Week of January 1, 2009

You can help send medicine to Gaza

Time for Change? - US Network Correspondents Come Home from Iraq - Troops Remain

LI Wins Blog: NAACP Installs Officers - Issues Statement on LI Hate Crimes

East Hampton Star: James Henry on Zellner's Civil Rights Memoir and Activism Today

"Community Discussion" on National Health Plans - Report from Dr. E. Fox

Congress to Bail Out Social Service Agencies-NOT

Peace and Justice Calendar - Ellen Frank's Cities of Peace at Cathedral of St. John the Devine - Wednesday Jan 7 - bus from East End

Suffolk Peace Vigils - East End Women in Black - Sunday January 4 - 3pm at Bridgehampton Monument

Casualties in Iraq - 31 December 08 - 14th soldier death for month- TV Networks Bring Correspondants Home!

Gaza Under Attack: Read, Listen and Act

Israel, U.S. Policies Aided Hamas- Warren Stobel, McLatchy Newspapers
Rabbi Michael Lerner: Right but not smart
Israel is still using a strategy of domination in its struggle with Hamas, trying to use force to gain security. But this is a recipe for endless war.
Palestinian Legislator Mustafa Barghouthi: Palestinian Guernica and Myths of Israeli Victimhood
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions: A Call to End Attacks and Their Cause
Let’s be crystal clear. Israel’s massive attacks on Gaza today have one overarching goal: conflict management. How to end rocket attacks on Israel from a besieged and starving Gaza without ending the impetus for those attacks, 41 years of increasingly oppressive Israeli Occupation without a hint that a sovereign and viable Palestinian state will ever emerge.

Phyllis Bennis: The Gaza Crisis
Washington Post: Obama Silent on Gaza - Activists call for Change in Mideast Policy
WPKN "Between The Lines" Interview with Free Gaza Movement's Ramzi Kysia
US based Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) - Sending Medicines to Gaza Now
12-31-08: Barbara Lubin Director of MECA "I will be leaving next week to meet our Gaza Director Dr. Mona El-Farra in Egypt to receive five tons of medicine for infants and children that we purchased and had shipped from Holland. We will also purchase emergency supplies from a Palestinian pharmaceutical company in Cairo to help treat the thousands who have been wounded in the horrific Israeli attacks."

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The Bone in the Throat - Jeff Halper - Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Iraq, Before, After and Now
Lucero Killing Follows Months of Anti-Immigrant Agitation
Economic Contributions of Immigrants to Long Island

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