From Sarajevo to Atsioun: Long Live Freedom

The journalist Omar Nazzal tells the story of his unexpected detention between April 2016 and February 2017 as he made his way to Sarajevo to participate in a conference of the Union of European Journalists. He was arrested because of his previous journalistic work, and of his defence of those journalists who are repeatedly assaulted by Israel. “The interrogator said ... Read More »

Dignity strike: “the humane option for resistance”

How do we support the dignity strike? What do freedom prisoners need to improve their prison conditions? What do they need from their people, from the Arabs, and from the peoples of the free world? How can real solidarity with them be expressed? Is it useful for them that we fall into self-blaming? Do prayers help them? Or wishes? Or ... Read More »

The Women are Coming: Freedom for Gaza and Freedom for Homa Hoodfar

Since the middle of this month, I have followed with great interest, anticipation, anxiety and hope the imminent sailing of the Women’s Boat to Gaza attempting to break the siege; a step on the road to freeing the people of Gaza Strip from their huge prison. I also followed up on the escalating popular and official demonstrations against the incarceration ... Read More »

Writing Palestine’s Comprehensive History A Tool of Resistance and Freedom

  “The archaeologist is busy analyzing stones/ in the rubble of legends he searches for his own eyes/ to show/ that I am a sightless vagrant on the road/ with not one letter in civilization's alphabet/ meanwhile in my own time I plant my trees/ I sing of my love.” Mahmoud Darwish   In light of the Zionist Entity recruiting ... Read More »

The Voices of Women in March Breaking the Siege and Ending the Occupation

I received several letters commenting on my article entitled: "Women’s Boat to Gaza 2016: A Message of Hope, Solidarity and Love". Within my column, “A space for dialogue”, I host some of these comments The letters not only expressed complete support for the initiative to break the siege on Gaza, but they also confirmed the importance of raising our voices ... Read More »

Women’s Boat to Gaza 2016: A Message of Hope, Solidarity and Love

What Palestinian people are desperately in need of in these current times as they struggle for their freedom is the will to triumph. When Mohammad Al Qeeq triumphed over his jailors after a tenacious struggle, #alive not a martyr, hope glimmered. When the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FCC) announced that the Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) was about to set sail ... Read More »

Orange Orange: 16-Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Can we really “orange the world”? Can the world be free from violence that strips humans of their humanity? This was the goal of the “16-Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” campaign, which since 2013 called women, men and children to color the world orange to symbolize a brighter and more positive future free from violence against women. The campaign ... Read More »

(العربية) البرتقالي البرتقالي: 16 يوماً لمناهضة العنف ضد المرأة

هل يمكن أن يتلوَّن وجه العالم باللون البرتقالي؟ هل يمكن أن يخلو العالم من العنف الذي يجرِّد الإنسان من آدميته؟ كان هذا هو هدف الحملة الدولية "16 يوماً لمناهضة العنف ضد المرأة"؛ حين دعت النساء والرجال والأطفال إلى تلوين العالم باللون البرتقالي، ومنذ عام 2013، في "رؤية رمزية لعالم مشرق وإيجابي خال من العنف ضد النساء والفتيات". تبدأ الحملة يوم ... Read More »

Qasim Abdulhadi AbdulHadi: Theory meeting practice

“I see and my heart is never lying A spirit full of elegance and greatness I see majesty, light and an angle A face greeting us and smiling.”                 Hafez Ibrahim   He departed silently and peacefully, smiling, as he was gone to meet the two beloved ones that never left him. His wound ... Read More »