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On Saturday, February 10, at 1pm solidarity demonstration with refuser Tal Mitnick outside military prison

Mesarvot Network and Yesh Gvul will hold a solidarity demonstration with Israeli conscientious objector Tal Mitnick, who has spent more than 40 days in military prison for refusing to enlist in the Israeli army and take part in the war…

To avoid a wider war, ceasefire in Gaza now!

US President Joe Biden spoke to reporters Tuesday before boarding a presidential helicopter and said, “I don’t think we need a wider war in the Middle East. That’s not what I’m looking for. But a wider war is precisely what…

What is twenty-seven thousand people?

It is different to think “abstractly” of twenty-seven thousand people, as if it were just another conceptual datum, a quantity, a price, a distance…. than to represent twenty-seven thousand human beings, each one with his or her very particular characteristics,…

Activists Shut Down D.C. Streets, Canada’s Port of Vancouver to Demand an End to Genocide Funding

Activists shut down at least a half-dozen major roads in Washington, D.C., during Thursday morning rush hour and marched through the streets to demand an end to U.S. military support for Israel. Police arrested roughly two dozen protesters. Protester: “War…

The Urgent Need to Attack Iran Has Been Falsely Advertised for 20 Years

For a couple of decades now, the very worst people in Washington, D.C., have pushed hard for a war on Iran. Some high points have come in 2007, 2015, 2017, and 2024. Each time it has been absolutely critical to…

Justice. No One is Above the Law.

The order of the International Court of Justice concerning Israel’s against the Palestinians of Gaza By Riccardo Petrella, Professor Emeritus at the University of Louvain, Agora des Habitants de la Terre   There is no freedom                                                                                                        without rights, without justice In…

US-backed “Kurdish question” spilling over across Middle East

Parallel to the ongoing Israeli-Palestine war (and the Iranian-Israeli conflict), the last weeks saw several incidents both in the Levant and in Southwest Asia – and most of them pertain, directly or indirectly to Kurdish groups. Two weeks ago, Turkey…

Gaza Genocide Denounced at the World Court; Now We Must Stop It!

The government of Algeria announced over the weekend that it has requested that the UN Security Council be urgently convened this coming Wednesday, Jan. 31, to give “binding effect” to the historic Jan. 26 decision of the International Court of…

From the Siege of Leningrad to the Siege of Gaza: Colonialist Mentality

Eighty years ago, on January 27, 1944, people in the street were hugging each other and weeping with joy. They were celebrating the end of a nearly 900 days brutal siege. Soviet forces lifted the siege of Leningrad after ferocious…

Diane Sare: The Congressional Wall of Shame – Why I Stand with South Africa and the Actual Interest of the United States of America

By the time this statement appears in print, the International Court of Justice will likely have delivered its decision on the South African Application filed on December 29, 2023 with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) charging Israel with the…

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