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Her Name is Rachel Corrie

Her Name is Rachel Corrie

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” is based on the writings and journals of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old Evergreen State College student, who traveled to the Gaza Strip in 2003 and was run over and killed by a USA MADE Caterpillar D9R armored bulldozer which was operated by Israeli Forces, on March 16th, which was just […]

Facebook: Give US Some Truth, Free Vanunu and Yoko Ono’s 80th

Facebook: Give US Some Truth, Free Vanunu and Yoko Ono’s 80th

                              “Listen to the art…enjoy the show”-Yoko Ono On the third and final day The Artwork of John Lennon has been offered [fourth time in ten years] for purchase on Park Avenue, in Winter Park, Florida, the Facebook Cause Free Mordechai Vanunu with over 8,800 Members launched the petition: HELP FREE VANUNU and Yoko Ono’s […]

Arab American Talk Radio — creating a national dialogue

Arab American Talk Radio — creating a national dialogue

One of the biggest problems facing the American Arab community is discrimination. American Arabs are discriminated against. It started long before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but really jumped after Israel’s creation in 1948. It’s been growing steadily, worse today than ever before. The simple fact is Americans still don’t really know who […]

America’s Part in “5 Broken Cameras”

America’s Part in “5 Broken Cameras”

The Palestinian-Israeli-French production of “5 Broken Cameras” is a 2011 documentary film co-directed by Palestinian Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi. “5 Broken Cameras” is also an Oscar contender for best documentary and an eyewitness account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village that has been encroached upon by Israeli-only settlements [all the […]

Search for the Disappeared in Kashmir: Spectacles of Human Rights, Mourning and Memorialization

In not so recent past most Kashmiri women shared two notable traits. They did not like to buy meat from the butcher and at no cost would they make their grief public. The butcher’s shop was a shunned site maybe because it typified exposure to uncouth, aggressive and bloody masculinity. As for grief, it was […]

End stages, new beginnings and MRI’s

End stages, new beginnings and MRI’s

Seven years after suffering a massive stroke the comatose ex- Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, displayed “a certain degree of consciousness” in an MRI scan conducted by a joint Israeli-American team. That was the first NEWS report I read on my birthday. I underwent my first MRI on the last Friday of 2012. The radiologist’s […]

With Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Jordan needs to step up to the plate for peace

With Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Jordan needs to step up to the plate for peace

By Ray Hanania In my Creators Syndicate column this week, I write about the role that Jordan and King Abdullah must play if we are to ever see peace in the Middle East. (Click here to read the column.) The problem in the Middle East is Israel. Israel refuses to recognize the rights of the […]

Remember the USS LIBERTY this Veterans Day

On election day in Florida’s new 5th District, 7,837 voters cast theirs for  Eileen Fleming (NPA) – U.S. House District 5 That equates to 3% of voters. The republican, Tea-Party Christian Zionist LeaAnn Kolb received 69,650 votes and 186,788 cast their vote for two more years of the now 11th term incumbent, Corrine Brown. My […]

Meet Maria

Hi everyone, I’m Maria! I’m an Egyptian-American stand-up comedian from Columbus, Ohio. I am currently living in New York City, and am on stage doing stand-up almost every night of the week.   I have a weekly radio show called The Shehata Show on Mango Radio where three NYC comedians all of different backgrounds (Egyptian, Brazilian, and Jewish) talk about […]