Veterans For Peace: Memorial Day 2021 – Smedley Butler Brigade

Veterans For Peace: Memorial Day 2021 – Smedley Butler Brigade

May 31, 2021

People gathered at Park Street Station at noon on Monday to recognize Memorial Day with a statement at Park Street, then a short march to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument for a ceremony and a few speakers. Veterans For Peace is a worldwide organization that advocates the end to all wars. They also participate in many allied actions with other activist groups. The message that Veterans For Peace had was “F*** War”.

 

 

The Occupied Nation Show (Monday May 24, 2021)

The Occupied Nation Show (Monday May 24, 2021)

 

Host – Patrick Wilson

Co-Hosts – Rhodes Pierre and David Concepcion

Guest – Bil Lewis

 

This Week we visited with Bil Lewis about Occupy and our founding fathers.
The Occupied Nation Show airs on Activate Radio first on Monday Nights at 7PM ET.
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‘Apartheid Doesn’t Stop’: Hours After Cease-Fire, Israeli Police Assault Palestinians at Al-Aqsa

‘Apartheid Doesn’t Stop’: Hours After Cease-Fire, Israeli Police Assault Palestinians at Al-Aqsa

“A cease-fire premised on Palestinians ceasing fire while Israel continues apartheid is a cease-fire with an inevitable expiration date,” said one Palestinian rights advocate.

by Jake Johnson

Just hours after a cease-fire agreement paused Israel’s latest bombardment of the occupied Gaza Strip, Israeli police forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday and fired stun grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas at Palestinian worshipers and demonstrators, an attack that observers worried could undermine the nascent truce.

“Back to ‘normal’—Israeli forces repressing Palestinians. This is unacceptable.”
—IfNotNow

Following Friday prayers, many Palestinians remained at the Jerusalem compound—one of Islam’s holiest sites—to celebrate the cease-fire deal, which came after Israel killed more than 230 people in Gaza and displaced tens of thousands.

Reporting from the ground in Jerusalem, Al Jazeera‘s Imran Khan said that Palestinians “were singing and chanting when a contingent of the Israeli police [stationed] next to the compound came into the compound and started using crowd control measures that they use all the time.”

“They started firing in that crowd in an effort to try and disperse them,” Khan added.

The Israeli raid injured more than a dozen people, according to Middle East Eye.

“Israeli apartheid doesn’t stop,” the Institute for Middle East Understanding tweeted in response to the raid.

 

Palestinian rights advocates warned that Israeli forces’ latest attack on demonstrators underscores the inherently fragile nature of a cease-fire agreement that does nothing to address Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestinian land, forced expulsions, and other abuses driving the frequent outbreaks of violence.

“A cease-fire premised on Palestinians ceasing fire while Israel continues apartheid is a cease-fire with an inevitable expiration date,” tweeted Yousef Munayyer, a Palestinian-American writer and political analyst.

Israel’s attack on worshipers at Al-Aqsa last Monday was what provoked Hamas to fire rockets from Gaza, to which the Israeli military responded with a vicious aerial and artillery campaign that further devastated the occupied strip—a deadly assault that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed as “an exceptional success.”

“The bombs stopped but there’s never a cease-fire,” Alex Kane, a contributing writer for Jewish Currentssaid Friday. “Israeli apartheid continues unleashing brutality.”

Source: ‘Apartheid Doesn’t Stop’: Hours After Cease-Fire, Israeli Police Assault Palestinians at Al-Aqsa | Common Dreams News