Friday, February 24, 2012

"Hunger strike renews urgency:

"Demand boycott of Israel now"

"Hunger strike renews urgency: Demand boycott of Israel now"

by Blaine Coleman

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Khader Adnan’s life was just saved. He paid a terrible price for his freedom. He paid with a health-shattering two months on hunger strike. Shackled, starving, and surrounded by Israeli soldiers, he defeated them all. The Palestinian people are often shackled, often starving, and always surrounded by Israeli soldiers.

Yet they just accomplished something the well-fed Western BDS “movement” has failed to do.

You can thank massive Palestinian demonstrations for this victory. Thousands demanded Khader’s freedom, across Gaza and the West Bank. Nobody cared about political parties.

The Zionists still haven’t broken Palestine’s voice. The Zionists’ hundreds of atomic weapons were useless today.

When will you demand Boycott?

After 10 years of hiding from it, the whole Palestine solidarity movement has embraced the idea of “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) against Israel. No more dialogue with Zionists, where you smile sweetly as they bomb your village flat.

Yet there is STILL no campus demand for the boycott of Israel. Why?

There is still no city council campaign to boycott Israel. Why?

Not even in Dearborn can you see the words “Boycott Israel” on any picket signs.

Just say “Boycott Israel” at your student government. Say it until everyone is talking about it campus-wide. Then tweet a hundred other campuses about it.

That’s how you free Palestine, not by hiding out. You’re not the criminal. The Zionists are. Israel is the 21st Century Ku Klux Klan.

For many years, Israel was openly allied with apartheid South Africa.

Then Israel emerged as the last apartheid state on Earth, the 21st century Ku Klux Klan. Instead of white sheets, it wears the Israeli army uniform.

With American students unanimously terrified of offending Israel, Khader Adnan was left to fight the entire Zionist army alone, with a devastating hunger strike. There is only one reason he hasn’t died like a dog: the loud demonstrations of a defiant Palestine.

Learn from those demonstrators in Gaza and the West Bank. Know that you have the power to change the atmosphere, simply by opening your mouth. The louder the better.

Until you unchain your mouth, I will have to speak for you:

The University of Michigan must boycott everything imported from Israel, to the maximum extent allowed by law. Your City Council must similarly boycott Israel – yes, I mean the Dearborn City Council too.

Spend trillions on Detroit—not on killing Muslims

You may know that Malcolm X, who passed away on Feb. 21, 1965, stood alone against the white supremacists who ruled America and Israel.

Did you know that Malcolm demanded freedom for Palestine too? Read his essay “Zionist Logic” in the Egyptian Gazette. Malcolm and a few others from the Black Power movement single-handedly created the Palestine solidarity movement in the United States in the 1960’s.

The past decade has been a lush and thieving time for the Zionists. The flamboyant genocide against Muslims continues, from Iraq to Afghanistan, from Lebanon to Palestine, to every place a drone can fly.

Trillions are spent to murder Muslims. Those trillions could turn the inner cities into paradise overnight. Every black child could attend high-tech schools and graduate from a university.

So your silence in the face of genocide has far-reaching consequences. You are hurting more people than yourself alone.

Be like Malcolm. Respect yourself. You can demand the maximum boycott against Israel that’s allowed by law. You can demand that trillions be spent on rebuilding the inner cities— not on massacring Muslims.


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