"Le rovine non le temiamo. Erediteremo la terra. La borghesia dovrà farlo a pezzi il suo mondo, prima di uscire dalla scena della storia. Noi portiamo un mondo nuovo dentro di noi, e questo mondo, ogni momento che passa, cresce. Sta crescendo, proprio adesso che io sto parlando con te"
giovedì 30 dicembre 2010
mercoledì 29 dicembre 2010
martedì 28 dicembre 2010
Imagine being expelled from your city--the city where you were born, the city where you grew up, the city where you started a family and where you are raising your four children, the city where you have always lived.
This horrible expulsion edict has been issued by the Israeli authorities against Adnan Gheith, a Palestinian political organizer. The Israeli authorities have served him notice that they intend to banish him for four months from Jerusalem, his city, effective December 26th. That is the same day of a planned eviction of a Palestinian home and construction of a Jewish Israeli settlement in its place. The Israeli Supreme Court issued a last minute injunction, and Adnan's hearing is Wednesday.
You can watch the video and listen to Adnan himself explain it:
I openly defy the policy of home demolitions.
I defy the policy of arresting children, and the policy of replacing the Arab residents of Jerusalem with settlers.
Adnan resides in the historically Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan. He is a member of the al-Bustan Neighborhood's Committee, an organization formed to fight plans for increased demolitions of Palestinian homes.
The expulsion order against Adnan is arbitrary and politically motivated. Adnan was unable to legally defend himself since no charges or evidence were presented against him. With his removal, the Israeli authorities are trying a dangerous new tactic to repress the rights of local residents to protest. A few days after Adnan was notified of his impending exile, he was also forbidden to attend a conference with a senior foreign diplomat or to appear in any press conference.
Adnan's banishment and the quashing of his freedom of expression are part of a larger pattern to "judaize" Silwan at the expense of its Palestinian residents. In recent years the Jerusalem municipality--in collusion with settler organizations--has intensified the policy of demolition of Palestinian homes in the neighborhood.
Adnan has spoken out against this and now is being penalized. He needs your help to stay in Jerusalem and continue struggling to protect his home and his community.
In Adnan's own words:
Jewish Voice for Peace
lunedì 27 dicembre 2010
nota a margine di Luciano Granieri
Che sensibilità umana può avere una multinazionale che fornisce i suoi bulldozer all'esercito israeliano per portare morte e distruzione nei territori palestinesi? L'indifferenza della Polverini per le sorti dei 50 operai della Rapisarda diventa connivenza con la Caterpillar, che non ha rispettato i patti, e si trasforma in indiretta complicità con la multinazionale americana fornitrice di bulldozer con i quali l'esercito israeliano distrugge case e terreni dei palestinesi
a cura di Bruno Roveda