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US Silence Grants Israeli Government Impunity

Letter to the New York Times By David Schermerhorn letters@nytimes.com Once again the Israeli military has attacked unarmed vessels in international waters attempting to reach the Port of Gaza. As one who was aboard the first three ships to break the Israeli siege in 2008 and was later captured in the 2010 Flotilla I am … Continue reading US Silence Grants Israeli Government Impunity

Palestinian-American's Letter To Secretary Kerry

This was sent to the State Department Monday June 29, 2015 By Lawrence Tawil Honorable Secretary Kerry, I was a participant in the founding voyages of the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) in August of 2008. Our two vessels, refurbished old Greek fishing trawlers, successfully arrived at our target destination of Gaza City, despite repeated threats … Continue reading Palestinian-American's Letter To Secretary Kerry

Vatican Signs Treaty With The 'State Of Palestine'

By Becca Stanek Papal Pronouncements The Vatican signed its first treaty with the Palestinian Authority on Friday, formalizing its recognition of the "State of Palestine." While the Vatican first recognized Palestine as a separate state in 2012, the signing of the accord makes that recognition official and marks the latest move in the Vatican's 15-year … Continue reading Vatican Signs Treaty With The 'State Of Palestine'

Take Action: Support Passengers On Board The Marianne Kidnapped By Israel

By: Jane Jewell The Marianne, flagship of the Freedom Flotilla 3, was about 105 nautical miles from Gaza, sailing there to break the siege, when it was attacked by the Israeli Occupation Forces a few hours ago. The boat, with all its passengers, has been taken. Please make phone calls to pressure our government to … Continue reading Take Action: Support Passengers On Board The Marianne Kidnapped By Israel

Luiz Antonio Discovering The Sanctity Of Life

By Luiz Antonio Luiz Antonio - A argumentação para não comer polvo (the argument not to eat Octopus) Cognitive Liberty Through positive parenting this young child is given room to think, feel, decide, and act. An exercise in consciousness raising, for himself and his mother. Yes, Luiz, you have done something beautiful. You have exercised … Continue reading Luiz Antonio Discovering The Sanctity Of Life

Hundreds of Palestinians flee as Israel opens dams into Gaza Valley

GAZA CITY Hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the Gaza Valley in the wake of a recent severe winter storm. The Gaza Ministry of Interior said in a statement that civil defense services and teams from the Ministry of … Continue reading Hundreds of Palestinians flee as Israel opens dams into Gaza Valley

Send Back The Bearcat: Santa Cruz Rally and Action

By Sherry Conable Join the NEXT Rally and Action! Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 4 PM - City Hall, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA UPDATE Please see report below of progress and discoveries to date. SEND BACK THE BEARCAT ARMORED MILITARY VEHICLE (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) Come speak to the Council or … Continue reading Send Back The Bearcat: Santa Cruz Rally and Action

Why Is An Israeli Defense Contractor Building A ‘Virtual Wall’ In The Arizona Desert?

Todd Miller and Gabriel Matthew Shivone Israeli companies are using the lessons they’ve learned occupying Gaza to militarize the US border. It was October 2012. Roei Elkabetz, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was explaining his country’s border policing strategies. In his PowerPoint presentation, a photo of the enclosure wall that isolates … Continue reading Why Is An Israeli Defense Contractor Building A ‘Virtual Wall’ In The Arizona Desert?

Give Back The Bearcat - Stop Militarization Of Local Law Enforcement

Take Action Today! Sign the petition and stay informed about upcoming local actions to stop escalating militarization of the Santa Cruz Police Department. Letter to City Council To: Santa Cruz City Council On December 9 the Santa Cruz City Council passed a Resolution to accept a Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $251,293 for … Continue reading Give Back The Bearcat - Stop Militarization Of Local Law Enforcement

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is NOT A Religious Struggle

By Don Wagner, Dr. Hatem Bazian, and Rabbi Alissa Wise To end this struggle Israel must end injustice! TAKE ACTION Dear Friends, The violence and tension in Jerusalem have hit a breaking point. Commenters and politicians would have us believe it’s an intractable conflict between religious extremists, but a look behind the headlines makes it … Continue reading The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is NOT A Religious Struggle