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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Friday, February 16, 2024

AIPAC getting cops to get rough?



Status Coup's Jon Farina has covered over 20 pro-Palestinian protests in NYC and Washington D.C. since the October 7th and Israel's responding slaughter of nearly 30,000 Palestinians.

As solidarity for Palestine grows across the US and EU we should be concerned about police instigated violence at rallies.

Likely AIPAC is demanding a national crackdown on Palestine support events. When they can influence some big city police departments (like NYC) to crack down on the protests, I am sure they are doing so.

We've also should keep an eye out for provocateurs who could be planted in protests, not only to spy, but could also serve the function to ignite violence which would get blamed on the non-violent people who attend these events.

My reading of the current ceasefire talks around Gaza don't give me much confidence that Israel-US really want a solution. Israel doesn't want to stop now when they have the majority of Gazans pinned down around Rafah facing starvation, disease and more bombs. It's like a 'fish in the barrel' situation.

The US and EU appear to be taking a position privately to let it all happen. The west wants 'Greater Israel' to be manifested but can't say so out loud.  They want Tel Aviv to take control of Lebanon, Syria and parts (at least) of Jordan and Egypt. 

Western energy corporations fear losing their access and control of Middle East energy resources. They have always counted on Israel to be the 'gendarmes' in the region. This is one reason we saw most of Europe recently pledge to pull their money out of UNRWA.

(The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, known as UNRWA, fired 12 employees over the unconfirmed allegations that UN aid workers took part in October 7 attacks on Israel. In response to these claims, most western countries have joined the U.S. — the agency's biggest donor — in pausing funding.)

We have a world changing fight on our hands. We need everybody on board in some way, shape or form.

My Maine friend Lisa Savage sums it up nicely with this: 

 “If you ever wondered what you would have done during the Holocaust, it’s what you’re doing right now."



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