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John Lennon's 69th, me and U2

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John Lennon would have turned 69-today; October 9, 2009. I have been listening to his music all week.

And I will be at a U2 concert in Tampa tonight.

You say you want a revolution? Well, you know we all want to change the world, but when you talk about destruction, don't you know that you can count me out: IN!

Me2!







The status quo must go,
Its demise is blowing in the wind,
Abbas has no clothes;
Punting the Goldstone Report
Thoroughly exposed the PA
Is just another layer of The Occupation!
Civil Society has risen up
Calling for Accountability not Impunity,
NONVIOLENT Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Against Israel until the OCCUPATION Ends;
And there are equal human rights for all
And upholding of international law,
The fire has been lit
And we won't back down
Until there is FREEDOM, FREEDOM, FREEDOM
For Gaza Palestine






In 1985 Bono joined forces with a group of artists concerned about Apartheid in South Africa. Inspired by his meetings with several of them, he wrote "Silver and Gold"


Yep, silver and gold.
This song was written in a hotel room in New York City.
'Round about the time a friend or ours, little Steven,
was putting together a record of artists against apartheid.
This is a song written about a man in a shanty town outside of Johannesburg.
A man who's sick of looking down the barrel of white South Africa.
A man who is at the point where he is ready to take up arms against his oppressor.
A man who has lost faith in the peacemakers of the west while
they argue and while they fail to support a man like bishop Tutu
and his request for economic sanctions against South Africa.
Am I buggin' you?


If only Bono would bug US NOW and be a part of Civil Society who will break this monster's back:

Apartheid in the 'Holy' Land, which is in pieces: Bantustans!

Even though in 2004, the International Court of Justice ruled that The Wall is a violation of International Law because it cuts through the West Bank appropriating Palestinian land and destroying Palestinian villages and economy to make way for Israeli apartheid colonies, they have been spun as 'neighborhoods' by the USA government and limp media.

In a recent UN report, Haaretz columnist Danny Rubinstein admitted that "Israel today was an apartheid State with four different Palestinian groups: those in Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israeli Palestinians, each of which had a different status...even if the wall followed strictly the line of the pre-1967 border, it would still not be justified. The two peoples needed cooperation rather than walls because they must be neighbors." [1]



"An apartheid society is much more than just a 'settler colony'. It involves specific forms of oppression that actively strip the original inhabitants of any rights at all, whereas civilian members of the invader caste are given all kinds of sumptuous privileges." [2]


On May 14, 1948, The Declaration of the establishment of Israel affirmed that, "The State of Israel will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel: it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion it will guarantee freedom of religion [and] conscience and will be faithful to the Charter of the United Nations."


However, reality intrudes, for "The truth which is known to all; through its army, the government of Israel practices a brutal form of Apartheid in the territory it occupies. Its army has turned every Palestinian village and town into a fenced-in, or blocked-in, detention camp."- Israeli Minister of Education, Shulamit Aloni quoted in the popular Israeli newspaper, Yediot Acharonot on December 20, 2006.


How could a state founded on "equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants" come to be such a state of hypocrisy?


A Little History:


July 5, 1950: Israel enacted the Law of Return by which Jews anywhere in the world, have a "right" to immigrate to Israel on the grounds that they are returning to their own state, even if they have never been there before. [3]


July 14, 1952: The enactment of the Citizenship/Jewish Nationality Law, results in Israel becoming the only state in the world to grant a particular national-religious group--the Jews--the right to settle in it and gain automatic citizenship. In 1953, South Africa's Prime Minister Daniel Malan becomes the first foreign head of government to visit Israel and returns home with the message that Israel can be a source of inspiration for white South Africans. [IBID]


In 1962, South African Prime Minister Verwoerd declares that Jews "took Israel from the Arabs after the Arabs had lived there for a thousand years. In that I agree with them, Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state." [IBID]


August 1, 1967: Israel enacted the Agricultural Settlement Law, which bans Israeli citizens of non-Jewish nationality- Palestinian Arabs- from working on Jewish National Fund lands, well over 80% of the land in Israel. Knesset member Uri Avnery stated: "This law is going to expel Arab cultivators from the land that was formerly theirs and was handed over to the Jews." [IBID]


April 4, 1969: General Moshe Dayan is quoted in the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz telling students at Israel's Technion Institute that "Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You don't even know the names of these Arab villages, and I don't blame you, because these geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either" There is not one single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population."[IBID]

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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)
 

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John Lennon could be a softie. For example, he adm... by GLloyd Rowsey on Monday, Oct 12, 2009 at 9:03:36 PM
I know what I would be doing if over there.[[bruce... by Michael Dewey on Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 at 3:19:31 AM

 

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