Tag Archives: International Law

Here’s how Sadeq can get married

Graphic: Architect Hani Hassan designed energy efficient homes that are expandable to 2 stories, a good way to care for aging parents someday

Sadeq and his fiancé are ready to marry. He has a job — check. He can support a wife and family — check. As soon as their house is finished — pending, they can get married. Sadeq’s family, his neighbors, and the American nonprofit called Rebuilding Alliance are building him an affordable 3 bedroom home…more »

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#NoScarJo: Should Oxfam Sever Ties With Scarlett Johansson?

Eliza Anyangwe

Just seven days after Oxfam was last in the news with its report on growing global inequality, the international NGO is making headlines again but for very different reasons. It seems its celebrity ambassador, Scarlett Johansson, has signed an advertising deal with SodaStream International Ltd, an Isreali company operating in the West Bank. According to…more »

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Truly Honoring Mandela

Freedom of the Palestinians

By Carol Murry Apartheid in Israel with U.S. Support US President Barack Obama expressed his hope to meet Nelson Mandela during his 2013 trip to the Republic of South Africa. He spoke of trying to answer the call to action against apartheid issued by Nelson Mandela, after his release from 27 years imprisonment on Robben…more »

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Stop Destruction Of Palestinian Village

Standing up to oppression in Susya (Arabic: سوسية‎, Hebrew: סוּסְיָא)

Take A Stand! Sign Phillip’s Move-On petition To be delivered to John Kerry, Secretary of State, Daniel B. Shapiro, U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Michael Ratney, Consul General, Jerusalem, Beth Jones, Ass’t Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Moshe Yaalon, Israeli Defense Minister, Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA-2), Sen. Tim Kaine (VA-2), and President Barack Obama. December…more »

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November 2013 Update: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia

CIA drones destroyed part of a madrassa in Hangu district – the first strike outside Pakistan’s tribal areas. (Reuters/Syed Shah)

Monthly Updates on the Covert War Students gather at the site of a suspected U.S. drone strike on an Islamic seminary in Hangu district, bordering North Waziristan, November 21, 2013. The strike killed a senior member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network early on Thursday, Pakistani and Afghan sources said. Maulvi Ahmad Jan, an adviser to…more »

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Thank You Congressman Farr: A Congressional Voice Of Reason

Congressman Sam Farr

Thank you Congressman Farr, for exercising reason, law, and ethics in making a stand against a U.S. military strike on Syria. We, your constituents, are equally troubled by the fact “that there has been NO discussion by the Obama Administration about alternatives to a military strike.” This fact alone makes us suspect of the real…more »

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Obama Has No Authority To Attack Syria

Photo by Debra Ellis

Despite his own recent statements to the contrary, President Barack Obama has no legal authority to assault the government of Syria even as “a warning shot.” Neither the United States Constitution, nor the War Powers Act of 1973 gives him such authority in the absence of an emergency that allows Congress no time to react….more »

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Human Shield Formed To Protect Syria From Military Action

Photo by RT video

Take Action Today! Write and call your Senators and Representative. Tell Congress to vote NO on the Syria authorization for the use of military force. Syrians from all walks of life have joined a human shield campaign to help protect the country from potential foreign military action. A group of people, including artists and athletes,…more »

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Daisy Chain Necklaces: A Tribute To Syria

Can you think of anything more fun than jumping from this large water wheel on a hot summer Syrian day? I didn't think so.  It was only out of respect for cultural norms that I didn't jump from the bridge of observation and give it a go.

A Tribute To Syria: Part I When your Arabic is limited, but you long to communicate with the children around you, there is nothing like the language of a daisy chain necklace. Thank you Syria for sharing your beautiful countryside, ancient cities, unique history, art, music, and most of all your smiling children during my…more »

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Possible Consequences of a U.S. Military Attack on Syria

An artist challengees our stance on war and what it means "To Be or Not To Be" in the old city of Damascus, Syria.

Remembering the Marine Barracks destruction in Beirut, 1983 Its 4am and I can’t sleep, just like 10 years ago when President Bush was telling the world that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the United States must invade and occupy Iraq to rid humanity of these weapons. I didn’t believe President…more »

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