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Notes from new palestine: oh gracious israel the agressive violence of the oppressor

b.u.t. here we are now, with israeli trained police in toronto as the city goes crazier than the gaza on a moving day and waiting to encrease military budgets so our gay friendly troops can go die for israel and slaughter some iraqis and now iranians - for the same illogical parasitic settler plantation = israel. And if we object to this curious misadventure - we get sent to the police department, harassed and our muslims neighbours get to be threatened and their faith disrepected and even sent to a special prison, just like in the u.s. and israel.
Notes from new palestine: oh gracious israel the agressive violence of the oppressor


"walkin' round thinking that the world owes you something 'cause you're here/You goin' out the world backwards like you did when you first come here" - staple singers


"...to me it's putting an equal sign between the opressed and the oppressor; "it's all the same" and that's why it's so problematic. because there is no equal sign between the defensive violence of the oppressed and the agressive violence of the oppressor. one has nothing to do with the other" -- Joyce Chediac (Lebanese American of the "workers world forum") -- '"Munich" What Steven Spielberg left out


one would have to ask - does kkkanada have a hate law only for one people claiming a monopoly of suffering, struggle and pain? and all others are to be slaves to humilation, disrespect, harassment and threats? and even to surrender our lives for/to them? Is this what we are to become as we grow and join the world arena as a people and not the quiet little joke and shadow of the u.s.?

in our time this country was one which granted a fairness to all peoples - b.u.t. as the search for indentity - an evil word - became obsessive, sectarianism took hold. Here we became a ornery people at each others throats lost in the paranoia of a broken people despertaely after others people's lands and living the lie of historical revisionism of the middle east and the aparthied of africa (south).

b.u.t until this call for an identity - we did,especailly after the french said NO to colonization in quebec and faught for their culture, respect difference and never cow towed to any one people over another. This country was never a lap dog to any one group.
It kissed ass eqaully.

we have had irish who brought culture, like the french, natives, puetogues, arabs, west indians and italians to montreal. The jews, prior to being CONNED sumed in the paranoia of the middle east and surrendering to euro fascist hate tricks, were great socialist and taught the peoples how to be, competing with the irish, real radicals for all peoples' in struggle (that's right karl marx was a jews - he just took g-d out of laws and questioned the slavery aspects of the torah). Muslim's questioned slavery b.u.t. never took allah/g-d out of the mix for social justice = marxism/socialism without the eurocentricism.

And this country was always there to clean up the errors and tragedies other countries had maded - from hurricane carter, to stashing black panthers and vietnam vets and going to hear an imprisoned paul robeson sing at the boarder for them to burying the poor in anonymous graves in halifax when our people took boats out to rescue the survivors of the titanic -- even reclaim the drowned bodies back and give them resting place in the native's earth, the peoples of this country never surrendered to massive paranoia, disregard for human life and hate...

... and the chinese who were brought here as slaves to build our railroads - and, to the lord's grace, stayed to flouish.

... and, like most countries, we have the natives who, like palestinians, have been displaced; their land stolen and their people ethinically cleansed, in some instances, and with the few surviving, like radiated sephardi child for ringwarm, experimented on, molestated and made the victims of enviromental racism - b.u.t like the palestinians, their youth have reclaimed their culture are making a stand where losing ain't an option.

we have the ukranians who struggled with poverty and the enviroment to give this country a center and a heart... and lets not mention all the races and ethnicities who risk their lives to make sure we have oil from this land - not other peoples'.

the scottish who, being a bit annoying, still to this day are working their asses off for this country. ... and you gotta like the kilts and the sweaters.

the blacks who were our first constables and militia (is that something to be proud of? hmmmm) and who helped build british columbia after coming up from u.s. slavery and even ended up writing a few trippy books and some recite odd poetry... .and like the irish and the french don't like being kicked around and die like they live ..*with pride*, inshallah.

and the arab and muslim and iranian communities who we all got along with for decades - just FINE - until we were made to preoccupy our time with a miscalculation of, those, south of the boarder and, their rush for greed and a failed military arm in the middle east wrongly called a *state* called israel.

no big -- this country welcomed the palestinians and many peoples displaced by the u.s. imperialism and they contributed beautifully—until we were told (recently), by a lost the paranoid broken people, desperately after others people's lands and living the lie of historical revisionism of the middle east, africa (south) - and in a rush for oil - that we were *not* suppose to love our neighbour - because a few people got paid off to sale this country out and make sure we were divided and at each others throats while the imperialist remained united - and scared.

... so we were to join in on the ethnic cleansing and theft of land - sorta like what we're guilty of with the natives -- or all the members of this country who wished to remain true to its spirit and one time search for freedome justice equality were subjected to holocaus logic -- monitored, harassed, humiliated and sent off to internment camps.

i guess that's why this country has always been so noble when it came to the palestinians during u.n. meetings -- because it knew, at one time -- a good people and a just cause -- it was a way of saying that what happened to the natives was wrong. That it could not be, like israel and the u.s., hypocritical about freedome, justice equality and even that word that has two faces like nuclear proliferation - *democracy*.

b.u.t. here we are now, with israeli trained police in toronto as the city goes crazier than the gaza on a moving day and waiting to encrease military budgets so our gay friendly troops can go die for israel and slaughter some iraqis and now iranians - for the same illogical parasitic settler plantation = israel. And if we object to this curious misadventure - we get sent to the police department, harassed and our muslims neighbours get to be threatened and their faith disrepected and even sent to a special prison, just like in the u.s. and israel.

... whats' so odd is we take this insult and abuse as they laugh all the in our faces like a spoiled brat in the sand boxes pushing us around and running to the prinicipal when we fight back - b.u.t. their parents, in the u.s., who own the town mill like, richard cory, won't stop correct the problem of the lachkey kid, and give them a good scottish wack across the butt or knuckles, that they deserve and get them to respect others and get along with rest to the planet. Nah, they'll just fire you're parents or send the strike breaker thugs (now called *security experts*) to break your arm, your leg, you other leg your other arm and your head; call it *democracy* and make you say 'thank you'.

We must love our new friends or our leaders don't get kick backs - just like the neo-cons. So I ask you? was our identity to become oppressive like bad amerikkka or paranoid and sociopathic like that robber baron bastard estate of israel?

We lost our pride along with our minds I'll tell you that much.

Maybe, we should start building a wall around british columbia to keep toronto out as a final act of our fear and defeat. Then we could import othe people to do our fighting for us or like a coward in a street fight beg his lads and the cops to come help him when he's losing from the mess he started after the pub.

what is further curious we are doing this all for those who claim to have a passion for this so called *jewish state* (although christians and muslims have lived there for centuries - and christians believe christs tomb is there and muslim believe the prohet isa/jesus (pbuh) taught there and kicked butt against the imperialist of that time -- those who wanted to *build a wall* of opression between the people and their faith for the sake of monies - things shu have change, huh?) and have the right to return (aliya), therefore; must then commit to military service (fight PHYSICALLY-- FACE TO FACE) -- why don't these, I guess they are called *zionists* do so and face the palestinians they claim are animals, ungovernable, who they laugh at when the children are shot in the head and other lives are taken and whose religion, for those who are muslim, mock and wish for their death and imprisonment - up close, instead of harasseing citizens of this country, destroying our freedome and co-opting our police dept and government?

Colonist have always imported their soldiers/poor to die for them - soldiers have replaced slaves it's seems.

Why can't people who have the such wonderful right to return to such a promised plantation, go... and kill an arab (they treat like an inferior race - what was the lesson of the holocaust?) and raid iran and do what this country has always believed in - pull yourslef up by your boots -- d.i.y. and get 'er done - even if it meant manning ships, in the middle of the night to pull the bodies of the neglected poor, trapped in sealed lower decks to drown for the rich ... from the colonies ... because it's captain was too arogant to see that what, apeared easily moveable, had roots deep into this world, was tough and strong of nature's will and could turn over the biggest bullies with all the technology. It wasn't casting shadows. It was the real thing up close - a mighty creation where moving was not an option.

b.u.t. maybe if you had just listened and gone around it - it might, have, just like saying 'excuse me', 'may I please' and 'thank you', have been a bit more polite. B.u.t. your parents, despite being from the south, what own that mill, never bothered to teach you manners or, as sister mavis onces preached "... put your hand o'er your mouth when you cough that'll help the solution "

... and then maybe people might have respected you more oh gracious israel.

Ta

1427 Lawrence Y Braithwaite (aka Lord Patch)
New Palestine/Fernwood/The Hood
Victoria, BC



 link to radio.indymedia.org

and


"
Abramoff had nothing but contempt for his Native American clients. In e-mails exposed a few years ago, Abramoff called tribal members "trogdolytes" and "morons". "I have to meet with the monkeys from the Choctaw tribal counsel," he wrote to Scanlon." --

 http://www.victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/02/48667.php

and


..the fact that Jews have lived, in peace, among African people,
and Arabs, longer than they have lived among other people...The problem
of Israel stems from its European connection, Culture, and attitude. Her
problems were created in Europe by Europeans and should have been solved
in Europe by Europeans...The role of Israel deteriorated in Africa when
the African began to observe that they were not radically different from
other European people in their attitudes and their actions and their
relationship with South Africa, ...in choosing such allies the Israelis
are making one of the greatest mistakes in their history. They are
aligning themselves with the forces of white supremacy that is
diametrically opposed to the interest of most of mankind. -- John Henrik Clarke -- "Jews and the African World International Implications; Israel, Islam, Black Muslims, Africa and the Third World (1973) '


 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/48532.php


and


 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/08/42944.php

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/02/48747.php

and


see also:


or

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/07/42626.php

 http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/08/1346205

and

Darryl James -- " The Black Top Ten: Evidence of Racism"

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/42105.php
 http://www.blacknla.com/news/Articles/DJ10Racism.asp

"Land and Freedom "Like the European colonization of America, the colonization of Palestine began with the imperial mindset that particularly flourished in the 19th century. We give Israel billions of dollars annually in aid, weapons and political support to underwrite those 19th-century colonial practices for which, surely, most 21st century Americans and Europeans are ashamed, however much they may want to forget....We cannot return to colonial America to undo the degradation of our own native peoples. But we can act to make sure ethnic cleansing doesn't continue in Palestine, now, in our names and with our money." -- Justine McCabe -- "What Indians And Palestinians Share"

 link to www.zmag.org

and

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/41547.php

or

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/41547.php

Cowboys and Indians: Perspectives on

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/07/28219.php

see also:


...all have great responsibilities and that is the responsibility of taking care of patients, responsibility of nursing and responsibility of treatment...in the same manner as a father treats his child, a mother nurses her children. You should consider patients as your own relatives... And in hospital they should be cared and nursed in the same manner, as Islam likes them to be cared and nursed and attended with responsibility... those patients whose hearts are broken, are in need of nursing of spirit, need of spiritual tranquility... nursing like a mother, a sister and brother and father.


 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/07/42433.php

 link to www.zmag.org

and


Ontario chief coroner Dr. Barry McLellan says there will be an inquest into the fire-related deaths of two male inmates at the police holding facility in Kashechewan First on Sunday.


 link to www.cbc.ca

and

Only two months earlier, the province ordered a mass evacuation of the reserve, which is on the shore of James Bay, after long-standing contaminated water problems became a national scandal. Tragedy struck again on Sunday afternoon when a blaze started in the building that housed the jail and killed two young men who were locked in their cells. -- "Fire kills 2 jailed men on Kashechewan reserve"

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/47640.php

or

 link to www.cbc.ca

and

It'd been more than two weeks since the bacteria were found in the town's water supply, and two years since a standing "boil water" advisory was issued. The province commenced an evacuation by air two days later. Comparisons to other recent water-related disasters have been surprisingly absent. Canucks were happy to gloat over the American racial chasm clearly reflected in the New Orleans floodwaters; facing similar Canadian realities is proving a bit more awkward. -- "Bigger than Gomery: Neglect of reserves is the real scandal"

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/47598.php

and


..But the sad truth is that many northern reserves across the country have equally terrible living conditions, often the result of forced relocation, ecological damage, financing shortages and other causes beyond their control...Poisoned by diesel fuel spilled into the ground by Manitoba Hydro, and chronically underfunded by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, the reserve is a study in penury and neglect. -- "Packed in on a toxic Manitoba reserve"

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/12/47100.php

or


 link to www.theglobeandmail.com

and

Right now, human rights campaigners, anti-poverty activists, feminists and groups representing racial minorities and native women are savouring a rare triumph. The United Nations Human Rights Committee has just issued a stinging report, endorsing all of their complaints about the way Canada treats vulnerable minorities....Everything civil libertarians had been saying for years was echoed by the global panel. -- "Canada ignores U.N. criticism"

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/45794.php

and


Though Lt.-Gov. James Bartleman, a member of the Mnjikaning First Nation, said the Kashechewan water crisis is "an appalling, disgusting situation," he said larger issues remain to tackle to achieve social and economic equality. "Even more important than the water situation . . . is literacy and education," he said.-- "Natives' plight 'disgusting'"


 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/45723.php

or

 link to lfpress.ca

and


Philadelphia Journalist and activist _Walidah Imarisha_ ...reports on the conditions she witnessed inside New Orleans-area jails while doing relief work with the _Common Ground Collective_ ...."...Prisoners are still being shoved into already overcrowded prisons, and the conditions have rapidly deteriorated. Orleans Parish Prison, which was the county jail for New Orleans, flooded and prisoners were left trapped in their cells, abandoned by the guards who got out. If it wasn't for other prisoners crowbarring cell doors open, many more prisoners would have died in their cell...."

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/12/47363.php

and

 http://www.livejournal.com/users/badsis/

and


Add the trend towards private prison facility management and corporate use of prison labor, and you have an extremely unsettling social situation. Are we witnessing the creation of a slave labor force for the corporate New World Order?-- "Prison Factories: Slave Labor for the New World Order?"


 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/12/47031.php


and


Islamic Community Net -- Inmates in Templeman III, one of several buildings in the Orleans Parish Prison compound, reported that as of Monday, August 29, there were no correctional officers in the building, which held more than 600 inmates. These inmates, including some who were locked in ground-floor cells, were not evacuated until Thursday, September 1, four days after flood waters in the jail had reached chest-level. -- "NEW ORLEANS PRISONERS ABANDONED IN FLOODWATERS"


 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/09/43836.php


and

 http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2005/09/5570.php

 link to www.canada.com...

"On July 11th 1990 the Quebec Police were sent in to take down the Mohawk barricade by opening fire on the people. It was an unsuccessful attack. One policeman was killed, apparently by "friendly fire". The siege lasted 78 days. In the final tally hundreds of paramilitary Quebec provincial police, 4,000 heavily armed military troops and the RCMP had been deployed against the Mohawks at Kanehsata:ke and their two sister communities of Kahnawake and Akwesasne. The cost was over $500 million. It was the biggest crisis in Canadian history." -- "Corporate "Gangsta Rap#34; at Indian Affairs"

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/47529.php
and

"...You know it's interesting because today people talk about Palestine and the war tactic they use of suicide bombings. It's the ultimate level of showing your discontent. The disbelief of the conditions that you are living in leads you to destroy yourself, let alone your own community. So what I seen taking place back then and what I see taking place today in Palestine, to me it's the same thing. When people have no other way to show their discontent then they use whatever is most effective...." -- Twilight Bey -- "Breakdown FM: Twilight Bey Speaks About the LA Gang Truce and LA Riots 10 years later pt1"

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2005/12/46594.php

or

 http://media.odeo.com/6/5/6/Twilightbey-LaRiotspt1.mp3

and


"These poor Indians are incapable of producing cinema films to show the reality of what happened. But the Americans can produce many films to present the American soldiers as poor people who are defending civilization, and they place red feathers on the heads of the Red Indians picturing them as ignorant and immoral barbarians, and that they are attacking the peaceful Americans who in fact came and raped their lands and built forts on them." -- Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah


 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/04/25243.php

or

 http://www.islamicdigest.net/id5/article.php?sid=389

and


"The racial discrimination towards the blacks is still persisting in every aspect. Moreover, there is a racial discrimination towards the Red Indians who are the original inhabitants of the country. ...I tell you frankly that if it wasn't for the determined willingness, ... and fight of the Palestinian people, the Americans and their civilization would have decided to solve that problem of...Palestinians just like they did with the Indians. This is the picture that lies in the mind of the American." --Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

 http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/04/25242.php

or

 http://www.islamicdigest.net/id5/article.php?sid=389

and


 http://www.sidebrow.net/2006/lbraithwaite-01.html

or

 http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/7255.php

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