La Paz (AFP) - Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.
President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba.
It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” he said.
The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972.
Morales said the Gaza offensive shows “that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”
More than two weeks of fighting in Gaza have left 1,300 dead and 6,000 wounded amid an intense Israeli air and ground campaign in response to missile attacks by the Islamist militant group Hamas.
In the latest development, 20 people were killed after two Israeli shells slammed into a United Nations school, drawing international protests.
Bolivia broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009 over a previous military operation in Gaza.
In mid-July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”
Photos: Bolivian ambassador to the UN Sacha Llorenti wears keffiyeh in solidarity with Palestinians, July 2014.
Bolivia is cooler than you
No sooner than the White House condemned the shelling of a United Nations-operated school in Gaza on Wednesday did news break that the Pentagon will supply the Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city.
That afternoon, CNN reported that the United States military will be honoring a request from Israel for assistance in the midst of their weeks-long campaign against militants from Hamas residing in Gaza City.
and republicans complain about tax dollars being spent on things like the pill while remaining mute over this shit
pro-life my arse
and the democrats whole heartedly support Israel’s campaign of imperialism. It’s almost like they do the same thing for different reasons…anti-war my arse
David Harvey, Seventeen contradictions and the End of Capitalism: Uneven Geographical Developments and the Production of Space. p154
On June 30 Ayelet Shaked, chairwoman of the Knesset faction of the ultra-right wing ha-Bayit ha-Yehudi (Jewish Home) Party, a key member of the coalition government led by Prime Minister Netanyahu, posted on her Facebook page a previously unpublished article written by the late Uri Elitzur. Elitzur, a pro-settler journalist and former chief-of-staff to Netanyahu, wrote
Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism… They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now, this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They must follow their sons. Nothing would be more just. They should go, as well as the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.
Shaked’s post appeared the day the bodies of three abducted settler teens—Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach—were discovered. It has since received more than 5,200 “likes.”
For over two weeks, Netanyahu and the media whipped the country into a hysterical state, accusing Hamas of responsibility for abducting the teens without providing evidence to support the claim and promoting hopes that they would be found alive, although the government knew that the boys were likely murdered within minutes of their abduction. Their deaths provided a pretext for more violent expressions of Israeli anti-Arab racism than ever before.
— Lenin, What is to be Done? (via princelytreasures)
U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.
Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.
no money for water in detroit
no money for public schools
no money for student loan debt relief
no money for healthcare
no money for crumbling infrastructure
no money for economic investment in inner cities and indian country
no moneyThe US always has money for war and genocide. Those are our only exports.
July 30 - People in the northern Italian region of Veneto are planning to arrange a tribunal of U.S. President Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Ukrainian President Poroshenko . All of them will be charged with war crimes against civilians in the Donbass.
The movement for independence of the northern Veneto region of Italy and the revival of the Venetian Republic urged the public to assemble a new “Russell Tribunal” to punish the perpetrators of crimes against the civilian population of the eastern regions of Ukraine.
The main initiator is the head of the “people’s government” of the unrecognized Republic of Venice, Albert Gardin. The activist has gone on hunger strike to draw global attention to the criminal policy of the U.S. and the EU against the residents of Donbass.
"A new Russell Tribunal must be convened to stop the destruction and death in the Donbass. We must save Europe from dictatorship and power of the bureaucracy, Gardin told ITAR-TASS.
"Russell Tribunal" has no legal force, but once had a huge impact on public opinion. The tribunal was originally convened by British activist and philosopher Bertrand Russell and French philosopher and writer, Nobel Prize winner for literature, Jean-Paul Sartre. The Tribunal was investigating crimes during the war in Vietnam. Another "Russell Tribunal" was held in Rome in 1976 to investigate war crimes in Chile. The last meetings of the Tribunal were held in London, Cape Town, New York and Barcelona in 2012, about the war in Palestine.
'Africa - Victory Is Certain! Uphold the Right of Self-Determination for the Black Nation', Marxist-Leninist Organizing Committee, San Francisco, [late 1970’s].
bf: come over
me: dont u have a period?
bf: we’re gay
me: oh yeah
remember the time shrek 2 ended with the best animated music number ever for no apparent reason