NPK-info 25 augustus 2006 - Nederlands Palestina Komitee / www.palestina-komitee.nl
Today in Palestine! http://www.theheadlines.org

Radio 1 om 11 uur: Argos over "Nederland en wapens voor Israel".

Aanraders, moet leiden tot behartenswaardige Kamervragen:
- The United States, the UN, and the Lebanon Ceasefire, Stephen Zunes, August 22,
2006 (*)
- Israel/Lebanon Deliberate destruction or "collateral damage"? Israeli attacks on
civilian infrastructure
- The Occupier Defines Justice, August 24, 2006, Amira Hass 
- Geboortepijnen en regens van fosfor, 16 augustus 2006, Tariq Shadid
- In search of a true humanity, Jeff Handmaker and Bangani Ngeleza, 12 August 2006 
- Silence breeds impunity - investigations are needed
Jeff Handmaker, Electronic Lebanon, 23 August 2006
- En ... de landroof en bezetting gaat sanctieloos door, met muur (Kamervragen!?)
Minister Bot komt 31-8 in de Kamer
Reactie Bot (regeringsfracties) goed onthouden, tenminste t.e.m. de Kamerverkiezingen!

- 1-9 Den Haag: 'Project New American Century' en toekomst Midden-Oosten
- 10-9 Rotterdam in de War?
- 23-9 Amsterdam: anti-oorlogs-demonstratie
Volg de informatie op de site.

NPK/WL, 25-8-2006

(*) Uit
The United States, the UN, and the Lebanon Ceasefire,
Stephen Zunes, August 22, 2006 (*)

... striking how much the administration and an overwhelmingly bipartisan majority
in Congress
have pressed Hezbollah - over which the United States has little leverage - to abide
by UN
Security Council resolution 1559 while not calling on the implementation of a series
of UN
Security Council resolutions currently being violated by Israel, over which the
United States
has enormous leverage....
These include
UN Security Council resolutions 446, 452, 465, and 471, which call on Israel to
withdraw from its settlements in the occupied territories, including East Jerusalem;
UN Security Council resolution 497, which calls on Israel to rescind its annexation
of the Golan Heights;
UN Security Council resolutions 252, 267, 298, 476, and 478, which call on Israel to
rescind its annexation of greater East Jerusalem; and
UN Security Council resolution 487, which calls on Israel to place its nuclear
facilities under the trusteeship of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The United States either voted in favor of or abstained on every one of these
Not included in this list are the 42 Security Council resolutions on Israeli
violations of international legal norms that were vetoed by the United States and
therefore do not have the force of law.......

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <aktielijst@antenna.nl>
To: <aktielijst@antenna.nl>; <wereldcrisis@ddh.nl>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 3:30 PM


The British authorities in Northern Ireland are mounting a very serious 
attack on the liberty and rights of anti-war protestors. Nine activists who 
took part in an occupation of the American arms corporation Raytheon's 
offices in Derry have been charged with aggravated burglary and unlawful 
assembly. The bail terms imposed on them effectively remove their right to 
take part in political activity.

Raytheon is the fifth biggest arms manufacturer in the world. It 
manufactured the 100 GBU-28 bunker buster bombs urgently flown by the United 
States to Israel at the height of the destruction of Lebanon by the Israel 
Defence Force. Among the many services Raytheon has performed for Israel is 
supplying electronic equipment for the apartheid wall being built on 
Palestinian land. The National Lawyers Guild of the US has accused Raytheon 
of being 'implicated in the commission of war crime'.

On 9 August 2006 the Derry Anti-War Coalition organized a non-violent 
occupation of Raytheon's plant in the Ulster Science and Technology Park. 
This followed direct action that has been mounted by anti-war protestors 
against US military planes at Shannon airport near Dublin and Prestwick 
airport near Glasgow. The Derry protestors decommissioned computer equipment 
used by Raytheon to produce software for its weapons systems.

Nine of them were arrested by the police, among them Eamonn McCann, 
well-known as a civil rights activist and campaigning journalist. They have 
been charged with aggravated burglary and unlawful assembly. These are very 
serious offences that could mean the accused could be denied the right to 
trial by jury under British security legislation prevailing in the north of 

The protestors' civil liberties are further threatened by the terms under 
which they have been released on bail. They are forbidden to communicate 
with each other or with anyone working for Raytheon and may not take part in 
any public or private anti-war meeting. These restrictions bear comparison 
with those imposed by striking British miners brought before courts during 
the 1984-5 strike.

It is particularly ironic that this attack on the right to protest should be 
taking place under the authority of Peter Hain, British Secretary of State 
for Northern Ireland. Hain made his political reputation in the early 1970s 
as an anti-apartheid activist who organized direct action against tours by 
the South African rugby and cricket teams. As a leading figure on the Labour 
left, he continued to endorse direct action, writing in 1983: 'the more 
direct action there is against nuclear weapons in Britain, the greater the 
freedom a Labour government will have to get rid of them.'

The Raytheon Nine are facing imprisonment for staying true to the principles 
Hain has abandoned. Like peace campaigners elsewhere in Ireland and in the 
rest of the world, they took non-violent direct action. Their trial is a 
threat to the global anti-war movement. At a time when the clouds of war are 
darkening and spreading over the Middle East, the right to protest must be 
defended. We demand that all charges against the Raytheon Nine be dropped 

Send signatures to this statement and messages of support to 

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