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  • Silencing pro-Palestinian professors – Israel’s academic army
    • Here in Portland the Zio's have penetrated into every organization that might be expressing solidarity with the Palestinians. Hence, despite widespread support for the Palestinian cause against the butchers of Israhell, there is nary any organizing going on. Those who emerge to take action are attacked right away, from the "left".

  • By wrecking Iran deal, Trump politicized Israel
    • How often must the citizens of this nation be humiliated by this shitty little country? I for one have had enough, though the Israeli police state is now infiltrating the United States making us all Palestinians. Peace with Iran, Peace with Syria, Peace with Russia, Peace with Palestine!

  • Thomas Friedman justifies slaughter of Arab civilians by 'crazy' Israel
    • but nothing here resembles leftists imho.
      Pray tell, what does a leftist resemble? Is it the Nation Magazine? Oh wait, FLAME owns them. Or is it the radical "anti-fascists" who never seem to have any problem with the fascist Israeli's in their midst. Or would the leftest be the anti-war remnants, 9-11 truth activists.

      I look around and I don't see what I used to think of as "leftists". My image of the leftist is an empathetic, wise, lover of truth, lover of the whistle blower, My image of the leftist somehow included a radical universal humanity, a practice of enlightenment inquiry into history, the present, the future. A clear and uncompromising opposition to war as a way of solving human problems. Solidarity between people, mutual respect, self respect. Leftist stood for an anti-materialist view of life. Voluntary simplicity, a rejection of the bait thrown out by the "capitalists". We were all human on this world together.

      Now the meme masters have shredded universal approaches in favor of the slippery identity politics which is effectively disabling what remains of grassroots organizations. Perfect for the sharks in the water.

      A long way of saying that I don't know many, any? "leftists" who reject the New York Times or even the Democratic Party.

  • The not-so-secret life of Mathilde Krim
    • Phil is starting to sound a lot like Alison Weir! Damn these historical details that make the Zionist Project look like the worst thing that ever happened to the United States, Palestine, or for that matter the rest of the world.

  • Aren't Ahed and Nariman Tamimi women too?
    • Here in Portland, it was PEP all the way during the women's marches, depressingly so. Recently I was at a Palestinian Solidarity group meeting, I asked "what is the Zionist agenda for Palestine and the United States?" Fear and silence was the response. It is clear from the Jewish/Israeli brutal,brutish, crude, violent, genocidal actions in Palestine what their agenda is. Here in the states, the Zionist agenda is also clear, but a little less visible, which is how they like it. No discussion of the mighty spirit of resistance displayed by Ahed and the other Palestinians struggling for Liberation. Crushing and intimidating what few organizations are even addressing the Palestinian cause is another approach. What else do the Zionists have in store for Americans? Are we all Palestinians?

  • From Spinoza to Vilkomerson, Jewish voices for peace have long been banned-- by Jews
    • A definite markers of cults is a strong barrier to outside people and a harsh "shunning" of members that fall out of line. Herems issued by Rabbis are a classic example of this. Benedict Spinoza therefore is an excellent subject worth talking about. My analysis of why he was shunned so early was his close connection to other Dutch non-Jewish free thinkers and that he likely began to tell them about Jewish "teachings" that are forbidden to be told to non-Jews.

      "If a non-Jew studies the Talmud, he is subject to the death penalty." Moses Maimonides, Mishneh Torah: Yad Hachzakah 10:9.

      "He was later attacked on the steps of a theatre by a knife-wielding assailant shouting "Heretic!" He was apparently quite shaken by this attack and for years kept (and wore) his torn cloak, unmended, as a souvenir" wikipedia

      Spinoza solved the problem by becoming an ex-Jew and renaming himself "Benedict" a distinctly non-Jewish name. Spinoza no longer wanted to associate himself with a religion that attacked him, that seems like a reasonable approach.

  • New Yorkers rally in solidarity with Ahed Tamimi
    • "These Zionist morons really have no idea how ugly , bizarre , grotesque and medieval they have become. Can`t wait for the full force pariah status..."
      Here in Portland I feel like I am living in parallel universes; where in the mind of the academics shilling for antifa the deadly virus of self confidence and assertion of opinion must be met with violent force. Which immediately flashes me to Ahed Tamimi, and how already she has become a metaphor for what is to come: 'Self confidence and the assertion of the right to be'. There seems to be a continuum between the "bizarre, grotesque and medieval" actions of the Jewish army in Palestine and the writings and actions of the Antifa and their apologists.

  • The never-ending crisis of Zionism
    • "And apparently most of the Jews who claim to be on the Left and are not taking action against Israel have found other meaningful ways to live their lives."
      Here in Portland we have a lot of "Jewish" academics very panicked about "fascism" but ironically, they seem to be talking about Israel. Here is Shane Burley in his latest on Truth Out.
      "In keeping with Roger Griffin's project to outline a key rhetorical definition for fascism, I offer one that, though seemingly universal, does have its own problems, as finding the perfect terminology to define all fascist movements may be a quest without end: "Inequality through mythological and essentialized identity" is an attempt to sum all of these threads up, hitting the various points that fascism uses to define itself."
      I especially like "essentialized identity"
      Here is the link to the whole piece, which does a perfect job of describing Israel while accusing the "alt-right"of being fascists.....and never mentioning that 'liter box in the middle east'

  • Trump threatens to cut aid to countries voting against Jerusalem decision at UN
    • "rogue litterbox of the middle east" Extra points for creating my new favorite way to refer to that rogue litterbox of the middle east, that needs to be cleaned up by the rest of the world. I would invite American Jews to step up and clean that litterbox ASAP.

  • Pro-Israel groups' campaign against Linda Sarsour targets another progressive institution -- New School
  • 'Want to boycott Israel? Be my guest, there will be a pricetag' -- Israeli official warns Europe
    • So now we can expect price tag attacks on ?... American Civilians who happen to be near boycott activity? I would hope American Rabbis will give cover to their fellow Americans when the Israeli price tag unit shows up. Are there American Citizens who are prepared to collaborate with a foreign country to attack their fellow Americans? Isn't that against the law?

  • R.I.P., Shiksa
    • Seems like we need more recovering ex-Jews to say some strong things about the Rabbis. At this stage of the game it becomes awkward to talk with "progressive Jews" who "are not religious" but insist on calling themselves "Jews" and participate in making sure the "goy" and the "Shiskas" don't say anything bad about the zionist Rabbis. For the non-religious "jews" I say, wake up! Your not a Jew, you are an ex-jew and the people need you!

  • The Russia influence story just crashed into the Israel influence story
    • Portland is being inundated by high level Zio activists patching together their latest talking points.
      " Kenneth Waltzer, He is currently executive director of the Academic Engagement Network, a faculty organization of more than 500 members concerned about the delegitimization of Israel on campuses, about free speech and academic freedom in higher education, and about antisemitism where it appears.
      Here is the spin that he is bringing....
      Global Diversity & Inclusion Presents
      “The Politics of Division and Fear: The Challenges of Finding Common Ground”
      Amidst broad and sharp polarization in our politics and the escalation of illiberal responses to “others” on and off campuses, this talk will explore the challenges of hearing and knowing, finding grounds for constructive dialogue, and working politically with those of different views. The politics of division and fear must call forth more than "resistance," it demands a constructive counter-politics, coalition building, and creative cooperation."
      There will be at least a muted protest at PSU. The protestors are scared of saying zionist or even simply "Boycott Israhell." The amount of actual Israeli nationals or dual nationals at PSU is getting more extreme and their efforts at totally controlling the political space increases.

  • An Atheist in the Yeshiva: The education of Yossi Zvi Gurvitz
    • As I read this several important individuals flashed in my mind. Benidict Spinoza, Mordechai Vanunu, Roy Tov, Gilad Atzmon.... now Yossi Gurvitz This list is growing.

  • New network leads the fight against fascism on campus
    • Here in the Northwest, the shut down of open dialogue is moving very fast on college campuses. The first indication that it was getting bad, was when I witnessed the ISO (international socialist organization) attempt to shut down "Students for Trump" on the Portland State University campus before the election. They were already deploying tactics that Antifa later uses. Non students from outside the campus came to stop PSU students from expressing themselves. I was blown away,

      Then of course there is/was the bizarre situation at Evergreen College in Olympia that had students panicked that they might say the wrong thing and be ostracized and attacked by the "keepers of the truth" There is a nice Jewish angle to what happened in Olympia, here is the link to Benjamin Boyce who is really doing some excellent reporting.

      It is not just Richard Spencer who is being silenced by the deep state sponsored Antifa but anyone who disagrees with Antifa is also being labeled a nazi.

  • Ensconced at New York Times, pro-Israel advocate Bari Weiss smears Sarsour as a 'hater'
  • The Israelis
    • So many comparisons to the American Indian and the Europeans, but lets face it, that's not how the Israeli's, who hate the Palestinians, see it. American Indigenous people were proselytized, educated and assimilated, then given rights and then arguably given special rights. Their current status is arguably difficult but not as difficult as what is faced by the Palestinians. Palestinians are given the gun to the head treatment. I believe Palestinians are forbidden from converting to the Jewish faith, thereby being allowed into their own homeland through religious conversion. Israeli's seem to thrive on hatred of the other which includes all non-Jews, hence we are all Palestinian. The barbarity Phil describes in his trip to that place reinforces the need to Boycott Israel.

  • Gilad Atzmon’s attack against me – the 'merchant of JVP'
    • I remember first seeing essays by Atzmon back before "the Wandering Who" came out. Especially the purge that went on in the London Palestinian Solidarity Committee. This purge extended out to include the brilliant Palestinian essayist Nahida Izzat. All of that was quite disheartening, but the purges just kept coming. Now Alison Weir is forbidden by? Is it all JVP?
      And why do these purges remind me of the Bolsheviks?
      Atzmon has always struck me as the type of person I would expect more Israeli Jews to become. Ethically waking up and rejecting the nightmare that is Israel. We need more Atzmon's and we need to appreciate that they are the green shoots emerging from the dying and decaying corpse of Zionism.

  • Jews in Iran: a travelogue
    • "finding kosher food and celebrating the Sabbath and the holiday of Purim also brought me in contact with Iranian Jews"
      I've often wondered what the Persian nation of Iran thinks about Purim. Not a pretty story, not a very universal message. Awkward extras like "ozney Haman" – which is Hebrew for "Haman’s ears."
      Where are those Jewish holidays that call for peace and harmony among all people?

  • Jewish groups slamming Trump on refugees are hardhearted when it comes to Palestinian refugees
    • Liberal Zionism is a ruse. Quoting from one of my favorite history books..."While Brandeis was a key leader of the Parushim, an academic named Horace M. Kallen was its founder, creating it in 1913. Kallen was an academic first hired by Woodrow Wilson, who was then president of Princeton, to teach English there. When Kallen founded the Parushim he was a philosophy professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Kallen is generally considered the father of cultural pluralism.

      In her book on Kallen, Schmidt includes more information on the society in a chapter entitled, "kallen's secret army: The Parushim." She reports, " A member swearing allegiance to the Parushim felt something of the spirit of commitment to a secret military fellowship."

      "Kallen invited no one to become a member until the candidate had given specific assurances regarding devotion and resolution to the Zionist cause," Schmidt writes, "and each initiate had to undergo a rigorous analysis of his qualifications, loyalty, and willingness to take orders from the Order's Executive Council. Not suprisingly, it appears that Frankfurter was a member."

      Wow! Killer stuff, I wonder if this Parushim or something like it is still at play? Oh all this stuff on page 12, of the best selling book on History on Amazon.

  • Despite international pressure, Finkelstein gives talk on Gaza's 'martyrdom' at German institute
    • I consider myself an ex-Jew. It feels very liberating and allows critique of the cult that holds up Israel. The German people deserve better than what they are getting.

  • Breaking: UN Security Council passes historic resolution against settlements as two-state solution 'slips away'
    • The scenario that I am fishing for is for Trump to say "you go Israel, but, oh, we really can't afford that aid package anymore, oh so good luck!" The lobby is starting to buckle under their hypocrisy, Hops is sounding more and more like Groucho Marx!

  • Adelson and Saban were kingmakers, now they're beggars
    • My fantasy scenerio: Trump says "you go Israel, but we really can't afford all this 'aid'. " Good luck with the west bank without American money.

  • Palestinians join Standing Rock Sioux to protest Dakota Access Pipeline
    • Palestinians naturally extend their humanity across geography and ethnicity, if only other identities we so capable.
      Breaking News On the Palestinian Solidarity front on College campuses:
      Portland State University Student Body Senate Votes to Sanction Israel: calls for PSU to break ties with companies doing business with Apartheid Israel in support of Palestine.

      Portland (Or) The PSU student body association voted 24 to 2 to call on Portland State University to divest from four companies directly involved with Israeli occupation of Palestine. The companies: Hewlett Packard, Dyncorp., G4S, and Caterpillar all implicated in human rights abuses against Palestinians in occupied Palestine.
      In a dramatic vote on October 24th 2016 in Smith Center a packed room filled with supporters and opponents of the resolution condemning Israel, the Student Body Senate overwhelmingly voted for the resolution calling for divestment from companies participating in human rights abuses in Palestine. The vote was the third time before the PSU student body Senate, and faced opposition from organized Jewish groups as well as from the President of PSU Wem Weeval. The students persevered and clearly the majority was behind the measure.
      Key student leadership came from Palestinian Students at PSU whom brought authenticity and urgency to the vote. The struggle now is to promote this key step to empower other student bodies across the country to take similar measures to support Palestinian Liberation against a brutal, illegal occupation.

  • Daniel Berrigan's 1973 prophecy: Israel is becoming 'the tomb of the Jewish soul'
    • The Jewish soul. Here in Portland I asked a prominent activist with Jewish Voices for Peace if there was a single Synagogue in Portland that JVP could meet in. (currently they meet in the basement of a Protestant church). The answer was no. I asked if there was a single Rabbi in Portland that stands up for Palestinian rights. The answer was again no. The activist refused to answer the question of "Who are the most militant Zionist Jews here in Portland.?" Bottom line, until "Jews" begin to organize Synagogues that reject Israel and Zionism, it appears that Israel does in fact, represent "the tomb of the Jewish soul".

  • Max Boot has perfect propaganda on murdering medic-- but Jeffrey Goldberg is silent
    • I saw Boot at Lewis and Clark college in Portland he was "debating " David Ignatius. He was calling for war with Iran death to Syria, and an intense hatred of Donald Trump so much so that dispite working for the Republican Rubio, he was urging people to vote Clinton because she will wage war. Only a foreign exchange student from Sudan had the guts to challenge this sick hateful Boot.

  • Zionism is finally in the news, as officials seek to conflate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism
    • These cleverly designed words "antisemitism" what does it really mean? Are we talking about Jews? It seems there is an obvious authority on this question. What do the Rabbi's say? Are there Synagogues where the worship of Israel is forbidden? And for the non-religious "Jews" aren't they more correctly termed ex-Jews, or more in the keeping of America, 'recovering Jews'.

      If religious Jews think that Israel is their be-all end-all; then opposing the Jewish religion as being out of step with the modern idea that God is really everywhere, and there are no chosen people, seems quite justified.

      I think that's why they put a Harem on Benedict Spinoza (and other really cool recovering Jews)

  • Reinterpreting Truman and Israel: A review of Irene Gendzier's 'Dying to Forget'
    • Well I hope the scholarship and seminal book by Alison Weir "Against Our Better Judgement" comes up in connection with this historical discussion. In particular the role of organized Zionists in the highest levels of the US government working as a 5th column against the interests of the United States. See the role of "Parushim" in pushing for a Jews only state.

  • Roundtable on the Palestinian solidarity movement and Alison Weir
    • Alison Weir has gone where we all must, looking hard and critically at the out sized influence of duel national racist Zionists intent on using and abusing the United States for some mystical hell which they are creating quite nicely in Palestine. The dialog on the Amazon review pages is the skirmish line for Hasbara. A review of the reviews and comments reveal that people who read the book are waking up and getting sick and tired of the censored landscape. Here is my 5 star review written a year ago.
      5Clear as a Bell high on a mountain!
      ByScott Free "Avid student of reality."on May 8, 2014
      Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
      ‘They will lie about you when you’re dead’ this phrase popped into my mind as I finished reading the silver bullet that is “Against Our Better Judgement”. The style of this book is what jumps out so quickly, each sentence is as clear as mountain air, inhaling each chapter clears your mind and rejuvenates the soul. Voltaire’s Candid compares in style and punch.
      Alison Weir’s concluding statement on page 93 (yes, it is that brief!), is worth reflecting on
      “Very few people know this history. The excellent books that document it are largely out of print, their facts and very existence virtually unknown to the vast majority of Americans, even those who focus on the Middle East. Instead, false theories have been promulgated, mendacious analyses promoted, chosen authors celebrated, other assigned to oblivion.”
      Weir’s expose' of the hidden history of the pro-zionist forces at work both overtly and covertly in America from as early as the 1880’s is mind blowing. It is time for scholars to really start digging into the secret society known as “Parushim” and its control of the US government. Weir also document’s the completely unsung heroes in the US who opposed the genocidal attack on the Palestinians, who supported the Palestinians against this globalist tribal identity invasion of their home.
      The propaganda superstructure that supports the completely insane and cruel Israeli Identity is starting to crack. This book is a hard steel wedge that will drive these cracks even deeper, 93 pages of text, 147 pages of notes. Ms. Weir has taken us this far, it is up to all of us to follow these leads and revelations to their logical conclusions. Alison Weir shows us that our humanity is bound up in the fate of the Palestinians not because of some liberal weepy sentimentality, but because the very nature of history, memory, and political reality are dependent on clearly opening one’s eyes to the truth.

  • ‘They said we drink the blood of children’—Netanyahu goes off the deep end after FIFA campaign
  • Day 2 at JVP: Anti-colonial visions, border fences and the right of return
    • I almost fell out of my chair as I found myself agreeing with Hopetokillamalek. Where is the Palestinian leadership at these JVP events? Why aren't they bringing real dissidents into the spot light? Property and justice just seems to be a West Bank construct on someone else's land. And the verbal gymnastics start to create trance like state. I start wondering about the "other right of return" for people who have no legitimate connection to the land, yet seem so insistent that it's theirs.

  • Over one quarter of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress consisted of applause and standing ovations
    • Did anyone else notice that on the West Coast, NPR interrupted their regular news hours to broadcast the speech by the war criminal live! I couldn't believe it and of course turned it off. That was 8am Pacific Time. Israel says "up yours America, your ass is mine, and your children are born to die for me". When does the "Israeli Terror" begin? (ala Stalinist Terror)

  • Book Review: In Our Power - U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine
    • "There is not even one student publicly demanding boycott or divestment on any campus" Sadly that is definitely true here in Oregon.

      There is only one "active" student group here in Portland, they do their damndest to do very little. During the ritual sacrifice of the people of Gaza anger at the Big I was running high. SUPER called a meeting, 70 people showed up wanting action. SUPER said we have to consult other student groups blah blah blah, no more public meetings, no tabling the student body, no calls for Boycotts, no calls for the resignation of the PSU president who openly called for increased cooperation between PSU and Israel.

      Very few organizing events. At the rare events their is often a heavy representation of Israeli Jews whom appear to almost be running SUPER. At one event their were five (5) Sarah's from SUPER to answer our questions.

      Meanwhile, off the PSU campus waiting in the wings to be asked to speak, lead, participate are a squadron of Palestinians; two in wheelchairs due to Israeli barbarity, one an extremely articulate lawyer, one a high up executive in a utility, one a college student from Gaza (who said at the meeting of 70, "let's not loose momentum here"), plus a host of Americans who have visited Palestine and know the Palestinian people. There are Palestinian shops, restraunts and many people anxious to do something. At one event I ran into Bosnian Muslims who had come out to protest and be in solidarity.

      The "left" is putting a hold on Palestinian Solidarity and anti-war activism because it is going to put liberal leftest zionists in a bind. The ISO appears to be a leading player in this control at the PSU campus and in Portland. The people of Oregon have more in common with the people of Palestine than they do with their own government, more and more Americans are feeling occupied and put upon by a growing police state which appears to be inspired by our great disaster, Israel.

      We are becoming more Palestinian by the second. Welcome to Rafah, Oregon.

  • US Jewish voters have more favorable feelings about Netanyahu than Obama
    • "they’re too smart. the tables need to be turned and we need to go on the offense. "
      I have been attending events here in Portland Oregon. I keep asking the Jewish "friends" of Palestine where the fault lines are in the Jewish community in Portland. Which Synagog will actually allow Palestinian Solidarity Work, what branch of Judaism is starting to split with the big Z.?
      Are there more Neturei Karta Jews besides New York? How can we look back at Benedict Spinoza and learn from his story? What about the ex-Israeli's out there who will never go back and can't stand the place? Let us elevate splits in Judaism to take down Zionism. Let us look to the ex-Israeli's who have "woken up"! Let us start to dry up the "birth wrong" trips to Palestine and replace them with the right of return trips of the Palestinian Diaspora sponsored by JVP!

  • Academia, the 'battleground' in the Palestinian solidarity movement
    • I'll I can say is what I observe and note in Portland, Oregon. Here both high end private colleges, Reed and Lewis and Clark both have no Palestinian Solidarity groups, they both do have Hillel and Chabad banging drums and urging the "right" students to go on free trips to that bad country. Portland State University is a little different. PSU has lots of Arab, Muslim and even Palestinian students, they also have SUPER (Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights). However, from personal observation I can say that SUPER has been completely subverted by American Jews and even Israeli Jews taking over the committee, to the point that they have been stalled into inaction, no Arab/Muslim/Palestinian students feel very welcome, virtually no public displays about boycotting Israel or supporting Palestine are made, no critique of the wide and deep collaboration between Israel and PSU is ever made and no activists who realize that this is a propaganda war are welcome. Portland is a very sad case where zionist power seems completely ascendent.

  • Rabbi in Ohio U. controversy leads group that denies there's an occupation
    • Megan Marzec is a hero and a role model for Palestinian Liberation. Her very reasonable appeal to break relations between Ohio University and the oppressive apparatus standing over the Palestinians, is a very American and very appropriate response to the injustice going on in Palestine. To support Megan there is a petition that people can sign, and I strongly recommend that people visibly support her brave acts now, as there in a tremendous amount of Jewish Supremest pressure being put on her.

  • Will there be an empowered Palestinian collective?
    • Here are some excerpts from a Palestinian exile who is trying to raise the Palestinian flag for people to rally round. Her name is Nahida Izzat, exiled in Britain, she is writing a lot on the issue. Some key excerpts..
      "An invitation to All Palestinians and their supporters to unite under the banner of LIBERATION, affirming our Inalienable Rights and clarifying our aims and aspirations to ourselves and to the world For the sake of historical truth, and for defending, preserving and protecting the rights of future Palestinian children, we present this document:"
      This is quite a long document, but here is another paragraph towards the end.
      "Liberation means full sovereignty of the Palestinian Nation over their historic land, Palestine. Liberation also implies the irrevocable dissolution of the so called “state of Israel” and all its institutions. Palestine, known as “The Holy Land”, must be free from racist atrocities. Contrary to all failed attempts, road-maps and fake negotiations which serve as dilatory measure enabling more land grabs and atrocities. The concept of full liberation and full sovereignty for Palestinians carries only advantages; including the ability to prosecute “Israeli” criminals for Crimes against Humanity. To bring reason to the Holy Land, it is necessary to first recognize the fact that the Jewish-Zionist occupation is the sole reason there is strife in this land in the first place, and secondly, it is necessary to look back at the status pro ante, to realize that the institution of a liberated Palestine will inevitably reflect Palestinian peaceful culture and inclusive social fabric, thereby endlessly more apt to be a good standing member of the UN, and a good neighbor and partner to the world."

  • Contribute to Mondoweiss end of the year fundraiser and receive copy of Max Blumenthal's 'Goliath'
    • I would contemplate donating to Mondoweiss if on the fundraising pop up the ad showed some people whom I want to support rather than people I can't stand. Where are the Palestinians?

  • Ben White brings 'apartheid' talk to Brooklyn College dep't (which hasn't hosted Dershowitz in 39 years)
    • Once again I agree that the message needs to be sharper, more demands, though I am glad the students are at least trying. A warning: at least in Portland holding a sign in public that said "Boycott Israhell: Rachael we will not forget you" earned me my very own poster by an anonymous hate group called the "rose city anti-fascists" whom called me all the typical hate names reserved for those whom must be silenced. The poster called for the worker owned bike cooperative, of which I was a founding member, to be boycotted until they fired me, which under pressure they did, but not until they had put up posters all over town, and even printed bumper stickers calling for the boycotting of the only anti-war, activist orientated, worker owned bike cooperative in town. Another thing about this poster was it featured a picture of me holding that sign, which I think sent the message that none dare oppose Israhell. Sadly the entire west coast worker cooperative movement has been stopped dead in its tracks from joining the boycott movement through such out and out oppression of political speech, and subversive infiltration of key staff positions.

  • Ben White begins North American speaking tour in the face of opposition
    • I just want to agree with Blaine Coleman. Here in Portland "The BDS Movement" studiously avoids calling for a "Boycott of Israel". Right now, the destruction of Brand Israel is as easy as its ever going to be, no need for "targeted campaigns" Lets just start talking about what a nightmare Israel is, in all kinds of ways, stickers, flyers, buttons. Lets start asking who are the "arch zionists" on our college campuses, lets get their names out on the table. Lets start inviting the "hasbots" to actually defend the demented monsters occupying Palestine. Lets invite the liberal synagogues to hold events, start getting some material aid over to Gaza, maybe we could talk with the Birth Right/Wrong people to sneak some Palestinian back in....

  • Violence works-- by ending complacency
    • The Syrian Girl (who is broadcasting out of Australia), posits that if the living standard of the majority of Israeli Jews fell very far, most would leave quickly, back to their "home countries". She speculates that an attack on Syria would result in an attack on Israel, strategic victory is not required so much as degrading the living standards of the occupiers.
      I suspect the tipping point is quite close for a lot of Israeli Jews I doubt they really want to tough anything out.

  • Jews without Israel
    • I keep searching for the public "ex-Jews" or maybe the "recovering Jews". Humans that realize these highly partisan religions are not for them. I know plenty of "recovering Catholics" They seem to be getting along fine, no one ostracizes (at least that I have witnessed) them for "waking up to humanity". When a human wants to be a Buddhist that is all it takes, let this religious/tribal thing go, wake up and into humanity, people are great here.

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