“Our Struggle Has Become Reality,” Thousands celebrate as former dictator Ríos Montt is charged with genocide in Guatemala

By Megan Whelan Thursday, January 26, 7:00 am, hundreds of community activists and human rights defenders gather outside Guatemala City’s national court to witness former dictator Efraín Rios Montt testify on the gross military atrocities and human rights violations that occurred during his de-facto presidency from 1982 to 1983. In solidarity, thousands more both in […]

Palestinian Statehood: Misuse of Anti-Semitism

  Before I can explore the issue of Palestinian statehood, it is now almost obligatory for human rights activists to discuss what Israeli scholar Norman G. Finkelstein calls the “misuse of anti-Semitism.” This article is the first of no less than three quick articles that explores the question of the Palestinians recent bid for the […]

Tabling Bias and Aggressive Behavior Cited at Sac Co-op

On Sunday May 8, 2011, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op allowed a group to table about the Israeli/Palestinian issue despite a tabling prohibition issued by the General Manager Paul Cultrera. The group is also scheduled to table today despite the filing of a complaint about their physically and verbally aggressive behavior. Yesterday the group had […]

Repression and Murder Continue in Bahrain

By Matar Mohammad It has been two months since the formation of democratic peaceful movement of Bahraini people. A movement whose leaders and supporters are seeking democratic and legal demands such as establishing a representative and elected government, press freedom, government accountability toward citizens, increasing parliament members’ authorities, releasing political prisoners, and participation of all […]