Apparently Hamas isn’t going along with the shift to nonviolent tactics being promoted by elements of the Palestinian resistance. In the International Herald Tribune, Israeli journalist Jonathan Cook discusses why he thinks nonviolent protest doesn’t offer much hope for the Palestinian cause.

Brian Whitaker, whose article about nonviolent resistance in the Middle East I cited on , revisits the topic in the light of Sistani’s march in Najaf and Arun Gandhi’s visit to Palestine.

(I’ve discussed the campaign of tax resistance by the residents of Beit Sahour in a couple of previous Picket Line entries: and .)


A ballot recount has confirmed that war tax resister John Kefalas will be the Democratic candidate in Colorado state House District 52. Kefalas will face freshman representative Bob McCluskey in the general election.


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