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R. I. P. Nelson Mandela – (1918 – 2013)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest leaders of our time. A man who even after spending 27 years in prison showed no bitterness, but forgiveness. A true legacy, and I doubt there will ever be such an individual in our lifetime. May he rest in peace and may his influence continue and help those who are oppressed.


Breaking the Silence

The Independent published an article by Gil Hilel, an IDF soldier who served in a Sahlav unit at Hebron in 2001-2003, who has decided to speak out about her experiences as an IDF soldier.

It led me to discover a very interesting organisation, Breaking the Silence. They are an organisation composed of veteran IDF soldiers who collect testimonies from soldiers about their past service in the occupied Palestinian territories. There are some shocking stories on here, and some stories which confirm information which most of us who choose not to get blinded by corporate controlled media are already aware of. I strongly recommend browsing through it.

Here is a video of Gil Hilel speaking for Breaking the Silence.

You can read the full article after the jump, or by visiting the article on The Independent linked above.

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Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan Kareem to all the readers of this blog, and to all those who just stumble upon it.

To the regulars, my apologies for not posting lately, I have been very busy. I have a lot to write about, just not the time to write it.

I will make time hopefully!

Again, wishing you all a happy Ramadan!

Apologies to IE users

Sorry Internet Explorer users, I broke the site for a while. All should be back to normal now though.

Al Jazeera – Riz Khan – Holding Israel to account

In the year since the Gaza war, activists have stepped up their calls for sanctions on Israel. These include appeals to withdraw investments in Israel (divestment); to boycott Israeli goods and services, cultural institutions and universities; and to prosecute the top political and military leaders behind the war. But generally the diplomatic fallout of the war has been manageable for Israel, so what do the supporters of BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) hope to achieve?

The videos are below:


Part 2: