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August 14, 2014

Stop Israel’s Ongoing War Crimes Against the People of Gaza

On August 5, World Can't Wait put out a call to Stop Israel's War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity on the People of Gaza.

The mission was to bring the reality of what Operation "Protective Edge" did to the people of Gaza, and why this rose to the level of "war crimes;" to expose the role of the United States in fully backing Israel politically and militarily; and to challenge all watching to bring forth resistance to stop these crimes that is much more broad, diverse, and determined.

Speakers from the U.S. and around the world made great efforts to contribute, and powerfully amplify the call.

Recorded at Cooper Union in NYC.

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Announcing Important Event for Gaza: Next Thursday August 14

Debra Sweet | August 7, 2014

Announcing an important event. We are scheduling it on an urgent basis.  Your help is needed to build it, and to be in the house Thursday evening.

We are pulling together compelling, authoritative speakers and artists, including voices from Gaza for:

Thursday August 14 at 7pm
Great Hall of The Cooper Union, New York City
Facebook Event
Stop Israel’s Ongoing War Crimes Against the People of Gaza

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Library Rethinks Decision to Disinvite Noted Palestinian Scholar

World Can't Wait — Chicago | August 6, 2014

Ali Abunimah's reading of "The Battle for Justice in Palestine" will occur as planned on Monday, August 11 at 7 pm.

Cheers!

To Neighbors for Peace, for standing up to the Evanston (IL) Public Library (EPL) when their scheduled event featuring author Ali Abunimah was suddenly canceled.

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The Genocide of Arab People

Elizabeth Cook | July 31, 2014

We are not making these decisions, yet we reside within the country
that is.

Perhaps you are one of those on Facebook that has seen the constant stream of photos of injured or dead  Palestinian children, usually with their heads blown off, images streamed from Palestine. Or perhaps you are one who marched against both Iraq wars; or perhaps you are researching, following, and trying to influence folks on the revolution in Syria.

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Stopping Incremental Genocide in Gaza

Debra Sweet | July 30, 2014

War Crimes Must Be StoppedMonday, I participated in a discussion led by Alan Goodman of revcom.us (Revolution Newspaper), whose most recent article on the bombing of a schoolyard in Gaza last weekend, where 16 children were killed, concludes:

If systematically murdering desperate women, children, and other refugees who have taken shelter at UN schools isn’t a war crime, what is?!

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Challenging Israel's Crimes on Campus: A Breath of Fresh Air in a Stifling Academic Environment

Alan Goodman | July 22, 2014

For decades, criticism of Israel in U.S. society has been marginalized, subjected to threats, censored, and banned.

Many of the more prominent critics of Israel have been forced out of their positions in academia, including from Northwestern, Bard, and Columbia University.

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We Want It to Stop

Gaza City.

On November 15, 2012, day three of the recent eight day bombardment of Gaza, Ahmed Basyouni and his family were watching news of the attacks on TV in their home in the eastern section of Beit Hanoun. He and his wife assured his older children that they would be safe because they lived in a calm area where there are no fighters. Two of his younger sons were asleep in the next room.  While they were talking, at approximately 10:35 pm, the Israeli Air Force fired three rockets from a U.S.-provided F-16 bomber into a nearby olive grove.  Ahmed’s house rocked, all his windows shattered, electricity went out plunging the family in darkness, and Ahmed’s fifteen year old son Nader screamed  from the next room that his brother was dead.

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New York City: Be at Grand Central Monday - Gaza"Freeze" Protest

Grand Central Memorial for Gaza Victims of Israeli Missiles

Monday November 26 

Meet up at 5 pm at the NW corner of Lexington and 42nd St.  Enter Grand Central at 5:30 pm

Wear black.  Head scarves encouraged. Details at the Meet-Up.

 

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Israel's Murderous Assault on the People in Gaza... And the Need to Oppose These Crimes NOW

by Alan Goodman

At this writing, a brutal wave of targeted and indiscriminate killing, destruction, and terror is being rained down on the Palestinian people in Gaza by Israel—an operation the Israelis are calling "Pillar of Defense." Health officials in Gaza say 46 people have been killed and 440 people wounded so far in the attacks.

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Blogging and Nothingness: Progressives Turn Their Gaze from Gaza

by Chris Floyd

"Too much of nothing
Can make a man a liar."
-- Bob Dylan

"Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again."
-- Shakespeare, King Lear

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