Monthly Archives: July 2014

Letter for Gaza Cartoon AWG Post July 23 2014


Letter from Gaza 

Ellen Cantarow
July 23, 2014
Le Monde diplomatique – English Edition

Ellen Cantarow reports on the email Dr. Mads Gilbert sent to friends July 19 from Gaza. “The last night was extreme.

The email Mads Gilbert, professor of medicine at the University of North Norway (Tromso), sent to a friend on July 19 was a cri de coeur. He had… Continue reading

Octavia Butler Alice Walkers Garden Website

Many years ago I read Octavia Butler’s novel Kindred, about a time traveller who returns to the past to visit ancestors who were enslaved; because I was apparently born with an ear turned to the lingering whispers of my own ancestors, it affected me deeply.  I have now finished listening to my second novel by Butler, The Parable of the Sower, and… Continue reading

Sema Boys on Alice Walkers Website Alice Walkers Garden - Rumi


AND…

For all of us who are suffering so deeply now, fearing our faith in humanity has been cruelly misplaced, even lost, there will always be the poets, and poetry itself to remind us of how big Life is. How long. How like the Anaconda, with its twists and turns. Interrogating every “wisdom”, bearing every grief, every feeling of impotence, the dreaded sense that loving… Continue reading

Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide

by Phyllis Bennis

July 16, 2014

The Nation


Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step. Now we just have to escalate our own work to get on to that next stage.

Gaza Woman walking past Mural
A woman walks past a mural… Continue reading

July 2014

 

Letter from Gaza

Letter for Gaza Cartoon AWG Post July 23 2014

 

Ellen Cantarow reports on the email Dr. Mads Gilbert sent to friends July 19 from Gaza. “The last night was extreme.

The email Mads Gilbert, professor of medicine at the University of North Norway (Tromso), sent to a friend on July 19 was a cri de coeur . He had spent two weeks in Gaza during Israel’s Operation… Continue reading

In the late Eighties I bought a then isolated house within view of the ocean in the very upscale environment of Costa Careyes, Mexico.  I was drawn to the area simply because it is beautiful and has some of the most extraordinary houses on the planet.  It is also an eleven miles long nature preserve, with turtles and tejones (badgers), and several exquisite… Continue reading

Some Light: Thank you, Phylllis Bennis and The Nation. Whew!  

Gaza

Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide

by Phyllis Bennis

July 16, 2014

The Nation

 

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step. Now we just have to escalate our own work to… Continue reading


 

You were so thin.  This is why we were bringing food.


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– EP SAKHAROV PRIZE NETWORK NEWSLETTER

JUNE 2014

Nurit Peled Elhanan draws attention to human rights violations in Palestine
04-07-2014: 2001 Laureate, Nurit Peled Elhanan has drawn the European Parliament’s attention to the background of the killing of Israeli and Palestinian teenagers. She has denounced Israeli forces “for 12 hours… Continue reading

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