Category: resistance

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What Palestinians can educate us about standard resistance

The ongoing popular mobilisation on the Gaza border is a reminder of previous historical events where the Palestinian people rose in unison to challenge oppression and demand freedom.  Palestinian popular resistance is neither a new phenomenon nor is it an alien one. General mass strikes and civil disobedience, challenging British imperialism and Zionist settlements in…

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Nasrallah: US provided money for ending resistance to Israel

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah says the United States under President George W Bush offered his group reconciliation and money on the condition the Lebanese movement relinquish its resistance to Israel. In a televised speech on Sunday, Nasrallah said the offer, made by former Vice President Dick Cheney, also included removing the group from international terror watch lists…

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How Palestinian females led successful non-violent resistance

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Movements that welcome women into leadership positions are more likely to achieve their goals. This is because their use of non-violent tactics is almost 100 percent more likely to be successful than violent campaigns. These are the findings of a study of 323 major political conflicts from 1900-2006. Non-violent movements were less likely…

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The keep is the mass resistance against Trump?

In the cacophonous age of Donald Trump, Americans would do well to recall Isaac Newton’s Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Americans would be wise not only to remember this axiom of physics and, indeed, politics, but they must be prepared to exercise it finally and emphatically, en masse,…

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Three photos turn into new face of Palestinian resistance

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki has hailed three recent images as iconic reminders of resistance in the Palestinian-Israeli struggle. In his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly emergency meeting addressing the US decision on Jerusalem on Thursday, Malki said: “The steadfastness of our people on their land is legendary. Their aspiration for freedom and integrity is…