Posts Tagged “Civil Rights”

Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights

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Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights

Congresswoman McCollum stands out as principled voice on human rights Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in regards to her bill, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391. Video of Congresswoman McCollum’s remarks can be seen here. Congresswoman McCollum’s full remarks are below: Mr. Speaker,…

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Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights

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Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights

Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights “We Stand With Palestine” Contingent in Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade Confounding many people’s expectations, our “We Stand With Palestine” contingent in the Chicago Gay Pride Parade yesterday – with its huge 160 sq foot banner, “Israel: STOP killing Palestinians!” – was met with almost universal approval by the approximately…

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B’Tselem to UN Secretary General: Protect Lives of Palestinian Protestors

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B’Tselem to UN Secretary General: Protect Lives of Palestinian Protestors

B’Tselem to UN Secretary General: Protect Lives of Palestinian Protestors Ahead of today’s UN Security Council at 5:00 P.M. (Israel time), and as the demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel fence are expected to continue, B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai El-Ad sent UN Secretary-General António Guterres a letter listing the names of the 35 Palestinians protestors shot to…

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U.S. drops “Occupied Territories” & “occupation” from Israel human rights report

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U.S. drops “Occupied Territories” & “occupation” from Israel human rights report

U.S. drops “Occupied Territories” & “occupation” from Israel human rights report Chapter on Israel/Occupied Territories now titled ‘Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank, and Gaza’; Adalah & zAdalah Justice Project: Elimination of references to occupation and discrimination against Palestinians is reflective of dangerous American tolerance for racism and xenophobia. The Adalah Justice Project, together with its…

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BDS movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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BDS movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

BDS movement nominated for Nobel Peace Prize The Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and Jewish Voice for Peace released news this week that the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) movement has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. BDS opposes the illegal activities of the Israeli Government in denying the human and civil rights of civilians targeted by…

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JVP urges companies to stop supporting illegal settlements

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JVP urges companies to stop supporting illegal settlements

JVP urges companies to stop supporting illegal settlements Jewish Voice for Peace identifies four top companies that are instrumental in supporting the racist, illegal all-Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on lands stolen from Palestinian Christian and Muslim owners. Those companies are shameful and include: Caterpillar, Priceline.com, TripAdvisor and Airbnb. These companies are contributing…

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