June

The price of occupation: Israeli society pays a heavy price for occupying Palestinian lands

Israel is paying a heavy price for the continued occupation of the Palestinian territories, one that is sorely felt in most households. The Palestinians, as is well known, are paying a much heavier price, but this fact does not in any way make the price that Israelis are paying any smaller or less significant.

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United for Peace and Justice sets course to end Iraq war

ROSEMONT, Ill. — United for Peace and Justice, the national antiwar coalition, decided at its third national assembly here June 22-24 to make congressional action to end the Iraq war its number one priority in the coming months.

Women of the world unite for peace and solidarity

CARACAS, Venezuela — The fight against war is part of the fight for women to become “first-class citizens in every nation,” declared Marcia Campos, the Brazilian president of the Women’s International Democratic Federation.

Agent Orange victims have day in court

NEW YORK — In 1964 Nguyen Thi Hong, then a young woman of 17, joined the struggle against the U.S. occupation of her country, Vietnam. She knew that she might lose her life. But she had no idea that she would become sick and remain so for more than 30 years. “I was exposed to dioxin during the war,” Hong told reporters outside a federal courtroom here June 18.

N. Korea to shut reactor, rejects missile defense

North Korea announced June 16 that it plans to shut down and seal its Yongbyon nuclear facilities in accordance with an agreement reached at the six-party talks aimed at addressing the Korean nuclear issue.

Gaza crisis tied to Israeli-U.S. policy

With the crisis unfolding in Gaza and the West Bank, a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis is in jeopardy, Palestinian and Israeli progressives fear.

Soldiers walk to end Iraq war

COLUMBUS — “We’re here for those that can’t be here, for those who’d like to be, but are still in Iraq,” said Teresa Dawson, the Central Ohio coordinator of Military Families Speak Out. Dawson is the mother of an Iraq war veteran and the daughter of a Marine.

South Jersey marchers link civil rights, peace

CAMDEN, N.J. — Neighbors came out of their homes in this South Jersey community, June 2, when they heard loud chants of “Bring the troops home. We want justice. We want peace.”

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Thousands rally to end Israeli occupation

WASHINGTON — Thousands of demonstrators rallied at the U.S. Capitol, June 10, to protest Israel’s 40-year occupation of Palestinian lands and to demand that Congress take action to win “a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.”

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Jerusalem Initiative: Palestinians, Israelis appeal for world action to spur peace

JERUSALEM — An international meeting here June 4 appealed for world pressure on the Israeli government to negotiate with the PLO to achieve a comprehensive and just peace. The conference was an unprecedented joint undertaking of the Palestinian People’s Party and the Communist Party of Israel.

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