Pro-Palestinian activists in the city of Oakland, California are blocking the docking of an Israeli commercial vessel in response to Israel’s military campaign in Gaza. The protest entered its third day when 20 protesters demonstrating under the banner of “Block The Boat” arrived at the port of Oakland to stop an Israeli ship from docking.
|By: DSWright Wednesday August 20, 2014 12:16 pm|
|By: CTuttle Monday August 18, 2014 6:30 pm|
The Ceasefire was in fact extended for another 24 hrs.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday August 14, 2014 8:00 pm|
When I was in college, I took a two part class called War in the Modern World, as a conscious departure from the social history that was my focus of study. The experience was eye-opening, and continues to be.
By “modern,” it referred to the period from the US Civil War to the present (the early 1980′s), based on the fact that the Civil War was won by pure industrial might, and the victor was the belligerent that could out-produce the other and hurl the most materiel and men onto the pile.
|By: GREYDOG Saturday August 9, 2014 4:00 pm|
An extraordinary, internationally acclaimed documentary about impact of the 2008 Gaza bombings on civilians and children, by filmmaker Vibeke Løkkeberg.
|By: DSWright Friday August 8, 2014 10:59 am|
With peace talks in Cairo treading water, fire is once again being exchanged between Hamas and Israel after a 72-hour ceasefire expired. Once rockets were fired into Israel an Israel launched it’s own strikes, one of which killed a ten year old Palestinian boy. The people of Gaza’s brief three day reprieve from bloodshed is now over.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday August 7, 2014 8:00 pm|
College activism brought down Apartheid in South Africa, and it will, eventually, bring down Apartheid in Israel, too. The Israel Lobby recognizes this, and that’s why Salaita had to go.
|By: Kit OConnell Thursday August 7, 2014 2:25 pm|
On Aug. 2, Sheikh Islam Mossaad ended his speech at the Texas Stands With Gaza rally by quoting these words of Martin Luther King, Jr. The quotation was preceded by a passionate speech invoking the spirit of dead Palestinian children and calling on the living youth of the world to take up their struggle:
“But we do not have much time. The revolutionary spirit is already worldwide. If the anger of the peoples of the world at the injustice of things is to be channeled into a revolution of love and creativity, we must begin now to work, urgently, with all people, to shape a new world.”
|By: fairleft Thursday August 7, 2014 8:12 am|
As a pro-Israel propagandist, what would you do if the UN had just announced that 86% of those killed by Israel in its ‘war’ on Gaza were civilians? Would you:
1) Report the facts grudgingly but honestly.
2) Pretend the UN numbers don’t exist.
3) Misreport and slant the UN numbers so they favor Israel and add ‘for balance’ the alternative figures produced by an NGO allied with the Israeli military.
Well, obviously you’d choose 2 or 3.
|By: David Swanson Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:59 am|
There’s a wide and mysterious chasm between the stated intentions of the Israeli government as depicted by the U.S. media and what the Israeli government has been doing in Gaza, even as recounted in the U.S. media. With the morgues full, Gazans are packing freezers with their dead children. Meanwhile, the worst images to be [...]
|By: BrandonJ Tuesday August 5, 2014 3:49 pm|
As a 72-hour ceasefire begins between Israel and Hamas, the devastation in Gaza can be seen with stories, photos and comments. More than 1,800 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed and more than 50 Israelis, nearly all soldiers, are dead.
What is interesting is the reaction toward the destruction occurring in Gaza as government officials, celebrities and even civilians take a stance. Specifically, the reaction in North America and South America merit discussion about the stances taken by governments on this issue.