A short post to share a couple of items that made me mad, sad, and motivated to act this week.
Above, we see the Israeli delegation to the United Nations pinning on yellow stars meant to evoke those forced on Jews in Germany and Ukraine by Nazis during the Holocaust. They explained that they would be wearing the stars until such time as the UN condemns Hamas. Israel went on after this bit of victim theatrics (which many actual Holocaust survivors have said they were appalled by) to kill 9,000 people in a few days — a large portion of them children — by incessant bombing of the concentration camp that is Gaza.
Here we see White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre attempting to draw a parallel between pro-Palestine protesters on college campuses today and the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017 where marchers literally chanted “Jews will not replace us” on the campus of the University of Virginia. The question that prompted this unforced error occurs at 38:05 in the video.
You can read her statement as text here on the WH press site.
She was not convincing, possibly because she is so full of shit that she felt the need to use the word “very” 58 times in her briefing.
Help activists demand that Rep. Jared Golden sign on to a congressional letter calling for an end to the ongoing genocide in Gaza. Message me for details on how to connect with this action on Wednesday November 9 in Bangor. Or just ring congressional phones off the hook: (202) 225-3121.
Join us in Portland on Monday November 6 to protest plans to build a rocket launch site near Acadia National Park. We’ll be in front of the Holiday Inn on Spring Street from 11:30am-12:30pm as the Maine Space Conference breaks for lunch. If this seems a bit off topic, consider that the Pentagon and SpaceX launch multiple times each week in order to fill low space orbit with small communications satellites that are of critical importance to conducting wars in the 21st century. And that is exactly what you can expect from any launch site built in Maine.