After a week that saw a militarized police crackdown and the imposition of a nighttime curfew (for people protesting the shooting of Michael Brown), Amnesty International USA has taken an “unprecedented” step by sending a 13-person delegation to monitor the developments in Ferguson, Missouri. It is the first time Amnesty organization has deployed observers inside the United States. Amy Goodman speaks to Steven Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA.
Mahatma Gandhi, one of the many beautiful souls that has inspired and continues to inspire so many of us taught me so many valuable and life changing lessons. And in today’s post, I have gathered some of his most inspiring quotes and compiled them into the 26 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Mahatma Gandhi. Enjoy!
Israelis have been so traumatized by the savage suicide bombing campaigns of Hamas, that it is psychologically impossible for many to acknowledge that it has become an intimate strategic partner of the militant Israeli government.
Last Friday thousands of people marched through downtown Detroit to call attention to City Hall shutting off the water for residents behind on their bills. Meanwhile, General Motors and the city’s two sports arenas, which owe millions in unpaid water bills, have not had their water turned off.
A Palestinian child has tragically been killed every three days for the past 14 years. That bears repeating, since such deaths are rarely, if ever, given any attention in America.
RootsAction and Jewish Voice for Peace ask for your signature on a powerful Open Letter condemning the rampant assault on human rights in Israel and Palestine.
Eccentric Chinese recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao, known for his unusual advocacy stunts, is hosting a free lunch for people struggling to survive in NYC.