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Poetry Corner: Because of Us

Because of Us by Em Berry / @skinhungry   This morning I learned The English word gauze (finely woven medical cloth) Comes from the Arabic word […] Ghazza Because Gazans have been skilled weavers for centuries   I wondered then   how many of our wounds have been dressed because of them   and how many of theirs have been left open because of us   Emily Berry was born in London [...]

Can US Threats Prevent a Wider War in the Middle East?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies While Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has been frantically shuttling around the Middle East trying to stop the Israeli con b flict in Gaza from exploding into a regional war, the United States has also sent two aircraft carrier strike groups, a Marine Expeditionary Unit and 1,200 extra troops to the Middle East as a “deterrent.” In plain language, the United States is threatening [...]

The 17th Many Winters Gathering of Elders

October 12-15 at Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA The Many Winters Gathering of Elders (MWGOE) Organizing Committee is excited to announce its 17th MWGOE, scheduled for Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15, from 11 am to 6 pm at Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) in San Pedro, CA on Gabrielino-Tongva territory. The MWGOE is a four-day gathering where Native/Indigenous Elders and knowledge-keepers from across the country gather to share [...]

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Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Two-Tiered Justice System?

A two-tiered justice system? © by Mumia Abu-Jamal As soon as the latest charges against former U.S. President Donald Trump were announced, Trumpist acolytes began making claims about a two-tiered justice system ostensibly against Republicans. Such a claim can only be made by those who are blind, deaf, or dumb. They seemingly are blind to the many Black and Browns, who have peopled the phenomenon known as mass incarceration for at least [...]

Six Tropes to Look Out for That Distort Israel/Palestine Coverage

Lara-Nour Walton [Excerpt] https://fair.org/home/six-tropes-to-look-out-for-that-distort-israel-palestine-coverage/ “This is quite something,” remarked Nadi Abusaada in a May 8 tweet. As many of us have done, the Palestinian academic found himself experimenting with the seemingly boundless powers of OpenAI’s ChatGPT software. But during this activity, he uncovered something disturbing. “I asked @OpenAI whether Palestinians deserve to be free,” he said. The natural-language processing tool responded to Abusaada’s query ambivalently: As an AI language model, I do [...]

The First Black Physician in the US Sought to Heal its Social Wounds

from the Smithsonian Magazine by Meilan Solly [Excerpt -- full article at link] https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/james-mccune-smith-america-first-black-physician-180977110/ James McCune Smith was not just any physician. He was the first African American to earn a medical degree, educated at the University of Glasgow in the 1830s, when no [US] university would admit him. For this groundbreaking achievement alone, Smith warrants greater appreciation. But Smith was also one of the nation’s leading abolitionists. In 1859, Frederick Douglass [...]

In Memoriam: Bruce Barthol

Bruce Barthol was the resident songwriter for the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe for over three decades. His songs have been recorded by Country Joe and the Fish, the SF Mime Troupe, the Human Condition, Ozay Fecht, the Edlos, the Funky Nixons and the Original Country Joe Band. Bruce wrote for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theatre (Tucson), the Working Theater (NYC), the Curious Theatre (Denver), San Francisco State [...]

Zapatistas Resist Paramilitary and State Attacks

In the celebration for its 25th anniversary, between December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019, from the Caracol de La Realidad, in Zapatista Chiapas, the EZLN sent a clear and powerful message. After thousands of Zapatista militiamen, men and women, marched demonstrating their discipline and coordination, Subcomandante Moisés gave a speech that would resound to the National Palace. In addition to ratifying the anti-capitalist position and the commitment to the autonomy of [...]

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Zionism and the Nakba at 75

Zionism and the Nakba by Donna Nevel   As Israel and many of its supporters prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its settler colonial foundaing, and Palestinians mark the anniversary of the Nakba (atastrophe and ethnic cleansing), we are reprinting excerpts from this Jewish critique of Zionism as a contribution to international solidarity with the just struggle to free, free Palestine. See calendar listings for pro-Palestine actions around May 15. The [...]

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