Here’s a useful little list:
Appeal for the removal of Hamas from the EU terror list!
On the occasion of the June 2009 European elections, we are launching an urgent appeal to all candidates for the 736 seats in the European parliament.
We ask that they actively pursue the immediate and unconditional removal of Hamas and all other Palestinian liberation organizations from the European list of proscribed terrorist organizations.
We further ask that they acknowledge the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and, by so doing, recognise, Hamas as a legitimate voice for the Palestinian people’s aspirations for national liberation.
The initiative was launched by Nadine Rosa-Rosso, a teacher and independent communist militant living in Bruxelles. It is a result of the Beirut Resistance Forum from 16-18 January 2009.
The first signatories are:
Jose Saramago (writer, Portugal)
Mairead Maguire (Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Ireland)
Danny Morrison (writer, Ireland)
Ronnie Kasrils (former South African minister)
Giulietto Chiesa (European MP, Italy)
Lucio Manisco (former European MP)
Gianni Vattimo (philosopher and former European MP)
Domenico Losurdo (director of the institute for philosophy, University Urbino, Italy)
Augusto Boal (theatre director, Brazil)
Gretta Duisenberg (chair Foundation Stop the Occupation, Netherlands)
François Houtart (professor emeritus Catholic University Louvain, Belgium)
Tariq Ramadan (professor, Oxford/Erasmus Universities)
Tariq Ali (writer, film-maker and editor of New Left Review, Britain)
Jan Myrdal (writer, Sweden)
James Petras (Bartle professor emeritus Binghamton University, USA)
Franco Cavalli (oncologist and president of the International Union of Cancer (IUCC), Switzerland)
Daniel Vischer (MP of the Green Party, Switzerland)
Alima Boumediene Thiery (senator, France)
Supporters in the United Kingdom are:
Gilad Atzmon (artiste de jazz et écrivain),
Tariq Ramadan (professor, Oxford/Erasmus Universities),
Tariq Ali (writer, film-maker and editor of New Left Review),
Sukant Chandan (Chair, English branch of the IUPFP),
Estella Schmid (Kurdistan Solidarity Committee & CAMPACC, UK),
John Hutnyk (Professor of Cultural Studies, Academic Director of CCS Goldsmiths University of London),
Zaki El-Salahi (Masters student, Edinburgh, Scotland), Jon Kehoe (artist, London),
Naima Bouteldja (Journalist, England),
Robin Virgin (Pluto Press, England),
David Halpin (FRCS Standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people,UK),
Brenda Brown (Chair, Brighton & Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign, England),
Mathis Richet (Musician, England), Marishka Tharani (Actress, England),
Mark Barrett (civil liberties campaigner, London, England),
James House (maitre de conferences à l’Université de Leeds),
Maud Bracke (lecturer, University of Glasgow, UK),
Alan Cooper, Senior Lecturer European College of Business and Management,
Maha Rahwanji, Member of the Executive Committee, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Britain.
No surprises there!
This is a list of people who oppose attempts to deny funding to a groups whose founding charter promises a divinely ordained genocide of Jews, and who have used every method at their disposal to carry that programme out, starting with directed attacks against Israeli civilians.
I suspect that there are some people on this list who oppose Hamas’s political aims.
I’d also guess that some share them.
Read the full list.
Hat tip: Karl P