Tag Archives: Human Rights

Why Activists Are Blocking an Israeli Ship From Docking on the West Coast

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A coordinated “Block the Boat” solidarity action will leave Israel looking elsewhere to unload its goods. Amidst the terror Israel has unleashed on Gaza, activists on the West Coast have organized a Palestinian solidarity action that is not only politically symbolic, but economically hits Israel where it hurts. Starting Saturday, activists in Oakland, Los Angeles…more »

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Block The Boat for Palestine!

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UPDATE: Zim is on the run, but we are tracking the ship closely! Based on our calculations, the Zim Beijing cannot make it this weekend, but it could change course and arrive this week. Let’s show Zim what they can expect if they try to come back. Meet at West Oakland BART at 3pm SUNDAY…more »

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In UN Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

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Noam Chomsky at the U.N. General Assembly As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel’s recent assault on the Gaza Strip, we broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in the hall of the U.N. General Assembly…more »

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UK Parliament Votes To Recognise Palestine

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Late last night, I joined MPs from all sides of the House of Commons to vote for the UK Government to immediately recognise Palestine as a sovereign state. I’m very pleased to say that MPs chose to recognise the state of Palestine by 274 votes for recognition to only 12 votes against recognition. I’m particularly…more »

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Reparation Journey In Iraq

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October 20, 2014 Meeting with an Iraqi Seed and Chemical Supplier that contracts with large multinational companies and sells to local farmers: “We can use the tubers (potato) for two seasons, one year: the mother companies have exclusive rights to the genetic material of the crops.” “Everyone wants Iraq importing, not exporting” “The government is…more »

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Chomsky: The Crass and Brutal Approach Used to Keep Gaza Mired in Misery

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For those concerned with the rights of the brutalized Palestinians, there can be no higher priority than working to change U.S. policies On Aug. 26, Israel and the Palestinian Authority both accepted a cease-fire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind. The agreement…more »

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U.S. Support For Israel Must Stop At The Green Line

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Please Sign The Petition Today! To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama It is time for the U.S. to act like a real friend to Israel, rather than an enabler of Israel’s own worst behaviors. Today, an increasing number of governments around the world…more »

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Anthropologists For The Boycott Of Israeli Academic Instituions

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The Statement We, the undersigned anthropologists, are circulating this petition to voice our opposition to the ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, including the Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem, and to boycott Israeli academic institutions that are complicit in these violations. The recent military assault on the Gaza…more »

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Why Is The United Nations Doing Business With G4S, Notorious Prison Supplier?

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees In early September, I accompanied an Iraqi friend to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Amman, Jordan to help register him officially as a refugee. It was a bittersweet day: my friend had reached safety, but he was now registering as a stateless person. I trusted…more »

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Replacing The Peace Process With A Civil Rights Struggle

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What would happen if Israeli progressives and their supporters demanded an end to the military court system, or called for freedom of movement for Palestinians? The answer: a lot. The two-state solution has long been transformed from a means (to solving the problem of the occupation) to an end. As I wrote here in the…more »

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