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Tim King : Is Israel Waging a Military Assault on Intellectuals?

Tim King : Is Israel Waging a Military Assault on Intellectuals?

An unprecedented number of arrests, it just doesn’t make sense. Tim King Salem-News.com (SALEM, Ore.) – Yesterday we reported the arrest of Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Salem-News.com writer and high profile educator and peace activist in Occupied Palestine, who in the past has been a professor at both Yale and Harvard. It seems clear that [...]

MAZIN : WESTERN MEDIA FRENZY ABOUT OSAMA BIN LADEN

MAZIN : WESTERN MEDIA FRENZY ABOUT OSAMA BIN LADEN

Bin Laden’s assassination and the continued state terrorism practiced by the US government and its allies, especially Israel, attempt to entrench the idea of violence as an answer. By Mazin Qumsiyeh / My Catbird Seat There is a western media frenzy about the reported “taking-out” of Osama Bin Laden (the previous ally turned enemy). Israeli [...]

AIC: Palestinian state in September? Prospects and roles of local, international activists

AIC: Palestinian state in September? Prospects and roles of local, international activists

Professor Qumsiyeh ended the conference by arguing that he is sure that in the next six to ten months, there will be a new uprising in Palestine. “I studied the history of the past uprisings and I can claim that this will be a crucial year for Palestine” Alternative Information Centre Palestinian activists Lubna Massarwa, [...]

MAZIN QUMSIYEH : Murder of a friend

MAZIN QUMSIYEH : Murder of a friend

Humanity mourns by Mazin Qumsiyeh / Jerusalem We are shocked.  Juliano Mer-Khamis, a friend and fellow peace activist, was murdered in Jenin.  The masked killer/s whoever they were were cowards whose madness will not deter those of us who continue to work for justice and peace for all. If they thought they could kill coexistence [...]

MAZIN QUMSIYEH : TUNISIA AND RESHAPING THE ARAB WORLD

MAZIN QUMSIYEH : TUNISIA AND RESHAPING THE ARAB WORLD

I think the empire’s hold on the Arab World has begun to unravel and I think we see in Tunisia the first spark of a revolution that will reshape the Arab world for the better and spell the end of repression. Here in Palestine, we face a relentless assault not only on us and our [...]

PAUL BALLES : GRAINS OF SAND, PART I

PAUL BALLES : GRAINS OF SAND, PART I

To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. –William Blake Last week I suggested reading active writers in the alternative media. I’ve chosen some of those writers’ cogent and stimulating reflections from current events. [...]

MAZIN STANDING UP TO THE ENEMY …. AGAIN

MAZIN STANDING UP TO THE ENEMY …. AGAIN

Steve Amsel – Desertpeace Palestinian-American professor threatened by Israeli authorities My Associate, Mazin Qumsiyeh, had his day in court today….. again…. Just days before his appearance he called the ongoing harassment of himself and other activists a blatant attempt by Israeli authorities to stifle dissent, and to silence those who would dare to speak out publicly [...]

Watch and be angry and inspired!

Watch and be angry and inspired!

By Mazin Qumsiyeh Today (Wednesday) was another honorable and painful chapter in the struggle of the village of Al-Walaja.  Apartheid soldiers assaulted children and adults protesting peacefully, injured many, and arrested six Palestinians. The destruction of the beautiful ancient village land was stopped for over 1.5 hours. I was especially touched by the courage of [...]