Gaza walled in and under siege

Gaza walled in and under siege
Largest open air prison in the world.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Juncker, live Q and A

The EU is great when it comes making live events available in all languages of the member states. organization to share knowledge with people is sophisticated.

Mr. Juncker,  live Q and A in original, or with translation including in English.
He emphatically denied that he was a Federalist and stated that he had no intention of pushing an agenda to change the design of the EU to the USA federalist template.

Here is the link for the audiovisual from EU events and daily activities. Youcan sign up and then can login each time you visit.

Siege won't stop us

Breakdance like no other!
Breakdance and Circus Gaza City Check out their Facebook page.

Vicki Chats: Palestine Raw / Strength during the Siege 
      The first show is being produced as we speak. 
      We meet a fabulous and skilled fellow, Alex, to learn about breakdancing and circus in Gaza City.  
       Will keep you posted.

Meet Alex
19 years old from Gaza. Alex has spent years strengthening his muscles and practicing with his team.
Now he is a a breakdancer and Circus acrobat that blows his audience away.

Elbow balance by Alex! Alex and team at a practice session.

One hand handstand. Do not try this at home without practice.

Double handstand and giving us a pose for the camera! Can you do this?

Monday, February 5, 2018

Children Kidnapped and Imprisoned

Australian film 'Stone Cold Justice' on Israel's torture of Palestinian children from Syeda Qudsiya Mashhadi on Vimeo.

Sanctions even apply to contests for short stories; that's a bit absurd isn't it?

Did you know that people in Syria, Iran, North Korea and Sudan cannot enter Writer's Digest contests? Isn't that unfair and over the top?

Living well is not based upon ostracizing people due to where they live.

One of the most egregious ironies is that Syria is continuing to be destroyed, citizens murdered in horrible ways, by the USA and its allies;  Saudi Arabia, Israel, UK and mercenaries that use terrorist tactics.

Iran is sanctioned (allegedly) due to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) often labelled the Iran nuclear agreement, which was agreed upon before the most recent presidential election. The agreement is multilateral and has the blessing of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 

Another is that North and South Korea are working out agreements, such as the joint participation in the Olympics, which will be held in South Korea.

The US states that it is not sanctioning Sudan, but instead the actions only pertain to the perpetrators of the war.

What do you think?

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Open Media versus Fake News

Six steps towards a more open media

by James Deane

Six steps towards Open media 

1. We will pay more attention to the behaviour of people who do not want to be held to account.
2. We will refresh our understanding of just how critical and effective public interest media is in holding power to account and fostering functioning democracies.
3. We will look again at the relationship between open societies, especially a free media, and political stability.
4. Digital media could still deliver properly on its promise in delivering improved accountability and transparency.
5. The open government movement will move from a supply side set of solutions to a demand side one.
6. . . without rebuilding trust in our institutions, and trust in the information that people – especially young people - have access to, trust in democracy will be fundamentally challenged. Tackling the trust deficit will be central to any notion of success in the future.
Also visit Open Government Partnership if you are interested in media

Friday, December 15, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Bolivian documentarian and actress discusses N. Korea and Syria situations. Very Good!

Wow, Ms Ortiz is beautiful, intelligent and most importantly, feels compassion.
Face to Face interviews Ms Ortiz about her documentary work on North Korea and Syria.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Gaza again under attack

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Manipulating demographics used as a Colonial tactic in Palestine!

Israel cleansing al-Quds of Palestinian population:Rights activists Fri Nov 24, 2017 09:37AM. . .

 “Israel hopes to get rid of a third of Jerusalem’s Palestinian population through legislative moves alone" . . .

A picture taken on October 25, 2017 shows a general view of construction work in Ramat Shlomo, a settlement in East Jerusalem al-Quds. (By AFP)

. . . Human rights activists have warned that Tel Aviv is involved in an “ethnic cleansing” campaign against the generations-long Palestinian residents of Jerusalem al-Quds in order to get rid of their demographic dominance in the Israeli-occupied city."

Citing rights groups and researchers, The Middle East eye news and analysis portal reported on Thursday that Tel Aviv was gradually moving Palestinians out of Jerusalem al-Quds’ Israeli-majority areas by annexing the city’s settlements and turning Palestinian areas into “a no man’s land.”

The regime is advancing the so-called “Greater Jerusalem” aimed at “legalizing” the annexation of the settlements, which house around 150,000 Israelis, to appropriate the land on which it has built the structures. . . 

. . . Another bill will deny more than 100,000 Palestinians on the “wrong” side of the barrier rights in the city.

At the same time, it is employing harsh policies to force the Palestinians inside the wall to move out. Those include late-night arrests, home demolitions, and a denial of basic services. . .

Share the Outrage! 

Look familiar?
The USA federal government arranged for American police training from Israeli Occupation Force.

Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian demonstrator during a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land in the village of Tamun, near Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on September 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) 

Israeli troops arrest 25 Palestinian civilians across West Bank

Meanwhile, Israeli military forces have arrested more than two dozen Palestinians, including a minor, during separate overnight operations across the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said Israeli military vehicles rolled into the central West Bank city of Bethlehem, located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) south of Jerusalem al-Quds, early on Wednesday, and arrested six people. Israeli forces raided a number of houses in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, approximately 49 kilometers (30 miles) north of Jerusalem al-Quds, and violently ransacked them before taking away four people. A 13-year-old teenager, identified as Ammar Jibrel, was among three others arrested in the southern West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

Israeli soldiers also stormed the central West Bank city of Ramallah, located 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of Jerusalem al-Quds, and detained three Palestinians there.

Moreover, three Palestinians were detained in the Israeli-occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, another three in northeastern West Bank city of Tubas and three others in Qalqilya.

Israeli officials have prevented Swiss diplomats from visiting the besieged Gaza Strip, a day after Switzerland's envoy to the Palestinian Authority held meetings with senior members of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas.
Palestinian Solidarity Day 27 November 2017

Birds in flight

Greek Photographer: Greece in Black and White