Whereas riots are often galvanizing community events with the potential to unleash concerted political energy in dynamic and unpredictable directions, the stale politics of respectability only leads to further marginalization and dislocation. Now, it’s possible to disagree with the utility of insurrection. But these communities’ responses to subjugation must be discussed in political terms and not simply dismissed out of hand.

We live in a context of white supremacy and neoliberal capitalism, where race-neutral policies are being used to maintain class exploitation and racial hierarchy, and any overt attempts to address racism are being dismantled or disregarded. These policies only intensify the economic dislocation and poverty experienced by those at the margins.

What both the local news interviewees and the crowd at the scene of Brown’s death seemed to understand was that they needed to disrupt the interplay between racial subjugation and capitalism. They felt that a march or some other acceptable form of benign indignation would not address their political needs — and they weren’t wrong.

In Defense of the Ferguson Riots

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From Ferguson to Gaza How did a small town in Missouri turn into a War Zone?

Since Saturday almost aweek of uprisings haven taken place since the police murdered Mike Brown, in Ferguson Missouri. Due to social media, the countryhas started paying attention to  the murder and what is happening to the people of Ferguson. The common misperception is that those who are participating in the protest are the only ones who are being affected by the militarized police force, but the reality is, that whether you are a protester or just a person going to the grocery store, as long as you are black you are in dangerof being a causality.

 

As someone who has participated in uprisings here in LA I’ve experienced things similar to what is being seen in Ferguson. It reminds me of what happened the summer of 2012 in Anaheim with the police shooting of Manuel Diaz. Police shot an unarmed brown man in his head while he was lying on the ground with his hands handcuffed behind his back.  The community was outraged by the execution and began to crowd around and ask questions. As they did this, the police then began to shoot rubber bullets and use police dogs on community members. The community then took to what is seen as the proper protest route, attending a city council meeting to have their voices heard and instead they were met with cops in riot gear.  Although these cops seemed unfamiliar with wearing riot gear and with performing crowd control, they were, on the other hand, seasoned, trigger-happy,racist police officers who you could tell were easily uncomfortable about the amount of brown people that were around them.  Things then began to escalate, the police and city council continued to deny entrance into the meeting for community members with police presence mounting, which included officers with weaponry containing live ammunition. This then turned into a long march, which ended with what appeared to be every police unit in the area called in for reinforcement. Seeming unprepared, they began tear-gassing and shooting rubber bullets at anyone that was in the area. People then began to respond to this violence with what media categorizes as rioting, or as others would property damage. The followingweek another protest was planned, this time it seemed like it was more driven by political organizations than from members of the community. One thing was for sure, the Anaheim police force looked different, and they were not the Barney Fifes I was so used to earlier that week. Instead they had become militarized almost over night, with snipers on the roof, army fatigues, tanks, horses, and live ammo. You could read more on this day here from my tumblr.  

I bring this up because the connection to me seems uncanny, how does a police unit go from inadequate equipmentto a complete arsenal seemingly overnight. Last year, St. Louis county police were being told by their police chief that they were going to have to pay
out-of-pocket if they wanted new weapons, andnew recruits in the academy were forced to use old guns. As recently as ofJune 10, 2014, the county was auctioning off Tommy guns to raise money for new weapons.  A question arises, how does then a county go from what appears to be an inability to supply their officers with new guns to a police department equipped with military issued gear & weaponry that we are seeing in Ferguson?

Ferguson has become an occupied territory, one in whicha citywide curfew has been placed on it’s residents. All civilians are subject to random searches, and from what I watched recently in a video from last night, even those staying inside their homes are not protected from the tear gas being launch into their community. When I saw the image of the young black male with the American flag t-shirt throwing the tear gas canister back at the police it reminded me starkly of what we saw in other uprisings around the world – the pure image of resistance.  Particularly in Gaza and the West Bank who are no strangers to occupations and militarize forces.  So much so that people from Palestine were tweeting out how to deal with the tear gas to those in Ferguson. The connection to what we saw happen in Gaza and what we see happening in Ferguson is undeniable.

William Bratton, then Los Angeles police chief, was the first to begin the relationship between local police forces and Israel, specifically to the Israel Defense Force.  That relationship has continued and grown, with the NYPD having an
office in Israel and  the LAPD as recently as of February visited Israel for a Big Data Intelligence Conference for technology and tactics to bring back home.  What makes the connection even clearer is that the former police chief of St. Louis studied counter-terrorism in Israel.  I should also just briefly mention that Missouri was the first state to develop a Homeland Security office and is ranked 16th in the country for compliance and amount of DHS activity in its state. 

We know that
Israel uses Gaza as a testing grounds for all their new weapons, 10% of Israeli income comes from their arms exports and Israel is ranked highest in the world only comparable to US and Russia. You could say their existence in Palestine is dependent on constant battle, on having repeated excuses to test out these new weapons. In the latest attacks on Gaza, Israel was using experimental chemical weapons that were developed by the US Air Force in 2008.

So again I asked the same question, how does county police go from needing to pay out-of-pocketfor guns, to the sort of weaponry we see here? 

For this story and more check out: www.thisisbobbylondon.wordpress.com

follow the money $$$$

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What’s happening in Ferguson is the same thing that has been happening in the West Bank and Gaza. They have been training and testing out weapons, crowd control tactics on the people the world seems to care the least about. There’s a reason why there’s an NYPD office in Occupied Palestine and why William Bratton is in the middle of it. If you are not black and feel as though this does not concern you, you are a fool. If The War On Terror has taught us anything it is that the chickens always come home to roost.

thisisbobbylondon:

What’s happening in Ferguson is the same thing that has been happening in the West Bank and Gaza. They have been training and testing out weapons, crowd control tactics on the people the world seems to care the least about. There’s a reason why there’s an NYPD office in Occupied Palestine and why William Bratton is in the middle of it. If you are not black and feel as though this does not concern you, you are a fool.

If The War On Terror has taught us anything it is that the chickens always come home to roost.

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thisisbobbylondon:

Slave Rebellion of Santo Domingo 1861
Watts Uprising 1965

Los Angeles Uprising 1992
Hurricane Katrina 2002
Los Angeles Uprising 2013
Brooklyn Uprising 2013
Ferguson Uprising 2014


Looting is A Political Tactic

On Saturday, August 9th, Michael Brown an unarmed 17-year-old black youth was shot 10 times in the back and murdered by Ferguson police near his home. This coming with the wave of recent police murders of young black males (John Crowford and Eric Garner) and with the guilty verdict of Renisha Mcbride’s killer fresh in the news really has me wondering why some people (predominantly white people and the media/is there a difference?) are so surprised to see what they categorize as rioting and chaos in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. The police left Michael Brown’s body on the street for four hours, and when the community first came out to protest the killing, they were met with police dogs; such tactics have been used on black communities since the Civil Rights era. The following day, there was a peace vigil, again the community was confronted with violence by the police who showed up with dogs and weapons ready to attack. What else was their intention other than to provoke a police riot? This reminded me of what happen last summer with the police murder of Kirmani Gray in Brooklyn and two years ago with Manuel Diaz in Anaheim.

Far too often non-whites, although blacks have been the most effected, are murdered by police, this injustice is then met with a response by the community that sometimes turns into what is qualified as rioting and looting. Whenever there is civil unrest in black communities the focus always goes to “looting” whether it’s 2 people that do it or 200, whether it be because of anger of police brutality or the lack of sufficient supplies in the case of Katrina, the media and what seems to be the general public would rather show more concern for the store owners whose property are being taken than for the black lives that are being lost. This has me begging the question, would black peoples lives be more valued if we were still property? This might seem like a ridiculous question but when #MikeBrown and #Ferguson is trending on twitter and you have participants seem like they are more outraged with the “looting” than they do with the police state, it becomes a fair question to ask. What seems to be qualified as “looting” when black people do it, is also qualified as “property” damage when used as a political tactic when applied to others. Is disrupting capital not a political act? We’ve seen the same tactics used in Greece and Brazil, but yet when young black youth do it in America, it is simply deemed as opportunist’s committing crimes.

Which brings up another point, the sentiment continues to be that black youth are inherent criminals taking advantage of the opportunity to steal whenever they can. But, what more was the Boston Tea Party other than just property destruction. Were the founding fathers “looters” in that case? Of course not, because of the obvious, “looting” is a word reserved for only black people. It is a tactic used by the media to delegitimize the black resistance the same way refusing to acknowledge Hamas as a political agency does in Gaza. We know how this story ends, we know there is no justice to be found, and for a community that has been continuously murdered, brutalized, criminalized, and dehumanized it is not fair to judge us on how we may respond.

As long as you continue to value property over black lives, you can expect us not to value your property.

Article and more:
www.thisbobbylondon.wordpress.com

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Sunday July 20, 2014, Los Angeles Protest in Solidarity with Gaza

Around 3,000 people in attendance gather around the federal building and then marched to the Israel Consulate. 

For more on what is happening in Gaza listen to our most recent show with a dialogue with from an on the ground perspective straight from Gaza. 

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/on-resistance/long-live-palestine

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**Above pictures are, “a childrens view from Gaza” art work created by children from Gaza depicting the 2012 war

A children’s view from Gaza, is an exhibition of children’s art that reflects the horrors adults and children living in the Gaza Strip. The exhibition travels the world since 2012 and has been LONG LIVE PALESTINE!

[Show & Info Drop]

Check out our newest show with independent journalist Noor Harazeen from Gaza on the current attacks by Israeli occupying forces, plus other Palestinian solidarity related news. 

This show along with all past shows can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/on-resistance/long-live-palestine

If you’re in the LA area you can listen to the show live on 90.7 KPFK @1:30pm on Sunday, July 20

Update: 
A day after our interview,”Here is our office ! The Israeli warplanes targeted an apartment in Al-Jawhara building and our media agency is located just next to it .. I thought we journalists were protected ! NOT if you are a Palestinian journalist”

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=654703484603740&set=a.108263095914451.14202.100001922831961&type=1&theater

«References/Resources/Information»

https://www.facebook.com/updatefromgaza
https://twitter.com/Noor_Harazeen

"When I last spoke to Noor the number of Palestinians that were murdered was 220, now with ground troops and tanks the numbers have increased to to over 350 human beings murdered electricity was only available for 8 hours now they have no electricity the We talked about the idea of numbers, there becomes a time when you become desensitize to it all, shoot I’ve even heard people say when Israel first started bombing Gaza, well isn’t Israel always bombing gaza what else is new. Sure, from our cozy beds on our computers it seems like nothing new, we scroll through pictures of dead bodies and broken limbs on our newsfeed and wonder if those who posted it are in poor taste or not, type our anger statuses or rants like the one I’m typing now but still, we sit here under our fascist regime and we do nothing. Even with all our anger and sadness and fury we sit here and do nothing. The goal of Israel has been made clear, in the words of Israels MP, “they want all the Palestinian mother’s to be killed so there can be no more”.  So the question will we allow for this to continue to happen? Our government (whether you pledge allegiance to them or not, everytime you buy something you pay a sales tax) gives this fascist regime 3.6 billion dollars a year so that Israel can test out all of their experimental weapons. France banned Pro-Palestine protest, and the people responded by rioting in the streets. The US government senators voting UNAMNIOUSLY in favor of Israel, what are we going to do to show solidarity? Are we going to be scared to take a street? Break a window? Shut down intersections? There is no pleading with power, we can only to demand it. 

Solidarity is a verb, and I apologize for our inaction, which has allowed for us to be complicit in your murder.” - Bobby London

"This rhetoric of “both sides” implies that pain and fault belong equally to Palestinians and Israelis. It erases manifold, unmistakable, qualitative and quantitative differences at play in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and the political-historical context in which this is taking place — most centrally, that what is occurring is part of a settler-colonial invasion.


“Both sides” rhetoric refuses to make even the easiest, most obvious judgment, to which any honest evaluation of the information points: that Israel is massacring Palestinian adults and children, 77% of whom are civilians, and subjecting them to collective punishment; that Israel evidently claims for itself a right to extra-judicially execute anyone who it says is a Hamas member, a practice too few among even Palestine’s allies have denounced; that Israel is bombarding what is essentially a giant refugee camp home to an imprisoned population of a people Israel has ethnically cleansed, occupied, subjected to apartheid, and repeatedly slaughtered; that international law does not grant Israel a “right to defend itself” against the Gaza Strip. And that international law does grant Palestinians a right to resist using armed struggle.”

A Plague on One House

http://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/07/a-plague-on-one-house/

Obama Humiliates Muslim Guests at White House Ramadan Event, Endorses Israel’s Gaza

Assault and NSA Surveillance

http://www.alternet.org/world/obama­humiliates­muslim­white­house­guests­endorsing-israels­gaza­assault­defending­nsa?akid=12027.15725.Xr1laf&rd=1&src=newsletter1011772&t=8&paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

CNN removes reporter Diana Magnay from Israel­Gaza after calling Israelis celebrating the death of Palestinian civilians ‘scum’

http://thepeoplesrec.com/post/92161480579/cnn­removes­reporter­diana­magnay­from­israel­gaza

A children’s view from gaza

http://is-vero.tumblr.com/post/92167237683/a-childrens-view-from-gaza-is-an-exhibition-of

Health crisis looms in Gaza after Israel bombs water infrastructure

http://english.al­akhbar.com/content/health­crisis­looms­gaza­after­israel­bombs­water­infrastructure

Mark Gonzales ­- Gaza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RLkcqnbDw4&feature=youtu.be

"War is cruel, it distorts the human characteristics within us, no matter our ability to withstand. Before anyone thinks about the restoration and reconstruction of Gaza after the war, they must think seriously about the way to restore the lives of the people of Gaza, and sew up the holes within them,because what Israel ultimately aims to do is kill us, or at least demolish our spirit and ability to live."

Todos somos gaza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVeESyw96zU&feature=youtu.be

The Palestinian Authority stands in the way of the Palestinian struggle

"The PA has long been criticized for being counterproductive to the Palestinian struggle. Concerns range from financial corruption to security collaboration with Israel. The PA has been rightly accused of being a proxy for the Israeli occupation in so­called Areas A and B of the occupied West Bank.These are the areas designated under the 1993 Oslo accords, comprising about a third of the West Bank, where PA forces keep order and calm on behalf of the occupation."

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/jalal­abukhater/palestinian­authority­stands­way­palestinian-struggle

" We need to acknowledge this privilege that allows us to measure and manage our risk, to avoid action, response and consequence. To allow only impacted people targeted by state terror to experience it- as most separate ourselves for more ‘reasonable’ and ‘appealing’ courses of action/inaction. Ultimatelt avoiding managing distorting or erasing conflict rather than facing it. This isnt true of all of our people, because there is genocide and degrees of imprisonment on amerikan streets. But most people know that the closer you get to effectively challenging the narrative/supporting the resistance…the oppression and the eyes of the state apparatus (which has networks beyond borders for they are the only institution worthy to market such relationships) will train on YOU. Everyone knows this, and it is accepted and tolerated. #repression and #collectivepunishment from #gaza to #egypt and the world over, by all illegitimate governmental institutions against the people who attempt to self determine their own conditions. Colonialism has to be maintained through force, and even if we say otherwise, we accept this. Because the colonizers actions (and the state) carry legitimacy, and we are mostly people who have resigned our power. Though we may agitate desperately to remind ourselves that this doesnt have to be the case and it isnt inevitable or absolute. The Palestinians and all affected by this military regime and all the regimes set up to serve this countries interests such as Israel, will continue to suffer because of our own and amerikas self preservation."

Free Palestine

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9D031FBBA0D515D6

Counter Insurgency:

http://mondoweiss.net/…/pro­israel­handbook­explains…

Counter Insurgency in the US:

https://publicintelligence.net/hamas­sympathizers­in­new…/

Today in Gaza – no electricity, no water, no respite

http://revolution­news.com/today­gaza­electricity­water­respite/

Gaza: Israel’s $4 billion gas grab

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2482929/gaza_israels_4_billion_gas_grab.html

War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields

http://www.globalresearch.ca/war­and­natural­gas­the­israeli­invasion­and­gaza­s­offshore­gas-fields/11680

AF3IRM SPEAKS OUT AGAINST BORDER BRUTALITIES: WOMEN SEEK TO TEAR DOWN WALLS, FROM PALESTINE TO THE US AND MEXICO!

http://www.af3irm.org/af3irm/2014/07/af3irm­speaks­out­against­border­brutalities­women- seek­to­tear­down­walls­from­palestine­to­the­us­and­mexico/

“We oppose the Zionist­Eurocentric foundation of the State of Israel that claims a racist, exclusionary, and privileged Jewish identity and discriminates citizenship and land title rights on the basis of race. Instead, we support the creation of a free, independent, anti­oppressive, and democratic society within historic Palestine. This includes the right to return of Palestinian refugees and global freedom of movement into Palestine for those who desire it. We believe that the right to mobility, which is primarily the reality for millions of poor and racialized migrants who are indigenous to the global South, is distinct from capitalist settler­colonialism that destroys or assimilates existing societies and justifies theft of land and resources for the benefit of a privileged group.

Given the Israeli government and its imperialist allies’ monopoly over state violence, we believe it is necessary to support the right to Palestinian armed resistance, which has even been affirmed by the imperialist international legal regime. We reject the false dichotomy of violent and non­violent resistance, a Eurocentric construct that serves to divide, simplify, and decontextualize diverse movements.”

NOII­Van Basis of Unity on Palestine

https://noii­van.resist.ca/?p=640

A poem by a Palestinian girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqLFKDUXoEI

Detroit rallies largest turnout for Palestine in years

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/jimmy­johnson/detroit­rallies­largest­turnout­palestine­years

The Palestinian struggle is a black struggle

http://electronicintifada.net/content/palestinian­struggle­black­struggle/12530

The long history of Black ­Palestinian solidarity

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/03/04/18751929.php

LAPD relationship with Israel

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania­khalek/lapd­goes­israel­falls­love­drones­and­mass-surveillance

DHS open fire on Palestine solidarity activist

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania­khalek/police­open­fire­palestine­solidarity­activists­los-angeles­rally­israel

D.I.M.E.

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania­khalek/israel­firing­experimental­weapons­gazas­civilians-say­doctors

Egypt blocks aid convoy from entering Gaza

http://english.al­akhbar.com/content/egypt­blocks­aid­convoy­entering­gaza utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AlAkhbarEnglish+(Al+Akhbar+English)

if you’re going to protest an embassy…Turkish protestors raise Palestinian flag on israel consulate 

http://countercurrentnews.com/2014/07/turkish-protestors-just-took-the-israeli-embassy-raised-palestinian-÷÷flag/

Please listen and share the 30 min soundcloud audio!

A report back from Gaza on what things are like from the front lines. This journalist continues to take great risk to report what is happening, even with Israel trying to silence reporters.

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**Above pictures are, “a childrens view from Gaza” art work created by children from Gaza depicting the 2012 war

A children’s view from Gaza, is an exhibition of children’s art that reflects the horrors adults and children living in the Gaza Strip. The exhibition travels the world since 2012 and has been LONG LIVE PALESTINE!

[Show & Info Drop]

Check out our newest show with independent journalist Noor Harazeen from Gaza on the current attacks by Israeli occupying forces, plus other Palestinian solidarity related news. 

This show along with all past shows can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/on-resistance/long-live-palestine

If you’re in the LA area you can listen to the show live on 90.7 KPFK @1:30pm on Sunday, July 20

Update: 
A day after our interview,”Here is our office ! The Israeli warplanes targeted an apartment in Al-Jawhara building and our media agency is located just next to it .. I thought we journalists were protected ! NOT if you are a Palestinian journalist”

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=654703484603740&set=a.108263095914451.14202.100001922831961&type=1&theater

«References/Resources/Information»

https://www.facebook.com/updatefromgaza
https://twitter.com/Noor_Harazeen

"When I last spoke to Noor the number of Palestinians that were murdered was 220, now with ground troops and tanks the numbers have increased to to over 350 human beings murdered electricity was only available for 8 hours now they have no electricity the We talked about the idea of numbers, there becomes a time when you become desensitize to it all, shoot I’ve even heard people say when Israel first started bombing Gaza, well isn’t Israel always bombing gaza what else is new. Sure, from our cozy beds on our computers it seems like nothing new, we scroll through pictures of dead bodies and broken limbs on our newsfeed and wonder if those who posted it are in poor taste or not, type our anger statuses or rants like the one I’m typing now but still, we sit here under our fascist regime and we do nothing. Even with all our anger and sadness and fury we sit here and do nothing. The goal of Israel has been made clear, in the words of Israels MP, “they want all the Palestinian mother’s to be killed so there can be no more”.  So the question will we allow for this to continue to happen? Our government (whether you pledge allegiance to them or not, everytime you buy something you pay a sales tax) gives this fascist regime 3.6 billion dollars a year so that Israel can test out all of their experimental weapons. France banned Pro-Palestine protest, and the people responded by rioting in the streets. The US government senators voting UNAMNIOUSLY in favor of Israel, what are we going to do to show solidarity? Are we going to be scared to take a street? Break a window? Shut down intersections? There is no pleading with power, we can only to demand it. 

Solidarity is a verb, and I apologize for our inaction, which has allowed for us to be complicit in your murder.” - Bobby London

"This rhetoric of “both sides” implies that pain and fault belong equally to Palestinians and Israelis. It erases manifold, unmistakable, qualitative and quantitative differences at play in Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip and the political-historical context in which this is taking place — most centrally, that what is occurring is part of a settler-colonial invasion.


“Both sides” rhetoric refuses to make even the easiest, most obvious judgment, to which any honest evaluation of the information points: that Israel is massacring Palestinian adults and children, 77% of whom are civilians, and subjecting them to collective punishment; that Israel evidently claims for itself a right to extra-judicially execute anyone who it says is a Hamas member, a practice too few among even Palestine’s allies have denounced; that Israel is bombarding what is essentially a giant refugee camp home to an imprisoned population of a people Israel has ethnically cleansed, occupied, subjected to apartheid, and repeatedly slaughtered; that international law does not grant Israel a “right to defend itself” against the Gaza Strip. And that international law does grant Palestinians a right to resist using armed struggle.”

A Plague on One House

http://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/07/a-plague-on-one-house/

Obama Humiliates Muslim Guests at White House Ramadan Event, Endorses Israel’s Gaza

Assault and NSA Surveillance

http://www.alternet.org/world/obama­humiliates­muslim­white­house­guests­endorsing-israels­gaza­assault­defending­nsa?akid=12027.15725.Xr1laf&rd=1&src=newsletter1011772&t=8&paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

CNN removes reporter Diana Magnay from Israel­Gaza after calling Israelis celebrating the death of Palestinian civilians ‘scum’

http://thepeoplesrec.com/post/92161480579/cnn­removes­reporter­diana­magnay­from­israel­gaza

A children’s view from gaza

http://is-vero.tumblr.com/post/92167237683/a-childrens-view-from-gaza-is-an-exhibition-of

Health crisis looms in Gaza after Israel bombs water infrastructure

http://english.al­akhbar.com/content/health­crisis­looms­gaza­after­israel­bombs­water­infrastructure

Mark Gonzales ­- Gaza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RLkcqnbDw4&feature=youtu.be

"War is cruel, it distorts the human characteristics within us, no matter our ability to withstand. Before anyone thinks about the restoration and reconstruction of Gaza after the war, they must think seriously about the way to restore the lives of the people of Gaza, and sew up the holes within them,because what Israel ultimately aims to do is kill us, or at least demolish our spirit and ability to live."

Todos somos gaza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVeESyw96zU&feature=youtu.be

The Palestinian Authority stands in the way of the Palestinian struggle

"The PA has long been criticized for being counterproductive to the Palestinian struggle. Concerns range from financial corruption to security collaboration with Israel. The PA has been rightly accused of being a proxy for the Israeli occupation in so­called Areas A and B of the occupied West Bank.These are the areas designated under the 1993 Oslo accords, comprising about a third of the West Bank, where PA forces keep order and calm on behalf of the occupation."

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/jalal­abukhater/palestinian­authority­stands­way­palestinian-struggle

" We need to acknowledge this privilege that allows us to measure and manage our risk, to avoid action, response and consequence. To allow only impacted people targeted by state terror to experience it- as most separate ourselves for more ‘reasonable’ and ‘appealing’ courses of action/inaction. Ultimatelt avoiding managing distorting or erasing conflict rather than facing it. This isnt true of all of our people, because there is genocide and degrees of imprisonment on amerikan streets. But most people know that the closer you get to effectively challenging the narrative/supporting the resistance…the oppression and the eyes of the state apparatus (which has networks beyond borders for they are the only institution worthy to market such relationships) will train on YOU. Everyone knows this, and it is accepted and tolerated. #repression and #collectivepunishment from #gaza to #egypt and the world over, by all illegitimate governmental institutions against the people who attempt to self determine their own conditions. Colonialism has to be maintained through force, and even if we say otherwise, we accept this. Because the colonizers actions (and the state) carry legitimacy, and we are mostly people who have resigned our power. Though we may agitate desperately to remind ourselves that this doesnt have to be the case and it isnt inevitable or absolute. The Palestinians and all affected by this military regime and all the regimes set up to serve this countries interests such as Israel, will continue to suffer because of our own and amerikas self preservation."

Free Palestine

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9D031FBBA0D515D6

Counter Insurgency:

http://mondoweiss.net/…/pro­israel­handbook­explains…

Counter Insurgency in the US:

https://publicintelligence.net/hamas­sympathizers­in­new…/

Today in Gaza – no electricity, no water, no respite

http://revolution­news.com/today­gaza­electricity­water­respite/

Gaza: Israel’s $4 billion gas grab

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2482929/gaza_israels_4_billion_gas_grab.html

War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields

http://www.globalresearch.ca/war­and­natural­gas­the­israeli­invasion­and­gaza­s­offshore­gas-fields/11680

AF3IRM SPEAKS OUT AGAINST BORDER BRUTALITIES: WOMEN SEEK TO TEAR DOWN WALLS, FROM PALESTINE TO THE US AND MEXICO!

http://www.af3irm.org/af3irm/2014/07/af3irm­speaks­out­against­border­brutalities­women- seek­to­tear­down­walls­from­palestine­to­the­us­and­mexico/

“We oppose the Zionist­Eurocentric foundation of the State of Israel that claims a racist, exclusionary, and privileged Jewish identity and discriminates citizenship and land title rights on the basis of race. Instead, we support the creation of a free, independent, anti­oppressive, and democratic society within historic Palestine. This includes the right to return of Palestinian refugees and global freedom of movement into Palestine for those who desire it. We believe that the right to mobility, which is primarily the reality for millions of poor and racialized migrants who are indigenous to the global South, is distinct from capitalist settler­colonialism that destroys or assimilates existing societies and justifies theft of land and resources for the benefit of a privileged group.

Given the Israeli government and its imperialist allies’ monopoly over state violence, we believe it is necessary to support the right to Palestinian armed resistance, which has even been affirmed by the imperialist international legal regime. We reject the false dichotomy of violent and non­violent resistance, a Eurocentric construct that serves to divide, simplify, and decontextualize diverse movements.”

NOII­Van Basis of Unity on Palestine

https://noii­van.resist.ca/?p=640

A poem by a Palestinian girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqLFKDUXoEI

Detroit rallies largest turnout for Palestine in years

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/jimmy­johnson/detroit­rallies­largest­turnout­palestine­years

The Palestinian struggle is a black struggle

http://electronicintifada.net/content/palestinian­struggle­black­struggle/12530

The long history of Black ­Palestinian solidarity

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/03/04/18751929.php

LAPD relationship with Israel

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania­khalek/lapd­goes­israel­falls­love­drones­and­mass-surveillance

DHS open fire on Palestine solidarity activist

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania­khalek/police­open­fire­palestine­solidarity­activists­los-angeles­rally­israel

D.I.M.E.

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania­khalek/israel­firing­experimental­weapons­gazas­civilians-say­doctors

Egypt blocks aid convoy from entering Gaza

http://english.al­akhbar.com/content/egypt­blocks­aid­convoy­entering­gaza utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AlAkhbarEnglish+(Al+Akhbar+English)

if you’re going to protest an embassy…Turkish protestors raise Palestinian flag on israel consulate 

http://countercurrentnews.com/2014/07/turkish-protestors-just-took-the-israeli-embassy-raised-palestinian-÷÷flag/

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INFO DROP!!!

SHOW||RESOURCES

Check out our newest show (TODAY) sunday July13th! live @1:30pm on Kpfk:http://www.kpfk.org/index.php/listen-live

A report back on the anti immigration backlash in Murrieta, CA as well as information on SoCal wide organizing to support and shelter families and child refugees.

Or listen to Full show available on our SOUNDCLOUD:

 www.soundcloud.com/on-resistance

Intro song: Papers by SHINING SOUL 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x79mpAj84ww

Outro song: Made you Die by (YASIIN BEY DEAD PREZ MIKEFLO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcmUAG210oM

 

Report Back: Anti Fascist/Imperialist Action in Murrieta in Support of Migrant Child Refugees http://bayareaintifada.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/report-back-anti-fascistimperialist-action-in-murrieta-ca-in-support-of-migrant-children-refugees/ The Border is the Problem: Resisting the Humanitarian Solution to Child Migration http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/24443-the-border-is-the-problem-resisting-the-humanitarian-solution-to-child-migration “Queer undocumented youth have been at the forefront of fighting for immigrant rights for more than a decade. We learned to fight for our own spaces based on our experiences of exclusion from the country where we grew up, from our communities, and from both the mainstream LGBT and immigration reform movements… Today, undocumented queer organizers continue to organize based on our experiences and the stories of people in our communities. It is by listening to these stories that many of us have come to the conclusion that we need to continue to use creative and unapologetic tactics to stop deportations and to address the abuses and injustices taking place every day in immigration detention centers. Meanwhile, national mainstream organizations continue to push for a path to citizenship that ignores the immediate needs of undocumented immigrants and the record-breaking deportations under the Obama Administration. Perhaps Frank Sharry and DC-based immigration reform groups should stop rewriting history and listen to those directly affected by immigration laws, including undocumented queer immigrants who continue to be at the forefront of the movement.” http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/2973670/

A Refugee Crisis not an Immigration Crisis
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/opinion/sunday/a-refugee-crisis-not-an-immigration-crisis.html?src=twr&_r=2&referrer=

Noam Chomsky | The Sledgehammer Worldview

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/24796-noam-chomsky-the-sledgehammer-worldview

The U.S.-Created Child Migrant Crisis

http://www.latinorebels.com/2014/06/18/the-u-s-created-child-migrant-crisis/

Obama’s new plan for detained migrant children militarizes immigration policy

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/09/obama-plan-deport-migrant-children-immigration-policy

Remember Uprisings: 1 Year anniversary L A Trayvon Martin march 7:14:13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSsxCRoa3Wk

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