January 20, 2009
We arrived in Palestine on Jan. 2, the fourth day of the attacks on Gaza and the day after the murder of Oscar Grant III by the subway police in Oakland.
January 16, 2009
Theme for the week: “Martin King to Barack Obama, from ‘I Have a Dream’ to ‘Yes, We Can.’”
January 13, 2009
“Israel trapped hundreds of civilians inside a school as if in a box, including many children, and then crushed them with all the might of its bombs. What were the world’s reactions? Almost nothing.”
January 10, 2009
In a rare moment of honesty, the New York Times divulged the real motive behind the bombardment and invasion of Gaza: “to reach a situation in which we do not allow Hamas to govern.”
January 7, 2009
Ahmed Alkhatib is a long way from Gaza, where he lived for 15 of his 18 years. On Saturday, he stood among the hundreds of protesters in downtown San Francisco, the day Israeli ground troops invaded Gaza.
January 6, 2009
An Oakland BART police officer shot an unarmed Black man, Oscar Grant, while he lay face down on the ground and was fully cooperating. Protest Wednesday, Jan. 7, 3-7pm, Fruitvale BART, Oakland.
January 4, 2009
Out of nowhere we were rammed and rammed again and rammed again … by the Israelis. How did we know? Because they called us on the phone afterwards to tell us that we were engaging in subversive, terroristic activity.
December 27, 2008
As bombs rain down, Palestinians call on all ‘freedom loving people to act immediately in any possible way to put pressure on their governments to end diplomatic ties with Apartheid Israel and institute sanctions against it.’
December 24, 2008
U.S. hands off the little town of Bethlehem! In this season celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace, let us all resolve to pray and work for ending the occupation, implementing other internationally recognized Palestinian rights and allowing Palestinians to shed the shackles of U.S. foreign policy.
November 29, 2008
While Adham and the more than 3,500 professional fishermen who scour Gaza’s waters for needed sustenance and sources of income are accustomed to Israeli navy harassment, Tuesday’s encounter was different, heightened.
November 23, 2008
Today I was slated to speak in Damascus, Syria, at a conference to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 60th year that the Palestinian people have been denied their Right of Return enshrined in that declaration. But I was not allowed to exit the country.