Monday, December 29, 2008

Victory to the Palestinian people! Victory to African people!

Stop the Israeli genocide of the Palestinian people!

Gaza and all of Occupied Palestine was stolen by the U.S. and European-backed Israeli settler colonizers who live as parasites on the backs of the labor and resources of the Palestinian people.

Israel continues to bomb Palestinians, slaughtering children and the civilian population. Now Israel is reportedly preparing for a ground invasion.

The Palestinian people have a human right to fight for their land, resources and national liberation by any means necessary.

Check out this clip from BBC coverage of the third day of Israeli bombing of Gaza.

U.S. President-elect Obama says he will “monitor” the situation in Occupied Palestine from his vacation spot in Occupied Hawaii. Obama’s imperialist Zionism is clear as his chilling silence on this atrocity speaks volumes.

A London Independent article from Sunday, Dec. 29, notes that when Obama traveled to Israel in July 2008 he stated, "’If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop that. The state of Israel faces determined enemies who seek its destruction, but it also has a friend and ally in the United States that will always stand by the people of Israel.’”

“Underlining his point,” the Independent continues, Obama “held a press conference next to a collection of spent rockets in Sderot, the Israeli town near the Gaza border, which has been a frequent target of rocket attacks from Hamas militants.

“Today as the Israeli military pounded targets in Gaza for a second day, Mr Obama’s key strategist David Axelrod, appeared on the political talk show Meet The Press and reminded viewers about the president-elect’s visit to Sderot...

“(Soon to be Secretary of State Hillary) Clinton,” the article states, “has long taken a hard line against Hamas, describing them as a terrorist organization whose administration in Gaza cannot be recognized until it renounces violence and recognizes Israel’s right to exist. She has also spoken out against the International Court of Justice when it questioned the security fence Israel has built along its border.”

The Independent article also reveals that Clinton is considering sending Obama’s recently appointed Middle East policy advisor, devoted Zionist and neo-con Dennis Ross to Israel as her envoy.

A former staffer for Paul Wolfowitz, member of AIPAC, the Israeli lobby and supporter of the Iraq war, Ross wrote Obama’s speech to AIPAC given just hours after he won the primary. That was the speech where Obama prostrated himself to Israel, promising them sole proprietorship of Jerusalem, something no other head of state or even the United Nations has ever done.

The Palestinian people are the victims of colonial terror carried out by the illegitimate Israeli state. The only “solution” to this problem is for the Palestinian people to regain their land and self-determination back. Every Palestinian person dispersed around the world has a right to that land.

But we must recognize the same colonial terror is being carried out right here inside the illegitimate U.S borders in our name against African, Mexican and Indigenous people!

Gaza is right here in West Oakland, North Philadelphia and the south side of Chicago.
Border wall? It’s here, attempting to keep out the people from whom the southwest US was stolen as soon as gold was found in the Sierra mountains.

Forcibly dispersed populations? African people are in this country as a result of the slave trade. Africans did not come to the U.S. “for a better life,” they were forced here under sheer terror and made to labor like cattle in a system that created the foundation for all the wealth of America today.

State terror against oppressed people? The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world with 2.5 million people locked up, mostly for being African and impoverished. An estimated 10 million young black men put through the prison system every year. This is the only country in the world that puts black children in prison for life without possibility of parole.
The U.S. carries out daily police raids murdering black youth in the back, sending out low-flying helicopters and SWAT teams breaking down doors of citizens of African communities. This is done in the name of drug crimes, 75% of which are in white communities.

Bombings of oppressed communities? The city of Philadelphia carried out the bombing and burning of a whole African neighborhood surrounding the MOVE organization house 20 years ago.

Built on wiping out of the Native people and the enslavement of African people, the U.S. taught the world about genocide, slavery, terror, lynching and colonial domination.

It’s not enough to denounce U.S. terror we’ve got to join in solidarity with African and all oppressed peoples in their struggle to liberate their land, resources and self-determination.

Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, under the leadership of the African-led Uhuru Movement. We must do our part in changing this imperialist-dominated world.

Join in building a movement of North Americans and Europeans who recognize that our genuine interests in a future of peace on this planet can only come through justice. That means U.S. imperialism has got to go!

African, Indigenous, Palestinian and all oppressed peoples have a right to struggle for their freedom and independence. National liberation: the solution to the problems of the world; the only road to peace.

5 comments:

chiropis said...

Excellent post! I will circulate to others.

redbeard said...

"Operation Cast Lead"

On the sixth day of Hanukkah
2008, the year of the Christian Lord

Young Israeli F16 pilots
dutifully following orders

activate USA made hellfire missles
in the traditional "lighting" of the Gaza Strip

they incinerate the Palestinian people
with their flying Menorah of death

Thus re-establishing the Israelis
as God's chosen people
and the worlds chosen victims

Sandy said...

Thanks for the post. I lived in Philadelphia in the early 1990s. North Philly's black community reminded me of photos of Beirut after the bombings - hollowed out, half-broken apart boarded up brick buildings with school children emerging from the makeshift doors. Who knows where those families live now as I understand they were displaced by Temple University's gentrification drive. We don't need a new president. We need a whole new government and society that doesn't feed white people at everyone else's expense.

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Dr. Renee said...

What is most chilling to me as a long time Palestine activist is that Obama WAS a supporter of the Palestinian struggle and worked with many of us in Chicago. His first change came when he ran for Senate. At this time he did not denounce the people's struggle -- he simply did not mention it. He told his friends in the movement that he could state his support and win the election!

During the campaign posts made by Palestine activists were removed and some of his supporters who posted on his "grassroots" blog about Palestine and suggested a distinction between anti-semtism and Zionism were banned from the website.

These folks were not going into pro-Israel groups and disrupting they were just talking about Palestine.

Obama's need to out Zionist Hilary Clinton was really something to behold. His current refusal to recognize Hamas ( a group created through US/Israeli attacks and assassinations of the leaders of the Palestinian left) is chilling

He has also been unwilling to free those Arab and Muslim Americans imprisoned under the Patriot act who were framed and falsely charged as terrorists.

Oh Grrrrr