Yonatan Shapira was born on an Israeli military base the year before his father flew fighter jets in the October War of 1973. Thirty years later, twelve of them spent as an air force pilot himself, Shapira rejected the military. In 2003, he wrote a letter, pledging not to fly over the occupied West Bank … Continue reading I Was “Part Of A Terror Organization,” Says Israeli Pilot Turned Activist
ISIS operates as both a company and a government that’s spun totally out of control. The group is selling oil to Assad and U.S. allies -allies who are also arming them. But how did this happen? How did ISIS become the world’s wealthiest, most sophisticated terrorist group? WASHINGTON — The Islamic State of Iraq and … Continue reading How The US, Its Allies And Syria Unwittingly Corporatized ISIS
Updated to include Syria September 11, 2014 Take Action Today! Sing the Petition Below! Please become a signatory on this letter opposing violent intervention in Iraq and Syria. Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand. … Continue reading Stop Violent Intervention In Iraq and Syria
When the musician Brian Eno saw a picture of a Palestinian man carrying the remains of his dead son in a plastic bag, he was moved to write a cri de coeur to his American friends, asking them to explain their country’s unconditional support for Israel. This is his letter – followed by the response … Continue reading Brian Eno On The Israel-Gaza Crisis: How Can You Justify Images Such As This?
This image best describes what is happening in Gaza. Gaza is the world's largest open-air prison. Even calling the action against Palestinians in Gaza a war seems lacking in description. A war implies some equality in combat. What is happening in Gaza is a massacre by one of the world's most powerful armies, abetted by … Continue reading Dennis Kucinich On Gaza Massacre
This is not Hiroshima, this is Gaza 2014. Contact your representatives daily until this ends.
Hi Congressman Larson, My name is Matthew DeMaio and I have been a resident of West Hartford, Connecticut for my entire life. I am writing you right now from Nablus, West Bank, Palestine. I have spent 8 of the last 14 months living, working and studying in between Palestine and Jordan and I have met … Continue reading Matt Makes A Request Of Congress And Of You: Save A Home, Save A Future.
Written by Glenn Greenwald Criminalizing Protected Political Speech Over the past several years, the Justice Department has increasingly attempted to criminalize what is clearly protected political speech by prosecuting numerous individuals (Muslims, needless to say) for disseminating political views the government dislikes or considers threatening. The latest episode emerged on Friday, when the FBI announced … Continue reading The Department Of Justice Escalating Criminalization Of Speech
Take Action Today! Become a signatory on the letter below opposing H. R. 3131. A bill has been introduced into congress that, if passed, could set a precedent allowing the State Department to investigate you as an enemy of the state. "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." ~ Voltaire In … Continue reading Enemies Of The State