Today (15 May 2021) across Britain, hundreds of thousands of people gathered to protest the oppressive Israeli regime and their constant bombardment of Palestinian people in cities across Britain including London, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Aberdeen.
The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) has released a statement marking the 73rd Anniversary of the Nakba denouncing the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the ongoing horrific violence against Palestinians.
As the holiest city in several faiths, Jerusalem is very important to Jews, Muslims, and Christians and was originally intended to be a neutral zone for all parties. However, as Israeli occupation and settlements have expanded, Jerusalem has increasingly become Israeli controlled and inhabited. Palestinians are routinely harassed by the Israeli police state and are often rejected from entering checkpoints into holy areas.
On the initiative of the Communist Party of Turkey, communist and workers’ parties from across the world have signed the following joint statement.
The General Secretary of the Communist Party, Robert Griffiths has issued a statement denouncing a police attack on Ofer Cassif MK, a comrade of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and Hadash and member of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).
A massive container ship is currently blocking the Suez Canal, one of the busiest global shipping routes. Marine and salvage engineers tried and failed to dislodge the enormous ship on Thursday (25 March 2021) but the company, Evergreen Marine who operates the ship have said that it could take weeks before the ship is dislodged. It became stuck on Tuesday after a sudden gust of wind and a dust storm. The blockage is causing a tailback of ships to form, all waiting to get through. Around 12% of global trade passes through Suez Canal as it provides a short sea link between Europe and Asia.
Due to the monopoly on political power held by the Saudi monarchy, with the Prince acting as its de-facto leader, it is unquestionable that he had ordered, or had concrete knowledge of Khashoggi’s killing as it happened.
The US carried out an air strike on facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups in eastern Syria on Thursday night (25 February 2021) in response to three separate rocket attacks against US forces in Iraq, according to a Pentagon spokesperson. The strikes is alleged to have destroyed several facilities at a border control point used by a number of Iran-backed militia groups linked to the attacks against US forces in Iraq, including Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada,
The United States has sold off over a million gallons of Iranian oil that had been seized last year. The shipment was being sent to Venezuela but was intercepted before arrival. Last week, the final gallons were sold off by Washington, with profits totalling over $40 million. The cargo was seized under the pretext of violations of U.S. sanctions on Tehran, which greatly limit both Iranian imports and exports.
The global spotlight has once again shifted to Israel amidst their rapid COVID-19 vaccination campaign which has reportedly vaccinated over 20% of their 9 million citizens. However, what isn’t included in these numbers are the 4.5 million Palestineans in the occupied territories of Gaza and the West Bank.