CHIROT ZERO ZINE--ANNOUNCING NEW BLOG

Dear Followers, Friends, fellow Workers:

I have just begun a new blog/zine called
Chirot Zero Zine A Heap of Rubble--
Anarkeyology of hand eye ear notations
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http://chirotzerozine.blogspot.com
the blog is more exusively concerned than this one with presenting essays, reviews (inc. "bad reviews") , Visual Poetry, Sound Poetry, Event Scores, Manifestos, Manifotofestos, rantin' & raving, rock'roll, music all sorts--by myself and others--if you are interested in being a contributor, please feel free to contact me at david.chirot@gmail.com
as with this blog, the arts are investigated as a part of rather than apart from the historical, economic, political actualities of yesterday, today, & tomorrow
as with al my blogs--
contributions in any language are welcome

Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier
The government under pretext of security and progress, liberated us from our land, resources, culture, dignity and future. They violated every treaty they ever made with us. I use the word “liberated” loosely and sarcastically, in the same vein that I view the use of the words “collateral damage” when they kill innocent men, women and children. They describe people defending their homelands as terrorists, savages and hostiles . . . My words reach out to the non-Indian: Look now before it is too late—see what is being done to others in your name and see what destruction you sanction when you say nothing. --Leonard Peltier, Annual Message January 2004 (Leonard Peltier is now serving 31st year as an internationally recognized Political Prisoner of the United States Government)

Injustice Continues: Leonard Peltier Again Denied Parole

# Injustice continues: Leonard Peltier denied parole‎ - By Mahtowin A wave of outrage swept the progressive community worldwide at the news that Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier was denied parole on Aug. ... Workers World - 2 related articles » US denies parole to American Indian activist Leonard Peltier‎ - AFP - 312 related articles » # Free Leonard Peltier 2009 PRISON WRITINGS...My Life Is My Sun Dance Leonard Peltier © 1999. # Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance - by Leonard Peltier, Harvey Arden - 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier... books.google.com/books?isbn=0312263805... - # Leonard Peltier, American Indian Activist, Denied Parole And Won't ... Aug 21, 2009 ... BISMARCK, ND — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents, has been denied parole ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../leonard-peltier-american_n_265764.html - Cached - Similar - #

Gaza--War Crime: Collective Punishment of 1.5 Million Persons--Recognized as "The World's Largest Concentration Camp"

Number of Iraquis Killed Since USA 2003 Invasion began

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

US & International Personnel losses in Iraq &Afghanistan; Costs of the 2 Wars to US


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,667
icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453
http://icasualties.org/oef/


=

Cost of War in Iraq

$691,188,637,164

Cost of War in Afghanistan
$229,137,844,021

The cost in your community

www.nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

flickr: DEATH FROM THIS WINDOW/DOORS OF GUANTANAMO--Essays, Links, Video-- US use of Torture

VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual


VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL
No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
GAZA-GUANTANAMO-ABU GHRAIB—THE GLOBE
Deadline/Fecha Limite: SinsLimite/ongoing
Size: No limit/Sin Limite
No Limit on Number of Works sent
No Limit on Number of Times New Works Are Sent
Documentation: on my blog
http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com
Addresses: david.chirot@gmail.com
David Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208
USA

Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'



Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'


The current 'Miss Universe' Dayana Mendoza (formerly Miss Venezuela) and 'Miss America' Crystal Stewart visited US troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay on March 20th, the New York Times reports. Here's Mendoza's account of the visit from her pageant blog last Friday. She says the trip "was a loooot of fun!"

This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience...All the guys from the Army were amazing with us. We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting. We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history.


The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun. That day we met a beautiful lady named Rebeca who does wonders with the glasses from the beach. She creates jewelry with it and of course I bought a necklace from her that will remind me of Guantánamo Bay :)

I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Presentacion Proyecto Radiointeve 1 December 2007, Panama




Es sábado 1 de diciembre será la presentación del Proyecto Radiointeve. Estarán los músicos El Papo Vecino, Carlos Méndez, CIZ y Maleza.
EL LUGAR: Mikes bar, ubicado en SunTower Plaza, El Dorado, (Tumba Muerto), al lado del Banco Nacional.. HORA: 7:00 conferencia de prensa y brindis. GRATIS

También les invito a visitar nuestra página web en:
http://www.radiointeve.com en donde publicaremos fotos y noticias de las sesiones, entrevistas y videos de Radiointeve.

Saludos

Grabados Ex Libris Bazar 2007 Santiago. Chile



Grabados Ex Libris en Bazar ED 2007.
Bazar ED une lo mas destacado en decoración, arte y moda.
Inauguración Miércoles 28 de noviembre, 19:30 horas
Desde el 28 al 2 de diciembre de 2007
Centro Cívico de la Municipalidad de Vitacura (Av. Bicentenario 3800), Santiago, Chile
Entrada $2.500 - Niños menores 10 años gratis
Más Información: www.grabadoexlibris.cl

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Take Action: Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 11/29


___________________Take Action: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, November 29



The_____________
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:37:05 -0500
From: uscampaign@mail.democracyinaction.org
To: davidbchirot@hotmail.com
Subject: Take Action: Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 11/29

Take Action: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian
People, November 29


The photo-op which was the Annapolis peace conference is over.

The State Department defined the conference as "a launching point for
negotiations leading to the establishment of a Palestinian state and
the realization of Israeli-Palestinian peace."

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President
Mahmoud Abbas issued a joint understanding committing "to immediately
launch good-faith bilateral negotiations in order to conclude a peace
treaty, resolving all outstanding issues, including all core issues
without exception". (For the full text of the understanding, click
here.)

President Bush stated in his speech at Annapolis that Israel "must
show the world that they are ready to begin -- to bring an end to the
occupation that began in 1967 through a negotiated settlement." (For
the full text of his speech, click here.)

As Palestinian and Israeli negotiators now begin this renewed
negotiating process, it is important for civil society to commemorate
the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on
Thursday, November 29. With renewed negotiations taking place, the
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People reminds us
of the fundamentals: Palestinians—whether living under Israeli
military occupation, living as refugees who aren't allowed to return
home, or as second-class citizens of Israel—are denied their right to
self-determination.

This year's International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian
People marks the 60th anniversary of the United Nations vote to
partition Palestine into two states. It also commences a year-long
commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Nakba, the destruction of
much of Palestinian society and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine
which accompanied the establishment of the State of Israel.

Member groups of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation voted
at our last annual organizers' conference to make it a priority to
commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba with educational
resources and days of action. We begin this campaign by offering you
educational resources and suggested actions to take on tomorrow's
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

TAKE ACTION

1. Download and distribute the US Campaign's new fact sheet on the
Annapolis conference. The fact sheet addresses how current U.S. policy
toward Israel/Palestine should be changed in order to facilitate a
just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis based on
human rights and international law. To download the fact sheet, click
here.

2. Hold a vigil or protest in your community on Thursday. Organize a
candle-light vigil or protest in your community to mark the
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Pass out
copies of the US Campaign's fact sheet to educate people in your
community.

If you're in the Boston area, please join the Boston Committee for
Palestinian Rights and Jewish Voice for Peace—Boston Chapter for a
vigil tomorrow: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY
WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29th

STAND/WALK WITH US
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Meet outside Park Street T-station 12:30 PM March to Downtown Crossing
Where we will Vigil and Flyer until 1:30 PM

Bring your signs, flags, banners, drums....
Please mark your calendars now!

Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights


And Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston Chapter

info@BCPR.net

3. Enjoy Palestinian fair trade olive oil this holiday season. Help
Palestinian farmers in the West Bank to non-violently resist Israeli
military occupation by purchasing certified fair trade, organic olive
oil. Since launching this program one week ago, the US Campaign has
sold more than $10,000 of Palestinian fair trade olive oil! Purchase
yours today in time for the holidays to give to family and friends.
Or order a whole case at a discount and have your group sell it in
your community. To order, click here.


4. Watch on-line videos of Palestinians describing their experiences
of the Nakba. The US Campaign has compiled links to video resources
on the Nakba. See below.

Palestine Remembered - Nakba Oral History Interviews

http://www.palestineremembered.com/OralHistory/Interviews-Listing/Story1151.html

Online videos of recorded interviews

Arab Film - Al Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948

http://www.arabfilm.com/item/2/

Documentary film about the Nakba, available for purchase or rental

You Tube - Palestinian Women: Stories of Nakba in their Villages

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgcHlXmFQoE

10-minute clip of interviews with Palestinian women

Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet - Videos and Documentaries

http://arts.mcgill.ca/mepp/new_prrn/research/research_videos.htm

Several video clips -stateless people in Canada, Lebanon

Dreams of a Nation

http://www.dreamsofanation.org/films.html

Log of films by Palestinian directors dealing with Palestine

Palestine Online Store

http://palestineonlinestore.com/index.html

Videos for sale


US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Dream of "Rosy Fingered Dawn, the Child of Morning" from Out of the Blood Red Oceans




"Rosy Fingered Dwn, the Child of Morning"--

Homer's phrase--rises from the Blood Red Oceans--
a "child of morning" or one of "mourning"--no, no elegiac moods, none at all----
the birth of things and the first letter (roman alphabet)--where the rising sun meets the blood red horizons--and sky and ocean run together--
fluids of light--the blood red stains and flows of birth--
and blood red transforms into a blood "read"--
and the blood in the within worlds, inside capillary flows and floods, flowing outwo/ards into a sky-ocean--

no longer any difference--

as veins flow among each other and from their mingling arises the "child of morning"--a first sight/sound--an "a"--an "ah"--

ecstatic presence of life--emerging--
from oceanic dreams to sky--

Newly Discovered Fotos of Lincoln at Gettysburg & the Question of Center/Peripheries of Attention--With dbc's Commentary


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History and the Problem of Following the Camera’s Gaze


By VERLYN KLINKENBORG
Published: November 28, 2007

Over the past few days, I’ve looked again and again at recently published images, drawn from two enlarged photographs in the Library of Congress, that very likely show Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg 144 years ago on the November day, the 19th, when he delivered that famous address. A bearded man in a top hat rises above the crowd (we are looking at him from behind, over his left shoulder) and there’s no real reason to doubt that it’s Lincoln. He appears in a minute portion of two stereoscopic photographs that were meant to be looked at in a special 3-D viewer.

Incredible as it is to see Lincoln there, a crowd swirling around him, blurred by their own motion, it’s every bit as surprising to see the whole scene that the camera captured in that moment. The camera has been positioned well away from the crowd, and there’s open ground just ahead of the lens. Deep in the crush of bodies, Lincoln is looking off into history, toward us in a sense. But out in this open ground, it’s a November day in Pennsylvania. A few men — including one in a broad white collar and a voluminous top hat — stare at the lens with a truly American candidness.

There’s a kind of conviction in the ordinariness of what this photograph shows us — ordinary even though it was a day, as Lincoln said, of consecration. We’re always surrounded by hard evidence that the past existed, and yet a photograph like this seems to offer a special testimony precisely because it witnesses an ephemeral moment.

So many kinds of evidence overlap here. It’s tempting to say that we have an idea of what was in Lincoln’s mind that day, but we don’t. We know only what words he read aloud for a few minutes, not what he was thinking as he did so. His identity mattered then as it does now, and it is the only reason we find ourselves looking at this photograph.

Meanwhile, that unknown man in the broad collar stares at the camera. We have no idea at all what’s on his mind, no idea who he is. By the tilt of his head, the angle of his body, he seems to be expressing intense curiosity about the camera and its operator, and none at all about the scene going on behind him. He looks as though he might have walked out of a line of Whitman.

Perhaps that’s what is so convincing about this photograph. At the edges of every crowd — even at moments of intense historical importance — there is an unknown someone being distracted by the world, uninterested in what’s happening behind his back. You can see it here. We feel the power of what Lincoln was saying more strongly than those who were present did — that is, we feel its ongoing power. But if you begin walking outward from where Lincoln stood, how far would you have to go before any trace of the extraordinary nature of that day had vanished into the ordinary? The evidence of this photograph suggests that you wouldn’t have to go far at all, a few hundred yards at most.

I don’t quite know why this thought seems to matter so much to me. Perhaps it’s the irreverence of the world, the way it is always tempting you to pay no attention to that great human being uttering words that will live forever behind your back. Perhaps it’s the fact that the moments we have traditionally called history are really just brief disruptions of the heavy, dense fabric of ordinary life. Perhaps, too, it’s the way that humans, for all their ability to concentrate, will nearly always behave, if given the chance, like the animals we are — easily distracted, diverted by a sudden motion, drawn off guard by the glint of light on a camera lens.

Looking at Lincoln in these two photographs — all but his hat nearly lost in the emulsion of the film itself — I find myself wondering what it would have been like if photography had been a rudimentary discovery and had been with us, say, as long as the printing press. What would the photographic record show if it reached back, say 500 years, instead of 180?

One answer is that it would show us this same structure over and over again: a fiercely concentrated knot of people hanging on the words of someone at the center of the crowd. And around them? People standing in looser and looser concentrations, until finally — far enough from the epicenter — their attention turns away from history and focuses on the abiding interest of almost anything else. And this is somehow the inherent bias of the camera. It always directs us toward the center of attention, never away to the periphery, even though that is where our attention eventually wanders.


THIS IS A COMMENTARY I WROTE RE THE FOTOS AND ARTICLE AND MURAT NEMAT-NEJAT'S BOOK THE PERIPHERAL SPACE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Murat has written often to this list with his thoughts re images,
photographic and otherwise, and in many of his notes he discusses the
peripheral areas of a photo, an image, as creating a more democratic
field --for thought, investigation, vision--than that of the framed
and directed "center of attention."

This is among the themes beautifully presented in Murat's book The
Peripheral Space of Photography which is at once a philosophical work
and a poem, embodying a poetic structure which reveals itself,
emerges, "exposes itself," in the reading, rather than being in itself
an imposed "center of attention."

(Paul Celan: "Poetry no longer imposes itself, it exposes itself."
Celan's statement is one too sadly ignored for the most part still.
Imposed poetry is pretty much "the order of the day.")

The riots of the last few days and nights in Paris are a manifestation
literally of the peripheries in revolt against the "center of
attention" of the capital city, where the attention is always directed
and framed by sites/sights/cites of order and consumption, of control
and carefully structured and managed gazes. The peripheries,
neglected and consigned to a form of living oblivion, are the dumping
grounds of the city's peripheral populations--the working class, the
poor, the emigrants and children of immigrants.

For now a Wall of police, helicoptors, fire brigades, is thrown up to
keep these peripheries at bay. One can imagine that at some point,
the Walls may be literalized and solidified, made huge and concrete,
as they have been in other cities, gated communities, Green Zones,
borders, and most extremely and repressively in the Occupied
Territories.


The "Wall of Seperation" becomes a way of "removing from the picture"
those peripheral elements of democracy of which Murat writes.

In these recently greatly enlarged fotos of Gettysburg on the day of
Lincoln's address, Lincoln is discovered, emerging from the crowds,
the masses of soldiers and citizens. Yet at the same time, one is
very aware of how this figure of the "center of attention" moves among
gazes which, as they move towards the peripheries, have their
attentions directed elsewhere-inwardly, outwardly, to the sides,
up--that is, have a gaze which encompasses a much larger arena of the
"historical moment," and signal to the viewer the existence and
necessity of an awareness of the peripheral, even as one notes the
"center" moving among the "masses."

The "distraction/distractedness" of the peripheral gazes, rather than
"missing" the "central event," is creating a plurality of events and
gazes, desiring the response and attention not soley of the oblivious
center, but of that "something more" than a controlled and regimented
(literally, among the soliders) existence.

The "outside" of desire and vision--moving away from the controlled,
focused, directed, managed, policed and framed "center" of power and
consumption, which demands the all consuming attention --and
obediance--of everyone, no matter how little attention is given to any
but a few of them.

A poetry of the "exposed" image --and writing--rather than the imposed.

(Emerson: the blank and ruin we see in Nature may be within our own eye.)

The final lines of the article charge the "inherent bias of the
camera" with this construction of vision, though one might well
propose that it is the eye of the viewer which has been so
constructed, educated, trained, rather than the mechanical device
alone:

And this is somehow the inherent bias of the camera. It always directs
us toward the center of attention, never away to the periphery, even
though that is where our attention eventually wanders.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Reverned Billy & the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir Tonight!!!

miti miti en RD: Show in Santo Domingo



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Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 21:36:06 +0100
From: colectivochocolatero@gmail.com
Subject: miti miti en RD


mi gente, Raina y una servidora traemos el proyecto Miti Miti a santo
domingo en varias de sus manifestaciones. ojala puedan acompañarnos
alguno de estos dias. aqui les envio el calendario y un flyer del
show.

besos

rita


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Letters Needed: Support Urgent Appeal for Amneh Muna (WOFPP, Int'n'l Red Cross)

Below is an urgent request from the Women Prisoners' Organization in Tel
Aviv about the treatment of imprisoned Amneh Muna. Follow is a letter I
just sent to the head of the prisons with copies to the International
Red Cross. You are welcome to copy the letter or use it as a model.
Please fax your letter to the head of the Israeli prison service. You
can email copies to the International Red Cross office in Jerusalem but
you'll have to fax to the Tel Aviv office as the email doesn't work.

Thanks,
Karin Pally

Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 18:39:17 +0200
From: Tirtza Tauber
Subject: [CWP] Urgent appeal

Women's Organization for Political Prisoners (WOFPP)
www.wofpp.org
info@wofpp.org
P. O. Box 31811, Tel Aviv

Urgent appeal

Amneh Muna went on a hunger strike!

She is demanding her right to basic human conditions!

Her health situation is deteriorating from day to day!

Amneh Muna, 30 years old, from Jerusalem, has been held in separation
detention for more than 14 months. She was held in Neve Tirza Prison
(Ramle) 23 hours a day in a very small cell (2m x 2.5m), infested with
a large number of cockroaches and other vermin. She is forbidden to meet
any other prisoner. She is being held in the section of the criminal
prisoners, who threaten her.

In the middle of October 2007, due to renovation works in the wing where
she is being held, Amneh was transferred temporarily to another Ramle
prison where conditions were slightly better. But on 25 October, the
prison authorities transferred her back to the same terrible cell in
Neve Tirza Prison. On 28 October, Amneh went on a hunger strike
demanding to have her conditions improved. The prison authorities
reacted by punishing her: they took all her belongings except some
clothes, imposed on her fine of 250 NIS (about 60 $) and deprived her of
family visits and recreation time in the courtyard.

On 8 November 2007, the prison authorities transferred Amneh to Kishon
Detention Center (Jalameh near Haifa). Amneh stopped the hunger strike
for two days but the conditions in Kishon Detention Center were even
worse than in Neve Tirza Prison; therefore, on 10 November, she went
again on a hunger strike. On 13 November 2007, WOFPP's lawyer, Taghreed
Jahshan, came to visit her, but the prison authorities told Taghreed
that Amneh did not want to meet her. On 15 November 2007 Amneh's family
came to visit her and was told the same. The truth was that the prison
authorities did not tell Amneh about the lawyer's visit. They told her
about the family visit, but did not allow to meet them, unless she
stopped the hunger strike.

Amneh's health deteriorated from day to day. In the night of 18 November
she had to be brought by ambulance to Ramle prison hospital, because of
the failure of giving her infusions.

They intend to transfer her back to her cell in Neve Tirza prison but
Amneh will go on fighting this decision by continuing the hunger strike.
On 21 November, WOFPP's lawyer visited Amneh; she couldn't walk and was
brought in a wheelchair.

Amneh Muna is continuing the hunger strike, demanding her right to basic
human conditions.

22 November 2007

Please write protest letter to:

Beni Kanian
The head of the Israeli prison service
Fax number: +972-8-9193800
P.B. 81
Ramle, 72100
Israel

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Tel Aviv:
Tel.: (+972) 35 24 52 86
Fax: (+972) 35 27 03 70
tel_aviv.tel@ icrc.org

ICRC delegation
185, Hayarkon Street
TEL AVIV 63453
Israel

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Jerusalem
Tel.: (+972 2) 582 88 45 / 25 828 441
Fax: (+972 2) 581 13 75
jerusalem.jer@ icrc.org

ICRC mission
Nabi Shu'eib st. 8
Sheikh Jarrah district
PO Box 20253
JERUSALEM 91202
Israel

Beni Kanian
Head of the Israeli prison service
Fax number: +972-8-9193800
P.B. 81
Ramle, 72100 Israel
By Fax: +972-8-9193800

Re: Amneh Muna

Dear Mr. Kanian:

International humanitarian law requires that the conditions of detained
persons show due respect for human dignity. Torture and ill treatment
are prohibited.

I am writing to urge you to comply with international law and stop
subjecting your prisoner, Amneh Muna, to cruel and inhuman conditions of
incarceration. Amneh is currently engaged in a hunger strike the aim
of which is to ensure that she is removed from solitary confinement in
inhuman conditions in Nevah Tirza prison.

She must be transferred back to the general population of women
prisoners and her right to visits from her attorney and her family must
be restored.

I am also contacting the International Committee of the Red Cross in Tel
Aviv and Jerusalem with my concerns.

Sincerely,

Karin Pally
Women in Black-Los Angeles

Cc: The International Committee of the Red Cross in Tel Aviv
The International Committee of the Red Cross in Jerusalem

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Gaza Ministry of Health Appeal


Gaza - Ministry of Health Appeal

http://www.moh.gov.ps/index.asp?deptid=8&pranchid=61&action=details&serial=5862

APPEAL
Israel’s tight siege imposed on Gaza, the closure of its borders, the prevention of patients from crossing the border passages to receive medical treatment abroad, the prevention of entry of medicines and medical disposables into Gaza all put at risk the lives of hundreds of Palestinian patients. The health sector in Gaza is at its worst.
This being the tragic situation in Gaza, the Ministry of Health would appeal to the International Community to take an immediate action to put an end to this catastrophe which threatens the health sector to collapse. Yesterday a 12- year-old child: Tamer El Yazji died because the Israeli occupation prevented him from leaving the Strip to get medical treatment after developing acute complications of encephalitis. Two days earlier Nael Al Kurdi, a Cancer patient died among his family after he had cried loud urging the world to do something to allow him to get medical treatment he needs abroad, but his cries went in vain!.
The total number of people who died as a result of the borders closure since last June 2007 has risen to 44. Prevention of patients from traveling and prevention of entry of food, milk formula, and fuel is an organized crime committed by the Israeli occupation to exhaust and destroy the health sector, as part of the Israeli policy to kill and humiliate our people.
These practices are real war crimes. The International community should be held responsible for this tragic situation in Gaza and must put pressure on Israel to lift its siege and save the lives of patients who will inevitably die as a result of a barbarian inhuman policy that violates the basic right of patients to medical treatment, as laid down in all human laws and conventions.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health calls on all international community organizations, Human Rights Associations, the ICRC, and the WHO, to have a coordinated stance in this respect, and to stand on their commitments to stop Israel’s crimes against our patients. The Arab World and the Islamic World should meet their obligations and help the Palestinian people in their current crisis. The Israeli siege is the prime obstacle against delivering health care services to our patients in Gaza.
We would also call on all free and honest media means to report and reveal such Israeli cruel practices against the Gaza patients and expose the ugly face of Israel which it tries to hide behind lies and false allegations.

The Current Situation in the MOH as a result of the Siege imposed on Gaza.
Medicines:
85 items of essential drugs are at 0 stocks
138 items of essential drugs are at (1 month – 3 months stock)
12 items of essential psychiatric drugs are at 0 stocks
(This worsens the patients’ health status, increases prospects of committing suicide, and spurs family problems.)
Publications:
Almost at 0 stock: example: medical files, examination forms, (the forms are being used several times for more than one case, thereby preventing accurate documentation of case information).
X-ray bags and sterilization bags are at 0 sticks
Stationery:
0 stock
Medical Gases:
The occupation delays and prevents their entry, especially the Nitrose Gas used in Anesthesia for surgery. The available quantities suffice for 2 weeks only. Afterwards, the theatres will be totally closed down.

Cloth and dressings:
There is a severe shortage of this item The available quantity hardly suffices for the dead cover sheets and hospital bed covers.
Maintenance dept:
Suffers from severe shortage of spare parts for medical equipment (Israel prevents their entry on the pretext that they are not humanitarian items ), periodic maintenance is completely on hold for lifts, electrical generators, washing machines, water pumps, and refrigerators. ….etc Non-functioning medical equipment, especially hemodialysis machines and cardiac equipment in ICU, puts at risk the lives of patients,
Foods for patients:
Oils and dried beans are at 0 stock, and some items will suffice for weeks only. Fruits and vegetables are at 0 stock in all hospitals, and in the event Map UK aid arrives, the items will suffice for 2 weeks.
Cleaning detergents:
The stock suffices for 2 weeks only, and there is no budget to provide the needs nor to pay the cleaning companies’ contracts. This will impact negatively on the cleanliness and sanitation status of hospitals.
Diesel and natural Gas:
The stock of these items is about 20% and will run for less than 15 days, while under normal conditions, the MOH needs 80.000 liters of fuel each month when there is a smooth flow of electrical power supply. However, if the power supply is cut off for 3-4 days, the need will rise to 200.000 liters of fuel.
Cutting off of electricity will lead to a disastrous catastrophe and will kill a lot of patients, the ICU rooms; the neonatology, burns units, the ICU, children’s vaccines, foods, and public health will be severely devastated. Patients on ventilators (3-4% of all patients in Gaza) and children with cerebral palsy who are in need of special machines to drain the secretions all day long are at severe risk. Lab and blood bank needs, Oxygen concentrators, and the capacity of drainage depts. and X -Ray departments will be cut down by 50%. Further, a number of surgical operations will be cancelled completely, hemodialysyis machines will be shut down, and hundreds of patients will be in real danger of death
Medical disposables:
Severe shortage
Lab materials and blood bank materials
In October the stocks level was 60 items of solutions for hormones and drug level in blood test and liver enzymes test.
Statistics
on Patients and Patients who died at checkpoints as a result of preventing them from leaving the Gaza Strip
During November
13 dead at checkpoints
44 dead as a result of siege from June till now
600-700 patients need to travel to get medical treatment on a monthly basis
250-300 patients need urgent medical treatment, and any delay jeopardizes their lives
In addition there are 900 Cancer and Renal Failure patients
During October 2007:
253 patients were prevented from traveling outside Gaza
190 patients are under consideration by Israel and are in the “Rejected” Category”
45% is the percentage of rejected patients suffering from ophthalmic diseases, orthopedic, vertebral column, Cancer, and hematology diseases.
From 1/11/07 till 7/11/2007 the number of rejected patients was 19, and the number of patients who received no replies from the Israeli side was 39.
34 cases were allowed to cross through Eres from Thursday to Monday: 5-6 cases daily
39 patients are under consideration by the Israeli side.
11 patients received no replies.
Cancer patients:
450 patients in Gaza strip: 35% of them are children and 25% are women.
These are forbidden to leave Gaza to get medical treatment, to continue treatment, or to undergo surgery. A large part of Cancer patients have no access to their medications because the Cancer Drugs have been prevented entry.
Renal Failure patients:
400 patients are undergoing renal dialysis three times a week. Due to the siege and the breaking down of some machines because the Israeli occupation does not allow entry of spare parts, the number of renal dialysis sessions has been reduced to 2 sessions a week .This has had bad effects on their general health.
Cardiac patients:
400-450 patients suffer from a severe shortage in cardiology drugs. The breaking down of some therapeutic and diagnostic equipment in cardiology departments has worsened the situation.
Hemodialysis machines:
The MOH has 69 machines distributed to 4 hospitals. 20 machines are currently out of order, because Israel prevents entry of spare parts. 3 pieces of equipment have exceeded their provisional life times (expiry date) and are likely to break down at any time.

Ministry of Health 25th November 2007

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Newsletter October 2007

There are, at present, about 100 women political prisoners in the Israeli jails: In Hasharon Prison (Tel Mond) about 95, the rest in Neve Tirza Prison (Ramle) and in several detention centers.

Hasharon Prison (Tel Mond)

The conditions in the cells
The women political prisoners are still suffering from lack of air and daylight because the windows are permanently covered with metal sheets that leave a very narrow space for fresh air.
Correction: In our August 2007 newsletter we wrote that ACRI (Association for Citizens' Rights in Israel) sent a letter to the prison authorities demanding to remove the permanent window coverings, but they did not do so, and ACRI does not handle this issue.
Recently the prisoners found a cockroach in the bread. They tried to complain but the prison authorities said that this was a lie and wanted to know who disseminated this "rumor".

'Abeer 'Uda, from Tulkarem, was arrested on 22 April 2006. 'Abeer called the wardens to help another woman prisoner who was sick. As there was no answer she began to shout; now the wardens came and violently beat and kicked ‘Abeer, then tied her to a bed for 24 hours. Afterwards the prison authorities transferred her from Hasharon Prison (Tel Mond) to Neve Tirza Prison (Ramle).
In Tulkarem, on 25 August 2007, the Israeli army murdered ‘Abeer’s brother, Mahmud Ibrahim Krinawi, 11 years old, and badly wounded another brother.

Maryam elTarabin, 21 years old, from Kufur Qalil, was arrested on 17 February 2005: The prison authorities accused her of being insolent toward a warden who bothered her, and imposed on her a fine of 200 NIS (about 50$).

Women under administrative detention order
Administrative detention, a detention without charge or trial, can be extended arbitrarily.

Muna Q'adan, 36 years old, from 'Arabe, Jenin district, an administrative detainee, was arrested on 2 August 2007 at an Israeli checkpoint near Bethlehem. During 21 days she endured harsh interrogations in Kishon Detention Center (Jalame). On 23 August she was placed under an administrative detention order for six months.
Muna is director of the Association elBaraa in Jenin, a welfare association that has founded a kindergarten and assists people in need.
Muna was a prisoner twice before:
On 15 February 1999 she was arrested at an Israeli checkpoint near Jenin. During 30 days she endured harsh interrogations; she was pressured to give information about people who were wanted by the Israeli authorities. In protest, Muna went on a hunger strike during 30 days until she was released.
On 14 September 2004, at dawn, Muna was arrested in her home with her brother Tareq Qa'adan. The Israeli forces took her to Hasharon Prison (Tel Mond) without subjecting her to interrogations. She was sentenced in a military court to 18 months' imprisonment.
Two years ago, Muna got engaged to Hasan Aghbariya, a political prisoner in an Israeli prison. The prison authorities prevent her from visiting him.
Three of Muna's brothers, Tareq, Mu'awya and Mahmud, are political prisoners in Israeli prisons.

Su'ad elShyukhy, 21 years old, from Jerusalem, an administrative detainee, was arrested on 8 February 2007; her administrative detention was extended until 6 November 2007.

Nura elHashlamon, mother of six, an administrative detainee from Hebron, was arrested on 17 September 2006; her administrative detention was extended. She still suffers from pains in her kidneys.
Representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross visited Nura and told her that Israel may change her punishment from administrative detention to exile in Jordan or in the Gaza Strip.

Sentences
Taghreed Hajaija, 21 years old, from Ramallah, arrested on 7 December 2006, was sentenced to 22 months' imprisonment and a fine of 3000 NIS (about 750$).
Rasha Zbarah, 18 years old, from Nablus, was arrested on 3 October 2006 and was sentenced to 17 months' imprisonment.

Releases
Rasha el'Aza, from Dehaisha Refugee Camp, was arrested on 18 August 2004 and released in August 2007.
Dr. Rifqa elJa'abri, 43 yeas old, from Hebron, an administrative detainee, was arrested on 15 August 2006 and released on 11 September 2007.
Du'aa Masalma, 19 years old, from Bethlehem, was arrested on 27 March 2007 and released on 11 September 2007.

Neve Tirza Prison (Ramle)

At present there are two women political prisoners in Neve Tirza prison: Amneh Muna and 'Abeer 'Uda who was transferred from Hasharon Prison.

The women prisoners suffer great inconvenience because, even during the night, male wardens enter their cells. Both women suffer endless threats from the criminal prisoners.

Amneh Muna, 29 years old, from Jerusalem, has been held in separation for over a year. Recently, the court extended her term of separation for another two months. The conditions in her cell are very bad, and she suffers from an attitude towards her that is both harsh and humiliating. While the wardens make searches in her cell, they shackle her hands and legs so tightly that marks are there for days.
Representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross visited her and told her that many letters were sent to them protesting her hard conditions.