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  • Mike Cushman
    Can anyone see why the CiF censors deleted this post in reply to Freedland yesterday Why wait for politicians to oust foreign tyrants? Every one of us can do
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 1, 2011
      Can anyone see why the CiF censors deleted this post in reply to Freedland
      yesterday

      Why wait for politicians to oust foreign tyrants? Every one of us can do our
      bit
      Governments bomb despots, or do nothing. It is time to explore the
      alternatives. And that's where you come in ...

      Jonathan Freedland

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/30/politicians-oust-foreign
      -tyrants-alternatives



      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
      month.

      I look forward to Freedland recognising the logic of his own argument
      and joining the BDS campaign in the near future.

      Mike


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