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Palestinians wait to be let through Israeli checkpoints. A soldier is visible through the rungs of the turnstile.

A Question of Humanity

After the death of Nasser Abu Hmaid, a Palestinian freedom fighter who had been denied cancer treatment while in an Israeli prison, much of the occupied West Bank went on strike. CPT volunteer Louis Bockner, who was in Hebron on Dec. 20, the day of his passing, reflects on that morning and the events that unfolded.

Iraq: «They Had Your Choice!»

by Beth Pyles Standing in a room in the Textile Museum filled with the tapestries of woven woolen blankets, my Kurdish friend walks to a corner facing away from us.  Her shoulders shake with quiet sobs.  I hesitate for a moment and then go to her, and we embrace.  «Your grandmother?» I ask.  She nods.  […]

Things are not as they seem, part 2

[The author was part of CPT’s December 26-January 9 delegation to Iraq.] Hassan is my favourite person in Iraq. He is ten years old. Every day I was in Baghdad he shined my shoes for 500 dinars, or 24 cents. Double the going rate. (We were told not to give more than that.) His hands […]

IRAQI KURDISTAN NEWSLETTER: November 2016 — Teachers’ strike continues despite arrests, nonviolent resistance against Dana Gas, Duhok university students experience AVP and more…

CPTnet17 December 2016IRAQI KURDISTAN NEWSLETTER: November 2016 — Teachers strike continues despite arrests, nonviolent resistance against Dana Gas, Duhok university students experience AVP and more…     November 2016   Iraqi Kurdistan   Demonstrations in Iraqi Kurdistan Awat Hassan talking to CPTers at his home. Photo by: Rezhiar Fakhir Awat Hassan continues to be the […]

Mediterranean: On Borders, Cooks, and Farmers

CPTnet 22 September 2016 Mediterranean: On Borders, Cooks, and Farmers by Lisa Trocchia-Baļķīts  [Note: This piece has been adapted for CPTnet.  The original is available on Trocchia-Baļķīts’ blog.] Massom* is young–I’d guess about 30, likely a bit younger. He’s one of the refugees who like to interact with the Greek organizers and the ever-changing group […]

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