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May 11 BookEmDano commented on Guest Editorial: Mayor Ed Murray Should Boycott, Not "Pinkwash," Israel.
@23, Jewish Voices for Peace is set up by Jews. You can be both Jewish and want Israel held accountable for human rights abuses. Also, by having a population that is under military control without any input into Israeli government and cannot move throughout Israel without a passport IS apartheid.

As a Jew, Israel is currently not a country that speaks for me.
May 11 BookEmDano commented on Guest Editorial: Mayor Ed Murray Should Boycott, Not "Pinkwash," Israel.
Speaking as a Jew who's been around quite a few zionist organizations, Israeli politics and rhetoric has taken a terrifying turn. For starters, the ascension of the Jewish Home party, particularly the installation of Ayelet Shaked as Justice Minister, signals an openness to genocide which hasn't happened before. (http://jonathanturley.org/2014/07/17/the…)

You can also check out concerns coming from Israeli groups documenting human rights abuses.

B'Tselem is a good resource to get started with:
http://www.btselem.org/

Breaking the Silence has testimony of human rights abuses by the IDF spoken about by IDF soldiers:
http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/

It's not anti-semitic or gay-hating to hold Israel accountable for the current state of affairs. A non-violent solution is needed and that solution is BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction). I want Israel to exist in peace and security, but that can't happen without international pressure.

I tweeted Ed Murray and messaged his office to drop out of the event and, if you agree, you should too.

https://twitter.com/mayoredmurray

http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/get-involve…
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Apr 23 BookEmDano commented on Occupy Activist Running for Southeast Seattle Council Seat Against Bruce Harrell.
I know Joshua Farris. He's intelligent. He knows policy and he's willing to take the risks to help those in our community in need. He can bring a fresh perspective on housing policy and helping the poor. It's going to take boldness to deal

@2, First off, stigmatizing someone with PTSD who fought illegal wars *for us* is shameful. Veterans fight for you. They come home. Then they're stigmatized for baring the scars of wars we sent them to.

Second off, there's a massive difference between petty criminality and non-violent civil disobedience. I can't speak to the DUI (not that any politician has ever gotten a DUI, like, you know, former presidents), but those other charges you mention relate to non-violent civil disobedient actions which he did to help people out in our community that were being kicked out of their homes.

Drastic action is needed to not drive the poor out of the city which includes NVCD when politicians, like Bruce Harrell, fail to deliver.
Feb 25 BookEmDano commented on Video: Seattle Police Officer Called Young Muslim Man Offering Hugs "Racist".
@9, racism is the systematic, institutional oppression of people for their race. That plainly doesn't happen to white people. There may be a tiny number of black folks who are biased against whites, but that doesn't amount to creating systematic, institutional oppression of white folks.
Feb 25 BookEmDano commented on Video: Seattle Police Officer Called Young Muslim Man Offering Hugs "Racist".
I'm of the opinion that OPA is irreparably flawed. We can try to engage with OPA on problem officers, but, consistently, they don't do a damn thing about it. Honestly, it looks like, until city council gets their act together and brings OPA out of the department, people need to stop engaging with OPA and bring their complaints out loudly and focus on getting the information to journalists.
Dec 2, 2014 BookEmDano commented on Seattle's "Justice for Mike Brown" Movement Wants Equality Under the Law—Not Anarchy or Revolutionary Communism.
@9, In the anarchists' defense, the most unfair and unequal of societies in American history have been built and defended by government. Slavery, genocide of Native Americans, police brutality, you name it.
Nov 5, 2014 BookEmDano commented on The Bowler Hat Is the New Fedora.
Is the patrol cap still cool?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrol_cap
Oct 10, 2014 BookEmDano commented on Don't Listen to the SECB—Vote for Jess Spear.
I support Jess Spear if only because of the fact that State Legislature needs to be shaken up. Chopp hasn't done that and Chopp won't do that because he's a Democrat. If you're a progressive that still has faith in the Democratic party, you're being fooled my friend. Beyond that, Chopp's clout in the Senate would only be relevant if he brought pork barrel money back to the district. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he hasn't done that.
Oct 10, 2014 BookEmDano commented on Meinert, LaJeunesse Acquire Ferrari Dealership.
Dammit! I got fooled. You win this round Slog...
Oct 10, 2014 BookEmDano commented on Meinert, LaJeunesse Acquire Ferrari Dealership.
Fuck Meinert and fuck Ferrari liberals.
 

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