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?
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Prisoners Hamas and Islamic Jihad reportedly hold a total of about 250+ Israelis in Gaza. (Some have been killed by Israeli airstrikes.) The media likes to call them 'hostages', but they could more accurately be labeled either prisoners of war or political prisoners. When Israel captures Palestinians, they are generally processed by military courts, where there's no … [Read more...] about Double Standards
We can't cover all that's happening in Gaza, but we'll try to fill in some of the gaps created by poor coverage in the mainstream media. It's hard to fathom how the Israelis can be so dismissive of the Palestinian people, especially after what the Jews suffered in the Holocaust. Instead of living up to the great lesson of the holocaust — 'Never Again' — they have chosen to … [Read more...] about Gaza update
Many governments and the mainstream media give a very incomplete and one-sided picture of the causes and conduct of the war in Gaza and Israel. It's often said that 'The first casualty of war is truth' (and the rest are mostly civilians!) For this who would like a more complete picture, here are some highly-regarded sources that I found useful: … [Read more...] about Gaza & Israel — A More Complete Picture
The contents will be posted online as soon as we can, but you can download the PDF edition now! It includes thought-provoking work by Mary J. Budkoski, Paige Capone, Robert Christopher, Elaheh Farmand, Edward J. Gallagher, Richard Lane, Allison Ludlow, Lindsay Meiman, Dierdre Murphy, Olivia Barz Pickell, Gabriela Sampaio, Maya Santos, Everet Smith, Cecelia Tabor, Gianna … [Read more...] about It’s here — Sustainable Lehigh Valley – Spring 2023
Last fall, Fara started hosting the 'Centering on Peace' series on Berks Community TV. The series focuses on finding peaceful solutions to global problems and discussing worldwide conflicts with guest experts.Fara is a member of the Alliance steering committee and founded the Beyond Capitalism Working Group and is the Editor of our publication, Left Turn. Our Centering on … [Read more...] about Faramarz Farbod hosts ‘Centering on Peace’
The high cost of paper this year has soared, almost doubling the cost of the printed booklet. As a result, the Alliance has decided to publish the next issue early in 2023 instead of this fall. We hope this will enable us to include more work and an even greater selection. Once again, it is a way to express your ideas and help raise awareness of the coming climate … [Read more...] about Next edition of Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet
Check out our 21st issue — now available online! (Printed copies on the way.) With all that‘s been happening in the U.S. and the world this year, it has sometimes been difficult to concentrate on the many steps of getting this publication together. This includes, of course, the war in Ukraine — an illegal and immoral attack, even if partly triggered by years of quiet, … [Read more...] about Sustainable Lehigh Valley – Summer 2022 issue now online
Because the corporate media and our elected officials refuse to tell the truth about what's happening in Palestine, here are a few articles that reveal the ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and apartheid of Israel. NOTE: It's important not to conflate Israel or zionism with Judaism or the Jewish people, who have a long history of advocating for universal human rights. In this … [Read more...] about Israel & Palestine today
The following article from National Geographic covers some side effects of the exponential growth of video conferencing platforms such as GoToMeeting & Zoom, as well as video calling with FaceTime or Skype. This may be one of the largely-unarticulated reasons why so many students are very unhappy with their college and school classes being held online instead of in … [Read more...] about Zoom fatigue?