[Marxism] The Electronic Intifada

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A CRACK IN THE WALL
By Miko Peled, The Electronic Intifada, 1 October  2007

"Getting inside the official Israeli mind is a worthwhile,
if  lurid, experience," the late Edward Said wrote in his
article "Dignity,  Solidarity and the Penal Colony." This
is what it feels like when one is  trying to understand the
Middle East peace process that never seems to lead  to
anything. Observing this never ending saga, one can hardly
help  reaching the realization that peace is not a priority
for Israel, and indeed  Israeli governments have made no
secret of the fact that a peace that  precludes Israel's
complete control over historic Palestine is of no  interest
to them. Miko Peled comments.

_http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9017.shtml_ 
(http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9017.shtml)   

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DOZENS  OF PALESTINIANS SIFT THROUGH RUBBISH TIPS TO SURVIVE
Report, The Electronic  Intifada, 1 October 2007

PSAGOT, WEST BANK, 30 September (IRIN) - For  some West
Bank Palestinians rubbish has become not only a livelihood
but  the only method of survival they know. Many dozens of
Palestinians across the  territory, including children,
work at landfill sites, trying to earn a  meager living.
"This is very hard work here. My hands are all cut up,  it
smells. But what can I do? There's no work in Ramallah,"
said Muhammad,  from al-Bireh, a nearby town. Aged 43, he
has worked for the last 30 years --  apart from a stint in
jail -- in the Psagot landfill site, sifting through  the
rubbish in search of scrap metal.

_http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9018.shtml_ 
(http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article9018.shtml)  



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