Helen Thomas was a fearless, pioneering journalist and author who advanced women's rights, freedom of speech and of the press, government accountability and opposition to war. In her final years, she was unjustly villified for comments on Israel and Palestine and we believe she deserves the respect and appreciation of a nation for her seven decades of integrity and public service.
Support the campaign calling on Alicia Keys to cancel her Tel Aviv concert, take action!
Alicia Keys is set to perform in Tel Aviv on July 4 as part of her Set the World on Fire tour. Both Alice Walker and Roger Waters have written her open letters (here and here) urging her to heed the Palestinian BDS call and cancel her show.
You can do your part by taking the following actions!
Organize a Community Teach-In on World Water Day
World Water Day is Friday, March 22, 2013 and Earth Day is Monday, April 22. Show your support for the Palestinian struggle for water justice by organizing a teach-in to learn the facts about the context and take action in support of this basic human right.
Palestinian families in Silwan, East Jerusalem, have been told they’ll lose their homes by the end of September. The Israeli authorities plan to demolish large parts of Silwan to build a tourist attraction.
The bulldozers could arrive at any time - it’s vital we support the community in Silwan as they fight to remain in their homes.
Join the Thirsting for Justice 2012 Summer Challenge
The Thirsting for Justice Campaign calls on supporters worldwide to sign-up to its summer challenge by living on 24 liters (6.3 gallons) of water for 24 hours, a reality faced by many Palestinians in the West Bank today, particularly during the summer, when Israeli national water company Mekorot reduces water supplies.
URGENT: Act now for Mahmoud Sarsak on hunger strike; Palestinian soccer star at risk of death
As European soccer stars compete in the European Championship, the eyes of the world must turn to a soccer star at urgent risk of death: Palestinian national team member Mahmoud Sarsak, 25, has been imprisoned without charge or trial for three years. Sarsak, from Gaza, traveled to the West Bank to join the Palestinian national soccer team for training. Upon his arrival he was abducted by the Israeli occupation military and since that time has been held in Israeli jails, subject to this special version of administrative detention designed especially for Palestinian prisoners from the Gaza Strip.
Take action today for Hana al-Shalabi – administrative detainee and hunger striker!
Hana al-Shalabi, an imprisoned Palestinian held under administrative detention without charge or trial, has been engaged in an open-ended hunger strike since her re-arrest on February 16, 2012. Now that Khader Adnan’s heroism has opened the eyes of the world to the struggles of Palestinian prisoners, it is imperative to keep the pressure on for Hana al-Shalabi.
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