Protests over post-vaccination deaths spread across South Korea 23:18 Dec 26 0 comments
Chris Hedges: The execution of Julian Assange 22:19 Dec 19 0 commentsmore >>
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
The War and the Future Tue Jan 31, 2023 15:36 | The Saker
Desperate actions Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:00 | The Saker
Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/01/30 ? Open Thread Mon Jan 30, 2023 23:00 | cafe-uploader
Greed, usury and the world Mon Jan 30, 2023 19:35 | The Saker
A panicked Empire tries to make Russia an ?offer it can?t refuse? Mon Jan 30, 2023 19:24 | The Saker
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
Waiting for SIPO Anthony
RTE bias complaint Anthony
A Blog About Human Rights
UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights
5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights
Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights
Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights
Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights
Elderly Vaccination Saved Lives in East Asia Tue Jan 31, 2023 13:00 | Noah Carl
Elite Billionaire Foundations Fund Wave of Green Climate Propaganda Flooding into British Schools Tue Jan 31, 2023 11:00 | Chris Morrison
The Ministry of Truth Tue Jan 31, 2023 09:00 | Dr Carl Heneghan and Dr Tom Jefferson
The JCVI is Right to Withdraw Boosters for Under-50s, But It?s Still Spinning the Stats Tue Jan 31, 2023 07:00 | Amanuensis
News Round-Up Tue Jan 31, 2023 02:09 | Will Jones
Take Action: Stop Gardaí & PSNI collaboration with Israel’s ministry of death, torture and racism
national | rights, freedoms and repression | news report Tuesday May 04, 2021 14:21 by ipsc - Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Both An Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland are engaged in an EU research project called ROXANNE, working in collaboration with the notorious Israeli Ministry of Public Security.
This is the Ministry responsible for both the Israel National Police (including the Border Police) and the Israel Prison Service. It oversees routine commission of serious human rights abuses and international law violations against the Palestinian people, and racism and violence directed at minorities within Israel. These well documented violations include brutal killings, the torture and imprisonment of children, medical negligence of political prisoners, home demolitions, persecuting human rights defenders, violent racism, and the entrenchment of Israel’s illegal settlements (the Ministry itself is even located in a settlement).
These abuses and violations committed by the Israel National Police and the Israel Prison Service under the watchful eye of the Ministry are not ‘abnormal’ or cases of ‘bad apples’, but are a vital, calculated, routine, and systemic part of the Israeli state’s wider system of oppression of the Palestinian people.
Any collaboration with this Ministry by police forces in Ireland is unacceptable, regardless of what project is being worked on – and in the past, Portugal’s Ministry of Justice and Belgium’s University of Leuvenboth withdrew from an EU project project due to the presence of this Ministry.
However, that the ROXANNE (Real time network, text, and speaker analytics for combating organized crime) project purports to research how advancements in technology “can help track and uncover criminals and terrorists” is deeply worrying on its own terms; Israel already considers all indigenous Palestinian resistance to its occupation and illegal colonisation as being ‘terrorism’, and all Palestinians as ‘potential terrorists’. It is obvious that the Israeli state will use any such technological innovation to help entrench its occupation, illegal annexation and colonisation, in racial profiling and racist policing practices, to assist in the arrest and torture of political prisoners and children, and in killings of anti-occupation activists.
We ask supporters of Palestinian rights to take just a few minutes to send the two quick emails below – north and south – demanding the end of our police forces’ unacceptable collaboration with this violent, racist and colonial Israeli ministry.
Go to: https://www.ipsc.ie/action-item/stop-gardai-psni-collaboration-with-israels-ministry-of-death-torture-and-racism#act