Violence

Local Boycotts Of G4S: Responding To The Orlando Massacre

We mourn with Orlando, Florida. We mourn as witnesses of the largest massacre on this continent since Wounded Knee in 1890. In this mourning, we also see that we are galvanized by our sadness to rally together as small communities dotting the earth, as people rooted in our local places, our homes. We are inspired … Continue reading Local Boycotts Of G4S: Responding To The Orlando Massacre

FOSNA: Interns' Statement On Media Violence

By Harmony, Marjorie, Amira, Ali, Osama, Raphael, Melissa, and Kali We are grieved by the recent death toll increasing in the Holy Land and we send prayers for the families who are enduring grief and loss. As of October 20th, 8 Israelis have been killed, along with 1 Eritrean asylum seeker killed by Israeli attackers. … Continue reading FOSNA: Interns' Statement On Media Violence

Open Letter To Ban-Ki Moon On Upcoming 70th Anniversary Of U.N. Charter

By David Swanson To: U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon The U.N. Charter was ratified on October 24, 1945. Its potential is still unfulfilled. It has been used to advance and misused to impede the cause of peace. We urge a re-dedication to its original goal of saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Whereas … Continue reading Open Letter To Ban-Ki Moon On Upcoming 70th Anniversary Of U.N. Charter

Walk For The Ancestors

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

The Most Racist areas In The United States

There are neighborhoods in Baltimore in which the life expectancy is 19 years less than other neighborhoods in the same city. Residents of the Downtown/Seaton Hill neighborhood have a life expectancy lower than 229 other nations, exceeded only by Yemen. According to the Washington Post, 15 neighborhoods in Baltimore have a lower life expectancy than … Continue reading The Most Racist areas In The United States

The Case For Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six … Continue reading The Case For Reparations

Gaza Economy 'On Verge Of Collapse', With World's Highest Unemployment"

World Bank report says Israeli blockades, war and poor governance have left 43% of people out of work and the strip facing dangerous financial crisis The economy of Gaza – assailed by war, poor governance and a joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade – has reached the “verge of collapse” with the coastal strip suffering the highest rate … Continue reading Gaza Economy 'On Verge Of Collapse', With World's Highest Unemployment"

Hundreds of Palestinians flee as Israel opens dams into Gaza Valley

GAZA CITY Hundreds of Palestinians were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning after Israeli authorities opened a number of dams near the border, flooding the Gaza Valley in the wake of a recent severe winter storm. The Gaza Ministry of Interior said in a statement that civil defense services and teams from the Ministry of … Continue reading Hundreds of Palestinians flee as Israel opens dams into Gaza Valley

Turn Back The BearCat Congressman Farr: Stop Militarization Of SCPD

Sign the Petition Below Join in asking Congressman Farr to consistently oppose militarization at home as well as abroad. Sign the petition asking him to rescind his request for a Homeland Security grant to purchase a Lencon Bearcat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) for the Santa Cruz Police Department. This procurement would be … Continue reading Turn Back The BearCat Congressman Farr: Stop Militarization Of SCPD

How The US, Its Allies And Syria Unwittingly Corporatized ISIS

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