Debra Ellis

Celebrating International Freedom Day In Gaza

People from around the world stand in solidarity with Gaza, a community of people so squeezed by Israeli occupation, yet so resilient and lively. We celebrate International Freedom Day in Gaza with some of the activists who joined the US Freedom Flotilla to Gaza to break the blocade. We asked them why they joined: "What … Continue reading Celebrating International Freedom Day In Gaza

Stop U.S. Bombing Campaign: A Tribute To Syria

A Tribute To Syria Part II There is mounting international pressure to STOP President Obama's bombing campaign in Syria. International leaders and global citizens are seeking a political solution to the suffering of the Syrian people that does not include the advancement of more violence. Please join this effort by signing the AVAAZ.org Community Petition. … Continue reading Stop U.S. Bombing Campaign: A Tribute To Syria

Daisy Chain Necklaces: A Tribute To Syria

A Tribute To Syria: Part I When your Arabic is limited, but you long to communicate with the children around you, there is nothing like the language of a daisy chain necklace. Thank you Syria for sharing your beautiful countryside, ancient cities, unique history, art, music, and most of all your smiling children during my … Continue reading Daisy Chain Necklaces: A Tribute To Syria

Eager Lion 2013: Adults Preparing To Attack Children

Jordan Hosts U.S. jets and missiles in drills in Syria's shadow AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. troops equipped with Patriot missiles and fighter jets began military exercises in Jordan that have drawn condemnation from Russia, which accuses the West of fanning the conflict in neighboring Syria. Washington confirmed last week it was sending the F-16 jets … Continue reading Eager Lion 2013: Adults Preparing To Attack Children

FAA Contrail Cloud Experiment Without Public Consent

Experiment creates ominous sky over Santa Cruz, California. Winter Sky in Santa Cruz The following images were taken on three different days this winter from various locations in Santa Cruz County, California. They demonstrate how aircraft dispersant turns a clear day into one filled with contrail clouds, part of an international experiment according to a … Continue reading FAA Contrail Cloud Experiment Without Public Consent

Concern For Nature: Part I

“The clouds appeared and went away, and in a while they did not try anymore.” ~John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath Today is Monday, April 22, 2013, "Earth Day." I am deeply concerned for my pristine home, Santa Cruz County, California; for our air, water, and soil. Society sits poised on the brink of loosing … Continue reading Concern For Nature: Part I

AIPAC Or US: Tell Congress Aid To Israel Should Take The First Cut

$85 billion in cuts; Republicans blame Democrats, Democrats blame Republicans, but neither blame AIPAC. The Sequester On March 1, President Obama signed an order imposing across-the-board cuts to defense and non-defense spending, known as the "sequester," after Congress failed in its final efforts to avoid such cuts. The cuts total about $85 billion for the … Continue reading AIPAC Or US: Tell Congress Aid To Israel Should Take The First Cut

Thank You Stéphane Hessel: You Are Correct, It Is Time For Outrage!

In A World Shy On Heroes, Meet One Of Mine This is a brief tribute and thank you to a dear friend whom I never met but who was with me, none the less, in spirit, in struggle, and in actions. Stéphane Hessel, died today at age 95. I have two copies of his book, … Continue reading Thank You Stéphane Hessel: You Are Correct, It Is Time For Outrage!

Life Is Rythm: In Uganda, Rwanda, Or The U.S.

There Is No Movement Without Rhythm Life has a rhythm, it's constantly moving. Modernity has removed us from nature. Most of us move ideas, not our bodies, across networks, not across fields, under artificial lighting, not sunlight, and produce intangible products in isolation rather than unison. We travel from one box to another box by … Continue reading Life Is Rythm: In Uganda, Rwanda, Or The U.S.

Palestine Solidarity Legal Support: Report Incidents Of Repression

The Center for Constitutional Rights is tracking incidents of repression, big and small. The Center for Constitutional Rights has launched a Palestine Solidarity Legal Support Intake System and Website. To All Palestinian Rights Activists: To All Muslim and Arab Student Activists: To All Human Rights Activists: The Center for Constitutional Rights, in collaboration with the … Continue reading Palestine Solidarity Legal Support: Report Incidents Of Repression