When showing up really matters

Gaza

In the U.S., the act of demonstrating is generally a show of weakness – a few placards on a street corner, honking horns and finger salutes. It produces no tangible results except to demonstrate that the population is largely under control and that access to government for redress of grievances is a joke.

In Gaza, it’s a matter of life and death. People who show up for mass protest against Israeli apartheid risk their lives and livelihoods. There, like here, there is no access to government for redress of grievance. Here, where a photo or two might wind up in FBI files, these matters are otherwise ignored. There, Israeli intelligence infiltrates, takes names, and figures out who the leaders are for eventual removal.

What the people in this photo are doing takes courage. Real courage.

About Mark Tokarski

Just a man who likes to read, argue, and occasionally be surprised.
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18 Responses to When showing up really matters

  1. steve kelly says:

    Hard to know who’s who in an outdoor prison. If Hamas was created by Israel, there must be factions within the “brotherhood” not satisfied with the status quo — those must go. http://henrymakow.com/israelcreatedhamastoavoid.html

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  2. Big Swede says:

    On a related note I picked up 4 sodastreams for Christmas gifts this year.

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