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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[...]

Stop (in the name of Justice in Palestine) Investing in Israeli Apartheid

Monday, July 25, 2011

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To avoid mass protests in New York City, TIAA-CREF moved their annual shareholder meeting to Charlotte, NC. In response to this deceitful attempt to hide from public scrutiny the divestment movement organized a National Day of Action on Monday, July 19. This resulted in protests in 20 cities across the nation as well as divestment dominating the meeting discussions.

Sign On: Statement from US Groups Condemning the Anti-BDS “Boycott Law”

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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We urge all organizations in the Palestine solidarity and social justice movements to endorse the following statement condemning the so-called “Boycott Law” passed by the Israeli Knesset seeking to ban Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. On Monday, 11 July 2011, the Israeli Knesset passed new legislation outlawing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement; a non-partisan grassroots initiative that seeks to pressure Israel to comply with international law and recognize fundamental Palestinian rights.

Justice for Palestine: A Call to Action from Indigenous and Women of Color Feminists

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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Between June 14 and June 23, 2011, a delegation of 11 scholars, activists, and artists visited occupied Palestine. As indigenous and women of color feminists involved in multiple social justice struggles, we sought to affirm our association with the growing international movement for a free Palestine. We wanted to see for ourselves the conditions under which Palestinian people live and struggle against what we can now confidently name as the Israeli project of apartheid and ethnic cleansing [...]

From DC to Athens: LET THE BOATS SAIL!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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At 5:00 pm on June 28, 2011, CODEPINK kicked off a 24 hour/day vigil outside of the Greek embassy in Washington, D.C. Equipped with large protest signs, candles, and pink flowers, people gathered to show their support for the passengers of the US boat to Gaza, aptly named the Audacity of Hope.  For days the Greek government has prevented these activists from leaving the Athens port and sailing to Gaza. Disseminating false claims that the Freedom Flotilla II is a provocative measure that effectively endangers Israeli security, the Israeli and US governments have pressured the Greek government to prevent all flotilla ships from sailing out of its ports[...]

Jailed Fasting for Gaza at the U.S. Embassy in Athens

Monday, July 4, 2011

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Medea Benjamin Nine passengers on the U.S. Boat to Gaza began an open-ended fast in front of the U.S. Embassy on the evening of July 3, calling on the U.S. government to pressure Greece to release our Captain and ship. We staked out a little area across the street from the Embassy entrance, decorating it [...]

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