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January 19th, 2011

"I Shall Not Hate": Gaza Doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish on Democracy Now -- January 19, 2011

AMY GOODMAN: Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the end of Israel’s assault on Gaza. Dubbed "Operation Cast Lead," up to 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed in the 22-day assault between December 28th, 2008 and January 18th, 2009. More than half the Palestinians killed were civilians, over 300 ... continue reading

January 6th, 2011

Israel pushed Gaza to 'brink of collapse': WikiLeaks

JERUSALEM — Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip was meant to push the area's economy "to the brink of collapse," according to a U.S. diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks on Wednesday, signaling that Israel was well aware that the policy was taking a heavy toll on the area's civilian population. Israeli ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

The Tears of Gaza Must Be Our Tears

Chris Hedges made these remarks Thursday night in New York City at a fundraiser for sponsoring a U.S. boat to break the blockade of Gaza. More information can be found at www.ustogaza.org. When I lived in Jerusalem I had a friend who confided in me that as a college student ... continue reading

August 5th, 2010

Emily Henochowicz Speaks Out

Today, a Democracy Now! global broadcast exclusive interview with Emily Henochowicz. She’s the twenty-one-year-old American art student who lost her eye in May after being shot in the face by an Israeli tear gas canister at a protest against Israel’s attack on the Gaza flotilla that left nine people dead. ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

From fighting a war to fighting war

ALBANY -- Ethan McCord is now a soldier for peace.The former Army specialist was fighting insurgents in Iraq in 2007 when U.S. Apache helicopters, hovering above him in 110  degrees heat, gunned down a group of armed men, but also civilians and journalists employed by Reuters.McCord, from Kansas, immediately came ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

Averting showdown, Gaza-bound ship changes course

JERUSALEM — A ship sent by a Libyan charity to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip changed course in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday and instead appeared headed for an Egyptian port, signaling that it would avoid a showdown with the Israeli navy. Israel's military said the vessel ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 22nd, 2010

US Social Forum in Detroit: Activists Converge on Motor City

The summer sun was hot as marchers made their way down Woodward back to Cobo Hall in Detroit for the opening ceremonies of the US Social Forum.  But spirits were high and the collective energy of so many activists devoted to social justice gathering in one place was more than ... continue reading

June 20th, 2010

Israel takes small step toward easing Gaza blockade

Reporting from Jerusalem — Israel took another small step Sunday toward easing its land blockade of the Gaza Strip, announcing it plans to permit all goods into the seaside territory except those on a list of items specifically banned. But the government has yet to specify what items will be ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

In Muslim nations, Obama approval slips

Confidence in President Obama among the world's Muslims is slipping, according to a poll of global attitudes that also found widespread concern that the United States remained a go-it-alone nation even under the new administration.The survey, by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, found support for Obama had remained ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

VIDEO: “Arrest Me, I am a Terrorist”

Americans who supported, organized, or were on the flotilla headed to Gaza with humanitarian aid stormed the office of U.S. Congressmen Brad Sherman and turned themselves in for their “crimes.” The stunt was in response to Sherman’s call for Americans on the flotilla be arrested for helping “terrorists.”Col. Ann Wright ... continue reading

June 10th, 2010

Activists dare Congressman to arrest them

Washington (CNN) -- Activists with several free Gaza groups will symbolically surrender Thursday at a Congressman's office, after the lawmaker called for the prosecution of Americans who were aboard a flotilla raided last week by Israeli authorities. On a conference call organized by the non-profit Israel Project last week, Rep. ... continue reading

June 10th, 2010

Obama pledges $400 million for Palestinians

President Obama pledged an infusion of $400 million in aid for housing, school construction and business development in the Palestinian territories Wednesday, saying after a one-on-one meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that the situation in Gaza is "inherently unstable." Obama had planned the White House meeting to talk mainly ... continue reading

June 10th, 2010

Israeli document: Gaza blockade isn't about security

JERUSALEM — As Israel ordered a slight easing of its blockade of the Gaza Strip Wednesday, McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as "economic warfare" against the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory. Israel imposed severe restrictions on ... continue reading

June 9th, 2010

Israel eases Gaza embargo to allow snack food

(Reuters) - Israel is easing its Gaza embargo to allow snack food and drinks into the Palestinian enclave, Palestinian officials said Wednesday, following an international outcry over Israel's raid on an aid flotilla. Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, said the territory needs cement -- banned by ... continue reading

June 5th, 2010

Free Gaza activists vow to organize new flotilla to break Israeli blockage

NICOSIA, June 5 (Xinhua)-- Free Gaza Movement on Saturday condemned Israel for violation of maritime law by seizing their cargo ship Rachel Corrie in international waters, and vowed to organize another flotilla in the coming months to break the blockage on the Palestinian enclave. The Gaza-bound aid ship was seized ... continue reading

June 5th, 2010

Leftist and rightist Israelis clash at Gaza flotilla protest in Tel Aviv

Leftist and rightist demonstrators clashed Saturday night in Tel Aviv as more than 6,000 Israelis gathered to protest the Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship earlier this week, in which nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed. The protest was originally planned by to mark the anniversary of the Six Day ... continue reading

June 5th, 2010

Despite pressure, Israeli PM firm on Gaza blockade

JERUSALEM – Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel swiftly and without meeting resistance on Saturday, preventing it from breaking a naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody. Israel has faced mounting international pressure to lift the blockade since Monday's deadly confrontation aboard a ... continue reading

June 5th, 2010

Israeli troops board aid ship bound for Gaza

Israeli naval forces boarded an Irish-owned ship bound for Gaza today, just five days after killing nine passengers in a bloody raid on a previous aid convoy. The commandos boarded the ship "with the full compliance" of the crew and passengers without any of the violence that had marked the ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 4th, 2010

NHCHC: A Conference That Love Built

SAN FRANCISCO – Once every year, the amazing people who work to provide healthcare services to the homeless people of America gather to learn, to share and to re-energize. This week the National Health Care for the Homeless Council has been convening its national conference on the West Coast, in ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Israeli blockade of Gaza unsustainable -White House

WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip was unsustainable and urged a Gaza aid vessel sent by pro-Palestinian activists to divert to an Israeli port to reduce the risk of violence."We are working urgently with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

As MV Rachel Corrie draws nearer, Israel mulls easing Gaza blockade

Tel Aviv, Israel -- The MV Rachel Corrie, carrying another group of pro-Palestinian activists seeking to challenge the Gaza blockade, sailed toward a possible clash with Israel in the Mediterranean on Friday. But Israel said it had no desire for a fresh confrontation five days after an Israeli commando raid ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Another cargo ship heading toward Gaza in defiance of blockade

The MV Rachel Corrie, a cargo ship loaded with humanitarian aid and bound for Gaza in defiance of an Israeli blockade, is on track to arrive there Saturday, according to the Free Gaza Movement. The 19 people aboard the vessel -- which is owned by the Free Gaza Movement -- ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Israel warns Gaza-bound 'Rachel Corrie' to stop

Israel yesterday served notice that an Irish pro-Palestinian aid ship would not be allowed to fulfil its goal of reaching the Gaza coast this morning. The Rachel Corrie was last night pressing on towards the enclave, following the original flotilla that was halted by Israeli commandos at the cost of ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 4th, 2010

The Audacity of Israel

“Until all of Gaza is destroyed the job is not done.”Words on a sign of a Zionist in San FranciscoSince my son was killed in Iraq and I have come to prominence in the peace movement, the name I am called with the second highest frequency (behind “anti-American”) is “anti-Semitic.” ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Israel will stop boat from reaching Gaza -minister

JERUSALEM, June 4 (Reuters) - Israel will stop another boat carrying aid and activists from penetrating its blockade and reaching the Gaza Strip, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Friday.Israel, facing an international outcry over its naval operation on Monday in which nine Turkish activists were killed on a ship ... continue reading

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Mar 3rd
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