2019-08-07: Social Media Postees

Policing the borders of suffering
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-07
Both mainstream Jewish institutions and non-Jewish liberal and conservative commentators took it upon themselves to censure Ocasio-Cortez's use of "concentration camps," with Rep. Liz Cheney accusing the freshman representative of "demean[ing]" the memory of those who died in the Holocaust. | Source…

Land and Freedom
subMedia | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-07
ia601406.us.archive.org/32/items/trouble211080p/Trouble21_360p.mp4 From the genocidal aftermath of Columbus' accidental "discovery" of the New World, to the ever-deeper encroachments of Israeli settlements into the West Bank — five hundred years of European colonialism has cast a long shadow over this world. Colonization, in its supreme arrogance, carved up the globe according to the imperial logic of accumulation, …

I Said No to a Netflix Series Audition Because I Support Palestinian Rights
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-07
| I'm an actor in the U.S. film and television industry. I've been around for more than 40 years. Recently, I was invited to audition for a new Netflix television series with the working title "Sycamore." The appointment sheet informed me that I would be trying out for the role of Martin Wexler, a series regular character described as an American politician, living in New York — "approachable, distinguished, practiced, and elusive." | I was intrigued by the role, and I was preparing…

Boris Johnson's Slash And Burn Brexit Cabinet
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-07
Priti Patel (former lobbyist for the alcohol and tobacco industries), is Boris Johnson's pick for Home Secretary/interior minister. A member of Theresa May's cabinet, but was sacked when she held 12 undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials in an effort to channel UK aid to the Israeli military. Patel suggested the UK should use the potential of food shortages in Ireland as a bargaining chip against the hard-border backstop being introduced.

Israel Approves 2,300 Settler Homes in Occupied West Bank
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-06
Israel's Higher Planning Committee (HPC) approved Monday and Tuesday the construction of 2,304 illegal housing units for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli NGO Peace Now. | RELATED: | Israel Approves 6,000 New Illegal Settler Homes in West Bank | The organization reported that 838 housing units for validation (second and…

The Meaning of Israel's Massive Housing Demolitions in East Jerusalem
Jeff Halper | thenation.com | 2019-08-06
The Meaning of Israel's Massive Housing Demolitions in East Jerusalem…

Watch Jewish scholar Norman Finkelstein take down the smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2019-08-06
The Canary has been consistently exposing the shameless use of antisemitism as a political football to attack Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. In recent weeks, for example, ex-MP Clare Short and Jewish-Canadian psychol…

'Port in a Storm': Rare Win for Pro-Palestine Advocates as Court Rules in Favor of Students
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-06
"Because of Justice Bannon's order, no Fordham student will be restricted or prohibited from advocating for justice in Palestine." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fordham.jpeg

Labour-controlled Tower Hamlets council refused to host Palestinian charity event, citing "anti-Semitism" fears
wsws.org | 2019-08-06
The decision is a blatant attack on free speech and confirms that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism provides a mechanism for censoring, silencing and even criminalising individuals and organisations that oppose Israel's brutal suppression of the Palestinians, while slandering the entire left as "anti-Semitic."

El Paso Massacre Galvanizes Accelerationists
Cassie Miller and Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-08-05
The domestic terror incident this past weekend in El Paso has energized the growing "accelerationist" bloc of the white power movement, which argues violence is the only way to achieve its goal of creating a white, non-Jewish ethnostate.

United Church of Canada should Come Clean on Anti-Palestinian Accord
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-03
Toronto church Trinity-St. Paul's shameful suppression of a Palestinian youth cultural event highlights anti-Palestinian rot festering in the United Church of Canada. It ought to also shine a light on a little discussed anti-Palestinian accord UCC leaders signed with Israel lobby groups five decades ago. Under pressure from B'nai B'rith and the Jewish Defence League …

Canadians have a Right to Know if their Wine Was Made on Stolen Land
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-02
Dimitri Lascaris discusses the decision of a Canadian federal court to ban wine from illegal Israeli colonies to be labelled as "made in Israel." This issue reaches far beyond Canada, as many states debate these issues around the world…

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon struggle for justice
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-02
This guest statement on the Lebanese government's recent restrictions on work permits for Palestinian and Syrian refugees is by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition.

Boycott HP products to show solidarity with Palestinians
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-02
Not many people know about the role of IT giant HP in Israel's grave violations of Palestinian rights and its system of military occupation, racial segregation and oppression. | Just as many companies profited from the South African Apartheid regime, HP is today profiting from Israel's apartheid policies towards Palestinians. It supplies Israel with technology, equipment and information that is used in its ongoing violations of Palestinians' rights. | July marked a year since Israel adopted its Jewish "nation-state" law, giving constitutional status to its apartheid policies towards Palestinian citizens of Israel…

Faux Humanitarian Irwin Cotler, the White Helmets, and the Whitewashing of an Appalling Agenda
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-01
Cotler's campaigns for foreign regime change or intervention almost always march in lock-step with neoconservative U.S. foreign policy. His "humanitarian" branding is but a thin veneer of hypocrisy to conceal his establishment policies — policies that almost always serve the interests of Israel.

Netanyahu May Survive This Political Crisis, but Israel's Left Will Not
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-31
JERUSALEM, OCCUPIED PALESTINE — Like a pack of hyenas surrounding a weakened and wounded lion, Israeli politicians are ganging up on an injured, weakened Benjamin Netanyahu. With over ten years in office, Netanyahu is now the longest-reigning prime minister in the history of the State of Israel. Comparisons are being drawn between him and the man who is now second only to Netanyahu, the man considered to be the Founding Father of Israel, Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. | Th…

Boycott Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-30
Boycott Pop-Kultur Berlin Festival 2019: PACBI StatementPalestinians call for the boycott of Pop-Kultur Berlin festival, until it ends its partnership with Israel | Cultural BoycottJuly 30, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …

Progressive Democrats vote against BDS, Palestinian rights
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-29
House Democrats, including key progressives, have passed a measure condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS). Why are Reps….

Eyewitness: Israel illegally demolishes homes in Wadi al-Hummus
Amrita SD | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-26
Many are worried about the precedent this demolition sets for further violence by the Israeli state against Palestinians.

BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-19
BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott: UpdateIn a historic move, Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis introduce resolution affirming the right to boycott. | Right To BoycottJuly 19, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) …

A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-07-19
A round-up of the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, July 10-15: UpdateGroups worldwide participated in the #BoycottHP Global Week of Action, creatively asserting the demand that HP Inc and HPE end their complicity in Israel's apartheid, military occupation and settler-colonialism against the Palestinian people | Economic Boycott Boycott HP Global BDS Week of Action Against HP …

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions, and was presented by Venezuela and Palestine on behalf of the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.

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