Posts tagged america
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U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday and reiterated U.S. support for Israel’s right to self-defense in light of rocket attacks from Gaza, the White House said.
Obama spoke to the leaders about the rocket attacks being launched from Gaza into Israel and the escalating violence in Gaza, the White House said in a statement.
“The President urged Prime Minister Netanyahu to make every effort to avoid civilian casualties. The two agreed that Hamas needs to stop its attacks on Israel to allow the situation to de-escalate,” the statement said.
“The President also spoke with President Morsi given Egypt’s central role in preserving regional security. In their conversation, President Obama condemned the rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and reiterated Israel’s right to self-defense,” it said.
Following four days of escalation on the Israel-Gaza border, Israel launched a military operation in the Gaza Strip Wednesday, killing Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari in an airstrike, and targeting weapons warehouses and long-range rocket launchers.
The IDF hit more than 20 targets in the Gaza Strip, including rocket warehouses and rocket-launching facilities. Palestinians say eight people in the Gaza Strip were killed, including Jabari, and more than 30 were injured in Israeli strikes Wednesday.
who the fuck is surprised
obama you’re fucking killing me
and you’re telling israel it’s okay to kill brown people
This is a gentle reminder that Obama has given Israel’s latest seize the green light
U.S. solidarity activists need to be talking about the fact that our government funds this occupation, and defends Israel from the repercussions of their atrocious actions.
The United States gives about $3 billion to Israel in military aid annually, with a plain to give $30 billion by 2018. Since 1988, the U.S. has used almost all of its UN Security Counsel vetoes to block resolutions against Israel.
Our government pays for the slaughter and oppression of the Palestinian people.
Our government protects Israel from suffering the consequences of their daily violations of human rights and International Law.
Without us, there is no occupation. That’s why we as United States citizens bear responsibility for the oppression of the Palestinians. We give our money, we give our indifference, and consequently, we give our permission. Just because we don’t pull the triggers or drive the tanks doesn’t mean we’re not compliant.
That’s why we also bear responsibility for ending the occupation of Palestine. By standing in solidarity with Palestinians everywhere, listening to their stories, meeting Palestinian civil society’s call to action to the international community by supporting the BDS Movement, and telling our government we will not be complicit in the illegal occupation of an oppressed people.
Without us, there is no occupation.
FREE PALESTINE, END ISRAELI APARTHEID, END THE OCCUPATION
After reading the article, it is as bad as it sounds. The autopsy leaves little to the imagination:
Capt R claimed that he had not fired the shots at the girl but near her. However, Dr Mohammed al-Hams, who inspected the child’s body at Rafah hospital, counted numerous wounds. “She has at least 17 bullets in several parts of the body, all along the chest, hands, arms, legs,” he told the Guardian shortly afterwards. “The bullets were large and shot from a close distance. The most serious injuries were to her head. She had three bullets in the head. One bullet was shot from the right side of the face beside the ear. It had a big impact on the whole face.”
Just a reminder, everyone: the occupation of Palestine is funded by the United States. We pay for the IDF to riddle children with bullets.
In 1987, Cornell University held a conference on the link between the Iroquois’ government and the U.S. Constitution. It was noted that the Iroquois Great Law of Peace “includes ‘freedom of speech, freedom of religion … separation of power in government and checks and balances.”
Because its being done to poor black/hispanic kids.
Why isn’t closing 40 Philadelphia public schools national news?
In what should be the biggest story of the week, the city of Philadelphia’s school system announced Tuesday that it expects to close 40 public schools next year and 64 by 2017. The school district expects to lose 40% of current enrollment to charter schools, the streets or wherever, and put thousands of experienced, well qualified teachers, often grounded in the communities where they teach, on the street.
Ominously, the shredding of Philadelphia’s public schools isn’t even news outside Philly. This correspondent would never have known about it save for a friend’s Facebook posting early this week. Corporate media in other cities don’t mention massive school closings, whether in Chicago, Atlanta, NYC, or in this case Philadelphia, perhaps so people won’t have given the issue much deep thought before the same crisis is manufactured in their town. Even inside Philadelphia the voices of actual parents, communities, students and teachers are shut out of most newspaper and broadcast accounts.
Of course they did.
I cannot listen to the GOP candidates talk about Palestine without wanting to smash my head into a wall. The amount of disgusting bigotry and blatant lying that spews from their mouths, while unsurprising, is no less rage-inducing.
Really I can’t listen to them talk about them anything without getting angry, they are the definition of evil. Racist, misogynistic, classist, privileged liars. I’m just glad they didn’t talk about involvement in Latin America for more than a couple minutes.
I think it’s safe to say Mitt is going to take Florida, I’m going to turn this bullshit off.
Fuck the GOP, fuck anyone who supports them.
There’s ice cream in my freezer, gonna go de-rage.
You only managed to work me into a rage a handful of times. Don’t get me wrong, the times you did were some doozies. But the rest was about as interesting as last year’s.
At least you sort of acknowledged the poor this time.