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

Friday, August 25, 2017

Racist Organization Receives Bonanza Of “Anti-Racism” Donations

Click here to access article by Alison Weir from Mint Press News
For the past 69 years, Israel has oppressed Palestinians in diverse ways, confiscating their land, destroying their homes, killing numerous children, and imprisoning at least one member of 70 percent of all Palestinian families.

In addition, Israel has waged wars of aggression against Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon. It has urged wars against Iraq, Iran, and others.

And the ADL has been in the forefront of supporting Israel. It has also used its $57 million budget to smear those who support fairness, justice, and equality for Palestinians.

The sad fact is that donations to the ADL, rather than fighting racism, will be used to enable it.
It is so ironic that an Zionist-American lobby organization (ADL) that promotes the interests of Israel and its apartheid practices is benefiting from the recent expressions of racism against African-Americans in the US. 

In many ways African-Americans can be regarded as the US's Palestinians. They have been a target of discriminatory practices by US police forces and, likewise, the huge US prison system confines a disproportionate number of African-Americans. This only accounts for the obvious racial discrimination practices by the ruling capitalist class that so often promotes racism, a method known as "divide and conquer", as a way to distract the American working class from the real issues of class war. What can we conclude about such irony? 

Israeli apartheid cannot even be legitimately classified as racism because Palestinians are racially classified as Semites like most Israeli Jews. The Zionist oriented ADL are a Jewish nationalist organization that has allied itself with the US-led Empire capitalist class in order to promote the interests of profit and power of Jewish international capitalists. As such their policies mirror the imperialist history of history's leading capitalist powers of the British Empire, the former Nazi Empire, the Japanese Empire, and the current US-led Empire. 

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