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Noam Chomsky Visits Gaza (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/20/267717/noam-chomsky-visits-gaza/

"Mr Chomsky openly slammed the US foreign policy, especially its unlimited support to Israel. He was not excited about what is called 'the Arab Spring' and was definitely against any foreign intervention in Syria.."

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I'm sure Harper, Jason Kenney, John Baird, and the rest of those bastards in the government cabinet are happy to see Israel take this action.

NDPP

and what about  fearless leader, that 'ardent supporter of Israel in all situations and instances'? Surely he has to speak up for Jim Manly?

 

Former NDP MP in Custody as Israel Stops Ship Bound for Gaza Blockade

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/20/former-ndp-mp-in-custody-as-isra...

"...Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement praising the miltary for enforcing the blockade, saying 'there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza,' and accused the activists of trying to provoke and slander Israel.."

Complaints/Suggestions/Instructions to the Official Leader of the Loyal Opposition Thomas Mulcair:

thomas.mulcair@parl.gc.ca

or if the organ-grinder is preferred to the monkey:

netanyahu@knesset.gov.il

 

Weekly Report of Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11-17 Oct. 2012)

http://www.pchrgaza.org/

re Bibi N: 'there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza'

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Just saw on CBC:  that piece of crap Netanyahu issued a press release claiming there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and that if the people on this boat want to help, they should go to Syria, and that Israel will always act to protect her borders.  :mad2

Mr.Tea

Boom Boom wrote:

Just saw on CBC:  that piece of crap Netanyahu issued a press release claiming there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza

"GAZA — Apple’s new iPhone 5 is selling well in the Gaza Strip despite inflated prices, reaching the Palestinian enclave via smuggling tunnels even before high-tech hub Israel next door.

The cutting edge smartphone is being snapped up for almost double what it costs in the United States, its price jacked up by middlemen on its circuitous delivery route from Dubai via tunnels linking the blockaded territory with Egypt.

The iPhone 5 will not be available until December from mobile operators in tech-mad Israel, which along with Egypt maintains a partial blockade of Gaza to prevent the entry of anything that could be used for military purposes.

But the phones have been available for a couple of weeks in Gaza and they were on display on Monday in three independent mobile stores in a one-block radius in downtown Gaza City.

Prices ranged from 4,500 Israeli shekels ($1,170) for the 16 gigabyte model to 5,700 ($1,480) for 64 gb.

“I ordered 30 and I’ve sold 20 so far,” said one dealer. “We can order as many as we want. But most people are waiting for the price to go down. They’re pretty expensive.”

The iPhone 5, launched last month, sells for US$650 and US$850 in the 16 and 64 gigabyte versions in the United States."

http://business.financialpost.com/2012/10/15/apple-iphone-5s-snapped-up-in-gaza-despite-sky-high-prices-poverty/

Unionist

Provocateur. Apologist for aggression and violation of international law.

Mr.Tea

Unionist wrote:

Provocateur. Apologist for aggression and violation of international law.

"The UN report on last year's Gaza flotilla clash found that Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip is legal and that Jerusalem owes no apology to Turkey for the Mavi Marmara raid, diplomatic sources said.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/un-report-gaza-blockade-legal-israel-doesn-t-owe-turkey-apology-for-marmara-1.371841

 

onlinediscountanvils

Mr.Tea wrote:
Jerusalem owes no apology to Turkey for the Mavi Marmara raid

 

What's owed is justice. Not only for Gaza, but for those who were murdered on the Mavi Marmara. Fuck Zionism. Free Gaza.

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Bloomberg:  Gaza’s Contaminated Water Worsens Health for Palestinians

OXFAM: Crisis In Gaza

Of the 1.5 million people in Gaza, 80% depend on humanitarian aid.

 

NDPP

As I have repeated several times in several threads, one of the Israeli war-criminals involved in the Mavi Marmara attack. Brig-Gen Eden Atias, then Commander of IAFB Nevatim, and an officer with ' command and control'  responsibility, is now resident Israeli military attache to Canada. Although cited publicly by a Turkish intelligence report of those responsible, there has been a scrupulous silence maintained by Canadian media on Attias's significant role in the assault,.and even more curiously, by activists as well..even though Canadians were among those attacked.

The Estelle, led by Israeli Jewish activist Dror Feiler, who recently 'disinvited' ex US Army Colonel and solidarity activist Ann Wright from joining the Estelle voyage because of her support of Free Gaza Movement's Greta Berlin, has likely mediated the wrath of Israel from repeating their murderous Mavi Marmara barbarism. Nonetheless force was used here as well, and in international waters...

'Estelle Activist: We Were Tasered

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4294718,00.html

"Activists who were detained aboard the Estelle, a Gaza-bound ship that was seized by the Israeli Navy on Saturday, accused the soldiers of using taser guns to overpower them, Ynet learned Sunday. The IDF said Saturday that the vessel was seized without the use of force..."

 

Mr Tea's information can only mean that despite Israel's  best efforts, Palestinians are capable of outsmarting the stupid zio criminal regime's best attempts to strangle and starve them..

Israeli Government Documents Show Deliberate Policy to Keep Gazans at Near Starvation Levels

http://www.imemc.org/article/59843

"...They document the statement made by a number of Israeli officials that they are 'putting the people of Gaza on a diet'..

NDPP

'Israel Obligated Under International Law to Protect Civilians Under Occupation': Analyst (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/21/267975/israels-interception-of-...

"Israel claims that intercepting and stopping the Swedish aid ship Estelle, which was on its way to Gaza, in international waters was done in line with international law. Interview with Mr Edward Spannaus, Exective Intelligence Review, Washington."

Mr.Tea

NDPP wrote:

'Israel Obligated Under International Law to Protect Civilians Under Occupation': Analyst (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/21/267975/israels-interception-of-...

"Israel claims that intercepting and stopping the Swedish aid ship Estelle, which was on its way to Gaza, in international waters was done in line with international law. Interview with Mr Edward Spannaus, Exective Intelligence Review, Washington."

Press TV is the Iranian state-owned media corporation. And they're quoting Executive Intelligence Review, a conspiracy theory rag affiliated with the nutty Lyndon Larouche movement, that has been called ""an anti-Semitic potpourri of disinformation, factoids, rumor, gossip, loony tunes and an occasional fact."

NDPP

Mr.Tea wrote:

 

Press TV is the Iranian state-owned media corporation. And they're quoting Executive Intelligence Review, a conspiracy theory rag affiliated with the nutty Lyndon Larouche movement, that has been called ""an anti-Semitic potpourri of disinformation, factoids, rumor, gossip, loony tunes and an occasional fact."

 

So, 'Israel Obligated Under International Law to Protect Civilians Under Occupation' IS  that 'occasional fact'...

 

Israel Beginning to Lose International Support (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/21/267969/israel-beginning-to-lose...

"The Israeli navy, in international waters, has attacked and boarded Swedish Pro-Palestine ship Estelle. The Swedish ship was attacked 55 kilometers off the coast of Gaza in its attempt to breach the Israeli blockade. The cargo included olive trees, cement, medical equipment, books and children's toys..."

 

NDPP

Former MP in Israeli Custody for Challenging Blockade

http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/10/21/former-mp-in-israeli-custody-for-cha...

"...79 year old Manly's wife, Eva, said her husband is on the Estelle out of a commitment to human rights and social justice. He is there in the hope that his actions will bring awareness to his fellow Canadians about what is being done to the Palestinians in the name of Israeli security.

'He is there in the hope that his actions may bring Canadian members of Parliament from all parties, but especially the NDP, the 'party of conscience.'

 

Call/Email the PM, FM & Party Leaders

http://www.gazaark.org/2012/10/18/call-email-the-pm-fm-party-leaders/

"...the Canadian government, as well as Canadian politicians from all parties (including Jim's own NDP) are letting him down. Not a word of support or concern about his safety."

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Mr. Tea, your post at #105 is deliberately inflammatory and bears no relation to the discussion. I remind you again that babble and rabble.ca have anti-imperialist policies which harbour no quibbles over the fact that Israel's occupation of Gaza and the Palestinian people is unjust and criminal. If you continue with this sort of provocation, I'll ask you not to post in this thread again.

NDPP

Family of Former MP Detained in Israel Appeals For Help (and vid)

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/family-of-former-mp-detained-in-israel-appe...

"...If Canada and Israel are the close allies the Prime Minister has said they are, then he should be able to secure my father's release with one quick phone call,'...The Israelis say the condition for a speedy release would be that they have to sign a document admitting that they entered Israel illegally,' Dan Heap told CTV's Canada AM on Monday.."

How embarrassing - the NDP throws one of their own to the Zio wolves.

Unionist

Here is the full statement issued by Jim Manly's son Paul:

[url=http://www.countercurrents.org/manly221012.htm]Jim Manly must be released immediately![/url]

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My mother, Eva Manly has said she would like the media to focus on the PALESTINIANS of GAZA that this story is not about my dad. My parents concern is with all Palestinians and with the courageous Israeli Jews who work with them for justice. They are the reason for my parents involvement in the Gaza Ark. My father, Jim spent some time with his youngest grandson just before leaving for GAZA. He said that this reinforced for him his conviction that ALL CHILDREN have a right to grow up healthy & with the possibility of a future. [...]

I want my father home.

I support my parents conviction to this cause but it is time for my father to come home. It is time for Prime Minister Harper to speak up for an honourable Canadian citizen (a retired United Church Minister and former Member of Parliament) and secure his release. If Canada and Israel are the close allies that the Prime Minister has said they are, then he should be able to secure my father release with one quick phone call.

I share NDPP's disgust for the craven cowardice of the federal NDP on this matter. It is moments like these - not canned sound bytes during Question Period, or platform promises - which show people's worth.

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I was going to post the NDP statement on this matter but there is none.  They did post a statement last week condemning Syria.  Ready Aye Ready says Mulcair. 

onlinediscountanvils

[url=http://www.vancouversun.com/news/detained+says+lost/7429129/story.html]Son of detained ex-MP says NDP has lost its way[/url]

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“The NDP and the CCF (the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the NDP’s predecessor party) before it took unpopular positions,” Paul Manly said.

“The CCF was opposed to the detention of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War and the confiscation of their property, and the NDP was opposed to the War Measures Act” in Quebec in 1970.

“They took unpopular stands. And now I think they’re being very cautious, and obviously the new leader has his opinions and policies on Palestine and so, you know, my own MP — my father’s MP — wouldn’t speak out publicly this weekend,” he said, referring to Jean Crowder.

He said NDP deputy leader Libby Davies, once an outspoken defender of Palestinian rights and a critic of Israel, has been “muzzled and whipped” by Mulcair.

“So yeah, I’m disappointed,” the younger Manly told The Vancouver Sun.

NDPP

If they can't stand up for one of their own, they certainly won't stand up for the rest of us...

 

Israel Kidnaps Retired Canadian MP, Harper Government Silent (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/23/268288/israel-kidnaps-retired-c...

"It's been several days since Israel intercepted The Estelle, the humanitarian vessel full of aid intended for captive and starving Palestinians in Gaza. And yet retired [NDP] MP Jim Manly still languishes in an Israeli jail.."

Interview with Eva Manly

 

Free Palestine! Free Jim Manly

Consulate General of Israel in Toronto

http://embassies.gov.il/toronto/AboutTheEmbassy/Pages/contact-us.aspx

Ph: (416) 640-8500

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Mulcair and the party stand to lose support if they don't smarten up.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

onlinediscountanvils wrote:

[url=http://www.vancouversun.com/news/detained+says+lost/7429129/story.html]Son of detained ex-MP says NDP has lost its way[/url]

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“He said NDP deputy leader Libby Davies, once an outspoken defender of Palestinian rights and a critic of Israel, has been “muzzled and whipped” by Mulcair.

Libby can speak out - and so can anyone else in the NDP caucus. Mulcair is not Harper.

Unionist

Actually BB, unless I'm mistaken, Libby hasn't uttered one single word about Israel or Palestine since Mulcair's vicious attack on her some 30 months ago. Too bad.

Reminder:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/06/14/video-ndp-deputy-leader-faces-ba...

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Is everyone in the NDP so terrified of Thomas Mulcair that they won't speak out on this issue? I find that hard to believe.

onlinediscountanvils

Boom Boom wrote:
Is everyone in the NDP so terrified of Thomas Mulcair that they won't speak out on this issue? I find that hard to believe.

 

Perhaps not, but the alternative explanation for the silence is hardly flattering either.

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Yeah, I wish the NDP would take a forceful stand on this matter and others. Otherwise, why did people vote for them??? I'm disappointed in them already - but I hope they get into power in 2015 and can undo some of the awful things Harper and his thugs have done.

 

NDPP

Dipper Deported After Voyage on Ship of Fools 

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/10/23/dipper-deported-after-voyage-on-shi...

"Jim Manly and his family need to stop whining.."

The fact not one of our representatives will speak to this issue, should be ringing alarm bells once again, that Canada has a serious Zionist power problem...as well as wilful denial about it.

 

Pro-Gaza Greek Activists Censure Israel Over Interception of Aid Ship

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/24/268454/progaza-greek-activists-...

"Pro-Palestinian Greek Activsts have condemned the Tel Aviv regime's militia-like interception of a humanitarian aid ship attempting to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.."

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The NDP caucus is afraid of the Toronto Sun and the Globe and Mail and all the MSM media that like Mulcair think Israel is the victim of its Arab neighbours.  Unfortunately it appears that even former stalwarts like Libby will not speak truth to power because they want the brass ring too much.  Just look at the NDP statements on Syria this week and you see just another imperialist party. 

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I have no idea if the Socialist Caucus is still alive and well in the NDP any longer, but does anyone know where they stand on this matter - if they do at all? Maybe it's time to revive this group.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Boom Boom why do you suggest things for others to do.  You have never been involved in the NDP and have no idea of its power dynamics. It has not ever really been a grass roots type of party.  That being said anyone who wants to get involved and give the party its time and energy is welcomed.  Like all hierarchical institutions a dedicated person can move into more important roles in the party, as long as one accepts the dominant paradigms.  There in lies the rub.  If you do not accept the dominant paradigms then it is a waste of time because you will be marginalized and ignored no matter how much time and effort is expended.  The NDP is not a socialist party but it will allow socialists to give of their time and energy to get MP's elected.  For their trouble they are always marginalized.

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A bit testy today, no? Smile  What's wrong with being outraged at the NDP's lack of interest in the Gaza situation, even if I'm just a humble member? And does the party not listen to concerns from members or outsiders at all? As for my comment about the Socialist Caucus, my idea was that getting that caucus revived might light a fire under Mulcair and others. It seems they need someone to give them a push or a shove!!!

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Boom Boom you asked; "And does the party not listen to concerns from members or outsiders at all?"  The answer is that "at all" is too broad but almost not at all would be about right. Given that you are suggesting banging my head against the same fucking wall that I banged it against for years it makes my head hurt and makes me a little testy and want to basically say go ahead bang your head for awhile if you want to.

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Okay, I didn't know it was that bad - I apologise. Embarassed

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Well I am proud to say I canvassed for Mr. Manley and served on his riding executive.  Great interview today.  The NDP will change and it takes instances like this to provide the impetus for change.  I am going to dig out his campaign button and wear it to the next NDP events I attend.

Unionist
Slumberjack

Boom Boom wrote:
I have no idea if the Socialist Caucus is still alive and well in the NDP any longer, but does anyone know where they stand on this matter. 

It's difficult to stand up when you're trying on new footwear.

Unionist

Boom Boom wrote:

As for my comment about the Socialist Caucus, my idea was that getting that caucus revived might light a fire under Mulcair and others. It seems they need someone to give them a push or a shove!!!

I doubt it, Boom Boom. The Socialist Caucus called on the NDP to support [url=http://rabble.ca/babble/introductions/vote-ndp-may-2-no-coalition-libera... the Libyan insurgents[/url]. Then they supported Niki Ashton (btw I doubt she needed or appreciated their support) and trashed all the other candidates, while demonstrating their ignorance of Canadian history ([url=http://rabble.ca/babble/canadian-politics/ndp-socialist-caucus-supports-...).

Perhaps they could call for sending arms on the next Gaza flotilla... Worked well last time.

ETA: On re-reading one of those threads, I now recall that Sean Cain of the Socialist Caucus was pretty patient and cooperative in answering some of my questions and criticisms. I didn't intend to tar the whole "caucus" by some of my statements. I'm still waiting for an answer about calling for the opening of Libya's borders to arm the insurgents.

 

 

 

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Ah, well. Frown

Okay. Moving on. Let's try some thread drift.  Is there still any hope whatsoever that an NDP federal govenrment might reverse or outright cancel at least some of the more odious Harper decisions, legislation, and cutbacks to funding?

NDPP

Gaza Blockade Runner Jim Manly Home Safe and Sound

http://www.theprovince.com/Gaza+blockade+runner+Manly+home+safe+sound/74...

"We were detained, illegally intercepted. But those are a few days of inconvenience. The real story is what is happening to the people of Gaza.."

 

Gangster Israeli Regime Disregards International Law: Analyst (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/10/25/268702/gangster-israeli-regime-...

"Israel has conducted four military incursions on the Gaza Strip in the course of last week and illegally intercepted a Finnish-flagged ship carrying humanitarian supplies to Gaza."

As always, Canada supports the gangsters...

NDPP

GR Radio: Canadian Foreign Policy Under the Microscope - EP. 2012.2 (podcast)

http://www.globalresearch.ca/gr-radio-canadian-foreign-policy-under-the-...

"There were eleven people that were tasered, two of the MPs were tasered, and um, two senior citizens were tasered...I saw them being dragged along the floor after they went down...It was a pretty upsetting scene to see this happen." Jim Manly

 

NDPP

'Flotilla Message Was Palestinians Not Alone' (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/03/

"A European activist says the message of the siege breaking flotillas were hoping to deliver to the people of Gaza and those in the West Bank was that the Palestinian people are not alone..."

 

Court to Hear 490 Witnesses Against Israel in Mavi Marmara Case

http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/4548-court-to-hear-490...

"A criminal court in Istanbul is due to begin the hearing of 490 witnesses from 37 countries in the case against Israeli officials responsible for the murderous attack on the Mavi Marmara..."

Israel's current Defense Attache to Canada, Brig-Gen Eden Attias, formerly commander of IAFB Nevatim, was named by Turkish intelligence as one of those involved...

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