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I have traveled to Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Gaza and Afghanistan to bear witness and document the suffering of people
who are affected by war. I advocate for reconciliation and nonviolent
strategies in the face of violence and oppression. He has been to Gaza twice in the past 12 months.   He was a
passenger on the   US Boat to Gaza, The
Audacity of Hope.

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Monday, December 3, 2012 (5 comments)     

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Tonight I am Confused Israel has a right to defend itself. Israel also has to teach its enemies a lesson from time to time, and I imagine the sooner the better. They certainly don't want the people of Gaza to imagine what it must be like to be free, this would only encourage the terrorists.

Thursday, November 8, 2012     

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Rockaways, Katrina, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and the West Bank -- Where Can I find some Blankets? Many people in the Rockaways are in desperate need of blankets. The same is so in Afghanistan where babies froze to death in their mothers arms last winter. There are natural weather events and there are disasters. We are living in a time of great disaster world-wide, which our government seems unable to heal and plays a great part in perpetuating.

Monday, September 10, 2012     

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We are at war A first-hand account from Kabul of the death, suffering, waste, and corruption caused by America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012     

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They Shoot the Youth Don't They? This is what is happening in Gaza. The 36th anniversary of Land Day has come and gone. Israeli soldiers shot two young men, armed only with a flag, from point-blank range. Over the course of the day, they shot dozens of young men, all armed with nothing more than stones.

Friday, March 23, 2012 (3 comments)     

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Tale of Two Bullets in Gaza In Gaza, reminders of war and violence are everywhere. It is normal to hear the sound of drones and F-16's crossing the sky. The sound of machine gun fire from Israeli gunboats often punctuates a day at the beach or disrupts ones sleep. Building facades made of plaster and cinder block are scored with large caliber bullet holes, or even larger holes from mortars.

Sunday, March 18, 2012 (2 comments)     

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They Will Never Beg The Clintons, Nulands, Yalons, and Liebermans of the world are not so easily swayed. The human misery they inflict on Palestine and the rest of the world does not influence their political calculations. They have the power, the money, the sophisticated weapons, and a complicit media.