Mark your calendars for talks by Noura Erakat, Palestinian-American academic and activist, in late November: Friday, Nov 28, 6pm at Calvary by the Sea; Sunday, Nov 30, 1pm at St. Andrews Cathedral; Monday, December 1st, 5-8pm. The film, The Lab, will also be screened today, (Thursday) at 4:30pm. For information on all events see facebook at: Hawai`i Coalition For Justice in Palestine
Bastion of Enlightenment…
or Enforcer for Imperialism:
The Case of ISRAEL
The state of Israel is projected to the world as an outpost of democracy and tolerance in a sea of hostile, intolerant Islam bent on its destruction. To be considered a credible mainstream voice in U.S. politics, academia, or the media, one must present Israel as a front line of defense against Jihad, and a critical fortress defending "our way of life."
When Israel carries out acts that are simply indefensible under international law, such actions are defended by the U.S., rarely noted in the media, and allowable criticism in the U.S. is constrained to mildly taking issue with Israel's "disproportionate response" to what is always branded "terrorism."
"The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander
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If you haven't yet read this book, it's a must-read. If you've read it and liked it, buy a copy for a friend. If you don't yet know the book, read (or listen to) Michael Slate's interview with Michelle Alexander on KPFK: Michelle Alexander