Last week, just days before coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday November 13th left 129 people dead, inflammatory posters linking Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA) to terrorism and anti-Semitism appeared on several college campuses in California and in Washington, DC. Another poster smeared the boycott, divestment and … Continue reading Posters Linking Muslim Students And BDS Activists To Terrorism Appear On College Campuses In California And Washington, DC
Last night, Chancellor George Blumenthal of the University of California at Santa Cruz sent a chilling e-mail to the UCSC community, in which he says, On college campuses across the country, students are engaged in challenging but necessary conversations with administrators about race, religion, ethnicity, and identity . . . In student government, as is … Continue reading UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Appropriates Black Movement to Attack Palestinian Movement
In Context ~ an introduction by Cognitive Liberty This article documents the enormity of financial loss and deception experienced by the American people. These losses can not be compared to the loss suffered by people of the Middle East intentionally murdered and oppressed by the U.S. and her allies: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, … Continue reading We Got Scammed by Government Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan
. . . let's not do that. Weaponized mourning. Let's not do that. Collective punishment of those assumed to be similar to the assumed perpetrators. Let's not do that. Muslims lives count. ~ Kate Scott As France enters yet another period of mourning, Lebanon is just emerging from one. Not that you probably heard anything … Continue reading Paris Attacks Highlight Western Vulnerability, And Our Selective Grief And Outrage
Oliver Morton has written a great book about geoengineering, and that is no small achievement. Say that word aloud—“geoengineering”—and it sounds wonky and remote. But there is a good chance that “geoengineering” will soon be on the lips of every politician on this planet. The world’s rich economies have steered humankind into a difficult position. … Continue reading Will Our Grandchildren Say That We Changed the Earth Too Little?
The director of a supposedly independent group of Israeli lawyers privately admitted to a US embassy official it acted as a proxy for the Israeli government, a leaked US embassy cable shows. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner confided in 2007 that her Shurat HaDin group in the past “took direction … on which cases to pursue” and still … Continue reading Israeli Lawyers Group Shurat HaDin Unmasked As Mossad Proxy
The former secretary of state could shatter the glass ceiling for women, but she'd leave the old boys' military-industrial complex intact. As the first Democratic presidential debate drew to a close, moderator Anderson Cooper posed a question to Hillary Clinton: How might her presidency differ from Barack Obama’s? Clinton smiled. “Well, I think it’s pretty … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Learned a Thing from Iraq
A Response to U.S. Drone Warfare Introducing a new and unusual hybrid cello: The Sympathetic Drone Cello. Envisioned by Nathan Barr and built and engineered by Fred Carlson and Suzy Norris, the instrument features 10 sympathetic strings and an automatic drone generated by a hurdy gurdy-style wheel.
International Day of Solidarity with Palestine Concert featuring Palestinian singers on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People This special event on November 25, 2013 was co-organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine … Continue reading Nai Barghouti - ناي البرغوثي
On September 17, the first move-in day for Fall quarter at UC Santa Cruz, students and community members at the main entrance of campus displayed signs opposing Senate Concurrent Resolution 35 (SCR 35), which was introduced this year in the California Senate. On its surface SCR 35 is legislation that addresses anti-Semitism on the University … Continue reading On UCSC Move-In Day, Activists Greet Students With Message: Free Speech For Palestine