I’m still healing from surgery, so I won’t be able to march (sadly, but I’ll be there in spirit for sure) but I wanted to let folks know about an opportunity to march and nosh with Jews before and during the anti-war demonstrations that will be happening tomorrow in New York. Of course, they’ll be [...]
We’re heading into five years since the War in Iraq began. The protests leading up to the anniversary on March 19th will soon begin. A primer in case you needed more reasons to fight this insanity that still has no end. Compare the costs of the war in Iraq, already over $408,300,000,000 dollars (yes that’s [...]
The Reform Movement officially supports a timetable for military withdrawal from Iraq! Click to read more. Warning: This post re-caps some of last week’s headline news, the single most disturbing news week in my recent memory. The URJ’s resolution in support of withdrawal gives me a glimmer of hope.
Tip of the hat to ThinkProgress for getting this up and out. While millions watched the Oscars, Jewish American Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who broke the Abu Ghraib prison story, was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. The subject: imminent war with Iran and his latest article, “A Strategic Shift,” published in The [...]
…and other great slogans from the anti-war rally in Washington, DC on January 27. I was there, along with what the newspapers reported as tens of thousands of comrades. “18-year-olds are not a renewable resource.” “My brother is not a poker chip.” “Mission failed, quagmire accomplished.” The rally was timed to express disapproval of the [...]
The arrangement reached with the police and the ultra-orthodox is not a compromise but a surrender. There is no difference between ‘don’t march’ and ‘do what you want, but in your houses behind closed shutters’. In both cases we are banished from the streets into a space that is fenced-in, policed and worst of all [...]