The Fight to Save Lifta, the Last Remaining Palestinian Village

Jessica Buxbaum LIFTA, JERUSALEM — Yacoub Odeh is 81 years old but he can still remember his childhood in the Palestinian village of Lifta as if it were yesterday. Children playing together in the gardens, swimming in the pools and laying in the grass. Today, Lifta remains as a frozen time capsule. While the residents…

The Palestinians’ Inalienable Right to Resist

Louis Allday Extract from a design by Ismail Shammout We remembered all the miseries, all the injustices, our people and the conditions they lived, the coldness with which world opinion looks at our cause, and so we felt that we will not permit them to crush us. We will defend ourselves and our revolution by…

Interview with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Resistance is not terrorism. The following is an interview that I conducted with a representative of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Comrade Guevara Hadad. Q: Of course we are aware that your movement rejects the so-called “two-state solution” in Palestine. What kind of Palestine is your organisation fighting for? Many prominent…

Israeli Intimidation, Oppression of Palestinians Continues Unabated

Peoples Dispatch Israeli forces arresting Al Jazeera journalist Givara Budeiri. Photo: PIC Israeli forces over the last 3 days violently assaulted journalists, arrested prominent Palestinians activists resisting evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and attacked Palestinian runners taking part in a solidarity race in support of Sheikh Jarrah Israeli security forces on Sunday arrested prominent Palestinian activist…

PFLP: Egypt and Palestine Discuss Reconstruction and the Way Forward

Today  the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine called on the Arab Republic of Egypt to play its pivotal and central role in ending the occupation and to continue its efforts to stop the attacks in Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, settlements, discrimination and ethnic cleansing in the 48 lands, calling for…

On the Ethics of Non-Palestinians Promoting Nonviolence

Benay Blend Dabke represents a form of solidarity and cultural resistance. (Photo: via ActiveStills.org) In “The Violence Debate: Teaching the Oppressed how to Fight Oppression” (2010), Ramzy Baroud explains that for “progressive and Leftist media and audiences, stories praising non-violence” are preferred, for they invoke a strategy acceptable to liberals in the West. At no…

Caribbean Organizations Condemn Israeli Campaign of Ethnic Cleansing

CARIBBEAN ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON CARICOM, THE US, BRITAIN AND EUROPEAN UNION TO TAKE URGENT ACTION The Caribbean Pan-African Network (CPAN), the Network for Defense of Humanity, Caribbean Chapter, Organization for the Victory of the People (Guyana), The People’s Empowerment Party (Barbados) and the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration condemn what can only be described…

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine: The Epic Struggle

Our People and Their Resistance are Waging a True Heroic Epic and An Unwavering Struggle The resistance turned the occupation’s winning equation into a losing equation, and it cost it dearly The resistance succeeded in bringing about a real change in the balance of deterrence in favor of the resistance The occupation’s crimes against civilians…

Palestine: It is Not a Conflict, It is Colonialism

Carolina Bracco As we witness a new escalation of violence in the Middle East, it is impossible not to keep in mind that next Saturday is the 73rd anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba or “catastrophe”. This event, celebrated by some and lamented by others to this day,…

The World Stands with Palestine

Peoples Dispatch Several thousand took to the streets in New York City on Tuesday May 10 in solidarity with Palestine. Photo: Breakthrough Nnews Amid the bombing siege of the Gaza Strip and the brutal repression of worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, protests against Israeli aggression and in solidarity of the Palestinian struggle have been organized globally…