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Block The Boat return to Oakland!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Block The Boat return to Oakland! By: Manar Ammar In the 50 day military assault on Gaza, dubbed ‘operation protective edge’, Israel murdered upwards of 2000 people, with as many as 1,800 civilians including around 500 children losing their lives. 11,000 people in total were wounded and some 100,000 were displaced after their homes were leveled in the bombing and shelling. [...]

Conflict Resolution 101: Talking With Hamas

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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The world awaits with bated breath to see if the interim truce negotiated by US Secretary of State John Kerry will lead to a long-term ceasefire. But if US mediation is to be sincere and effective, the American government needs to take Hamas off its terrorist list and allow Hamas to be fully represented at [...]

It’s time to put an end to Israel’s ‘don’t ask-don’t tell’ nuclear policy

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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By Medea Benjamin & Pam Bailey The negotiations this week in Geneva between Iran and the “P5+1” (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — plus Germany) offer a promising vehicle for avoiding another destructive war. The talks came on the heels of [...]

Boycott Activists Join Forces Asking CEOs to Stop Business with SodaStream

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Friends of Sabeel, an organization that promotes a just peace in the Holy Land, has orchestrated a campaign bringing together SodaStream boycott activists from across the nation. Together this coalition comprised of CODEPINK and others inflated the mailboxes of CEOs that carry the product in their stores. Letters were sent to 14 CEOs from large [...]

Fact Sheet on Iran Sanctions

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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The United States has a drawn-out history of imposing sanctions on Iran and has tightened these measures over time due to its alliance with Israel. The motives behind these sanctions are hyped as measures to prevent Iran from pursuing its enrichment program because of the perceived threat this program poses to Israel in the region. [...]

Egypt joins Israel as Gaza’s jailer

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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There was a time when activist groups that focused on helping the Palestinians in Gaza reserved their harshest language and protests for Israel, which long has prohibited both air and sea traffic in and out of Gaza; tightly limited exchanges through its Erez terminal; and banned exports altogether[...]

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