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#BlockTheFactory: One Year After Gaza War, Protesters Shut Down Drone Plants


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#BlockTheFactory: One Year After Gaza War, Protesters Shut Down Drone Plants

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Marking the one-year anniversary of the 2014 attack on Gaza, protesters in the United Kingdom and Australia on Monday shut down four drone factories owned by the biggest arms company in Israel, Elbit Systems.

The factories produce military drones that were used in Israel's 51-day offensive last summer, which saw the deaths of more than 2,200 people—including 1,400 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children.


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Many thanks to all of those who made this possible!!


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U of Hasbara.


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As always, i pop in to bemoan the focus of commenters here, who flock to articles about political horse races in the USA, and do not invest one 20th of the energy and intellect on articles about strategic and tactical efforts outside of electoral politics.

These actions targeting factories of death are far more important than arguing about how to vote "correctly."

Popular direct action is way more significant in influencing the direction and potential for exponential growth of popular movements, than political party campaigns. But it is treated with yawns, while another article about the Sanders campaign draws thousands of views and dozens of comments.

When Sanders says "It's not about my campaign" we should say "Thanks, you're right!" and go get involved with grassroots organizing in our communities to confront the true actors and power brokers who own the political parties and media in the USA.

And we should take a few minutes out of our day and vote for Sanders, or Stein, or anyone running on a Socialist platform. If so inclined we can contribute to the candidate or party of our affection. But the horse race deserves very little of our attention or energy! People organizing to shut down tar sands pipelines, and death factories, and promote real living economies, deserve far more of our attention, energy, and money.

Soapbox moment over.


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This won't happen, due to a rice bowl problem. There aren't a lot of jobs available in USA.

Also, most USAns love war and death. They keep voting for it. Over 98% of those who voted for President in the last two (or perhaps more) elections voted for strongly pro-war candidates.


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Terrorists from ISIL do not kill nearly as many people as their former allies and recruiters, the US military.