August 9, 2014
"There are Palestinians in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya who are also stuck, unable to move to another country, as if this earth is too small for us."

— Adham Mawed - Victim of Israeli Displacement (the most PC word for it) stuck between Syria and Lebanon, due to the Zionist War in Syria.

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El Salvador and Peru have all recalled their ambassadors from Israel, following Bolivia and Venezuela who have withdrawn their ambassadors during the 2008-09 massacre in Gaza.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

- See more at: http://www.bdsmovement.net/2014/gaza-sanctions-and-boycott-action-12410#sthash.tfwKmUcJ.dpuf

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 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)

June 17, 2014
rebelfootball:

At last night’s opening ceremony of the World Cup, three children (presumedly representing Brazil’s “racial democracy”) released three white doves in an act symbolizing peace and harmony. But what the cameras didn’t show (because it’s literally illegal to protest during a FIFA event) is that as they walked off the field the empowered Guarani youth held up a banner calling for “demarcation” of indigenous lands (the federal state suspended these negotiations in 2013). Brazil’s indigenous peoples are currently engaged in a fierce battle to defend their homelands from predatory land owners and an encroaching state, both of which want to limit the territory of the country’s native groups and exploit their natural resources. You didn’t see his brave act on TV, but you can support his cause by liking and sharing this post and photo from the Yvyrupa Guarani Commission.You can also read more about Brazil’s indigenous movement here: http://bit.ly/1kxaX2T

rebelfootball:

At last night’s opening ceremony of the World Cup, three children (presumedly representing Brazil’s “racial democracy”) released three white doves in an act symbolizing peace and harmony. But what the cameras didn’t show (because it’s literally illegal to protest during a FIFA event) is that as they walked off the field the empowered Guarani youth held up a banner calling for “demarcation” of indigenous lands (the federal state suspended these negotiations in 2013). Brazil’s indigenous peoples are currently engaged in a fierce battle to defend their homelands from predatory land owners and an encroaching state, both of which want to limit the territory of the country’s native groups and exploit their natural resources. You didn’t see his brave act on TV, but you can support his cause by liking and sharing this post and photo from the Yvyrupa Guarani Commission.
You can also read more about Brazil’s indigenous movement here: http://bit.ly/1kxaX2T

(Source: soccertronix, via antifascistaction)

June 9, 2014
Your Favorite Banana Company Spent $780,000 Campaigning Against 9/11 Victims

Chiquita, the world’s largest banana company, is locked in a legislative battle with 9/11 victims and families over a bill that could dredge up the fruit conglomerate’s sordid past.

The company has spent nearly $800,000 lobbying Congress over the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, a bill created and supported by a group of 9/11 survivors and family members that would make financiers of terrorism more legally accountable, according to a Daily Beast scoop.

Read moreFollow policymic

(Source: micdotcom)

April 29, 2014
Palestinians must resist Israel's efforts to foment sectarianism

Christians CANNOT be members of the “Israeli State.”  Special privelages are given to Jews.  This is apartheid, same as South Africa, but with Religion instead of Race.

March 31, 2014
Venezuela: Amnesty lets down human rights defenders | Green Left Weekly

amodernmanifesto:

In a recent article, Amnesty International accused the Venezuelan government of a “witch hunt” when a right-wing opposition mayor Daniel Ceballos was arrested.

However, Amnesty has yet to use such strong language against the five weeks of human rights violations people in Venezuela have suffered at the hands of violent opposition sectors. The “witch hunt” term demonises the people’s right to bring such criminals to justice.

In its March 20 statement, “Venezuela: Arrest of local mayor signals potential ‘witch hunt’”, Amnesty says Ceballos, mayor of San Cristobal, capital of Tachira state on the Colombian border, was arrested for his “alleged involvement in anti-government protests … authorities in Venezuela seem to be setting the scene for a witch hunt against opposition leaders”.

It is important to counter the horrendous distortions contained in this article, because the private media will quote its positions as fact. Articles like this embolden the criminals and coup participants who are among opposition leaders. It also makes it harder for those of us who have suffered from opposition violence to demand arrests, and authorities to carry them out.

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