We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fact Sheet: Recognizing Israel as a “Jewish State”

Click here to access article by Siham Nuseibeh from Muftah.

Zionists in collusion with the growing Anglo-American Empire created this fortress state in the Middle East ruled over by European Jews whose loyalty is to the Empire that created it. Now they want the indigenous people of the region to formally recognize their rule so that they can legitimize their discrimination against non-Jewish residents of the state.
There are more than 50 Israeli laws that privilege Jews or discriminate against non-Jews. These laws affect everything from immigration and family reunification to land ownership rights.