Let’s count the triumphs for justice from the grassroots up – the bands, musicians, authors, filmmakers, speakers, unions, societies, academics, universities, cooperatives and corporations who have said NO to the iniquity of Israeli apartheid and genocide. Salute to the flash mobs in department stores and on the streets, activists in the weekly resistance protests at Bi’lin, Ni’lin, Nabih Saleh, Sheik Jarrah and elsewhere in the Occupied Territories and the courageous flotillas to Gaza.
Emphatic solidarity for Palestinian human rights resounds across social networks and blogs – boycotts, divestments and sanctions are burgeoning throughout the world despite the pernicious ziocolonial hasbara proliferated by Israel and its reactionary ziolobby groups. In the mainstream media too, there has been progress, with publication of high profile stories of Palestinian resistance and solidarity, peaceful flotillas to break Israel’s evil, illegal siege on Gaza, powerful visions for the only real solution – one state and support for BDS.
Ending the apartheid of South Africa took 34 years from 1960 to 1994, yet since 2005 when boycotts, divestments and sanctions were declared by Palestinian civil society, progress toward the end of racist Israel’s crimes against humanity is accelerating far more rapidly. Hanging on by a thread to their ethnosupremacist dreams, Israel’s vile leaders are increasingly dismayed, attempting desperately to hide their abominations behind the deceitful canard of ‘self-defence’, counter-productively ramping up oppression, land theft and ethnic cleansing.
Yet with every spiteful conniption, denial of responsibility for atrocities, new fascist law, repressive act toward human rights activists, torture of prisoners and detainment of peaceful resistance leaders, Israel’s repellent tyranny moves closer to self-extinction. Apartheid Israel is delegitimising itself, its cheerleaders and their supporters are caught in the paradox of fascism, unaware they are active participants who embrace an oppressor state as “normal”. In our irrevocably connected world, this paradox is unsustainable. The fulfillment of the Palestinian peoples’ legitimate claims are now within reach.
Let’s continue to hold the banner for justice high, intensify boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israeli apartheid, and remember Gandhi’s prescient words:
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall – think of it, always.”
Palestine / Israel Links
Make no mistake – Israelis have always been racist
‘Shin Bet tortures prisoners and denies access to lawyers’
The invisible Palestinian liberation struggle
Ayalon Prison: Inmate commits suicide, then disappears
Israeli military targets Palestinian paramedics during clashes
GAZA: TWO YEARS AFTER THE HORROR – BY HAIDAR EID
Gaza Two Years Later: A little girl
Ethnic cleansing in Silwan
Karma – Racist Grinch ‘We’ll have No Christmas trees here’ Upper Nazareth mayor arrested on graft charge
PM: Israel won’t apologize to Turkey for Gaza flotilla raid
Activism roundup: world to commemorate Gaza massacre anniversary
Right-wing Israelis parade through East Jerusalem sparking clashes
Israel Set To Build And Market 5000 Units In East Jerusalem and the West Bank
Gaza families recall horror two years after Israel’s assault
ISRAEL: Neighbors watchful as Israel demarcates maritime borders with Cyprus
Palestine: Gaza aftermath – Photos
Israeli secret service targets Israeli BDS organizers, claiming “terrorist activity”
The Gaza “Cast Lead” Massacre
Iran, Syria stress support for resistance
20 Israeli contractors for construction of Rawabi effectively join settlements BDS
A Provocative Blueprint for Peace in the Mideast
Palestinians Reject Piecemeal Talks offered by Israel
Israeli navy tracks ship carrying aid for Gaza
Thug Lieberman has taken over the Israeli government
Britain risks Israeli anger by extending diplomatic recognition to Palestinians (why should the UK care about risking Israeli anger?)
BDS 2010: More Powerful Than the Sword
Nutanyahoo’s number 1 & racist demand for negotiations – that Israel be recognised as a jewish state
Israel disregards its legal obligation towards civilians, including patients in Gaza [Al Mezan]
Gaza Rubble and Scrap Collectors – Deliberate Attacks and Lack of Protection
The power of the alliance between Netanyahu and the religious extremists is an invitation to a dramatic change. But anyone who lifts their eyes from the peas scattered on the floor will see that a forest greater than Birnam Wood can move.
Zimbabwe: Wikileaks Could Quicken Demise of GNU
Open letter to those inciting murder upon Julian Assange and/or members of his family
Morgan Tsvangirai faces possible Zimbabwe treason charge
Jailed Soldier Has Support of Resisters
The Embarrassment of the Wikileaks Links – cartoon
Belarus Updates: How Many Thousands Protested on 19 December?
Robert Fisk: WikiLeaks exposed US and Hillary’s hopelessness
The unofficial Wikileaks metawiki
Game Changer – Why Wikileaks will be the death of big business and big government.
The worsening journalistic disgrace at Wired
Dick Cheney’s $250-Million ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card
While it’s been raining cats and dogs here in Jinland and we’re cut off from anywhere, at least we haven’t had to chance the perils of a long car trip to nowhere. Derek Barry takes us for a ride through the floods of Queensland
Top Ten Myths about Afghanistan, 2010
The Rise and Rise of Super Fascism
Hitchens on Kissinger
The Norwegian government’s controversial but arguably predictable decision to buy new fighter jets from its most important ally, the US, has been hit with another major cost issue. Documents leaked to WikiLeaks and reported in newspaper Aftenposten indicate the price tag has jumped by 66 percent and may cost Norwegian taxpayers another NOK 12 billion.
The JSF program sets new benchmarks for exceeding initially intended Unit Procurement Costs in a weapon system being developed.