‘They want to remove us and take the rock’, say Zimbabweans living near Chinese-owned mines

As companies extract wealth, villagers say they see little benefit and are instead exploited in quarries, live in homes damaged by blasts and are unable to farm polluted land A convoy of trucks laden with huge black granite rocks trundles along the dusty pathway as a group of villagers look on grimly. Every day moreContinue reading “‘They want to remove us and take the rock’, say Zimbabweans living near Chinese-owned mines”

Israeli Shot Along Gaza Border, Three Palestinians Wounded in Strikes on Hamas Posts

Civilian doing maintenance work on Israel’s border fence sustains light wounds A man was lightly wounded on Wednesday after shots fired along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military struck Hamas positions in response, wounding at least three Palestinians.  The Israeli military confirmed the shooting near the northern Strip, adding that it wasContinue reading “Israeli Shot Along Gaza Border, Three Palestinians Wounded in Strikes on Hamas Posts”

Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian home in Hebron – Al Jazeera Newsfeed

“They destroy and we build.” Palestinian women confront Israeli forces as bulldozers demolish their home in Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

Israel forced displacement: Residents of Sheikh Jarrah fight to keep homes – Al Jazeera

One neighbourhood in the occupied East Jerusalem has become a major flashpoint in the Israel-Palestinian conflict as this year comes to a close. Jewish settlers long have claimed the homes of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, putting them at risk of being forcibly displaced through the Israeli courts. That has led to severalContinue reading “Israel forced displacement: Residents of Sheikh Jarrah fight to keep homes – Al Jazeera”

Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters

This episode of Ten Minute History (like a documentary, only shorter) covers Germany from the end of the First World War to the end of the World War 2. The first half deals with the establishment of the Weimar Republic, its wider problems and the rise of the Nazis. The second half covers how theContinue reading “Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters”

AP photographer beaten by Israeli police in east Jerusalem

An Associated Press photographer was pushed and beaten by Israeli police in an unprovoked attack Friday while covering a protest in a tense Jerusalem neighborhood, sending him to the hospital with head injuries. The AP said it was outraged by the violence against staffer Mahmoud Illean, while a prominent journalists’ advocacy group called for disciplinaryContinue reading “AP photographer beaten by Israeli police in east Jerusalem”

Westward Expansion: Crash Course US History #24

In which John Green teaches you about the Wild, Wild, West, which as it turns out, wasn’t as wild as it seemed in the movies. When we think of the western expansion of the United States in the 19th century, we’re conditioned to imagine the loner. The self-reliant, unattached cowpoke roaming the prairie in searchContinue reading “Westward Expansion: Crash Course US History #24”

‘They Came Here to Attack Arabs.’ Welcome to Life in Israel’s ‘Mixed Cities’ – AJ+

“Inside Israel, we are Palestinians too.” When solidarity protests erupted across the country in May, a Palestinian resident in the city of Lydd (or Lod, as Israel renamed it) told AJ+ that local Jewish Israelis marked their homes with red paint so they could be targeted for attacks by armed settlers. This is part ofContinue reading “‘They Came Here to Attack Arabs.’ Welcome to Life in Israel’s ‘Mixed Cities’ – AJ+”

France to boycott UN anti-racism conference

Macron joins a growing list of Western countries to boycott the event, saying the decision is due to ‘anti-Semitic statements’ at previous editions. French President Emmanuel Macron will boycott a United Nations conference on the fight against racism next month over concerns about “anti-Semitic statements” at previous editions, the presidency said on Friday. The follow-upContinue reading “France to boycott UN anti-racism conference”

Israeli court adjourns appeal against Sheikh Jarrah expulsions

Palestinian families reject court proposal to stay in homes as ‘protected tenants’ if they recognise Israeli ownership. Israel’s Supreme Court adjourned an appeal from four Palestinian families against their forced expulsion from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, as the families say they have rejected a court proposal for them to stay asContinue reading “Israeli court adjourns appeal against Sheikh Jarrah expulsions”

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