International Worker's Day and Actions.
By Mazin Qumsiyeh Tuesday 1 May 2012 is celebrated as May Day or Workers Day around theworld. On this date we all recall the struggle of workers against thegreed of corporations. It is this greed by the elites that also led towars, colonialism, occupation, and repression in indigenous communitiesfrom Vietnam to Iraq to Palestine to Columbia. Around the world, thebillionaires get richer while the poor people get poorer. The Palestinianholocaust like the previous holocausts of Blacks (tens of millions killedin the slave trade slave trade
Capturing, selling, and buying of slaves. Slavery has existed throughout the world from ancient times, and trading in slaves has been equally universal. Slaves were taken from the Slavs and Iranians from antiquity to the 19th century, from the sub-Saharan ), native Americans (perhaps as many as 100 million),Jews, Gypsies, Armenians, and others. These actions benefitted the richwho got richer. The history of collaboration of Zionists with the Naziregime is now well established as is the fact that Zionism was simply theother side of the coin of racism. More than half of the worldbillionaires are Zionists who are shameless in their support of theapartheid state of Israel in its attempted genocide of thePalestinians. 530 Towns and villages were depopulated de·pop·u·late
tr.v. de·pop·u·lat·ed, de·pop·u·lat·ing, de·pop·u·lates
To reduce sharply the population of, as by disease, war, or forcible relocation. thanks to numerousmassacres committed against the native Palestinians in the past 64years. 7 million Palestinians are refugees or displaced people. Thousandslanguish as political prisoners in Israeli jails. Those politicalprisoners are now engaged in a hunger strike hunger strike, refusal to eat as a protest against existing conditions. Although most often used by prisoners, others have also employed it. For example, Mohandas Gandhi in India and Cesar Chavez in California fasted as religious penance during otherwise political or and have called for making 1May 2012 a day of strikes and actions to highlight the Palestinianstruggle. Whether the thousands of Palestinians in the small prisons orthe millions of us languishing lan·guish
intr.v. lan·guished, lan·guish·ing, lan·guish·es
1. To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor.
2. in large prisons like Gaza or Bethlehem, wesay it is time for all of us to stand together. Doing action in the direction for peace and justice is liberating toeveryone. Consider suing Israel for genocide http://www.matterofprinciple.net/2012/04/sue-israel-for-genocide.html Action 1: Sign the The Peoples Charter to Create a Nonviolent World': http://pcnw-signatures.org/ http://thepeoplesnonviolencecharter.wordpress.com Europe's airlines enforce Israeli travel ban on activists hoping to repairPalestinian schools http://electronicintifada.net/content/europes-airlines-enforce-israeli-travel-ban-activists-hoping-repair-palestinian-schools Israel (the supposed democracy) prevents its own citizens from simplyholding signs with the names of the ethnically cleansed Palestinianvillages on the so called "Independence day" of apartheid Israel http://www.flickr.com/photos/activestills/7114224845/in/photostream/ (English) http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/361/919.html?hp=1&cat=402&loc=3 (Hebrewincluding amazing video of brave citizens standing up to fascist police) Action 2: Call Airlines to stop being sub-contractors to Israeli occupationhttp://palestinianspring.palestinejn.org/?p=220 Action 3: Jewish voice for peace Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is an American Jewish advocacy organization that opposes some of the current Israeli government's policies, such as the construction of the Israeli West Bank barrier and military excursions into Gaza and the West Bank, and supports Israeli asking you to sign in support of 60minutes for doing a story on Palestinian Christians that actually asked usChristians to speak! I signed. http://ThankYou60Minutes.org http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdaWyFVKy4A See also "Palestinian Christians respond to Israeli ambassador Lies"and "Israel's not-so-stellar record on treatment of Christians"http://972mag.com/israels-not-so-stellar-record-on-treatment-of-christians/43325/
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