Peace and the Ideology of Greed and Division

On August 26, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Peace and the Ideology of Greed and Division by Graham Peebles We all want peace, don’t we? Peaceful relationships and communities; an absence of violence and conflict: a World at Peace. This is surely everyone’s heartfelt desire. Without peace nothing can be achieved, none of the subtler essential needs of our time, such as feeding […]

Desperate People, Hazardous Escapes

On March 9, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Desperate People, Hazardous Escapes by Graham Peebles Besieged by civil war, poverty and violent repression, huge numbers of people are risking their lives making the hazardous journey from Tripoli or Benghazi across the Mediterranean to Italy. Crammed into unsafe, poorly maintained vessels, thousands of vulnerable men, women and children are leaving their homes in search […]

The Need for Revolutionary Ideas

On June 29, 2014, in Articles, by admin

The Need for Revolutionary Ideas by Graham Peebles The mode of contemporary living is in many ways dysfunctional. There are the obvious and painful daily signs that affirm this: the thirteen or so wars taking place; the fact that half the world’s population live impoverished lives on less than $2 a day, 80% on under […]

Incarcerated inside Israel: Palestinians tortured and isolated

On August 14, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Incarcerated inside Israel: Palestinians tortured and isolated By Graham Peebles Detention without trial, the presumption of guilt, denial of family visits, solitary confinement, torture, violent interrogation and denial of access to appropriate health care – such is the Israeli judicial system and prison confinement experienced by Palestinian men, women and indeed children. Currently there are, […]

Confined cruelty:Israeli treatment of Palestinian minors

On March 31, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Confined cruelty: Israeli treatment of Palestinian minors By Graham Peebles They shoot children don’t they The innocence of childhood is a precious jewel, to be gently cared for and nurtured, allowing the child, whose future we are building, to develop happily and safely in an atmosphere of love and peace. For many Palestinian children their […]

Palestine: Homes destroyed, land stolen, lives shattered

On March 21, 2012, in Articles, by admin

  Palestine: Homes destroyed, land stolen, lives shattered By Graham Peebles Criminal demolitions in the OPT’s Within the catalogue of criminality that is Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the destruction of Palestinian homes must rank as one of the most cynical and heinous. “Some 90,000 people are currently reported to be at […]

West Bank Diary

On January 28, 2012, in Articles, by admin

West Bank Diary by Graham Peebles In July 2009 I went to the Middle East to run a series of creative education workshops, with Palestinian children in the West Bank, and informal, discussion-based training sessions with local staff. There were various aims of the work with the children: To build self-confidence and self-belief and to […]

Unsettled, unlawful, unresolved: Israeli settlers in a foreign land

On January 17, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Unsettled, unlawful, unresolved:     Israeli settlers in a foreign land   By Graham Peebles Violence, abuse, non-accountability, hate—such is communal living today within the occupied West Bank, where some 518,974 colonisers[1] sit within “200”[2] illegal settlements. Noam Chomsky: “The settlements cover over 42% of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), not counting the Jordon valley, which they […]