How Zionists Use State-Sponsored Antisemitism

State-sponsored antisemitism has been used as a deliberate strategic ploy by zionist leaders from the inception of political zionism at the end of the 19th century till the present day. Joseph Massad explains in his excellent latest oped: ‘Palestinians understood well these arguments and always insisted and insist that their struggle is against Jewish colonisation . . . → Read More if you dare: How Zionists Use State-Sponsored Antisemitism

May Your Presents Not Be Plastic This Year

This solstice, celebrate trees with their gift of diversity and life, conserve dwindling resources from human predation, and aim at ending all tyrannies, capitalism, racism and bigotry and especially US imperial hegemony, the dominion of apartheid Israel over Indigenous Palestinians and Indonesia over West Papuans. In the home zone, here’s to de-amalgamation of Noosa from . . . → Read More if you dare: May Your Presents Not Be Plastic This Year

On Israeli Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity

Guest post by David Rylance: On indigeneity, I wish to make a historical point. And I wish to start by acknowledging that it is absolutely true that there is a difference to the usual “plot” of settler-colonialism in Israel’s case, which usually revolves around a division of natives and foreigners. Certainly there could be no . . . → Read More if you dare: On Israeli Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity

Stanley Jordan, Please Respect the Boycott of Israel

Dear Stanley Jordan, We are aware that you, Kenwood Dennard and Alex Blake, are slated to play at the Eilat Red Sea Jazz Festival in January, 2013, and wish to persuade you to reconsider and cancel. In 2005, Palestinian civil society called for boycott as a principled tactic to achieve justice and the rights denied . . . → Read More if you dare: Stanley Jordan, Please Respect the Boycott of Israel

For the Palestinian People - Against the Normalisation of Apartheid

False Equivalence Contrast free choice with less by the years one is duplicitous one is crushed bulldozers grind village homes to dust one expands to usurp indigenousness one says enough to a bone harvest of human surplus valley to valley springs sealed dry one steals water from daughters of vines one exposed, burning one hand . . . → Read More if you dare: For the Palestinian People – Against the Normalisation of Apartheid

Solidarity with the Palestinian People of Gaza

Monique Buckner reports on Israel’s recent 8 day attack of the people of Gaza, who have now been besieged for over 2000 days. The Palestinian people of Gaza have been devastated by Israel’s latest attack, which has killed 158 people, 33 of whom were children. Palestinians are still dying from injuries. The Gaza Strip is . . . → Read More if you dare: Solidarity with the Palestinian People of Gaza

Roger Waters Speaks at the UN Against Israel’s Oppression of Palestinians

Text trancript of Roger Waters’ UN speech – the full text of Waters’ address is below the UN transcript “The BDS movement, which has spread from Palestinian civil society to activists around the world, is part of that non-violent resistance and I support it whole heartedly, but let us be clear that the disparity . . . → Read More if you dare: Roger Waters Speaks at the UN Against Israel’s Oppression of Palestinians

Hasbara and the Case for Cultural and Academic Boycott of Israel

Israel uses all culture as propaganda and does so unashamedly. In 2005, Nissim Ben-Sheetrit of Israel’s Foreign Ministry emphasised: “We see culture as a propaganda tool of the first rank, and I do not differentiate between propaganda and culture.” Israeli universities are subverted in the mission to sell the apartheid state, with Haifa and . . . → Read More if you dare: Hasbara and the Case for Cultural and Academic Boycott of Israel