From Gaza to Ferguson

Tiny - Posted on 11 September 2014

Brother Y

On July 8th 2014 Israel began a campaign it labeled "Protective Edge" and alleged that it started in retaliation for 3 Israeli youth being murdered, but before they dropped the first of many bombs on Gaza they admitted that Hamas was not responsible for the deaths of the youth. In a show of how much of a coward he is, Barack Obama “scolded” Israel for its actions and then sent them $200 million more dollars and more bombs. What would you expect from a president who had an Israeli war criminal as part of his cabinet [Rahm Emanuel], and who's father was a terrorist that helped blow up the King David Hotel, one of Israel's many acts of terrorism that helped it achieve statehood?  

After many ceasefires that didn't last, finally a a truce was agreed upon that, surprisingly enough, Israel agreed to lift restrictions allowing Gaza to receive necessary supplies. This no doubtedly is due to social media and people all over the world protesting Israel's war crimes, and people all over the world boycotting Israel and its supporters, and stopping its ships from docking.

Of course everyone is still encouraged to continue to divest from Israel and boycott those products and corporations that support them. For a full list refer to Google and other search engines. [Editor's Note: The campaign is called BDS, or Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions].

On August 9 2014, 18 year old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri, who never filed a police report. All over the world people protested this action which is connected to the Israeli attack on Gaza, if by no other way than the continued attack on people of color all over the world and the continuance of white supremacy.

In Ferguson black motorists are twice as likely to be arrested than their white counterparts and less likely to be carrying contraband.The sheriff deputies routinely lock the court doors 5 minutes after sessions start and immediately issue bench warrants for those who are late. In a city that is 70% black with 53 cops 3 of them are black !

Protests continue in Ferguson. The city council has stated that it intends to reduce revenue from court fines to fund city services, and increase “minority” recruiting.

The Family of Michael Brown continues to demand that Wilson be arrested and the federal Department of Justice is investigating Wilson and corruption in the Ferguson Police Department.


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