Freitag, 31. Dezember 2010

„GUTEN RUTSCH!“

“ WINTERSTILTE”

Origineel geschilderd door S. Kniecik Voetschilder

Reproducties verkrijgbaar bij: Mond- en Voetschilderende Kunstenaars

V.M.S.K. Lindenlaan 5 1703 DILBEEK

Nadja sagt: Alle meinen Blog-Freundinnen und LeserInnen wünschen Enissa und ich einen „guten Rutsch“ ins Neue Jahr, alles Liebe und Gute, viel Gesundheit und viel Erfolg in 2011. Mögen unsere guten Vorsätze und Pläne Realität werden.

Nadja zegt: Beste wensen, lieve vriendinnen allemaal...Schrijf me gauw!

Entdecke, Ontdek, Discover

MIDDLE EAST’S CHILD ALLIANCE

Bringing, safe, clean drinking water to the children of Palestine

Supporting 97 students in 12 Palestinian universities

Helping children in Gaza cope with trauma and loss


http://www.mecaforpeace.org

Abermalige Selbstentlarvung der MUBARAK Clique

Neueste Nachricht: Die ägyptische Verbrecherregierung, die Mubarak-Clique erlaubte, diesmal ohne größere Schwierigkeiten, das Asiatische Solidaritätskonvoi den Eintritt in Gaza, AUßER daß von den 160 Begleiter 40 der Zutritt in Gaza verweigert wurde darunter die 18 Teilnehmer der Islamitischen Republik Iran.

Nadja sagt: Empörend, aber an Hand dieser Schikane entlarvt die Mubarak-Clique abermals sich selbst, als Lakaien des Zionismus und US Imperialismus…

„In Gaza nichts Neues!?“: Solidarität erst jetzt recht!

Gaza Two years after Horror of Operation “Cast Lead”

Gaza no longer makes the news. Its people die slowly, its children are malnourished, its water contaminated, and yet it is deprived even of a word of sympathy from the President the United States and the leaders of Europe. This week marks the second anniversary of the horror inflicted on the people of the Gaza Strip. Nothing has changed! Gaza has returned to its pre-invasion state of siege, confronted with the usual international indifference. Two years after the Israeli assault that lasted 22 long days and dark nights, during which its brave people were left alone to face one of the strongest armies in the world, Gaza no longer makes the news. Its people die slowly, its children are malnourished, its water contaminated, and yet it is deprived even of a word of sympathy from the President the United States and the leaders of Europe.

The dehumanization of the Palestinians of Gaza continues unabated. But now the urgent question is how to hold Israel accountable to international law and basic principles of human rights in order to forestall further escalation.

One way to begin holding Israxl accountable is through direct witness and citizen solidarity. For example, on December 27, an Asian aid convoy comprising of politicians and activists from 18 countries will arrive in Gaza in an attempt to break Israxl's four year siege and to remind the world of the cruel consequences of the siege and the massacre.

It is one of the remarkable undertakings by international Civil Society organizations that have decided to take action into their own hand after the miserable failure of the "International Community."

Some of those activists experienced first hand what it means to show true solidarity with the Palestinians of Gaza when nine Turkish activist were brutally murdered in broad-day light on Mavi Marmara.

While in Gaza, the convoy's activists will undoubtedly hear stories that will curdle the blood. During the massacre, one Israeli soldier commented, "That's what is so nice, supposedly, about Gaza: You see a person on a road, walking along a path. He doesn't have to be with a weapon, you don't have to identify him with anything and you can just shoot him."
Israxl could not have carried out its brutal assault, preceded and followed by a punishing siege, without a green light from leading world powers. When Israxl attacked Gaza in February/March 2008, Matan Vilnai, then-deputy minister of defense (a misnomer for an aggressive, occupying power), threatened a "greater Shoah" (Holocaust). Some 102 Palestinians, including 21 children, were killed.

The reaction of the international community? Absolutely nothing substantive. On the contrary, the EU decided to reward the aggressor by upgrading its trade agreements with Israxl. This upgrade in early December 2008 gave the go-ahead for the larger Gaza massacre of 2009 in which more than 1,400 Palestinians were killed: the majority of them civilians. But now, in spite of Israeli war crimes, both the US and the EU continue to strengthen ties with Israxl.

The resemblance of Israxl's violent campaign of domination to that of the apartheid South African regime has recently been articulated by the anti-Apartheid freedom fighter and former South African government minister Ronnie Kasrils: "[It] is not difficult for anyone acquainted with colonial history to understand the way in which deliberately cultivated race hate inculcates a justification for the most atrocious and inhumane actions against even defenseless civilians - women, children, the elderly amongst them."

The South African apartheid regime came under repeated pressure as the United Nations Security Council passed one resolution after another condemning its inhumane treatment of blacks.

This gave much-needed succor to the oppressed, while we Palestinians, today, are bereft of even this tiny comfort because the United States continues to use its veto to ensure that Israxl escapes censure.

Today, there is a growing grassroots struggle inside Palestine, much as there was inside apartheid South Africa.

An intensified international solidarity movement with a common agenda can make the struggle for Palestine resonate in every country in the world.

Our goal now, as civil society organizations, is to lift the siege against Gaza. To accomplish this, many activists, Palestinian and international, have launched a boycott campaign modeled on the global South African anti-apartheid campaign.

This campaign is a democratic movement based on the struggle for human rights and the implementation of international law. Our struggle is not religious, ethnic, nor racial, but rather universalist; it is a struggle that guarantees the humanization of our people in the face of a dreadful Israeli war machine.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, a staunch supporter of Palestinian rights, has said, "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."

While the Israeli armed forces were bombing my neighborhood, the UN, EU, Arab League and the international community remained silent in the face of atrocities. Hundreds of corpses of children and women failed to convince them to intervene.

Gaza 2009, like the Sharpeville 1960 massacre, cannot be ignored. It demands a response from all who believe in a common humanity. Nelson Mandela pointed the way to this shared humanity when years ago he stated, "But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians."

Now is the time to boycott the Apartheid Israeli state, to divest from its economy and to impose sanctions against it. This is the only way to ensure the creation of a secular, democratic state for all its inhabitants in historic Palestine regardless of race, creed, or ethnicity.


http://rohama.org/en/pages/?cid=3711


Nadja und Enissa sagen: Von der selbsternannte „Internationale Gemeinschaft“, worunter die „Europäischen Union“, ist wirklich nichts anderes zu warten. Hilft, hilft die Gleichgültigkeit, die Mitschuld gleichkommt, zu durchbrechen. Solidarität mit Gaza jetzt erst recht!

„Bester Blog der Woche“: Mechthild MÜHLSTEIN

Nadja sagt: Die Auszeichnung geht diese Woche nach Freundin Mechthild MÜHLSTEIN für ihren Post „2011 weniger 1-€-jobs“ in ihren Blog:
http://1-euro-blog.blogspot.com/2010/12/2011-weniger-1-jobs.html

Siehe mein Kommentar ebenda.

Donnerstag, 30. Dezember 2010

STALINGRAD (4)

AUS DER UdSSR IN BESSERE ZEITEN

Aus: Inturist Prospekt „Durch die UdSSR“ 1955

Bilder von oben nach unten: Auf einer Wolgafahrt, Planetarium, Neue Wohnhäuser auf dem Metallurgen-Prospekt

Nadja sagt: Nächste Etappe wird Rostow am Don