August 31, 2014

There’s an element of racism in this – the idea that Israelis value life more and are therefore more sensitive to individual deaths.

If that were true, Israel would show its concern for life and set an example by not killing so many Palestinians, especially not so many Palestinian children.

But there is also a historic reality that in anti-colonial wars, the natives have had less to lose than their occupiers and far more to gain, and have been willing to make enormous sacrifices to achieve their liberation.



August 29, 2014
The best, most centrist, reflection on the most recent Israel Gaza "conflict" I have seen - Robert Fisk

Read this.  It’s worth your time.

August 28, 2014
Palestinians in refugee camps back Gaza

August 22, 2014
By undermining human rights workers in Gaza, New York Times strengthens Israeli impunity

I have said this for over 8 years, but all of those people who think the NYT is a viable news source for professional grade reporting, and who see reading the Times as an intellectual status symbol, have had their heads up their asses for decades.  There are dozens of publications that blow the Times out of the water… top among them the Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Counterpunch, and Mother Jones

August 16, 2014
Is Israel’s Operation Protective Edge Really About Natural Gas? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

August 8, 2014
Tweet and delete: On Gaza, celebrity courage — and cowardice — over social media

An interesting analysis of changes ongoing in mass US culture in general, and the role (both inflicted upon and taken up by) celebrity

August 2, 2014

I’m feeling uplifted and disgusted.  Uplifted by all of the people who are commuting their hearts and time to doing good and creating change, and disgusted by all of those who don’t give a shit… or worse, SAY they give a shit and don’t do the work to create change… about the latest events in Gaza.

August 2, 2014

(Source: palestinder)

August 2, 2014
THIS… ladies and gents, is change in progress

Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador and Peru have all recalled their ambassadors from Israel, following Bolivia and Venezuela who have withdrawn their ambassadors during the 2008-09 massacre in Gaza.

The Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has condemned what she described as Israel’s “massacre” in Gaza, a term also used even by the French foreign ministry. Turkey’s prime minister has gone even further, accusing Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza.

In South Africa, the parliamentary group of the ruling ANC party has called for the government to recall its ambassador and expel the Israeli ambassador, and politicians and political parties have made similar calls across the world.

The senate in Chile has voted unanimously in favour of a request to recall the ambassador. The government of Chile has also confirmed it has suspended negotiations on a new free trade agreement with Israel.

The government of Maldives has cancelled three bilateral agreements with Israel and is considering moves to prohibit Israeli products from being imported.

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August 2, 2014

Top to bottom:  True Solidarity, young faces of pride (2), Fox ignoring us, Amazing Rabbi supporting us, and another young face of solidarity (skipped a few)

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