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The Guardian • Gaza

Issue #1961

Israel kills dozens in Gaza airstrikes, escalates land theft and Palestinian expulsions

Last week, Israeli military forces began killing Palestinians – including women and children.

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Palestinian flag. Issue #2083

South Africa takes Israel to the ICJ for genocide

A brilliant, sharp, and targeted presentation from South Africa has made history. Its 84-page filing to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has condemned Israel...

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The world stands with Palestine: Philadelphia solidarity rally. Issue #2100

The Nakba never stopped

On Nakba Day, 15 May, the 76th anniversary of the violent expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes when the state of Israel was established,...

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Issue #2039

Into the crusher: Gaza’s rubble recycled

This past August, Ahmed Amir, 34, stood atop the wreckage of a residential building in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun. In the...

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Palestinian flags. Issue #2095

Recognise Palestine!

The United Nations is set to vote to potentially recognise a Palestinian state. There is only one obstacle to achieving this. That obstacle is the...

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Global briefs Issue #2083

GLOBAL BRIEFS

RUSSIA: Russia’s top election authority has declared Nikolay Kharitonov eligible to run for president in March elections. He will be representing the Communist Party of...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2078

HALF THE SKY

Like funerals postponed “The humanitarian situation in Gaza was dire before these hostilities and has now severely worsened. This exacts unjustifiable and specific costs on...

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Palestinian rally, Boorloo/Perth 18 May 2024. Issue #2100

Israel’s slaughter goes on – Opposition grows

The slaughter in Gaza goes on. The lies, distortions and hypocrisy from Israel and its allies go on. The anniversary of Nakba, the catastrophe of...

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Perth rally for Palestine on Saturday 8 June. Issue #2103

Palestine: the genocide continues

The killing in Gaza goes on. The only difference in the past weeks has been the intensity of Israeli attacks and the indiscriminate killing of...

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Issue #2040

Inhumane medical blockade

Mahdi Amer, 35, lost his father at the beginning of the new year. Ibrahim Amer was 65. He had a heart attack. But due to...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2101

LETTERS

Brutal, not unavoidable Dear Editor, Rupert Murdoch’s Adelaide Advertiser pats itself on the back. It boasts on the front page that it “sets the agenda...

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Netanyahu remains committed to “complete victory” in Gaza. Issue #2096

Palestine, Israel, Iran, and capitalism

It is now more than six months since the Israeli military machine began its genocidal assault against the population of Gaza. People have been horrified...

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Issue #2108

Israel uses ‘deliberate starvation’

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has moved to charge Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his Defence Minister, Gallant with promoting ‘deliberate starvation.’ UN Secretary-General Antonio...

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Part of the Naarm/ Melbourne rally. Issue #2077

Free Palestine: Naarm/ Melbourne 25 October

The struggle for Palestinian liberation continues in Melbourne, as hundreds gathered on a cold Wednesday evening. This was a rally co-organised by Warriors of the...

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Rally For Palestine, Dunedin, NZ, November 2023. Issue #2092

Palestine: Australia joins Western cruelty

The news that the Australian government decided to cancel visas for Palestinian refugees, effectively leaving them stateless, shows what kind of cruelty the West, including...

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Palestine rally Issue #2091

Paths to Palestinian statehood

Israel continues to ignore entreaties from countries around the world, and international bodies. Its plans for Rafah are still going ahead despite increasing multilateral resistance....

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Quill and ink . Issue #2075

LETTER

Dear editor, The attack on Israel, from what one observer has called “the largest open air prison in the world,” that is the virtually Israeli...

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Friends of Palestine WA organised a rally on the 13th October attended by over 1000 people. Issue #2075

Freedom for Palestine rally: Boorloo / Perth

Following the attacks by Hamas forces on Israel on 7th October, after years of constant attacks on the Palestinian people, Israel began its brutal retaliation...

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Global briefs Issue #2101

GLOBAL BRIEFS

WALES: Welsh unions have launched a campaign to remove profit from the social care system. Unison Cymru noted the Scottish experience with a “national care...

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Saturday’s 28 October rally for Palestine in Boorloo/Perth. Issue #2077

Shame Albo Shame!

People in the tens of thousands around the world continue to rally for Palestine. In Australia, demonstrations around the main capital cities brought thousands of...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2079

LETTERS

THE BLACK ARMADA Dear Comrade, I was very interested to read the recent article* about the MUA twilight commemoration event at Darling Harbour to remember...

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The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A Book Cover – Issue #2091

WORTH READING / WORTH WATCHING

Gaza Writes Back, Refaat Alareer (editor/contributor) This is a beautifully edited collection of Gazan short stories written by young people. The text is necessarily politically...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2083

PEACE NOTES

We welcome a new year with a reinforced understanding that imperialism’s death throes are inflicting unprecedented death and destruction as well as the danger of...

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Global briefs Issue #2103

GLOBAL BRIEFS

China: The unmanned Chang’e-6 probe successfully landed on the dark side of the Moon for the world’s first mission to collect samples from that region....

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Quill and ink . Issue #2093

LETTERS

Genocide Dear Editor, The terrible ongoing genocide continues in Gaza. I’m utterly astounded that after mere allegations by Israel against a few staff out of...

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Global briefs Issue #2095

GLOBAL BEIEFS

PERSIAN GULF: Countries in the Persian Gulf including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Kuwait have reportedly told the United States not to...

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Palestinian Ambassador HE Izzat Abdulhadi with Andrew Irving. Issue #2096

Palestinian Ambassador speaks

Interview with Palestinian Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Izzat Abdulhadi: part one. Interviewer: A Carruthers AC: Your Excellency, I first want to convey greetings from...

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Issue #2103

Blinken ‘acting like Israel’s foreign minister’

Hamas officials have accused Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, of bias as negotiations over a possible ceasefire continue. Hamas official Taher Al-Nunu told...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2088

HALF THE SKY

Since the events of 7 October the people of the western world have been subject to an unceasing propaganda campaign aimed at getting us to...

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Issue #2076

CEASEFIRE NOW!

Rallies around Australia Naarm/Melbourne. Warrane/Sydney. Borloo/Perth. Meanjin/Brisbane. Tarndanya/Adelaide. Statement from various organisations Palestinian Communist Party An explanatory statement issued by the Palestinian Communist Party on...

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Issue #2040

Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism

The recent fighting in the Gaza Strip has claimed the lives of 47 Palestinians, including 17 children, as Israeli forces targeted leaders of the Palestinian...

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Issue #2030

The mainstream media has excised coverage of Israel’s crimes in the West Bank and Gaza. While there is no end to the noise from the...

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Global briefs Issue #2091

GLOBAL BRIEFS

YEMEN: Massive protests for Palestine continue across Yemen. Friday rallies attract millions of participants who march for Gaza. Last Friday was no exception – demonstrators...

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Global briefs Issue #2093

GLOBAL BRIEFS

MIDDLE EAST: Members of Yemen’s Houthi movement have attacked a total of 86 vessels in the Red Sea, the Arab Sea and the Indian Ocean...

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Palestinians inspect the damage following an Israeli airstrike on the El-Remal aera in Gaza City on 9th October 2023. Issue #2077

They really said … about Gaza

Compiled by Graham Holton “We need to flatten entire neighbourhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese...

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The Great Omari Mosque before its destruction. Issue #2087

Cultural genocide in Gaza

Gaza’s Tourism and Antiquities Ministry estimates that as many as 104 mosques have been damaged or destroyed since the start of the Israeli assault. Isber...

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Palestinian boy collect belongings from Gaza ruins. Issue #2099

Gaza pier: US at its most cynical

“The United States has been leading international efforts to get more humanitarian assistance into Gaza. Tonight, I’m directing the US military to lead an emergency...

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Map of Lebanon Issue #2103

Israel threatens war with Lebanon

For eight months the world has watched and been horrified at Israel’s barbaric assault on Gaza. For eight months there has been a less well-reported,...

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Gaza mother with child amongst destruction Issue #2106

Israeli destruction could spread

US presidential candidates Biden and Trump don’t have much in common – except for blind support for Israel and an almost rabid animosity toward Palestine....

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2080

HALF THE SKY

On Monday 20 November, nurses at Westmead Hospital held a vigil for the Palestinians killed in the Israeli Defence Force bombings of hospitals in Gaza,...

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Palestine support rally in Perth. Issue #2075

Israeli Apartheid

While the world was shocked at the recent Hamas attack, the Western media has given little analysis to the background of for the attacks on...

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IWD Perth. Issue #2092

International Women’s Day 2024

IWD walk for peace – Perth This year on 8 March around 300 women in Perth walked through Perth CBD for the first IWD Peace...

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Romina Bietsen with Andrew Irving at the gates of Pine Gap 2016. Issue #2103

Fighting for our lives

A speech from Romina Beitseen of the Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament (CICD) to the Eighth International Seminar for Peace and for the Abolition...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2084

LETTER

Dear Comrade Editor, The genocidal assault against Gaza has taught us just how far the Israeli regime has shifted to the right, and how closely...

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Monastery of Saint Theodosius, Palestine. Issue #2097

Palestine and the world

Part one: ‘Palestinian Ambassador speaks’ Issue #2096 29-04-2024 Interviewer: A Carruthers AC: Thinking about the PLO and the various progressive forces in Palestine reminds me...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2103

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton More than two million Palestinian civilians, including one million children, are trapped in the densely populated Gaza Strip. The casualty figures as of...

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Issue #2097

ACTU statement on Gaza

The Australian Union movement is a movement of peace and respect for all races and nationalities. We oppose war, racism, and oppression. We act in...

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Issue #2096

DINGO

This week Dingo focuses on the crime of the 21st century. To throw light on the blackout of news by the mainstream media of Israel’s...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2077

PEACE NOTES

SALAM EACE HALOM Hannah Middleton Professor Mark Beeson from the University of Technology Sydney writes: “If we are looking for historical parallels and lessons, then the razing...

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Palestinian boy collect belongings from Gaza ruins. Issue #2084

Sympathy with the Sorrows and Mourning of the Gazan People

Oh infant, Oh hungry Palestinian child , I have seen your thin body in pieces, your pacifier and your doll, your school bag and books...

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Issue #2076

Criticism of Israel and Zionism is not antisemitism

On 13th October SkyNews asked former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett about the plight of Palestinians in Gaza. Bennett shouted back “are you serious? these...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2095

PEACE NOTES

Global Action on Military Spending has issued a statement for its days of action from 12 April to 15 May. The statement, “Disarmament now to...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2085

PEACE NOTES

At a recent Gaza solidarity rally in Sydney, Communist Party of Australia members collected over 160 signatures on letters to Australia’s Future Fund chair Peter...

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Sydney rally for Palestine. Issue #2077

Sydney pro-Palestinian action

Every week the protest actions in Sydney become larger rising from around 5000 to 15,000 to an estimated 50,000 on Sunday 29  October. After hearing...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2087

PEACE NOTES

Israeli crimes in Gaza are bringing some unpleasant new words into our vocabularies. Two are “unchilding” and “domicide.” The victimisation by Israel of Palestinian children...

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World Refugee rally in Perth, 2024 Issue #2107

World Refugee Day

As Israel continues its attacks on the people of Palestine in both Gaza and the West Bank, it was timely to commemorate World Refugee Day....

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ANU Student Encampment Issue #2101

ANU Student Encampment update

The Guardian interviewed Pip from the encampment at Australian National University. G: How’s ANU treating the encampment? P: The ANU has continued to fail to...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2097

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton As we pass 200 days of Israel’s military assault on Gaza, the death toll has reached 35,000 and the aid blockade has subjected...

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Israeli flag on Masada. Issue #2082

Anti-semitism and Israel

I think the reports in The West Australian that there has been a more than 500 per cent increase in anti-Semitism should be treated with...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2093

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton The US-Australia Force Posture Agreement (FPA), signed in 2014, provides the legal basis for the comprehensive US militarisation of Australia, especially the north,...

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Issue #2091

DINGO

As the body count in Gaza and the West Bank continues to rise after hitting 30,000, Richard Marles and Penny Wong claim that Australia is...

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Issue #2077

DINGO

Climate action group Lock the Gate Alliance has accused the NSW Minns government of breaking an election promise by allowing BHP’s planned Mt Arthur expansion...

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Gaza woman feeds her baby. Issue #2097

Water crisis adds to women’s health burden amid war on Gaza

Over 34,000 people have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since 7 October, 2023. Among them are over 10,000 women, 6,000 of...

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The regular protests include members of the Communist Party as well as other committed peace activists. Issue #2095

IPAN in Geelong

Activists from the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) in Geelong Victoria have been holding speak-outs, rallies and pickets against AUKUS, against the militarisation of...

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Issue #2085

DINGO

Among the many aspects of Israel’s aggression against the Palestinians is the claim by Israel that resistance forces such as Hamas will not acknowledge Israel’s...

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Penny Wong. Issue #2092

Open letter to Foreign Minister Penny Wong

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong Minister for Foreign Affairs PO Box 6100 Senate Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Re: Urgent call to Act against genocide....

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Palestine rally – Comrades marching with healthcare workers in Melbourne. Issue #2078

No right to self defence

An invading force has no right to self-defence. However, since 7 October we have heard, repeatedly, that Israel has ‘the right to defend itself.’ How...

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Rally in support of Palestine, Perth 2024. Issue #2103

Stop arming Israel Rally – Borloo/Perth

This rally was based on the very simple premise that if the capitalist countries of the West stopped arming Israel, peace and justice could happen...

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March for Gaza, Washington DC, 2024. Issue #2101

Israeli war crimes

Two events have damned Israel’s genocidal campaign and further exposed the criminal role of the United States in supporting the slaughter in Gaza. The decision...

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Rally for Palestine, Sydney. Issue #2079

Pro-Palestine rally, Sydney

On Sunday 12 November 2023, tens of thousands of protesters descended on Hyde Park in Sydney to demand a ceasefire and a stop to the...

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Perth rally for Palestine. Issue #2078

STOP ISRAELI WAR CRIMES

There is absolutely no excuse for the Netanyahu government to act in the way it is, raining down artillery shells and bombs on a trapped...

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Flag of Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Issue #2098

The Central Committee of DFLP elects Fahd Suleiman as new Secretary-General and Hawatmeh as President

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) has officially announced the conclusion of its eighth general national conference, which was the culmination of...

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Palestine rally condemning Israeli's genocide. Issue #2094

Criminal Israel – Genocide by famine

The situation in Gaza is nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe with the appalling suffering and loss of life and the urgent and deteriorating humanitarian...

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Issue #2085

Act now to end genocide!

It seems there are no limits to the depths to which the Albanese government will sink in following the US and Zionist, apartheid Israel and...

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Issue #2074

The CPA stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people!

Gaza is again the centre of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 75 years since the partition of Palestine in 1948, known as the Catastrophe or Nakba in...

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CPA-organised picket outside Tanya Plibersek’s office in Redfern, Sydney, 18 January. Speak up Tanya for Gaza! Issue #2084

Israel protest outside of Tanya Plibersek’s office

Tanya Plibersek Environment Minister in the Albanese ALP government has her office close to the Communist Party office in Sydney. Plibersek’s electorate have been waiting...

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Issue #2093

CPA Statement

The Communist Party of Australia has followed the events that took place at Sydney’s Port Botany on Sunday 24 March in which 19 protestors were...

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Rally for Palestine in Perth. Issue #2076

Criminal Israel

Israel is carrying out collective punishment, committing the most barbarous and cruel atrocities on an unarmed civilian population who are confined to a small area...

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Netanyahu: “the idea that we will stop the war before achieving all of its goals is out of the question.” Issue #2098

Netanyahu promises to continue the genocide

As the Guardian goes to press, the ground invasion of Rafah has begun. The fate of the Palestinian people in Gaza and in the West...

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Rally in support of Palestine. Issue #2079

SHAME ALBO SHAME

The genocide taking place in Gaza has not stopped for over 30 days. The death toll in what the United Nations is calling the “children’s...

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Boorloo/Perth rally for Palestine on Sunday 19 November. Issue #2080

We must support Palestine’s right to self-determination

People around the world are witnessing every day the televised genocide of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In Australia, and internationally, ever larger rallies are...

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Rally for Palestine. Issue #2085

Palestine: Australia complicit in genocide

It beggars belief that Australia has suspended funding to the UN agency providing aid to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. It did so following unsubstantiated...

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Rally in support of Palestine. Issue #2086

Palestine: FUND UNRWA!

Norwegian Labour MP Asmund Aukrust has nominated the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for the Nobel Peace Prize “for its long-term work to...

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Sydney rallies for Palestine. Issue #2077

Ceasefire NOW!

Around the world hundreds of thousands of people are taking protest actions, calling for an immediate ceasefire so that food, water and medical aid can...

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In support of Palestine rally, Perth. Issue #2075

ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA!

Israel stands condemned for its brutal aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and the genocide and scorched earth war against them. The...

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Zimm Shipping Rally. Issue #2080

Gaza: End the slaughter

An open letter to PM Albanese and Foreign Minister Wong Prime Minister/Foreign Minister, You, as the representatives of the people of Australia, talk on our...

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Rally for Palestine held on Saturday 22 June Boorloo/Perth. Issue #2105

Gaza: blood on West’s hands

Since 7 October more than 14,000 children have been slaughtered by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip. An estimated 4,000 children are buried under rubble,...

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Palestine rally Sydney. Issue #2097

PALESTINE WILL WIN!

For 7 months now the people of Gaza have been under siege from Israel with the death toll continuing to rise, at the time of...

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Issue #2104

Palestine: US roadblock to peace

The slaughter in Gaza goes on. Since the United Nations Security Council resolution of a three-phase ‘peace plan’ the death rate in Gaza has significantly...

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Palestinian rally in Boorloo/Perth on Sunday 3 December 2023. Issue #2082

Israel escalates war crimes

The situation in Gaza is catastrophic and continues to worsen with women and children making up 70 per cent or more of the dead and...

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Rafah emergency rally, Boorloo/Perth 16 February. Issue #2088

Palestine, Middle East: the West is complicit

In the maelstrom of news surrounding the Palestine genocide it’s easy to forget fundamentals. One of those fundamentals is Western complicity. The United States government,...

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