Israel lobby pressure mounts on Minnesota congressman who seeks to head DNC. Read more about Why did Rep. Keith Ellison condemn BDS?
US Civil Rights movement
The powerful Israel lobby group is protecting Clinton and Trump by probing the activist histories of Black students, effectively shielding the candidates from the risk of dissent. Read more about Black student leader disinvited from AIPAC for opposing Hillary Clinton
Racist attacks on Palestinians are a chilling reminder of violence against African-Americans. Read more about Sacrifice, suffering and struggle: MLK's message resonates in Palestine
Last week, six courageous Palestinians attempted to defy racism, segregation and apartheid by boarding Jewish settler-only buses in the hopes of reaching Jerusalem, a city off limits to Palestinians in the West Bank. However, the symbolic, media-friendly act — and its debatable relevance to the average Palestinian — begs some important questions. Read more about Are the Freedom Rides a detour for the struggle?
This week, with the Palestinian Freedom Riders taking a page from the US civil rights movement and defying Israel’s segregated road system, my histories and my homes merged in a new way. Read more about From US South to Palestine, Freedom Rides change history
Several activists were arrested by Israeli forces today while attempting to ride segregated buses serving illegal Israeli settlements. Read more about Israel arrests "Freedom Riders" challenging apartheid road system
Celebrated American author and poet Alice Walker will be aboard the Audacity of Hope, part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, set sail this month. Ali Abunimah interviews for The Electronic Intifada. Read more about Interview: Alice Walker on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and the struggle for justice