We wanted to make an article where we can present you some of the most outstanding Social and Peace Activist that we know of it, we do not want to write about Malcom X, Dr Martin Luther King, Mandela, Che or others that history have already given merit to their activities. We will give you some names that probably you recognize, because they are in your facebook friend list, or because you have the pleasure to know. We wanted to make one article but only the first Activist has taken more than few pages and his long career as an activist is so full of important information that we have to dedicate this article exclusively for him.
His name is Patrick MacManus he is the founder of Rebellion-Denmark an organization that Since its founding in early 2004, the Danish association Opror (‘Rebellion’) has sought to defy both national anti-terrorism legislation and the political paradigm underlying the so called ‘war on terror’. All under the principles of Rights to Speak, Dissident Voices and Right to choose.
The proscription of organisations through ‘terrorist lists’ can only contribute to the
marginalization of social and political movements, excluding them from an international
political and moral dialogue, which in itself is a necessary step towards a negotiated
political resolution of those conflicts of which they are a part.
Patrick MacManus Ordeal on 2010
Six-month suspended jail district court gave to the spokesman for the Association Rebellion, Patrick MacManus. He was convicted of “having attempted” to support the PFLP(Popular Front For The Liberation of Palestine) and FARC (Revolutionary Arms Forces of Colombia) financially, but the relatively mild sentence must mean that parliament should go terror legislation through with comb, believes defender.
You read right “having attempted”, not crime was committed. This type of Judiciary behavior, “minority report style” has been used since the terrible events of 911. All the countries included in the Allies of the Willing as they called themselves, went in a rampage of arrests around the globe. Individuals and organizations that were non sympathetic of Israel and friendly of Palestine they all got their offices closed, their funds and assets frozen and many of the activists and head of these organizations or are in jail serving an invisible or invented crime that seems only to benefit Israel and their Apartheid System. Patrick MacManus is an old school activist.
You might recognize his face he is a facebook activist, some news have pop up in facebook of his disappearance, other comments says that he is sound and safe in Denmark, other says that he is being arrested by Israel Police. I m adding his facebook profile to follow up. Patrick MacManus
His blog was updated on April 2, 2011Israel: Laws of Hatred
“My perception is that people are one people on earth, across all borders. It has always been important that we mutually support each other where we were now in a fight for better conditions. It is called international solidarity, and power have always considered armed resistance as terrorism. This also happened in Denmark during the occupation,” Patrick MacManus said.
“Personally I am glad that it’s me who gets cited, and not a youth of 20 years, where it could create problems for his career,” says 65-year-old MacManus.
On October 13, 2004 Patrick wrote an article on Israel Promise Withdrawal of her Settlements and Military personal from Gaza and seems that Patrick was very close to the events to developed in the then occupied Gaza, 7 years later we read his article and seems that he foretold the future of the now besieged Gaza.
“An Israeli withdrawal from Gaza can be compared to apartheid evacuation of Namibia in 1989. Even then pulled yourself back to its core area to its proper territory and its so-called homelands. A related model seems to hover on the Israeli political management. The Palestinian population refers to disadvantaged enclaves filled with misfortune, pain and desperation, left to an illusory and corrupt self-rule.
Increasing fragmentation through settlements, security zones and road systems makes a sustainable polity impossible here The Israeli policy may eventually cause the disaster which we most fear. State’s downfall in its current form. It undermines the two-state solution but the international community still sees as a realistic perspective.
Instead toner South Africa might again be A country where different people with painful story now united in a democratic and secular unitary state. Morally unacceptable violence will continue until the second road opens. Attacks against military and security installations and personnel against fortified settlements which the separation between civil and military organization is lifted. But also forms of resistance that is morally unacceptable when the militarily inferior party uses his own body as a weapon and brings death and mutilation with him. The weakening of the secular factions in the Palestinian resistance and prevalence of Islamic interpretations and motives are in themselves an expression of desperate conditions. Occupation and overwhelming force is the fundamental cause.
Depriving people the prospect of realistic change drives them into the religion’s illusions of deliverance through death, his own and others’. Heavy responsibility of the terrible reality that the Holocaust taboo represents has a critical approach to the Israeli state policy. This abuse of the victims must not impair the memory of them and on Europe’s responsibility for their terrible fate Nor should we forget Naqba, the ‘catastrophe’ that befell the Palestinian people. Also for these victims for their expulsion and their death is a heavy European responsibility to bear. Colonial Powers promises and broken promises and future extreme European nationalism underlies both the Israeli statehood and Palestinian catastrophe. The solution is perhaps a new democratic and multicultural inclusiveness, which breaks with the past and present disaster. A democratic and secular state, which is integrated in the political, cultural landscape as it has grudgingly been a part of. After the conflict comes reconciliation, even reluctantly, a precarious peace, who bear the future in him” Patrick MacNamus writing for Information A widely known Danish Online Newspaper.
Patrick MacManus is one of the Editor of the Book At the End of the Rainbow, it the story of the Africans Struggles during the Britain Apartheid System that incarcerated, tortured and killed so many Africans during the time the world was blind to their plight.
South African identity is a historical paradox. On the one hand, South African identities have
been transformed time after time. Settlers and natives have been reinvented as Christians and
heathens, who in turn have been recreated as civilized and barbarians, then as Europeans and
Bantu, and later again as whites, coloreds, and blacks, who were recently transformed into
God’s own rainbow people. This just to mention a few of the identities that South Africans
have contracted.1 At any given point in time, however, these identities were seen by most
people as rather definitive, and until the end of apartheid, the white identity was regarded as a
superior biological heritage and protected by laws that prohibited cross-racial breeding.2
Palestine is another Apartheid State with all the characteristics of “The End of the Rainbow”, but we have a different geography to play in here, the lands that the “Whites” occupied is small land and can not take more outsiders, those that came pretending to be the “Chosen Ones” came with different colors of the ones that left more than 2000 years ago.a
I like to make the mind to think, to analyze and sometimes I write some quotes, definitions, alternative meaning and sometimes riddles to tell that the story is not black and white, that the news are not as they are presented to you. When we have seen many sides of the history, then we can make an opinion, we can judge an action and even try to understand the motives, that is the harder part. Because in a story every side have their motives right or wrong depend in what side of the fence you are.