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Indian Economic Blockade on Nepal

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Subhash Ghimire

The message from New Delhi seems to be that the economic blockade on Nepal will be completely lifted only when the demands of the protesting Madheshis and Tharus, especially on province demarcations, are met. This is the reason it is sending essential supplies into Nepal in fits and starts.

Blockade of Shell Icebreaker: A Human Tipping Point in Pacific Northwest?

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours.

Car Crazy in Havana

Robert Levithan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Forgiveness requires an acceptance that the past is over. Only then can we move forward living a present that can create a new future. I have hopes that the Cuban dilemma can slowly heal and that ending the blockade will allow Cuba to prosper in a new way.

Castro, Obama and Orwell

Barry Lando | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

For the first time since 1956, an American President has held substantive discussions with a Cuban head of state. The world is now poised for Barack Obama's next Orwellian gambit: Removing Cuba from Washington's list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

Don't Forget Gaza

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.06.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The 1.8 million Palestinians who make Gaza their home are calling for help from anyone that is willing to hear them. What they need is not only a roof to live under, but, more importantly, a horizon that can give them hope for the future.

Four Ways the Pacific Climate Warrior Coal Blockade Reshaped the Future

Aaron Packard | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Aaron Packard

30 Pacific Climate Warriors from 12 different nations paddled out in hand carved traditional canoes, followed by hundreds of Australians in kayaks to confront the gigantic coal ships that pass through the channel.

PHOTOS: 'Flood Wall Street' Protesters Assemble In New York

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

A day after the People's Climate March filled the streets of New York, a smaller group of protesters are engaging in non-violent, direct action agains...

Gaza: This Is No Life

Karl Schembri | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Karl Schembri

Every 6-year-old in Gaza is now living through the third war in their life. Aside from the risks they face of being injured or killed, one cannot begin to fathom what this means for their long-term mental health and well-being.

'They Cry When They Shoot Us'

Howard Schweber | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Howard Schweber

A few weeks ago I was watching Israelis reacting with shock and horror to the idea that Israeli Jews could have kidnapped a Palestinian boy and burned him alive. I was shocked by their shock: Have they really not been listening to themselves for the past 20 years?


Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

In many ways the embargo, what the Cubans call "El Bloqueo," "the Blockade," is increasingly honored in the breach.

Collective Punishment or Not, Gaza Blockade Illegal

Noura Erakat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noura Erakat

Israel's blockade of Gaza is illegal irrespective of the manner in which it is imposed because a blockade is an act of war and an occupying power cann...

Daily Life in Gaza: Loss, Despair, and Hopelessness

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

The root of the current suffering is the loss of opportunity and the inability of Palestinians in Gaza to produce for themselves.

The Forgotten Battle Which Won The American Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Revolutionary War lasted a lot longer than most of us realize. Begun in 1775, the war didn't end for six long years, and wasn't fully resolved for another two. The Battle of the Chesapeake, in particular, deserves to be remembered.

Erdogan: Fake Friend of Palestinians

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In the past week the world witnessed an amazing performance by a government leader that even the most accomplished Hollywood actor could not match! T...

Resentment Seethes in Gaza

Christopher Alessi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Alessi

Since the militant Palestinian group Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, Israel has imposed a crippling economic blockade, sealing its borde...

View From Within a Blockaded Osh Neighborhood

J. Lee Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Lee Jacobson

It took many tries to get ahold of my Uzbek friends in Osh this evening, making me worry about their well-being. Finally, I was able to reach them at their home number.

Gaza Blockade: Unarmed Protest A Palestinian Approach? (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Eyal Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Four days after Israeli commandos stormed a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, killing nine passengers and igniting an international ...

End the Siege on Israel

Fadi Elsalameen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fadi Elsalameen

It should be clear to both Israel and the United States by now that the siege of Gaza has failed to accomplish its goals. Israel has failed to weaken Hamas, free Gilad Shalit or even put an end to arms smuggling.

Israel's Blockade of Gaza: What Items Are Allowed In?

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

It would be very interesting to hear a response from the Israeli government in the form of an actual list of excluded items other than the now-permitted soda, juice, jam, spices, shaving cream, potato chips, cookies and candy.

Dismantling Israel's Myths

Dahlia Scheindlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dahlia Scheindlin

Certain perspectives on the flotilla, Gaza, and Israel have taken on mythological proportions but have little logical force. Here are some myths, dismantled.

AFTER THE MASSACRE: The Global Impact of the Gaza Flotilla Crisis

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Phyllis Bennis

AMSTERDAM-- Israeli commandoes murdered nine humanitarian aid workers in international waters. Nine were Turkish citizens; one a U.S. citizen. They w...

Unprecedented! 54 House Dems Call on Israel to End Siege of Gaza

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Fifty-four House members are defying AIPAC and calling on President Obama to lift the deadly blockade of Gaza..

Waxman Attacks Winograd on Israel; Ignites a Political Firestorm

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

That Rep. Waxman and Rep. Harman stress her devotion to Israel as the catalyst for her re-election underscores to what extent their policies focus on the welfare of Israelis and not Americans.

The Israel/Gaza Face-Off in Los Angeles

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Monday night, in remembrance of the one-year anniversary of Israel's Operation Cast Lead that killed 1,400 Gazans, and in solidarity with the 1,400 in...