Joshua Brollier

Joshua Brollier is a co-coordinator with Voices for Creative Nonviolence in Chicago. 

 

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:39am
Speechless in Gaza
GAZA CITY—Dr. Majdi Na'eim worked for eight consecutive days at Al-Shifa Hospital throughout Israel’s “Pillar of Cloud” operation in the Gaza strip. With hundreds of wounded pouring into the emergency room, there was no time for him and many of his colleagues to even leave the hospital. On the final and one of the most brutal days of the assault, Israel targeted Ni’ma tower in Gaza City. Dr.
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Friday, November 30, 2012 - 2:06pm
Refusing to Acquiesce in Gaza
GAZA CITY - The past few days have been harrowing, yet still deeply inspiring in Gaza as people in the strip must carry on with their lives after the Israeli army’s deadly 8 day offensive operation “Pillar of Cloud” which killed at least 160 Palestinians and left over 1000 wounded , many of them severely. To “carry on” in Gaza does not mean returning to predictable routines or a reasonable set of expectations of
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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 9:26am
Unrest in Pakistan: Moving Beyond U.S. National Interest
"The military is the muscle that protects the ruling elite from the wrath of the people," says Pakistani political analyst Dr. Mubashir Hassan. "Right now, people are out on the street; blocking roads, attacking railway stations, etc. If you read the papers, it seems as though a general uprising has started all over Pakistan."
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Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 9:18am
Unarmed and Courageous: Emergency Workers in Afghanistan
For six days in late May, 2010, Emergency, an Italian NGO providing surgery and basic health care in Afghanistan since 1999, welcomed us to visit facilities they operate in the capital city of Kabul and in Panjshir, a neighboring province. We lived with their hospital staff at both places and accompanied them in their weekly trips to various FAPs (First Aid Posts) which the hospitals maintain in small outlying villages.
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 8:01am
The World Cup of Economic and Military Warfare
Islamabad -- "Our situation is like a football match. The superpower countries are the players, and we are just the ball to be kicked around." This sentiment, expressed by a young man from North Waziristan, has been echoed throughout many of our conversations with ordinary people here in Pakistan and in Afghanistan. Most are baffled that the United States, with the largest and most modern military in the world, can't put a stop to a few thousand militants hiding out in the border regions between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 9:43am
Drones and Democracy
ISLAMABAD - On May 12th, the day after a U.S. drone strike killed 24 people in Pakistan’s North Waziristan, two men from the area agreed to tell us their perspective as eyewitnesses of previous drone strikes.
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Monday, May 17, 2010 - 8:21am
From Prayer to Paralysis: Patient Waiting for War’s End
Through the Soviet invasion and occupation, the Afghan civil war and now the United States war and occupation, a young man named Zainullah, around 25 years of age, has seen war his whole life. But you'd never know it by his engaging smile and his relaxed countenance. Zainullah currently lives at a paraplegic center in Hayatabad, Pakistan, a suburb of Peshawar, the capital city of the North-West Frontier Province.
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Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 8:55am
'The Coming Revolt of the Guards': Thoughts from Dane County Jail
On entering the Dane County Jail, the first holding cell that Brian Terrell and I were placed in had only one other person. We previously saw this man outside the cell during our initial booking. He was a man with dark black skin and a full beard. I thought I heard one of the officers say he was from Gambia. When we entered the cell, the man was in mid-ritual in what appeared to be a Muslim's midday prayer. A young white guard, who had the accent of a Midwesterner, looked disdainfully at the man and then somewhat positively at Brian and me.
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