In loving, living memory, John Melançon 1928 – 2007
Mazin Qumsiyeh on Palestinian Resistance
Jesus as first martyr of Palestinian resistance,
[note: that is *not* a good early/opening line for Jews in attendance, as a fair number will have at some point been treated as personally
because of course he non-violently resisted.
since the advent of the political zionist idea
all Germanic-speaking people
sent two rabbis to palestine
"the bride is beautiful, but she is married to another man"
Jewish colonization project
as Herzl put it, "we need to spirit them out"
but it mostly happened 1947-1949
People who peacefully broke into a high-security military compound to object to the insane nuclear arsenal there (for submarine-launchable Trident missiles) are being sent to prison for this non-violent civil disobedience, possibly for the rest of their lives, as we are talking about months in prison for a couple people in their 80s.
It was an a very stupid and evil decision by the government to prosecute and ask for lengthy prison terms. For shame.
Organizing for peace is not a crime. Leave the people room to breathe, let justice and liberty and democracy have a chance.
To: President Barack Obama, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald
cc: Vice President Biden, DOJ Inspector General Fine, the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, Congressional Leaders, the Congressional Black Caucus, U.N. Secy Gen Ban, and members of the media
**Stop the repression against anti-war and international solidarity activists.
As tweeted: on equinox, marking 7 years of war on Iraq, walked with 20 people to remind town we're occupying a couple countries and ruining lives.
From the common where the vigil always is to the army labs. No blockade, no action. Police facilitating our crossing at intersections.
And media representation - somehow i ended up talking to the press about PWGD and Visions Unite!
Well, here's an e-mail i just wrote on the topic:
Walked in a commemoration and protest of seven years of war on Iraq, from