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‘Occupy Boston’ takes on the the occupation of Palestine

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From the JTA:

Tuesday’s march, under the moniker Occupy Boston –Not Palestine, was held in conjunction with dozens of members of Jewish Women for Justice in Palestine at Dewey Square, the center of the Occupy Boston movement, according to a report in the The Daily Free Press, a Boston University independent student publication.

The protesters linked arms and marched down the street chanting slogans.

Protesters told the student newspaper that Israel uses U.S. tax dollars to occupy Palestine, and that the new Middle East will marginalize the United States over its relationship with Israel.

“We need to build houses in the U.S. instead of destroying houses in Palestine,” Murray said. “The occupation has gone on for so long because the U.S. vetoed 41 valid U.N. Security Council resolutions. They’ve given Israel the green light to abuse human rights,” Nancy Murray of Boston told the student newspaper.

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  1. American
    October 19, 2011, 10:50 am

    “They’ve given Israel the green light to abuse human rights,” Nancy Murray of Boston told the student newspaper. ”

    Yep…that’s the crux of it.
    US politicians take political money in exchange for letting Israel kill and steal.
    Blood money….plain and simple.

    • Real Jew
      Real Jew
      October 20, 2011, 1:42 am

      “US politicians take political money in exchange for letting Israel kill and steal. Blood money….plain and simple”

      The sole reason Israel even exists (in its current state), and will continue to exist until this reality changes. You show me how to stop a US politican from being inhumane and greedy and ill show you how to stop state sponsored terrorism.

  2. Dan Crowther
    Dan Crowther
    October 19, 2011, 11:00 am

    Proud to have been with them last night. Nancy Murray is a cool lady, man.

    • Real Jew
      Real Jew
      October 20, 2011, 1:45 am

      Hey Dan, care to share some details? How was it? Nancy?

      • Dan Crowther
        Dan Crowther
        October 21, 2011, 9:48 am

        Small group of people, out front of Dewey Square where the occupation is. Nancy Murray is a ACLU lawyer who is heavily involved in local rights groups and the Palestine Center in Allston. Thats where I have run into her most often.

        The occupation in Boston is very very cautious, so political issues, like I/P are rarely discussed in front of the collective – but there are a great many organizers, like Nancy, who are getting their message out to the people there, outside the auspices of the – and i hate to say it, tyrannical “leadership.” They went as far as to say there would be an event on the occupy website – but no co-ordinated solidarity between the two groups.

  3. RoHa
    October 19, 2011, 8:41 pm

    Much as I like to see such demonstrations, I am not sure they are tactically sound at the moment. Although there are complex linkages among the various issues, trying to include them all is likely to lead to confusion and diffusion of the force of the Occupy movement. And of course, it opens the door for the “anti-Semitic” whine.

    I think the emphasis should be kept on the “hang the bankers and eat the rich” message. That is something that everyone (except the bankers and the rich) understands and approves of.

    • yourstruly
      October 20, 2011, 4:18 am

      antiwar messages were prominent at the occupy ___ rally that i attended last week. rightly so because it’s these wars and america’s hypermilitarization that’s siphoning off much of the moola that’s needed to improve education, infrastructure, health care, etc etc. “yes, hang the bankers and eat the rich”, but “medicare not warfare” is appropriate too.

      • RoHa
        October 20, 2011, 8:27 am

        “Medicare not warfare” is appropriate. It keeps the focus on how the people are being are being screwed over, wihout too much detail.

  4. thetumta
    October 19, 2011, 9:13 pm

    When you see this in the main stream press you will know that’s it’s unraveling. Hence the danger, a great danger, war is looking very attractive to desperate politicians.

  5. mymarkx
    October 20, 2011, 7:36 am

    If five wars haven’t raised the approval rating of this Wall Street-owned government, two or three more won’t either. Excessive military expansion is the mark of an empire about to fall.

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