"Brilliant eyes." It's the most common Homeric description for Athenea, the Goddess of Wisdom in Greek mythology. In Atenea Acevedo's name one might calculate her entire existence, her intense desire to live a "double life," her conviction ...
Legal Defense Team Meets Ameer Makhoul after Twelve Day Prohibition
- ADALAH - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
On Monday, 17 May 2010, the Petakh Tikvah Magistrates’ Court decided to extend the detention of Mr. Ameer Makhoul until Thursday, 20 May 2010 at a closed hearing held at 9 pm. Following popular pressure and protests by the legal defense ...
Cochabamba: From Water War to Water Management
- Raúl Zibechi
Through the water war of April, 2000, the poor of the city and countryside of Cochabamba succeeded in expelling the multinational corporation (Bechtel) which tried to charge them for this most basic common good. Between 2003 and 2005, the poor of ...
Special Place in Hell / Rebranding Israel as a state headed for fascism
- Bradley Burston
SHEIKH JARRAH, East Jerusalem - No one knows fascism better than Israelis. They are schooled, drilled in the history, the mechanics, the horrendous potential of fascist regimes. Israelis know fascism when they see it. In others.
They might well have ...
Talking about Athens and Jerusalem in Athens - A Speech and a Radio Show
- Gilad Atzmon
A talk given at the Kyttaro Live Club (Athens) 19.5.10 on the eve of the Gaza Flotilla Mission.
• There is often a noticeable discrepancy between what one claims to be and what one actually is.
Cochabamba, Bolivia: the Water War, ten years later
- Ricardo Eid
In November 1999, the transnational Bechtel Company (branded Aguas del Tunari) took over water distribution for the valley and the city of Cochabamba (then inhabited by three quarters of a million people) and tripled service prices. Urban residents complained ...
Noam Chomsky denied entry into Israel and West Bank
- Amira Hass
Professor Noam Chomsky, an American linguist and left-wing activist, was denied entry into Israel and the West Bank on Sunday.
No reason was initially given for the decision, but the Interior Ministry later said immigration officials at the Allenby ...
Amir Makhoul Must Meet with Lawyer
- Association for civil rights in Israel - ACRI
JERUSALEM - May 16, 2010 - The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) sent an appeal to Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein today, demanding that he act urgently to permit the meeting of arrested political figure Amir Makhoul with an attorney. Makhoul ...
Like a plane without a pilot
- Amira Hass
Even if not one more Jewish home is built in the occupied territories (including East Jerusalem), the enormous apparatus of domination continues to operate there with an inner logic of many years’ duration.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unjustifiably ...
Battle for Bastar
- Nachiketa Desai नचिकेता देसाई
Bastar (Chhattisgarh): A fierce battle is raging along the Indrawati river in Central India. On one side of the river are deployed the para military forces of the Indian state. On the other side, in dense forest, are the Maoist guerrillas.
The Indian ...