When fascism takes over

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What we’re seeing in Israel is the same as what we saw in Germany and the American South in the 20s and 30s, Spain in the 50s and 60s, Pakistan in the 70s and 80s, Gujarat in the 2000s, Sri Lanka in the 2010s, as well as many other regions and dangerous periods of time. It’s when fascism permeates through the majority of society. And in tiny countries like Israel, there isn’t even the sheer chaos of large numbers/identities/spaces to at least partially dissipate the virulence, like in India or the US. What is going on in Israel is scary. The below report from Mondoweiss is just one of several that have been published, detailing the dangerous and deep spread of fascism, racism, and hatred in Israel. It is time to redouble our efforts against Israeli apartheid and colonialism, in solidarity with Palestine, and ultimately for the freedom of everyone, regardless of religion or lack thereof, living in ’48 Palestine, the West Bank, and Gaza…

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/death-arabs-jerusalem.html

 

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On Gaza and the BDS movement

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The latest issue of Risala (the newsletter of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel or PACBI) is solely focused on the heinous massacre in Gaza. If, like much of the justice-loving international community, you have been horrified by the genocidal crimes against humanity conducted by the state of Israel upon Palestinians and are wondering what to do about it, look no further than the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. If there has been a glacial shift towards better and marginally more honest coverage in the West about the massacre in Gaza (from a Western media that is still unforgivably pro-Israel), it has been due to the unrelenting interventions in public discourse made by the Palestine-solidarity movement in general and the BDS movement in particular. It is a movement predicated firmly on the principles of social and political justice as well as non-violence, in addition to being keenly strategic in its moral shaming of a rogue state that is fast beginning to resemble Germany in the 1930s. Join the BDS movement today and stand on the right side of history.

In solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation and justice.

Link to Risala:

http://www.pacbi.org/newsletter/index.php