Chris Hedges: Israel Can No Longer Hide The Brutality Of Their Apartheid System + Phyllis Bennis: Senators Sneak Amendment to Make Israel Boycott Illegal

Confront Zionism, Boycott Israel

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 19, 2018

Award-winning author and host of “On Contact” Chris Hedges joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the anti-BDS legislation sweeping the US, an effort to protect Israel’s public image by muzzling the Boycott, Divestment & Sanction (BDS) movement, which seeks to put economic pressure on Israel and bring attention to the plight of the Palestinians. Hedges says “Israel can no longer control its narrative or hide the brutality of their apartheid system.”

Senators Sneak Amendment to Make Israel Boycott Illegal

TheRealNews on Dec 19, 2018

While Senators Cardin and Portman are trying to sneak a last-minute amendment into the budget bill to make BDS illegal – violating free speech – 26 states are also moving to make boycotts of Israel illegal. We speak to IPS’s Phyllis Bennis about the anti-BDS efforts in the US.

Transcript

School Speech Pathologist in Texas Terminated For Refusing to Sign Israel Oath

The Intercept on Dec 17, 2018

A children’s speech pathologist who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told she can no longer work with the public school district after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf will be filed this morning in a federal court in the Western District of Texas alleging a violation of her First Amendment rights of free speech and free expression.

Read the full story: A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job by Glenn Greenwald

From the archives:

The Lobby-USA, Parts 1-4

Abby Martin: Israel Would Not Survive Without the United States + Ilan Pappe: We Need Sustained International Pressure on Israel

Abby Martin and Miko Peled: Free The Holy Land 5

The Occupation of the American Mind (must-see)

Chris Hedges: Bring Down the Israeli Apartheid State

Demystifying US and Israeli Power by Susan Cain and Mark Mason (must-read)

Boycott Israel, Go to Jail?

Chris Hedges: Palestine Is A “Slow-Motion Genocide”

10 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Israel Can No Longer Hide The Brutality Of Their Apartheid System + Phyllis Bennis: Senators Sneak Amendment to Make Israel Boycott Illegal

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  5. Utterly shocking ~ but not surprising. ‘One belt, one road’ and now…..one ‘perfect’ law ~ do what you’re told, or else!

    Or else what?

    • This is absolutely incredible. People are losing their jobs over this. It’s so against the First Amendment I can’t see it actually becoming law at the Federal level and don’t know how it has become law at the state level in so many states already.

      • It shows just how desperate the Israeli govt. is to resist BDS, that means, (as the video suggests) it must be really effective and threatening to them. It also reveals the abject conformity of the conditioned US response, really deeply concerning ~ that such blatant manipulation can render their Constitution ostensibly impotent….bamboozling State administrations into abject deference to right-wing Israeli propaganda, that undermines established and accepted constitutional norms & allowing them to be bypassed and trivialized. Just extraordinary.

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