World Bank report says Israeli blockades, war and poor governance have left 43% of people out of work and the strip facing dangerous financial crisis The economy of Gaza – assailed by war, poor governance and a joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade – has reached the “verge of collapse” with the coastal strip suffering the highest rate … Continue reading Gaza Economy 'On Verge Of Collapse', With World's Highest Unemployment"
GAZA CITY Hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the Gaza Valley in the wake of a recent severe winter storm. The Gaza Ministry of Interior said in a statement that civil defense services and teams from the Ministry of … Continue reading Hundreds of Palestinians flee as Israel opens dams into Gaza Valley
Todd Miller and Gabriel Matthew Shivone Israeli companies are using the lessons they’ve learned occupying Gaza to militarize the US border. It was October 2012. Roei Elkabetz, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was explaining his country’s border policing strategies. In his PowerPoint presentation, a photo of the enclosure wall that isolates … Continue reading Why Is An Israeli Defense Contractor Building A ‘Virtual Wall’ In The Arizona Desert?
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 … Continue reading Reparation Journey In Iraq
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 … Continue reading As Conditions Worsen In Gaza, Residents Ask: ‘Where Have All The Activists Gone?’
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: … Continue reading Unionizing Solidarity With Palestine: Support Grows For BDS Among Grassroots Labor Movement
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 … Continue reading Israeli Forces Attack Palestinians At Al-Aqsa Mosque
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 … Continue reading Physicians for Social Responsibility Enter Gaza
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 … Continue reading Block The Boat for Palestine!
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 … Continue reading Existentializing Difference