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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[...]

Egyptian Turmoil Brings Greater Suffering in Gaza

Monday, July 22, 2013

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By Pam Bailey and Medea Benjamin It unfortunately has become a truism that when Egypt sneezes, Gaza catches a cold. Fearful of the “terrorist elements” automatically associated with Hamas, the governing party in Gaza, neighbouring Egypt is quick to shut what amounts to “prison gates” at the first sign of turmoil either inside or outside [...]

Pushing Obama’s Arc Toward Peace

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Pushing Obama’s Arc Toward Peace Medea Benjamin Foreign policy played a minor role in a presidential election that focused on jobs, jobs, jobs. But like it or not, the United States is part of a global community in turmoil, and U.S. policies often help fuel that turmoil. The peace movement, decimated during the first Obama [...]

Hors d’oevres and trophies for the militant, starvation and death for the peaceful civilian athlete

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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By Mosab Qashoo In a cruel twist of irony, Israeli President Shimon Peres was honored Wednesday night with the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” at a lavish White House feast while Mahmoud Sarsak, rising Palestinian soccer star, nears death by starvation. Sarsak is now on his 87th day of hunger strike to demand the basic human [...]

Nancy Kricorian’s Statement on Occupy Wall Street for Occupy Writers

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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“The deeds of occupier and occupied alike suggest that there come cruel times when to save a nation’s deepest values one must disobey the state.” ~ Robert O. Paxton, Vichy France

Does Your Congressperson Represent You – or Israel?

Monday, August 8, 2011

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In this time of economic austerity, when jobs are being slashed and Americans are fearful about their future, the Congressional recess is the time for our elected representatives to be home in their districts, reaching out to their constituents and servicing the people they are paid to represent. Instead, this August one out of every five representatives will be taking a junket to Israel, compliments of an affiliate of the Israel lobby AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) but still clocked in on the taxpayer’s dime[...]

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