- Can anyone see why the CiF censors deleted this post in reply to Freedland
Why wait for politicians to oust foreign tyrants? Every one of us can do our
Governments bomb despots, or do nothing. It is time to explore the
alternatives. And that's where you come in ...
31 August 2011 3:49PM
What a shameless piece. Freedland advocates "Boycott, Isolate,
Sabotage."; either wilfully or innocently fails to notice the resonance
with ""Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" the BDS policy that he
consistently opposes in relation to another regime he whose actions he
affects to oppose, Israel.
BDS is the most widespread global civil society programme of action
against an oppressive government, one that is growing constantly in
involvement and effectiveness. It is one that is in support of a largely
non-violent civil society mass action which is met if not with murder on
the Syrian or Libyan scale a concerted violent response from a heavily
armed police and army.Non-violent protesters are met with a response
involving injury, death and detention without trial.
The government forces are assisted, just as elsewhere, by murderous
militias - in this case settlers with a consistent record of assault and
murder: 2 more Palestinians murdered by settlers in Hebron in the past
I look forward to Freedland recognising the logic of his own argument
and joining the BDS campaign in the near future.
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