• Ustke : Remerciements aux électeurs

    Merci aux électeurs qui ont porté nos candidats indépendantistes et nationalistes au second tour des législatives 2024.

    Nous saluons la victoire d’Emmanuel Tjibaou, 1° député indépendantiste et nationaliste après Rock Pidjot en 1986.

    Nous félicitons nos deux candidats indépendantistes et nationalistes, Emmanuel Tjibaou et Omayra Naisseline, qui ont recueilli et totalisé un score honorable de 82 345 voix sur les deux circonscriptions où ils se sont présentés contre les deux candidats non-indépendantistes.

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    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/07/14/ustke-remerciements-aux-electeurs

    #kanaky #colonisation

  • „Stadt der Kolonien“

    „Stadt der Kolonien“ wirft ein Schlaglicht auf die deutsche Kolonialgeschichte. In 50 kurzen Episoden stellt das Buch die (post-) koloniale Geschichte Bremens dar – von den Anfängen bis heute.

    Von Kaufleuten, Tropenhelmen und kolonialen Spuren

    Warum steht in Bremen ein großer steinerner Elefant? Warum nannte sich Bremen »Stadt der Kolonien«? Was haben Kaffee, Baumwolle und Tabak mit der Hansestadt zu tun? Und warum liegen Objekte der Maasai im Übersee-Museum?

    Mit diesen und weiteren Fragen zu den Verflechtungen Bremens und Bremerhavens mit dem europäischen Kolonialismus beschäftigt sich das vorliegende Buch. Als Handelsstadt profitierte Bremen früh vom Kolonialengagement anderer europäischer Länder und wurde selbst zum Wegbereiter des deutschen Kolonialreichs. Seit den 1970er Jahren setzt sich die Stadt kritisch mit ihrer kolonialen Vergangenheit auseinander.

    In diesem Buch stellen Wissenschaftler, Aktivistinnen und Museumsexperten zentrale Orte, Personen, Ereignisse und Institutionen dieser Entwicklung vor. Es wirft damit ein Schlaglicht auf die deutsche koloniale und postkoloniale Geschichte und zeigt, wie allgegenwärtig die Spuren des Kolonialismus sind.

    #livre #Brême #Allemagne #colonialisme #colonisation #villes #histoire_coloniale #héritage #Bremerhavens #Maasai #Allemagne_coloniale #colonialisme_allemand
    ping @reka

  • Génocide à Gaza + Colonisation de la Cisjordanie + Dénonciation du Hamas
    https://ricochets.cc/Genocide-a-Gaza-Colonisation-de-la-Cisjordanie-Denonciation-du-Hamas-7705.

    Le cauchemar continue pour les gazaouis, le nombre de victimes dépasse l’entendement. Alors que nous sommes happés par une séquence d’instabilité politique, qui détourne notre regard ailleurs, le génocide israélien continue à Gaza. Les bombardements israéliens continuent de plus belle, visant toujours des civils, des hôpitaux, des lieux d’habitation, faisant des victimes innombrables. On assiste à des scènes abominables, d’enfants cherchant les débris de leurs parents dans des (...) #Les_Articles

    / #Guerres, #Colonialisme_-_luttes_décoloniales

    https://paris-luttes.info/carnages-en-palestine-la-raison-18399
    https://iaata.info/Stop-au-genocide-a-Gaza-Pas-de-representant-es-israelien-nes-au-Tour-de-Fran

  • Alerte ! Aux employeurs du privé & du public

    Mesdames, Messieurs,
    Des salariés, adherents à l’USTKE, du secteur prive et public, nous signalent subir actuellement des agissements discriminatoires, et agressifs par leurs hiérarchies respectives, ou par des collègues de travail, dans ce contexte de crise sociale et économique que vit le PAYS.

    L’USTKE tient à rappeler, qu’elle a également assisté avec impuissance à l’embrasement du tissu économique au soir du 13 mai 2024. Sans attendre, elle a émis un communiqué officiel le 17 mai, en soutien et en solidarité avec les salariés et les entreprises impactées. Comme, beaucoup de salariés, une majeure partie de nos adhérents ont perdu du jour au lendemain leurs emplois et bon nombre d’entre eux vivent très difficilement leur nouveau statut de chômeur, de salariés sans emploi et en chômage partiel. Et pour ceux et celles qui ont la chance de reprendre le chemin du travail, c’est encore plus déstabilisant et stressant d’être accueillis comme des pestiférés voire des terroristes parce qu’ils sont encartés adhérents à ‘USTKE, voir pire, le fait d’être simplement KANAK ! Voilà où nous en sommes rendus, quel gâchis !! Ce genre de réaction raciste est à bannir.

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    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/07/11/alerte-aux-employeurs-du-prive-du-public

    #kanaky #colonisation

  • Les avocats des prisonniers politiques de la C.C.A.T. préparent le pourvoi en cassation

    COMMUNIQUE
    Le dimanche 07 juillet 2024

    Depuis la déportation politique de 7 militants de la CCAT et l’incarcération de deux autres au Camp-Est, les avocats se sont penchés sur l’appel qui avait été interjeté le soir même du verdict afin de demander leur libération sous contrôle judiciaire.

    Pour rappel, l’enquête continue et vise notamment des faits d’association de malfaiteurs, vols avec armes en bande organisée, complicité par instigation de meurtres et tentative de meurtre sur personnes dépositaires de l’autorité publique. Des mises en examen continuent.

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    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/07/09/les-avocats-des-prisonniers-politiques-de-la-c

    #kanaky #colonisation

  • Madagascar, 1947
    http://anarlivres.free.fr/pages/archives_nouv/pages_nouv/Nouv_juin24.html#madagascar

    Pacification à la française – entre 11 000 et 100 000 morts, victimes directes ou indirectes – avec des troupes coloniales aux ordres d’un gouvernement composé de socialistes, de communistes et de centristes... Pour en savoir plus, écoutez l’émission « Affaire sensible » de France Inter...

  • Le Parti Travailliste appelle à voter au second tour des législatives les candidats indépendantistes et nationalistes

    COMMUNIQUÉ

    Le Parti Travailliste de KANAK Y se félicite des résultats du premier tour des élections législatives dans les 1ère et 2ème circonscriptions du Pays du dimanche 30 juin 2024.
    Nos deux candidats OMAYRA NAISSELINE et EMMANUEL TJIBAOU et leurs suppléantes Amandine DARRAS et Laurie HUMUNI respectivement candidats dans ces circonscriptions ont réussi, malgré les embûches et malgré un découpage taillé sur mesure en faveur des Loyalistes pro-colonialistes à se qualifier pour le second tour.
    Le Parti travailliste tient d’abord à les féliciter pour l’abnégation et le courage qu’ils ont démontrés lors de cette très courte campagne du premier tour. Le Peuple Kanak, le Peuple Océanien et toutes les autres communautés qui se sont mobilisés étaient bien présents.

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    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/07/02/pour-un-front-democratique-contre-lextreme-droite/#comment-61520

    #kanaky #colonisation

  • Israël saisit plus de 1200 hectares de terres en Cisjordanie occupée, un record depuis 30 ans
    Par : RFI avec AFP | Publié le : 03/07/2024 - 23:09
    https://www.rfi.fr/fr/moyen-orient/20240703-isra%C3%ABl-saisit-plus-de-1200-hectares-de-terres-en-cisjordanie-occup

    Ces terres, situées dans la vallée du Jourdain, ont été déclarées « propriété du gouvernement » par l’autorité israélienne en charge des affaires foncières dans les Territoires palestiniens fin juin, selon des documents officiels consultés par l’AFP.

    Selon cette organisation anti-colonisation, « la taille de la zone (...) est la plus grande depuis les accords d’Oslo, et l’année 2024 marque un pic dans l’étendue des déclarations de terres d’État. »

    La décision israélienne « est un pas dans la mauvaise direction », a déclaré Stéphane Dujarric, le porte-parole du secrétaire général de l’ONU. « La direction dans laquelle nous voulons aller est de trouver une solution négociée à deux États » israélien et palestinien.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • International Webinar : Nouvelle-Calédonie : SOS ! Stop le Génocide ! – 5 juillet – 9h en France

    La Marche Mondiale des Femmes vous invite à participer à un webinaire international urgent pour faire la lumière sur la situation critique en Kanaky/Nouvelle-Calédonie.

    Points forts du webinaire :

    – Aperçu de la situation immédiate : Aborder les récentes arrestations et la répression.

    Lire le texte entier :
    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/24/lettre-des-femmes-kanakes-autochtones-et-alliees-de-kanaky-sur-le-risque-de-genocide-en-kanaky/#comment-61485

    #kanaky #colonialisme

  • Soirée antirépression en Kanaky – Solidarité avec les prisonniers politiques kanak
    Mardi 2 juillet 2024 – Soirée anti-répression en Kanaky –
    Montreuil – la Parole Errante Demain

    Bar de la solidarité – discussions, échanges et interventions sur la situation politique en Kanaky et sur les formes d’organisation face à la répression.
    19H à la Parole Errante, 9 rue François Domergue, Montreuil, métro Croix de Chavaux.

    Venez nombreuses, nombreux !
    https://solidaritekanaky.fr
    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/29/la-france-coloniale-sacharne-contre-les-kanak/#comment-61468

    #kanaky #colonialisme

  • No Side to Fall In - Medical neutrality in Gaza
    https://thebaffler.com/latest/no-side-to-fall-in-turfah

    Merci @kassem pour l’article de la même autrice à propos de l’état d’esprit d’une nation impliquée dans un génocide.
    https://seenthis.net/messages/1059986
    En Allemagne ce contexte a produit quelques unes des Initiative antifascistes les plus conséquentes par les personnes qui ressentaient comme insupportable la pression de la société coupable de se conformer à l’attitude de déni général.

    L’article suivant contient aussi quelques raisonnements peu répandus au sein des sociétés coloniales et post-fascistes. Les découvertes de Frantz Fanon et Gillo Pontecorvo constituent toujours des points de départ pour des analyses libératrices.

    15.12.2023 by Mary Turfah - A couple of weeks into the Israeli attack on Gaza, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an opinion piece titled “Health Professionals and War in the Middle East.” It largely focused on college campus debates around free speech and feelings of safety in the United States, conflating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism and centering religion as the main issue abroad. It blamed Hamas for Israel’s attacks on Gazan hospitals, parroting the Israeli position—made in 2021, 2014, 2008-2009, and before the siege—that Hamas is “launching attacks from inside or near hospitals and using ambulances to transport weapons and military personnel.” The viewpoint article’s author then turned his attention to Israel, which “has promised not to target medical facilities unless they are being used for offensive purposes, which can make striking them legal under limited circumstances.” He adopts uncritically, over two hundred dead health care providers later, that the occupying power means no harm to “ordinary” Gazans, it’s just that “wartime creates impossible questions” (the question being, and I quote, “Even if it might be legal, is it morally justified to strike a medical facility based on intelligence that enemy fighters might be hiding inside along with injured children?”). Might is the operative word. Racism is the operative framework, through which unsubstantiated Israeli “intelligence” has any currency. JAMA, among the foremost medical journals in the United States, leaves room to justify the targeting of hospitals in Gaza.

    The next day, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Board of Trustees released a statement insisting “it is critical that medical neutrality is observed because physicians and health care professionals must have the ability to carry out their work and administer urgent care to those in need.” “Medical neutrality,” as referenced by the AMA, was born out of war. The concept emerged in the mid-1800s as a way of guaranteeing the soldiers of warring European nations access to medical treatment, were they to “fall into enemy hands.” After helping to care for a volume of injured soldiers that overwhelmed the French and Sardinian armies’ medical services during the bloody Battle of Solferino in 1859, Henry Dunant wrote A Memory of Solferino. In it, he posed a simple question: “Would it not be possible, in time of peace and quiet, to form relief societies for the purpose of having care given to the wounded in wartime by zealous, devoted and thoroughly qualified volunteers?” In 1863, after spending a couple of years lobbying for support, he cofounded (and was later made to resign from) the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Because ICRC staff were civilian volunteers, their protection and assurance of their safety would require buy-in from warring parties. In exchange they would treat all comers—combatant and civilian—on both sides. That volunteers were initially recruited from nonpartisan bodies conferred “positional neutrality” in the ideological sense—battlefield grievances weren’t theirs. Medical immunity followed.

    Guarantees to protect medical infrastructure constituted the basis of modern international humanitarian law. A resolution published following the Geneva International Conference proposed that “the belligerent nations should proclaim the neutrality of ambulances and military hospitals, and that neutrality should likewise be recognized, fully and absolutely, in respect of official medical personnel, voluntary medical personnel, inhabitants of the country who go to the relief of the wounded, and the wounded themselves.” To distinguish medical providers and prevent their targeting, they’d wear a “uniform distinctive sign”: “a white armlet with a red cross.” (The Ottoman Empire adopted a red crescent logo in the 1870s.) In 1864, as the American Civil War thundered on, European nations met to ratify the First Geneva Convention; within a year, twelve signatories had committed to the principles that would become “inviolability of the wounded, the sick, and medical personnel,” and that the “members of the armed forces and other persons . . . who are wounded or sick, shall be respected and protected in all circumstances.”

    “Neutrality” was never intended to be a moral commitment, but rather a means to immunity.

    Medical neutrality, then, offered a means to an end: medical immunity. Compliance was premised on the need for supplementary medical services by belligerent parties. This presented limitations, nowhere more visible—like all fissures in Europe’s human rights apparatus—than in Europe’s colonies. 1935 saw the first recorded instance of the ICRC engaging in what’s now called “humanitarian diplomacy,” in response to Italy’s efforts to colonize Ethiopia. (The British would take over this colonial project during World War II.) As a neutral body, the ICRC offered medical support to both the Italians and the Ethiopians; the former declined, as they had sufficient personnel and equipment, while the latter, after decades of de-development, welcomed the aid. The Italian military subsequently bombed over a dozen medical facilities clearly marked with red crosses, as part of their fascist aggression aimed at quelling native resistance through collective punishment.

    War and occupation, like medicine, continue to evolve. Today in Israel and elsewhere, occupation soldiers injured on enemy soil are airlifted out of battlefields and taken to their own state-of-the-art military hospitals for treatment. Wartime illuminates the absurdity of ideological neutrality: a military doctor—operatively integral to and salaried by a military body—has functionally taken a side. “Neutrality” was never intended to be a moral commitment, but rather a means to immunity. The logic at Geneva went, “We mean you no harm, and we can help you, so kindly don’t hurt us.” For this reason medical neutrality is easily decoupled from immunity wherever medical services are not needed. It was a solution for a practical problem, and today, the Israeli military has no use for the ambulances, hospitals, and medical staff of Palestinians in Gaza; this disincentivizes, from a purely strategic perspective, commitment to their protection.

    The legitimacy of the targeting of medical infrastructure and personnel from an ethical or moral perspective is a different issue. If Palestinian doctors in Gaza emphasize their ideological neutrality, focus on the need to mobilize rapid medical responses, and garner humanitarian support instead of assigning blame, these are (failed) attempts to protect themselves and their people’s hospitals. Tending—the very act of doctoring—amounts to siding, and Palestinian doctors are killed irrespective of the culpability they’re willing to articulate precisely because to act as a doctor in the face of an exterminatory project is a political act, a presentation of oneself and all the resources they’ve accumulated over decades as a final barrier against death. This, against an occupier committed to necropolitics—total control over the who and when and how of life and death, along with what happens to their bodies after. Through this lens, of course the doctor is a threat.

    I was talking with my brother, a biostatistician, about the racism embedded in the selective conferral of medical immunity, and geography’s role in it. His science brain jumped to a four-case comparison, a two-by-two table I found helpful: the columns correspond to the physician’s identity, Western/Israeli and Palestinian; the rows correspond to hospital location, Palestine and Israel. In a hospital in Israel, the Western doctor is a “real” doctor, deserving of all protections. Their targeting—the hospital or the doctor—would be condemned in the strongest possible terms. The Palestinian in an Israeli hospital has his doctor-ness, and humanity, conferred so long as they’re within that institution’s walls. Once they step outside, they’re just as liable to be treated as Palestinian as anyone else. In Gaza, Palestinians aren’t human no matter where they go, and their hospitals aren’t hospitals unless proven otherwise. The Western doctor in Gaza gives a hospital some humanity, which is to say medical immunity. If Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert says he’s never seen Al-Shifa Hospital used as anything except a hospital, his testimony helps. What are you doing in Gaza? Western interviewers ask, as if these doctors don’t belong in these hospitals, as if people don’t belong in Gaza, flickers of humanity out of place.

    Per colonial logic, “neutrality,” like its cousins “objectivity” and “detached concern,” are internal states of which the irrational id-driven native is dispositionally incapable. For this, they have no right to medical immunity. Even the colonized doctor who hopes to get ahead of his people’s backwardness by living according to science, by condemning both sides and equivocating between occupier and occupied, walks on thin ice.

    In a memoir called I Shall Not Hate, a Palestinian doctor who lived in Gaza and worked in Israel—until the start of the siege, after which he was denied freedom of movement—describes a scene where he is confronted by the racism of an Israeli patient’s husband questioning his ability to doctor (“He saw me first and foremost as an Arab”). The husband is taken to the head of the hospital’s office, where this Israeli colleague steps in to defend the Palestinian. He points at shelves of medical textbooks and says, “‘What [the Palestinian doctor] did came from these textbooks.’” The Palestinian doctor’s humanity is mediated by the allegedly Western knowledge he’s consumed. Medicine cloaks the colonized doctor in civility: no matter how good Palestinian doctors get, this knowledge—and the humanity it confers—will always be external to them. And regardless how much humanity they accrue, it can’t protect them outside of Israeli hospitals: despite investing the majority of his professional life in the Israeli medical apparatus, the Palestinian doctor’s house was bombed during Operation Cast Lead in 2009. Incredulous, he picked up his phone and called a news reporter friend on live air—he was well-connected, after all—to tell him what happened and insist the Israeli military, which controls the population registry of Gaza, had made a mistake. Then, the doctor and his surviving family fled for Canada. Exceptionalizing oneself, unfortunately, doesn’t lead to exceptions being made.

    Foreign doctors working in Palestine over the years have documented their experiences. During the First Intifada in the late 1980s, a Chinese orthopedic surgeon volunteered at Al-Ahli Hospital, the one hospital in Gaza that didn’t provide Israelis with security information on admitted patients—as a Christian hospital, it seems they were allowed to answer to God. Recounting her time there in a memoir bearing the same title as Thomas L. Friedman’s inferior From Beirut to Jerusalem, the surgeon describes how on one occasion Israeli soldiers stormed her operating theater while she was in the middle of a surgery. They demanded she hand over her patient. She refused, and they swore they’d come back. When they did, they searched the entire hospital, with the exception of the room belonging to her foreign-born anesthesiologist colleague. The Israelis didn’t find the man they were looking for, who was allowed to recover according to the Geneva Conventions despite their best efforts.

    In Gaza, Palestinians aren’t human no matter where they go, and their hospitals aren’t hospitals unless proven otherwise.

    The Israeli soldiers didn’t search the foreign doctor’s room. Maybe they respected the sanctity of his medical space, maybe they feared the repercussions of disrespecting a foreign national. The surgeon’s description suggests they hadn’t thought to look because they’d trusted he was neutral (which is to say on their side), despite his conscious decision to travel to Palestine during the First Intifada, when hundreds of injured—children and adults, targeted for throwing rocks—flooded Palestinian emergency rooms. Rock throwing was, by the way, an offense hospital staff across Gaza (except at Al-Ahli) were mandated to report to the Israeli police stationed nearby. Sure, the anesthesiologist was following the need, as all good humanitarians do. There is need all over the world, and he picked Gaza.

    Today in Gaza, when humanitarian staff—including UN workers—are targeted, Western media outlets offer justifications like this one made by Politico: “Many of their staff have died in the course of living their everyday lives and outside of their official duties . . . not reported to the notification system.” In other words, “We can’t confirm what they were doing.” The phrase “living their everyday lives” in the middle of a genocidal campaign that’s killed more UN workers than any other conflict, competes with the casual terrorism charge—“maybe they deserved it”—for mind-numbing absurdity. Palestinian deaths become their own faults: more UN workers have died not because Israel is targeting them in greater numbers, but because Palestinians have an above-average gravitational pull, a yearning to be below dirt, that bullets and bombs accommodate. The talking point is old. Interviewed by reporters during the Israeli siege of Beirut in 1982, foreign doctors working in Palestinian refugee camps explained the targeting of civilian homes, schools, places of worship, and even the hospitals where they themselves were stationed, as such: everything that sustains Palestinian life, as far as Israel is concerned, is “terrorist.” All of this, then, becomes a legitimate target.

    The existential threat posed by the occupied is as old as occupation. Among the First Geneva Convention’s initial ratifiers were major colonial powers whose commitments to protect and provide for the injured did not extend to the peoples they colonized. Assertions of control over their colonial subjects did not constitute a war (between equals), after all, so international law need not apply. During the Algerian anti-colonial struggle against the French, the latter regularly targeted medical infrastructure, directly and through siege: the French restricted access to medicines and equipment, enabling the proliferation of infectious diseases and other preventable illnesses among the civilian population. More than a decade earlier, elsewhere in Europe’s colonies, the Italians defended their right to target Ethiopian hospitals and medical facilities by asserting that “primitive” civilizations were incapable of comprehending and therefore abiding by the principles of the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross. The Italian Red Cross claimed that the “barbaric” Ethiopian “warriors” believed hospitals possessed “miraculous powers” and that they exploited hospitals to “conceal ammunition depots and military establishments.” This second point was denied by doctors on the ground, and it quickly became the Italians’ unsubstantiated word against that of their victims. Though both parties were speaking through their local branches of the ICRC, it’s not hard to guess whose word carried more weight.

    Justifications for the systematic destruction of medical infrastructure have clear echoes: the statement signed by dozens of Israeli doctors urging their government not to be squeamish when targeting Palestinian hospitals reads, “The residents of Gaza, who saw fit to turn the hospitals into terrorist nests in an attempt to take advantage of Western morality, are the ones who brought their annihilation upon themselves.” Their veneer of morality, cut of famously Western cloth, will fool no one, the Israeli doctors declared. While the Israeli military leadership wasn’t waiting on the doctors’ words, they certainly added to the chorus: Palestinian doctors aren’t doctors, their hospitals aren’t hospitals. Palestinian humanity comes couched in modifiers: human animals, human shields. Palestinian children are described in Western media as “male teenagers,” one growth spurt away from full-blown terrorists or terrorist sympathizers. Israeli finance minister Bezalel Smotrich looks at our newborns and sees through their cherubic faces, these creatures “who might want to kill [his] baby in twenty years.”

    That occupying powers don’t lose sleep over the selective application of medical immunity reflects the requisite dehumanization that preempts and sustains occupation: Dunant, who died in 1910, himself worked as a developer in France’s North African colonies in the 1850s; he’d traveled to Solferino—where he witnessed the battle that led him to found the ICRC—seeking an audience with Emperor Napoleon III, and permission to secure water resources for his colonial projects in French-occupied Algeria. Dunant was an ardent Christian Zionist. He advocated for restoring a Jewish homeland as early as the early 1860s. By 1867 he’d formed the Société International de la Palestine, cooperating with “Templers,” European Christians who had settled in places like Jaffa and laid wait to welcome Jesus upon his Second Coming in the Holy Land. At the end of the First Zionist Congress in 1897, Theodor Herzl, the father of Zionism, thanked Dunant by name. This same man who was committed to securing (for Europeans) medical care as a human right did not extend these rights to Algerians or Palestinians.

    This doesn’t signal inconsistency or hypocrisy: colonizers considered the inhabitants of the Global South to be subhuman, and medical neutrality and broader human rights commitments are definitionally owed only to human beings. Through this line of reasoning, the Global South’s resources and land are the right of “civilized” people who, as with hospitals, know better how to use them. Read like this, the common Zionist refrain, “a land without people for a people without a land” carries different implications, less of a lie than an ideological confession.

    The AMA’s generic call for medical neutrality could have been cut-and-pasted to apply anywhere in the world. Neutrality accommodates a medical solidarity with the doctors of Gaza, one that conceives of doctors as part of a unified class that somehow transcends material reality, with a universal enemy called “death.” The physician’s work—“saving lives”—is framed as “above politics,” as though the things and people and states that kill people aren’t relevant, as though a surgeon has anything on their instrument table that can stop bombs from falling. If solidarity isn’t rooted in material reality, then the doctor’s credibility hinges on their emptying as a sociopolitical actor: they become empty vessels for their technical skillset.

    Of course, the expectation of sociopolitical emptying is applied selectively. The AMA refused a motion, proposed by its members, to vote on a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. One doctor, a former AMA president speaking on his own behalf, said, “This resolution deals with a geopolitical issue, which is in no way the purview of this house.” Compare this to when Russia invaded Ukraine: the AMA condemned the war, opening their statement with emotion, as it was “impossible to watch the heartbreaking images from Ukraine and not feel a deep sense of loss for the proud people defending their homeland.” JAMA asserted in an editorial, in no uncertain terms, that “the war in Ukraine must cease immediately.” I’m having a hard time squaring this circle. If medicine is ideologically neutral as a matter of principle, was that statement outside the scope of the AMA board? Why this selective neutrality—which is to say, keeping culpability at arm’s length?

    Let’s say the AMA’s historical position has been “neutral” for neutrality’s sake, rather than consistently in-line with American foreign policy. Neutrality was never intended to be anything except a means to an end. Neutrality as an end in and of itself, outside of medicine, isn’t a respectable or virtuous position: “Neutrality in situations of injustice means taking the side of the oppressor” is a common refrain. Frantz Fanon, a Martinique-born psychiatrist who joined Algerian revolutionaries during their anti-colonial struggle, observed the complicity of his physician-colleagues with the French occupation. In a chapter of A Dying Colonialism dedicated to the role of doctors, he explains that there are only two sides: there are those who serve the colonizer—which is to say, self-interest—and there are those who serve their people. Struggle doesn’t accommodate a neutral position.

    Colonizers considered the inhabitants of the Global South to be subhuman, and medical neutrality and broader human rights commitments are definitionally owed only to human beings.

    In an interview with Democracy Now!, Dr. Hammam Alloh, calling in from Gaza, was asked about heading south to prioritize his own safety. Before the attacks on October 7, he’d just returned to his homeland after years of medical training abroad, and he’d come to Al-Shifa Hospital in hopes of revitalizing its nephrology department. He responded to his interviewer, “And if I go, who treats my patients? We are not animals. We have the right to receive proper health care. So we can’t ‘just leave.’”

    The interviewer then asked Dr. Alloh to describe the impossible choice doctors in Gaza face, between their own lives and those of their patients. He responded without hesitation, “You think I went to medical school and for my postgraduate degrees for a total of fourteen years so I think only about my life and not my patients? I’m asking you, ma’am. Do you think this is the reason I went to med school, to think only about my life? This is not the reason why I became a doctor.” He seems incredulous, disturbed by her question’s premise. He’d already answered this when he became a doctor—he, like Fanon, understood medicine as his way of living in obligation to and in service of people. Nearly two weeks after his interview, Dr. Alloh was killed by an Israeli airstrike—he’d gone home, between his long hospital shifts, to check on his family.

    A doctor’s right to treat, unhindered, requires a people’s right to live. A people’s right to live requires they be seen as such. Calls for medical neutrality, and the narrow professionalized solidarity this allows, requires erasure. Doctors pretend other doctors are just like them, and this can be true if doctors exist insulated by hospital walls from the lives around them. Discussions about systemic oppression, barriers to the respect for immunity, are off-limits. Besides, what good are humanitarian aid trucks—schemes for entrenched dependency—without functioning hospitals? What good is a hospital without its doctors? What good is a doctor without her people? What good is a person without commitment? I’m asking you.

    #Gaza #guerre #iatrocratie #colonialisme

  • La France coloniale s’acharne contre les Kanak

    Malgré l’embrasement de la Kanaky-Nouvelle-Calédonie de ces dernières semaines, l’État français poursuit sa stratégie incendiaire dans l’archipel et répond aux aspirations légitimes du peuple kanak par une répression toujours plus acharnée.

    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/29/la-france-coloniale-sacharne-contre-les-kanak

    #kanaky #colonialisme

  • WAFA: “The occupation demolishes 17 homes in the West Bank and another within the 1948 territories”
    Jun 27, 2024 | - IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/wafa-the-occupation-demolishes-17-homes-in-the-west-bank-and-another-within-t

    Ramallah 6-26-2024 WAFA – Today, Wednesday, the Israeli occupation forces carried out 17 demolition operations in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and another within the 1948 territories.

    In the city of Jericho, the occupation demolished four houses east of the city, belonging to: Firas Abu Al-Zayt, Kamal Mahmoud Baraka, and Samer Hassasna, two of which had an area of ​​130 square meters in the “Airport” area east of Jericho, under the pretext of building without a permit.

    In the village of Bitello, west of Ramallah, occupation bulldozers demolished the house of citizen Muhammad Wajih Bazar, which consisted of three floors, each of which was about 200 square meters in area.

    As for Jerusalem, the occupation municipality demolished a house belonging to the Abu Subeih family, in the Wadi Qaddoum neighborhood in the town of Silwan. The occupation demolished the house manually, due to the narrow roads and the inability of the bulldozers to demolish it.

    In the city of Hebron, the occupation army demolished 11 houses, residences, and other facilities belonging to the Al-Hathalin family in the “Umm Al-Khair” community in Masafer Yatta, south of the city.

    In the city of Kafr Qara, within the 1948 territories, bulldozers and Israeli authorities’ vehicles demolished a house under construction, under the pretext of building without a permit.

    According to the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, the occupation authorities carried out 47 demolition operations, affecting 66 facilities, including 35 inhabited homes, 5 uninhabited, and 15 agricultural and other facilities, in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, during the month of last May.

    The Israeli occupation authorities prevent construction or land reclamation in Area C, which constitutes about 60% of the area of ​​the West Bank.

    #colonialisme_de_peuplement

  • « Éloigner un homme de la terre pour laquelle il se bat de manière légitime est un acte déloyal et une manœuvre inacceptable »

    Je condamne la décision du gouvernement français de transférer dans l’Hexagone, sept militants indépendantistes kanaks, parmi lesquels Christian TEIN, porte-parole de la CCAT.

    Cela relève moins de la nécessité procédurière que de la pure provocation visant à réduire en délit ou en crime les droits inaliénables d’un peuple en son entier.

    Dans des situations coloniales où les injustices sont millénaires, où le sang a coulé, où les morts sont déjà trop nombreux, le respect, la prudence, la concertation, l’humilité et l’empathie intelligente doivent présider aux décisions.

    Lire le texte en entier sur le blog
    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/27/eloigner-un-homme-de-la-terre-pour-laquelle-il

    #kanaky #colonialisme

  • Communiqué de soutien à la Résistance Kanak !

    En Kanaky comme ailleurs : le temps des colonies doit finir.

    La répression coloniale s’intensifie en Kanaky avec une nouvelle vague d’interpellations, d’assignations à résidence, et l’incarcération de leaders indépendantistes, déporté·es vers la France.

    Depuis plus de six semaines, la Kanaky, vit une situation pré-insurrectionnelle. Ce mouvement de révolte prend une ampleur inédite depuis la fin des années 1980.

    Lire le texte en entier sur le blog
    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/26/non-a-la-repression-coloniale-en-kanaky/#comment-61406

    #kanaky #colonialisme

  • NON à la répression coloniale en Kanaky !

    Libération immédiate des jeunes et des militant-e-s politiques Kanak emprisonné-e-s !

    Le Colonialisme français présent en KANAKY depuis 1853 (171 ans) refuse absolument de reconnaître la légitimité du peuple KANAK présent sur ses terres depuis plus de 3000 ans. Après avoir essayé d’exterminer les Kanaks, de les spolier de leurs terres et de leurs richesses, la France colonialiste veut, par une loi scélérate, retirer au peuple KANAK son droit inaliénable à la pleine souveraineté. La tentative de dégel du corps électoral visant à rendre définitivement impossible l’accès du peuple kanak à la souveraineté s’est heurtée à la mobilisation et à la détermination du peuple kanak, en particulier de sa jeunesse qui a payé un lourd tribut pour que Kanaky soit enfin libre. En violation des accords de Matignon (1988) et de Nouméa (1998) visant à instaurer une « communauté de destin », le président de la République française et son gouvernement, en collusion avec une frange extrémiste et raciste des Caldoches et des nouveaux immigrants, veulent imposer au peuple KANAK l’immobilisme colonial, l’exploitation et le mépris. En envoyant plus de 3500 militaires – qui soutiennent les milices racistes tuant impunément les kanaks – en utilisant la justice pour imposer l’injustice, le président de la France et son gouvernement ont choisi la voie de la répression pour mettre pleinement en oeuvre la circulaire Messmer du 8 juillet 1972 visant à « réussir une opération de peuplement outre-mer ». Ainsi, la machine répressive du système colonial français a déployé ses manœuvres d’intimidation et arrêté et déporté 11 militants dont des responsables de la CCAT, de la radio Djido et d’autres organismes apparentés au FLNKS pour des motifs surréalistes de « terrorisme » !

    Lire le texte en entier sur le blog
    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/26/non-a-la-repression-coloniale-en-kanaky

    #kanaky #colonialisme

  • NON à la justice coloniale et à la répression en Kanaky/Nouvelle-Calédonie

    Depuis décembre 2021, le gouvernement Macron a choisi son camp en prenant parti ouvertement pour les loyalistes. Il a préparé et présenté la loi constitutionnelle envisageant d’élargir le corps électoral en Nouvelle-Calédonie pour minoriser les Kanak sur leur territoire. Les indépendantistes ont d’abord commencé par se mobiliser pacifiquement depuis le mois d’octobre 2023 avec la création de la CCAT (Cellule de coordination des actions de terrain). Le vote de cette loi le 13 mai 2024 et la perspective de la réunion du congrès à Versailles fin juin 2024 ont mis le feu aux poudres. Macon en avait allumé la mèche.

    Litre le texte entier sur le blog
    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/25/en-kanaky-la-france-renoue-avec-la-deportation-coloniale/#comment-61389

    #kanaky #colonisation

  • En Kanaky, la France renoue avec la déportation coloniale

    L’illusion selon laquelle on pourrait éradiquer la soif d’indépendance et de justice d’un peuple par l’emprisonnement et l’éloignement de ses « chefs » a été constante dans l’histoire des répressions coloniales françaises. Chacun devrait savoir aujourd’hui qu’elle a toujours échoué.

    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/25/en-kanaky-la-france-renoue-avec-la-deportation-coloniale/#comment-61389

    #kanaky #colonisation

  • Lettre des femmes Kanakes, Autochtones et alliées de Kanaky sur le risque de génocide en Kanaky

    Nous, femmes Kanak, Autochtones & alliées de Kanaky, nous en appelons à votre solidarité féministe internationale sur la situation violente et inquiétante que nous traversons actuellement sur nos terres.
    Marche mondiale des femmes – Kanaky

    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/24/lettre-des-femmes-kanakes-autochtones-et-allie

    #international #kanaky #colonisation

  • Quand rap et reggae font tomber Christophe Colomb de son piédestal.
    https://lhistgeobox.blogspot.com/2024/06/quand-rap-et-reggae-font-tomber.html

    « Dans les imaginaires caribéens, ce choix de commémoration provoque une onde de choc, car il paraît invisibiliser ou minimiser les conséquences de la colonisation, puis de l’esclavage. Le cercle Franz Fanon organise un procès à Fort-de-France. L’accusation reproche à Colomb d’avoir, avec les Indiens, initié une série de massacres dont seront ensuite victimes le peuple noir esclavagisé, le peuple juif... (4) Le verdict réclame que l’on fasse disparaître Colomb de l’histoire et qu’on l’oublie. Au Honduras, on le crible de flèche en effigie. Le navigateur subit désormais une mort symbolique, comme en atteste la vague de déboulonnage de statues aux Etats-Unis, dans le contexte du crime raciste provoqué par des suprémacistes blancs à Charlottesville, en 2017. Colomb bascule, aux côtés des chefs sudistes, dans le camp des responsables de la déportation des esclaves et du racisme constitutif des Etats-Unis. Le Columbus day est de plus en plus remplacé par un indigenous day. Toujours sur l’album Melanin man, Mutabaruka incarne le fantôme de Colomb (« Columbus ghost »), dépeint comme une créature cynique et détestable, responsable de la destruction des peuples, initiateur d’un racisme implacable et de la suprématie blanche. Ses paroles remettent en cause également l’accusation de cannibalisme formulée par le navigateur à l’encontre des Arawaks. Les paroles insistent sur les répercussions considérables des voyages : " Tu célébreras ma victoire. / Tes enfants me loueronnt. / Je suis leur seule histoire. / Je suis Christophe Colomb ... Tu célèbres mon arrivée. / Je ne quitterai plus ton esprit". »

  • Kanaky : la répression coloniale française continue
    https://ricochets.cc/Kanaky-la-repression-coloniale-continue-7654.html

    Après avoir allumé l’incendie qui a provoqué des morts et de nombreux blessés, La Macronie continue de jeter de l’huile sur le feu en « Nouvelle Calédonie ». C’est à l’image de ce qu’elle fait en france avec les législatives précipitées et sa porte ouverte à l’arrivée officielle de l’extrême droite au pouvoir : la tyrannie macroniste crée une autoroute à l’extrême droite, puis elle enlève les péages et lui aplanit le terrain. La macronie, ses alliés et ses diverses variantes d’extrême (...) #Les_Articles

    / Autoritarisme, régime policier, démocrature..., #Colonialisme_-_luttes_décoloniales

    #Autoritarisme,_régime_policier,_démocrature...
    https://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2024/06/22/nouvelle-caledonie-le-chef-de-la-ccat-et-plusieurs-independantistes-envoyes-

  • Christian Téin mis en examen et placé en détention provisoire en Métropole

    Le leader de la CCAT a été présenté à une juge d’instruction samedi qui lui a notifié sa mise en examen. La justice a décidé de le placer en détention provisoire à Mulhouse. Il devrait prendre l’avion dans les prochaines heures.

    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/06/8-juin-2024-journee-nationale-de-solidarite-pour-la-kanaky-nouvelle-caledonie/#comment-61308

    #kanaky #colonisation

  • Kanaky : encore la répression coloniale !
    Libération des responsables indépendantistes

    Ce mercredi 19 juin en Kanaky, l’arrestation et le placement en garde à vue pour 96 heures, de 11 représentant-es syndicaux et politiques de la Cellule de coordination des actions de terrain (CCAT), dont son porte-parole Christian Tein et la directrice de cabinet de Roch Wamytan (président indépendantiste du Congrès de Nouvelle-Calédonie), est une nouvelle provocation colonialiste. lels sont accusées de plusieurs chefs d’inculpation très graves, relevant de la criminalité organisée. En parallèle, les locaux de l’Union Calédonienne (dont la CCAT est une émanation) ont été perquisitionnes.
    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/06/8-juin-2024-journee-nationale-de-solidarite-pour-la-kanaky-nouvelle-caledonie/#comment-61296

    #international #kanaky #colonisation

  • Halte à la criminalisation de la CCAT et du mouvement indépendantiste Kanak

    Ce matin à Nouméa, une descente des forces de l’ordre a eu lieu dans le local de l’Union calédonienne (UC) à Magenta et les principaux responsables de la CCAT (Cellule de coordination des actions de terrain) ont été interpellés alors qu’ils se rendaient à une conférence de presse.
    Une perquisition a eu lieu et onze membres de la CCAT dont la plupart sont aussi des responsables politiques et syndicaux ont été placés en garde à vue sous plusieurs chefs d’inculpation très graves, relevant de la criminalité organisée, pour une durée de 96 heures (4 jours).

    https://entreleslignesentrelesmots.wordpress.com/2024/06/06/8-juin-2024-journee-nationale-de-solidarite-pour-la-kanaky-nouvelle-caledonie/#comment-61291

    #kanaky #colonisation