[Marxism] Gar Lipow: Local action in protest of Israeli occupation is crucial

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Thu May 10 01:50:56 MDT 2012

Kudos to our own Gar on a nice introduction:

"As former President Jimmy Carter and South African anti-apartheid leader
Archbishop Desmond Tutu point out, Israel currently is an apartheid state.
In Gaza, bombing of water and sewage and an Israeli blockade preventing
rebuilding ensure that less than 10 percent of available water is safe to
drink, leading to hepatitis, kidney disease and cancer. In the West Bank,
Palestinian homes are bulldozed while illegal settler homes are subsidized.
In Israel itself, many homes are subject to racially restrictive covenants
that exclude Palestinians, like the similar covenants that once excluded
African Americans in the United States. Beatings, window-breakings and
other types of violence against Palestinians are often tolerated. These war
crimes and other human rights abuses are well-documented by such groups as
Amnesty International and Jewish Voices for Peace.

"In response to a universal call from Palestinian civil society, the
international community seeks boycott of Israeli goods, divestment from
Israeli businesses, and sanctions against the government of Israel until
Palestinian rights are respected. BDS is the same tactic that helped bring
down apartheid in South Africa ..."

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