As I’m sure many of you are aware the 17th of April is Prisoners’ Day in Palestine. We are keen to support the use of this day to build momentum for the campaign to free the 5 Hares Boys kidnapped by the Israeli army in March 2013. They stand trial in the military court system for 20 counts of attempted murder despite the existence of little to no credible evidence (for more info see http://haresboys.wordpress.com/). Read more
reposted from Yahoo! News
Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel has demolished several European Union-funded humanitarian housing shelters in a highly sensitive strip of West Bank land near Jerusalem, an EU official said Friday.
“On April 9, three of some 18 residential structures were demolished… in Jabal al-Baba,” an area outside the sprawling settlement of Maale Adumim, a spokesman for the EU’s delegation to the Palestinian territories told AFP. Read more
The first calendar quarter of 2014 proved rough for some consumer-goods companies. The share prices of Herbalife (NYSE: HLF ) and Nu Skin (NYSE: NUS ) dropped 29% and 40%, respectively, due to investigations by regulators in two countries. SodaStream’s(NASDAQ: SODA ) 14% share price drop came from a new competitor and a public relations disaster. Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT ) shares were down 13% after a poor earnings report and some bizarre Barbie marketing. Were investors right to toss these shopping stocks on the return desk? Read more
Friday, April 4 2014 – In response to the call from the Popular Committees of Palestine, protests against US military aid to the Israeli occupation will be held in cities across the US and around the world on America’s Tax Day: Tuesday, April 15th. Read more
by Eva Bartlett | reposted from the Palestine Chronicle
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Illinois statement of support for Iymen Chehade, a professor at Chicago’s Columbia College, marks the latest, and most significant, step forward in the fight against pervasive attempts to control discourse on Occupied Palestine, via stifling academic freedom on college and university campuses.
TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS
The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) needs nonviolent resistance volunteers to stand with Palestinians against the theft and colonization of Palestinian land. You will witness and report human rights violations, participate in nonviolent demonstrations, resist home demolitions and land confiscations, accompany children and patients to school and hospital, remove roadblocks, or just share time with Palestinians, listen to them, and help ensure that their voices are heard. When you return to your community you will be better equipped to advocate for the freedom and self-determination of the Palestinian people. Read more
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