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Sat, Aug 31, 2013

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To read Professor Qumsiyeh’s entire blog post, use the link to his blog HumanRights newsletter at the bottom of this post:

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He serves as chairman of the board of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Sahour He is author of “Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle” and “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment”       

From: Mazin Qumsiyeh <mazin@qumsiyeh.org>

Obama and global intifada
By Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh
http://popular-resistance.blogspot.com/2013/08/obama-and-global-intifada.html

excerpt

Before we talk about democracy in Syria, we must respect the fact that
the vast majority of people on earth insist that Western governments
respect their own citizens’ will instead of trying to smother them or
shape them with propaganda or bypass them to serve the Israel lobby.
Before we talk about democracy in Syria, we must end apartheid in
Israel, and end the repressive regimes supported by the US especially
those in the oil producing Arab countries.  Perhaps this is the reason
gulf states are pouring billions to fund murderers in the so called
“Syrian rebels” (most of them turn out to be mercenaries).  It is the
same reason that Netanyahu and Obama are both very nervous.  When the
US/Israel program of liquidating the Palestinian cause and destroying
Syria fails (and it will), all bets are off.  People stand up to
tyranny and stand up for human rights and that is why governments (US,
Israeli, Saudi Arabia, Turkey etc) are starting to panic.  They do
have good reason to worry because people power is coming and each of
us must be part of it.  We ask you to join the global intifada which
will liberate oppressors and oppressed alike and create a better world
for all.
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