Stop the deportation of children.
Reunite them with their families.
March to protect the Central American and Mexican child migrants at the southern border this Saturday, August 2, at noon, starting at 16th and Mission Streets and ending at 24th and Mission Streets in San Francisco.
Located in San Francisco, the Central American Resource Center--CARECEN--of Northern California provides vital direct services and engages in community development and advocacy to help create a vibrant and thriving Latino immigrant community in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond. We arose from the community and remain firmly a part of it. Founded in 1986 by Salvadoran political exiles and refugees, CARECEN serves more than 10,000 people each year.
Our children are sacred! More info here.
Since July 7, Israel has killed more than 1231 Palestinians in Gaza, including at least 243 children. More than 7000
others have been injured.
(July 30), at least 15 civilians were killed and almost 100 wounded when Israeli tanks shelled a UN school where
internally displaced people were taking shelter in Jabalia in northern Gaza.
Tuesday (July 29), the Israeli military killed 16 members of the Abu Jabber family, including four
children, in the al Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza.
Tuesday, 13 members of the al-Agha family were killed, including four children, by Israeli airstrikes on three
homes in Khan Younis in southern Gaza.
Tuesday, the Israeli military killed a UN doctor and his brother in northern Gaza.
Also on Tuesday, Israel bombed Gaza's only power plant, which supplies 2/3 of Gaza's electricity, putting it out of commission. Regarding the impact on Gaza's already severely damaged electrical grid, the UN noted "the additional reduction in electricity supply is expected to have a pervasive impact on the availability of food and access of people to basic services."
The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride 2014 is about to launch with the first People's Hearing, this Wednesday,
July 30, 5:00 pm.
Then, it's into the streets on Thursday to protest at the Republican Party Headquarters in Houston.
People of conscience must stand against and resist the crimes of our own government, and that includes U.S. political and military support for the crimes of its allies, when those powers commit crimes against humanity. During the 1980's when wars rocked Central America, and also when South African apartheid was being challenged -- it made a real difference when people inside the U.S. woke up to the facts of what their own government was doing, and questioned which side America was on, right or wrong -- and if it was the WRONG side (oppressive, corrupt, immoral, etc.) a dividing line became clear - and many, many people inside the empire publicly stood up and said NO to the U.S. Empire. That is what is needed today, once again!
Year after year, Israel receives billions in funding from the United States. In 2007 the U.S. government agreed to provide Israel with $30 billion in military aid over the next decade. The transfer of this aid to Israel actually violates U.S. law. But don't expect U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to seek any arrest warrants against Barack Obama or any other U.S. officials.
The U.S. government must be brought to account for arming Israel. We must demand that illegal support of Israel stop immediately -- and also, we must demand that threats and other actions against Iraq by the U.S. and Israel also cease.
As Iraq's disintegration into darkness progresses, it sickens me to think of all the Iraqis I met and became friends with, who have since been killed, disappeared or have become refugees. What is left of Iraq, this mess that is no longer a country, should be considered the legacy of decades of US policy there, dating back to the moment when Saddam Hussein was in power and enjoyed Washington's support. With Maliki, it has simply been a different dictator, enjoying even more such support (until these last weeks), and using similarly barbaric tactics against Iraqis.
-- Dahr Jamail, A Nation on the Brink
Meanwhile, for most Palestinians in Gaza the anxiety-inducing soundtrack to their lives is the constant buzz of the remotely piloted aircraft - better known as "drones" - that hover in the skies above.
Drones are increasingly being used for surveillance and extra-judicial execution in parts of the Middle East, especially by the US, but in nowhere more than Gaza has the drone become a permanent fixture of life."
As violence escalates, opponents from within Iraq and across the world condemn Obama's push for military strikes on the war-tattered nation.
"We need to challenge this idea that Iraq has a legitimate government that is fighting terrorist organizations." -- Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies
Saturday, June 21: Rally and March with the World Can't Wait contingent
National "No New U.S. War on Iraq" - ANSWER Coalition
Powell BART Plaza (Fifth and Market Street), San Francisco
The most serious sectarian and ethnic tensions in Iraq's modern history followed the 2003 US-led occupation, which faced massive popular opposition and resistance.The US had its own divide-and-rule policy, promoting Iraqi organisations founded on religion, ethnicity, nationality or sect rather than politics. Many senior officers in the newly formed Iraqi army came from these organisations and Saddam's army. This was exacerbated three years ago, when sectarian groups in Syria were backed by the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
-- Sami Ramadani, London Metropolitan University