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I am a retired machinist and local union president living in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston and active with Dorchester People for Peace (www.dotpeace.org). I have participated in local organizing for peace, racial and economic justice and international solidarity, most especially with the struggle for Palestinian freedom. I speak and write frequently on these topics.
In the Middle East, The Railroad Not Taken
Reconciliation and development in the Middle East will require a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, together with regional solutions to supra-national problems. A look back at the once-regional Ottoman system gives some clues as to what will be required.