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What Can I Do About Israel/Palestine?

As many of you, I have had a difficult time dealing with the feelings that arise in response to what is happening in Israel/Palestine. Perhaps more important than my feelings is, what can I do to help?

What is the point of Fasting for Peace, today?

Today, from sunrise to sunset, almost all Muslims and a newly larger number of Jews are fasting — this year, sharing the Muslim fast of Ramadan and the Jewish 17th day of Tammuz as a Fast for Peace, a one-day Hunger Strike Against Violence, a call for cease-fire in the rain of bombs and rockets on the Gaza region of Palestine and on Israel.

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.