Tag Archives: Palestinians

Solidarity Among People: A Response to the New Jewish National State Law

This new law wipes out democracy and equality and establishes that Israel
belongs only to Jews!

Scapegoating Iran, by Chris Hedges

The warmongers have no more of a plan for “regime change” in Iran than they had in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria.

Bare Facts About Gaza Demonstrators are Correct, But Rest of Story is Missing

Palestinians are not merely a ragtag collection of refugees; they are a people purposefully kept from their homes by an army of occupation.

Mattea Kramer | On the Road With Our American Selves

Or How to Feel Like a Jerk in Mombasa

Glenn Greenwald | Banned in Israel: An Interview With BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti

The travel denial came after months of disturbing public threats directed at him by an Israeli government that has grown both more extreme and more fearful of BDS’s growing international popularity.

David Swanson: US Wars Are Not Waged Out of Generosity or for Democracy

Eliminating war does not involve eliminating anger or conflict; it involves disassembling a complex industrial institution that goes to great lengths to create wars and far greater lengths to arm others so that when they become involved in conflicts much more damage is done.

Stand With Rasmea! Fill the appeals court, October 14, 2015

While the charges being appealed deal with minor problems on her immigration application, the truth is this is a political trial about U.S. Empire. The U.S. government is acting viciously, spending millions of tax dollars targeting a victim of Israeli military torture.

▶ Tomgram: Jen Marlowe, No Exit in Gaza, One Family, Two Doors, Nowhere to Run

No Exit in Gaza: Broken Homes and Broken Lives …the plight of the Awajahs opened a window onto what an entire society was facing, onto what it’s like to live with an interminable war and constant fear.  The Awajahs’ story shines a spotlight on what Palestinians in Gaza have endured for years on end. By Jen […]

Noam Chomsky: The Nightmare in Gaza

“There is no place in the prison of Gaza safe from Israeli sadism.” By Noam Chomsky  AlterNet  09 August 14  ReaderSupportedNews.org Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel’s goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm. For the West Bank, the norm is that Israel continues its illegal […]

Noam Chomsky: For Gaza, ‘The Norm’ Is Devastating

 ‘We have no dignity, no pride; we are just soft targets, and we are very cheap. Either this situation really improves or it is better to just die.’ With its latest offensive, Israel’s objective is simple: to return to the status quo. An IDF paratrooper takes aim in Gaza as part of Israel’s Operation Protective […]

Mel Gurtov, PeaceVoice: Political Will is the Obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

“One of the cardinal lessons of international conflict resolution is that two warring parties will not be interested in a peaceful settlement if they believe continuing to fight is worth more than negotiating.” By Mel Gurtov  PeaceVoice  August 5, 2014 John Kerry faced this truth as he struggled to broker something more meaningful in Gaza […]

David Swanson: If a Genocide Falls in the Forest

 Yes, how many times can a man turn his head Pretending he just doesn’t see? The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind. By David Swanson  warisacrime.org  05 August 2014 There’s a wide and mysterious chasm between the stated intentions of the Israeli government as depicted by the U.S. […]

Ed Felien: Gaza and Israel, A Bit of History, Today, and A Response

BY ED FELIEN  Southside Pride  August 4, 2014 Gaza has been Arab since the dawn of civilization.  The city of Gaza was the home of the Philistines at the time of Moses.  It was an Egyptian city with an Egyptian religion and social customs.  According to the Torah the Arabs wouldn’t let the Jews pass […]

▶ Jeremy Scahill On U.S. Media Coverage Of Israel-Gaza Conflict: ‘We’ve Hit All-Time Lows’

 “You don’t see this on American television.” Watch the video here. HuffPost Live  | By Chris Branch  Posted: 07/24/2014 11:04 am EDT Updated: 07/24/2014 11:59 am EDT Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlist database. During the interview, host Alyona […]

▶ 1,500 Protest Israeli Bombing of Palestine In Minneapolis Rally

from Bill Sorem PRO About 1,500 people of many ethnic groups and many faiths gathered at 44th and Central in North Minneapolis to rally in support of the Palestinian people on the day Israel invaded Gaza with army troops. The death toll at that time was estimated at 274 Palestinians, mostly children and women and two Israelis. The […]

Kevin Gosztola: Undercover FBI Agent Tried to Get Activists to Send Money to PFLP, a US-Designated Terrorist Organization

By Kevin Gosztola  Dissenter, FireDogLake.org  February 28, 2014 Graphic made by activists targeted in FBI raids to raise awareness around their case. (from StopFBI.net) Alleged evidence the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used to obtain search warrants for raids on the homes of antiwar and international solidarity activists in the midwestern United States were unsealed. The […]

Liza Burr: The Wild, Wild West Bank — Settler Violence

While the eyes of the world are riveted on Syria, settlers continue to colonize Palestinian land. Violence is perpetrated against Palestinians as a form of ethnic cleansing as the U.S., Israel’s biggest supporter, turns a blind eye. By Liza Burr  WAMM Newsletter  October 2013   — In an article published in the June/July 2013 issue of […]

Chris Hedges> The Treason of the Intellectuals

The Treason of the Intellectuals “These liberal warmongers, 10 years later, remain both clueless about their moral bankruptcy and cloyingly sanctimonious. They have the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocents on their hands.” By Chris Hedges  Posted on Mar 31, 2013  truthdig.com The rewriting of history by the power elite was painfully evident as the nation marked the 10th […]

Chris Hedges> Elites Will Make Gazans of Us All

Elites Will Make Gazans of Us All Illustration by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges  Posted on Nov 19, 2012  truthdig.com Gaza is a window on our coming dystopia. The growing divide between the world’s elite and its miserable masses of humanity is maintained through spiraling violence. Many impoverished regions of the world, which have fallen off the economic cliff, […]

Alice Walker> Recently I Wrote A Letter

Recently I Wrote A Letter ©June, 2012 by Alice Walker   alicewalkersgarden.com Recently I wrote a letter to Yediot publishers declining an offer they’d made to publish my novel The Color Purple. Though the letter is self-explanatory there have been many erroneous and curious interpretations of it.  Many media outlets requested interviews, among them the BBC, CNN, […]