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yes. the Palestinians have a right to defend themselves against Israel genocide, land theft, violence, occupation, and despotism.
also, since the US stole the border-states from Mexico and Native Americans, I think the US would react to any attempts by the indigenous population to retake their land (with rockets or otherwise) in precisely the same way that Israel reacts to Palestinians attempting to retake their land — with imperial arrogance, barbaric brute force, and the kind of justifications employed by all modern robber-states.
if one stronger nation (U.S., Israel) takes land or other possessions by violence from a weaker indigenous population (Native Americans, Palestinians), then that stronger nation can make no legitimate ethical claim to hold onto said land or possessions through the further use of violence.
it’s not a question of self-defense. it’s a question of oppression. it would be like supporting a bully’s “right to self-defense” after their victim finally gets the courage to resist their abuse and punches the bully in the face.
yes. and it’s even sadder when you realize that what the Jewish state of Israel is doing to the Palestinians is precisely the kind of genocidal and colonial oppression that both Jews and Arabs have been experiencing at the hands of European imperial powers for centuries.
@necronecronecro replied to your photo “Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ed Norton marching in the…”
do you think it’s appropriate to share pictures of white wealthy celebrities when discussing/promoting a cause? legit question, I’m conflicted
I think insofar as they are genuinely participating in the action at the behest of those actually involved in organizing it, then, yes. By any means necessary.
Three years ago today, #TroyDavis was murdered by the State of Georgia. #IAmTroyDavis Today, we remember his life, #struggle, & legacy.
The fact that the “allies” working with the U.S. in conducting airstrikes within Iraq comprise none other than Saudi Arabia and Jordan completely give the lie to the notion that the U.S. cares at all about human rights, women’s rights, democracy, or anything like that.
Rather, what the U.S. is engaged in is an inter-Arab conflict between forces of repression — such as the brutally despotic and retrograde regimes of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, etc. — on the one hand, and any other forces lined up against the latter on the other, whether they be Islamic fundamentalist militants or masses of people protesting for democracy (a la the Arab Spring).
Indeed, it’s worth pointing out that the Jordanian and Saudi monarchies are among those regimes in the Middle East that successfully (and savagely) repressed domestic uprisings in 2011 with the full support of the U.S.
Despite all the talk about the backward and violent threat that IS poses to the region, the fact is that the IS can’t hold a candle to Saudi Arabia, which owing to its immense oil wealth and political connections to the US, literally has the capacity to get away with murder as it imposes its utterly barbaric, misogynistic, and tyrannical rule upon the people. Make no mistake, the US is buttressing counter-revolution and reaction under the cover of “humanitarianism” when it backs such forces in its war against the IS.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and a simultaneous U.S. strike targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting assaults on American and other Western interests, the U.S. military said. President Barack Obama declared Arab support for the airstrikes “makes it clear to the world this is not America’s fight alone.”
"We’re going to do what’s necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group," Obama said Tuesday as he left Washington for meetings of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
Obama said the U.S. was “proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder” with Arab partners, and he called the roll: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ed Norton marching in the People’s Climate March in NYC this past weekend. This was part of the indigenous people’s rights contingent. People and the Planet over Profit!
As always, so good and on-point!
A father of three died 12 hours after LAPD sergeants beat him in front of his house in South L.A.
The LAPD beat a Omar Abrego for 10 minute, he dies 12 hours later of his injuries.
but don’t forget that the cops were also “injured”:
"One police suffers of a knee injury while the other has a fractured hand" that he used to punch Abrego.
This has got to stop.
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In some countries, shoplifters merely have their hands cut off. But if you are Black in America, you can apparrently be publicly executed in the streets for this or even lesser offenses.
Studs Terkel Recalls Lucy Parsons
Prize-winning author Studs Terkel heard the aged Lucy Parsons speak during the 1930s. Parsons, widow of Haymarket martyr Albert Parsons, was herself a lifelong political radical who participated in the founding of the Socialist Party and the Industrial Workers of the World. Terkel heard Parsons at Bughouse Square, as Washington Square Park (opposite the Newberry Library on the city’s North Side) was called. As Terkel explains, by that time Bughouse Square was a well-established site of free and often colorful speech in Chicago. Terkel was interviewed on July 19, 1999.
If you care more about some stolen cigars than you do about the stolen lives of Black people lynched by racist police, then you deserve to rot in hell.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.
“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet.