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Columbia students occupy Hamilton Hall after school suspends students. New protest encampments all over the US

Students at Columbia University took over Hamilton Hall just after midnight after the school began suspending students who refused to leave the Gaza Solidarity Encampment, which began almost two weeks ago. The hall was also the site of a historic…

Yeheli Cialic: “Israel, we cannot stand by and watch. Silence is complicity”

Yeheli Cialic is the coordinator of Mesarvot, a network of young Israeli conscientious objectors who refuse to join the army in protest of the occupation and the war in Gaza, a choice that means going against everything they have been…

The struggle against apartheid in Palestine and Latin America

On the occasion of the 76th commemoration of the Nakba, the First World Conference against Apartheid in Palestine will be held in Gauteng, South Africa, from 10 to 12 May, under the slogan “Towards a global front against Israeli genocide…

Police Arrest 275+ Campus Protesters as Student Uprising for Gaza Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

Police across the United States made at least 275 arrests over the weekend as campus protests against Israel’s assault on Gaza continue to spread. In Boston, police detained about 100 people after students set up a Palestine solidarity encampment on…

The Gaza Flotilla To Set Sail While Blinken Attempts To Take Focus From Israeli/US Genocide of Gaza

While I am in Istanbul, Turkiye with hundreds of international participants from 40 countries who are attempting to sail in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla to break the illegal Israeli naval blockade of Gaza and bring food and medicine to starving…

Seder in the Streets: Hundreds Arrested in Brooklyn Protesting U.S. Arming of Israel

In Brooklyn, New York, police arrested as many as 300 Jewish activists who took part in a massive outdoor Passover Seder near the home of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Protesters were calling for the U.S. to stop funding Israel’s…

Gaza Solidarity Encampments and Protests Burgeon Across College Campuses Amid Police Crackdown

Palestinian solidarity protests and encampments are spreading on college campuses across the country, inspired by the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Columbia University. Here in New York, police raided a student encampment at New York University Monday night. Police arrested more…

New military prison sentences for Israeli conscientious objectors

Israeli conscientious objectors Tal Mitnick and Sofia Orr were sentenced to 45 days in prison and 15 days probation for their refusal to take part in the war in Gaza and the ongoing occupation. Mitnick was sentenced on Tuesday April…

Will the Freedom Flotilla Sail to Gaza?

The nonviolence training to join the Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s ships to Gaza has been intense. As hundreds of us from 32 countries gathered in Istanbul, we were briefed about what we might encounter on this voyage. “We have to be…

The United States in Ukraine and Gaza: double standards, really?

Should not the silence of the West in the face of the genocide currently underway in Gaza prompt skepticism about the loud cries of moral indignation of this same West in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? Some people…

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