A propagandist-in-chief's war on intellectual imperialism and pursuit of a resistance episteme

Posts Tagged: intifada

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Nobody has any delusions about Abbas’ Zionist- collaborator status, but we have a reached a point in the struggle with imperialism/Zionism whereby traitors like him don’t even try to sugar-coat a policy of surrender with euphemisms like “hudna” any more, but boldly declare “Armed resistance is banned,” and that Hamas has signed on to this policy in Gaza too. Nobody can deny that peaceful intifada/ popular resistance is an invaluable tool for the oppressed, but when it becomes a substitute for rather than a complement to armed resistance, the notion of popular resistance becomes tantamount to disempowering the people. Excerpts from the Jerusalem Post story here:
"Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said over the weekend that he was in favor of a peaceful and popular resistance and that he and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal have reached agreement on the need for a peaceful intifada.
“Armed resistance is banned,” he stressed. “This is a law and it is forbidden. It is also forbidden in the Gaza Strip.” The PA president said that the PA security forces in the West Bank have been arresting Palestinians who smuggle weapons from Israel. “They smuggle weapons from Israel, including M-16 rifles and explosives,” he claimed. “These weapons could destroy my country. What am I going to do with all these Israeli weapons?”

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Funny how the Arab public was never referred to as such in western discourse but as the “Arab street”, with all the negative connotations of irrationality and violence such a term carries. Funnier still that the term “Syrian street” is not used to refer to the supporters of the sectarian warlords, executioners and terrorists, who constitute far less than a majority of the population, but the much more civilized and rational concept of “the Syrian people” and the Western, human rights-friendly notion of “Syrian activists”. So this is the criterion: when an Arab public peacefully protest against the US or its stooges, or launch an intifada against the Zionist regime, they are a street. When they kill fellow Arabs, and in so doing serve Israeli and US interests, they are a people. Got it?

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alyibnawi:

Israel Army Vs Palestinian Boy 

alyibnawi:

Israel Army Vs Palestinian Boy 

(via cultureofresistance)

Source: alyibnawi

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