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Barak, A Few Travel Tips: President Obama Travels To Israel

Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel Mr. President, I hear you are traveling to Israel next week. As a concerned patriotic American citizen of Palestinian descent, I have some pointers for you. Now, I assume you’ll be flying into Tel Aviv. Usually, when non-Jews arrive there, especially if they are a little darker-skinned, they are … Continue reading Barak, A Few Travel Tips: President Obama Travels To Israel

Caught On Tape: California University Lecturer Smears Student Activists As Anti-Semites With Ties To Terrorists

Student activists in California have exposed inflammatory remarks made by a university lecturer who is the head of an Israel lobby group that tries to pressure college administrations and state officials into investigating what the lecturer calls anti-Semitism. Activists have started a petition calling on the University of California President to condemn the statements made … Continue reading Caught On Tape: California University Lecturer Smears Student Activists As Anti-Semites With Ties To Terrorists

University Of California President Mark Yudof: Condemn UCSC Lecturer’s Hateful Attacks On Muslim/Arab Student Groups

Action Petitioning University of California President Mark Yudof End Hate Speech, Sign the petition by UCSC Committee for Justice in Palestine, Santa Cruz, California. Hate Speech A video has surfaced, showing UC Santa Cruz Hebrew lecturer Tammi Rossman Benjamin making extremely offensive comments about the Muslim Students Association and Students for Justice in Palestine groups … Continue reading University Of California President Mark Yudof: Condemn UCSC Lecturer’s Hateful Attacks On Muslim/Arab Student Groups

U.S. Army Sprayed St. Louis With Toxic Aerosol During 1950s

Army's Secret Chemical Testing In St. Louis Neighborhoods During Cold War Raise New Concerns Doris Spates was a baby when her father died inexplicably in 1955. She has watched four siblings die of cancer, and she survived cervical cancer. After learning that the Army conducted secret chemical testing in her impoverished St. Louis neighborhood at … Continue reading U.S. Army Sprayed St. Louis With Toxic Aerosol During 1950s

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

Nothing Is Normal About An Occupation, Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing...

Normalize This! Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American performance poet and human rights activist based in New York City. His work is launched from a platform of humanism not nationalism. According to Remi,"I’m not a nationalist, I’m not an ethnocentrist. This isn’t about me being a Palestinian or me being an Arab. It’s about a system … Continue reading Nothing Is Normal About An Occupation, Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing...

How Higher Education In The US Was Destroyed In 5 Basic Steps

Higher education is not what it used to be, and that's no accident. A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, “In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, ‘History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.’ I think he got it right. Nothing … Continue reading How Higher Education In The US Was Destroyed In 5 Basic Steps

Once Columbus

I love Columbus Day. Each year I recall the simple song I learned as a child about the man who “discovered” America. I still recall the innocent boy whose imagination was taken by the story of adventure and discovery. In fourteen hundred and ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. On Columbus Day, I reflect … Continue reading Once Columbus

University Of California: Stop Profiting From Israeli Human Rights Abuses

California’s Largest Student Union Votes to Condemn California Assembly Resolution HR 35, Tells the UC Regents to Stop Profiting from Israeli Human Rights Abuses Motion to Stop Human Rights Violations BERKELEY, CA - The University of California Student Association, which represents hundreds of thousands of students at all 10 UC campuses, passed a resolution today … Continue reading University Of California: Stop Profiting From Israeli Human Rights Abuses

Free Speech or Hate Speech: Pro-Israel Ad On San Francisco Muni Buses

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency has a policy against political ads on its buses, but an ad being displayed now comes pretty close. The ad says, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad." James Ashburn was surprised when he saw … Continue reading Free Speech or Hate Speech: Pro-Israel Ad On San Francisco Muni Buses