Daily Archives: May 23, 2021

2021-05-23: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-23). On Contact: 'Except For Palestine'. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses why American liberals refuse to speak out about the crimes the Israeli apartheid state carries out against the Palestinians, with political analyst and author Mitchell Plitnick. | Mitchell Plitnick's new book, with co-author Marc Lamont Hill, is: Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics. | "Israel is in breach of more than 30 U.N. Security Council resolutions. It is in breach of Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention that defines collective punishment of a civilian population as a war crime. It is in violation of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Con…

_____ (2021-05-23). Digital Apartheid: Palestinians Being Silenced On Social Media. popularresistance.org Nassar's research, like many others before it, clearly demonstrates that more than three decades after the publication of Said's landmark essay, the exclusion of Palestinian voices from mainstream media narratives in the West — and the attempts to erase the humanity of the Palestinians or whitewash Israel's crimes against them — continue unabated.

NAACP Santa Cruz (2021-05-23). Tuesday 5/25: George Floyd Commemoration. indybay.org 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz…

Betsey Piette (2021-05-22). 'Crown: Freedom' — Tribute to Black women activists. workers.org "Crown: Freedom" adorns wall of Municipal Services Building. WW Photo: Joe Piette "Crown," Philadelphia's newest series of Black Lives Matter murals, now adorns three sides of the Municipal Services Building, the city's most prominent government building. Facing City Hall, it is surrounded by Thomas Paine Plaza, a major site for . . . |

Liberation Staff Raleigh (2021-05-22). Historic turnout in Southeast for Palestine; thousands in Raleigh, NC, demand end to Israeli apartheid. liberationnews.org This historic turnout for Palestine this past week in cities in the southeast is also the influence of the nationwide 2020 summer rebellion against police brutality and racism that brought tens of millions of people into the streets.

Max Blumenthal (2021-05-22). Roger Waters and Gabor Maté on Israel's apartheid wars and the price of speaking out for Palestine. thegrayzone.com In a Grayzone livestream, Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters and renowned psychotherapist Gabor Maté discuss Israel's latest assault on Gaza, the rising power of Palestine solidarity activism, and their own paths to clarity on the issue…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-22). What Is Joe Biden's Israel Policy, Exactly? zcomm.org The Biden administration thought it could muddle through with the usual pro-Israel platitudes, but rising awareness of Israeli apartheid is making that impossible…

Editor2 (2021-05-22). Israeli Forces Attack Muslim Worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, 80 Palestinians Injured. orinocotribune.com Israeli forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem al-Quds in a move condemned as "provocative" amid international efforts to de-escalate tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories. | Eighty Palestinians were injured as Israeli forces stormed al-Aqsa Mosque after noonday prayers on Friday, May 21, and fired sound bombs and rubber bullets at worshipers. | The Israeli troops also arrested a number of young people, some of them wounded, at Bab al-Asbat (Lions' Gate) during the raid, and prevented medical staff from attending to the wounded. | The Palestinian presidency condemned the Israeli regime…

Answer Coalition (2021-05-22). Palestinians brutalized despite ceasefire | Protests continue to demand end to Israeli apartheid. answercoalition.org &nbsp…

_____ (2021-05-22). Continuing Nakba, Continuing Resistance. popularresistance.org It is the stubborn resistance of the Palestinian people and their refusal to accommodate the Zionist settler-colonialist project that have brought us thus far; it is the Palestinian spirit of sumoud that has delivered, albeit 72 years later, the B'tselem and Human Rights Watch reports that now acknowledge Israel is an apartheid state. This is the message of Nakba73 going forward…as the Nakba continues, so will Palestinian resistance. There can never be, and will never be, co-existence with apartheid and settler-colonialism.

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