Tag Archives: Occupation

The Existentialization Of Difference: Why Have The Yazidi People Survived?

Kali Rubaii with Yazidi children in Iraq

The Existentialization of Difference 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 the last few months, so I…more »

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Reparation Journey In Iraq

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October 16, 2014 Segregation becomes the answer to racism, separation becomes the answer to conflict, prisons becomes the answer to poverty… etc. This is one conceptualization of the “peace paradigm”– that once everyone in a single place is the same or dead, while others are separated from them by a highway, a wall, a national…more »

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Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

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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
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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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Anthropologists For The Boycott Of Israeli Academic Instituions

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

The Statement We, the undersigned anthropologists, are circulating this petition to voice our opposition to the ongoing Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, including the Israeli military occupation of the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem, and to boycott Israeli academic institutions that are complicit in these violations. The recent military assault on the Gaza…more »

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Why Is The United Nations Doing Business With G4S, Notorious Prison Supplier?

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees In early September, I accompanied an Iraqi friend to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Amman, Jordan to help register him officially as a refugee. It was a bittersweet day: my friend had reached safety, but he was now registering as a stateless person. I trusted…more »

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Ken O’Keefe Dares To Say What Others Do Not: U.S. False Flag Operation

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People around the world are beginning again to think for themselves… Ken O’Keefe, lays it out perfectly on dinosaur mainstream media, calling out the fraud, the most recent U.S. false flag operation, and the true reason behind Obama’s proclamation of war. Kenneth Nichols O’Keefe is an Irish-Palestinian citizen and activist and former United States Marine…more »

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Replacing The Peace Process With A Civil Rights Struggle

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What would happen if Israeli progressives and their supporters demanded an end to the military court system, or called for freedom of movement for Palestinians? The answer: a lot. The two-state solution has long been transformed from a means (to solving the problem of the occupation) to an end. As I wrote here in the…more »

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Stop Violent Intervention In Iraq and Syria

”Some atrocities are not past but present.  Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand.  Often times they do this in the belief that, if the world hears, there will be an outcry an something will be done.”                           ~ Daniel Glover

Updated to include Syria September 11, 2014 Take Action Today! Sing the Petition Below! Please become a signatory on this letter opposing violent intervention in Iraq and Syria. Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand….more »

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