A beautiful gesture from Lebanon - names of Palestinians killed by Israel in the last two weeks were hung on huge banners in Raouché, Beirut during a demonstration against the latest Zionist assault on Gaza, July 22, 2014. Protesters also threw flowers into the sea. Over 600 people have been killed (as of the morning of July 23, 2014), at least 25% of whom were children.
(Photos: Jamal Saidi / Reuters)
Workers in Second Largest City in the Country Set to Push $15 Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative – Convene Los Angeles Workers Assembly, July 19, 2014.
The LA Workers Assembly drew over 100 excited people, mostly low wage workers and their supporters, who were eager to sign up and become a part of a campaign to put an initiative on the ballot for a $15 minimum wage that would take effect immediately.
Via Sharon Black
People care about Palestine when it isn’t being bombed, right? People around these parts do care about the humanitarian needs that Palestinians demand, right?
There are more of is than anyone would ever be led to believe. Free Palestine!
This is a protest against the conscription of yeshiva students, in solidarity with a mass protest in Jerusalem. THEY ARE PROTESTING AGAINST THE ISRAELI DRAFT AND MANDATORY MILITARY SERVICE, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PALESTINE.
That is absolutely true. However. Who is it that the Israeli army fights…?
But it’s really important to recognize that this protest is NOT for the human rights of Palestinians. They are not protesting to end the apartheid or to stop fighting all together, they are protesting against the DRAFT affecting them. People who are against a draft existing are NOT ALWAYS people who are pro-peace. They are just AGAINST A DRAFT.
PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO SELL THIS AS A PEACE MOVEMENT FOR PALESTINIANS. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PALESTINE AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH YESHIVA STUDENTS BEING EXEMPT FROM MILITARY SERVICE AS LONG AS THEY ARE STUDYING. BECAUSE THE LAW IS CHANGING. AND THAT IS WHY THEY’RE PROTESTING.
That’s completely true, we shouldn’t be misinterpreting information and praising shit that isn’t there to be praised. Do you have info on how the laws are changing? I thought the draft was pretty much across the board for Israeli citizens.
I specifically linked to an article about it.
You can also google “Yeshiva student protests Jerusalem” and find a whole bunch of articles. There is even a wiki page.