2024

  • Gaza Postcards Delivered to Tammy Baldwin’s Office

    Today the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project delivered postcards written during the recent Rachel Corrie commemoration, along with an event flier, to Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office in Madison. The cards called for an immediate and permanent Gaza ceasefire, the opening of Gaza to unlimited humanitarian aid, and an end to US support of the Israeli military.…


  • Gaza Journalists Call Out Media Complicity

     On April 27, members of the U.S. media, celebrities, and politicians will wine and dine with President Biden and members of his administration at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.   Since October 7, Israeli forces have killed at least 125 journalists in Gaza –  more journalists than have ever been killed in a single country over…


  • Can AIPAC’s millions oust the Squad?

    As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project cannot support or oppose specific political parties or candidates.  In one week, Democratic Congresswoman Summer Lee is up for re-election in her Pittsburgh area district. This is the first primary where a Congressperson who has openly called for a ceasefire in Gaza will face opponents backed…


  • Israel Kills Family, and Paramedics Given Safe Passage

    Palestinian paramedics said Israel gave them safe passage to save a 6-year-old girl in Gaza. They were all killed.  By Meg Kelly, Hajar Harb, Louisa Loveluck, Miriam Berger and Cate Brown Washington Post, April 16, 2024 at 5:00 a.m. For three-and-a-half long hours on Jan. 29, the cellphone in 6-year old Hind Rajab’s hands was the closest thing she had to a lifeline.…


  • Freedom Flotilla Coalition emergency mission

    #BreakTheSiege and #EndTheBlockade Apr 14, 2024 İSTANBUL Retired U.S. Army Colonel & former U.S. diplomat Ann Wright introduces our upcoming Freedom Flotilla Coalition emergency mission to #BreakTheSiege and #EndTheBlockade of Gaza. Flotilla Updates!  


  • Stop Funding Genocide

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  • Israel’s Policy of Targeting Humanitarian Relief


  • Sign to End U.S. complicity in Israel’s genocide

    The images of Palestinian children’s bodies hanging from the sides of bombed buildings or the cries of mothers holding their lifeless babies will never be forgotten. Witnessing the genocide of Palestinians in Gaza has changed us all.  With U.S. diplomatic and financial support, as well as U.S. weapons, Israel’s government has displaced 2 million Palestinians…


  • Update from Middle East Children’s Alliance

    Thank you so much for your support of the Middle East Children’s Alliance. At this devastating time, we want to share an online version of the most recent MECA newsletter to tell you about our emergency aid response in Gaza, and to provide some other news. Since this newsletter went out in the mail, the…


  • April 12, 2024 Gaza Freedom Flotilla & War Tax Resistance

    12 noon – 1 pm 89.9 FM or listen live online here. Join host Esty Dinur as she talks with Palestinian-American & Freedom Flotilla veteran Huwaida Arraf and local activist Cassandra Dixon about the latest plans of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla to sail to Gaza.   The flotilla will include a large cargo ship carrying thousands of tons of humanitarian aid,…


  • July 21, 2024
    Ride for Palestine


  • June 2024 Silent Art Auction for Gaza Aid

    We are planning a Silent Art Auction and looking for donations from artists and artisans for Gaza aid. Please spread this call widely: Visit Art to Gaza We are also looking for volunteers to help us make this auction a success, especially by contacting potential donors/producers active in the local arts & crafts scenes. If this…


  • May 22, 2024
    Music for Gaza Relief at the Bur Oak

    The Bur Oak [Map] 2262 Winnebago St, Madison Doors open at 7 pm, music at 8 Grassroots to Gaza presents a night of music for humanitarian aid to Gaza, featuring: Moonboot, The Takeaways, and 20 Minute Mission. Suggested $10 donation. All proceeds go to Middle East Children’s Alliance for immediate humanitarian assistance to Gaza. Sponsored…


  • May 4, 2024
    One Book, Many Communities


  • May 1, 2024
    May Day Pizza & Music Benefit for Gaza📌

    Giant Jones Brewing Co. 913 E Main St, Madison Enter on Brearly 5-9 PM


  • April 27, 2024
    Viroqua Music Benefit for Emergency Gaza Relief📌

    Landmark Center 500 East Jefferson St, Viroqua 6-10 PM 


  • April 23, 2024
    Refaat Alareer: The Power of Telling the Story of Gaza

    12-1:30 pm CT In December, Palestinian poet and professor Refaat Alareer was killed in a targeted Israeli airstrike in Gaza. In this special event, authors, editors, and the publisher of the anthology “Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire” will come together to honor Refaat’s life, memory, and legacy. Livestreamed on You Tube. Sponsored by…


  • April 16, 2024 CODEPINK Online Regional Meeting

    6:00pm – 7:00pm (CT) CODEPINK is hosting an interest meeting for people in the Madison area who may have been inspired to act by recent events in Palestine and want to get involved, but don’t know how.  April 16 at 6 PM interested people in the Madison, WI area are invited to join a short Zoom call to get…


  • April 14, 2024: Commemorating the Life of Rachel Corrie

    Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham St, Madison 1:30-3:30 pm Free & open to all Donations to Middle East Children’s Alliance welcome Music by Ensemble Shamaali, featuring Oud, Drum and Flute Join us for Madison’s annual event honoring the life of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old peace activist from Olympia, WA. She was crushed to death…


  • April 11, 2024 Journalist Arun Gupta on Debunked Oct. 7 Atrocity Stories

    12 noon – 1 pm WORT Radio 89.9 FM or listen live online here.  In the days following the October 7th Hamas attack on Israel, numerous reports of horrifying atrocities perpetrated on civilians of all ages rapidly appeared across the media sphere. While some of the key accounts eventually came to be refuted by respected Israeli…


  • 41,000 FLAGS TO HONOR PALESTINIAN LIVES LOST

    Sandra Whitehead | Wisconsin Muslim Journal | Apr 9, 2024 Photos by Kamal Moon More than 100 people planted flags Sunday on Marquette University’s campus for Palestinians killed in Gaza since Oct. 7.Marquette University students arrived on campus yesterday to a sea of 41,000 green, red and white flags, each honoring a Palestinian life lost…


  • I’m Jewish, and I’ve covered wars. I know war crimes when I see them.

    Opinion By Peter Maass April 9, 2024 at 5:45 a.m. EDT   Palestinians view the damage at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on April 1. (Dawoud Abu Alkas/Reuters) Peter Maass is the author of “Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War.” He covered the Bosnia war for The Post, and the invasion of Iraq for…


  • Pocan discusses Gaza and Biden visit to Madison

    “It appears to be a collective punishment of all Palestinians in Gaza.” April 8, 2024 Any new assistance for Israel has to have conditions. We can’t allow them to continue to bomb people who don’t even have food and water. We need to be able to protect aid workers. We’re providing aid but we have…


  • justvisionmedia Tribute to Gaza Journalists

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  • Israel’s war on Gaza

    Six relentless months of death and destruction A look at the devastating toll Israel’s war on Gaza has taken on the Palestinian people. By Maziar Motamedi and Alia Chughtai, Al Jazeera, 7 Apr 2024 It has been six months since Israel launched its brutal assault on the Gaza Strip on October 7. Israel shows no sign of stopping,…


  • We Israelis are the biggest Holocaust deniers

    OPINION The Jewish state learned that it can commit its own Holocaust in Gaza and deny that it exists. BY JONATHAN OFIR, APRIL 6, 2024 DESTRUCTION IN THE VICINITY OF AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL, GAZA CITY, APRIL 2, 2024. (PHOTO: © OMAR ISHAQ/DPA VIA ZUMA PRESS/APA IMAGES) I remember how our Israeli Prime Minster, Benjamin Netanyahu, toldHolocaust…


  • The New York Times and The Intercept on Palestinian Lives

    Apr 4, 2024, The Daily 26:15 Kim Severson, a food correspondent for The New York Times: I’m curious how you think about the speed with which Israel came out and said it was in the wrong here because as you said that’s not how Israel typically reacts to many of these situations and that makes…


  • House Democrats Demanding Biden Halt Weapons to Israel

    ‘UNJUSTIFIABLE’ In a letter to the president, the lawmakers expressed their “outrage regarding the recent Israeli airstrike which killed seven World Central Kitchen aid workers”   CHARISMA MADARANG, ROLLING STONE, APRIL 5, 2024   Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden ANNA MONEYMAKER/GETTY IMAGES; DEMETRIUS FREEMAN/THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES FOLLOWING THE KILLING of seven…


  • Milestone

    7/13/2003 to 4/5/2024 20 years 9 months 7572 days Averaging 13 per day Currently  


  • International Civilian Aid Flotilla to Break the Siege of Gaza

    zohar, Freedom Flotilla Coalition, April 4, 2024 Media Release The international Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) will sail in mid April with multiple vessels, carrying 5500 tons of humanitarian aid and hundreds of international human rights observers to challenge the ongoing illegal Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. This is an emergency mission as the situation…


  • Statement from MECA on the World Central Kitchen Killings

    A statement from Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), our partner in the Grassroots to Gaza Aid Campaign, on the killing of their colleagues from  World Central Kitchen. We are devasted by Israel’s horrific attack that killed seven World Central Kitchen aid workers in Gaza this week. MECA had the pleasure of working side by side…


  • Israel Pays a Political Price for Killing Aid Workers

    – When They’re Not Palestinians The attack that killed seven volunteers from World Central Kitchen is Israel’s latest assault on the humanitarian aid system in Gaza. This time most of the dead are Westerners, so Israel will have a hard time playing the strike down.   Children in Gaza gathering around a vehicle in the…


  • The Ghoulish Ostentatiousness of Israel’s Latest War Crimes

    It’s as if Israel is flaunting its ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. JACK MIRKINSON, THE NATION, APRIL 4, 2024 Palestinians are standing next to a vehicle in Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, on April 2, 2024, where employees from the World Central Kitchen, including foreigners, were killed in an Israeli air strike.(Majdi Fathi /…


  • ‘Lavender’: The AI machine directing Israel’s bombing of Gaza

    Smoke rises after Israeli airstrikes in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, December 28, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) The Israeli army has marked tens of thousands of Gazans as suspects for assassination, using an AI targeting system with little human oversight and a permissive policy for casualties, +972 and Local Call reveal. Yuval Abraham, 972+,…


  • A humanitarian catastrophe

    The U.S. calls on Israel to prevent civilian casualties while continuing to supply weapons for it TESNIM ZEKERIA AND JUDD LEGUM, POPULAR INFORMATION, APR 03, 2024 Palestinians are standing next to a vehicle in Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, on April 2, 2024, where employees from the World Central Kitchen (WCK), including foreigners,…


  • Israel Kills Aid Workers, Devastates Gaza’s Hospitals to Starve Palestinians

    Yesterday, an Israeli drone strike killed seven World Central Kitchen aid workers who had been distributing vital food aid in northern Gaza. By deliberately killing the aid workers, Israel achieved its goal today: the charity suspended its operations, and a ship carrying hundreds of tons of desperately-needed food turned around and returned to Cyprus. The…


  • Oglala Sioux Tribe Passes Resolution in Support of Palestinians in Gaza

    Yahoo News Displaced Palestinians take shelter in a makeshift tent camp by the beach in Rafah near the border with Egypt. (Photo/NPR) NATIVE NEWS ONLINE STAFF, MARCH 29, 2024   The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s tribal council on Wednesday passed a resolution in support of Palestinians in Gaza by a 14 to 1 vote. The resolution…


  • Weekly Briefing: Biden ‘quietly’ gives massive bombs to Israel

    Even as establishment voices say “Stop the genocide” The Biden administration “quietly” approved a new transfer of more massive bombs to Israel even as the establishment continues to turn against Israel. PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS, MARCH 31, 2024 GALLUP POLL PUBLISHED MARCH 27 SHOWS THAT AMERICAN DEMOCRATS’ SUPPORT FOR ISRAELI ACTIONS IS PLUMMETING OVER THREE MONTHS.…


  • Why Israel faces a strategic defeat in Gaza

    David Hearst, Middle East Eye, Mar 20, 2024 David Hearst, editor-in-chief of Middle East Eye, discusses how Israel’s war on Gaza is forcing its Western backers to confront the atrocities being committed in a campaign they had described as “just” five months ago. He argues that the ongoing genocide cases at the International Court of…


  • Biden visit draws protest


  • Biden visits Wisconsin after primary warning signs

    “I was surprised to see the intensity on the issue of Gaza coming not from a student voice out of Madison, but older voters in more rural parts of the district,” Rep. Mark Pocan said President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a campaign event with Vice President Kamala Harris in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, March 26,…


  • Update: April 8, 2024
    Madison Rally to Protest Biden

    “Joe, Stop the Gazacide” Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace — Madison, Students for Justice in Palestine — UW-Madison, and World Beyond War Madison Chapter. Madison College News: President Biden to visit Madison College Truax campus on April 8 More Published: April 7, 2024  Topic: Community This story was updated as of 2 pm CST…


  • Maybe We Got It Wrong


  • Palestinian Children’s Day Vigil for Sen. Tammy Baldwin

    Rodlyn-mae Banting, Madison 365, Apr 6, 2024 (Photo by Rodlyn-mae Banting) Madison community members gathered on the 300 block of W Mifflin St. on Friday in front of U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office and hung lines of baby clothes, serving as a vigil for the children who’ve been killed in Israel’s most recent attack on…


  • April 5, 2024
    Palestinian Children’s Day Vigil

    April 5th is Palestinian Children’s Day! Bring signs and wear your kuffiyas to commemorate Palestinian children killed by Israel. Call on your representatives to stop this war on children. Event by Madison-Rafah Sister City Project


  • “This Is a Movement of Hope”: Wisconsin’s Uninstructed Campaign Has Momentum

    As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project cannot support or oppose specific political parties or candidates. The Uncommitted national movement has reached Wisconsin, perhaps the most critical swing state in the country, for the April 2 primary. To learn more, In These Times interviewed Wisconsin organizers Reema Ahmad and Kyle Johnson, as…


  • META REFUSES TO ANSWER ON GAZA CENSORSHIP

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on March 3, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images) In the days after October 7, Meta said it removed more than 2 million pieces of Hebrew and Arabic content, but didn’t break down the data. Sam…


  • Olive Oil Bottles are Here!

      Playgrounds for Palestine Madison has received a delivery of the Premium Blend 500 mL Bottle AIDA Palestinian Olive Oil, organic and Fair Trade olive oil from small farms in the West Bank of Palestine. You can order online. Read about Playgrounds for Palestine aid to Gaza’s children: “Playgrounds for Palestine is doing all in…


  • Hot meals. Community. Dignity. Income.

    The team at Atfaluna’s Inclusive Kitchen package hot meals to distribute to displaced families in Gaza In December Israel bombed and torched the building of the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children in Gaza City, one of MECA’s long-time partners. About sixteen soldiers posed for a photo in front of the burning building as if they…


  • Draft UN Report Finds Israel Has Met Threshold for Genocide

    The bodies of victims of the October 31, 2023 Israeli bombing of the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip are lined up outside the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza City. (Photo: Fadi Alwhidi/Anadolu via Getty Images) “Israel’s genocide on the Palestinians in Gaza is an escalatory stage of a long-standing settler-colonial process of erasure.” BRETT…


  • US Dept of Education could stifle criticism of Israel at UW-Madison

    ARVIND DILAWAR, TONE MADISON, MARCH 25, 2024 Activists hold a die-in to protest Israel’s genocide in Gaza. Photo by Tsela Barr. A “conservative watchdog” with no ties to campus triggered an investigation over protests of genocide in Gaza. On January 29, the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation into allegations…


  • Christian Leaders Call for Gaza Ceasefire & Halt of Arms Sales

    March 27, 2024 WASHINGTON  – In a new letter released during Holy Week ahead of Easter, more than 140 Bishops and executive leaders from churches, denominations, and church-based organizations in the US and around the world call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, urge the US and other world powers to halt additional arms sales…


  • First Recognize Palestinian Humanity

    First Recognize Palestinian Humanity Dr. James J. Zogby President, Arab American Institute Guys in white shirts and ties in Washington and their counterparts in Israel are sitting around tables making plans for what they want to see after Israel ends its genocidal assault on Gaza (if they ever end it). From what I’ve read, their…


  • Israel Has Formed a Task Force to Carry Out Covert Campaigns at US Universities

    A major Israeli news site says Israel’s foreign affairs and diaspora affairs ministries are behind the operation. William I. Robinson, TRUTHOUT, March 23, 2024 Demonstrators march in solidarity with two Columbia University student groups which were recently banned from campus for their support of Palestine, on November 15, 2023, outside of Columbia University in New…


  • Update: Grassroots to Gaza Emergency Aid Campaign

    We wanted to give you an update on our Grassroots to Gaza campaign for emergency Gaza relief via the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA). The latest from MECA on hunger in Gaza follows. First of all, a huge thank you to the many, many people who have already donated to this campaign. Our campaign of online…


  • PCHR Report on the West Bank

    Report on Israel’s Crimes and Violations of Palestinians’ Rights in the West Bank in January and February 2024 ♦️Since the beginning of 2024, the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) and Israeli settlers have escalated their violence against Palestinians and their properties in the… pic.twitter.com/R5rTZoL7Fk — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights – PCHR (@pchrgaza) March 22, 2024


  • In Memoriam: Aaron Bushnell, 1999-2024

    Radha Surya, Znet, March 22, 2024 Facebook | Twitter | Reddit | Email   All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born.  — William Butler Yeats, “Easter, 1916” His utterance was matter of fact, almost devoid of passion.  He was walking rapidly toward the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC at the time, and it’s…


  • March 30, 2024
    Palestine Land Day Event

    As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project cannot support or oppose specific political parties or candidates. Land Day commemorates the general strike and marches by Palestinians in 1976 from the Galilee to the Negev in protest of the Israeli government’s expropriation of land. Sponsored by Wisconsin Coalition for Justice in Palestine, Students…


  • March 25, 2024
    Film Israelism: Screening and Discussion

    Madison Central Library, Room 301 6-9 pm When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the brutal way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns. They join a movement of young American Jews battling the old guard to redefine Judaism’s relationship with Israel, revealing a deepening generational divide over modern…


  • Read Palestine! plants seeds of hope and solidarity with Gaza

    Rodlyn-mae Banting, Madison 365, March 28, 2024 (Photo by Rodlyn-Mae Banting) The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project (MRSCP) hosted a Read Palestine! Book Project storytime hour on March 24 for 5-9-year-olds with the book “These Olives Trees” by Aya Ghanameh at A Room of One’s Own. This event, which was the final one in Read Palestine!’s three-part…


  • March 24, 2024
    Read Palestine! Presents These Olive Trees

    Room of One’s Own Bookstore 2717 Atwood Avenue, Madison 1 pm Written and illustrated by Aya Ghanameh, These Olive Trees is the story of a Palestinian family’s ties to the land, and how one young girl finds a way to care for her home, even as she says goodbye.  A read-aloud and activity aimed at 5…


  • March 21, 2024
    Palestinian Mother’s Day Events on Library Mall

    Join MRSCP and Students for Justice in Palestine this Thursday on Palestinian Mother’s Day to commemorate the mothers and children martyred in Gaza.  We will have art installations at Library Mall, handout flyers, and a vigil at 3pm. We are in great need of volunteers, especially for the 2-4pm mobile installation slot, so please consider signing up…


  • ANTI-WAR PROTEST VOTE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN WISCONSIN

    The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, cannot support or oppose specific political parties or candidates. Sandra Whitehead, Wisconsin Muslim Journal, Mar 19, 2024 Protesters at President Joe Biden’s visit to Milwaukee last week carried a 20-foot banner promoting the “Uninstructed Vote.” All Photos by Kamal Moon An anti-war protest vote campaign…


  • Opinion: Reject Biden and build a better world

    The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, cannot support or oppose specific political parties or candidates. SUSAN ABULHAWA, THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA, 18 MARCH 2024 Joe Biden must be spurned over his support for the Gaza holocaust. (Adam Schultz, Official White House Photo) A literal holocaust is being perpetrated against Palestinians. Israel is…


  • Jonathan Glazer’s Brave Oscar Speech Represents the Best of Judaism

    DAVE ZIRIN, THE NATION, MARCH 11, 2024 Instead of confronting what the director of The Zone of Interestactually said, Zionists distorted his lines. Jonathan Glazer accepts the Best International Feature Film award for The Zone of Interestat the 96th Annual Oscars held at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10. (Rich Polk / Variety…


  • Forcing #StopArmingIsrael onto Politicians’ Agenda

    As a Palestinian American, I witness a new horror that Israel commits against my people, with my tax dollars, livestreamed online every day. The only choice for all of us who live here in the belly of the beast—in the U.S. colonial empire that was built on the genocide of Indigenous peoples—is to resist. We…


  • One-Third of Children Under 2 in Northern Gaza Now Acutely Malnourished

    Muhammad, 11-year-old and Reham, 9-year-old, stand in front of one of the food distribution centers in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip. (Photo: Abed Zagout/UNICEF) “Malnutrition among children is spreading fast and reaching devastating and unprecedented levels in the Gaza Strip due to the wide-reaching impacts of the war and ongoing restrictions on aid delivery,”…


  • Illegal Israeli Settler Roads Are Surging Across West Bank Since October 7

    A Wall Street Journal investigation found that since Oct. 7, Israeli settlers have been rapidly building illegal roads and outposts across the West Bank. This work is sometimes done under armed guard with funding from the Israeli government. Chapters: 0:00 WSJ’s findings: a surge in illegal construction 1:24 How roads become borders 2:35 Farkha: a…


  • What will the “uninstructed” vote say about Wisconsin?

    The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, cannot support or oppose specific political parties or candidates. SCOTT GORDON, TONE MADISON, MARCH 15, 2024 Illustration by Tone Madison. Source photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr. A disconnect written in blood. I don’t know what will come of the effort to encourage Wisconsin voters…


  • Slideshow: Gaza Geno-Ecocide at its Cruelest

    Click to Start The Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network — Friends of Earth Palestine (PENGON — FoE Palestine) is a coordinating body for Palestinian environmental NGOs in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip. PENGON looks to resist and highlight Israel’s violations of Palestine’s environment and its control of Palestinian natural resources. PENGON sees international advocacy…


  • 21 Years Later Gaza Crushed With Our Tax Dollars

    From Craig Corrie – 21 Years Later Gaza Crushed With Our Tax Dollars On March 16, 2003, our daughter Rachel Corrie was killed as she stood to protect the home of a Palestinian family in Rafah in Gaza. Rachel was crushed to death by the Israeli military under a militarized, Caterpillar, Inc. D9R bulldozer, supplied…


  • Maps: Loss of Land

    Above: One of the best teaching tools to convey succinctly what has happened to the Palestinian people, this postcard-size Loss of Land map card (sometimes called “Shrinking Palestine”) can be ordered online with several options for information on the back of the card.  To order them, see FOSNA’s website. Above: A more detailed Loss of…


  • Veterans For Peace statement about Aaron Bushnell protesting to the death

    February 26, 2024 Madmen Arsonists Strike Again: They as Much as Lit Aaron Bushnell’s Match for Him Aaron Bushnell just couldn’t take any more. He couldn’t bear to see any more people eviscerated and incinerated by American bombs dropped by Israelis on innocent Palestinians. So, in his Air Force uniform, he walked determinedly to the…


  • Tell Pocan No More Military Aid to Israel

    CALL Pocan’s offices and insist on a pledge not to vote for any further military aid. He’s still not done that. Here is the link to the Democratic discharge petition. Pocan in Madison (608) 258-9800 Pocan in DC (202) 225-2906 Right now, the Israeli military is preparing to invade Rafah, where over 1.7 million Palestinians are sheltering…


  • Milwaukee Says No to Genocide Joe! 

    Wisconsin Coalition for Justice in Palestine Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement Posted on March 13, 2024 Wisconsin Coalition for Justice in Palestine End all U.S. Aid to Apartheid Israel! Money for People’s Needs not Endless U.S. Wars! Reparations for Palestine! Wisconsin Coalition for Justice in Palestine


  • The Only Barrier to Delivering Gaza Aid Is Israel

    Aid Worker in Gaza: The U.S. Must Pressure Its Ally MARCH 12, 2024 This is viewer supported news. Please do your part today. DONATE GUESTS Yousef Hammash advocacy officer in Gaza for the Norwegian Refugee Council Francesca Albanese United Nations special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territory. LINKS Norwegian Refugee Council Palestinians in Gaza marked…


  • Israel’s Measures intended to Prevent Births within Gaza Strip

    PCHR, March 9, 2024 On Saturday, 9 March 2024, The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a new report titled, “Israel’s measures Intended to Prevent Births within Gaza Strip.” The report sheds light on Israel’s commission of one of the genocidal acts that is preventing births within a group. The report lays out the…


  • March 15-20, 2024
    Madison Premier of Film Bad River

    From 350 Wisconsin: Since long before 1953, when Line 5 was constructed without the consent of Tribal Nations in its path, the Bad River Band has been fighting for their rights, culture, land, water, sovereignty, and so much more. This is a battle that we at 350 Wisconsin continue to witness every day, led by…


  • March 13, 2024
    Ceasefire Protest at Law Park

    Wednesday at 5:00 pm John Nolen and Williamson St, in Law Park close to Machinery Row. Map


  • Canada, Sweden resume UNRWA funding

    CIA chief meets Mossad head for talks Kelsey Ables, Adela Suliman, Cate Brown, and Itay Stern, Washington Post, March 9, 2024 A Palestinian looks at a damaged al-Masry Tower on Saturday after an Israeli strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. (Loay Ayyoub for The Washington Post) Sweden and Canada are resuming funding to…


  • What is UNRWA, the U.N. agency in Gaza struggling to help Palestinians?

    Bryan Pietsch and Sammy Westfall, Washington Post, October 16, 2023 One of the UNRWA schools housing displaced people in Gaza on Oct. 8. (Loay Ayyoub for The Washington Post) Amid a spiraling crisis in Gaza, where deadly Israeli strikes have forced more than 1 million residents from their homes, one key U.N. agency in the enclave has been…


  • Journalism out, hasbara in

    How Israeli TV news joined the Gaza war effort Tectonic shifts in Israeli broadcasting have played a key role in shaping the country’s nationalist and militaristic discourse, with Oct. 7 marking their apex. Eyal Lurie-Pardes, +972, March 6, 2024 Bezalel Smotrich speaks with Channel 12 News anchor Dana Weiss during the conference of Channel 12/the…


  • Israel hits landmark residential tower as truce talks stall

    Israel hits one of the largest residential towers in Rafah with air raid, displacing hundreds who fled the building. A Palestinian boy sits outside the building residential building, which was hit by an Israeli attack in Rafah, Gaza Strip, early on Saturday [Hatem Ali/AP Photo] Al Jazeera, 9 Mar 2024 Israeli forces have struck one…


  • On International Women’s Day We Mourn the 9,000+ Palestinian Women Killed

    We suffer from violence, from sadness, from injustice, from humiliation, from the hardest forms of torture at the hands of the occupation. … My wish on International Women’s Day is for this war not to get repeated. — Aya, refugee camp, Rafah, Gaza, Palestine Women in Gaza living and dying under Israel’s genocidal attacks are…


  • Biden’s pier for Gaza is a hollow gesture that will change almost nothing

    Jonathan Cook, 8 March 2024 The US President and the Democratic party are betting voters are dumb enough to fall for this charade. Please don’t prove them right. A few observations on President Biden’s building of a “temporary pier” – or what his officials are grandly calling a “port” – to get aid into Gaza:…


  • March 9, 2024
    International Women’s Day Celebration

    Hosted by AFRICaide and 4W Christ Presbyterian Church 944 E. Gorham Street Madison 10:30 am – 4:00 pm For more than a decade, the AFRICaide organization has been bringing together women and girls from all backgrounds to celebrate International Women’s Day here in Madison. 2024 marks the 10th year of the collaboration between AFRICaide and 4W (Women &…


  • “What I Witnessed in Gaza Is a Holocaust,” Part 1

    Palestinian Writer Susan Abulhawa MARCH 06, 2024 GUESTS Susan Abulhawa Palestinian novelist, poet and activist LINKS Playgrounds for Palestine “Mornings in Jenin” Palestine Writes Literature Festival “History will record that Israel committed a holocaust” We speak with Palestinian novelist, poet and activist Susan Abulhawa, who is in Cairo and just returned from two weeks in…


  • “Language Is Inadequate” to Describe the Horror, Part 2

    Back from Gaza, Palestinian Writer Susan Abulhawa MARCH 06, 2024 GUESTS Susan Abulhawa Palestinian novelist, poet and activist. Palestinian novelist, poet and activist Susan Abulhawa joins us for Part 2 of her interview from Cairo after two weeks in Gaza. She discusses the impact of “unlimited weaponry” supplied by the United States for Israel to…


  • Save Gaza’s Children


  • Good Shepherd Collective Weekly Report

    Good Shepherd Collective Weekly Report Intro Since October 7, Israel has killed at least 31,043 people in Gaza, wounding 76,666. The death toll is widely understood to be a massive underestimate, as thousands remain under the rubble or on streets, with family members unable to rescue or retrieve them. The state’s targeted destruction of entire…


  • March 6, 2024
    Madison! Tell Kamala Harris!

    Madison! Join us at the Capitol Wednesday to send the following message to the Biden administration: • We demand an immediate, permanent ceasefire and resumption of all aid to Gaza. • Resume funding UNRWA. • Use the $14 billion to immediately rebuild the Gaza Strip. • Fund construction, not destruction. • Use the $14 billion…


  • March 3, 2024
    A Reading of “The Aida Camp Alphabet”


  • PCHR on the Flour Massacre

    ‘Flour Massacre’: Impunity Persists as Israeli Forces Open Fire On Starving Palestinians Seeking Vital Aid The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), @AlMezanCenter , and @alhaq_org condemn in the strongest terms the “flour massacre” committed by the #Israeli… pic.twitter.com/fvXWYUYqqz — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights – PCHR (@pchrgaza) March 1, 2024 Full Statement


  • Biden Aid Airdrops to Gaza are Too Little Too Late

    U.S. Must Change Course   This week, after witnessing the Flour Massacre in which over 100 Palestinians were killed at the site of a food aid shipment and over 750 more starving Palestinians were injured, the Biden Administration has announced its intention to conduct air drops of humanitarian aid to Gaza. This act is too…


  • March 2, 2024
    Madinah Academy Ramadan Show

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  • Over 1,000 protest at “Day of Action for Palestine” in Milwaukee

    Omar Waheed, Madison365, Mar 4, 2024 “Day of Action for Palestine” in Milwaukee March 2 (Photo by Omar Waheed) More protests in Wisconsin calling for a ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict drew out the largest crowd yet in the state for a “Day of Action for Palestine” in Milwaukee March 2. Over 1,000 people…


  • Hundreds March in Madison with the Poor People’s Campaign

    Demanding Money for People’s Needs and a U.S.-Israel Ceasefire in Palestine! Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement, March 2, 2024 More All photos: Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement The Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival


  • NY Times “investigation” of mass rape by Hamas falls apart

    Ali Abunimah,  Electronic Intifada, 9 January 2024 Facing growing international isolation and an imminent prosecution for genocide at the International Court of Justice, Israel is doubling down on one of its most lurid propaganda narratives: The claim that Hamas fighters systematically raped Israeli women, girls and even some men on 7 October 2023.The latest installment…


  • We will starve you or kill you

    Israel is making it clear to Palestinians in Gaza: We will starve you to death or we will kill you when you try to get food. At dawn this morning, as hundreds of desperately hungry people gathered in Gaza City in hopes of getting a sack of flour from the few aid trucks that Israel…


  • Mohammad Hureini of Youth of Sumud

    Final Straw, Jan 28, 2024 This week, we’re featuring a conversation with Mohammad Hureini (twitter / instagram), a young activist from Masafer Yatta, an area in the hills south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank in Palestine. Mohammad is a member of a non-violent group called Youth of Sumud that struggles to hold on…