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***** Vox: Carbon intensity has to fall 6% each year if we want to stop global warming — We're only at 1%.... AS I'VE BEEN SCREAMING FOR YEARS
****** MUST READ. NOW. Robert Reich: In Our Horrifying Future, Very Few People Will Have Work or Make Money. Think you're safe because you're a professional? Think again.
Ha'aretz: Israel chooses the path to apartheid. It was once possible to argue that Israel's policies were not the same as apartheid because their stated goal, however imperfectly pursued, was to end the occupation. After Netanyahu's reelection, this is no longer the case.
Israel chooses the path to apartheid
It was once possible to argue that Israel's policies were not the same as apartheid because their stated goal, however imperfectly pursued, was to end the occupation. After Netanyahu's reelection, this is no longer the case.
nd. SPDF Day 19: "Americans always do the right thing, after they’ve exhausted every other option” But this time it will be too late...
nd. "Example is not the major thing in influencing people. It is the only thing." Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Laureate, 1952. My favorite quote of all time.
SPDF Day 19: "The naked numbers may be deceptive… the fact is that the Israeli electorate is dominated by hypernationalist, pro-fascist figures...
SPDF Day 19: My Last Book. The primary purpose of my blog posts (and book) are for after my demise, or whatever form the termination of my life takes now...
SPDF Day 19: HAVE THE DECENCY, GUTS…to face the mountains of theoretical, historical, practical, and experiential learning, writings, examples on which this campaign is based. ..
***** SPDF Day 19 vlog. Between 2000 and 20,000, maybe 200,000, of we Palestinians will be slaughtered within the next year and a half...
You can't possibly thank the writing another book is going to stop the most powerful military in the world, the Israeli U.S. military complex. You can't possibly think that BDS is going to stop a population that entirely unlike South Africa, is totally psychotic, posttraumatic, siege mentality, has contempt for the rest of the world, and has been planning all along for the isolation that is now threatened. You can't possibly think that a march, here, demonstration there, more articles in journals no one reads, tantruming and whining in congressional sessions occasionally... will stop the Zionist Maffia... in literally 1000 years!
All of these had their place! BUT NOT NOW. PUT YOUR BODY IN THE WAY, KEEP IT THERE, OR SHUT UP AND GET OUT OF THE WAY.
And you only have, WE only have, months to do it. (I forgot, after the next wave of we Palestinians, then the next wave, then the last of us are exterminated... YOU GET TO GO HOME, FEELING SMUG, AND RIGHTEOUS, THAT YOU 'TRIED.' YOU NEVER TRIED. YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED. YOU HAVE USED US, TO JERK OFF.)
And on top of that you can't think that your puny BDS which can only get a tiny segment of the Israeli economy, most of which is military and high tech you can't possibly think that that will be offset by the billions of Adelson and the other criminal American families with their billions that bankroll the Zionist mafia.
So your incessant books, book tours, talks to churches, talks at synagogues, emotional attempts to heal heal Hillel and Judaism, your BPS, your undignified ranting in Congressional Sessions or your taunts of AIPAC... You can't possibly think that they're going to save even one Palestinian Life.
Yes, of course most of these (not the undignified ranting) can be part of a solution, the same way the woman's auxiliary can be part of a military, the USO can be part of the military campaign, the army can be part of a military campaign.
But without the insanely committed special forces, the outrageously risky marine forces, there is no campaign, there is no hope of victory.
You god damn liberals are using we Palestinians in your moralistic orgy. And it's not neutral. You create the illusion for otherwise good hearted people that the solution is on the way. And with that illusion you keep them on the sidelines. Oh well, I guess it's going to be OK.
Have the freaking decency to escalate - COMMIT, PUT YOUR LIFE LIMB AND TREASURE IN THE WAY OF THIS AND KEEP IT THERE UNTIL YOU WIN OR YOU DIE. 'EXAMPLE IS NOT THE MAJOR THING IN INFLUENCING PEOPLE. IT IS THE ONLY THING.' Albert Schweitzer. 'PAY THE PRICE, THE AWEFUL, IMMENSE PRICE, IT WILL TAKE TO STOP THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL MAFFIA NOW, OR DIE TRYING. THIS IS A HOLOCAUST. THIS IS YOUR HOLOCAUST ON YOUR WATCH. MAKE 'NEVER AGAIN' MEAN... NEVER AGAIN... OR DIE TRYING. (The scale is smaller, but THIS IS THE HOLOCAUST ON YOUR WATCH. ACT LIKE IT!!!) Have the freaking decency to behave as though 2000 to 200,000 people are about to be slaughtered, YOUR people, YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY... because they are, or go home, and shut up, and stop creating the illusion that anything is in the works to save we Palestinians because currently nothing is.
Oh, and to my Palestinian brothers and sisters... STOP THE VIOLENCE. STOP THROWING ROCKS. USE YOUR BODIES TO CONFRONT THE VIOLENCE. LET THEM KILL YOU. PILE UP THE BODIES. Every rock you throw, tho it is your right, keeps the all important world's confused, timid, but good-hearted bystanders of the world... ON THE SIDELINES. Stop it. Study MLK Jr. Study Wael Gohnim. Study Tahrir Square. Go to (set your ad block on your browser first to block the porn ads) The Pirate Bay dot se / Unviolentpeacemaker to the blessed site 'UNVIOLENTPEACEMAKER.' Some loving soul has put virtually ALL of the greatest books on non-violence, Palestine, Ecocide... up there. Buy the materials when you can, but READ. STUDY. LEARN. Violence is suicide for us Palestinians. SUICIDE. We are going to die, many of us more, before an end can come. We need to make every death count!!! AND THAT MEANS NON-VIOLENCE. DEATH FAST. LAUNCH VERSIONS OF THE MARCH ON THE SALT-WORKS, THE SALT MARCH. STOP THE ROCKETS. ALL THEY KILL IS INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT!!!!! PLEASE!!!!
Selected by Harvard as one of the greatest expressions of Justice. Quraan: “O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah , even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted”.... article
If the death fast is wrong, paying the full price of one's life for what one wants, is wrong, then you are wrong. You are wrong because everything of immense value in your life you have paid dearly for, your house, your education, your car, your dearest relationships....
Death fast is nothing more than a concentrated way of paying one's life, and we pay our lives regularly, paying one's life in a concentrated way for something of inestimable value. And if that is wrong then you are wrong. If that is wrong then Jesus of Nazareth is wrong.
If that is right, and you don't, then you are wrong, you are betraying humanity, you are betraying your nieces and nephews, you are betraying seven million Palestinians, you are betraying millions of Palestinian children, you are betraying the United States, and you are betraying all of creation.
And if I flinch, and I have zero inclination of flinching, but if I flinch, then the betrayal is mine. So far the Joy is mine. The joy could be, and must become, yours, too, now.
vlog. SPDF Day 18: (Thought experiment). What MIGHT you and others have done in the late 1920’s or early 30’s to prevent Hitler, WWII, the Holocaust?...
vlog. SPDF Day 18: (Thought experiment). What MIGHT you and others have done in the late 1920's or early 1930's to prevent Hitler, WWII, the Holocaust?
Back in the late 1920s and early to mid 1930s what might you have done, you and people like you, differently, that might have prevented Hitler, prevented the extermination of six million eastern Europeans, gypsies, Catholics, and another six million Jews? What might you have done that thereby would have headed off world war two?
The ultimate statement, the ultimate attention getter given the wiring of our nervous systems, is risking one's life for a cause, or giving one's life for a cause. This is inarguable by anyone who is honest.
I'm unaware of activists, so called activists, of that time, that did any such thing. Whte Rose did later, to late; and Dietrich Bonoffer and a few others did, much later, much too late.
Presumably activest wrote memos, had meetings, had more meetings, had talks, wrote books, spoke to their friends.... All those things probably helped. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Tens of millions were slaughtered because no one stopped what was coming about, no one changed the future.
Would making a more heroic, more aggressive, more militant nonviolent attempt have been worth one person's life? Wouldn't that have been worth the lives of 10,000 nonviolent warriors? Of course it would. That is without question.
The question is can you, can I, WILL you or I, become one of those people now? We are at beyond the equivalent of the late 1920s early to mid 1930s Germany. We're on the verge of unstoppable ecocide. We're on the verge of a another, probably much larger slaughter in Palestine, quite possibly a total final genocide. We're on the verge of the extinguishing of United States democracy for many many many generations. There's much more at stake than ever before.
If in this thought experiment you can imagine that in 19 late twenties early 1930s Germany you might have chosen to escalate beyond anything that was done, you need to apply that imagination to today. And you need to do it now. I'll do my part of trying to show us the way, but I can't do your part..
vlog. SPDF Day 18: Is there really no one besides a dearest loved one you would gladly give your life to save...?
If you would give your life or anyone it would probably be for someone extremely close to you. In our society this is normal, for the last 6000 years this is normal. If normal continues your nieces and nephews, children and grandchildren, have no future other than a living material Hell. I suppose this is unfair. I suppose it is not kind. But it is the fact.
Global warming is destroying earth and the final seconds to stop that are passing as we speak. What American democracy there was is being replaced by some combination of oligarchy, fascism, and the last seconds to stave it off prior to an unstoppable dark ages of innumerable decades or centuries, the seconds left to stave off are passing now.
These are both immensely abstract issues from which we are distracted by a multitrillion dollar economy based on addiction to stuff, and the lies and illusions that go along with that. This is why a freeing Palestine, finding that as I think I would, you too would gladly give your life for any of the seven million Palestinians that have been so tormented for going on 70 years now, this is why this is so instrumental to the first two problems that I mentioned.
The Terrorization of Palestine is the most concrete, most evil, most immense horror facing humanity today. It requires less imagination to see the victims and to find the compassion within ourselves to happily trade our life for even one of theirs. I don't know that such a thing as such mass mobilized compassion has happened before in history in the numbers that this will require. It is not going to happen. But unless it does there is no hope of stopping global warming or global police state.
If that mass heroic mobilization happened for Palestine there is a prayer, because an awakened heart doesn't stop when it has solved the problem at hand. It looks around at the rest of its human family. So in the army that mobilized to free Palestine before the next slaughter would be an army that would subsequently mobilize against those other two problems. There is no other situation that can raise the army.
If not you, who? If you don't become the change, who is going to? No one, is the answer you should find the courage to face.
Is this a sad prospect. I can't speak for you, but for me it is the most joyful prospect. The prospect of giving my life to save even one Palestinian? That's heaven. The much more minuscule, but real prospect, that I could be part of the start of raising the army that could save all future for humankind? Do I find that sad? I feel it is what I was born for. I feel it is what you were born four. My learning and study tells me it is what we're all born for, but we have forgotten, we have been taught to forget by our ultimately sick culture.
Until several days ago I had two primary targets for this death fast, and one secondary target. The two primary targets were the activists associated with freeing Palestine, the so called activists, and other people of goodwill. And that was number one. Number two was congressman John Lewis as the only representative in the house or the senate that I think has enough conscience buried within him to be awakened and to take a leadership position for Palestine. As I've said often I have no illusions that I'll make any difference beyond a saving the life of one Palestinian within the next 20 years by trading my life for theirs. I remain certain that that will be achieved.
But I can have goals beyond that and I just stated that the two groups that I've been targeting this death fast at.
As a third individual in whom I had some hope of also rising to playing a major moral role, actually beyond hope, I was near certain of it. Pr. Obama. If the article that I re-published today on this blog by Peter Beinart is at all correct, and tragically, I'm fairly certain that it is, then I am finally seeing that today's president Obama is an enemy of mine, an enemy of Palestine, an enemy of humanity. If Beinart's article is correct then the Obama of administrations response to Netanyahu's handing them license to force a solution on a silver platter, is to reject that platter in favor of further pandering to the Zionist elites. It is horrifying. It makes today a darker day than several days ago, or ever before, for me. It makes today darker than when Netanyahu was here. But that's the way it appears now.
Prior to seeing this in addition to john Lewis I perceived that president Obama was the other, the single other person in Washington, whose moral stature and latant humanity and conscience needed to be my target, and the target of all of us, to inspire them to levels of heroic and courageous leadership.
Whereas I may have some little hope in John Lewis, there is no prayer for Palestine, zero, nada, nothing... without a privileged-white activism of the courage, recklessness, selflessness that maybe has only ever been seen before among the handful of whites that risked, and in some cases lost, their lives in the civil rights movement. Though I've not spent time studying this specifically, I believe it is true that almost never in history has a population that is not the immediate victim, as these white people were not the immediate victim, almost never do such people willingly, aggressively, put their own lives at risk. But in the sixties, from privileged, northern, and also southern whites, we saw exactly that.
Unless that reappears in huge numbers the Palestinians are lost. Maybe the next slaughter in Gaza that everyone is expecting within the next year and 1/2 will only be the size of the last one. Anyone who is honest realizes that it may be many many fold more. Netanyahu and his minions are insane but they are not stupid. They have gambled all along that the faster they exterminated, the faster they destroyed the rights of Palestinians, the more likely they were to get away with it. And nothing has transpired on the U.S. or international stage that should change their view of that.
For me, keeping or losing my own life is just way way way way way down the list from taking even the most minuscule chance a staving off this next slaughter and bringing a just peace to the Palestinian people. And that means that you, the American left, are our only hope, you catatonic, way in denial, liberals, you do it if it's convenient and safe, popular, funded... Free Palestine activists. You are the ones that have at least a cognitive understanding of the situation which means that you are the population that could mobilize the most quickly.
My death fast is for you. It is to show you the direction of how to Free Palestine. In the next 50 years BDS would not bring justice to Palestine. It can play a minor role, the same way the army can play a role in a military conflict. But without the special forces, without the Marines, going in first and putting their lives at the greatest risk, there really is no purpose for the army. It is my understanding that this is fundamental military theory.
Similarly without the whites and blacks putting their lives on the line to show, to prove, to establish... the worth of black lives and black freedom all the other more timid, more cowardly, less aggressive activism would still be going on today with no significant results.
So this death fast is for you. I don't expect you to notice. I expect you to dismiss it, disparage it, distort it so it is not a threat to you, and cannot impact your heart. But that's on you, that's not on me. Me playing my part is on me, and by god, unless and until the situation changes, I will carry it through with all the joy and passion that I've ever had.
SPDF Day 18: Miko Peled - "More than the threat of war on Iran, Netanyahu’s re-election is a call for war on Palestinians everywhere....
vlog. SPDIF day 17: this death fast is for everyone I know and everyone I do not know. This death fast is against everyone I know, and everyone I don't know. (If the shoe does not fit, don't wear it.)
And this death fast is a protest against everyone I know , and everyone I see involved in the so called free Palestine effort. Against individuals? Of course not. Against grossly inadequate, cowardly, self serving behavior of nearly all the individuals involved? Absolutely.
Every one of the people I'm describing may be doing exactly what history requires. But to my trained eye none, with a certain exception of Diane Wilson (on other crucial issues), and the possible exception of very few others, with the near certain exception of the international solidarity movement activists in Palestine, with the near certainty exception of some other activists in Palestine. With the fairly certain exception of much or most of Hamas, heroic, intelligent, informed freedom fighters.
But I just mentioned dozens of people on a planet with seven billion. This death fast is a protest against the behavior of almost everyone, above the age of 12, on earth, particularly we over privileged in the United States . We are behaving like the walking dead people that we are. In willful, catatonic denial . Fiddling while Rome burns. Not lifting a finger so that our nieces and nephews, our children, our grandchildren, have a future remotely worth living in terms of democratic society , a planet habitable , other than the police state that is being developed in Palestine for export to the elites around the world.
“Christian Zionism does not promote peace and totally ignores justice,” he added. “It brings the terminology of divine right into a modern conflict and tries to solve that modern conflict not by international law but by making claims on behalf of God — and how is that different from radical Islam which claims there’s a divine right to their actions?” ....To evangelicals, Zionism an increasingly tough sell
***** Obama, have I have really been wrong about you all along??? "President Obama is basically doing the bidding of all the big corporations," says Lori Wallach of Global Trade Watch. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is "a delivery mechanism for a broad corporate agenda." Vid. Dn!
America’s immoral exceptionalism: The lie we keep telling ourselves about foreign policy and democracy
Chris Hayes show likely to be terminated. Chris is far and away the most trustworthy newest personality on television. This speaks volumes about we Americans. We are not worth saving. But the Palestinians are.
"Both girls need medical attention as well as cosmetic surgery, but the shut borders with Egypt and Israel means that they can't travel to receive treatment in Turkey nor receive specialist doctors who are willing to travel to the besieged Gaza Strip." DETAIL
The problem is NOT people hating Jews. The problem IS Zionists being SUPREMELY HATEFUL.
We American activists don't do what's needed. We do what's convenient. We do what feels good. We do what attracts money, followers, accolades, while enabling us to continue on with our over privileged lifestyles. The exceptions prove the rule.
I think that may have changed now. No, it has changed. The question is how substantial is the change, and will it continue.
I posted earlier today some discussion of my analysis of the situation. At the core is the widely covered news that the Obama Administration may have been given enough license by this criminal Netanyahu and his criminal Israeli country to act aggressively to impose the international law of record, the 1967 borders and the right of return for the 3.5 million Palestinian refugees. I make not the slightest assumption that tomorrow's headlines might not reverse all this. But I do make the assumption, it is my analysis, that A. it could be substantive, and B. It changes the clarity of the situation with in which I am on Death Fast. Even the most infinitesimal candle in a room of absolutes darkness and be seen. Well I could be that candle on the day, and on the days since, Netanyahu was here in town. But for the moment the room is no longer nearly so dark with these obvious considerations on the part of the Obama Administration.
I suspect that I'll not reach a final conclusion for several days. I'll continue to watch the news for clues as to whether this is substantive or illusory. But within hours or days I think there is an excellent chance that the best way I can serve the part of my family that is Palestine is to terminate this death fast, regain strength, continue my online work, probably continue my vigil and work, and to watch for the next point of clarity as to how I can serve, which could well be, if the next absolute darkness appears even almost immediately, to launch another death fast.
As I wrote in an immensely important post the other day, I feel not the slightest hesitation to have my life terminate now, this instant, if it can save one Palestinian in the next 20 years. But the clarity for that at the moment may have been lost, and there may now be new and better opportunities to serve even more. I'll see.
I will, I AM giving my Life for Palestine, for the infinite Joy of it. The only variable is how to best serve in doing that. I'll continue to re-calculate breath, by breath, by breath.
My demand is nothing less than the immediate restoration and of full human rights, 100% human rights, for the seven million Palestinians of my family who have been Tortured, and tormented, terrorized, dispossessed, humiliated, defiled, degraded... by the US and Israel for 68 years now. More specifically I demand of my government that they obey the law, they stop supplying weapons to a terrorist state Israel, they stop providing funding to a terrorist state Israel, they stop obstructing in the UN almost all countries of the world in holding Israel to international law. United States law forbids the providing of weapons to a country that uses those weapons for offensive purposes. Israel is the quintessential example of that notwithstanding the tidal waves of Israeli lies and deceit, propaganda, to the contrary.
My goal is not to die. My goal is to bring about to some even minuscule measure this objective. My goal is at minimum to save the life, to reduce by even one day, the torture and torment of one of those seven million Palestinians of my family over the next 20 years. And that I can do.
In an important post of several days ago I described the law of social change which is the law of sufficient suffering, sufficient paying the price for the change. That is based on an extensive study of a history of change, particularly unviolent change, and is indisputably the way change happens.
I cannot have the impact that millions of my brothers and sisters in the over privileged, colonial, terrorist, US could bring to bear by joining me and doing their part. But I can do my part. Mine can be one of the Lives, it will be one of the lives, on the scale of change, and when enough are added to the scale, the rest almost certainly to be Palestinian children and other inocent Palestinians, due to our collective apathy, inhumanity, cowardice on the left, in the scale will be tilted to Justice.
No, I do not expect this to happen before the last Palestinian is exterminated. Netanyahu and his satanic minions are acting and speaking just as the Nazis did in the lead up to the extermination of the Jews. They are absolutely the children, the psychological and philosophical and spiritual descendants, of Hitler and the Nazis. That's not a condemnation per say. It is a rather expected psychological fact. Those who are abused frequently learn and adopt and practice the lifestyle of abusers. Netanyhu and his sick, sociopathic, psychotic, post traumatic, siege mentality hoards are no exception.
I do not know what impact if any the news of today and the last several days will have on this death fast campaign. It is possible that the game has changed dramatically now. It has been and remains my belief that Pr. Obama is a profoundly good man and detests the human rights desecration of the Palestinians as much as I. The great Edward Said was his professor. Pr. Obama has just appointed his classmate from Harvard, Robert Malley, as his point man on this situation, to the fury of the Zionists. Malley, a graduate of Yale, Harvard, Oxford, it seems unlikely to me that Pr. Obama would have appointed him to a meaningless post this month, or that Maley would have accepted.
I consider Pr. Obama the greatest president this country has ever seen, consummately brilliant, profoundly serious, and I think it is entirely possible that he has been working to enable Netanyahu to accumulate enough rope for himself that he hang himself. And it could be that Netanyahu did so in the final days of this past election.
Also possible, I believe, is that Netanyahu could be in on it to some degree. Not so much that I care, but this is quite possible. Netanyahu could have enough sanity that he sees and cares that Israel is headed toward global pariah status in the world community for as long as Israel survives. He could have enough sanity to see and care about this. Im not betting on it, but it is possible. And his calculation, possibly in consultation with the Obama administration, could have been, could be, that the only way to bring about a just resolution, given the insane Israeli and U.S. Zionist right wing , was to maneuver such that Pr. Obama could get away with imposing it on Israel.
***** This COULD change everything: "Malley argues that negotiations with the Palestinians today must include Hamas because the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is no longer considered the Palestinian people's sole legitimate representative....." detail
***** This COULD change everything: Israel's shield no more? Officials say they are revisiting the U.S. stance in light of Netanyahu rolling back his support of a Palestinian state. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/israels-america-united-116203.html#ixzz3UqzvYLiB
***** This COULD change everything: British deputy PM: If Netanyahu rejects two-state solution, U.K. will recognize Palestine If Netanyahu rules out a Palestinian state and expands West Bank settlements, 'the world, including the British parliament, would have no option, but to recognize a Palestinian state,' says Nick Clegg.
Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/33233/more-desired-than-our-owne-salvation-the-roots-of-christian-zionism-opinion/#AJFrr3yGlFTYrmfH.99
Joseph Stiglitz: We’ve been brainwashed It's no accident that Americans widely underestimate inequality. The rich prefer it that way
We’ve been brainwashed
It's no accident that Americans widely underestimate inequality. The rich prefer it that way
***** SPDF Day 17: This could change everything - US reportedly weighs recognizing a Palestinian state...
US reportedly weighs recognizing a Palestinian state according to '67 linesThe White House might also consider paring down the defense American diplomats give Israel at the UN
***** vlog. Day 17 (Capital Hill): "Palestinians... "Cheap,' 'near worthless.' This is the price that the U.S. activists, so called activists, to Free Palestine, are establishing on Palestinian Life and Human Rights.
Now some of these so called Free Palestine activists take my breath away with their humanity and courage. Norman Finkelstein, Noam Chomsky a few of the heroic actions of Jewish Voice for Peace. The BDS activists on college campuses are light years beyond my humanity, or rather my inhumanity, when I was a self absorbed air head when I was in college. But that doesn't change the fact that the price they all are setting on Palestinian Life is 'virtually worthless.' The value they are setting on Palestinian Life is virtually nil. No? The price of black lives and black freedom back in the sixties set by college students was risking their lives and careers and education and reputation by leaving their campuses, leaving their towns, leaving their homes and going in droves, to work in what must have been terrifying back reaches of the south, and or to go to prison like Parchman Prison. Some of them paid with their lives setting the life of black life, and black freedom, at the ultimate value, at the ultimate price, where it belongs.
These are facts. They are historically indisputable facts. Yes, today, neither on the right for the left do we value facts. Especially among US liberals, especially amoung US liberal 'activists.' We value opinion. We value group consensus (you know, circle-jerking). We don't value historical fact. We fear historical fact because historical fact condemns our current cowardly inaction and demands that we act differently.
***** HA'ARETZ. Gideon Levy writes: Netanyahu Deserves the Israeli People, and They Deserve Him If after everything, the Israeli phoenix succeeded in rising from the ashes and getting reelected, something is truly broken, possibly beyond repair....."If after six years of nothing, if after six years of sowing fear and anxiety, hatred and despair, this is the nation's choice, then it is very ill indeed."
SPDF Day 16: CAUTION: I am on a mission. It is a mission I've been training for, preparing for, my entire life. I have little time left to finish my work.....
***** I think Israel’s pathological siege mentality will now become more pronounced and more evident to outsiders. - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/03/netanyahu-won-what#sthash.otrAxBo0.dpuf
***** MUST READ. On the re-election of Satanyahu: "Everything you have been told about the “Jewish democracy” by the Israel supporters: it is wrong. It may be Jewish, but it is no democracy, this is a white settler society where a fearful privileged group of Jews holds on to its power in ever-expanding colonies by reelecting a strong leader, now in his tenth year as premier, who will use threats and violence against the Palestinians...." detail
vid. "BLATANT LIAR IN CHIEF," OBAMA ADDS A NEW TITLE. PITIFUL. SO SAD. "State Department Announces New "Long-standing" Policy Against Backing Coups "
vid. DN!. After Netanyahu Wins Israel Vote with Racism & Vow of Permanent Occupation, How Will World Respond?
I guess low potassium is a pretty bad thing. Three years ago on a hunger strike, day 17, they took me to the ER, large hospital, waiting room full, knife wounds, etc, they did a triage nurse thing, blood sample, I went back to my seat in the waiting room expecting to be an hour or so. In seconds ahead of everyone they had me back in the ER shirt off, IV in, fluids, potassium, working on me for 5 hours.
***** SPDF Day 15: Chris Hedges, "How do we resist? How, if this descent is inevitable, as I believe it is, do we fight back?
SPDF Day 15: Steven Bierle, Montana Man, Drowns Off California Coast After Saving Teenage Son's Life
SPDF Day 15: To a dear dear sister since childhood: “Do not ache over my condition. I have never been so Joyful. Ache for the condition of our millions of Palestinians …
***** vid. SPDF Day 15: "There are some things so dear, some things so precious, they are worth dying for,” MLK Jr
The #1 Threat to Peace in the World -- Guess Who? It's U.S. World polling is unanimous on this point: The US is behind an arc of violence stretching from Latin America to the Middle East.
Israeli forces yesterday morning arrested seven Palestinian children in the Silwan neighbourhood of Jerusalem, pls48.net reported
“Radicals of a different sort”: How the reactionary right is plotting to steal the White House For all America's progress, the right's quest to control who votes just won't die. Here's their latest disgrace
***** 9 reasons America is a lousy place to raise kids With income inequality on the rise, only the rich can afford to raise their children with any degree of comfort
***** Robert Reich: In Our Horrifying Future, Very Few People Will Have Work or Make Money Think you're safe because you're a professional? Think again
Why conservatives hate college The right's decades-long war on academia and "liberal professors" is about defining an elite "populists" can oppose
SPDF Day 14: "If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters...
Israeli occupiers, go to the polls By Gideon Levy The masters (and mistresses) are off to vote Tuesday, in what Israel proudly (but falsely) calls a “celebration of democracy” in “the only democracy in the Middle East.”
Israel is facing the same kind of struggle that many other countries have encountered -- between democracy and theocracy. Unfortunately, Israel has recently been headed in the wrong direction. I will again become a supporter of Israel when it lives up to the ideals in its Declaration of Independence by putting human rights and social justice above sectarian concern and treating its minorities as truly equal citizens.
Israeli poll offers no Palestine respite Any challenge to Netanyahu from the Zionist Union does not mean it offers a better deal to Palestinians
Netanyahu: If I'm elected, there will be no Palestinian state In a definitive disavowal of his Bar-Ilan two-state speech, prime minister makes last-minute attempt to draw voters from Bennett's Habayit Hayeudi
***** SPDF day 14: are we really so sick, so degenerate, so pathologically self centered, that we think my life.... detail
***** SPDF day 14: are we really so sick, so degenerate, so pathologically self centered, that we think my life, our own life, even the life of our own children is the ultimate value to which everything else should be subordinated, in this year of 2015 when everything that is good and decent on earth is passing the final seconds when it can be saved? Really? In the face of a ecocide forever my life is more important than a chance to stop that? In the face of the final death of democracy in America my life is not worth giving now for that? Really? With the likelihood that in another 18 months another 2000 or more Palestinians will be slaughtered, with the certainty that millions of Palestinians every hour of every day will be, are being, terrorized, tormented, tortured, terminated... by the US, Israeli, goon squads, my life is not worth giving for that? Insanity. Disgusting degeneracy. Enough. Join me or keep your maudlin sympathy to yourself. Enough! Enough!!! Enough of this madness. More at start-loving.blogspot.com
9 Reasons Why America Is a Terrible Place to Raise Kids The middle class is facing a full-fledged economic assault, making parenthood harder.
Hamas accuses PA of giving intel to Israel that led to Gaza civilians' deaths Accusations seen as latest sign of crisis between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, following arrest of Islamic militants in West Bank last week.
Hamas accuses PA of giving intel to Israel that led to Gaza civilians' deaths
Accusations seen as latest sign of crisis between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, following arrest of Islamic militants in West Bank last week.
Ex-Mossad chief Dagan: I would have resigned if Netanyahu ordered Iran strike In interview with Channel 10, Dagan endorses Herzog for PM: 'He is not just a fitting candidate, but the very best candidate.'
Ex-Mossad chief Dagan: I would have resigned if Netanyahu ordered Iran strike
In interview with Channel 10, Dagan endorses Herzog for PM: 'He is not just a fitting candidate, but the very best candidate.'
To see how racist Israel has become, look to the left The new levels of Arab-hatred being displayed are shocking, and so are the Israeli public's acceptance of them.
To see how racist Israel has become, look to the left
The new levels of Arab-hatred being displayed are shocking, and so are the Israeli public's acceptance of them.
***** SPDF Day 13. vid. 1 min. Malcom X: We will not have freedom until the white man realizes we are willing to pay the price for it... the Price of Freedom is Death.