Starting now! @mikopeled launches his speaking tour on the #HLF5 w/ special guest @NoorElashi #injustice #islamophobia #CivilLiberties #FreeHLF5 #FreeHLF @theCCR @PACCUSA Image
@mikopeled @NoorElashi @theCCR @PACCUSA Noor Elashi relating the inspiration her family draws from her father & “extremely frustrating” experience of being turned away from visiting her father in Kentucky #freehlf5 Image
Before the gov’t shut it down the Holy Land Foundation had been greatly respected for its charity and disaster relief work in the U.S. & abroad Image
The emotional toll of visiting family members in prison is hard to believe but common in U.S. w/ largest prison population in world
.@mikopeled: there was a real campaign to lobby Pres. Obama for clemency to #FREEHLF5 but he didn’t respond

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Apr 20
Did you miss yday's launch of our report "#Ukraine: Stop the Carnage, Build the Peace"? It was a great convo, with @rfalk13, @medeabenjamin, @cynthialazaroff, @davidcnswanson, @KatrinaNation, @helenacobban, @raymcgovern, & more! It's at:
Here are the 8 policy recommendations laid out in our report on the #UkraineCrisis. #1 is the highest priority: Ukraine-wide Ceasefire now! >
Some people have queried #2 of our recs: "An embargo on arms shipments into Ukraine by all countries." They say Western countries should send "defensive" arms to help #Ukraine. But >
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We've just launched "Ukraine: Stop the Carnage, Build the Peace," our new report building on our #UkraineCrisis webinar series & complete with our policy recommendations. Co-sponsored by @codepink @WorldBeyondWar & Environmentalists Against War-
Read here! bit.ly/JWE-UkraineRep… Image
Our report contains a list of eight Policy Recommendations that grew out of our #UkraineCrisis conversations - though we realize that not all the participants in the webinar series will agree with all of them. Image
We've made our report "Ukraine: Stop the Carnage, Build the Peace" available as a PDF on our site at no charge: bit.ly/JWE-UkraineRep…
Alternatively, you can buy copies of the printed report from Amazon for $5 each: amzn.to/37Uz7Ko
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The great @YousefAljamal sharing his witness at Plymouth UCC Church in Washington DC. #PalestineInCrisis. Image
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The Rev Julianne & other members of the rapt audience at @PlymouthUCC Image
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[Thread] We had a great couple of days on Capitol Hill with Yousef Aljamal, Wednesday and Thursday. We had > 20 very substantive meetings with various folks, including4 Members of Congress. Here was Rep. Ayanna Pressley: Image
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With the powerful mass movement for democracy & accountability in #Algeria/#Algerie reaching a turning point in next 2 days, 7 diverse Algerian personalities launched this video appeal for unity & real dialog: (Thread) tsa-algerie.com/lappel-de-pers…
Of note (& sad), that the good news site TSA that carried this has been banned in #Algeria. But it is on FB & other platforms so it should get wide distribution? It's issued in the name of "Agreement for the sake of protecting the homeland" Image
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