2021-05-16: Social Media Postees

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"Much Worse than Apartheid": Israel's Discourse on Palestine is Crumbling
Ramzy Baroud | juancole.com | 2021-05-16
On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli …

The Zionism Discourse On Palestine Is Crumbling
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. | "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli officials make plain that the objective of maintaining Jewish Israeli control over demographics, political power and land has long guided government policy," the report entitled "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of A…

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

Sunday 5/16: Protest Israel's USA funded human rights abuses of Palestinians
Allan Fisher | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by Palestine Justice Coalition.

COVID-19 vaccine: Who holds intellectual property rights?
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-16
Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talk about the recent debates on the intellectual property rights on vaccines and the possibilities of mass immunization…

Ottoman's Forever Empire and its Multiple Triggers for War
Oliver Boyd-Barrett | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-16
Trading Genocides On April 24, 2021, US President Joseph Biden declared that the massacre of 1.5 million Turkish Armenians in 1915 constituted genocide. As to whether genocide is the word Americans can consent to use about Native Americans who suffered death, torture, displacement, apartheid and disease at the hands, mainly, of European settlers in the …

Defying ban on 'unauthorized protests,' Algerians take to the streets in large numbers
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-16
The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions…

Colombians Demand Resignation of Defense Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
Colombia's human rights defenders on Sunday called for the resignation of Defense Minister Diego Molano and rejected statements through which he stigmatized citizens who have been protesting against President Ivan Duque. | RELATED: | Colombia: 21 People Killed And 503 Arrested Amid Protests | "Molano could affect any agreement between the government and the Strike Committee's representatives. His provocative and stigmatizing speech against protesters will prevent the country fro…

The Nakba Continues
Alice Rothchild | zcomm.org | 2021-05-16
It is up to the international media, governments, human rights and grassroots organizations, and communities all over the world to make this story different this time…

Israel Is Killing Women And Children In Gaza
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-15
Women and children account for nearly half of the more than 120 Palestinians killed in Gaza since Monday, according to Al-Mezan, a human rights group in the territory. | This contradicts Israel's claims that it is targeting Hamas infrastructure and making great efforts to avoid harming civilians. | The death toll will likely climb higher as bodies are recovered from the rubble of the buildings that were "destroyed over their residents' heads," the rights group stated on Friday. Al-Mezan and the London-based Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights said on Friday that like it did in 2014, Israel was targeting family h…

Battleground Baltimore: From Baltimore to Palestine
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-05-15
In this week's roundup of Baltimore news we talk about Baltimoreans responding to what's happening to Palestinians, renters' rights advocates organizing against a hedge fund, and a likely new trial for Keith Davis Jr.

We choose human rights instead: Roger Waters on Israel's crimes and Palestine's resistance
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-15
Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the Israel's apartheid policy, the primal disdain on display in the occupied territories and Palestinians' defiant resistance…

Palestinian community in Lydda calls for international protection from Israeli state-sanctioned pogroms
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-15
Following a night of racist attacks by far-right Israeli extremists, Palestinians living in Lydda (Lod) are calling for immediate international intervention to defend them before it is too late. | May 15, 2021…

Colombian Rights Groups Demand International Inquiry on Repression
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-15
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requested permission from the Colombian government to verify the human rights situation in the midst of a violent crackdown against a national strike launched by unions and social movements onl April 28. | RELATED: | Venezuela Denounces Abduction of 8 Bolivarian Army Soldiers | Colombian civil society representatives, students, academicians, and politicians have filed thousands of petitions to the IACHR to investigate the clear…

If I Fall in the Struggle, Take my Place
Vijay Prashad | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
By Vijay Prashad — May 13, 2021 | Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refu…

Indigenous Fisheries vs. Mob Rule
J.B. Gerald | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-15
On September 17, 2020, the Sipekne'katik First Nation of Nova Scotia opened its independent fishery, affirming the Band's rights under Canada's Supreme Court ruling of 1999 (the Marshall Decision), which allowed the Band to fish for a moderate living under its own regulations. On the 17th and in following days from 80 to 200 fishing …

INDEPAZ Confirms Murder of Another Social Leader in Colombia
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
Seven social leaders have been killed in Colombia since the beginning of the protests against President Iván Duque's government on April 28. | Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported on Wednesday, May 12, the murder of women's rights defender Cecilia Valderrama in the Chaparral municipality, Tolima Department. | The leader of the El Escobal Women's Association (ASMUES) was found dead with signs of violence in a pasture on Wednesday. | Her neighbors last saw her on Tuesday at 6: 00 pm local time, when she left her residence to go to a nearby road, to wait for a package from downtow…

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