[Marxism] Palestine on Democracy Now!

James Holstun jamesholstun at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 15 07:02:29 MDT 2005


Dear friends,

Democracy Now! has recently shown a distressing tendency to step lightly 
around Palestine, in the interest of freeing up more time for Plamegate, 
Plamegate, Plamegate.  But this morning makes up for a lot--a great show on 
the Gaza withdrawal featuring Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada, and Dr. 
Joseph Mattar, a half-mad settler from New York who hangs up in high dudgeon 
rather than be on a show with Palestinians, thus nicely dramatizing the 
separationist mentality of the settlers.  Abunimah is superb on the sideshow 
quality of the removal, and the heart-wrenching media frenzy about seven 
thousand settlers being moved from one red-tiled villa up the beach to 
another, while West Bank Palestinians are being shot, evicted, and immured, 
day after day--and while the occupation even of Gaza continues apace, only 
in a different, more cost-effective form.

If yoiu missed the show and want to see it, you should be able to stream it 
later this morning at democracynow.org.

A Cindy Sheehan rally today at 4:30 in Buffalo--and your town?

Jim Holstun






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