In 2002, the International Solidarity Movement grabbed world attention by bringing volunteers from around the world to defend Palestine through nonviolent resistance. They stayed with resistance fighters in the Nativity Church in Bethlehem. They brought medical supplies to the besieged Palestinians in the ancient Nablus Casbah. They documented and filmed the destruction and mass killing of Palestinians [&hellip
< In 2002, the International Solidarity Movement grabbed world attention by bringing volunteers from around the world to defend Palestine through nonviolent resistance. They stayed with resistance fighters in the Nativity Church in Bethlehem. They brought medical supplies to the besieged Palestinians in the ancient Nablus Casbah. They documented and filmed the destruction and mass killing of [&hellip
ISM-Northern California is a signatory to the statement below about prominent Palestinian child prisoner Ahed Tamimi. Organizations can support and sign on at the Google Form. On Friday, Dec. 22, join a Twitterstorm online to #FreeAhedTamimi at 9 AM
Israel is keeping Palestinians in the Dark Ages technologically, at least 16 years behind the rest of the world in internet access, denying human development, which is a human right. by Mohammed Mohammed, Mondoweiss The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced a plan to repeal government regulations which ensure that internet service providers (ISPs) treat all data equally. [&hellip
Sunday, November 26, 2017: ISM Olive Oil Party to Benefit Palestinian Farmers and Nonviolent Resistance
Meet our visiting ISMer from the Swedish ISM chapter! And if you can’t come, you can shop or donate on line!
We’ll have FAIR TRADE ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN Palestinian olive oil, zaatar (thyme), kufiyas, soap, books, flags, stickers, the jewelry of Katie Miranda, and much more. Please join us to benefit Palestinian farmers and nonviolent resistance in Palestine. If you only want to buy, that’s OK, too. The fun, fellowship and aroma of olive oil are hard to beat. The oil and other items will be sold to raise money and awareness for the work of the
Check out the articles in the new December 2017 issue of “Live from Palestine,” the ISM-NorCal newsletter, or download the PDF copy to save or print. H2, The Belly of the Beast The 2017 Meeting of ISM International Chapters Bad News: ISM-NorCal is the funding pillar of ISM-Palestine Nakba Tour Lets Palestinian Refugees Tell Their [&hellip
This year, the ISM met in Jordan for its first international meeting in more than a decade, and its first truly international meeting ever. (The first was held in London and was heavily British in attendance, as one would expect.)
Nine countries, including Palestine, were represented, with no more than three from any one country. In that sense, it was a true representation of the ISM international community. We agreed that it is worth doing again, possibly every two years.
Last month at New York University’s Furman Hall, Palestinian refugees Khawla Hammad and Amena El-Ashkar spoke about their experiences being driven from their homes to refugee camps in neighboring Lebanon. The discussion was the fourth in their two-month “In Our Own Words: Voices from the Nakba” national tour, which includes 14 stops along the East Coast and in parts of Canada.
The first thing you notice is the smell. A tart, dung-like odor caused by raw sewage rolling down the street outside Checkpoint 56 (56), also known as Gilbert, rolls down the street towards us. A sewage pipe broke weeks ago and remains unfixed; Israeli permission required. The people, including the elderly and small children, jump over it without batting an eye.
The Northern California chapter is currently providing roughly two-thirds of the funding of ISM-Palestine. That’s something to be proud of, but it means two things: first, that ISM-Palestine is getting less than half the funds it needs to be effective; second, that other ISM chapters are very weak in fundraising.