High school students from across New York City walked out of school to demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The high schoolers declared that there can be no school as usual while their peers in Gaza are being brutally murdered by Israel. Protests have been happening across NYC for the last four months of Israel's genocidal war on Gaza. While US politicians continue to aid … [Read more...] about High school students walk out
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Craig Mokhiber recently resigned as Director of the New York office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights due to the continuing failure of the UN to protect human rights and international law. His letter clearly states the key facts and presents ten points essential to live up to the UN Charter, international law, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. His … [Read more...] about A Real Plan for Justice in Palestine
As noted in this story, these preliminary estimates are likely to be drastically understated. Emissions from Israel’s war in Gaza have ‘immense’ effect on climate catastrophe Exclusive: First months of conflict produced more planet-warming gases than 20 climate-vulnerable nations do in a year, study shows Nina Lakhani The planet-warming emissions generated during … [Read more...] about Climate impacts of war…
I hope you are following the presentations at the International Court of Justice [ICJ] on South Africa's request for immediate action on the genocide case. Not only is this a vitally-important case, but the depth of South Africa's presentation was impressive — including Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh, the counsel from Ireland who's on their team. Israel's 'he hit me first' response, not … [Read more...] about ICJ hearings!
What led to Hamas's 'unprovoked' attack on Oct. 7? Can we make sense of this without looking at history? It’s sometimes difficult to penetrate the lies and propaganda — especially if you rely on major media sources — so please bear with me. Part of the problem is that US corporate media reporting is heavily biased in favor of Israel (and most of Europe isn't doing much … [Read more...] about What’s really happening in Gaza?
New additions on December 15: Also note that Israeli has now admitted that Nearly one-fifth of Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza died due to friendly fire and other accidents, IDF says. Update – video news & expert opinion on Gaza New additions on November 25: Some people prefer to get news and opinion from online video, so here are a few of the better ones … [Read more...] about New reports on Gaza:
[originally posted 18 Nov. 2023] New additions on November 25: Some people prefer to get news and opinion from online video, so here are a few of the better ones from recent days: (IMO): Earlier selections: [updated Nov. 17] … [Read more...] about Update – video news & expert opinion on Gaza
From Robert Reich, an excellent primer on how things actually work here in the U.S.: … Power has been leached out of conventional discussions about what is occurring. … But you cannot understand American capitalism today without confronting power head on. It is the most important subterranean force. Power is exercised through institutions — big Wall Street banks, global … [Read more...] about Why American capitalism is so rotten, Part 1
I haven't seen a fleet of warships like this since the old films of WWII. Is the US actually going to expand the war just to support the genocide by Israel‽ … [Read more...] about What is Biden thinking‽
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! spoke with 87-year-old Holocaust survivor Marione Ingram, who has been protesting outside the White House calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Ingram says experiencing anti-Jewish hate, losing family members to the Nazi killing machine and surviving the Allied bombing of Hamburg as a child all inspire her to speak out for peace. “What Israel is doing … [Read more...] about Holocaust Survivor Calls for Peace Beyond a Ceasefire, Condemns Israeli Assault