State forced to release 'red lines' document for food consumption in the coastal Strip following legal battle; official: state has right to determine who it assists. After a three-and-a-half-year legal battle waged by the Gisha human rights organization, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories has finally released a 2008 document that detailed its … Continue reading 2,279 Calories Per Person: How Israel Made Sure Gaza Didn't Starve
Exclusive: Even as the United States has withdrawn from Iraq and has begun to wind down the Afghan War, the lethal reach of the U.S. military has been extended into other countries through Predator drones. What is less known is the full human and political costs, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Several friends of mine … Continue reading Silence Of The Drones
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
UC's behavior with respect to Israel-related speech conflicts directly with notions of free speech, writes Salahi. Expressions about Israel are "singled out for special focus" in UC [GALLO/GETTY] Los Angeles, CA - For years, University of California (UC) leaders have walked a fine line between complying with First Amendment limitations on their power and placating … Continue reading How UC Devalues Arab And Muslim Student Voices
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency has a policy against political ads on its buses, but an ad being displayed now comes pretty close. The ad says, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad." James Ashburn was surprised when he saw … Continue reading Free Speech or Hate Speech: Pro-Israel Ad On San Francisco Muni Buses
Truth Telling In The Streets Of Chicago We broadcast from Chicago, site of the largest NATO summit in the organization’s six-decade history. On Sunday, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as members of Afghans for Peace, led a peace march of thousands of people. Iraq Veterans Against the War held a ceremony … Continue reading Lies Exposed: U.S. Veterans Of Iraq And Afghanistan Return War Medals At NATO Summit
Written by Kristin Szremski Civil rights statutes are being used to silence campus solidarity work. Cooperation between academic authorities at the University of California at Davis and influential Zionist organizations could have an adverse impact on Palestine solidarity work there and on college campuses across the country. The implications of what is unfolding on the … Continue reading Why Is Palestine Solidarity Being Criminalized On California Campuses?
Written by Glenn Greenwald Criminalizing Protected Political Speech Over the past several years, the Justice Department has increasingly attempted to criminalize what is clearly protected political speech by prosecuting numerous individuals (Muslims, needless to say) for disseminating political views the government dislikes or considers threatening. The latest episode emerged on Friday, when the FBI announced … Continue reading The Department Of Justice Escalating Criminalization Of Speech
Speak out by Rafeef Ziadah, London. Introduction by Debra Ellis One of Toronto's most captivating spoken word artists is Rafeef Ziadah, a third-generation Palestinian refugee and community organizer. Rafeef Ziadah received an Ontario Arts Council Grant from the ‘Word of Mouth’ program to create her debut album, Hadeel, featuring music from other notable Toronto musicians … Continue reading 'We Teach Life, Sir'
March 28, 2003 Following the events of 9/11 the FBI created an Arab American Advisory Committee after hate crimes against people perceived to be "Arab" or "Muslim" increased by 1700%. 1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim This film is the 2010 recipient of the Grand Prize award for LinkTV's One Chicago, One Nation film competition. Using … Continue reading Because We Refuse To End In Violence