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…
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.
[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:
Here was Rep. Betty McCollum (photo courtesy of her office):
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"
Jun 17, 2019 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
This Sunday, June 23, the Friends Meeting of Washington will be hosting the latest showing in the "Voices from the Holy Land" film series: voicesfromtheholyland.org/events/sun-062…
FMW is located at 2111 Florida Ave NW (Metro stop: Dupont Circle, north exit.) The showing will be in the Decatur Place Room, starting at 12:30 pm. There will be light refreshments before the 50-minute film.
Jun 12, 2019 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
#Algeria: Some early thinking about a possible political solution
We are very happy to publish this paper, which was produced May 5 by a group of 15 professors at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, University of Algiers 3. #Algerie
The current crisis results from the lack of a strategic vision for the future of our national state. Hence, a group of professors present these initial elements of thinking about possible solutions, based on a number of key controlling principles
One example Ben gave in the interview was that of the lobbying firm the McKeon Group, founded by Rep McKeon @chairmanmckeon after he left congress in 2015. He had been Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee from 2011-2015. Here are some quick excerpts of what Ben said:
In our latest Just World Podcasts episode @helenacobban reflects on her interview with a former Exec. Director of #AIPAC. He was having second thoughts about his work there. Listen to the whole episode here and read an excerpt below: buzzsprout.com/2366/976358-st…#StandWithIlhan
"A few years ago, I got the chance to write a short profile for @thenation, of a man called Tom Dine. From 1980 through 1993, Dine was the Executive Director of AIPAC, which since its founding in the post-“Suez” era had focused on... thenation.com/article/confes…
Dec 11, 2018 • 24 tweets • 9 min read
70 years ago today, the UN General Assembly passed Resn 194 (III) which resolved that, "the refugees [from Palestine] wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date & unispal.un.org/DPA/DPR/unispa… >
> "& that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible." 70 yrs ago! Note that >
Just to be clear what this math means: Residents of Jewish neighborhoods in #Jerusalem70 have public services funded at levels more than FIVE TIMES HIGHER per capita than residents of "Arab" neighborhoods in the city. #ApartheidOrWhat?
1. The #NRA is to gun-fueled killiings in the US as #AIPAC is to big-weapons killings (& settler colonialism & Apartheid) in Palestine. This brief Tw essay will explore the finances of both orgs.
2. ProPublica has a great public portal for reviewing IRS's Form 990 forms for all 501c orgs. Both @AIPAC and @NRA are 501c-4 orgs, so can lobby. Both hv smaller affiliated 501c-3 (educational) orgs, too. projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/org…