[Marxism] Update from the Electronic Intifada

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UPDATE FROM THE
ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

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New Book from EI's  Ali Abunimah! 

ONE COUNTRY: A Bold Proposal to End 
the  Israeli-Palestinian Impasse

_http://electronicintifada.net/bytopic/store/548.shtml_ 
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REINTRODUCING  ELECTRONIC IRAQ!

eIraq now has a dedicated editor, Jeff Gunztel, who  cofounded
the site with the EI team in 2003. The site is now being  updated
on a daily basis with considerable original content and a new
blog  by Jeff, WAR EVERY DAY. Check out the new Electronic Iraq
at _http://electronicIraq.net_ (http://electronicIraq.net)   



Activism News: 
REFUSENIK OMRI EVRON: "WHY I CAN'T BECOME A  SOLDIER IN THE IDF"
Amir Tibon, The Electronic Intifada, 28 October  2006

Omri Evron, a 19-year-old from Tel-Aviv, is weeks away
from  earning his B.A. in ethical philosophy from the
Tel-Aviv University. Omri is  considered a criminal by
Israeli authorities because he refused to enlist to  the
Israeli military, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).
National military  service is compulsory for all Jewish
citizens of Israel, which means every  Jewish Israeli must
enlist in the IDF at the age of 18. But Omri Evron  decided
early on at the age of 16 that he would not become "a
soldier in  the forces of the occupation". He reached this
decision after many visits to  the occupied Palestinian
territories (OPT). 

_http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5901.shtml_ 
(http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5901.shtml)   



Development: 
PALESTINIAN BRAIN DRAIN
Rima Merriman, The  Electronic Intifada, 31 October 2006

Since Oslo, the Palestinians have  been trying to establish
and build sustainable institutions that would form  the
basis of an independent state. This necessitates
investment by  Palestinians in the diaspora both in terms
of money and skills. Such a vital  objective for
Palestinians is now being severely undermined by  the
insistence of Israel and western countries on isolating
and starving  the Hamas-led Palestinian government that
came into power in January 2006  after fair and democratic
elections. Israel is currently withholding from  the
Palestinian Authority millions in Palestinian funds it has
collected  in the form of taxes and custom duties. 

_http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5910.shtml_ 
(http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5910.shtml)   



Art, Music & Culture: 
ONLINE EXHIBITION: MEMORIAL OF THE  50TH ANNIVERSARY 
OF THE KAFR QASEM MASSACRE
Samia A. Halaby, The  Electronic Intifada, 30 October 2006

Fifty years ago, on October 29,  1956, 49 Palestinian
residents of Kafr Qasem were murdered by Israeli  border
police who at that time were officially attached to the
military.  Countless more were wounded and left bleeding
and unattended. Their families  were unable to offer aid
because of a 24-hour curfew lasting for some two  days and
three nights. Violation of the curfew was punishable by
death. In  the following two days (while the families were
thus imprisoned in their  homes) the Israelis
unceremoniously buried the victims without permission  or
the presence of witnesses. 

_http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5908.shtml_ 
(http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5908.shtml)   



Diaries: Live from Palestine: 
PHOTOSTORY: EACH FRIDAY IN  BIL'IN
Dr. Bill Dienst, Live from Palestine, 29 October 2006

I travel  from Ramallah in a group taxi with several
activists affiliated with the  International Solidarity
Movement to the agricultural village of Bil'in. We  are
here with Israeli activists as well. All of the major
Israeli peace  and justice groups are with us today, along
with prominent members of their  leadership. Peace Now
(Gush Shalom), Rabbis for Human Rights,  Israeli
Anarchists against the Wall, Israeli Committee Against
House  Demolitions, Ta'ayush and There is a Law
(Yesh-Din). This latter group was  formed to document
violence that settlers commit against Palestinians  so
that they can be prosecuted.

_http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5904.shtml_ 
(http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5904.shtml)   



Role of the Media: 
IS AL-JAZEERA INTERNATIONAL LOSING ITS  ARAB IDENTITY?
Khalid Amayreh, The Electronic Intifada, 29 October  2006

As al-Jazeera Arab satellite television channel is
celebrating  its tenth anniversary, with achievements
unprecedented in the history of Arab  media, al-Jazeera
International (AJI) which  encompasses
al-Jazeera.net/English plus the yet-to-be launched
al-Jazeera  English TV, is slowly but definitely losing its
original Arab identity.  Indeed, a fleeting look at AJI's
English website these days would be  sufficient to make one
realize how far and deep the Qatari-based media outlet  has
departed from its original defining character. 

_http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5903.shtml_ 
(http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5903.shtml)   


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HUMAN  RIGHTS & DEVELOPMENT NEWS

WEST BANK UNDER LOCKDOWN
Report, IRIN,  28 October 2006
_http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5900.shtml_ 
(http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5900.shtml)   

GAZA'S MEDICAL LIFELINE CUT BY BORDER CLOSURES
Report, IRIN, 30  October 2006
_http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5906.shtml_ 
(http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5906.shtml)   


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NEWS  FROM LEBANON
_http://electronicLebanon.net_ (http://electronicLebanon.net)   


Diaries: Live from Lebanon: 
"POPCORN" BOMBS: THE CASUALTIES  CONTINUE
Imad Mortada, Live from Lebanon, 30 October 2006

Yasmine is  11 years old, from a small village in the south
of Lebanon and a good tour  guide around her family's
garden as she shows you the remaining unexploded  cluster
bombs. Two to give a count -- one is hiding high in the
grape vine  and the other next to a little rock. They look
nonthreatening, just little  odd metal canisters calling to
be removed. But Yasmine is good at protecting  you. She
firmly asks you not to touch them nor get close to them,
only to  laugh later as she teases you that you can never
know when the one on the  grape vine would fall, "so you'd
better be ready to run". 

_http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5909.shtml_ 
(http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5909.shtml)   



Human Rights/Development: 
DESTRUCTION AND DISPLACEMENT  HAMPER VACCINATION CAMPAIGN
Report, IRIN, 30 October 2006

The  destruction in villages and displacement of residents
in southern Lebanon  from the recent war posed problems for
medical volunteers on the first day of  a national
emergency polio immunisation campaign for children on
Monday.  "Usually, we would know exactly where to go to
immunise the children," said  nurse Nawal Saab, a member of
one of the teams carrying out door-to-door  immunisations
in Bint Jbeil, 110 km south of Beirut. "This year,  because
so many houses have been destroyed and so many families
have had  to move in with relatives, outreach has been
rendered more complicated."  

_http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5905.shtml_ 
(http://electronicIntifada.net/v2/article5905.shtml)   


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