Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Israeli streets show the March of the Million

March Of The Million Takes Place

Center for Israel Education September 3, 2011 Israeli streets in cities throughout the country were packed with more than 450,000 protesters in the largest demonstration in the history of the country. The protests were billed as the “March of the Million,” and were part of the summer long social justice protests in which mostly young…

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Lansing, Michigan Capitol

Commentary: Risking Arrest

About four years ago, I was in my first week of training for my summer fellowship in community organizing. I was still learning the basics of what I would be doing that summer and getting to know my cohort when they took us to a protest at the Los Angeles airport. It was one of…

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Guns in school concept showing red brick old fashion schoolhouse on a stack of educational school books with guns and bullets. Gun violence

Why I Protest Gun Violence

People asked me why we walked out of school on March 14. They were bewildered when we walked out a second time on April 20. They were dumbfounded to see us standing in the pouring rain with candles after Santa Fe. Every time, my answer for them was the same: We are standing here because…

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Supporters of the Poor People’s Campaign.

DJJ at the Poor People’s Campaign

Praying With My Feet For the past two Mondays, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of joining the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) in Lansing as part of its “40 Days of Moral Action.” The PPC is committed to the lofty goals of ending the “four evils of racism, militarism, poverty and environmental devastation,” and recognizes…

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We Have a Problem — Israel

As exquisitely expressed in the Torah, Israel has inextricably been integral to who we are and why we exist. There is a direct and clear connection between the land, God and how we should act. This can be found in texts from the Book of Genesis to the writings of Roman Empire historian Josephus to…

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Thousands marched in solidarity with the residents of Gaza in the Israeli-Arab city of Sakhnin on Saturday, March 31.

Some Uncomfortable Gaza Truths

Above: Thousands marched in solidarity with the residents of Gaza in the Israeli-Arab city of Sakhnin on Saturday, March 31. That the sequence of events that unfolded on the Gaza border March 30 was entirely predictable, and that the reaction to those events was even more so, does not make the aftermath any more palatable. The…

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Hope And Hostility

Pro-Israel and Palestinian demonstrators protest outside West Bloomfield JCC. A Palestinian protestor holds up a sign for the Jewish protestors to see. Tensions were high and emotions ran strong during a protest outside of the West Bloomfield Jewish Community Center Thursday evening. Both Israeli and Palestinian supporters stood on opposite sides of Maple Road with…

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