Review of Jeff Halper's Book Halper’s new book sheds light on the arms industry, arguing that Israel is now the go-to nation for armies and police forces around the world. For 18 years Jeff Halper has been on the front lines of the Israel-Palestine conflict, helping to rebuild Palestinian homes in the occupied territories demolished … Continue reading Israeli War Crimes: ‘In An Endless War On Terror, We Are All Doomed To Become Palestinians’
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
TRNN Correspondent Lia Tarachansky and Islamic University Professor Dr. Khamis Elessi discuss the situation in Gaza & Israel after the 72-hour ceasefire expired. Bio Lia Tarachansky is an Israeli-Russian journalist with The Real News Network reporting on Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Born in the Soviet Union, Tarachansky grew up in a settlement in … Continue reading Gazan Doctor: Entire Families Have Vanished In Operation Protective Edge
Since the killing of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police in Missouri last weekend, the people of Ferguson have been subjected to a military-style crackdown by a squadron of local police departments dressed like combat soldiers. This has prompted residents to liken the conditions on the ground in Ferguson to the Israeli military occupation of … Continue reading Israel-Trained Police "Occupy" Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth
UC Santa Cruz Divest Press Release Posted on May 29, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Historic UCSC Divestment from Companies Complicit in the Violation of Palestinian Human Rights Challenges UC Regents’ Anti-Divestment Policy Santa Cruz, California—May 28, 2014—At approximately 2:45AM, the University of California, Santa Cruz Student Union Assembly (SUA) passed a resolution calling for divestment … Continue reading University of California Santa Cruz Student Union Assembly (SUA) Passes BDS Policy
URGENT ACTION ITEM! According to Columbia College, they are: For creatives. By creatives. "We are a creative powerhouse, a wildly diverse collective of the world's leading artists and communicators—students and faculty who share a passion for creative work and enterprise that reflect, support and most importantly, shape the culture of our times." If this is … Continue reading Stand Up For Academic Freedom: Why Is Paletine Taboo At Columbia College?
Just seven days after Oxfam was last in the news with its report on growing global inequality, the international NGO is making headlines again but for very different reasons. It seems its celebrity ambassador, Scarlett Johansson, has signed an advertising deal with SodaStream International Ltd, an Isreali company operating in the West Bank. According to … Continue reading #NoScarJo: Should Oxfam Sever Ties With Scarlett Johansson?
THE last three decades are littered with the carcasses of failed negotiating projects billed as the last chance for peace in Israel. All sides have been wedded to the notion that there must be two states, one Palestinian and one Israeli. For more than 30 years, experts and politicians have warned of a “point of … Continue reading Two-State Illusion
Secretary Kerry: this is not what a peace process looks like Click here to tell him now! Dear Andrew, Today for the first time in years, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are sitting down for formal peace talks. Like you, we're monitoring these developments carefully. And we're distressed that on the eve of talks, Israel announced … Continue reading Secretary Kerry: This Is Not What A Peace Process Looks Like
Reality of Occupation For about a year-and-a-half I lived the reality of Occupation. Like other male and female soldiers serving in the Occupied Territories, I learned soon enough the kind of conduct acceptable and expected of me as a combatant in this reality. I learned to do the job assigned to me – controlling Palestinians. … Continue reading Breaking The Silence: In The Reality Of Occupation, There Are No Palestinian Civilians – Only Potential Terrorists