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March 8 International Women’s Strike platform calls for destruction of Israel

March 8 International Women’s Strike platform calls for destruction of Israel

“The decolonization of Palestine” is “the beating heart of this new feminist movement”

https://www.facebook.com/GlobalWomensStrike/photos/a.460622453961706.110093.282134008477219/1452237488133526/?type=1&theater

The so-called “Day Without A Woman” strike scheduled for March 8 was first conceived by a group of extremists under the banner of the International Women’s Strike, through a call to action posted in The Guardian newspaper, Women of America: we’re going on strike. Join us so Trump will see our power:

As a first step, we propose to help build an international strike against male violence and in defense of reproductive rights on 8 March. In this, we join with feminist groups from around 30 countries who have called for such a strike….

The women’s marches of 21 January have shown that in the United States, too, a new feminist movement may be in the making. It is important not to lose momentum.

Let us join together on 8 March to strike, walk out, march and demonstrate. Let us use the occasion of this international day of action to be done with lean-in feminism and to build in its place a feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism – a feminism in solidarity with working women, their families and their allies throughout the world.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/06/women-strike-trump-resistance-power
One of the women issuing the call was the virulently anti-Israel activist Angela Davis, former leader of the Communist Party USA and Black Panther.

Another was convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh, who served 10 years in Israeli prison for the 1969 SuperSol supermarket bombing that killed Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. See the background on Rasmea in the post  On March 8, remember victims of #DayWithoutAWoman co-organizer Rasmea Odeh (#DayWithoutEdwardandLeon).

Rasmea’s involvement has stirred controversy in the U.S.

The International Women’s Strike has affiliated marches and strikes around the world in many countries. In the U.S., the strike is marketed by the same group that arranged the Women’s March on Washington.

A press statement from the International Women’s Strike notes the connection (pdf.)(emphasis added)

At this moment there are plans in place to have rallies and demonstrations in NYC, Chicago, LA, and several university campuses.

We have received several endorsements from grass root organizations and labor unions and the list of endorsements is steadily growing (see here:
womenstrikeus.org/endorsements). We are also cooperating with the Women’s March, which has decided to call for A Day Without A Woman in solidarity with the International Women’s Strike.

This article in the left-wing Truthout with one of the women issuing the international strike call explains how that international call developed, in the U.S., into the Day Without A Woman movement:

Sarah Jaffe: You were one of the original people who called for a women’s strike on March 8. Can you tell us a little bit about that?

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: The idea for the women’s strike actually didn’t originate in the United States, but it is a call in solidarity with women’s organizations from 30 different countries who put out a call for a strike on International Women’s Day, March 8. This is our effort at trying to explain why it was important that American feminists sign onto this call … in this country, part of our intention is to bring politics back to International Women’s Day by turning it into a political event, by highlighting the ways that women continue to suffer from misogyny and sexism in the United States and to give concrete descriptions of that….

Talk about the organizing that is going on to make the strike happen and the connection with the Women’s March organizers.

The organizing has been fast and furious because we have a limited amount of time before March 8. There is some local organizing happening. I know there have been on-the-ground meetings in Philly and New York and Chicago and Berkeley and Pittsburgh, and other places that have called organizing meetings, but on a national level I think it was an important development that … there is one person who was part of [the January 21 Women’s March] organizing team who has been an active participant in the Women’s Strike organizing. There was an agreement that we would work together.

The Women’s Strike National Coordinating Committee has been working with the Women’s March, the January 21 organizers, in terms of trying to put out some joint statements in trying to bring attention to the Women’s Strike, but also, they are planning what they refer to as “A Day Without a Woman” also for March 8, which has a different set of politics and a different platform than the Women’s Strike, but there is a sense that it is better to work together and try to combine our forces than to call a bunch of separate days of action. That is how we have proceeded.

The Day Without A Woman website also notes the connection to the International Women’s Strike:

The Women’s March stands in solidarity with the International Women’s Strike organizers, feminists of color and grassroots groups in planning global actions for equity, justice and human rights.

The platform for the March 8 International Women’s Strike  – USA provides in part that the “decolonization of Palestine” is part of the “beating heart” of the movement (emphasis added):

For an Antiracist and Anti-imperialist Feminism

Against the open white supremacists in the current government and the far right and anti-Semites they have given confidence to, we stand for an uncompromising anti-racist and anti-colonial feminism. This means that movements such as Black Lives Matter, the struggle against police brutality and mass incarceration, the demand for open borders and for immigrant rights and for the decolonization of Palestine are for us the beating heart of this new feminist movement. We want to dismantle all walls, from prison walls to border walls, from Mexico to Palestine.

The “decolonization of Palestine” is nothing more than a euphemism for the destruction of Israel, which anti-Israel activists refer to as a “settler colonial state.”

The call to destroy Israel is not included, as far as I can tell, in the official “Day Without A Woman” website, but the International Women’s Strike platform is being promoted on Facebook, such as at this event page for a protest at Syracuse University, in connection with the “Day Without A Woman” protest:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1820881071507554/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1820881071507554/

The International Women’s Strike is a subterfuge to normalize an anti-Israel platform, much like happened with the Movement for Black Lives platform. It is part of a concerted effort to turn unrelated protest movements against Israel, If you are surprised #BlackLivesMatter joined war on Israel, you haven’t been paying attention:

For years we have been documenting the efforts by anti-Israel activists to stoke racial hatred of Israel through the concept of “intersectionality” – the notion that all revolutionary struggles, particularly against racism, are connected.

The almost exclusive focus, however, is Israel.  Hence, Israel is falsely blamed for local police shootings of blacks in the U.S. based upon false and misleading claims I debunked in my post, Exposed: Years-long effort to blame Israel for U.S. police shootings of blacks….

No other country except Israel is used as pervasively as the connector for intersectionality. It’s a seedy tactic meant to exploit domestic U.S. racial tensions having nothing to do with Israel, and to turn those tensions into racial hatred of the supposedly “white” Israel.

Most of the people participating in the March 8 movement probably don’t realize how they are being used to advance an anti-Israel agenda.

But the women who issued the call for the international strike, including Angela Davis and Rasmea Odeh, almost certainly know exactly what they are doing.

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Reckon I’ll have to make my own sammich

IF I knew and employed any such “woman”, she’d make herself redundant that very day.

“The International Women’s Strike is a subterfuge to normalize and anti-Israel platform, much like happened with the Movement for Black Lives platform.”

I suggest you meant “…to normalize AN anti-Israel platform…”

Today is Alamo Day, get me a sammich!

    Walker Evans in reply to Old0311. | March 6, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    A sammich? Considering what happened in Bexar on this date wouldn’t an enchilada with some beans and rice be more appropriate?

I’m calling for a “National Day Without Men”.

Let’s see what happens when we all decide to go fishing instead of working.

No marching….just kicking back, having a brew and waiting for the float to dip under the water.

William A Jaconson: The “decolonization of Palestine” is nothing more than a euphemism for the destruction of Israel, which anti-Israel activists refer to as a “settler colonial state.”

“Decolonization” typically refers to Israel’s settlement policies in the occupied territories. Where does the group call for the destruction of Israel?

The Palestinians have recognized the right of Israel to exist in peace and security. They have not recognized Israel as a Jewish state, however. Presumably, this will be part of a final settlement agreement if one is reached.

Unfortunately, the situation on the ground is rapidly moving towards a one-state solution. The problem is that such a state can’t be Jewish and democratic, and that means Palestinians will continue to lack the self-determination to which all people have a right.

    Tom Servo in reply to Zachriel. | March 6, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    The one state solution will work just fine if Israel gives Gaza back to Egypt to administer, and some of the west bank back to Jordan. Doubtful if Jordan will take that on, but Egypt will probably go for it if it comes with a share of the offshore drilling rights.

    Once that cesspool is farmed out, there won’t be nearly so many problems. Sisi is probably the best ruler in the region to take on Hamas; he’s got plenty of experience with those types.

    Milhouse in reply to Zachriel. | March 6, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Wrong. All Israel is a “settlement”, and “decolonisation” means destroying it utterly, and expelling all the “colonists” (i.e. all indigenous people whose ancestors returned home after 1880). This is what Rasmea Odeh calls for.

    Oh, and why exactly do “Palestinians” have a “right to self-determination”, by which I take it you mean the right to vote in Israeli elections, when Israelis living in New York don’t? Let there be one state, and let these Arabs continue to live in Israel if they’re willing to do so peacefully, but why should that give them the right to vote? They can be Jordanian citizens, or Saudi Arabian or Iraqi or some other Arab country, and vote in their elections, whenever they decide to have any.

      Milhouse: All Israel is a “settlement”, and “decolonisation” means destroying it utterly, and expelling all the “colonists” (i.e. all indigenous people whose ancestors returned home after 1880).

      Certainly some people think so. Some people think the Palestinians should be expelled from the West Bank. However, the Palestinian Authority has recognized Israel has a right to security and peace.

      Milhouse: Oh, and why exactly do “Palestinians” have a “right to self-determination”, by which I take it you mean the right to vote in Israeli elections

      It means the right to determine their own futures in their own state.

      Milhouse: Let there be one state, and let these Arabs continue to live in Israel if they’re willing to do so peacefully, but why should that give them the right to vote?

      Those under a government have a right to a say in that government. How did you think it worked?

    DaveGinOly in reply to Zachriel. | March 6, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Israel is probably the only country in the history of the world ever blamed for a refugee problem created and maintained by its enemies. The “Palestinians” were asked by the combined Arab armies to move out of the way in order to ease their driving of the Jews into the sea. The “Palestinians” left their land voluntarily at the request of Israel’s enemies – they were not driven out by Israel. Yet decades later, they’re still considered “refugees” even though, if they are refugees, they made themselves refugees. And their erstwhile allies, instead of taking them in and alleviating the suffering, allowed them to stew in Gaza, for their value as poster children in the propaganda war against Israel.

    And how about those 840,000 Jews driven out of Arab countries during the war? Did they become homeless, stateless refugees? No, they did not. Almost all were taken in by Israel, as any nations with real concern for its people would do (as opposed to the sham concern the Arab world has for the Gazans).

      DaveGinOly: Israel is probably the only country in the history of the world ever blamed for a refugee problem created and maintained by its enemies.

      Much of the refugee problem was explicitly created by Israel when they forced Palestinians to leave their homes.

      DaveGinOly: The “Palestinians” left their land voluntarily at the request of Israel’s enemies

      They would still have a right of return. In any case, the Israeli army often forced people to leave their homes, and other fled terrified of being massacred by Israelis.

      DaveGinOly: And how about those 840,000 Jews driven out of Arab countries during the war?

      There’s no excuse in ethnic cleansing, and those societies will be the poorer for it.

    randian in reply to Zachriel. | March 7, 2017 at 1:47 am

    “The Palestinians have recognized the right of Israel to exist in peace and security.

    When was that? Please explain how the terror and rocket attacks originating out of Palestine demonstrate “peace and security”. Hamas runs Palestine, and their charter explicitly calls for the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of the Jews (as, I should note, their holy book commands). Is that “peace and security” too?

    Remember that Muslims lie. A lot. One of the ways they lie is to use words that mean one thing to a Westerner and another to a Muslim. The only sense in which a devout Muslim would permit any Jew to exist in peace and security is as a dhimmi. Jews have no right to rule any place on Earth according to Islam (other non-Muslims don’t either, but the Quran reserves special vitriol for the Jews), and it is the duty of the Muslims to divest them of that rulership.

      randian: When was that?

      The PLO formally recognized Israel in 1993, including “the right of the State of Israel to exist in peace and security,” as part of the Oslo Agreements.

      randian: Please explain how the terror and rocket attacks originating out of Palestine demonstrate “peace and security”.

      Israel has never acknowledged a Palestinian state, so the conflict continues.

      randian: Hamas runs Palestine,

      They run Gaza. The West Bank is still under the Palestinian Authority.

      randian: and their charter explicitly calls for the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of the Jews (as, I should note, their holy book commands).

      And the ruling party in Israel calls for the destruction of any Palestinian state. This doesn’t excuse hatred by Hamas, but it does illustrate the depth of the problem when two peoples claim the same land.

Guess who is in the list of supporters.
MoveOn.org
Surprise……….well maybe not.

Walker Evans | March 6, 2017 at 5:52 pm

An event at least partly organized by Rasmea Odious turns antisemitic? Really? What a not-surprise. A person could die from this much not-surprise! Next you’ll be telling us the Poor Little Thing falsified legal documents.

Oh, wait …

It’s because of “apartheid” or separation, right? The right to commit mass abortion is a feminist rite.

International Feminists… The tell-tale hearts beat ever louder.

Boy, I guess Israel doesn’t have any women living there. Or socialist women. Or socialist women who obey the dictats of intersectionalism. Or think they’re men.

Or something.

If occupation of land thru conquest then the Muslims should return the lands they conquered. Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Morroco are occupied territories and the Muslim invaders should return to Saudi Arabia.

As the full scale onslaught of Muslims into Europe takes place, a more discreet and underhanded takeover of liberal America has been playing out in the form of Muslim women moving on up in every realm of liberal politics. Black Lives Matter, Move On, the feminist movement, all currently hijacked by Muslim women who have one goal in common: the annihilation of Jews in Israel at the very least. May they be seen for what they are.

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