Resistance Within The World Economic Forum
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NOTE: This is a regular newsletter published by Mazin Qumsiyeh.
The World Economics Forum (WEF) brings thousands of world political and business leaders to Davos to exchange information. Over 1000 private jets land in this ski resort polluting the air and bringing in the CEOs of the largest companies, presidents, kings, and prime ministers to plot how to get richer at the expense of the poor. Thousands attend.
In the 2006 Davos meeting I managed to get an article titled “Boycott Israel” in the official magazine distributed to all delegates. After complaints from some who do not believe in free speech (because the truth is to their disadvantage), Klaus Schwab Founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF swiftly interrupted the meetings to issue a public apology for publication of the article and telling delegates that a new issue will be released and distributed. This disrupted the meetings, caused a huge media frenzy and was the first time the BDS call received world wide attention. See more including link to the (controversial) boycott article on boycotting Israel at http://qumsiyeh.orgtheworldeconomicsforumcontrove[At this 2018 WEF, Donald Trump said Jerusalem is off the table and soon he will also say that refugee return is off the table as well as other human rights and international laws being “off the table”]
Support actions by Ireland Solidarity group including the impending senate ban on Israeli goods. http://www.ipsc.ie/
Arundhati Roy: The NGO-ization of politics threatens to turn resistance into a well-mannered, reasonable, salaried, 9-to-5 job tool/the-ngo-ization-of-
EU Research Collaboration With Israeli Police in Tatters After Belgian University Exit
Without UNRWA I wouldn’t be alive today
US to withhold humanitarian support to education and healthcare of Palestinian refugees to cause a humanitarian crisis hoping to force Palestinian leadership to capitulate even more than they have already (these leaders have already given up on 78% of Palestine). But in any case, the US government wants to punish a whole people to get its political racist agenda (sort of like using agent orange in Vietnam to starve the whole population). Good people and few governents (like Belgium but so far
not a single Arab government) stepped in to help UNRWA. You can help by publicizing and donating. Hashtags #DiginityIsPriceless; #ForPalestineRefugees; #FundUNRWA.
French intellectuals’ statement on Palestinian child prisoners published in “Le Monde”
ACTION: 393,000 people signed & you can too: Free Ahed and all Child Political Prisoners https://secure.avaaz.org/