Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Happy to announce that the Writers' Organization: PEN has decided to go forward with NO Israeli government funding for the first time. Thank you to all the organizers and my fellow writers and PEN members who stood up for human rights.
Susan Abulhawa, Ammiel Alcalay, Meena Alexander, Nicole Aragi, Moustafa Bayoumi, Max Blumenthal, Ken Chen, Kia Corthron, Bill Klegg, Eisa Davis, Angela Davis, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Elana Dykewomon, Ben Ehrenreich, Louise Erdrich, Carolyn Forché, Laura Flanders, Richard Ford, Ru Freeman, Joshua Furst, Molly Crabapple, Ashley Dawson, Junot Diaz,Tonya M. Foster, Marilyn Hacker, Jessica Hagedorn, Barbara Hammer, Randa Jarrar, Remi Kanazi, Nancy Kricorian, Casey Llewellyn, Karen Malpede, Eileen Myles, Joan Nestle, Viet Nguyen, Pratibha Parmar, Dale Peck, Vijay Prashad, Claudia Rankine, Colin Robinson, Trish Salah, Luc Sante, Dean Spade, Madeleine Thien, Alice Walker, Naomi Wallace,Jacqueline Woodson and many others.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
HP companies provide the electronic biometric ID cards used at Israel’s discriminatory checkpoints inside the segregated West Bank to restrict the movements of Palestinians based on their religion and ethnicity. HP companies also provide technology for illegal settlements occupying Palestinian land, for the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and for the Israeli Navy to enforce the devastating blockade of the Gaza Strip.
South African Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote, "I have been to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and I have witnessed the racially segregated roads and housing that reminded me so much of the conditions we experienced in South Africa under the racist system of Apartheid.”
Wednesday, February 8, 2017