Sunday, September 28, 2014

Black Is Back Coalition: Peace Through Revolution Rally, Washington, DC, November 1-2, 2014

http://www.popularresistance.org/nov-1-peace-through-revolution-rally-and-march/



The history of U.S. and European white power is a history of war and violence inflicted upon the peoples of the world. It is a history of land theft and slavery that gave rise to the dominant world capitalist economy.
It is a history of the attack on Africa that led to the enslavement of an entire continent and its inhabitants, many of whom were forcibly dispersed throughout the world to work like beasts to create white wealth.
It is a history of the invasion, attack and occupation of the lands now called the Americas, resulting in the annihilation of whole populations whose survivors have been forced to endure conditions of extreme poverty and brutality.
While the various European states attempt to distinguish themselves from each other, Europe achieved its core identity in modern history through its multi-lingual, multi-ethnic unity based on enslaving and colonizing much of the world, the process that gave birth to capitalism and white power on a global scale.
Under this parasitic system half the people of Africa must eke out an existence on one U.S dollar a day so that Europe and North America can enjoy the highest standard of living on the planet.
Of the seven billion human beings on the planet 80 percent are forced to survive on less than 10 dollars a day while fully half are left to subsist on only two and a half dollars daily because the value of our resources and labor are stolen from us.
In the face of more than 500 years of brutality, repression and enslavement the majority of humanity has risen up in fierce resistance to the imperialist peace that has determined that we starve and suffer that that Europe and North America can thrive.
After all is said and done, after all the diversionary tales of African, Islamic and bedraggled terrorists threatening U.S. -made and supplied Apache helicopters, missile-laden drones and F-16 fighter jets, originating in lands hosting the majority of the world’s nuclear weapons, the truth remains that people want social justice, peace and reparations.
It is those weapons of mass destruction in the possession of U.S. and European white power that stand between the people and our aspirations for happiness and the return of our stolen wealth.
The resistance of the oppressed of the Earth is the real basis of this era of permanent imperialist warfare.
It is not sufficient to cry and pray for peace.
The answer is not peace that can be achieved by a cessation of struggle by the oppressed.
The answer is social justice and reparations, which can only be achieved by resistance to oppression and winning power to the people.
Those who are genuinely concerned with peace must fight for it. A real desire for peace is a desire for social justice and reparations.
Those who want peace must take a genuine stance for social justice. We must distinguish ourselves from those who would settle for an imperialist peace that does nothing but protect the status quo.
Let us say what we know to be the truth: the only real peace is peace through revolution!
This is not to say that all the conditions have ripened for revolution.
This is not a call for revolution on this day or at this moment.
It is a demand that we advance to contend with those who would have us accept an imperialist peace that keeps us forever oppressed and exploited.
The demand for “Peace through Revolution” arms African, Indigenous and oppressed peoples everywhere with the understanding that we cannot continue to struggle against an imperialist policy of conducting a specific war as a substitute for struggling to overturn the system of imperialism that can only continue to exist by sucking the blood of the oppressed.
On November 1st and 2nd the Black is Back Coalition for Peace and Social Justice is calling on everyone to come out for our annual rally and march on the White House and join with us in the call for Peace through Revolution!
This is the only realistic response to the Zionist mass murder of nearly two thousand Palestinians in the tiny Gaza portion of their occupied land by white nationalist Israeli thugs.
We recognize that Zionism is only one of the various white nationalist imperialist schemes of land theft, this time under a religious banner that meets the strategic geopolitical aims of international white power.
We support the just struggle of the Palestinian people for repossession of their land, their sovereignty and their dignity from an illegitimate white nationalist settler colonial state that has been imposed on them by force of arms.
We deplore the decimation of much of Iraq and the murder of many of its inhabitants by U.S. -led war. We are not confused by the newly contrived schemes of the U.S. to justify escalation of the war against the Iraqi people with the specter of a new terrorist threat from which the people can only be protected by U.S. troops, bombs and warplanes.
The French must be pushed out of Mali and the Central African Republic and all of Africa must be made free of U.S. and imperialist white power machinations and murder.
AFRICOM must go and all the neocolonial stooges of Africa must be exposed for their surrender of Africa’s resources and future to past and present capitalist parasites that divert the food, clothing, shelter and infrastructure of Africa into the bank accounts, stock markets, streets and super markets of our exploiters.
Today the victims of imperialist-created white power are also demanding social justice, peace and reparations within the citadels of white power – in Belgium, France, Holland, Sweden, France, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom.
The concentration camps within the U.S. – the reservations, housing projects and colonial Barrios – are teeming with oppressed colonial subjects whose growing political consciousness mocks America’s self-definition as the “Shining City on the Hill.”
Recent examples of the military occupation of the small, majority African town of Ferguson, Missouri following the police assassination of a young African man there, helps the world to know that the colonial occupation of an African community in the U.S. is not essentially different from the colonial military occupation of any people in the world.
All of these struggles – in Occupied Palestine and the Middle East, in Africa, the U.S. and the rest of the world – are the basis of the unending imperialist wars and threats of wars.
They are struggles that expose to the marrow the fact that our oppression and exploitation is a condition for the success of the imperialist project.
They are the clearest examples that the only certain peace for the peoples of the world is Peace through Revolution!
Forward to Washington, DC, November 1 and 2, 2014!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISITWWW.BLACKISBACKCOALITION.ORG

Friday, September 26, 2014

How War Profiteers Have Taken Over U.S. Foreign Policy -- A Reminder by Abby Martin @breakingtheset



http://youtu.be/0DUUYKg86zQ

Thursday, September 25, 2014

USA Military Base Wherever You See a Flag. via @@soektsa


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Will Obama's Bombs Stop Beheadings? Russell Brand The Trews (E146)




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Beautiful Solidarity Tweet -- September 16, 2014

Man, when people in Palestine were showing solidarity with I cried. I CRIED. Oppressed people supporting each other and helping.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Israeli Intelligence Veterans Refuse to Serve in Palestinian Territories -- The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/israeli-intelligence-reservists-refuse-serve-palestinian-territories

EXCERPT:

He said: “The intelligence gathering about Palestinians is not clean. When you rule a population that does not have political rights, laws like we have, [then] the nature of this regime of ruling over people, especially when you do it for many years, [is that] it forces you to take control or infiltrate every aspect of their life.”
“D”, a 29-year-old captain who served for eight years, added: “[That] question is one of the messages that we feel it is very important to get across mostly to the Israeli public.
“That is a very common misconception about intelligence … when we were enlisting in the military [we thought] our job is going to be minimising violence, minimising loss of lives, and that made the moral side of it feel much easier.”
He added: “What the IDF does in the occupied territories is rule another people. One of the things you need to do is defend yourself from them, but you also need to oppress the population.
“You need to weaken the politics. You need to strengthen and deepen your control of Palestinian society so that the [Israeli] state can remain [there] in the long term. We can’t talk about specifics … [but] intelligence is used to apply pressure to people to make them cooperate with Israel.
“It’s important to say, the reason I decided to refuse – and I decided to refuse long before the recent [Gaza] operation. It was when I realised that what I was doing was the same job that the intelligence services of every undemocratic regime are doing.
“This realisation was what made me [realise] personally that I’m part of this large mechanism that is trying to defend or perpetuate its presence in the occupied territories.”
The last major refusenik episode in Israel to grab the public’s attention was in 2002 when 27 reserve pilots published a letter refusing to fly assassination sorties over Gaza after 14 civilians, including children, were killed alongside Salah Shehade, the leader of Hamas’s military wing, in a bombing.
Nadav made a reference to the killing – and the outcry that surrounded it. “When you look at what happened this summer, when building after building were destroyed and the inhabitants and hundreds of innocent people were killed and no one raised an eyebrow, as opposed to just one decade ago when the killing of a family of a commander of Hamas shocked people. It was a huge story in Israel.”

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Urban Shield 2014 [Cop Trade Show Now in Oakland]-- VIDEO: Makes Connections w/IDF in Palestine & Training U.S. Cops



http://youtu.be/LZM-QvB_Ns4

for more info on Urban Shield, go to this Daily Kos article (where I found the above video):  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/02/1326402/-From-the-Folks-Who-Brought-you-Ferguson-Urban-Shield-Arrives-in-Oakland-CA

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Does David Cameron Secretly Like ISIS? Russell Brand on The Trews--Refreshingly Trew! @rustyrockets



http://youtu.be/GQxwaVQWSb

WONDERFUL Cornel West speech at Answer Coalition rally, Washington DC 2014 [5 min.] @CornelWest #FreePalestine



http://youtu.be/2HtxAWNJX7

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

"This part of my life is called: Running! "ناس بتجري" -- #GazaUnderAttack #ILoveGaza #IHateIsrael



http://youtu.be/8rwUM6pxNlE

If you can watch this without crying, you have more intestinal fortitude than I do.