Indigenous Peoples

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"

The Violence Of The Status Quo

Michael Brown, Ferguson and Tanks Years ago I thought about writing a paper I would call “The Violence of the Status Quo.” I never wrote that paper. Perhaps now is the time—although it would have been appropriate any time in the last 500 years of US history. Michael Brown, yes, and as of August 19 … Continue reading The Violence Of The Status Quo

In Defense Of Looting

For most of America’s history, one of the most righteous anti-white supremacist tactics available was looting. As protests in Ferguson continued unabated one week after the police killing of Michael Brown, Jr., zones of Twitter and the left media predominantly sympathetic to the protesters began angrily criticizing looters. Some claimed that white protesters were the … Continue reading In Defense Of Looting

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

UK Parliament Votes To Recognise Palestine

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 … Continue reading UK Parliament Votes To Recognise Palestine

Blackfeet

It was on bloody feet that I arrived in Palestine. When I was seven, I tromped through the oily jungles of Central and South America, not fully realizing the arches of civil war implicating my blue American passport in its weave. I handed over the document as a currency of empire. Why I didn’t feel … Continue reading Blackfeet

Take a Moment for Gaza, The Planet, and Your Own Community

By taking one or more actions you join a growing conscious family working to: protect lives and livelihoods in Gaza and other Middle East Countries, reduce environmental degradation from weapons and warfare, and bring much needed funds back home to the U.S. 5 MINUTES Sign petitions stopping weapon profits, civilian deaths, and the destruction of … Continue reading Take a Moment for Gaza, The Planet, and Your Own Community

The Naked Woman On Nelson Mandela Square

On Monday, a woman walked towards the giant Mandela statue at Nelson Mandela square in Sandton, Johannesburg and stripped naked until security guard came to remove her as demonstrated in the cellphone images that were captured and distributed on social media by bystanders. It is not clear who this woman is or why she did … Continue reading The Naked Woman On Nelson Mandela Square

Running For Freedom In Gaza

Running for Freedom in Gaza: Palestinians Set to Compete in San Francisco Marathon 7 young adults prepare to cross the finish line for freedom and a viable future for Gaza. Right to Movement: Facebook: Right To Movement - Ramallah حرية التنقل Photo Op: Come meet them at the Finish Line July 26, 2014 San Francisco … Continue reading Running For Freedom In Gaza

Cellphone Video Captures Gaza Civilian Reportedly Shot And Killed By Sniper

VICE news is on the ground reporting from Gaza and Israel. Watch here. A video emerged Monday that is described as showing a Palestinian man repeatedly shot and ultimately killed by a sniper while he searched for his family in the devastated neighborhood of Shujaiyeh. The man, wearing a green shirt and black pants, was … Continue reading Cellphone Video Captures Gaza Civilian Reportedly Shot And Killed By Sniper