Today in Palestine! ~ Sunday, 10 May 2015

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Originally posted on Uprootedpalestinians's Blog:

Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Judaization / Restrictions on movement

Govt. to legalise settlement outposts

Northern West Bank settlement outpost of Esh Kodesh/Photo: Peace Now Price Tag, Oren Rozen

AIC 10 May by Connie Hackbarth — Israel’s new government is planning to “legalise” West Bank settlement construction conducted in contravention of Israeli law, according to the coalition agreement between Linkud and the Jewish Home. This stands in stark contrast to the demolition policy implemented by Israel against Palestinian-owned homes built without permits — The English-language daily Jerusalem Post reports, based on unofficial copies of the Likud-Jewish Home coalition agreement, that within one month a professional team will be created to formulate a plan for the authorisation of settlement construction in the West Bank – both settlement outposts and building within recognised settlements – that were built “without the involvement of the authorities”, i.e. without the requisite permits. Settlement outposts appeared following the 1993 Oslo Accord, in which the Israeli…

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The Thought Police: Alive and Well and Ruling in Canada

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Originally posted on Left Over:

Ottawa considering hate charges against those who boycott Israel

Blaney’s office cites ‘comprehensive’ hate laws for new zero tolerance plans

By Neil Macdonald, CBC NewsPosted: May 11, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 11, 2015 5:00 AM ET

”ll bet Junior Trudeau is so happy he signed off on C-51…right now, my instinct is to declare that I have in fact been boycotting any Israeli products for years, as have many others. If the Cons want to come after me in any way, shape or form I’m happy to oblige them. I’mm betting that lawyers will be lining up to take this all the way to the Supreme Court. This assault on our rights as Canadians in a supposedly free and democratic society adds fuel to the progressive fire…Harper and his Cons have to go!

  You have to wonder if this isn’t the beginning of the end…when the…

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People Who Can’t Accept That the USSR Was Not Communism or Equality Are Not Fit to Teach.

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It’s horrendous that Western educators have been propagating such a blatant and horrendous lie that the USSR was actually redistributing wealth equally amongst all of its citizens. It’s horrendous that millions upon millions of students are being fed this lie throughout junior high, high school and post-secondary.

It’s horrendous that every Western (and Soviet) media outlet fed this lie to the public.

It’s horrendous that all of these “fact and evidence”-based atheists suddenly turn tail and run when it’s time to advocate for evidence that actually opposes elitism.

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Incredible Sacrifice – Shi Dakai (石達開)

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Shi Dakai (石達開) was one of the major leaders of the Taiping Rebellion, a failed peasant uprising against the corrupt Qing dynasty.  After accepting defeat at the hands of the Qing army, Shi Dakai sacrificed himself in exchange for the lives of his troops:

Shi Dakai Monument

A monument of Shi Dakai in Chengdu

 

On 13 June, Shi Dakai negotiated with the Qing to spare his men’s lives if he turned himself in. He entered Qing camps with three followers, dressed in formal Taiping uniform, and spoke to the Qing fearlessly. He was questioned and imprisoned, and on the 25th he was executed by slow slicing in the Anshun Court.

via Shi Dakai – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.