Racism

Secretary Kerry: This Is Not What A Peace Process Looks Like

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

Congress Should Support Equal Rights, Not Israel's Systemic Discrimination

Dear Supporter, I am writing to you today to urge you to speak out and take action against a bill in which the U.S. government would codify Jim Crow-like policies against its citizens traveling to Israel. Eight months ago, I was a high school English teacher living in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. … Continue reading Congress Should Support Equal Rights, Not Israel's Systemic Discrimination

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