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Kathy Kelly: The Long, Brutal U.S. War on Children in the Middle East

Why the movements that pressured the U.S. Senate to reject current U.S. foreign policy regarding Saudi Arabia and its war on Yemen must continue to raise their voices. On November … Continue reading

December 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Robert Okaji: Aleppo

A father sings to his son, dead two days, and the platitudes persist. Widow of night. Lantern’s trick. What trace, you wonder, exists of humanity in these etched walls? Light … Continue reading

August 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

Rev. Dr. Charles N. Davidson: A Summons to a Nationwide Citizens’ Mobilization to Free and Unite Migrant and Refugee Children and Families

The crucial moment has arrived amid the immigration crisis inflaming the nation—the time for citizens from cities, townships, and hamlets across the land to answer the clarion call to take … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · 2 Comments

Jen Marlowe: “One Family in Gaza”

One Family in Gaza, Jen Marlowe’s award-winning short documentary film featuring the Awajah family. Included here by permission of TomDispatch.

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mel Packer: Why Bombing Iraq Again is a Terrible Idea

If I see a wounded animal by the side of the road with vultures cautiously approaching it and others circling overhead, should I swerve onto the shoulder and deliberately run … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson: Gaza blockade must end

Israelis and Palestinians are still burying loved ones killed during Gaza’s third war in six years. Since 8 July, more than 1,800 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Looking Back At The Trial That Made Rape A War Crime

After the Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered over a hundred days in 1994, the U.N. created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda with the goal … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Jewish Voice for Peace

Produced by Jewish Voice for Peace, this video is a first of its kind expression of support for Palestinian freedom, equality and justice.  Featuring a diverse group of celebrities, artists, and … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Naomi Shihab Nye: Questions in July

  Where does terror come from? Possibly from people who are terrified. Why does it hurt more when the killed were boys on a beach? They had the breath of the sea in their … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

It is not anti-Semitic to say: Not in my name

On a morgue slab in Shejaiya in the Gaza Strip a few days ago lay two anonymous children, a boy and a girl. Their bodies could not be identified because … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: ‘Free Palestine!’ World marches to protest Gaza victims

In Paris, Police used teargas against pro-Palestinian marchers. Tens of thousands marched peacefully in London, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Ramallah and other cities around the world.Over 350 Palestinians, many of … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island

An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island. Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rafeef Ziadah: “We Teach Life, Sir.”

Rafeef Ziadah is a Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist. Her debut CD Hadeel is dedicated to Palestinian youth, who still fly kites in the face of F16 bombers, who … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

UN Reports Increasing Number of War Casualties are Children

In 1994, on the eve of Rwanda’s genocide, Radio Mille Collines, in Kigali, incited listeners with a venomous message: “To kill the big rats, you have to kill the little … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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