Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 12:03pm
The National Museum canceled its event honoring CAT. Ask them now to please rescind designation of the Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology to Caterpillar Inc. and identify an alternative nominee whose values and principles are maintained at the standard expected of a Turner Prize recipient. Act now!
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 5:00am
Olympia, Washington – September 7, 2011 – Due to pressure
from social justice groups across the country, the National Building
Museum has canceled a public award ceremony to present Caterpillar Inc.
with the 2011 Henry C. Turner Prize. Given in partnership with Turner
Construction, the prize is awarded annually to recognize “an invention,
an innovative methodology, and/or exceptional leadership…in construction
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 11:21am
At its annual shareholder meeting, the Caterpillar Board of Directors
was confronted once again with shareholders and activists upset about
the use of Caterpillar bulldozers to demolish Palestinian homes.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 06/06/2011 - 2:12pm
On June 5th, the 44th anniversary of the Israeli Occupation, unarmed Palestinians on the border between Syria and the Israeli Occupied Golan Heights and at Qualandiya checkpoint outside Ramallah gathered in unarmed protest. Up to 25 people were killed by the Israeli military in the former, and scores wounded in the latter.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 2:40pm
On May 15th, massive nonviolent protests within and around Israel/Palestine marked a historic day in the Palestinian struggle for human rights and full equality. Matching the spirit and emboldened by the success of other Arab Spring revolts, thousands of unarmed Palestinians demonstrated inside the Occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza while, at the same time, thousands of Palestinian refugees peacefully marched to Israel's borders from refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 10:37am
May 11, 2011
Is the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement signed in Cairo on May 4 good for the “peace process?” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, President Jimmy Carter, and veteran Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery all believe it is. Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and his government vehemently insist that it is not. Half the Democrats in the Senate and the usual suspects in the House of Representatives have, as is their custom, lined up behind the Israeli government’s position, while the White House has been more reserved. Since the “peace process” has long been on life-support, if not dead, this may be the wrong question. We might ask instead, “Is reconciliation between the Palestinian political factions good for the Palestinian and Israeli people?”
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 11:03am
Imagine being expelled from your city--the city where you were born, the city where you grew up, the city where you started a family and where you are raising your four children, the city where you have always lived.