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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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Rachel Corrie verdict exposes Israeli military mindset
Corrie's parents have not received justice, but their quest reveals the lie of the IDF's claim to be the world's 'most moral army'
Rachel Corrie's family – father Craig, mother Cindy and sister Sarah Corrie Simpson – at the Haifa district court where a judge ruled that Israel did not intentionally kill the pro-Palestinian activist in 2003. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA

Reporters covering Israel are routinely confronted with the question: why not call Hamas a terrorist organisation? It's a fair point. How else to describe blowing up families on buses but terrorism?

But the difficulty lies in what then to call the Israeli army when it, too, at particular times and places, has used indiscriminate killing and terror as a means of breaking Palestinian civilians. One of those places was Rafah, in the southern tip of the Gaza strip, where Rachel Corrie was crushed by a military bulldozer nine years ago as she tried to stop the Israeli army going about its routine destruction of Palestinian homes.

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