Daily Archives: May 24, 2021

2021-05-24: News Headlines

Moderator (2021-05-24). Chris Hedges and Author Mitchell Plitnick on "Except for Palestine" scheerpost.com On this week's "On Contact," 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 …

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-24). What is Joe Biden's Israel Policy, Exactly? indybay.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.

Juan Cole (2021-05-24). Irish Parties and People demand Expulsion of Israeli ambassador, Fines for importing Settler-made Goods. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The recent Israeli assault on the Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and the bombardment of Gaza, has stirred passions in the Irish Republic, where public opinion has swung around to be strongly in favor of Palestinian rights and critical of the Apartheid, Occupation government of Israel. Rallies have …

_____ (2021-05-24). 'The White Republic': A Response By Gerald Horne. popularresistance.org The good news is that Comrade Bob Wing's analysis represents a step forward in terms of the U.S. Left's understanding of the nation—"republic"—in which it struggles. | The bad news is that the U.S. left has not necessarily kept pace with the U.S. ruling class in terms of similar issues, or even with non-radical African-Americans, for that matter. | Consider the multi-part series on HBO Max (a member in good standing of the much reviled "corporate media") that premiered recently, i.e. Black filmmaker Raoul Peck's "Exterminate All the Brutes," a sweeping analysis and condemnation of settler colonialism…

_____ (2021-05-24). Leaks Show DC Cops Justify 'Aggressive' Protest Tactics. popularresistance.org Documents obtained by Al Jazeera appear to show Washington, DC's Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) used a training document to justify "an aggressive police response" to left-wing demonstrations and legal observers, according to experts. | Ransomware group Babuk stole the documents from MPD several weeks ago and asked a bounty of $1m for their return. MPD did not pay, resulting in their leak. | The documents include a January 2019 PowerPoint training presentation hacked from an MPD intelligence officer entitled "First Amendment Training Presentation". | The majority of the presentation features images of myria…

NAACP Santa Cruz (2021-05-24). Tuesday 5/25: George Floyd Commemoration. indybay.org 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz…

_____ (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…

Paul Haeder (2021-05-23). Try as You May to Deny, but Evil is in Our DNA. dissidentvoice.org What's gotten in the way of education in the United States is a theory of social engineering that says there is ONE RIGHT WAY to proceed with growing up. ‚Äï John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling We used to research the cup of coffee. School. Mostly community colleges, but …

_____ (2021-05-23). Digital Apartheid: Palestinians Being Silenced On Social Media. popularresistance.org In 1984, Palestinian American intellectual and Columbia University Professor Edward Said famously argued that Palestinians are denied "permission to narrate". | More than 30 years later, in 2020, Maha Nassar, a Palestinian American Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, analyzed opinion articles published in two daily newspapers — The New York Times and The Washington Post — and two weekly news magazines — The New Republic and The Nation — over a 50-year period, from 1970 to 2019. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she found that "Editorial boards and columnists seem to have been quite con…

Jim Miles (2021-05-23). Apartheid: A Global Racist Phenomenon. globalresearch.ca The current situation …

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