Human Rights

Hundreds of Palestinians flee as Israel opens dams into Gaza Valley

GAZA CITY Hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the Gaza Valley in the wake of a recent severe winter storm. The Gaza Ministry of Interior said in a statement that civil defense services and teams from the Ministry of … Continue reading Hundreds of Palestinians flee as Israel opens dams into Gaza Valley

I Was “Part Of A Terror Organization,” Says Israeli Pilot Turned Activist

Yonatan Shapira was born on an Israeli military base the year before his father flew fighter jets in the October War of 1973. Thirty years later, twelve of them spent as an air force pilot himself, Shapira rejected the military. In 2003, he wrote a letter, pledging not to fly over the occupied West Bank … Continue reading I Was “Part Of A Terror Organization,” Says Israeli Pilot Turned Activist

Torture And International Law

Torture and International Law Chapter II in: Kahn, P., Sacred violence, torture, terror and sovereignty (pp. 42-69). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2008. Paul Kahn is Professor of Law and the Humanities at the Yale Law School and Director of Yale’s Center for International Human Rights, teaching constitutional law and theory, international law, … Continue reading Torture And International Law

Reparation Journey In Iraq

November 4, 2014 "This is community land" says a man herding his cows in this valley. "They have plans" says a farmer about the cement factory being built in this valley. "They are building there, and there, and soon our land will be surrounded. They promised electricity and benefits, but it never came." "Come, let … Continue reading Reparation Journey In Iraq

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is NOT A Religious Struggle

By Don Wagner, Dr. Hatem Bazian, and Rabbi Alissa Wise To end this struggle Israel must end injustice! TAKE ACTION Dear Friends, The violence and tension in Jerusalem have hit a breaking point. Commenters and politicians would have us believe it’s an intractable conflict between religious extremists, but a look behind the headlines makes it … Continue reading The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is NOT A Religious Struggle

Enter The CIA Torture Report Into The Congressional Record

Sign the petition: Enter the CIA torture report into the Congressional Record The Senate Intelligence Committee's "torture report" is expected to detail shocking abuse of prisoners at the hands of the CIA during the Bush administration, and even possible CIA lying to Congress. But seven months after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted overwhelmingly to release … Continue reading Enter The CIA Torture Report Into The Congressional Record

Sign the United Nations Resolution on Depleted Uranium Weapons

Please sign the petition which will be delivered to: Secretary of State John Kerry (Secretary of State) (Secretary of State) Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond MP I served in the Parachute Regiment and the Special Air Service for eight years. I have spoken out about the reality of the war in Iraq on numerous occasions since … Continue reading Sign the United Nations Resolution on Depleted Uranium Weapons

Unionizing Solidarity With Palestine: Support Grows For BDS Among Grassroots Labor Movement

University of California Campuses In Support Of UAW2865's December 4 BDS Vote Please join and forward this week's events on University of California campuses in support of UAW2865's December 4 BDS vote, and an excellent new background article by UAW2865 members. Monday, Nov. 10 UCSD: 2:30pm: BDS, Palestine, and the Labor and Student Movements UCSC: … Continue reading Unionizing Solidarity With Palestine: Support Grows For BDS Among Grassroots Labor Movement

Israeli Forces Attack Palestinians At Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinians Denied Freedom To Worship Israeli security forces have once again clashed with Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem). Reports on Wednesday said that the Israeli forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets as Palestinians tried to enter the compound for prayers. Three Palestinians suffered injuries during the clash, which erupted … Continue reading Israeli Forces Attack Palestinians At Al-Aqsa Mosque

Physicians for Social Responsibility Enter Gaza

You can follow the Physicians for Social Responsibility group at the link below. They entered Gaza yesterday and will remain for nine or ten days. Travel to Gaza Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility has traveled to Gaza since 1993. Since 2009, following the Cast Lead invasion by Israel, WPSR has sponsored eight medical delegations to … Continue reading Physicians for Social Responsibility Enter Gaza