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Stephanie Westbrook is a U.S. citizen who has been living in Rome, Italy since 1991. She is active in the peace and social justice movements in Italy.

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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 10, 2011
A concerted effort from Europe against Israeli produce exporter Agrexco The campaign against the Israeli agricultural exporter Agrexco, responsible for marketing 60-70% of the produce from illegal Israeli settlements, gets a big push with the creation of a European-wide network.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 16, 2011
Pizzarotti should follow in Deutsche Bahn's footsteps The Italian firm Pizzarotti feigns ignorance on its involvement in the A1 train line linking Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, crossing the occupied Palestinian territories.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 25, 2010
Earth Day in Israel: Apartheid Showing Through the Greenwash As Israel celebrates Earth Day, the wanton destruction of the environment and natural resources in the occupied Palestinian territories stands in contrast.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 10, 2010
Occupied Washington DC The ubiquitous signs of militarism in Washington DC.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 28, 2010
AIPAC: Telling a Whopper At the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington DC, tall tales were the norm while activists sought to bring a little reality to the AIPAC bubble.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 13, 2010
Questioning Our Special Relationship with Israel Israel's economy is described as a regional power. Why are we giving 3 billion a year in aid?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 6, 2009
My Memories of Fort Hood In light of the tragedy at Fort Hood, I look back on my experience there in 2006 giving information to soldiers on how to get out of the military.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 24, 2009
Italy's Fallen Soldiers As Italy honors the six paratroopers killed in Afghanistan, it's interesting to look at the differences, and similarities, in how military deaths are covered in Italy and the U.S.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 13, 2009
Yes We Camp During the G8 summit, the people of the central Italian town of L'Aquila protest the militarization of their city and shock doctrine economic policies following the April earthquake.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Absurdity Is the Norm in the Gaza Strip While traveling in Gaza with a delegation organized by CodePink, the absurdities of the siege present themselves over and over.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 22, 2009
U.S. Military Base in Vicenza, Italy Gets Final Approval As U.S. and Italian officials announce the final approval of the new U.S. base in Vicenza, Italy, the movement that has kept up constant protest for nearly three years pledges to continue as long as it takes. Pelosi: I wonder how many Americans know that there are 14,000 U.S. troops in Italy, how many know of the Italian leadership role in combating nuclear proliferation." She promised a new era of cooperation
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 8, 2008
"Unofficial" Referendum in Vicenza, Italy: 95% Opposed to New U.S. Military Base After an Italian court blocked a local referendum on the issue of the second U.S. military base in Vicenza just days before it was to happen, the people responded by organizing their own "unofficial" yet by the book referendum. Over 24,000 voted, with 95% opposing the new base.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 31, 2008
U.S. Military Interests Reign Supreme in Italy Citing classified documents and laws enacted under fascism, Italian court give the go-ahead for a second U.S. Military Base in Vicenza, Italy, despite strong popular opposition.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 21, 2008
Italian Court Blocks Construction of U.S. Military Base An Italian court has ordered the suspension of work at a planned U.S. military base in the city of Vicenza.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 3, 2008
As Italy's elections go from bad to worse, Vicenza remains the silver lining In two rounds of elections, Italy's political landscape goes from bad to worse. Vicenza, home to a vibrant movement against the new US military base remains the silver lining.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 10, 2007
Tired of Promises, Vicenza, Italy Demands Action Against New U.S. Military Base The people of Vicenza, Italy, travel to Rome to demand concrete actions from leftist parties against the new U.S. military base at Dal Molin
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2007
October 27: An International Day of Action and Solidarity Report on solidarity protest in Rome Italy as well as events in the U.S. and Europe.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Camping for Peace in Vicenza, Italy Report from the first few days of a week-long activist campout organized by the local movement against a new U.S. military base in Vicenza, Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage City.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 12, 2007
Italian Women Opposing New U.S. Military Base Lobby Capitol Hill After a year of constant protests against their own government in opposition to a new U.S. military base, Italian women leading a grassroots campaign took their message to Capitol Hill.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Travel Advisory for Visitors to the United States On October 17, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Should visitors to the United States be warned about the implications of this law?