International League of
Since December 27, 2008, the
US-supported Zionist Israel has carried out a war of aggression against
the Palestinian people in Gaza. It has launched air strikes by F-16 jet
planes and Apache helicopters and artillery shelling by naval vessels in
order to massacre hundreds and injure thousands of Palestinians in Gaza
and destroy their homes, mosques, schools, public buildings, oil depots,
power plants, water facilities and other infrastructure.
The massacre of the
Palestinian people and the destruction of their public and private
properties are being rapidly escalated with the ground invasion of Gaza by
thousands of Israeli troops and tanks since evening yesterday. The
aggressors have interdicted food and medicine supplies. They have
destroyed all the sources of fuel and power and have thus disabled
vehicles and the hospitals. They have killed Palestinian medical
personnel and have prevented ambulances from reaching the victims of
aerial bombardments, shelling by naval artillery and strafing by ground
The US imperialists are
hellbent on letting the Zionists wreak death and destruction on the
Palestinian people without limit and with complete impunity. They have
publicly incited the Zionists to escalate their aggression and have
blocked every effort in the UN Security Council to pass a ceasefire
resolution and to stop the carnage. Together with the Zionists in Israel,
they want nothing less than the complete surrender and subjugation of the
Palestinian people in Gaza and in the whole of Palestine.
US imperialism is being
consistent and true to its evil nature. It has supplied Israel with all
the military, political and economic resources to wage aggression
repeatedly against the Palestinian people since 1948, occupy Palestine and
drive away millions of Palestinians from their homeland. The US has used
Israel as the bridgehead of US imperialist hegemony in the Middle East and
as the platform for threatening and blackmailing countries in the region,
making them military and political clients and controlling the oil
We, the International League
of Peoples' Struggle, reiterate in the strongest terms our condemnation of
the US-supported war of aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza
and once more declare our solidarity with and support for the entire
Palestinian people in their resistance against Zionist Israel and its US
In this regard, we also
criticize and condemn those governments in the Middle East that
collaborate with the US in supporting Israel directly and indirectly,
delivering the oil resources of the region to the US oil giants and
suppressing the resistance of the Palestinian, Arab and other peoples in
the Middle East. It is a shame that the overwhelming number of Arab people
are prevented by their governments from extending the most effective
support to the Palestinian people.
We, the International League
of Peoples' Struggle, stand in solidarity with the Palestinian, Arab and
other peoples of the world in the struggle against US imperialism and
Israeli Zionism. Once more we call on all member-organizations and allies
of the ILPS to initiate as well as join protest mass actions and other
activities that express and gather militant support for the resistance of
the Palestinian and Arab peoples against US imperialism and Israeli
March to the Isareli Embassy
December 29, 2008
ILPS CONDEMNS ISRAELI ATTACKS
ON THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE IN GAZA
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
Chairperson, International Coordinating Committee
International League of Peoples' Struggle
The International League of Peoples' Struggle condemns the murderous and
cowardly air strikes and artillery fire unleashed by Israel on the
Palestinian people in Gaza. These have already resulted in the
indiscriminate killing of more than 300 people and the wounding of more
than a thousand people and the destruction of office and apartment
buildings, mosques, school buildings, and infrastructure. The attacks are
still being escalated and the Israeli military forces have been ordered to
mobilize for a fullscale invasion and reoccupation of Gaza.
The ILPS likewise condemns the US in the strongest terms for justifying
and encouraging the Zionist acts of terrorism and for blaming the
Palestinian people for the barbaric crimes committed by Israel against
them. US imperialism has long propped up Zionist Israel, supplied to it
the most powerful weapons and enabled it to commit acts of aggression,
occupy Palestine for so many decades and deprive the Palestinian people of
their homeland and squeeze them in a small piece of land like Gaza, which
is now walled in on all sides.
It is utter mendacity and hypocrisy worthy of war criminals and
mega-terrorists for both the US and Israel to put the blame on Palestine
and the Palestinian people for the ongoing large-scale crimes of
aggression and oppression committed by Israel against them and for the
impending Israeli invasion and reoccupation of Gaza. The current call of
Israel for all-out war reminds us all of the Israeli aggression against
Lebanon in recent times and how far Israel can go in committing crimes
against humanity with complete impunity with the encouragement and support
of the US imperialists and the acquiescence of the other imperialist
The ILPS stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their
struggle for national salvation and independence and for the defense of
all their human and democratic rights against the onslaughts of the
US-backed Israeli aggressors. We join the Palestinian and Arab people and
the entire humankind in condemning the US-supported crimes of aggression
of Israel and in demanding that Israel stop its scheme of all-out war of
The International League of Peoples' Struggle therefore calls on all its
member-organizations and all its allies throughout the world to carry out
mass campaigns to condemn the US-Israeli collusion in the war of
aggression against Palestine and the Palestinian people, to demand the end
of such horrible war and to discourage and prevent Israel from using its
military might to slaughter the Palestinian people. ###
January 6, 2009
BAYAN Statement for the Protest Action Condemning Israel's Siege of
The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan joins the people of the world in condemning
the brutal armed aggression of Israel against the Palestinian people in
the Gaza. The 8-day airstrikes followed by the ground invasion of Gaza is
the latest in the long list of atrocities committed by Israel against the
Palestinians under the Occupation.
Israel justifies its armed aggression by saying it is a response to the
rocket attacks of Hamas on Israel. This view is also supported by Israel's
# 1 ally, the United States. What Israel refuses to acknowledge is the
broader context wherein this violence is happening. The actions of Hamas
should be seen in the context of the brutal, more than half-century
occupation of Palestinian territory by Israel. In the case of Gaza, while
Israel has pulled out its troops and settlements over the past three
years, Israel has effectively set up an economic blockade that
systematically and collectively punishes, starves and kills the
The residents of Gaza have been denied any meaningful economic activity as
a result of the blockade. For months now, Israel has prevented food,
medicine, and fuel from reaching Gazans. Even during the time of the
airstrikes, Israel has prevented humanitarian aid from reaching Gaza as it
has prevented Gazans from seeking refuge and hospital treatment outside.
It is the brutal occupation which has pushed the Palestinian people to
armed resistance. It is the occupation that is the main stumbling block to
a meaningful peace. It is Israel's refusal to recognize the Palestinian
people's right to self-determination and the establishment of a
Palestinian State which is the root cause of violence in that region.
In light of the historical circumstances of Israeli occupation, the
current offensive against the Palestinian people can never be justified.
We condemn in the strongest terms the US government for its political and
military support for Israel. For decades now, US government has encouraged
and supported Israel's occupation of Palestine and its armed aggression
against the Palestinian people. The US government not only provides
billions of dollars of military aid to Israel, it also uses its veto power
in the United Nations to support the cause of Israel. Recently, the US
government rejected a UN Security Council ceasefire resolution, a clear
indication that the US supports the attacks on Gaza.
We call for an end to the siege of Gaza and for immediate relief for the
Palestinian people ravaged by the Israeli armed offensives. We call for an
end to the inhumane blockade imposed by Israel on Gaza and for allowing
much-needed aid to be brought to Gazans.
We call for an end to the Israeli occupation as the only long-term and
viable path to peace. We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people
in their fight of genuine self-determination and freedom from oppression.
STOP THE SIEGE! STOP US-ISRAELI AGGRESSION AND TERRORISM!
END THE OCCUPATION! FREE PALESTINE!
As Israeli forces rolled their tanks inside Palestinian territories in the
Gaza strip after more than a week of continuous aerial bombardment that
left hundreds of innocent civilians killed, an alliance of overseas
Filipino workers' (OFW) groups denounced the attacks as "barbaric" and
called for the immediate end to Israel's bloody campaign against the
"Migrante International joins peace loving peoples throughout the world in
condemning US-Israel's ongoing military assault on Gaza. At the same time,
we join the Palestinian people in demanding justice for those killed, hurt
and displaced in the attacks. The attacks are undoubtedly fuelled by US
imperialism's intent to lord over the entire Middle East and corner its
abundant oil resources," says Garry Martinez, Chairperson of Migrante
International. "We fear that this attack is merely a prelude to more acts
of military aggression as the US seeks to recover from the worst financial
crisis it has ever faced."
The group asserted that the US' role in the ongoing military aggression
couldn't be overly emphasized. They said since the end of World War II,
Israel has been the largest recipient of US' direct military aid. This
vicious attack, they said, is proof that the US considers Israel as its
jumping board to assert its hegemony over the Middle East.
As of this writing, over 500 Palestinians have been killed and almost
3,000 have been critically wounded inside the 25 mile Gaza strip. The
Israeli Defense Force has also mobilized more than 10,000 of its armed
reservists to carry out Israel's biggest military campaign since the 2006
Migrante also slammed the Philippine government "for turning a blind eye
to the US-Israeli led massacre of the Palestinian people," and challenged
the Arroyo regime to make a categorical stand in denouncing the attacks.
"We have 120 Filipinos inside strife-torn Gaza and more than 30,000 inside
Israel. We believe these are enough reasons for this regime to join the
chorus of nations in denouncing US-Israel's attack on Gaza. This is the
best contingency plan that the Arroyo regime can undertake if only to
ensure the lives of our kababayans who will surely be caught in the
crossfire," says Martinez, whose wife is currently an OFW in Israel. ###
06 January 2009
His Excellency Zvi AVINER-VAPNI, AEP
23rd Floor, Trafalgar Plaza 105 H.V. dela Costa Street,
Salcedo Village, Makati City
Dear Ambassador VAPNI,
Shalom! The SALINLAHI Alliance for Children's Concerns, a nationwide
alliance of children's organizations and child rights-based institutions
here in the Philippines, strongly condemns and protests the aerial attacks
of Israeli army to Gaza's civilian populated areas that started last
December 27, 2008. It is sad to see hundreds of civilians, mostly
children, killed with Israeli aerial bombing strikes while thousands more
The subsequent ground operations conducted by your government's troops
last January 3 which continues to date showed the true objectives of your
government's intention in Palestine occupied territories, which is to
annihilate the Palestinian people, and illegally deny them of their
We are witness to the long struggle of Palestinian people against Zionism,
racism and human rights violations committed by Israel's army with the
support of the United States. Worst, the current Israeli's invasion of
Gaza deprives hundreds if not thousands of children their right to life,
protection and development.
The recent occupation of Israel's forces in Gaza, is a violation of
existing international laws. The wanton destruction of civilian property,
killing and maiming of children and minors further aggravates the
violation of Israel to the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the
Child wherein Israel is a signatory. It is clearly stated in UNCRC that
every child should be protected at all times most especially during war.
The fact that airstrikes by the Israeli army and the subsequent ground
assaults which victimized children, including very young children, makes
your government liable of genocide and infanticide.
We appeal to you to immediately call for a stop to the attacks against the
Palestinian people in Gaza, and give the Palestinian people especially the
children, their dignity to live peacefully as one country… Palestine.
Stop killing Palestinian
Stop US-Israel Aggression against Palestine!
Stop Israeli Attacks on Gaza! Stop the siege of Gaza!
Israeli Troops Out of Gaza Now!
End the Occupation! FREE Palestine!
Mr. Alphonse Rivera
Officer in charge
Bayan Muna condemns the
US-backed Israeli invasion of Gaza; calls for an end to the war against
the Palestinian people
Bayan Muna strongly condemns
the US-backed Israel war of aggression and calls for an immediate pullout
of its troops in Gaza. We support all international diplomatic efforts to
put a stop to the war that can slaughter more of the 1.5 million
Palestinian people, including women, children and elderly. The Palestinian
people must be given justice. Their right to exist and to remain in their
homeland must be respected.
Since December 27, 2008 Israeli government air bombardment, artillery
shelling and the ongoing ground invasion have massacred hundreds and
injured thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. Homes, places of
worship, hospitals, schools, government offices, oil depots, fishing
ports, power plants, water facilities and other infrastructure are
systematically being destroyed. Food, medicine, and medical personnel are
being blocked by Israeli troops.
We likewise denounce the US government’s full support to the Israeli
Zionist aggression versus the Palestinian people. It has stymied every
effort in the United Nations Security Council to pass an urgent ceasefire
resolution to stop the carnage. It continues to supply Israel with
and economic aid to starve,
subjugate, and evict the Palestinian people from their homeland since
1948. The US has also used Israel as an effective springboard for
controlling oil resources in the Middle East, with most governments in the
region rendered servile to US hegemonic interests.
We also decry the
Macapagal-Arroyo government for its deafening silence when a growing
number of the world’s peoples and leaders are calling for a stop to the
carnage in Gaza. We urge the Philippine government to condemn the Israeli
invasion of the battered Palestinian enclave that has also put in grave
danger the lives and livelihood of Filipino expatriates working in Gaza.
The Philippine government should support mounting calls for the pullout of
Israeli forces in the Gaza strip.
The international community of nations and peoples must work for an
immediate ceasefire so urgent humanitarian concerns can be addressed. We
join all governments, parliamentarians, peoples’ organizations and
agencies that have criticized, protested and condemned the US-backed
Israeli war against Palestine and call for an immediate end of hostilities
in the Gaza Strip to stop the loss of life and property there. #
06 January 2008
ANAKPAWIS ASKS PHIL. GOVERNMENT TO DENOUNCE US-BACKED ISRAELI INVASION
THE MILITANT Anakpawis party-list condemned the escalating Israeli
military offensive in the Gaza Strip and asked the Philippine government
to denounce the US-backed attack.
"The military offensive has already killed more than 500 Palestines
including civilians since the air attacks started last December 27 and
escalated into the current ground assault. We ask the Philippine
government to denounce the invasion and call for an immediate truce to
stop the slaughter. The Hamas rocket attacks are but pinpricks on Israel
compared to the sledgehammer pounding of Israel on the 1.4-million
Palestines in the Gaza Strip," Anakpawis secretarty-general Cherry
Anakpawis is set to file a House Resolution on the issue but the 14th
Congress is still in recess and has yet to resume session till January 19.
It has however joined other militant activists in a protest action today
at the Israeli embassy in Makati.
likewise denounce the inaction of the US at the UN Security Council on the
Arab proposals for an immediate truce. There is outright support of the
Bush government for the Israeli military attack. Blaming the duly-elected
Hamas government in Gaza solely for the turmoil in the region is grossly
unjust. The US-backed war will only worsen the local situation and is sure
to aggravate the global crisis that the US war on terror has created,"
"The Philippine government shouldn't reduce the issue on the mere
evacuation of Filipino overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and expatriates.
Just as the Israeli attack on Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006 endangared
Filipino lives, the on-going attack on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, while
involving lesser number of Filipinos, once again exposed our compatriots
to the horrors of an unjust war. The Philippine government should do all
it can in the diplomatic community to stop this atrocity and not confine
itself to self-seving interests for OFW remittance senders," Clemente
"Failure by the Manila government to denounce the Israeli attack would
only show the utter puppetry of Macapagal-Arroyo to the US and her fascist
support for the US-led war on terror and Zionist expansion," Clemente
Congress of Teachers/Educators
for Nationalism and Democracy
Itigil ang mga atake sa Gaza! Itigil ang agresyon at terorismo ng
US-Israel! Enero 6, 2009
Kami, sa Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy
(CONTEND) ay mariing kumukundena sa walang habas na pagpaslang, pambobomba
at pagyurak sa karapatang pantao ng sambayanang Palestino sa kamay ng
imperyalismong Estados Unidos at ng mga papet na mga pamahalaan katulad ng
Batayang karapatang pantao na kinikilala ng United Nations ang karapatan
ng mga bayang itakda ang kanilang pagsasarili. Sa mahabang kasaysayan ng
pakikibaka ng mga bayan para sa pambansang kalayaan, parati nang
sumasagabal dito ang mga reaksyonaryong pwersa ng imperyalismo at mga
lokal na pamahalaang papet na kakuntsaba nito. Pilit na sinusupil ng mga
ito ang karapatan ng mga tao sa pagsasarili sa kadahilanang mawawalan sila
ng kontrol hindi lamang sa mga estratehikong likas yaman kundi pati na rin
sa mga geo-estratehikal na posisyon ng pagpapalawak pangmilitar.
Muli na namang pinatunayan ito sa kasalukuyang nagaganap na pagpapatindi
ngkarahasan laban sa mga mamamayang Palestino. Nagbunga ang walang patid
na pambobomba at pag-atake sa mga pamayanan sa daan-daang bilang ng mga
nasawi,libo- libong nasugatan, at mahahalagang pasilidad pambayan na
nasalanta. Lalo pang pinatindi ang pagdurusa ng mga mamamayan sa pagtanggi
ng agresibong pamahalaang Israel na makapasok ang mga lehitimong tulong
panghumanitarian para maampat ang pagdurusa ng sambayanang sinasakop.
Sa kaso ng Palestina, nagkukubli ang Israel sa lambong ng kunwang
pakikibaka nito laban sa terorismo upang siya mismong maglunsad ng
teroristang pag-atake sa mga pamayanang Palestino.Pinalala pa ito ng
matagalang blockade na pumigil sa pagpasok kahit ng mga batayang
pangangailangan gaya ng suplay ng gamot, pagkain,inumin, at gamit sa
ospital at kabahayan na inilunsad ng Israel ilang buwan na ang nakakaraan.
Ang pagpayag at pagdepensa ng Estados Unidos bilang amo ng Israel sa
nagaganap na karahasan ng kanyang kliyenteng estado, at ang patuloy
napagsuporta nito sa mga teroristang pag-atake ng Israel sa mga
karatig-bayan ang patunay ng sabwatang nagaganap at ang pag-uugat ng
suliranin sa pusod ng imperyalistang bayan. Higit na nakababahala,
binabaog ng Estados Unidos at Israel ang maraming resolusyon ng United
Nations na kumikilala sa karapatan ng mga Palestinong magsarili at
pumupula sa agresyong isinasakatuparan ng magkakuntsabang Estados
Hindi mapipigilang maiugnay ito sa nagaganap na isa pang sentro ng
tunggalian sa Middle East. Sa kalagayan ng Iraq, ang di matapos-tapos na
karahasan laban sa mga pamayanan ng Iraqi matapos ang ilang taon ng
pananakop ng Estados Unidos ang siyang nagdudulot ng lubusang paghihirap
sa mga pamayanang Iraqi. Muli, sa lambong ng pagtugis sa terorismo,
patuloy ang pag-atake sa mga sibilyan at mga pamayanan na sa bandang huli
ay siyang magtitiyak sa geo-estratehikal naposisyon ng Estados Unidos sa
pagkontrol sa likas-yaman ng Middle East.
Sa gitna na pandaigdigang krisis ng kapitalismo na sila rin ang may
Kagagawan,isinasaka tuparan ng mga imperyalistang bayan ang pagpapatindi
ng pakikidigma upang maisalba ang kanilang naghihingalong interes militar
at industriyal. Isinasakatuparan ito kahit na magdulot ng pananakop at
pagsasamantala sa mga inaaping bayan.
Sa diwa ng pandaigdigang kapatiran at pakikiisa ng mga inaaping
sambayanan,naglalaa ng tinig ang CONTEND sa pandaigdigang pagkundena sa
terorismong inilulunsad ng Israel at Estados Unidos laban sa mga
Itigil ang mga atake sa Gaza! Itigil ang agresyon at terorismo ng
Katarungan para sa mga biktimang Palestino ng mga atake ng US-Israel!
Igiit ang kasarinlan ng bayang Palestine!
Mabuhay ang pandaigdigang anti-imperyalistang prente!
From the blog of Prof. Sarah
Raymundo, CONTEND's Secretary General and ACT National Treasurer
Gaza Gazing January 3, 2009
The spilling of Palestinian blood in Gaza Strip as Israeli bombardment
continues (now on its 8th day) demonstrates that this is a one-sided war.
Of course, George Bush blames it on the “terrorist organization” Hamas
because, as everybody knows, he is a big fat stupid fly. Meanhwile,
Obama's excuse for his silence is the “fact” that he is not yet president.
As though one needs the highest position on earth to take a stand against
human slaughter. President Gloria Arroyo must have heard of this yet
another barbaric attack on human rights and is by now probably guessing
how to milk big bucks from what she probably imagines as one of 2009's
The historian Khaled Hroub claims that the Hamas is hardly an organization
that has a “strong hold” on Gaza Strip. Rather, it is a deeply rooted
ideology among the Palestinians in and of the Gaza Strip. But what we can
know for sure is this: That at stake in this attack on Gaza is Israel's
interest of turning every space into a West Bank territory where household
demolitions have become a normalized feature of everyday life. And the
only reason why people from the West Bank have not for the past years been
the subjects of Israeli air strikes is because they are “well behaved.” No
screwy Hamas to complain nor to challenge Israeli occupation.
So far, we have heard three things from the Israeli Government: 1) that it
demands permanent peace in Gaza; 2)that it did not start the fire; 3)that
no significant invasion is under way.
But the ferocity of the strikes, the death toll (423 in the past 8 days
and 10 more in the past hour), that thick cloud of white smoke that has
drenched the northern part of Gaza made apparent yet hyperreal by
television, the absolute terror of the Palestinians who barely survive as
we speak should all lead us to the conclusion that Israel is not merely
exercising its “right to defend itself.”
In one of his more forceful essays (Adrift in Similarity*), Edward Said
speaks of an article that “was intended to supply Americans with an
original thesis about the “new phase” in world politics after the end of
the cold war...(119:2004).” Samuel Huntington (and may he rest in peace
despite himself) was banking on a very slick notion of “civilization
identity and the interactions among seven or eight [sic] major
civilizations, of which the conflict between two of them, Islam and the
West, gets the lion's share of his attention” (Said, 2004:119). After an
extended discussion that projects civilization and identity in the most
static and essentialist way possible, Huntington argues that the
“challenge for Western-policy makers...is to make sure that the West gets
stronger and fends off all others, Islam in particular (2004:120).”
The U.S-backed Israeli war on Palestine is none other but the politics of
the so-called post-political era of global capitalism. This era is by no
means post-political. It is writ with the most hostile of conflicts that
are pushed to their extremes by war investors such as Bush and his ilk,
and their wager for a thriving military industrial complex through
military keynesianism. This context belies the slogan “war solves nothing”
because it does save the imperialist economy from total breakdown by
creating a particular enemy-terrorist groups-and by subsequently vowing to
annihilate them in an atrocious parade of war artillery. Indeed, not only
the terrible fraud that was Oslo and Arafat are to be lambasted during
these times of stressful spectatorship.
Contrary to its claim as a war against terror,-- one that targets
particular terrorist groups--this imperialist-led killing is patently
racist and colonial. The sustained shelling in Gaza Strip even shows that
it cannot target its true enemy, “the terrorists.” There is nothing
surgical about the strikes that have affected the non-Jewish general
population, 80% of whom are by now incapable of defending themselves;
250,000 of whom are left in the dark on account of busted electrical
connection; and 500 people have just turned into refugees who mourn the
death of their loved ones as they confront the terror of their own
Tonight as I blog away, food shortage is all over Gaza Strip. And as I
respectfully urge all of you to join the indignation protest on Tuesday at
the Embassy of Israel in the district of acceptable greed called Makati,
the Palestinians of the Strip have nowhere to go since Gaza has been
sealed off on all three sides by the Israeli army. It's a state of war for
the people of Gaza. Yet, it is not a war between two equal armies. This
leaves us with no reason not to fight on their side.
*in From Oslo to Iraq And the Road Map (2004). New York: Pantheon Books.
The Congress of Teachers/Educators for Nationalism and Democracy or
CONTEND is a progressive organization of academics based in the University
of the Philippines-Diliman.
KMU slams imperialist
instigation of Gaza war Submitted by KMU on Tue, 2009-01-06 11:25. :: English News
Kilusang Mayo Uno joins the
international community today in strongly denouncing the latest war of
aggression brutally unleashed by the US-Zionist Israeli regime in Gaza.
“Fireworks from tanks, F16s, Apache helicopters and the latest weaponry
tainted Gaza’s new year. Imperialist aggression has again demonstrated how
it can ruthlessly destroy lives, properties and livelihoods just to
preserve itself in power,” said KMU Chairperson Elmer Labog.
Labog claimed that the real culprit can never be clearer, as the US
supplies more than US$3 billion of aid, war artillery and vehicles to
Israel every year.
US resorts to its terrorist-tagging schemes to pin down Palestinians and
blame them for starting the chaos. But the Palestinians’ fight for their
right to life, liberty, and sovereignty – honed by thousands of years of
struggle – are valid and just. They are victims of imperialist interests,
just like the rest of the oppressed peoples of the world.”
US has all the motives to back Israel, as the renewed attacks can pave the
way for their greater control of the Middle East’s natural resources and
territory – its precious oil reserves most especially.
the financial crisis, the US is now more than ever struggling to get hold
of the world’s wealth. Wars of aggression such as this serve to suppress
the imperialist’s convulsions from the crisis.
“This is no different from the US’ backing up of the war against the MILF
and the Moro people in our homeland. In the guise of anti-terrorism, they
are threatening to wipe out the strong resistance of the Moro people and
use Mindanao in acquiring economic and political hegemony in Asia.
“We warn Gloria Arroyo, one of Uncle Sam’s most favorite puppets, not to
deliver support again to this latest war of aggression,” Labog added.
“We are all victims of one war criminal, so we are all called on to
partake in this struggle for the liberty and vindication of all. We call
on all peace loving people of the world to strongly condemn the US-Zionist
Israel war of aggression against the Palestinian people, to call for the
immediate end to the Israeli raids and ground assaults in the Gaza strip,
and to demand the immediate withdrawal of the Israeli military forces in
Palestine." Labog ended. ###
Jan 6 protest rally at Israeli embassy in Makati City
As of Friday morning, more than 360,000 petitions have been
Please add your voice to the thousands who are demanding: Stop the
massacre in Gaza!
Please help get the word out - pass this message along, post it on
local bulleting boards & Indymedia,
ONLINE PETITION initiated by Ramsey Clark
- sign on and send the message to President Bush, President-Elect Obama,
VP Cheney, VP-Elect Biden, Secretary of State Rice, Secretary of State
designate Clinton, Congressional leaders, the U.N. Secretary General,
Security Council, the Israeli President, Prime Minister and cabinet, and
members of the world media appealing for Israel to Immediately Cease Its
Murderous Bombing, Siege and Threatened Invasion of Palestinian Gaza
Urgent Appeal for
Israel to Immediately Cease Its Murderous Bombing, Siege and Threatened
Invasion of Palestinian Gaza!
To: President George W.
Bush, President-Elect Barack Obama, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice,
Secretary of State Designate Hillary Clinton, Vice President Richard
Cheney, Vice President-elect Joe Biden, Congressional leaders, U.N.
Secretary General Ban, U.N. General Assembly President
d'Escoto-Brockmann, members of the U.N. Security Council, U.N. member
states, the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet and Opposition leader of
Israel, and Major media representatives:
For 60 years, Israel has persecuted the Palestinian people with impunity
in defiance of United Nations General Assembly and United Nations
Security Council Resolutions, orders of the International Court of
Justice, International Law and fundamental human rights.
Throughout the years, Israel has proclaimed itself the victim as it grew
richer, more powerful and more violent, while
International Action Center is mobilizing for demonstrations across
the U.S. to stop the attack on Gaza, and we are networking with
activists across the globe who are taking to the streets against
U.S./Israeli war crimes. To view a roundup of the growing number of
international actions, see:
abused, impoverished, divided and demeaned.
A consistent tactic of Israel through all the years has been
to divide Palestinians against their most effective organizations. Through
most of the recent years Israel has attacked Fatah. Now it is Hamas that
Israel attacks. But there is only one Palestinian people and there can be
only one Palestinian State. This has been the guiding principle of the
PLO. Israel's policy has always been to destroy the possibility of a
Palestinian State. Its criminal assault on Hamas is in truth Israel's
continuing assault on the possibility of a Palestinian State: divide and
Now in the waning days of the disastrous Bush Administration, the
government of Israel with its Prime Minister under criminal indictment, is
testing whether world opinion will permit it to escalate its isolation and
impoverishment of Palestine and selective and systematic assassination of
Palestinian leadership in Gaza to a genocidal, indiscriminate assault and
invasion of Palestinian Gaza, knowing full well its acts will inflame
passions throughout the Middle East and Arab and Muslim worlds risking
conflict of disastrous magnitude in Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, and
elsewhere, even between India and Pakistan.
Beyond crushing Gaza's capacity to resist and imposing its final solution
on Palestinians, Israel is seeking confrontation that will lead to war
with the U.S., the European Union, and NATO fighting for Israel against
Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan and Afghanistan to impair their ability to
prevent expansion of Israel's domination of the region while the "only one
President at a time" the U.S. has, George W. Bush, will support Israel,
finding all fault with Gaza.
In these dangerous and difficult days and hours the undersigned call upon
the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, NATO members,
and European countries independently, the governments of Asia, foremost
China, India, Indonesia and Pakistan, the nations of Africa, and the
Americas to demand an immediate ceasefire throughout Israel and Palestine
and the assurance of peace. All borders to Gaza, Israel, Egypt and the
Mediterranean Sea, must be opened for humanitarian relief and a complete
arms and trade embargo on Israel until it fully complies with all the
requirements of permanent peace.
We call upon all the people, the ultimate power in every nation when
organized and energized, to take to the streets where they live and demand
that their governments do all in their power to cause Israel to stop its
war of aggression against Palestine and for all parties to pursue peace
and for Israel, the U.S. and other nations who have provided material
support for Israel's aggression to be held accountable for the deaths,
injuries and damage Israel has inflicted.
We call upon governments and humanitarian agencies to provide all needed
emergency relief to Palestine - medical care, food, humanitarian supplies,
shelter; and on all the media that truly seeks peace, justice and respect
for the equal dignity of every child, woman and man on earth to headline
the demand that Israel stop its aggression immediately. All parties must
engage in continuous negotiation with all Palestinians until a one state
solution is agreed or the state of Palestine as mandated not later than
October 1948 in UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (1947) is created,
fully implemented, and Palestine thrives.
Initiated and signed by
winner, 2008 U.N.Human Rights Award and Founder, International Action