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The Villages Group: Cooperation in Israel-Palestine


To our friends,

I have already been sitting for an hour, staring at the empty word page and not finding words that would describe the pain – the pain of those of us who see straight. The pain of the sober, of those who knew that the bottled demon grows and grows, and when it is let out, it will be unbearable. And it has been let out.

Last night I spoke with my good friend from Gaza. Over the phone he heard the din blast of the Gazan rockets that exploded near us, in an open field. At my end, I heard the Israeli bombing from the air near his home. We talked. He said: “You know what my dreamiest dream is? My dream is that still in my own lifetime I will be able to have coffee with you and your family (whom he knows personally from…

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 28 ( July 7- 13)


Rafah border

(Photo of Palestinians stranded at the Rafah Border. Via Twitter)

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New book ‘War Against All Puerto Ricans’ tells unknown tale of U.S.-Puerto Rico conflict

Repeating Islands


Author Nelson Denis inked a deal with Nation Books to tell the story of the 1950 incident when two island towns were bombed by the U.S. Army, The New York Daily News reports.

Add non-fiction author to Nelson Denis’ diverse résumé.

The Harvard and Yale-trained lawyer, former New York State assemblyman, indie filmmaker and El Diario editor recently inked a deal with Nation Books to tell the little-known, true tale of the 1950 incident when the U.S. Army deployed 5,000 troops and bombed two towns in Puerto Rico – the only time in history that the U.S. bombed its own citizens, according to Denis.

The book, “War Against All Puerto Ricans,” delves into the gunfights, prison riots, political intrigue, FBI and CIA covert activity, and mass hysteria that accompanied the military action, all set against the backdrop of the Puerto Rican nationalist movement. It hits shelves next year.

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