BDS

By Rebel Fagin Israel pays a great deal of attention to how they are perceived. The American corporate media assist by consistently showing Palestinians in violent resistance to Israeli oppression. They never show the non-violent resistance. One aspect of this non-violent resistance is the global Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. People worldwide are choosing […]

Selling the Wars – Part II

By Rebel Fagin I wasn’t asked if I wanted to go to war. You weren’t asked if you wanted to go to war. Most critically, Congress wasn’t asked if they wanted to go to war. Yet at the urging of the State Department, America’s going to war. How was this unspoken agreement reached? Public opinion […]

Freedom of speech and academic freedom without retaliation

By the Social Justice Alliance  (A Standing Committee of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County) The Social Justice Alliance of Contra Costa County supports the full right of every person to freedom of speech and academic freedom without fear of retaliation. On September 12, 2014, the Trustees of the University of Illinois decided to block the appointment of Professor Steven Salaita as a tenured Professor […]

Jihadist expansion in Spain
 


On March 11th, 2004, Spain lived the deadliest terrorist attack in its history. The mainstream media and political parties, accustomed to terrorism of ETA, thought at first that ETA was in fact behind the bombing. However, after subsequent police investigations and judgments in the field of justice, the focus of attention ended up posing on […]

Veteran’s_Honoring the Victims

Veterans’ Day leaves me very empty. The sadness I feel is not for our dead soldiers, but rather the innocent grandfathers and grandmothers, mothers and fathers, children, boys and girls, and babies that we never speak of when dignitaries lay wreaths at cemeteries. The blaring jets that fly overhead, cannons exploding, rifle salutes fired sicken […]