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Days After More Israeli War Crimes, 209 House Democrats Join GOP to Pass 'McCarthyite' Resolution Condemning Pro-Palestinian Boycotts

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/24/days-after-more-israeli-war-crimes-209-house-democrats-join-gop-pass-mccarthyite

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Pressley voted for it.

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https://bdsmovement.net/get-involved/join-a-bds-campaign?country=United+States

It worked to bring down Apartheid SA and it will work now. BDS!!

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She clearly has forgotten that this movement brought down the racist government of South Africa. She needs a few calls…

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Once again, history repeats itself. The Israeli government is following the lead of the US colonial settler movement by eliminating those who already lived there. Of course, this is a much stickier wicket since that piece of land has been over-run time and again by invading peoples who then had to subdue the inhabitants. If England had done right by the emigrating European Jews in Palestine back in 1947, this situation would not have festered for these seventy years. And hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of lives would not have been lost. As for the gag order…I refuse not to speak out on behalf of those who are oppressed!

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With duel citizen Zionist in top positions of US congress, easy vote for injustice.

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In case you were still kidding yourselves that the Democratic House leadership is quietly progressive, they all voted for this outrage.

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TRUTH TO POWER is a great way to start my day!

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She also voted for Pelosi as house speaker. Not impressed by this former Boston city councilor who seeks fame but lacks understanding of the issues.

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To hell with both the liberal and conservative corporate political Parties that use big bucks to control the government of America!

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If you ever wondered if either of the two corporate political parties were actually representing you, well, now you know.

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End the evil duopoly. http://chng.it/qGfJRXVpRs

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Praise to the 16 who voted against this travesty of a bill.

Blind support for the Israeli state while it oppresses Palestinians is unfortunately alive and well in the US Congress through AIPAC’s bipartisan brainwashing.

Because this singles out one particular organization, I wonder how it can even be Constitutional. It infringes on people’s (and businesses’ by extension, given that corporations are people, right?) free speech rights.

BDS all the way.

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Israel is part of the US global imperium. They now have a 1000 troops in Honduras at the US govt’s request. Why? The Israelis have a lot of experience supressing the indigenous population. The Hondurans are resisting the empire’s rule after the Hillary Clinton-engineered coup against Honduras in 2014. Also worth noting , that approx. 8 of 10 migrants fleeing to the US are Hondurans fleeing death squads serving the US’s interests.

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Joe Biden: I am a Zionist.

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Just a slight correction to your post–the coup that ousted Manuel Zelaya occurred in 2009, not 2014–the Honduran people have suffered the consequences for 10 years now.

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Something important was left out of this article, the disgraceful votes for the resolution by various heroes of the “progressives”: Ayanna Pressley, champion of The Squad, abandoned her sisters on this one. Al Green of Texas, the hero of impeachment who is fond of gasbagging about the Boycott South Africa movement. Ro Khanna, who says “The United States can and should be a driving force around the world for freedom, human rights, and peace.” Jamie Raskin, hero of holding Barr accountable but not the Israelis. Bill Pascrell, newest member of The Squad. Tulsi Gabbard, hero of some antiwar progressives. Ted Lieu, fond of gasbagging about freedom on cable TV. Justin Amash, a Palestinian-American, and Karen Bass, showed the dubious courage of their conviction by voting “present.” Shame on them all. Here’s the roll call:

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll497.xml

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Every “yea” vote needs to be formally removed from office, immediately, for failing to uphold the constitutional rights of the citizens they represent. Their oath of office requires this, and 398 members of the House have failed.

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I’m guessing she already got a few calls–she represents Boston. Might be part of the reason she voted for it.

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Yesterday, the Democrat controlled U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of 498 to 17, went on the record as actively supporting the ongoing policy of genocide by Israel against all Palestinians. No longer content to simply turn a blind eye, or pretend not to notice, they felt compelled to make a bold statement that they not only fully support genocide, but will not tolerate any form of protest against such genocide. They have stated, on the record, that they are willing to prosecute their own citizens of conscience rather than allow them to exercise their constitutional rights. 97% of the House agreed to this!! WTF? It is getting difficult to make the argument that this country deserves to be preserved in ANY form.

Can there be any doubt but that along with Trump, the war machine, the health-care protection racket, and Wall Street, the right-wing fascist Democratic Party must be swept away with the right-wing fascist Republican party?

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