U.S. To Grant Israeli Military Unprecedented $38 Billion Aid Package to Assist in Occupation of Palestine

$38 billion over 10 years to help carry out and finalize the occupation and colonization of Palestine, because it’s not like there’s anything more important the money could be used for domestically. Who cares about alleviating poverty when there are so many military expenditures that must be dealt with first? I guess the $3 trillion that was spent on that war in Iraq just wasn’t enough.

U.S. “military assistance,” more accurately understood as a circular flow through which U.S. weapons firms profit off the colonization of Palestinian land and Israeli destabilization of the surrounding states, is a long-term structuring element of the U.S.-Israel “special relationship.”Large U.S. military loans started arriving in Israel in 1971, as the Nixon administration rejected plans for […]

via The Biggest Israel Aid Deal in History Will Bolster Occupation and the U.S. Defense Industry – In These Times — Indiĝenaj Inteligenteco

Indigenous Students Punished for not Standing for Pledge of Allegiance

A pair of students in North California who chose not to salute the U.S. flag and cite the pledge of allegiance during class were punished by their teacher, who lowered the students’ grades because of their decision not to honor people who committed genocide against the indigenous peoples of this continent. When one of the students explained to the teacher her reasoning for not standing, she was told dismissively, “Your ancestors are dead.”

LOWER LAKE (KPIX 5) — A Lake County teacher is facing consequences for threatening to punish two students who opted out of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in school. While the teen students had their grades suffer because of their stance, now the school district superintendent is standing behind the young women. Leilani Thomas won’t say…

via Superintendent Backs Lower Lake Teens Who Won’t Say Pledge Of Allegiance — CBS San Francisco

Colin Kaepernick’s Critics Quick To Ostracize, Fail To Address Real Reasons For His Protest — News One

The controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest continues. A number of veterans have come out in support of the NFL star using the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick, while former NFL player and NBC sports analyst Rodney Harrison complained Kaepernick wasn’t even Black. After swift backlash on social media,…

via Colin Kaepernick’s Critics Quick To Ostracize, Fail To Address Real Reasons For His Protest — News One