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Backstreet Boys Smeared With Apartheid Mud

Backstreet Boys in MudAppearing in promotional shots in mud blackface, the Backstreet Boys besmirched themselves not only by flaunting the Palestinian-led boycott of Israel, but by becoming complicit with Israel’s crimes against Palestinians, marketing apartheid products.

Photographed frolicking in the Dead Sea to promote Premier Dead Sea Cosmetic Laboratories, the Backstreet Boys muddied their own brand with Israel’s colonial, apartheid crimes.

Premier Dead Sea, an Israeli company which is part of the Hadan Group and located in Lod, was ousted from Dundee and Sligo in 2011 after successful BDS campaigns.

Along with accepting more than $1m for their three performances at Ra’anana in May 2015, the Backstreet Boys allowed themselves to be used for brazen rebranding of Israeli settler colonialism, brutal military occupation, apartheid and theft with photo sessions in Occupied Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Did the band receive more than a nice day, a mud beauty treatment, a meal and Goodie bags for their promotional photos?

Deployment of celebrities to pad Brand Israel reflects a desperate need to obscure an international image which becomes dirtier by the day.

Haidar Eid on BDS, White Liberal Ideology & Colonialism

In these videos, Professor Haidar Eid discusses BDS and addresses the hypocrisy of white liberal ideology and promises of supposedly left wing organisations in the setting of late capitalism “which does not take into consideration the perspective of the Other”.

“You do not wait for the coloniser to accept what you are saying, you force the coloniser to accept what you are saying – that is what resistance is all about.”

Dealing with Climate Change from a Health Perspective

Possums are survivorsInformative presentation at WOMADelaide Planet Talks 2015 presents an excellent panel discussing some of the proactive things we can be doing to mitigate the health effects of climate change – divest from fossil fuels, reduce population by educating girls, sustain biodiversity, get engaged with bottom up community-based solutions and much more.

Can Human Beings be Well When The Planet is Sick?

  • Dr Paul Willis
    Director, RiAus.
  • Dr Ingo Weber
    practising anaesthetist, former chair SA Doctors for the Environment.
  • Emily Johnston
    PhD student, University of SA, co-founder Adelaide’s ‘Science in the Pub’.
  • Moderator: Bernie Hobbs
    science writer and broadcast, ABC Science Online.

This session of Planet Talks is also available as a Radio National podcast.

IWD 2015 in Asiotrailya

Gawdess save us from elitist wankers, corporate executives and merchant bankers boasting swimming pools and private schools, swanking white saviours, all the right neighbours, property profiteering, negative gearing, life’s a long beach posing with boat and 4WD for collaborators whose feminism screams upward mobility in the patriarchal tree, if you’re rich and white, the Grabbits . . . → Read More if you dare: IWD 2015 in Asiotrailya

The Internet As Habitat

Suck NARCISSOIDS they drink your whine surreptitious needy arseholes faking sliming controlling squeezing spitting pips you’re all sucked up weighed by vacuum balance of power on their side found wanting your surfeit of trust shallowed you bathed you trophied you away they slither remorseless remoras all bravado and bag of tricks February 2015 FACEBOOK IS . . . → Read More if you dare: The Internet As Habitat

Invasion Day 2015

Acknowledging white settler supremacist destruction of Indigenous people and habitat. It is telling that the white settler Abbott rewards Prince Phillip when there are millions of Australians who deserve an award before him. What has Prince Phillip ever done for Australians except cost us money? . . . → Read More if you dare: Invasion Day 2015

#JeSuisWanker

Why is it that the utter wanker casts opprobrium like an anchor, weighing on unwary minds, what makes the wanker so unkind? Are they bitter, untimely ripped from cold mother’s sullen tit, or revisiting rage they often felt with vicious father’s lashing belt? Around the net they prance and rant and none can trump their . . . → Read More if you dare: #JeSuisWanker

Bethlehem Under Apartheid Israel

Animation from @BDSCatalunya Support BDS of apartheid Israel in 2015! and meanwhile, read about the fantastic accomplishments of the BDS movement in 2014.