Wednesday, 27 August 2014

EVENT IN LONDON: 'GAZA AND THE PALESTINIAN REVOLUTION' - Sun 28th Sept 230pm


[FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE]

This is the pro-resistance solidarity event for Gaza and Palestine, this will be an indoor rally type of event which will celebrate the Palestinian Revolution, explore its challenges, and there will be slide shows, music and poetry.

Sun 28th Sept 230pm
The Flyover, 3-5 Thorpe Close,
London W10 5XL,
Ladbroke Grove

Speakers:

Leila Khaled 
- Legendary Palestinian revolutionary, PFLP Polit Buro member and Palestinian National Council representative speaking via live video link

Dr Saeb Sha'ath 
- Former head of the Palestine General Delegation to Ireland , author and Palestinian political activist, originally from Gaza.

Ghada Al-Najjar 
- Palestinian in Gaza, political activist and Gaza-wide relief worker, via live video link from Gaza

Fouad Shaat 
- President of General Union of Palestinian Students in Britain

George Galloway MP

George Shire
- Veteran of the Zimbabwean struggle against white settler colonalism, and independent radical scholar

Malia Bouattia 
- President of NUS Black Students

Carlos Martinez 
- Invent the Future and Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform

Marcel Cartier 
- Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform

Chaired by Sukant Chandan
- Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform

More speakers and artists etc to be announced.

Entry is £5 on the door. Capacity is approx 120 people, first come first serve. Sharp start for no later than 3pm.

This event is organised by the Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform and Invent the Future

SUKANT ON RT SPEAKING ABOUT uK & uSA TERORIST STRATEGIES



4min interview on subject of 'Isis' yesterday on RT. It's got a lot of hits already, and judging from the comments, looks like a lot of the western white supremacists (and their cross over into circles such as alex jones, david yikes, etc) are very unhappy with what I said, cos while they kind of dont like some of the west, they are actually much more hostile to the actual Global South Resistance.

I was cut off in the interview, when I wanted to say: as for 'Isis' encouraging children to conduct depraved acts, this is also a continuation of the mainstream western culture, as that same culture promotes a situation whereby millions of children from the age of babies are killing people on console games, so the head chopping etc is not at all out of sync with western culture.

The other thing I wanted to say where I was cut off, was that there are two things I suggest we do to counter this empire-managed terrorism problem: 1, as I say in the interview, support the actually existing viable and functional counter-terrorist approaches of those fighting this empire-managed terrorism, which is Moscow, Beijing, Algiers, Damascus and many others, and 2, to fight the ideological struggle in defeating this phenomenon, because its depraved IDEOLOGY which is taking young people from britain etc to conduct empire's dirty work in Syria, Iraq etc. And its the actually existing ideological resistance to this which has been pummelled decade after decade in the region by the pillars of this depravity in london, washington and their allies in the Gulf Monarchies and Pakistani ISI.

- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm

ON THE GAZA CEASEFIRE AND EGYPT



During the last round of zionist aggression in Gaza, and Palestinian Resistance, the amount of bile, lies, and hatred mounted on the Egyptian govt has been evident of a deeply ignorant mindset. Also, it lost sight of the one central danger, the prospect of Gaza entering strategically into the nato fold, through Turkey and Qatar's attempts at colonising Gaza.

In actual fact that Egyptians proposal to end the aggression on the first day of the outbreak, ie., an unconditional ceasefire pending negotiations of concrete issues is basically what has now been accepted. While I respect and support the collective Palestinian Resistance, the facts also have to be stated that it has achieved nothing strategically from the last 52 days or so. Yes, the Resistance is still standing despite the intense aggression, but to exhaust the Resistance and the people who back it up should have some more concrete aims:

"Hamas, the militant Islamist faction that dominates Gaza, declared victory even though it had abandoned most of its demands, ultimately accepting an Egyptian-brokered deal that differs little from one proffered on the battle’s seventh day. In effect, the deal put both sides back where they were at the end of eight days of fighting in 2012, with terms that called for easing but not lifting Israeli restrictions on travel, trade and fishing in Gaza." (ny times, aug 26)

A basic human respect and solidarity with Gaza means respecting life of Palestinians there, and not using them as point-scoring theatre. The Egyptians were right all along, and its the Egyptians proposals working ALONGSIDE the Palestinian Resistance's representatives to the negotiations which has won out.

The Palestinian Revolution cannot advance without building Resistance capacity and unity with its main allies in the region, which is the Syrian govt, Hizbullah, Iran, Egypt and Algeria.

Yes, the Egyptians did not open Rafah during all this madness, this has to be put into context of Egypt's own terrorism problem (managed and goaded on by the 'west') whereby Hamas and others have been supporting terrorism in Egypt. This is unsurprising, as Hamas and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood are basically two branches of the same organisation, and also Hamas were caught by Hizbullah fighting for the death squads in Syria last year.

Egypt supports extention to the sea border in Gaza, reconstruction of the Gaza airport destroyed way back in circa 2002, and is demanding an opening of Rafah (ie., lifting the siege). with an internationally recognised Palestinian authority, which would include Hamas and Fatah, there were moves towards this just before all this madness, and those parties who precipitated this with their killing of the three settler boys hold not a small amount of responsibility in scuppering that development and the subsequent horrific nightmare Gaza has experienced.

- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm

Thursday, 21 August 2014

'BOMBING OF IRAQ IS PART OF GLOBAL COINTELPRO', ON EL-ETEJAH ENGLISH TV

DEBATING TWO nATO STOOGES ON CCTV AMERICA



PUNJABI COMMUNISTS - MUSLIM, SIKH AND HINDU - SAVED INNOCENTS FROM PARTITION SLAUGHTER


Gehal Singh, circa 1940. Pic courtesy IqbalKaur daughter of Gehal Singh

On the face of it this photograph of a withdrawn gentleman does not tell much except that it’d be from an old family album.

Rolland Barthes said that we give captions ‘to sublimate, patheticise or rationalise the image’. This photograph does demand a long caption – a little story. The man in the picture is a Sikh communist leader, Gehal Singh, of village Chhajjalvaddi in Amritsar district in the Punjab. The year: 1947.

A colonial operator Sir Cyril Radcliffe had drawn a dividing line to dismember the body Punjab. A new country called Pakistan – the land of the pure – purportedly on the basis of religion of Islam came into being. Migration of population on the largest scale in known human history was taking place and the Muslims and Sikhs were slaughtering each other. A full-fledged civil war was on. In the total madness, there were some sane voices around. The Punjabi communists of Sikh, Hindu and Muslim backgrounds were actively involved in peace committees trying to save the lives of innocent people. Comrade Gehal Singh was one of them.

Instigated by some Sikh leaders of AkãlSena* who were behind the butchering of Muslims in the district of Amritsar, Gehal Singh was abducted in a jeep one evening while he was cycling back home. He was tortured in BurjPhoola Singh, His hair was cut and body was hacked into pieces and later it was said to have been thrown in the burning furnace in thelangar community kitchen of the Golden Temple. That was the end of a great humanitarian – a gurmukh – a true Sikh. The known culprits were never brought to justice.

Amarjit Chandan

*AkãlSena was led by Sohan Singh Jalãlusma, Darshan Singh Pheruman, Udham Singh Nagoke, Ishar Singh Majhail and Sardul Singh ‘Advocate’. (Interview with the family of Gehal Singh; SurakhRekha, October 1983)



Thursday, 31 July 2014

'LATIN' AMERICAN BRIC-ALLIED COUNTRIES TAKE THE LEAD IN PROTESTING GAZA MASSACRE


[source]

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has branded what is happening in Gaza a "massacre". She argued that the offensive was "disproportionate", calling for an immediate ceasefire:

"What's happening in Gaza is dangerous. I don't think it's a genocide, but I think it's a massacre.
It's a humanitarian issue. This can't be done in such a small strip (of territory), with people who are in a situation of great insecurity, very threatened, with many women and children.

We know that in a war like this, the ones who pay are the civilians."


Gaza Crisis: El Salvador Joins Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru to Recall Israel Envoy

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El Salvador has joined four Latin American countries in recalling its Israel ambassador from Tel Aviv in protest at the military's ground and air offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have all recalled their diplomatic representatives to Israel.

The Chilean foreign ministry in Santiago said its ambassador was being brought back to the country because of "the escalation of Israeli military operations in Gaza".

"Chile notes with great concern and dismay that such military operations, which at this stage of development are subject to a collective punishment against the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza, do not respect fundamental rules of international humanitarian law."

Spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Yigal Palmor, said that the recalling of diplomatic missions only served to encourage Hamas militants in their attacks on the Israeli state.

"Israel expresses its deep disappointment with the hasty decision of the governments of El Salvador, Peru and Chile to recall their ambassadors for consultations," said Palmor.

"This step constitutes encouragement for Hamas, a group recognised as a terror organisation by many countries around the world."

Palmor said the protests of the Latin American countries were handing "terrorists a prize".

"Israel expects countries that oppose terrorism to act responsibly and not to hand terrorists a prize," he said.

"So far, every time Israel accepted plans for establishing a ceasefire and restoring calm, it was countered by Hamas's sustained rocket fire.

"El Salvador, Chile and Peru would have been much better advised to promote the international move intended to assist Israel in its efforts to defend innocent civilians and reinstate a durable ceasefire with the demilitarisation of Gaza."

Brazil had earlier denounced the "disproportionate use of force by Israel" before recalling the Ambassador of Brazil in Tel Aviv to Brasilia.

The United Nations Human Rights Council, consisting of 46 members, also voted unanimously to investigate potential Israeli 'war crimes' in the territory. The only member to vote against the resolution was the United States while many European Union nations abstained.