Realities in Palestine: An Eyewitness Report

We returned recently from an eye-opening journey to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories. We went because of the troubling news coming from Gaza about collective punishment, because of images of a 300-mile wall of separation between Israelis and Palestinians, and perhaps most of all because of our desire to understand the nature of this … Continue reading Realities in Palestine: An Eyewitness Report

How I learned about Iran through NoRuz

About 4 years ago, I was found in Union Square Park by the Granny Peace Brigade. This changed my life. Its members have tons of energy and passion for Peace, and accomplish so much. They are fun to be with and I love them. First, I took part in their Phone-a-thons, then got involved with … Continue reading How I learned about Iran through NoRuz

Reopen Shuhada Street in Hebron

For 17 years by order of Israeli authorities, Shuhada Street in Hebron, West Bank, has been closed to Palestinians.  Below is my letter in this regard mailed to the Embassy of Israel to the United States. February 22, 2012 The Honorable Michael Oren Ambassador of Israel Embassy of Israel 3514 International Drive N.W. Washington, D.C.20008-3021 … Continue reading Reopen Shuhada Street in Hebron

ALL SEATS FILLED AT THE US PREMIERE OF “STANDING ARMY” AT THE LEONARD NIMOY THALIA

February 27, 2011.  You want to be here as the theater fills; you’re absorbed in the quiet as Vinie Burrows asks for moments of silence in memory of the anti-imperialism historian Chalmers Johnson.  It is his testimony you’re about to hear in Enrico Parenti and Thomas Fazi’s film, STANDING ARMY. Vinie recalls the promise she … Continue reading ALL SEATS FILLED AT THE US PREMIERE OF “STANDING ARMY” AT THE LEONARD NIMOY THALIA

FEAR – AMERICA CAN SLEEP EASY NOW

We filed into court, quiet, respectful,  hoping against hope that the prisoner would be given the full  extent of the powers of the court. That she would receive a mild admonishment for her slight alleged infraction of the law, an error in judgement that anyone, even the most learned judge might make. According to John … Continue reading FEAR – AMERICA CAN SLEEP EASY NOW

NO PERMANENT/”ENDURING” U.S. MILITARY BASES IN IRAQ

CALL FOR COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL OF U.S. MILITARY FORCES FROM IRAQ The Bush Administration told us Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs); they didn't wait for the UN inspectors to finish their work; and they lied to the United Nations, which authorized the U.S. and an international coalition to attack Iraq, a country that had … Continue reading NO PERMANENT/”ENDURING” U.S. MILITARY BASES IN IRAQ

GRANNIES SHINE ON WBAI

Vinie, Molly & Lillian guest on pre-debate round-table. Like fingerprints and snowflakes, there are no duplications in the ranks of the Granny Peace Brigade. When WBAI put out the call for three grannies who survived the Great Depression to participate in an on-air round table discussion, their listeners got a kaleidoscopic look at the 1930s … Continue reading GRANNIES SHINE ON WBAI