Liao Yiwu's Letter to his Readers

Chinese poet & writer Liao Yiwu was pulled off the plane that was supposed to take him to Beijing (from where he was to fly  to the Literature Festival in Cologne, Germany), interrogated by the police for several hours & then sent home where is under house arrest. Details on his present and past situation can be found here in the online New Yorker. Below, the letter he sent … Read more Liao Yiwu's Letter to his Readers

SPECIAL GAZA EDITION of Woodstock International

From Tarak Kauff, who had been part of the US delegation of peace workers trying to reach Gaza, but where turned back in Egypt, news of the publication of  THE SPECIAL EDITION GAZA of Woodstock International. “This is 20 pages of some of the best articles and pictures of Gaza, Palestine, the Gaza Freedom March, Viva Palestina and the Free Gaza movement.  For those who want to spread the … Read more SPECIAL GAZA EDITION of Woodstock International

Gaza Freedom March Blocked in Cairo

This post by Max Ajl via adbusters; more info can be found here and here. Swiss Free Gaza Action on December 27 The Gaza Freedom March (GFM) was conceived as a massive nonviolent mobilization to end the suffocating siege of the Gaza strip. It was to have seen 1,400 internationals from over 40 countries, including France, the United States, England, Germany, Canada, South Africa, Venezuela, the Philippines and Japan, … Read more Gaza Freedom March Blocked in Cairo

Cantarow: Resistance in Bethlehem's Villages

Below, the opening paragraphs of Ellen Cantarow’s  Counterpunch article; you can read the full version here. December 15, 2009 Heroism in a Vanishing Landscape Resistance in Bethlehem’s Villages By ELLEN CANTAROW Christmas is coming. My e-mail has returned at least one plea to help Bethlehem – Christ’s birthplace crucified by Israel’s segregation wall; 25 foot-high concrete punctuated by militarized watch towers surrounds the entire town. PEACE BE WITH YOU … Read more Cantarow: Resistance in Bethlehem's Villages

Fourteen days to seal history's judgment on this generation

Copenhagen climate change conference: ‘Fourteen days to seal history’s judgment on this generation’ This editorial calling for action from world leaders on climate change is published today by 56 newspapers around the world in 20 languages Article history Today 56 newspapers in 45 countries take the unprecedented step of speaking with one voice through a common editorial. We do so because humanity faces a profound emergency. Unless we combine … Read more Fourteen days to seal history's judgment on this generation

RAWI Condemns Israel's Aggression in Gaza

From the Radius of Arab American Writers… RAWI, the Radius of Arab American Writers, condemns in the strongestpossible terms the ongoing Israeli slaughter of Palestinians in theoccupied Gaza Strip. Various news agencies around the world havereported the terrible impact of Israel’s military aggression in Gaza,which has resulted in nearly 400 Palestinian deaths, the majority ofthem children and civilians. A particularly gruesome illustration of Israel’s brutality can be foundin its … Read more RAWI Condemns Israel's Aggression in Gaza