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Times of Rebellion In Dream World America

by Oui Sat May 4th, 2024 at 09:24:22 AM EST

Civil Rights Movement supported by America's Jewish community


Martin Luther King and the Israel Fraud | Jan 2018 |

Leaders in a Vietnam war protest stand in silent prayer in Arlington National Cemetery, Feb. 6, 1968. Front row, from left: Rev. Andrew Young, executive vice president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Bishop James P. Shannon, Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul; Rabbi Abraham Heschel, professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges) Credit: (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)

On Martin Luther King day, and so many other days as well, the Israel Lobby trots out the few flattering quotations MLK delivered on Israel.  The effect is a desperate attempt to make it appear that King was an ardent admirer of the State of Israel and would be today.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.

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1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa

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'They've sparked resistance around the world' -- a Columbia '68er salutes the '24 uprising | Mondoweiss |

Mondoweiss called Bob Feldman to discuss the parallels between this year's demonstrations at Columbia University and those in 1968 -- when he was arrested and suspended from the school. Feldman had exposed Columbia's institutional involvement in the Defense industry at the height of the Vietnam War, and he continues that work on Substack today. Feldman is a singer-songwriter.

Philip Weiss: Why were you protesting?

Bob Feldman: We were protesting against the complicity of Columbia University in the war by sponsoring weapons research for the Pentagon, which was used in Vietnam, which was considered a genocidal war. As Gaza is considered a genocidal war.  

You must remember that our demonstrations took place three weeks after Martin Luther King was assassinated. While our demands were about ending complicity in the Vietnam war, and stopping Columbia from building a gymnasium in Harlem, the King assassination on April 4 was the subjective mood for the students. That led to rebellions all over the United States. And many students were politicized.

When were students arrested?

The first police invasion was April 30, 1968, when 710 Columbia and Barnard students were arrested. I was suspended from Columbia after the second police invasion of the campus on May 22, 1968. There were 130 of us arrested in Hamilton Hall, and 70 suspended.

"Johnson Murderer" Chant banned in The Netherlands ...

Princes and prophets: democracy and the defamation of power | Leiden University |

This thesis concerns (the legitimacy of) three restrictions on freedom of expression that protect powerful entities, symbols, or institutions:

  • lèse-majesté the defamation of a national head of state;

  • the defamation of foreign heads of state; and

  • blasphemy, disparaging expression directed at religion or religious symbols.

Many countries have laws against these types of defamation. For example, a 2019 report identified over a dozen countries with a lèse-majesté ban. A 2017 study by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe  {OSCE} mentioned eighteen European countries that have laws against the defamation of foreign heads of state on their books, while these laws are also found in numerous countries outside Europe. Moreover, a 2020 report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom listed 84 countries that maintain some sort of blasphemy ban.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 7th, 2024 at 08:20:37 PM EST


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