Archive - Jul 2010

July 30th

HEBRON: Israeli military assaults activists in street-opening action

The Israeli military seized local and international nonviolent activists trying to regain Palestinian access to a local street in Al Khalil (Hebron) on 24 July 2010.  By the end of the episode, Israeli Military and police had arrested six local and international activists.

July 29th

Palestine-Israel: Bedouin village demolished

The Bedouin village of Al-Arakib, visited by a CPT delegation on July 25, was demolished just two days later.  Having finished their job, the 1500 Israeli police, with their tear gas, water cannon, land and aerial vehicles, left.  And the Bedouins began to rebuild.

July 28th

Prayers for Peacemakers, Jul. 28, 2010

 

PRAYERS FOR PEACEMAKERS, Jul. 28, 2010
Pray for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake in north-western Quebec, Canada. The Canadian government seeks to overturn their system of governance and to ignore binding agreements on resource management.
Doug Pritchard
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Chicago, USA

 

PRAYERS FOR PEACEMAKERS, Jul. 28, 2010
Pray for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake in north-western Quebec, Canada. The Canadian government seeks to overturn their system of governance and to ignore binding agreements on resource management.
Doug Pritchard

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Chicago, USA

Prayers for Peacemakers, Jul. 28, 2010

 

PRAYERS FOR PEACEMAKERS, Jul. 28, 2010
Pray for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake in north-western Quebec, Canada. The Canadian government seeks to overturn their system of governance and to ignore binding agreements on resource management.
Doug Pritchard
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Chicago, USA

PRAYERS FOR PEACEMAKERS, Jul. 28, 2010
Pray for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake in north-western Quebec, Canada. The Canadian government seeks to overturn their system of governance and to ignore binding agreements on resource management.
Doug Pritchard

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Chicago, USA

July 26th

IRAQ UPDATE: 1-15 July 2010

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Advocating for People Displaced by Border Bombings

At the request of the leaders of the of the Basteson Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Zharawa, CPTers were present at a meeting between the camp leaders and the mayor of the district.  At the meeting, the leaders requested permission and financial assistance from the government to build houses on the land where the camp is located, which the people in the camp have purchased.  The mayor said there was some financial assistance available and that they should start the process of getting the legal ownership documents ready.  At the camp leaders' request, CPTers were also present at a meeting with the camp leaders and a leader from the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

July 23rd

IRAQ REFLECTION: Kurdish Families Share Their Grief, Their Lives

What does one say to the mother and father of a 14-year-old girl who was killed a month ago in shelling along the border? We faced this question on July 6, when members of our team sat with these parents in their home in Rania, Iraq, to express our sadness for their loss. We spoke briefly about our work monitoring the cross-border attacks, assisting families who are the victims, and visiting Weza, the village where their daughter, Basoz, was killed by Iranian shelling. Soon her family brought out pictures, and we felt drawn together in our humanity as they talked sadly but lovingly about her.

July 22nd

Prayers for Peacemakers, Jul. 22, 2010

 

PRAYERS FOR PEACEMAKERS, Jul. 22, 2010
Pray for the people of Iraq. The fighting on their northern border among Turkey, Iran and Kurdish insurgents is worsening, and there is still no national government after the March 7 election.
Doug Pritchard
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Toronto, Canada

 

PRAYERS FOR PEACEMAKERS, Jul. 22, 2010


Pray for the people of Iraq. The fighting on their northern border among Turkey, Iran and Kurdish insurgents is worsening, and there is still no national government after the March 7 election.

 

Doug Pritchard

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Toronto, Canada

July 20th

IRAQ: Aram Jamal Sabir, Kurdish Institute for Elections Director

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Aram Jamal Sabir was glad to be interrupted from his work as Executive  Director of the Kurdish Institute for Elections to talk with CPT Iraq about  his passion for nonviolence. He began to participate in nonviolence  trainings in 2004. He now teaches others about the topic.

AL KHALIL/HEBRON: Israeli border police demolish cistern in Al Beqa’a Valley

Israeli border police demolished a rainwater cistern and removed irrigation pipes from several Palestinian fields in Al Beqa’a Valley just east of Hebron on 14 July 2010, the second day of incidents in the area this month.

July 19th

COLOMBIA ANALYSIS: Towards a better understanding of the conflict in “post-conflict” Colombia

Has Colombia entered a post-conflict era? Foreign and local investors seem to agree with President Alvaro Uribe¹s claim that the conflict in Colombia is over. Corporations that once abandoned their holdings in Colombia are now returning en masse. Many new international mining corporations are joining them. Canada, the United States, and the European Union are all pursuing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Colombia.