Political Prisoners

Shocking photos emerge of suspected Isis fighters held like battery chickens in overcrowded prison

Hundreds of detained Mosul men claim they have been wrongly rounded up and forced to suffer inhumane conditions. Arresting photos of men suspected of fighting on behalf of Isis in Mosul being held in overcrowded and stifling hot conditions in a nearby prison have emerged as the Iraqi security forces struggle to clear the city … Continue reading Shocking photos emerge of suspected Isis fighters held like battery chickens in overcrowded prison

Complicit In Attempted Sociocide In Palestine

Written by Carol Murry Al Ain Under Curfew The book, Tale from Under Curfew, was written during a writing workshop for the children of Al Ain refugee camp in the city of Nablus in occupied Palestine. They were born in Al Ain after their families were thrown off their ancestral lands that the children have … Continue reading Complicit In Attempted Sociocide In Palestine

Impressions Of Gaza

Samson Complex Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control of some external force. And it hardly takes more than a day in Gaza to begin to appreciate what it must be like to try to survive in the world’s largest … Continue reading Impressions Of Gaza

Israel Still Holding Gaza-Bound Passengers, Including Parliamentarians; Some Tasered

Video Disproves Israeli Government Claims on Estelle Cargo; 3 Israelis, 18 Internationals Held New York, October 21, 3pm EDT - More than 24 hours after their illegal detention in international waters at 10 AM local time Saturday, Israeli authorities are still holding 21 passengers who were on board the Estelle which was sailing to Gaza … Continue reading Israel Still Holding Gaza-Bound Passengers, Including Parliamentarians; Some Tasered

In Defense Of Human Dignity

Our message of peace is a call to action, for other ordinary people like ourselves, not to hand over your lives to whatever puppeteer is in charge this time round, but to take responsibility for the revolution. First, the inner revolution ~ to give love, to give empathy; It is this that will change the … Continue reading In Defense Of Human Dignity

The Enemy Within: What The U.S. Does To Its Own

Written, directed,and produced by Cindy Piester The John Needham Story WARNING: Graphic and disturbing photos between 38:40 and 40:45. U.S. Army Ranger John Needham, who was awarded two purple hearts and three medals for heroism, wrote to military authorities in 2007 reporting war crimes that he witnessed being committed by his own command and fellow … Continue reading The Enemy Within: What The U.S. Does To Its Own

Israel And The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Amnesty International 2011 Annual Report

Head of state Shimon Peres Head of government Benjamin Netanyahu Death penalt abolitionist for ordinary crimes Population 7.3 million (Israel); 4.4 million (OPT) Life expectancy 80.3 years (Israel); 72.9 years (OPT) Under-5 mortality (m/f) 6/5 per 1,000 (Israel); 23/18 per 1,000 (OPT) Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories A ceasefire between Israeli forces and Palestinian … Continue reading Israel And The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Amnesty International 2011 Annual Report

A Grandmother Challenges The Israeli Naval Blockade Of Gaza And The US Congress

Why I wanted to Challenge the Israeli Naval Blockade of Gaza In the overland five trips I have made to Gaza since March, 2009, I have seen the disastrous effect of the brutal Israeli land and sea blockade has had on the Palestinian people. I have seen the terrible level of destruction that the 2008-2009 … Continue reading A Grandmother Challenges The Israeli Naval Blockade Of Gaza And The US Congress

Hijacking Of MV Saoirse, Violent And Dangerous!

Written by Laurence Davis and Claudia Saba Call received directly from Israeli prison. Irish Ship to Gaza National Coordinator Fintan Lane was able to make a phone call this afternoon from the Israeli prison in which he and 13 other Irish citizens are being held. He communicated the following to the Irish Ship to Gaza … Continue reading Hijacking Of MV Saoirse, Violent And Dangerous!

Update On Freedom Waves Political Prisoners

Press Release written by Palestinian youth activists and ISM Volunteers. Freedom Waves to Gaza 21 still detained and refusing to sign false statements [RAMALLAH] Of the 27 human rights defenders captured during Israel’s illegal takeover of the Freedom Waves to Gaza vessels on Friday, 4 November, 20 remain in Givon prison and the whereabouts of … Continue reading Update On Freedom Waves Political Prisoners