Daily Archives: March 17, 2017

Palestine | The death of Palestinian activist rises problems of liberation movement

On 6 March 2017, Palestinian activist Basil Al-Araj was murdered by the Israeli army. He was 31 years old. The family and friends of Al-Araj joined a demonstration in front of the Ramallah court house where Basil and his friends were being “tried” for resistance to Israel. The peaceful demonstration was attacked by Palestinian police with clubs and tear gas. Injuries and arrests happened. As Palestinian scientist Mazin Qumsiyeh states, this is totally unacceptable and is a direct result of the Oslo process that created the Palestinian authority as a subcontractor of the occupation. The PA was also attacking a Palestinian diaspora conference that gathered over 5000 leading Palestinians in Turkey.

South Korea | State department changes its line in Korean nuclear problem

South Korea news agency Yonhap informs on shocking statement made by the new US state secretary Rex Tillerson during his visit to ROK. Tillerson said Friday that all options even including military choice remain on the table in dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats, adding that the so-called strategic patience with Pyongyang has ended.
Tillerson also urged China to refrain from retaliating against South Korea over the ongoing deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system on its soil, calling the move purely a self-defense measure.
He made the remarks during a press conference held in Seoul after talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. He is in Seoul on the second leg of his three Asian country trip following his visit to Japan.

USA | ACTION ALERT from the ODESSA SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN

Stop Government Repression Against Anti-Fascists in Odessa!

Free Alexander Kushnarev!

It’s been nearly three years since the brutal massacre of 46 mostly young progressives by a neo-Nazi-led mob in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. Government repression and right-wing attacks against Odessans demanding justice for that atrocity have been constant, but now have entered a new and much more dangerous stage.