War

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

Those Laboratory Mice Were Children

Written by Karlos Zurutuza FALLUJAH, Iraq, Apr 13, 2012 (IPS) - At Fallujah hospital they cannot offer any statistics on children born with birth defects – there are just too many. Parents don’t want to talk. "Families bury their newborn babies after they die without telling anyone," says hospital spokesman Nadim al-Hadidi. "It’s all too … Continue reading Those Laboratory Mice Were Children

Tanks or Tuition

"You can't successfully prepare for and prevent war." ~ Einstein Military Tanks South of Santa Cruz Approximately 300 military tanks are seen moving on rails south of Santa Cruz, California. In the generally peaceful communities of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties it is easy to go about one's business almost forgetting that the local economy … Continue reading Tanks or Tuition

Open Letter From Gaza: Three Years After The Massacre

We will never forget the hurt of 3 years ago. Besieged Gaza, Occupied Palestine We, Palestinians of Gaza, 3 years on from the 22-day long massacre in Israel's operation 'Cast Lead', are calling on international civil society to make 2012 the year when solidarity with us in Palestine captures the spark of the revolutions around … Continue reading Open Letter From Gaza: Three Years After The Massacre

'We Teach Life, Sir'

Speak out by Rafeef Ziadah, London. Introduction by Debra Ellis One of Toronto's most captivating spoken word artists is Rafeef Ziadah, a third-generation Palestinian refugee and community organizer. Rafeef Ziadah received an Ontario Arts Council Grant from the ‘Word of Mouth’ program to create her debut album, Hadeel, featuring music from other notable Toronto musicians … Continue reading 'We Teach Life, Sir'