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Activist, Heal Thyself

September 3, 2015 12:48 pm
[…] I don’t think he will respect this simple and civilized request.  When I wrote the article  ‘Activist Heal Thyself’, I was really hoping that Jews in the movement would heed the call too, check themselves in their […]
August 21, 2015 10:40 am
Thanks for your replies and comments Taxi, Sean, Chu (and anyone else). I’m surprised that Mondoweiss didn’t publish the story about the taxi driver. Doesn’t make sense. There has definitely been a huge change in awareness of the Palestinian cause as well as a greater awareness of what the Israelis and Zionists are really all about. It was creeping up for the last few years but it made a big jump after the cold blooded murder of over 2000 Gazans a year ago. Unfortunately the Conservatives won the election and there is no greater Israel supporter than Cameron. Had it been a coalition things would be moving much faster. But he’s a complete tosser on everything and in spite of him things are moving in the right direction. We’ve backed the EU boycott and just announced the reopening of the embassy in Tehran. For the first time I do feel that there is a decent momentum in the right direction Yet, right at this point we suddenly get the witch hunt but I’m glad it’s happened as I think everyone needs to work out where they stand (as you say) Here in the UK the main anti zionist groups are from the hard left. It seems more important to them to excommunicate you for either being accused of being too far to the right or even faintly anti semitic (which apparently only they are able to detect, their leaders being Jewish!). They love JVP and Ali Abunimah and throw all their weight behind them. Therefore they vigorously defend the JVP position and join in on any attack made by anyone from that group. It was Tony Greenstein who led the campaign against Atzmon and it was a ferocious campaign aimed at ostracising him and it worked. He and others reduced him into a poison chalice and even association with him is enough to get you excommunicated. Then they started on Alison Weir and then Counterpunch…..so if you don’t fit into their very narrow (supposedly) hard left socialist mindset as well as their version of who is and isn’t a white supremacist/anti Semitist then you are cast out But in the overall picture these guys are just….tiny specs. They have done great work and a lot of their work is still truly excellent but this latest attempted purge is a serious miscalculation because their readership has just gone from tiny spec to microscopic. I’m not much of a commenter and this is the first time I’ve ever left comments anywhere. I spend time hassling and annoying our MP’s here and the more you hassle them the more headway you make. And there are lots more people doing that these days and eventually the idea of wholesale unconditional support to that rogue state will become untenable Finally I think that Mondoweiss should come out and make a statement as to where they stand and confirm whether or not they back the witch hunt against Alison Weir. Maybe someone will challenge them to make this statement? As you say Taxi, at least we will all know who is who.
August 21, 2015 10:36 am
Thanks for your replies and comments Taxi, Sean, Chu (and anyone else). I'm surprised that Mondoweiss didn't publish the story about the taxi driver. Doesn't make sense. There has definitely been a huge change in awareness of the Palestinian cause as well as a greater awareness of what the Israelis and Zionists are really all about. It was creeping up for the last few years but it made a big jump after the cold blooded murder of over 2000 Gazans a year ago. Unfortunately the Conservatives won the election and there is no greater Israel supporter than Cameron. Had it been a coalition things would be moving much faster. But he's a complete tosser on everything and in spite of him things are moving in the right direction. We've backed the EU boycott and just announced the reopening of the embassy in Tehran. For the first time I do feel that there is a decent momentum in the right direction Yet, right at this point we suddenly get the witch hunt but I'm glad it's happened as I think everyone needs to work out where they stand (as you say) Here in the UK the main anti zionist groups are from the hard left. It seems more important to them to excommunicate you for either being accused of being too far to the right or even faintly anti semitic (which apparently only they are able to detect, their leaders being Jewish!). They love JVP and Ali Abunimah and throw all their weight behind them. Therefore they vigorously defend the JVP position and join in on any attack made by anyone from that group. It was Tony Greenstein who led the campaign against Atzmon and it was a ferocious campaign aimed at ostracising him and it worked. He and others reduced him into a poison chalice and even association with him is enough to get you excommunicated. Then they started on Alison Weir and then Counterpunch.....so if you don't fit into their very narrow (supposedly) hard left socialist mindset as well as their version of who is and isn't a white supremacist/anti Semitist then you are cast out But in the overall picture these guys are just....tiny specs. They have done great work and a lot of their work is still truly excellent but this latest attempted purge is a serious miscalculation because their readership has just gone from tiny spec to microscopic. I'm not much of a commenter and this is the first time I've ever left comments anywhere. I spend time hassling and annoying our MP's here and the more you hassle them the more headway you make. And there are lots more people doing that these days and eventually the idea of wholesale unconditional support to that rogue state will become untenable Finally I think that Mondoweiss should come out and make a statement as to where they stand and confirm whether or not they back the witch hunt against Alison Weir. Maybe someone will challenge them to make this statement? As you say Taxi, at least we will all know who is who.

*Jewish Daesh Settlers Burn West Bank Palesnian Baby Alive (Sunday Updates Indluded) – AFP

July 31, 2015 9:10 pm
I (weareone) replied to American, but I was somehow identified as Anonymous. I logged in again, so hopefully that will solve the problem. We'll see...
July 31, 2015 9:05 pm
Taxi, I (weareone) just posted the reply to American, but I somehow came up as Anonymous. Not sure what's going on.
July 31, 2015 9:02 pm
Traitors indeed, American. You may have seen this, which is just out from CODE PINK: "While the Obama administration is trying to push through a historic nuclear deal with Iran to prevent another war,the pro-war Israel lobby AIPAC (under their educational wing AIEF) is taking all but two freshmen Congresspeople to Israel on a propaganda tour to turn them against the deal. We MUST act now! CALL the offices of the Democratic Representatives (and tweet at them!). Tell them you disapprove of their trip and urge them to support the nuclear deal. • Brad Ashford (D-Nebraska), 202-225-4155, @RepBradAshford • Brendan Boyle (D- Pennsylvania), 202-225-6111, @RepBrendanBoyle • Kathleen Rice (D-New York), 202-225-5516, @RepKathleenRice • Gwen Graham (D-Florida), 202-225-5235, @RepGwenGraham • Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona), 202-225-4065, @RepRubenGallego • Pete Aguilar (D-California), 202-225-3201, @RepPeteAguilar • Brenda Lawrence (D-Michigan), 202-225-5802, @RepLawrence • Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-New Jersey), 202-225-5801 @RepBWColeman • Seth Moulton (D- Massachusetts), 202-225-8020, @sethmoulton • Mark DeSaulnier (D- California), 202-225-2095, @RepDeSaulnier • Ted Lieu (D- California), 202-225-3976, @RepTedLieu • Mark Takai (D- Hawaii), 202-225-2726, @RepMarkTakai • Norma Torres (D- California), 202-225-6161, @NormaJTorres CODE PINK has posted a calling script, but I doubt that any of the regular commenters on this site need one.

When Pathos Is King

June 24, 2015 9:01 pm
i don't really think about the flags and the road names as being "the problem", i think they're indicative of how steeped we are in the racism, just a symbol. for me, the main theme of stewart's speech was how nothing will change, we can't call it what it is -- racism and terrorism, we go on about AQ and kill all these people and make light of the violence in our own society, which i largely agree with. i read an article that really pissed me off in the nyt today comparing homegrown/white supremist vs islamic terrorism. it was so offensive and the graph they used from the new america foundation referenced the white supremacist terrorism "nonjihadist"!!! it's like they can't let go of the association. so gross. and i followed the source and even the 2011 attack in tucson killing a judge and 5 others and shooting the congressperson thru the head..it wasn't included! nor was the chapel hill shootings. those white people are mentally ill or it's not a hate crime or something. excuses excuses. i went on a googling rampage. even if the article did admit our white terror was by far more prevalent, they number were slanted because of the way we excuse white violence, and that was something stewart mentioned. the excuses. i don't know if they included the colorado movie theatre massacre, same thing tho. we don't call it terror because largely that's reserved for "the other", not our kind.
June 24, 2015 8:38 pm
" 40 blacks get killed by fellow blacks in Baltimore, in the ONE month after the Baltimore riots" do you have a source for this pepsi? i'd be interested in reading it.

Team Obama’s B.S. ISIS Body Count – Nancy A. Youssef/The Daily Beast

June 8, 2015 9:57 am
[…] my eighth-grade history teacher. Here we are again, dealing with body counts from the Pentagon. This time it’s the war against ISIS, as my friend Nancy Youssef reports, and it’s bordering on the absurd. […]

The Most Immoral Army in the Universe

April 16, 2015 3:03 pm
Ugh! This needs to be on American media somehow!

American Empire’s Vision Of A New Middle East

April 7, 2015 1:31 am
Cloak, I like the label 'Last of the misanthropic crusaders of the Holy land'. Crusaders is more fitting for their endeavor.