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Fresh, Cold-Pressed Activism


The olive oil shipment is late.

At 10 a.m., a single volunteer, Henry Norr, arrives on a beat-up red bicycle and waits outside the headquarters of the International Solidarity Movement Support Group (ISM) in Berkeley.   A sign identifying the building as “The Grassroots House” hangs outside.  There is some trash strewn about the yard.

Norr wears a bright magenta shirt and suspenders. A former San Francisco Chronicle business reporter, Norr has visited Palestine three times with ISM. After he returned in 2002, he attended anti-war rallies and gave an informal talk on his experiences in the Middle East.  “I’d had this regular weekly column for four years by then,” he says. Read the full story

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Local Non-Profit Reports Human Rights Observers Abducted


A non-profit organization working for Palestinian human rights with local headquarters in El Cerrito reported that three of its human rights observers were abducted early Tuesday morning by the Israeli Navy. Paul Larudee, a human rights activist with the northern California chapter of the International Solidarity Movement, said that one of the international observers was from San Jose. Read the full story

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