Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 5:20pm
A year ago this month, Israel shocked the world when it attacked a
humanitarian convoy on its way to Gaza in international waters, killing 9
civilians, injuring dozens more, and kidnapping hundreds. Today -- as
Hamas and Fatah negotiate internal unity and Egypt moves to permanently
open Gaza’s southern border, consequences of the Arab Spring -- the
international solidarity movement musters an even greater flotilla of
ships to challenge Israel’s illegal actions against the Palestinians.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Sun, 05/08/2011 - 6:52am
On Friday, four Jewish groups announced the launching of a petition drive designed to overturn the trustees' decision and to open debate on American campuses regarding
Israel's policies. They promised to present the petition to the trustees
early next week.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Fri, 05/06/2011 - 10:04am
If you see Tony Kushner's work, you won't soon forget it. The playwright
behind "Angels in America, Homebody/Kabul," and "Caroline, or Change"
is one of the great artists working today, and one of the best at
connecting global political issues to history, personal experience,
values, and culture.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Tue, 05/03/2011 - 9:41am
In a stunning public move that may draw much criticism, Dr. Cornel West
-- probably the most well-known and renowned U.S. public intellectual
-- has called on the University of Arizona (UA) to divest from
corporations profiting from Israel’s illegal settlement and occupation
of Palestine as well as from the racist practices -- particularly
attacks on Ethnic Studies -- against immigrant and indigenous peoples in
AZ and nationwide.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 6:01am
The Middle East is a long way from Tucson. But is there a parallel between the struggles of people there and Ethnic Studies students in Arizona? A presentation at the U of A Thursday night says, "yes"; at least where Palestinians are concerned.
The Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and the Bay Area's Jewish Community Relations Council interfered in an academic conference last week called "Litigating Palestine: Can Courts Secure Palestinian Rights?" at the UC Hastings College of the Law.