July 30, 2014
Stocks rise for Israeli drone-maker as Gaza slaughter continues

THIS is what capitalism looks like.  It makes innocent people into test subjects, and pays the media to sell us this reality.

As Israel ruthlessly destroys the besieged Gaza Strip, its largest developer of military technology, Elbit Systems, is benefitting from the bloodshed.

US-traded shares of Elbit have climbed 6.1 percent since 8 July, when Israel began its latest offensive against the Gaza Strip. 

According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Israel’s three-week long massacre of 1,200 Palestinians in Gaza, including nearly 300 children, “has pushed [Elbit’s] stock close to the highest level since 2010 while its valuation on a price-to-earnings basis is near the most expensive in five years.” 

The rising stock is driven by speculation that the Haifa-based company will see increasing demand for its products from both the Israeli and foreign governments impressed by the performance of Elbit’s blood-soaked performance in Gaza. 

(Source: amodernmanifesto)

July 30, 2014
Robert Fisk: Eight hundred (at time of print) dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity (Independent)

Lets remember that the Palestinian death toll has now virtually DOUBLED… but our ability to process this proportionality has not changed.

Emphasis mine.

Note: Fisk writes with a certain orientalism and “we are the West” tone that can be disconcerting, but is one of the best versed, most centrist academically accurate reporters in the Middle East.

July 30, 2014
Israel bombs a safe haven full of children and refugees, protected by the United Nations

July 29, 2014

THIS sums up the impact of this insane Israeli escalation on “both sides of the conflict,” as the zionist media like to say…..

standwithpalestine:

@StandWPalestine@benabyad 

(via anarcho-queer)

July 29, 2014

Solidarity with Gaza looks like… that face mask.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Manila, Philippines: Protest at President Aquino’s State of the Nation (SONA) address, July 28, 2014.

Bayan calls for SONA protests against Palace, Congress pork collusion

July 26, 2014

Huge shoutout to Lib Dem MP David Ward, who, when forced by his party to appologized for saying “if I lived in Gaza, I’d launch rockets at Israel,” Stated, “I’m sorry if you don’t understand what I meant, but we in the West have failed the Palestinian people by allowing Israel to dominate the conversation, and allowing our governments in the US, UK, and EU to overrun the needs of the Palestinian people.  You can’t have peace without a change in power dynamics.”

Truth.  Sorry you’re about to be crucified by the Zionist lobby, sir…. everyone in the West needs to be backing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions with everything they’ve got.

July 22, 2014
Gunshots fired at Al Jazeera bureau in Gaza

Israel… Silencing the truth since before 1948

July 18, 2014

redplebeian:

the-wistful-collectivist:

descentintotyranny:

Israel begins its ground invasion of the Gaza Strip

israel does not give a fuck. they will kill everyone incl journalists and not bat an eye bc they control this country

Israelis are murderers and American Zionists are accomplices to this barbaric butchery

It is REALLY important to remember that more innocents are under fire more often in Palestine than on luxury jetliners, any day of the week.  And I say this as someone who is flying through Ukraine

(via amodernmanifesto)

July 14, 2014
Stop Israeli war crimes in Gaza! | Socialist Alliance

Ahem… applause

amodernmanifesto:

In the past week, Israeli military forces have escalated their offensive on the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes have increasingly targeted houses, civilian-populated areas and civilian facilities in the Gaza strip. Israeli warplanes have destroyed a number of houses while their residents were inside, without any prior warnings, killing and wounding many Palestinian civilians.

The Israeli government has cynically exploited the killing of three Israeli youth and used this to whip up a racist hysteria against Palestinians and the Hamas government in Gaza. It has done this without producing any evidence about who was responsible for those killings. A campaign of indiscriminate violence against Palestinians has been incited and one Palestinian boy has been tortured and burnt to death. Now even more indiscriminate retribution has been inflicted on the civilian residents of Gaza. Collective punishment is a violation of international humanitarian law.

The ruthless military offensive conducted by Israeli forces has nothing to do with “self-defence”, but a genocidal aggression on Gaza and intensification of bloody repression against Palestinians who had been constantly denied their right to self-determination by the Zionist regime.

The undersigned organisations:

  • Strongly condemn Israel’s latest attack on Gaza, Palestine and demand that it stop its attacks on Gaza and respect international law including the UN resolution 242 which demands Israel withdraw from the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, territories which Israel has illegally occupied since 1967.
  • Call upon all governments to immediately withdraw their ambassadors from Israel, cut diplomatic ties and end all military and defence ties with Israel.
  • Call for the intensification of the economic boycott, disinvestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.

Signed by:

Socialist Alliance, Australia
Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM), Malaysia
Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), Philippines
Socialist Aotearoa, New Zealand

July 14, 2014

Welcome to day 7, people

fotojournalismus:

Day 6: Israel widens offensive & deploys ground troops as PALESTINIAN death toll passes 160, Israel’s remaing at Zeromore than 15,000 flee homes in northern GazaUN estimates 77% of victims are civilians | July 13, 2014

1. Palestinian children take shelter at a UN school after evacuating their home near the border in Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

2. Palestinians stand amongst the rubble of Tayseer Al-Batsh’s family house which was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

3. Palestinians travel to a shelter at a UN school after evacuating their homes near the border in Gaza City. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

4. Palestinian children stand next to graves ahead of the funeral of 18 members of al-Batsh family who were killed the previous night in Israeli strikes that hit their house as they were targeting Hamas police chief Tayseer al-Batsh. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

5. A Palestinian boy draws on a chalk board at a UN school after evacuating his home near the border in Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

6. A blood-stained mattress rests on top of the rubble of a house following an Israeli air strike, that killed 18 people of the same family in Gaza City. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

7. Palestinian families travel to a UN school to seek shelter after evacuating their homes near the border in Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

8. The son (L) of one of the Palestinian members of Tayseer Al-Batsh’s family, who were killed in an Israeli air strike, mourns during their funeral in Gaza City. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

9. A Palestinian woman gestures as she stands behind a missile which was fired by Israeli aircraft at a shack belonging to Bedouins in Rafah. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

10. Palestinian children sleep on the floor at a UN school after evacuating their home near the border in Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4 | Naming the dead)

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