Economy

Gaza Economy 'On Verge Of Collapse', With World's Highest Unemployment"

World Bank report says Israeli blockades, war and poor governance have left 43% of people out of work and the strip facing dangerous financial crisis The economy of Gaza – assailed by war, poor governance and a joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade – has reached the “verge of collapse” with the coastal strip suffering the highest rate … Continue reading Gaza Economy 'On Verge Of Collapse', With World's Highest Unemployment"

Netherlands Takes Bold Move: Israeli Settlement Products Must Be Labeled

Important news from Europe. Another country is taking a stand against the occupation. Haaretz: The Dutch government has for the first time called for retail chains in the Netherlands to state the origin of products from West Bank settlements, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. This makes the Netherlands, one of Israel’s greatest friends in … Continue reading Netherlands Takes Bold Move: Israeli Settlement Products Must Be Labeled

Clean Water Coalition Sues State Over Farm Rules

After years of fighting to get farmers to monitor and report what substances they’re discharging into the groundwater and ocean — a battle that resulted in approval of a new plan earlier this year — a coalition of clean water advocates is once again turning to the courts to get the state to implement the … Continue reading Clean Water Coalition Sues State Over Farm Rules

Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps To Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements

A coalition of 22 humanitarian and developmental NGOs published a new report, which is the first to compare available export data from Israeli settlements and Palestinians, calls on European governments to adopt a range of concrete measures to stop assisting settlement expansion and close the gap between words and practice. Press Release The European Union … Continue reading Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps To Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements

The People Who Are Paying: We Are At War

“We are at War. Somebody is Going to Pay.” – George W. Bush, Sept 11th, 2001. Kabul Eleven years later, we are still at war. Bullets, mortars and drones are still extracting payment. Thousands, tens of thousands, millions have paid in full. Children and even those yet to be born will continue to pay for … Continue reading The People Who Are Paying: We Are At War

iPhones ~ Your Freedom Their Slavery

Modern Day Slavery As with most products consumed on the market, Americans are quick to purchase the latest, greatest with little thought about where the product comes from, or knowledge of the hidden costs. iPhones, used to place calls, check email, listen to tunes, gather information and so much more, is one such product. This … Continue reading iPhones ~ Your Freedom Their Slavery

Pepper Spray Nation

Written by Paul Rosenberg With most of the UC board of regents being in the 1%, student demonstrators should expect more police brutality. Tuition fees at US Davis since 1992 have increased a staggering 534 per cent [EPA] San Pedro, CA - The viral video of Lt John Pike casually pepper-spraying a line of peacefully … Continue reading Pepper Spray Nation

Israeli Defense Claims U.S. As Its Leading Customer

We are intimately familiar with security measures encountered in airports, but may not realize most of the technology is purchased from Israel. How much more of these "security technologies" have been imported into our governments, industries, and academia? Technologies promoting warfare and the military industrial complex (including security) are often packaged with medical advancements and … Continue reading Israeli Defense Claims U.S. As Its Leading Customer

Occupy Wall Street With Fellow U.S. Citizens

When I approached Liberty Plaza around 6 am this morning (10/14), I saw a huge crowd gather there ready to defend the peaceful occupation from eviction planned at 7 am. I was thrilled to mingle with the 3,000+ crowd, mainly young people, students, unions and New Yorkers. At about 6:20 am when the people's microphone … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street With Fellow U.S. Citizens

Obama Blows a Judas Kiss to the Poor

The unconscionable result of the manufactured crisis over the debt ceiling shows that the political Right knows how to play hardball, and that President Obama and his hapless party know how to get rolled. There are other options; and we, the people, need to press them home. The Obama-brokered deal on debt and spending was … Continue reading Obama Blows a Judas Kiss to the Poor