Checkpoint by Jasiri X

I was recently blessed to be a part of a delegation of artists and activists, including Dream Hampton, Ferrari Sheppard, Remi Kanazi, Professor Robyn Spencer, and Bill Fletcher Jr., that traveled to Palestine and Israel. I honestly was not prepared for the level of oppression, discrimination, and racism I witnessed against Palestinians and African refugees. I was also inspired by…

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Take Action: Scarlett Johansson Comes Out for Occupation!

by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator | reposted from US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Urge Oxfam Global Ambassador to End Support for Settlements    On January 10, 2014, occupation profiteer SodaStream announced that Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson had become their first-ever Global Brand Ambassador and will be starring in SodaStream’s Super Bowl ad on February 2. 

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UN year of solidarity with the Palestian people begins with boycott success

Reposted from BDSMovement.net In November of last year, the UN General Assembly designated 2014 as the UN International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. Just three weeks into 2014, the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has again shown that it represents an increasingly effective form of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom,…

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On war criminals and heroes: The whitewashing of Ariel Sharon

reposted from Ma’an News By Ramzy Baroud Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant and the editor of PalestineChronicle.com.  His latest book is “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.”  The death of former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon enlivened US media’s interest in the legacy of a man considered by many a…

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How Ariel Sharon Shaped Israel’s Destiny

In a bloody career that spanned decades, he destroyed entire cities and presided over the killing of countless civilians. by Max Blumenthal  January 11, 2014  reposted from The Nation A central player in Israeli affairs since the state’s inception, Ariel Sharon molded history according to his own stark vision. He won consent for his plans through…

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Important Medical Work to do in Palestine

Dear friends, The Free Palestine Movement is using its newsletter to help recruit medical personnel for an important project in the West Bank in the last two weeks of March, 2014.  If you are in contact with a nurse, doctor, technician or paramedic interested in participating, please put them in touch with Carl Walker and…

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We require urgent help creating events on April 10th in Arizona, 12th in Albuquerque and 14-18th in Texas as well as Dallas. We also have dates in May for KC, SLC, Boise and Eugene. Anyone who can assist with this should contact us right away.

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