BY Gregory Lucero | Salt Lake City, UT | 5/19/15
Palestinian solidarity activists attended a vigil, May 15, commemorating the Nakba, Arabic for "catastrophe," the genocidal expulsion of Palestinians by the Zionists. From 1947 to 1949, Palestinians were killed and pushed from their homes in the drive to create Israel.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 5/17/15
Over 60 people demonstrated here May 15 to commemorate Al-Nakba at a busy intersection downtown.
BY staff | United States | 5/17/15
Fight Back! News Service is circulating the following statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
BY staff | Spring Lake Park, MN | 5/17/15
On May 16, the Minnesota Chapter of American Muslims for Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Institute of Minnesota recognized the Minnesota-based Anti-War Committee for their Palestine solidarity work at “The Return is our Destiny,” which was the theme of the 14th Annual Palestine Day.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 5/17/15
Over 50 protesters picketed in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office, May 15, and then marched across 35W to the Minneapolis West Bank neighborhood to commemorate Al-Nakba, which means the catastrophe in Arabic.
BY staff | Tucson, AZ | 5/17/15
Fight Back! interviewed James Jordan, with the Alliance For Global Justice in Tucson, Arizona. Jordan recently returned from a solidarity delegation to the Colombian peace negotiations taking place between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government in Havana, Cuba. The FARC-EP want their peace negotiator Simon Trinidad at the talks.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 5/17/15
Over 50 U.S. Postal Service workers and supporters participated in the national day of action here in Tampa, May 14. On May 20, the USPS union members' contract is set to expire. If the contract passes as is, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) members fear it will include more cuts to employee positions and take the only public postal service in the country and hand it to the private corporations.
BY Tom Burke | Secaucus, NJ | 5/15/15
Over 300 people attended the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) convention at a hotel here, May 8-10.
BY staff | Glen Ellyn, IL | 5/01/15
On April 30, the College of DuPage (CoD) Board of Trustees formally recognized a new ‘Clean Slate’ board, which voted to place the former president, Robert Breuder on administrative leave.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 4/28/15
15 activists gathered outside the Boeing annual shareholders meeting here, April 27, to protest Boeing’s weapons sales to Israel, particularly the $83 million contract with the Israel Air Force to provide 3000 Joint Direct Attack Munitions. Boeing secured this contract in November, just months after Israel’s Operation Protective Edge led to the deaths of thousands of Palestinians, including over 500 children. These war crimes led to protests across the globe and made Boeing a target of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.