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World Marks Six Months of ‘Relentless Death and Destruction’ in Gaza

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated his call for an “immediate humanitarian cease-fire, the unconditional release of all hostages, the protection of civilians, and the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid.”   By Brett Wilkins Apr 07, 2024   Peace and human rights advocates on Sunday renewed calls for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and an increase in lifesaving humanitarian […]

The Death of Amr

Over 13,000 children have been killed in Gaza. Amr Abdallah was one of them.   By CHRIS HEDGES April 3, 2024   On the morning Amr Abdallah was killed, he woke before dawn to say his Ramadan prayers with his father, mother, two younger brothers and aunt, in an open field in southern Gaza.   “It […]

‘Obscene’: Biden Quietly OKs More 2,000-Pound Bombs, Warplanes for Israel

“Arming a war criminal makes you a war criminal,” one critic admonished the U.S. president.   By BRETT WILKINS Mar 29, 2024   Despite growing worldwide calls for an arms embargo, the Biden administration in recent days has approved the transfer of billions of dollars worth of new weapons shipments to Israel, including warplanes and […]

A Genocide Foretold

The genocide in Gaza is the final stage of a process begun by Israel decades ago. Anyone who did not see this coming blinded themselves to the character and ultimate goals of the apartheid state.   By CHRIS HEDGES MAR 30, 2024   There are no surprises in Gaza. Every horrifying act of Israel’s genocide […]

Israel’s Trojan Horse

The “temporary pier” being built on the Mediterranean coast of Gaza is not there to alleviate the famine, but to herd Palestinians onto ships and into permanent exile.   CHRIS HEDGES MAR 18, 2024   Piers allow things to come in. They allow things to go out. And Israel, which has no intention of halting […]

Joe Biden’s Parting Gift to America Will be Christian Fascism

The Democratic Party had one last chance to implement the kind of New Deal Reforms that could save us from another Trump presidency and Christian fascism. It failed. CHRIS HEDGES MAR 18, 2024   Joe Biden and the Democratic Party made a Trump presidency possible once and look set to make it possible again. If […]

State of the Union: War and Genocide Are Still the American Way

Will we ever see an end to the cycle of destruction fueled by capitalism and U.S. imperialism?    By MELISSA GARRIGA Mar 09, 2024 Common Dreams   President Biden’s State of the Union address made one thing clear: war, genocide, and militarism remains the Amercian way. From Gaza to Ukraine, from the Middle East to the borders […]

Adani’s Greed Amidst the Genocide in Gaza

The Human Rights Forum (HRF) decries the contradictory and morally repugnant stand of the Indian government on Israel’s genocide of Palestinians in Gaza. HRF demand that all deals with the Zionist Apartheid State of Israel be annulled.   By Press Release 8-3-2024, Hyderabad   The Human Rights Forum (HRF) strongly condemns Adani’s recent agreements with Israel […]

8 March – A Feminist Call to Strike for Gaza

No feminist struggle without Gaza   From the women of Gaza to the feminist and revolutionary forces worldwide, as March 8th approaches, it represents a truly revolutionary occasion where the systems oppressing women, queers, and their intersectional issues can be confronted. Still, it also offers a litmus test for international anti-colonial feminism, as well as […]

200+ Unions Launch Network to Push for Gaza Cease-Fire

“The support for a cease-fire is overwhelming,” said one union leader. “We can’t stand by in the face of this suffering. We cannot bomb our way to peace.”   By BRETT WILKINS Feb 16, 2024 Common Dreams   Seven national and over 200 local labor unions in the United States on Friday announced the establishment of a coalition […]

Israel merciless bombing of Rafah faces worldwide protests

With the numbers of the murdered in Gaza surpassing 28,000 people, Israel is mercilessly bombing Palestinian in Rafah. As Palestinians prepare for a catastrophic ground invasion of Rafah, the U.S. Senate votes to send an additional $14 billion to Israel. Amnesty International warns Palestinians in southern Gaza are “facing the real and imminent risk of […]

A Deeper Look at Hamas and What Terrorism Means in Israel-Palestine

When one side in hostilities lacks an army, that side often finds its only recourse is to use what the other side calls “terrorism.”   By ROBERT M. SCHAIBLE, SALLY BOWDEN-SCHAIBLE Feb 13, 2024 Common Dreams   On October 7, Hamas launched a terrorist attack on southern Israel, killing some 1,100 people, a majority of whom […]

Let Them Eat Dirt

The final stage of Israel’s genocide in Gaza, an orchestrated mass starvation, has begun. The international community does not intend to stop it.   CHRIS HEDGES FEB 9, 2024   There was never any possibility that the Israeli government would agree to a pause in the fighting proposed by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, much less a […]

Israeli Groups Demand Gaza Cease-Fire as Netanyahu Rejects Hamas Deal

A former hostage warned the Israeli prime minister that if he continues to pursue “the destruction of Hamas, there won’t be any hostages to release.”   JESSICA CORBETT Feb 7, 2024   Rights groups in Israel on Wednesday demanded a cease-fire in their country’s four-month war on the Gaza Strip as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

The Silence of the Damned

Our leading humanitarian and civic institutions, including major medical institutions, refuse to denounce Israel’s genocide in Gaza. This exposes their hypocrisy and complicity.   CHRIS HEDGES JAN 31, 2024     There is no effective health care system left in Gaza. Infants are dying. Children are having their limbs amputated without anesthesia. Thousands of cancer patients and those in need […]