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The call for BDS came from 171 Palestinian civil society organisations including trade unions, women’s rights and environmental groups.
They are represented in the Boycott National Committee – or BNC – which is the broadest coalition of Palestinian groups, representing the largest number of Palestinians, in the world. It is worth reminding people of this when they insist that Palestinians should continue to take part in so-called peace talks with Israel.
Neither Fatah, nor Hamas have as much legitimacy as the BNC, but Israel would never agree to negotiate with such a democratic body. The BDS movement doesn’t take a position on the one-state or two-state solution. Activists within it have different stances and anyway, that is something the Palestinians have a right to decide themselves. The call makes three straightforward demands:
- The first is for the end of the occupation and colonisation of Palestine including the dismantling of the illegal 700km wall that has annexed another 10 percent of land.
- The second demand is full rights for Palestinians within Israel. They are 20 percent of the Israeli population and face institutional discrimination in all aspects of public life.
- The final demand is the right of return for the 6.5 million Palestinian refugees scattered across the world. They are the largest and longest suffering refugee population in the world and have been denied the right of return, as stipulated by UN resolution 194, since 1948.
Swedish mounted police trampled at least a dozen people at an anti-Nazi rally in the town of Malmo on Saturday.
meanwhile in Sweden..i’m pretty sure this is how Christopher Reeve became paralyzed…. o_0
and the media doesn’t seem to care…
racism ain’t nothing new in St. Louis. Black people there were used as guinea pigs for radiation experiments during the Cold War. The U.S. has waged a war of genocide against Black people. I wonder where Israel learned its tricks from. #Ferguson
In the early days of the Cold War, the Army arrived in St. Louis and began spraying zinc cadmium sulfide on children and families, who lived in and around the Pruitt Igoe housing projects located north of downtown St. Louis.
"They said we were living in the project, but we were the project,” said former Pruitt Igoe resident Doris Spates.
Through tears, Johnson said, “They isolated me and I stayed there about a month to recuperate. I lost my fingernails, my toe nails, the lesions on my body. They fed me intravenously. I couldn’t see well. They kept me in the dark.”
The military now admits to some horrific Cold War human experiments around the country. A handful of hospital patients were secretly injected with plutonium. Babies and pregnant women unknowingly received radioactive iodine.
And, from 1946 through 1953 73 mentally disabled children in Massachusetts were fed oatmeal containing radioactive calcium.
From Ferguson to Brazil…
Hundreds of people demonstrated on Friday in several cities of Brazil about the high and increasing rates of violent death recorded in the country’s Afro-descendent population.
An academic study called The Color of Homicides in Brazil revealed in 2012 that while homicides of white people decreased by 24.8 percent between 2002 and 2010 (from 20.6 to 15.5 percent of the total population), homicides against black people reached 36 percent in 2010, a 5.6 percent increase from 2006.
Ferguson: “My son was about to go to college. Do you know how hard it is to have a black man graduate and go to college?”
this is a very thorough comprehensive article with many photos and videos, and updates throughout the uprising. highly recommended
An analyst says the US policy regarding the black is ‘genocide toward the population.’
"The lawyer stated that the US police department “holds itself above the law and does not want its actions or its members submitted to a legal process and that is increasingly the case in the United States.”
The commentator also stated that the “police authorities and the national authorities including President [Barack] Obama should be put on notice that the world is watching the United States as fascistic unlawful police behavior becomes the norm.”
The riot came from the cops, not the people.
What is stunning to witness in just our first 24 hours in Ferguson is the enormous amount of resources being employed by the city, county, state and federal governments to protect Darren Wilson, the cop who attacked and gunned down 18-year-old Mike Brown on Aug. 9.
this document needs to be mass produced in Ferguson
Activate your love & your rage and support the efforts in Ferguson in a tangible way. Poet & educator Britteney Kapri, playwright Kristiana Colón, and activist & journalist Ferrari Sheppard are organizing efforts to supply people on the ground in Ferguson with gas masks and water bottles over the coming days. The gas masks will be for children, elderly, protesters, and whoever is in need. We will be taking two separate trips. Please message privately if you’re interested in specific departure times. We intend to purchase at least 100 gas masks and water bottles and coordinate with protesters and organizers in Ferguson for peaceful and supportive distribution to those who need it most. Stand united with those whose voices are being silenced & contribute to intentional and loving resistance.
$8000 will cover
- Gas masks
- Water bottles/Food
- Spray bottles
- Safety goggles
- Liquid antacid for tear gas treatment
- The cost of gas to and from Ferguson
> Schools have been temporarily suspended and food banks were affected by the looting. Part of the funds will be used to buy food and water to be given to local churches and food banks. We are in talks with representatives of OBS and NAACP to get supplies for the protesters. Respirator masks, goggles, first aid kits, tear gas treatments (antacid and spray bottles) are among the items we will provide to help protect them against the aggressive police force who has consistently shown that it will initiate violence against demonstrators and media.
The supplies are being transported by car by several members of our artistic community who wanted to help. Britteney is arriving in Missouri with the first delivery on Wednesday afternoon, and reporting back to the rest of the coalition with more specific needs we can help fulfill. We are also establishing relationships with local organizations to whom we can make a cash donation that we can trust will be invested in the community of Ferguson. We will also be buying supplies locally because we want to invest in the local economy.
recently some fishy shit went down where GoFundMe denied $2,000 of the donations cuz it was “highly suspicious and potentially fraudulent.” meanwhile the Support Darren Wilson fund has passed $230,000… da fuk is that all about….
water is fucked up because you need it to live and then it drowns you just because it can
Oxygen’s even more fucked up because you need it to process your most basic functions and from the very first breath you take, it is already working on oxidizing literally every part of you. We spend our whole lives being broken down by oxygen, one chemical reaction at a time.
Science side is morbid tonight