Questions to US Citizens By Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh Many readers asked me (also as a US citizen) to comment in this blog on what is going on in race relations in the USA. I will briefly say that the politicians who criticize Trump (both republicans and democrats) are hypocritical. These same politicians who criticize Trump … Continue reading U.S. Political Hypocrisy: Charlottesville To Palestine
February 22, 2015 Dear Ms. Heather Wokusch and the Austrian Parliament, I am writing as a U.S. citizen who learned of your extension, followed by your retraction of an invitation to Hedy Epstein, to speak at the conference, ‘In Grandmother’s Words: The Fate of Women in the Second World War.’: I am aware she graciously … Continue reading Let Hedy Epstein Speak Her Truth
Jan 13, 2016 — Folks, Last night during his State of the Union address, President Obama reinforced his commitment to work with Paul Ryan and other Congressional Republicans to pass criminal justice reform as soon as possible. The momentum for reform has never been greater, but the clock is ticking. With more than 15 criminal … Continue reading After State Of The Union, Clock Ticks On Justice Reform
On September 17, the first move-in day for Fall quarter at UC Santa Cruz, students and community members at the main entrance of campus displayed signs opposing Senate Concurrent Resolution 35 (SCR 35), which was introduced this year in the California Senate. On its surface SCR 35 is legislation that addresses anti-Semitism on the University … Continue reading On UCSC Move-In Day, Activists Greet Students With Message: Free Speech For Palestine
Walk for the Ancestors: Santa Cruz Mission Gathering Saturday, September 19th Meet 9:30am @ Holy Cross Church (Old Mission site) 126 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 The Walk for the Ancestors is a 650-mile pilgrimage to each of the 21 California Missions, to honor the Indigenous ancestors who suffered and perished in the Mission … Continue reading Walk For The Ancestors
By Becca Stanek Papal Pronouncements The Vatican signed its first treaty with the Palestinian Authority on Friday, formalizing its recognition of the "State of Palestine." While the Vatican first recognized Palestine as a separate state in 2012, the signing of the accord makes that recognition official and marks the latest move in the Vatican's 15-year … Continue reading Vatican Signs Treaty With The 'State Of Palestine'
The University of California, Santa Cruz, was established in 1965 and has long been known for its radicalism. But officials’ reaction to a recent protest against tuition hikes suggests that times have changed. Santa Cruz is a sleepy college town nestled at the base of a mountain range on California’s Central Coast. Recently, the city, … Continue reading The Betrayal of Student Activism?
USS Liberty attacked by Israel in 1967 To learn more and hear the audio report of Al Jazeera's special investigation into the Israeli attack on the Liberty see Al Jazeera special series. Past behavior of a person, state, or entity is a predictor of future behavior of that person, state, or entity. Freedom Flotilla, Mavi … Continue reading Attacked By Israel: USS Liberty 1967, Mavi Marmara 2010
SOUTH BAY ACTIVISTS DEMAND: JUSTICE FOR RASMEA ODEH JOIN the South Bay Committee Against Political Repression in protest against attempted railroading of respected Palestinian-American activist Rasmea Odeh. And SIGN this petition for justice. WHERE: MLK Library, 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112 WHEN: Tuesday, November 4th, 5-6 pm WHY: On October 22nd, … Continue reading SOUTH BAY ACTIVISTS DEMAND: JUSTICE FOR RASMEA ODEH
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 … Continue reading U.S. Support For Israel Must Stop At The Green Line