Archive for 'Genocide'
Let’s unite and fight to stop the brutal war against Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders now. Let’s start by stopping the genocidal closure of 150 Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. Let’s resist.
Meriki Onus, protest organiser from the youth group Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, spoke to Solidarity about the need to resist these community closures and the broader agenda of assimilation.
Stop the forced closure of Aboriginal homeland communities in Western Australia. March in solidarity with WA communities. Assemble at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy at 11.30 am Thursday 19 March at Old Parliament House in Canberra to MARCH to Parliament House at 12 noon.
Eating raw, unpeeled onions is a lifestyle choice. Driving indigenous people off their land is genocide.
Yochanan Gordon was just being honest in his op-ed in the online Times of Israel asking if the genocide of the Palestinians would be acceptable to secure stability and security for Israel. This is the meaning of the apartheid Israeli state – stability and security for such a state requires genocide.
I wrote this in 2010 in response to Jeremy Jones’ attack on me for writing the article ‘The Warsaw Ghetto uprising – it is right to resist’ (an article I republished the other day in light of the invasion of Gaza as A lesson from the Warsaw Ghetto – it is right to resist). This slightly edited repost is still relevant today as the Zionists shout anti-Semite at anyone who opposes the Israeli genocide of Palestinians.
The slow genocide in Palestine, like that in Australia and the US, aims to push back the original inhabitants and steal their land over a long period of time.
The genocidal success to date of Zionism is remarkable, and the invasion of the concentration camp that is Gaza these last few days is but the latest step in the 66 year program of genocide against the Palestinians.
To save lives at home we need to unite not with the Australian government in grief but against it in anger.
On the basis of the officially-accepted definition of genocide there is no doubt that the horrors inflicted on the Palestinian people qualify as genocide. So there is no reason why socialists should hold back from using the term genocide to describe what is happening to the Palestinians.
Urgent rally for Palestine Canberra 2 pm Sunday 13 July Parliament House. For more details click on this facebook event link.