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Existentializing Difference

The Existentialization of Difference: Why Have The Yazidi People Survived? You have asked me: "Why and how have the Yazidi people survived so long? Why are they just now being threatened?" What important questions. I have had the privilege of working with displaced Yazidi who have suffered unprecedented violence, and lost many family members in … Continue reading Existentializing Difference

UK Parliament Votes To Recognise Palestine

Late last night, I joined MPs from all sides of the House of Commons to vote for the UK Government to immediately recognise Palestine as a sovereign state. I'm very pleased to say that MPs chose to recognise the state of Palestine by 274 votes for recognition to only 12 votes against recognition. I'm particularly … Continue reading UK Parliament Votes To Recognise Palestine

The University Is Unsustainable

On June 2nd, the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) class at UC Santa Cruz hosted an evening entitled "The University is Unsustainable: militarism, nuclearism, corporatism and the UC." Student researchers Jono and Leah presented on UCSC's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) while UCSC alumni Will Parrish and Darwin BondGraham focused on the University of … Continue reading The University Is Unsustainable

Obama Tells The Nation That America Is Going Back To War In Iraq

The United States is headed back to war in Iraq, but it won't be the type of war waged during President George W. Bush's time in office. As President Barack Obama told the nation in a televised 15-minute address given on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there won't be any … Continue reading Obama Tells The Nation That America Is Going Back To War In Iraq

Stop Violent Intervention In Iraq and Syria

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

Kali Rubaii's Urgent Request: Medical Support For Internally Displaced Iraqis

Dear Friends, I am writing from Jordan (heading to Northern Iraq this week) with an urgent request for support. Below that request, you will find a more detailed update of our work over the past year. Urgent Request: Please feel free to forward to your friends. Our medical contacts in Iraq have issued an urgent … Continue reading Kali Rubaii's Urgent Request: Medical Support For Internally Displaced Iraqis

Israel-Trained Police "Occupy" Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth

Since the killing of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police in Missouri last weekend, the people of Ferguson have been subjected to a military-style crackdown by a squadron of local police departments dressed like combat soldiers. This has prompted residents to liken the conditions on the ground in Ferguson to the Israeli military occupation of … Continue reading Israel-Trained Police "Occupy" Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth

Obama's Hot War

The deeper the US slips into economic decline, the higher it ratchets up the pace and stakes of armed conflict.he United States has set the world on fire. It is nonsense to talk of a “new” Cold War, when what the world is witnessing is multiple conflagrations as intense and horrifically destructive as at any … Continue reading Obama's Hot War

Killing "Snakes" and Self

“Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing … Continue reading Killing "Snakes" and Self