Eliza Bates (West Bank)


Eliza Bates

Eliza Bates (Democracy and Workers' Rights Center - DWRC): Eliza graduated with honors and a BA in globalization and social movements from UC Berkeley. Eliza is committed to the right to free association and she worked on student-labor solidarity and anti-sweatshop campaigns while at university. Following graduation, Eliza worked in the labor movement in the United States for over five years as a researcher, organizer and lead union contract negotiator. Her interest in social justice and globalization inspired her to conduct an independent field research project in Mexico on the impacts of NAFTA on rural workers. She participated in several labor delegations to Latin America. At the time of her fellowship, Eliza was studying for a Master’s degree in international affairs with a concentration in human rights concentration at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.



15 Aug

Palestinians love pizza

Among my preconceived notions about Arabs in general and Palestinians in particular is that they

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Posted Aug 15, 2007

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06 Aug

Eat to struggle

I’m in Amman now at a labor education conference with union activists from four different

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Posted Aug 06, 2007

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02 Aug

Another voice from ramallah

The following is an excerpt from a letter my friend wrote about her experience in

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Posted Aug 02, 2007

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21 Jul

real blood

The strange thing about blood is that it never looks real. One time I arrived

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Posted Jul 21, 2007

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09 Jul

La boca del lobo

While listening to my roommate and his equally hormonal barely post-pubescent friends joke about each

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Posted Jul 09, 2007

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02 Jul

Normal Tears

I got tear gassed in Bil’in on Friday. I didn’t intend to. I meant to

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Posted Jul 02, 2007

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26 Jun

sweating under occupation

I’ve decided that I don’t care about the Palestinian cause enough to suffer so. If

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Posted Jun 26, 2007

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23 Jun

that’s so gay!

On the occasion of the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem on Thursday, Muslims, Christians and

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Posted Jun 23, 2007

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17 Jun

What next?

We are planning a conference with the Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign to

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Posted Jun 17, 2007

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13 Jun

Hebron

I seem to be following the Mossad. On Thursday I left Ramallah for the first

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Posted Jun 13, 2007

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07 Jun

Palestinian Tanks and Qassam Rockets

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East

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Posted Jun 07, 2007

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03 Jun

Welcome to Palestine

The day before I arrived in Ramallah there was an Israeli Military incursion in the

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Posted Jun 03, 2007

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22 May

Hero Fantasies

I’ve always wanted to be a hero. One fantasy recurs during the emergency preparedness talks

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Posted May 22, 2007

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