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Cowichan Conversations: A Story of Help and Transformation– Yonatan Shapir–VIA Cowichan Campus-November 6th 10:30AM-Room 140-Admission Free

 

On Friday November 6, at 10:30 a.m., Yonatan Shapira, a Jewish Israeli activist for peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians, will speak in Theatre 140, the ground floor lecture theatre in the

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Cowichan Conversations: New York Times-As Truce Holds, Dazed Gazans Get Down to Business

From the New York Times

By FARES AKRAM and JODI RUDOREN

GAZA — The banks reopened, the markets were crowded, workers began repairing downed electric lines and bulldozers cleared rubble blocking roads in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday as an open-ended cease-fire between Israel . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: New York Times-As Truce Holds, Dazed Gazans Get Down to Business

CuriosityCat: Israel & Gaza: Tectonic shift in past 24 hours

Israel’s embattled prime minister

The Egypt-brokered truce agreement just struck has resulted in two shifts in the underlying political forces in that area. The first shift is a de facto recognition by Israel of the pan-Palestinian government that Abbas had set in place, as Zvi Bar’elwrites in Haaretz:

But this is just a preliminary . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Israel & Gaza: Tectonic shift in past 24 hours

Dead Wild Roses: Noam Chomsky on The Nightmare in Gaza

The following article reproduced in its entirety from Altnet.org.

Noam Chomsky explores the history of repression and violence that stand as precursors to the current conflict. August 7, 2014 |

Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel’s goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm.

For the West . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Noam Chomsky on The Nightmare in Gaza

Cowichan Conversations: Once And For All

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Like so many of you I am reading and observing the Palestinian onslaught from afar.

The positions seem to be so absolute, so tightly held that it is a challenge to grasp the sense of it sometimes.

This Uri Avnery piece was sent to me recently and makes as much . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Once And For All

Dead Wild Roses: Palestine, Rockets and Reprisals

No one should have to live in fear. Death by airstrike, death by rocket. Same result. I cannot even imagine having to deal with every day life in Gaza, especially if I had children.

“I am used to the bombings, but my children are worried. So I have to keep reassuring them.” Explaining what is . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Palestine, Rockets and Reprisals

Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair Denies Paul Manly the Right To Seek Nomination In Nanaimo Ladysmith

Dear Friends and Supporters

I would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement for my bid for the nomination to be the NDP candidate for the new federal riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. It is with regret that I write to tell you that the federal NDP has refused to allow me to . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Mulcair Denies Paul Manly the Right To Seek Nomination In Nanaimo Ladysmith

Dead Wild Roses: Gaza and Western Media – Charlotte Silver

“Since Israel’s brutal 21-day assault on Gaza in the winter of ’08-’09 (dubbed by Israeli politicians as Operation Cast Lead) that led to over 1,400 Palestinian deaths – of which 930 were civilians including many women and children – followed by its deadly raid on a civilian Turkish ship headed to Gaza in June 2010 […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Gaza and Western Media – Charlotte Silver

A. Picazo: The Crisis In Gaza — An International Tipping Point

If, and as long as between the Jordan and the sea, there is only one political entity, named Israel, it will end up being either non-Jewish or non-democratic… If the Palestinians vote in elections, it is a binational state, and if they don’t, it is an apartheid state. – Ehud Barak This sentiment expressed by . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: The Crisis In Gaza — An International Tipping Point