Friday May 24, 2013
May Day and Actions in PalestineDr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Salem-News.com
7 million Palestinians are refugees or displaced people.; thousands languish as political prisoners in Israeli jails.
(BETHLEHEM, Occupied Palestine) - Tuesday 1 May 2012 is celebrated as May Day or Workers Day around the world. On this date we all recall the struggle of workers against the greed of corporations.
It is this greed by the elites that also led to wars, colonialism, occupation, and repression in indigenous communities from Vietnam to Iraq to Palestine to Columbia. Around the world, the billionaires get richer while the poor people get poorer. The Palestinian holocaust like the previous holocausts of Blacks (tens of millions killed in the slave trade), native Americans (perhaps as many as 100 million), Jews, Gypsies, Armenians, and others.
These actions benefited the rich who got richer.
The history of collaboration of Zionists with the Nazi regime is now well established as is the fact that Zionism was simply the other side of the coin of racism.
More than half of the world billionaires are Zionists who are shameless in their support of the apartheid state of Israel in its attempted genocide of the Palestinians.
530 Towns and villages were depopulated thanks to numerous massacres committed against the native Palestinians in the past 64 years.
7 million Palestinians are refugees or displaced people.
Thousands languish as political prisoners in Israeli jails.
Those political prisoners are now engaged in a hunger strike and have called for making 1 May 2012 a day of strikes and actions to highlight the Palestinian struggle. Whether the thousands of Palestinians in the small prisons or the millions of us languishing in large prisons like Gaza or Bethlehem, we say it is time for all of us to stand together.
Doing action in the direction for peace and justice is liberating to everyone.
Consider suing Israel for genocide:
Europe’s airlines enforce Israeli travel ban on activists hoping to repair Palestinian schools: http://electronicintifada.net/
Israel (the supposed democracy) prevents its own citizens from simply holding signs with the names of the ethnically cleansed Palestinian villages on the so called "Independence day" of apartheid Israel: http://www.flickr.com/photos/
Action 2: Call Airlines to stop being sub-contractors to Israeli occupation: http://palestinianspring.
Action 3: Jewish voice for peace asking you to sign in support of 60 Minutes for doing a story on Palestinian Christians that actually asked us Christians to speak! I signed: http://ThankYou60Minutes.org<h
See also "Palestinian Christians respond to Israeli ambassador Lies": http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD - Popular Committee to Defend Ush Ghrab (PCDUG) "A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home. Mazin has been an Associate Professor of Genetics; Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine since 1999. He previously held a similar position at Duke University. Professor Qumsiyeh has authored over 110 scientific papers in areas of mammalogy, biology, and medicine including mammalian biology and evolution, clinical genetics, and cancer research. He has published over 100 letters to the editor and 30 op-ed pieces in International, national, regional and local papers on issues ranging from politics to environmental issues. His appearances in national media included the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe, CNBC, C-Span, and ABC, among others. He is the founder and president of the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and ex-President of the Middle East Genetics Association, and Prof. Qumsiyeh won the Jallow activism award from the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee in 1998. Those are just a small list, visit Mazin Qumsiyeh's amazing and informative Website to learn more: qumsiyeh.org.
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