In mid-January, the Presbyterian Church (USA) announced publication and distribution of a new package titled Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide. The 74-page booklet with accompanying CD-ROM is intended to be a “how-to guide for class leaders and focused discussion prompts make it an ideal resource for multi-week exploratory education programs in churches, mosques, synagogues, and all classroom settings.”
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday February 1, 2014 6:40 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday February 1, 2014 10:30 am|
With over gajillion users, and as useful tool of law enforcement, the NSA, marketers, cats and their humans, Facebook is a huge part of everyday life, and fraught with complex social rules and seemingly arbitrary community standards. Usually Facebook’s actions don’t affect me personally, but pro-dog fighting pages will get me riled up, and Facebook censoring art, legitimate journalism and editorials ticks me off. Especially when they ban a journalist (full disclosure: who happens to be my housemate), for posting a link to photo essay about drug abuse which (oh noes!) shows a naked breast in a non-porny context, and when Facebook takes down a post calling out racism in the Academy Awards process as a violation of community standards, yet allow an absolutely vile page about “Jewish ritual murder” to stay up.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday January 12, 2014 4:38 pm|
Thanks for turning me from a Zionist into a post-Zionist.
It was late November, 1982. I had been at sea on one tug boat or another since early July. As we pulled into Puget Sound, headed toward Elliot Bay, towing our barge and its stacked and lashed down cargo of auxiliary C-130 fuel tanks, which we were bringing south from the air force base on Shemya Island, I called my closest friend in Seattle on the radiotelephone. He agreed to pick me up in a few hours at the Crowley dock on Harbor Island. I was more than ready for my first beer in three months.
|By: CTuttle Saturday January 4, 2014 6:30 pm|
Can you say stuffed ballot-boxes…?
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday January 4, 2014 3:00 pm|
On December 27th, Gaza’s University Teachers’ Association and the Gaza Palestinian Students for the Academic Boycott of Israel wrote to young Norwegian songwriter, Moddi, asking him to cancel his upcoming 2014 concert, in Tel Aviv on February 1st. Friday the young and rapidly upcoming artist responded, in a Facebook post that links to an article Jello Biafra wrote after he had cancelled an Israeli show, with his band, the Guantanamo School of Medicine, back in 2011.
|By: EdwardTeller Friday January 3, 2014 7:00 pm|
We don’t know yet.
|By: David Swanson Thursday January 2, 2014 5:45 pm|
Young authors of fiction from Gaza, some of whom say they are finding Palestine on the internet while unable to see it exist in reality, have just published Gaza Writes Back, a collection of stories written in English. The anthology marks the five-year anniversary of the 23 days from December 27, 2008, until Obama’s inauguration, during which Israel bombed the people of Gaza far more heavily than usual. They’re publishing a new excerpt of the book each of these 23 days on their FaceBook page.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 20, 2013 12:35 pm|
There are numerous developments or discussions that have been playing out around the issue of Palestinians living under Israeli apartheid. To highlight some of them, I invited independent journalist Rania Khalek to have a discussion with me.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday November 13, 2013 8:00 pm|
The Peace Farce is officially over.