Tag Archives: Apartheid

MEKOROT: An Apartheid Adventure

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Say No To Water Apartheid! Support Palestinian Water Rights Today marks the start of the first International Week Against Mekorot, Israel’s state-owned water company that is responsible for implementing “water apartheid” on Palestinians. Mekorot has been responsible for water rights violations and discrimination since the 1950s, depriving Palestinian communities from access to water. It provides…more »

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The Corbett Report – Iymen Chehade Fights For Academic Freedom

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Reclaim Academic Freedom: Reflections from UC Davis On Academic Freedom and Campus Militarization Podcast Interview with Iymen Chehade http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2014-03-13%20Iymen%20Chehade.mp3 Professor Iymen Chehade joins us to discuss the controversy surrounding his course on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at Columbia College and the accusations of bias that have prompted the college to interfere with their course in contravention…more »

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Stand Up For Academic Freedom: Why Is Paletine Taboo At Columbia College?

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URGENT ACTION ITEM! According to Columbia College, they are: For creatives. By creatives. “We are a creative powerhouse, a wildly diverse collective of the world’s leading artists and communicators—students and faculty who share a passion for creative work and enterprise that reflect, support and most importantly, shape the culture of our times.” If this is…more »

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AIPAC Member Threatens To Sue Code Pink Over Parody Video

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AIPAC Video This AIPAC parody video seems to have hit a nerve. An “influential” AIPAC member thinks it was created by the group Code Pink and is threatening litigation. A Code Pink press release says: On February 25th, an AIPAC member called a CODEPINK staffer threatening legal action in response to a controversial video clip…more »

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#NoScarJo: Should Oxfam Sever Ties With Scarlett Johansson?

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Just seven days after Oxfam was last in the news with its report on growing global inequality, the international NGO is making headlines again but for very different reasons. It seems its celebrity ambassador, Scarlett Johansson, has signed an advertising deal with SodaStream International Ltd, an Isreali company operating in the West Bank. According to…more »

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State of Emergency in Gaza: Urgent Action!

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Action Alert: Please Contact Kerry Gazans need our help now! Contact Secretary of State John Kerry Write: U.S. Department of State 2201 C ST., NW Washington, DC 20520 Call: 202-647-4000; select option 4 and ask operator for the comment line. 202-647-6575 (Public Communication Division); select option 8 to leave your comment. It is cold, there…more »

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Truly Honoring Mandela

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By Carol Murry Apartheid in Israel with U.S. Support US President Barack Obama expressed his hope to meet Nelson Mandela during his 2013 trip to the Republic of South Africa. He spoke of trying to answer the call to action against apartheid issued by Nelson Mandela, after his release from 27 years imprisonment on Robben…more »

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SODASTREAM: Keeping Apartheid In Business

When you buy SODASTREAM, Learn how you can become part of changing history, end the Apartheid. In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. A truly global movement against Israeli Apartheid is rapidly emerging in…more »

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The Taboo On Boycotting Israel Has Been Broken

The American International School in Gaza, visited by then-Senator John Kerry in 2009, is one of hundreds of Palestinian educational institutions that have been bombed by Israel.

Something extraordinary happened on Saturday evening at the American Studies Association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. At a packed open meeting called by the ASA’s National Executive Council to discuss a resolution to “endorse and honor” the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions speaker after speaker rose to express strong support for…more »

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Two-State Illusion

A barrier in the West Bank city of Hebron. With barbed-wire coils, hills scarred by patrol roads and weather-beaten guard posts, Israel has been shaped like few other countries by its borders. Image by Oded Balilty/AP

THE last three decades are littered with the carcasses of failed negotiating projects billed as the last chance for peace in Israel. All sides have been wedded to the notion that there must be two states, one Palestinian and one Israeli. For more than 30 years, experts and politicians have warned of a “point of…more »

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