Last week tens of thousands of people protested in Hong Kong during China’s national holiday, but now it’s Monday and people are going back to work and school. Protesters gave up some of their claimed turf at the government headquarters to let employees get in the building; but they have not given up their fight. We check in with two young demonstrators to hear why they’re still out there.
The parallels to the plight of the Palestinian people and Native Americans have been drawn by many. Speaking in San Francisco, Tony Gonzales of the American Indian Movement (AIM), ”with a common legacy of bantustans (homelands) – Indian reservations and encircled Palestinian territories – Native Americans understand well the situation of Palestinians.”
By: M.B. David and Isa Abu Jamal
The United Kingdom’s largest demonstration for Gaza has just made history. Not only was it the biggest protest in solidarity with Gazan civilians in the UK, but it was also the largest in the world, at any time in history.
By: Barak Ravid
The Spanish government decided to temporarily freeze arms and military technology exports to Israel over the offensive in the Gaza Strip, the Spanish daily El Pais reported on Monday.
Large demonstrations against Israel’s assault on Palestinians in Gaza were staged across the US on Saturday. The public outpouring of support for Palestinians in US streets suggests that Washington’s pro-Israel policies are becoming increasingly unpopular, a trend supported by a recent poll on Israel’s latest aggression, which finds that young Americans are twice as likely to support Palestinian rights than Israeli occupation.
Tens of thousands of Americans held a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC. Protestors travelled in buses from around the country to join the national rally, waving Palestinian flags and chanting “free Palestine” in the US capital.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrations gripped several countries on Friday. Around 1,500 protesters marched to the offices of Fox News Corporation and CNN in New York City, Friday, to demonstrate against what they see as the mainstream media’s strong pro-Israel bias. Meanwhile, pro-Israeli protesters staged a counter-demonstration across the street. Hundreds of people protested against Israel’s military incursion into Gaza outside the Israeli embassy in Lisbon, while pro-Gaza protesters took to the streets of London and Berlin.
This Week In Civilian Discontent: Protest In The Occupied West Bank, A Vigil For MH17 And More (Video)
From a Palestinian protest over the Israeli military offensive in Gaza, to a vigil for MH17’s victims in Amsterdam, to a demonstration in Venezuela, AJ+ highlights the acts of civil disobedience both big and small you might have missed this week.
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