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Global Solidarity Fast for Peace – Palestine/Israel

We mourn the dramatically escalating violence in Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank, and the resistance of political extemists to international calls for a ceasefire. More than 170 Palestinians have died in Gaza in the past week alone, and Israelis are hiding in air-raid shelters throughout the south.

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Drone Resister Sentenced to One Year in Prison Base’s Order of Protection Begs Judgement

 

Drone Resister Sentenced to One Year in Prison
Base’s Order of Protection Begs Judgement

Jim Murphy's picture

Drone Resister Sentenced to One Year in Prison Base’s Order of Protection Begs Judgement

 

Drone Resister Sentenced to One Year in Prison
Base’s Order of Protection Begs Judgement

Amerikistan, not Afghanistan; Warocracy, not democracy

Afghanistan Analysts Network reported on July 9 that “he [Abdullah Abdullah] told the crowd that he had received phone calls from both U.S. President Barack Obama and State Secretary John Kerry and had been told that Kerry would make a stop-over in Kabul on Friday. It was clear he wanted to see what could come of that.”

Celebrating July FORth: Welcome your new National Council!

Today begins the 56th annual Fellowship of Reconciliation conference in Seabeck, Washington, and some 200 FOR members and friends will gather for four days of workshops, music, keynote speeches, and fellowship over this July 4th weekend.

July FORth: "I work on democracy and freedom"

“This, for the purpose of this celebration, is the 4th of July. It is the birthday of your National Independence, and of your political freedom. This, to you, is what the Passover was to the emancipated people of God.  It carries your minds back to the clay, and to the act of your great deliverance; and to the signs, and to the wonders, associated with that act that day….

A statement of solidarity with the peoples of Iraq and Syria

The people of Iraq and Syria have suffered beyond what many of us could ever comprehend. We acknowledge our deep complicity in and relationship to the brutal violence devastating their homelands. Our inability to stem the roots of violence at home and abroad is manifested in the bloodshed and oppression wrought upon the Syrian and Iraqi peoples.

The Initiative of Iraqi Intellectuals for the Unity of Iraq

On June 17, 2014, we are a group of Iraqi intellectuals (academics, artists, authors, journalists, and civil activists) from all Iraqi provinces, including Kurdistan region, who agree to launch a comprehensive national initiative to save Iraq, stop the political and security deterioration, and get our homeland out of the crucial crisis that threatens its unity.

Inner Journey: A meditation at Ramadan

The Ka`ba is the cubical stone building that forms the focus of the hajj pilgrimage. It is also the point of convergence for Muslims at prayer everywhere, who turn to face it when the time comes for ritual devotions. It is the center of the circle of yearning and aspiration, and as such is one of the most pregnant symbols conceivable for the spiritual imagination of Islam.

Iraq's "sectarian furies": The conventional and wrong U.S. narrative

“Those Iraqis have been fighting each other for centuries,” a friend recently said to me.  I have heard this mistaken view so often that I had to take several deep breaths before replying.