Urgent Action Item Request by Stand With The Eleven On February 8, 2010 Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to the United States spoke at University of California-Irvine. Eleven students interrupted his speech to speak against the injustices committed by the speaker and his government. The students who left peacefully upon request were arrested and threatened with … Continue reading Protest for Irvine 11 on 10/11
A violent confrontation occurred between Bolivian police and indigenous peoples from the Isiboro Sécure Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS) who have been marching in protest against the construction of a highway through the heart of their Amazonian reserve. Police forces used tear gas, rubber bullets, clubs, and pepper spray on men, women, and children who were peacefully … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia Confront Police Violence
The Museum of Children's Art in Oakland, California was scheduled to display artwork by Palestinian youth from September 24th to November 13th. The exhibit has been canceled. The artwork depicts children's experiences with war, similar to displays of former exhibits by children of war. According to Hilmon Sorey, the museum board’s chairman, “the museum couldn’t … Continue reading University of California Anthropologist Petitions for Children's Freedom of Expression
Update: Action Closed. All four men arrested have been freed! No serious charges have been filed! We are happy to report that as of this moment, all persons associated with The Freedom Theatre in Jenin have been freed from detention. As you will recall, two middle-of-the night raids by the Israeli military on the Theatre … Continue reading Violence on the Arts Campaign Makes a Difference
Update: Action Closed. All four men arrested have been freed! No serious charges have been filed! With great relieve we are happy to report that as of this moment, all persons associated with The Freedom Theatre in Jenin have been freed from detention. As you will recall, two middle-of-the night raids by the Israeli military … Continue reading Violence on the Arts
Join concerned U.S. citizens on October 6, 2011 in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. to demand that America’s resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection, not war and exploitation. It is no longer possible to hide the truth from the people. We are aware that the earth has provided us with abundance. Resource … Continue reading History is Knocking, Will You Answer the Door?
“Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this?” Albert Camus Six brave congressional representatives heeded Camus’ call. Dennis Kucinich [OH-10], William Lacy Clay … Continue reading Brave Enough to Make a Stand
Update: Action Closed. Captain John Klusmire is free! All charges have been dropped! Captain John has returned safely home to Marina, California. Captain John was jailed in a Greek prison for four days as a prisoner of conscious. He refused to succumb to a frivolous complaint waged against The Audacity of Hope while it waited … Continue reading Flotilla in Greece Needs Immediate Support