Stephane Hessel, Presente

Stéphane Hessel, one of the great old men of the world still standing, inspired all of us who participated in the Russell Tribunal on Palestine over the last several years.  He died peacefully in his sleep last night at the age of 95.  That he never abandoned his principles –  from  participation in the French Resistance, through his… Continue reading

Posted to the New Internationalist | Aug 2012

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The award-winning author, poet and activist considers herself above all a daughter of the Earth, as she explains to Frank Barat.

What’s your earliest memory?

I think my earliest memory is of being enchanted by dust motes as I crawled around a handmade wooden chair. This must have been when I was a baby.… Continue reading

Executive Summary of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine Available

“The fourth session of the Russell Tribunal continued its historic function of articulating civic protest and carrying the weight of insufferable conditions at a moment when the world society is facing its most incredible challenges. It should be noted that the UN Charter was created to emphasize the rights of people and not states.”

“The final… Continue reading

Reprint from Jadaliyya

The US on Trial in NY: The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

by Noura Erakat | Oct 05 2012

Last week at the UN General Assembly, Barack Obama, President of the world’s most powerful country, exalted the United Nations and the ideals upon which it was built. Namely, that “people can resolve their differences peacefully, that diplomacy can take the place of… Continue reading

October 5, 2012 post from the New Internationalist Blog written by Frank Barat:

Palestine is no longer a dirty word

“Can you guage an event’s success even before it starts?

That’s the question I have been asking myself since I landed in New York a few days ago.

I am here to organize, with many other comrades, and take part in, the… Continue reading

Walking among the ruins

March 2009

Following the Israeli siege, Alice Walker visited Gaza in March 2009 along with a 60-member international delegation led by Code Pink.