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Alice Walker Declines Request To Publish Israeli Edition Of The Color Purple

Introduction This article, first published in 2012, is being re-posted per request. Alice Walker's voice is never dated and her stand for justice has become a model for numerous artists, authors, and musicians. Thank you Alice Walker for leading the way! ~ Cognitive Liberty Pulitzer prize-winning author cites 'apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people' … Continue reading Alice Walker Declines Request To Publish Israeli Edition Of The Color Purple

Turkish Court Orders Arrest Of Israelis Over Mavi Marmara

World Bulletin / News Desk A Turkish court has ordered the arrest of four Israeli officials in relation to the 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara aid flotilla. Nine Turkish citizens were killed by Israeli commandos who raided the ship in international waters on the way to Gaza with the intention of breaking the Israeli … Continue reading Turkish Court Orders Arrest Of Israelis Over Mavi Marmara

Noam Chomsky In Gaza; Acts To End War Crimes

Noam Chomsky was in Gaza for an international linguistic conference and was on the pier at Gaza City waiting for the arrival of the "Estelle," the latest boat to attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Below, is a transcription of his words: I'd first like to express my enormous respect for the sailors … Continue reading Noam Chomsky In Gaza; Acts To End War Crimes

Israel Threatens Violence On Another Flotilla

Israel Threatens Estelle With Force The SV Estelle today received a message from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, saying that being the flag state of Estelle they were informed by Israel of the following: "in case SV Estelle seeks to break the blockade at sea on Gaza (20 nautical miles), Israel will intervene … Continue reading Israel Threatens Violence On Another Flotilla

Italians Refuse To Cave To Israeli Threats And Coersion

Estelle is sailing! The port authorities in La Spezia in northern Italy finally decided to not give in to Israeli pressure. Just minutes ago Ship to Gaza and its vessel Estelle got final clearance to depart from port. Credit to the responsible officials who showed integrity and a sense of justice! Take Action Today! Please … Continue reading Italians Refuse To Cave To Israeli Threats And Coersion

University Class Action Lawsuit Over Fundraiser

The University is facing a possible class-action lawsuit two years after a fundraiser for a flotilla ship against the Israeli blockade of Gaza was not paid out. Infringing on Freedom of Speech Chemistry professor Larry Romsted, along with University alumna and part-time lecturer Manijeh Saba, are suing the University for failure to release the funds, … Continue reading University Class Action Lawsuit Over Fundraiser

Creating American Terrorists

Written by Philip Giraldi Introduction by Debra Ellis The follow article by human rights defender, Philip Giraldi, is particularly poignant, having just met with my congressman along with boat Captain, John Klusmire. I was a proud passenger aboard the Audacity of Hope, as part of the International Flotilla II ~ Stay Human and can attest … Continue reading Creating American Terrorists

Open Letter From Gaza: Three Years After The Massacre

We will never forget the hurt of 3 years ago. Besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine We, Palestinians of Gaza, 3 years on from the 22-day long massacre in Israel's operation 'Cast Lead', are calling on international civil society to make 2012 the year when solidarity with us in Palestine captures the spark of the revolutions around … Continue reading Open Letter From Gaza: Three Years After The Massacre

Israel And The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Amnesty International 2011 Annual Report

Head of state Shimon Peres Head of government Benjamin Netanyahu Death penalt abolitionist for ordinary crimes Population 7.3 million (Israel); 4.4 million (OPT) Life expectancy 80.3 years (Israel); 72.9 years (OPT) Under-5 mortality (m/f) 6/5 per 1,000 (Israel); 23/18 per 1,000 (OPT) Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories A ceasefire between Israeli forces and Palestinian … Continue reading Israel And The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Amnesty International 2011 Annual Report

Enemies Of The State

Take Action Today! Become a signatory on the letter below opposing H. R. 3131. A bill has been introduced into congress that, if passed, could set a precedent allowing the State Department to investigate you as an enemy of the state. "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." ~ Voltaire In … Continue reading Enemies Of The State