Greg has written book reviews for Left Turn Magazine, and volunteered with Prison Radio.
Greg Hom looks at two differing in-depth views of the current conditions and historical lead-up to the “Arab Spring”. He also looks at the reflections of a Bay Area activist on her recent experiences in Tunisia, and highlights an article with the Yemeni journalist and activist Farea Al-Muslimi who recently spoke to Congress about drone attacks and how they are only recruiting people against the United States.
The issue of imprisonment continues to be a flashpoint for Palestinian activists on the ground. April 17th news from the Jerusalem Post stated “ ”Prisoner Day,” an annual commemoration of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, who currently number 4,800, was held on Wednesday, with Israeli security forces on standby for possible protests.
I know I am not alone when I say that I am disheartened by the violence in Syria. While news out of Egypt is not necessarily rosy- authorities this list week detained journalists and other leaders- it still seems like there is hope and energy there to move past the history of the Mubarak dictatorship. Tunisia just hosted the World Social Forum!
Greg Hom looks at a recent review of the last two year's events in Egypt and President Obama's trip to Palestine/Israel
Washington's Wars and Occupations:
Month in Review #85 • May 31, 2012
Taking inspiration from the IVAW activists who led the big anti-NATO protests in Chicago, Greg Hom assesses the continuing challenges facing antiwar activists regarding Afghanistan, Iran, Egypt, Syria and Mali.