War & Peace
Andrew | Yesterday, as I found myself deep in a sea of Williamsburg hipsters awaiting a "Pool Party" concert at East River State Park, a rather unexpected "special guest" was announced by an entirely too enthusiastic emcee for the artfully apathetic aesthetes who dared not display any sentiment beyond irony. I assumed maybe we'd be graced by some luminary of the scene (spending the last five years in Binghamton, NY prevents me from naming whom that might be).
ISM | American activist loses eye after being shot in face with tear gas canister Full Story 30 Comments
Billy Wharton | Signs reading “US Dollars out of Israel” and “Save Humanity, Boycott Israel” reflected the sentiment of demonstrators. Full Story 7 Comments
Niomke Friedman | Six activists in New York City dropped a banner from the balcony of the Union Square branch of the Israeli-owned chocolate chain Max Brenner in the middle of late morning crowds. The bedsheet-sized banner read "SIEGE ON GAZA ISN'T SWEET: BOYCOTT BRENNER." Full Story 12 Comments
Don DeBar | During a visit by Obama to West Point, he was greeted by protestors who called attention to the fact that he is as culpable as George Bush for the illegal killings taking place in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full Story 5 Comments
Alex Kane | While the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were holding a $1,000 a plate fundraiser at the ritzy Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan, hundreds of Palestine solidarity activists from a wide array of organizations took to the streets to protest Israeli war crimes, the blockade of Gaza, and the occupation of Palestine. Full Story 7 Comments
Stephen Lendman | a human tragedy and gross injustice Full Story 2 Comments
The Indypendent | Join us this Sun., Jan. 17, for our Gaza report back, discussion and fundraiser at 5 p.m. at Brecht Forum. Full Story 7 Comments
Al-Awda New York | On December 27, 2009, while holiday crowds fill the streets, New Yorkers will hold a massive demonstration in Times Square to commemorate the anniversary of the deadly Israeli assault against the Palestinians of Gaza.
Adalah-NY | One day before the Hebron Fund's controversial fundraising dinner at the New York Mets' Citi Field, a coalition of civil rights and peace organizations released new details about extremist statements by individuals associated with the Hebron Fund, and about its fundraising for illegal purposes. The statements were made by Yossi Baumol, the Executive Director of the Hebron Fund, Rabbi Dov Lior, the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish settlers in Hebron, and Noam Arnon, an honoree at the upcoming dinner. Other examples of racist, violent and illegal activities supported by the Hebron Fund were included in a November 3rd letter to the Mets.
Angola 3 News | Angola 3 News interviews Jeanne Theoharis, the author of an April, 2009 article in The Nation, entitled “Guantanamo At Home,” which focuses on the arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment of US citizen Syed Hashmi Metropolitan Correctional Center in a New York City. As Hashmi's December 1 trial date looms, supports have been holding weekly vigils. For more information on NYC activism, please visit www.freefahad.com and www.educatorsforcivilliberties.org. Full Story 0 Comments
Adalah-NY | Over fifty human rights advocates gathered outside the office of Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig in midtown Manhattan at lunch time today to demand that he prevent the New York Mets from hosting a Citi Field fundraiser for a Jewish group that supports violence and racism against Palestinians. The protest came two weeks after eleven organizations sent a letter to the Mets and Commissioner Selig asking them to cancel the event for the Hebron Fund at the Caesars Club, which is located directly above the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field. The groups said that the event would “taint” the Mets and Major League Baseball’s commitment to diversity and equality, and insult the memory of Jackie Robinson.
Stanley W. Rogouski | After a marathon rally in Malcolm X Park lasting over 5 hours, the Black Is Back Coalition led a march to the White House. Full Story 16 Comments
Adalah-NY | Eleven organizations from the US, Palestine and Israel have called on baseball’s New York Mets to cancel a November 21st dinner at the Caesars Club at Citi Field for the Brooklyn-based Hebron Fund. The dinner is a fundraiser for Israeli settlers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank City of Hebron. In a letter sent to the Mets on November 3rd, the groups said, “The New York Mets will be facilitating activities that directly violate international law and the Obama administration’s call for a freeze in settlement construction, and that actively promote racial discrimination, and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homes in Hebron.” Seven hundred Israeli settlers, living amidst 150,000 Palestinians in Hebron, are expanding their hold on the historic old city by driving out the Palestinian residents.
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