1) There are 13 million residents in Israel but only 8 million of them have democratic rights ("Never Trust Netanyahu" by Lisa Goldman)
2) 650,000 armed settlers have taken over the West Bank ("Mideast Peace is Buried" by Eric Margolis)
3) Israel and its American advocates control both houses of the US Congress as well as both Democratic and Republican parties. The US provides Israel with $3 billion a year (Margolis) Read more about 10 Considerations Post Netanyahu’s Racism/Fascism Victory
Dan Glazebrook in “Israelis Vote to Abandon All Pretense of Seeking Peace” presents a realistic epitaph for the soul of the Israeli collective.
Let’s face it, to paraphrase Glazaebrook, the supposedly left Zionist Union to Netanyahu’s Likud maintained a hypocritical pretense over “peace talks” and seriously supported “violent colonial domination of the indigenous Arabs.” Read more about Israeli Election: Full Fascism Loses Its Mask (coming to a country near you!)
Byran K. Bullock in "Historically, Black Leaders Supported Palestinians; Why Less So Now?"
“The congressional black caucus, the so-called ‘conscience of the congress,’ has not shown an ounce of righteous indignation at the massacre of the Palestinians.”
Ferguson, Missouri has been turned into a war zone.
The police use inappropriate force, such as tear gas and rubber bullets, to overwhelm and intimidate residents who are legitimately protesting a police murder of a fellow, unarmed resident.
There is also a “keep moving” rule constantly imposed on residents and journalists on the sidewalks of Ferguson. It is not a real law but nevertheless was and still is constantly spouted by the police. This “rule” is anti the First Amendment and now being challenged by the ACLU. Read more about Ferguson, Front Line of Anti-Constitution & Class Warfare
That's the headline, you fill in the rest...
But, the government is failing the citizens of Ferguson and it just goes on and on.
How would you stop this travesty of American values? Read more about Ferguson; America's Gaza
“Palestinians returning home find Israeli troops left faeces and venomous graffiti” by Harriet Sherwood:
When Ahmed Owedat returned to his home 18 days after Israeli soldiers took it over in the middle of the night, he was greeted with an overpowering stench.
A debate between the two writers reveals what might be a bit of a blind spot for one of them.
Jill Stein is a “citizen-politician” who refuses to behave herself.
Dr. Stein refuses to stay in the campaigning bull-shit bubble.
She doesn’t suffer fools or play the crony let’s-screw-the-99% game.
Someone on a website recently called Jill Stein “the best presidential candidate you’ll never hear about”.
Jill Stein is a Boston physician (Harvard educated) and veteran activist and candidate with the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party
. Read more about Refreshing to Have Jill Stein as a President with Spine!
... and Republicans aren't racists.
There were energetic shouts of “Aye!” and “Nay!” as a Puerto Rican party functionary—Zoraida Fonalledas, the chairwoman of the Committee on Permanent Organization—took her turn at the main-stage lectern. As she began speaking in her accented English, some in the crowd started shouting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” Read more about The Sky is Plaid
Perhaps this is cheating, but rather than giving a link to follow, I'm reproducing a newspaper column by David Sirota. The original can be found here. He makes a very good point - one that I think is the reason that liberals are foaming at the mouth about Ron Paul. Agree or disagree?
Our Selective Definition of Bigotry
"If they have any value at all anymore, presidential election campaigns at least remain larger-than-life mirrors reflecting back painful truths about our society. As evidence, ponder the two-sided debate over Republican candidate Ron Paul and bigotry. Read more about David Sirota on Bigotry
Via BDBlue, comes this unbelievable study of "the wealth gap" and women of color. We have all heard of the income gap - women make, on average, 77 cents to every man's dollar - but the wealth gap has been largely ignored. I'm so very thankful that this study has come along to shine the light on a very, very important way in which women of color are failing to gain societal equality.
From the New York Times:
ATLANTA — For years the largely white staff of Georgia Right to Life, the state’s largest anti-abortion group, tried to tackle the disproportionately high number of black women who undergo abortions. But, staff members said, they found it difficult to make inroads with black audiences.
So in 2009, the group took money that it normally used for advertising a pregnancy hot line and hired a black woman, Catherine Davis, to be its minority outreach coordinator.
Ms. Davis traveled to black churches and colleges around the state, delivering the message that abortion is the primary tool in a decades-old conspiracy to kill off blacks.
Like all other sane non-racists on the planet, I completely don’t get the whole ‘Gilbert Arenas thing’. Two big time racist scare and scandalmonger sports assholes -- Mitch Lawrence and Peter Vescey -- are actually pushing hard to ban the guy from the NBA for life for joking around with some unloaded pistols in a locker room. It was just a lame-ass joke, no big deal. Read more about Tattooed shirtless black man (Gilbert Arenas) gets life for putting unloaded pistols on a chair?
US Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla) is a not always well-spoken Congresswoman. Some racist joker on Youtube took one of her short House floor speeches and jazzed it up with loops and splices. A DU jagoff linked to it, and general hilarity
ensued. (I'd quote some of this shit, but then you'd have to ban me.) Read more about Appalling racism on DU
The New Yorker and Hipster Racism, (what a great phrase, hipster racism, I will have to remember that).
Truly, it is really an offensive cover. It only thinks it is satirical. It reinforces serious lies and does great damage to our public discourse. Read more about The New Yorker Cover