Tag Archives: Occupation

As Conditions Worsen In Gaza, Residents Ask: ‘Where Have All The Activists Gone?’

Palestinians take cover from rain inside a makeshift shelter near the ruins of their houses east of Gaza City, October 19, 2014.  Photo by Reuters

I have always thought that those who resort to violence or those who go as far as exploding themselves are sick and inhuman. But now I know how it feels to have nothing to lose but your worthless life. I know how it feels to be so desperate that you literally cry from disappointment when…more »

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

Block the Boat march in Oakland. Photo by Bob Ristelhueber

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:…more »

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Israeli Forces Attack Palestinians At Al-Aqsa Mosque

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…more »

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Physicians for Social Responsibility Enter Gaza

Our tuk tuk piled high with luggage. Photo by Bob Haynes, November 2014

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…more »

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Reparation Journey In Iraq

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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…more »

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Block The Boat for Palestine!

Zim Not Welcome on California Coast

October 28, 2014 UPDATE: Bay Area Community’s Decisive Victory Over Apartheid Israel Oakland has made history once again with another BDS victory for Palestine against the Israeli Zim shipping line. This latest round of organizing has been the most momentous and historic. Members of ILWU Local 10 informed Block the Boat organizers that the Zim…more »

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Existentializing Difference

Kali Rubaii with Yazidi children in Iraq

The Existentialization of Difference: Why Have The Yazidi People Survived? You have asked me: “Why and how have the Yazidi people survived so long? Why are they just now being threatened?” What important questions. I have had the privilege of working with displaced Yazidi who have suffered unprecedented violence, and lost many family members in…more »

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Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

Photo by AFP

On Friday, September 26, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly, “The time has come to end this settlement occupation.” The New York Times described Abbas as “visibly enraged” when he spoke to the General Assembly. In her analysis of the address for Ha’aretz, Amira Hass wrote that Abbas was obviously not…more »

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What Is Khorasan?

Damascus, Syria
Photo by Debra Ellis

Part of Washington’s legal defense of its violation of Syrian sovereignty in launching airstrikes against ISIS targets on Syrian soil is self-defense against the Khorasan Group, an organization whose name US officials hadn’t uttered until a few days ago and which Syrian rebels say they’ve never heard of and which appears to have no independent…more »

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U.S. Support For Israel Must Stop At The Green Line

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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…more »

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