Volunteering at Refugee Camps in Jordan

Author: Katherine Latham Date: September, 2016 Last spring, I found myself facing several hurdles, and trying to get established with volunteer projects in Amman Jordan, having been turned away at the Allenby Bridge crossing into the West Bank by the Israeli authorities.  While it was a big disappointment to have my passport stamped “denied entry” [&hellip

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The Gaza Blockade is Causing an End to Gaza’s Fresh Water

Author: International Solidarity Movement, Gaza Team Date: August 7, 2016 As every year during the summer, the water shortage in the Gaza Strip is accentuated. At the same time, the energy shortage caused by the blockade prevents engines and water pumps from pushing it from wells and tanks to houses and farming fields. The Beach [&hellip

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Solidarity Movement for Free Palestine Work in Lebanon

Author: Katie Leslie Date: October 2016   [In late 2013, some of the Palestinian leadership of ISM in Palestine created their own nonviolent resistance organization on the same model, calling it the Solidarity Movement for Free Palestine (SFP). We at NorCal ISM decided to support both groups, which we have been doing ever since.  The [&hellip

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How an ISM Member Cheated Death

Author: Paul Larudee Date: October 17, 2016   Julie Rufo’s last Facebook post (on the war in Syria) was probably minutes before she almost died on September 2, 2016. I first met Julie at a talk I gave on the successful boat trips to Gaza, in late 2008. She told me that she would like [&hellip

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