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Here are the Archived entries for 05 2011


Building solidarity from South Africa to Palestine: in Vancouver May 29
May 03, 2011 at 03:08 PM
A trade union speaking tour with representatives from
• The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE)
• The South African Union of Municipal Workers (SAMWU)


VANCOUVER EVENT:

Sun May 29 at 7 PM
Maritime Labour Centre • 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver
(Victoria and Triumph, two blocks north of Hastings St.)

Vancouver event sponsors include:
- Vancouver & District Labour Council
- CUPE Local 15
- Independent Jewish Voices BC
- BIAC Vancouver
- Canada-Palestine Support Network
- Canada Palestine Association Vancouver
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Blood and Champagne
EVERY PEOPLE elevate the profession in which they excel.

If a person in the street were asked to name the area of enterprise in which we Israelis excel, his answer would probably be: Hi-Tech. And indeed, in this area we have recorded some impressive achievements. It seems as if hardly a day passes without an Israeli start-up company that was born in a garage being sold for hundreds of millions. Little Israel is one of the major hi-tech powers in the world.

But the profession in which Israel is not only one of the biggest, but the unchallenged Numero Uno is: liquidations.

This week this was proven once again. The Hebrew verb "lekhassel" - liquidate - in all its grammatical forms, currently dominates our public discourse. Respected professors debate with academic solemnity when to "liquidate" and whom. Used generals discuss with professional zeal the technicalities of "liquidation", its rules and methods. Shrewd politicians compete with each other about the number and status of the candidates for "liquidation".

INDEED, FOR a long time now there has not been such an orgy of jubilation and self-congratulation in the Israeli media as there was this week. Every reporter, every commentator, every political hack, every transient celeb interviewed on TV, on the radio and in the newspapers, was radiant with pride. We have done it! We have succeeded! We have "liquidated" Imad Mughniyeh!

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