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‘Day of al-Quds’

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— Free Palestine —

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Today is International al-Qud Day — which, by tradition, is the last Friday of Ramadan. The Day of al-Quds, or Jerusalem Day, is not a religious occasion but rather a human rights event open to all people, both Muslims and non-Muslims alike, an opportunity to stand with the Palestinian people in their resistance of Israel’s cruel, brutal and illegal occupation of their Land.

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‘Mad dogs of the Middle East’

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Image 2012 Israeli Peace Movement
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“Gog and Magog — No to War with Iran!”

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This poster from the Israeli Peace Movement depicts Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, and Ehud Barak, the minister of defence, both of whom are currently engaged in a battle of wills with their own Commanders to launch an attack on Iran. Here’s a selection of related articles on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Israel ― the enemy of all humanity
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‘Watching the watchers’

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Self-portrait ~ Copyright 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

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“The condition upon which God hath given
liberty to man is eternal vigilance . . .”

~  John Philpot Curran  ~

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COMMENT:

And so it was, that, in the 1970s, when the New Zealand Police first established covert surveillance squads to spy on its citizens, I was a member of that first team.

We worked in secrecy, and because bugging devices were illegal at that time, we simply smuggled their components into the country and had them built by our own technicians.

There was no provision in law for their use — so we simply burgled the homes and premises of our targets to plant them.

Remain vigilant … mindful our Governments are the enemy of our liberty and freedoms.
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Jackboots over New Zealand
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Ten terrifying words . . .

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The ten most terrifying words in the English language are
— “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you”.

Ronald Reagan  ~
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Anniversary of Nagasaki

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“. . . only the US Government does this to humanity . . .”
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Anniversary of Hiroshima

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“. . . only the US Government does this to humanity . . .”
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Salute the spooks!

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Taking the piss >>

“God damn America”

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“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians . . . and now we are
indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to
our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”

~  Rev Jeremiah Wright  ~
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Links to transcript and audio of this Sermon:

“God damn America”
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Kim Dotcom

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Image 2012 © Kim Dotcom

“Internet freedom fighter . . .”

http://kim.com
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Syria:

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Disassembling the US-NATO lies and propaganda that we’re being
told about Syria – a selection of articles on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Disassembling the lies about Syria
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‘Rainbow Warrior’

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Image 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

Lest we forget . . .

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Today is the 27th anniversary of the bombing of the “Rainbow Warrior” in New Zealand — a terrorist attack carried out by French secret service agents. Here is a brief history:

Bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
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― BDS ―

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Israel’s AIDC Barcode

“Boycott, Divestment, Sanction”

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Today is the seventh anniversary of a call from Palestinian Civil Society for the world to boycott, divest and sanction Israel — which, for decades, has denied Palestinians their fundamental rights of freedom, equality, and self-determination. Israel has done this through a process of ethnic cleansing, colonization, racial discrimination, and military occupation.

BDS is a global campaign of “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” against Israel. The campaign will continue until Israel complies with international law and Palestinian rights; a strategy which provides us with an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice.

Details about the BDS movement, along with some related Links and commentaries, are posted on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Boycott, Divestment, Sanction
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Fourth of July:

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― American Independence Day

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“We’ve slipped away from a true Republic. Now we’re slipping into a
fascist system where it’s a combination of government and big
business and authoritarian rule and the suppression of the
individual rights of each and every American citizen.”

Ron Paul  ~
February 18, 2012
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Suffer the children

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Free Palestine . . .

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I recently wrote on the Children of Palestine, my heroes, who, for more than 60 years, have been butchered, brutalised and imprisoned — silent witnesses to Israel’s cruel and brutal occupation of their home.

This week the UK Foreign Office released its new and shocking report on “Children in Military Custody” . . . which details Israel’s routine abuse and unconscionable practices in their treatment of Palestinian children and I have posted a selection of related reports, commentaries and references on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Suffer the Children
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“Children of Palestine”

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My Heroes (4)
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Kiwi Puppets:

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― Prime Minister of New Zealand ―

This week the New Zealand Government signed a pact with war criminals . . .

The United States — whose Government, these past 10 years alone, is responsible for millions of people being killed, maimed, orphaned, widowed or dispossessed, their nations bombed to dust — has been at war for more than 200 years of its existence.

Why would the people of New Zealand aid-and-abet another Government that spends billions of dollars every day building a war machine that murders and tortures our fellow human beings?

Oh, it’s a defence pact, we’re told . . .

R-eally? Defending us from what?
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Pact with the Devil

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My heroes (4)

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The Children of Palestine who, for more than 60 years, have been butchered, brutalised and imprisoned; dispossessed, their lands stolen and homes destroyed. And yet, despite these injustices, they remain undefeated — silent witnesses to Israel’s war on humanity.
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UK Foreign Office report
details Israel’s routine abuse
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unconscionable practices

Suffer the Children
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‘Pact with the Devil’

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This week the New Zealand Government signed a pact with NATO . . .

NATO’s in a state-of-constant-war. These past 10 years alone, NATO is responsible for millions of people (yes, that’s millions!) being killed, maimed, orphaned, widowed, or dispossessed — their nations bombed to dust:

Why would any sane Government want to sign a pact with this scourge on humanity?

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‘North Atlantic Treaty Terrorist Organisation’

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Resisting NATO
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— RESISTING NATO —

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NATO

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‘North Atlantic Treaty Terrorist Organisation’

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War criminals are gathering in Chicago today — and to mark the People’s protest I’ve posted a selection of articles, references and resources on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Resisting NATO’s Terrorism

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‘Al Nakba’

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Mudalala Akel, 86, a Palestinian refugee since 1948, still has her house key:

The Catastrophe

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Today marks the 64th anniversary of the catastrophe that Zionism has inflicted on the Palestinian people and I have posted a selection of references and resources about this horrific event on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Al Nakba — The Catastrophe

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“Butchers of Palestine”

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Deir Yassin Day
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US/NATO propaganda:

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Theatre of the absurd:

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“The true, Orwellian agenda is to support a vast new
crony-capitalist industry that uses
terror theatre to
turn open democracies into surveillance societies.”

~ Naomi Wolf ~
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Disassembling the latest lies and propaganda from US/NATO and the
vested interests — a selection of articles on my Wall at Google-Plus:

●  “Terrorist! Terrorist! Terrorist!”
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Locking up humanity:

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.Free Palestine!

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In recent years, Israel’s cruel and brutal occupation of Palestine has seen many tens of thousands of Palestinian people (men, women, and children) locked up in Israeli prisons without charges being brought — no trial, not even a hearing of any evidence against them.

The Israeli’s call this “administrative detention” whereby prisoners are held indefinitely, simply at the military’s behest, and in conditions that contravene the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Today is the 5th of May and Palestinian society asks that we stand in support of the 2,000 prisoners currently on hunger strike protesting their inhumane treatment. To mark this day I have posted a selection of articles, references and resources on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Palestine’s Political Prisoners
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‘Palestinian Prisoners Day’

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Today is Palestinian Prisoners Day:

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Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons — including children — are subject to harsh and illegal treatment that violates International Law, and the Fourth Geneva Convention to which Israel is a signatory.

Today, around 1600 Palestinian political prisoners commenced an open-ended hunger strike to protest their illegal detention and I have posted a selection of related Links and resources on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

 ● Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike
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‘Welcome to Palestine’

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‘Airflotilla’

In what has now become an annual event, the world is invited to visit Palestine during the second week of Easter and over 1500 human rights defenders and activists from the International Community are scheduled to arrive between the 15th – 21st April, 2012.

As in previous years, Israel will prevent anyone from challenging their brutal siege of the Occupied Territories and all visitors will be detained on arrival, then deported . . .

Welcome to Palestine
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FOOTNOTE:

Some paperwork for tourists visiting Israel . . .

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Günter Grass

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“What must be said . . .”

Günter Grass, an 84-year old German writer and Nobel prizewinner, has been attacked for daring to speak his mind in a poem about Israel’s intention to bomb Iran. His poem and a selection of related articles have been posted on my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Günter Grass ~ “What must be said”
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On ‘anti-Semitism’

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My support for the Palestinian cause draws attack from assorted Zionists who equate my criticism of Israel’s brutal crimes against humanity as being anti-Semitism. So, what is anti-Semitism?

Dr Hajo Meyer, who, at 86, is the oldest living survivor of Auschwitz, defines it thus:

“Formerly an anti-Semite was somebody who hated Jews because they were Jews and had a Jewish soul. But nowadays an anti-Semite is somebody who is hated by Jews.” — Source

I will continue to speak out . . .

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Deir Yassin Day

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Butchers of Palestine

Lest we forget — today is the 64th anniversary of an Israeli massacre on Palestinian villagers in Deir Yassin and here are some related references on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Deir Yassin Massacre
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On dissent (2)

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“Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism”

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‘Palestinian Land Day’

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— Yom al-Ard —

. Free Palestine . . .

“Palestinian Land Day” — Yom al-Ard — commemorates the 1976 killing by Israeli forces of six young Palestinians as they protested the Israeli government’s seizure of Palestinian land. The day has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance to land theft, colonization, occupation and apartheid.

On this, its 36th Anniversary, thousands of Palestinians and supporters from all over the world will be joining a Global March to Jerusalem in opposition to Israel’s apartheid and ethnic cleansing . . . to demand access to Jerusalem for all peoples, and to uphold Palestinian rights under international law, including refugees’ right of return.

Here is a selection of related articles, plus Links to groups and supporting organisations from around the world, over on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Palestinian Land Day!
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New Zealand ― ‘1984

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In the middle of the night on Thursday, 22 March 2012, New Zealand’s Government passed their Search and Surveillance Bill into law – rendering the country a Police State.

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Media Report:  Search and Surveillance Bill passes
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‘Egg on their Ensign’

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The  “Operation-8”  Fiasco

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Spin this any which way they wish, Operation-8 and trial of The Urewera Four showed New Zealand police for what they are . . . arrogant, bullying and incompetent try-hards.

Operation-8 was an epic fail — talk about egg on their ensign — for which “Police owe us some answers” says the New Zealand Herald in this weekend’s editorial.

Good call, but don’t expect any. Just last Wednesday, buried beneath his department’s own hubris, the commissioner of police said if he had his time again the police wouldn’t do anything different. Yes, you read that right: a ten million dollar cock-up and they’d do the same again . . .

Enough said!

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Hana Shalabi

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— Free Palestine —

Hana Shalabi is a 30 year old woman from the village of Burqin in Palestine, locked up in an Israeli jail awaiting death.

Shalabi, one of nine children in a family of farmers, is a political prisoner being held by the occupying Israeli authorities without charge or evidence under a four-month term of “administrative detention”.

Currently nearing the 40th day of a hunger strike protesting her detention, Shalabi is a sad yet powerful symbol of Israel’s cruel and brutal occupation of Palestine.

Here is a selection of relevant articles, references and updates that I’ve posted on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Hana Shalabi
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The Bogeymen

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In Afghanistan, mothers now scare their children into
silence or obedience using the word — “Americans”

The Bogeymen
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