International Civilians Defy Israeli Army with Direct Action, Dismantling Checkpoints in Theoccupied Territories

January 03, 2002


Soon In Kang

owner of Four Star Nail Salon on John Street.

Shapoor Noory

owner of coffee and donut cart, Broadway and Franklin.

Minh Koh

owner of Koh Art Gallery, West Broadway.

A.J. Cope

bartender at the Raccoon Lodge.

Lizzy Ratner

Democracy Now! in Exile.

Scores of international civilians are defying the Israeli military and engaging in direct action in the OccupiedTerritories right now. New York labor organizer Jordan Flaherty has been in the territories for two weeks now, andin that time has helped to dismantle Israeli checkpoints in Palestinian villages around Nablus, and a massivecheckpoint at Birzeit University near Ramallah. He has also met with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.


  • Jordan Flaherty, SEIU labor organizer who is doing human rights work and direct action in Palestine.