Free, free Palestine! Stop the Genocide!

PFLP News The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine issued a statement on Saturday, urging people worldwide to actively oppose the Israeli occupation and its allies, intensify popular protests, and besiege Israeli occupation embassies. The PFLP called for continued international pressure to end the genocidal campaign in Gaza and to demand that Western nations halt arms exports to the occupying forces, which are used to perpetrate atrocities against the Palestinian people. [...]

Activists Around the World Demand: An Israeli Cease Fire NOW!

U.S. Hands-Off Gaza! Egypt, Open the Rafah Crossing NOW! Report on Gaza - Part On,e by Lee Siu Hin 李小轩 National Coordinator, China-US Solidarity Network; National Immigrant Solidarity Network https://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/Gaza/GazaReport/PartOne.html As of March 25, over 32,000 Gazans have been killed, at least 74,000 injured; and at least another 8,000 are still missing, believed to be buried under the destroyed buildings. At least 360,000 houses have been destroyed by the Israeli Defense Forces [...]

“I Will No Longer Be Complicit in Genocide” – On The Martyrdom of Aaron Bushnell

“I Will No Longer Be Complicit in Genocide” - On The Martyrdom of Aaron Bushnell by Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and one of the Uhuru 3 federal indictees “Many of us like to ask ourselves, ‘What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? Or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?’ The answer is, you’re doing it. [...]

International Calendar of Palestine Solidarity and Resistance

https://samidoun.net/2023/12/calendar-of-resistance-for-palestine-2024/ Find out about or post upcoming actions everywhere in the world.  

Joe Biden, Learn the Names of the Children You Are Killing

Open Letter to the President: Learn the Names of the Children You Are Killing by Norman Solomon [excerpts] To: President Joe Biden You’ve often spoken of how much you care about children and how terrible it is when they’re murdered. “Too many schools, too many everyday places have become killing fields,” you said at the White House last spring on the one-year anniversary of the school shooting in Uvalde. At the time [...]

UN General Assembly Calls for Cease Fire; Security Council Sidesteps After US Veto

from UN reports and media coverage The UN General Assembly met in December in Emergency Special Session on the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict and as the ongoing crisis in Gaza shows no signs of abating. Member States adopted a resolution, demanding an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire”, the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as “ensuring humanitarian access”. It passed with a large majority of 153 in favor and 10 against, with [...]

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Letter to the Editors: Social Security Cuts

Dear Editor, In 2023, the annual Cost of Living adjustment for Social Security was an increase of 8.7% . But it's 5.5% less in 2024!  In 2024, the actual C of L adjustment this year is only 3.2% (that's barely 1/3 of the increase last year). For instance, for my mother’s SS monthly benefit for 2024, that means a  $681.60 monthly loss. Representing less purchasing power, more hardship all around for tight [...]

In Memoriam: Reza Pour

Reza Jalali Pour “PRESENTE” March 6, 1938 - September 27, 2023, born in Tehran, Iran. He was a deeply caring father to his two adult children, Hamoon and Schyna Pour, and loving partner to Alise Sochaczewski, who all survived him. Reza was a child of the south end of Tehran’s neighborhood of Shahabad/Lalezar.  A good student, critical thinker, and Footballer. He began playing team football practicing at the well known Bashka (Gym) [...]

Palestine’s Resistance Has Already Won In Gaza

The Notion Of Israel’s Invincibility Was Always A Sham. By Susan Abulhawa, The Electronic Intifada [Excerpts] No matter the outcome of Israel’s genocidal invasion of Gaza, the Palestinian resistance fighters have already won. They were victorious from that first day when they executed a successful military raid of Israeli targets. It was a devastating blow to Israel’s very presence in the world, which depends heavily on military prestige and ability to strike [...]

KPFK Seeking Temporary Home

Moving Sale Set for Dec. 16 at Station by Michael Novick, interim General Manager, KPFK 90.7 FM KPFK, the listener-sponsored free speech community-oriented Pacifica radio station in Southern California is seeking a new temporary home within the next two months, probably for a year or more. The building that houses the station and the offices and some of the collection of the Pacifica Radio Archives (PRA)  has been sold by the parent [...]

War Against the Fleas

© 2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal Perhaps Israel’s most respected statesman, former diplomat, Abba Eban, once said, “Nobody does Israel any service by proclaiming its right to exist.” That was then, in 1981. The now is a new age, a new era. A time of Israel’s swing to the far right wing. It is once again a time of war, but to say it’s a war of Hamas versus Israel is somewhat disingenuous. [...]

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 [...]

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