Activists face trial following two-day action at Kent-based arms factory

Seven anti-militarist activists are due to attend Folkestone Magistrates Court tomorrow to enter their pleas in an aggravated trespass case relating to an action at Elbit-Instro arms factory. The alleged offence carries a maximum sentence of three months in prison. A number of the activists are locally connected to Kent. The activists were arrested last

On the possibility of a Rainbow

 ‘The Rainbow in Jordan is a microcosm of our issues in the region.’Lioness was speaking to me in a shisha café-restaurant in the upscale Amman neighbourhood of Jebel Lwebdeh. She was telling me the story of the Rainbow Gathering of Spring 2016, the first gathering of such nature to take place in Jordan. ‘Rainbows Gatherings’,

Israel: Antifa opposes nationalist ‘Jerusalem Flag Parade’

Jerusalem Antifa took action against the Jerusalem Flag Parade nationalist march held annually on 13th of May. The parade celebrates Jerusalem Day: national holiday commemorating establishment of Israeli control over Jerusalem’s Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. Thousands of people take part in the march. Jerusalem Antifa dropped a huge

Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour convicted of ‘Facebook incitement’

A Palestinian poet was convicted of “inciting violence” and “supporting a terrorist organisation” on Thursday for a poem she posted on social media that the prosecution claimed called for violence against the occupation. Nazareth magistrates’ court found Dareen Tatour guilty over a poem titled “Resist, My People, Resist Them” posted on Facebook and other posts

The Militarisation of Israeli Society

In the second blog from Nikki Ray in our series about life under Israeli occupation, Nikki dicusses the many ways in which Israeli society has become militarised, and how this affects both the occupied and the occupiers. Only 2 countries in the world have compulsory military service for both men and women[1]. Israel is one of