Al-Quds rallies protest apartheid Israel

first_imgAl Quds Dearborn, Mich.International Al-Quds Day is celebrated all over the world on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. This year it fell on July 1. Al-Quds day was created by Iran in 1979 to inspire international opposition to Zionism. (Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem.)In Dearborn, Mich., the Al-Quds Committee organized its annual rally with the slogan, “Americans First, Not Apartheid Israel.” The majority of protesters were of Lebanese descent, together with Palestinians and other nationalities.The rally’s general message was opposition to the $3.7 billion given to Israel by the U.S. Speakers included community sheikhs as well as Alison Weir, from If Americans Knew, an organization that educates people about U.S. policy in the Middle East. Speakers brought up communities near Dearborn where pressing issues are more in need of the billions sent to Israel. These include the collapsing Detroit Public School system, yet to be bailed out, as well as the Flint water crisis, where the city has received less than $100 million in aid to fix its crumbling infrastructure.Actions called for at the rally were to “have conversations” and to be more mindful and critical of whom one votes for. But voting isn’t the route to ending Israeli apartheid.No matter who is in office, capitalist forces will still be in control. Veolia, the major company partially responsible for the water crises in Detroit and Flint, is also responsible for the water crisis in Gaza. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is forcing Veolia’s businesses out of occupied Palestine.The action we need to take is to continue getting out in the streets and demanding that human rights and needs have to be placed above profit.Al-Quds New York City.At the Al-Quds rally in New York City, hundreds of people gathered in the rain in Times Square and demanded an end to all U.S. aid to Israel. They also called for the return of Palestine to the Palestinian people and protested a recent executive order by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo targeting the BDS movement.The rally was sponsored by Samidoun, the Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network; Al-Awda, the Palestinian Right to Return Committee; the International Action Center-NYC; and dozens of other groups. Later, an Al-Quds Iftar Dinner and Cultural Program, organized by Students for Justice in Palestine, was held at the International Action Center.At the Boston Al-Quds rally in Copley Square, Sister Nuzaiba Haider called for opposition to imperialism and Zionism fomenting instability in the Middle East and for solidarity with the “oppressed of the world.” Placards proclaimed “U.S. dollars fund Israeli war crimes.” The rally was coordinated with worldwide actions sponsored by the Muslim Congress. Also participating was the International Action Center-Boston with a banner demanding “Self-determination for all Arab nations, Victory to Palestine!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Fire service attacked during efforts to protect Bogside flats

first_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Fire service attacked during efforts to protect Bogside flats Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released News Google+ Facebookcenter_img By admin – August 19, 2014 WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal Rose Tamara Payne expecting a vocal Donegal crowdNext articleBiodiversity Centre Director in Donegal as part of national cycling tour admin Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest The Fire Service in Derry has revealed it came under attack in the Bogside area on Friday night during an operation to bring an August 15th bonfire under control.The service spent three hours in a bid to pevent damage to flats, commercial premises and an NIE substation which it says was under threat. Twitterlast_img read more

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Williams beats fast company for Southern SportMod crown

first_imgCory Williams motored to the 2017 Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national championship. He is pictured with Clay Smith of Speedway Motors at left and IMCA President Brett Root at right. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photogrphy)TAHOKA, Texas – A season that started out with the blues turned golden for Cory Williams.The Tahoka, Texas, driver topped 17 features and ran in the top five in all but seven starts in winning the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod national championship.“We started the season kind of running where and whenever we wanted. When we saw we were up there in the national points, it was kind of a shocker,” admitted Williams. “After that we ran hard and sewed the national deal up.”Williams was a high school junior when he earned IMCA rookie of the year honors in the division in 2011. He was third in the national points race last year and brought 24 career wins into the 2017 campaign.“There were a lot of mixed emotions after I got the call from IMCA telling me points were official and that I was the national champion,” Williams said. “It’s something we’ve been chasing for the past six years. We’ve worked very hard to win it and it was a relief to get that call.”The track champion at Cardinal Speedway and West Texas Raceway, Williams struggled at early-season specials before a mid-March weekend sweep at Eunice.He’d turn things around to total nine wins at West Texas and seven at Cardinal, along with the checkers in his sole visit to Roadrunner Speedway.The track title earned at Cardinal was Williams’ fourth in five years.“Consistency, not wins, gets you championships. We really focused on top three’s,” he said. “We got a 2016 IRP Race Car late last year and started out this season with motor problems. We broke twice after taking the checkers and limped to a top four finish another night, but once we got some things figured out it began to turn around for us.”“We spent a lot of hours in the shop every week,” added Williams, largely self-funded. “It helps that we run with a lot of fast guys. They make us faster for sure.”Williams had been successful in a local pure stock class before making the move to the Southern SportMods. Having friends already racing in the sanctioned division helped convince him to make the switch.“I had a bunch of friends running SportMods so I knew I would have a lot of help if I needed it,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of fun in this class. I’m planning to run part-time next year and maybe go to a Modified in 2019.”Starts-42Wins-17Additional Top Fives-18HIS CREW: Brandon Stone, parents Mark and Shronda, wife Whitlee and children Averee, Aubree and Brody. HIS SPONSORS: Williams Motorsports of Slaton; Poston Motorsports of Midland; IRP Race Cars of Longview; and Fletcher Custom Race Engines of Tuscola.last_img read more

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Ronaldo’s mother suffers stroke in Portugal

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge Cristiano Ronaldo said his mother is “stable and recovering” after she suffered a stroke on Tuesday. The Juventus forward flew to his hometown of Funchal to see his mother – Delores Aveiro – after she was taken to the Dr. Ne’lio Mendonca Hospital in the Portuguese island of Madeira. In a post on social media, Ronaldo said: “Thank you for all your messages of support for my mum. She is currently stable and recovering in hospital. “Me and my family would like to thank the medical team looking after her, and kindly ask that we are all given some privacy at this time.” Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri had revealed earlier on Tuesday that Ronaldo was a major doubt for Wednesday’s Coppa Italia semi-final return leg against AC Milan at the Allianz Stadium. “His absence would change our strategy, he can’t be substituted,” admitted Sarri. However, later on Tuesday the Juventus and AC Milan match was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.Tags: Cristiano RonaldoJuventusNe’Lio MendoncaPortugalstrokelast_img read more

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