by Scott Creighton
The dreaded “International Leftists” (as as zionist PR agent David Horowitz described them on the Julian Assange propaganda show) are demonstrating in Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv. International leftists are the kind of people that demand crazy things like social justice, accountability from their governments, and their adherence to established civil and human rights.
The protesters oppose the austere conditions and the direction the Israeli government is moving in, taking from the poor and disadvantaged and giving to the rich.
“The state of Israel stole from me and robbed me. It left me helpless. Two Housing and Construction Ministry committees rejected me, even though I had a stroke.” He also says that he blames “the state of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the finance minister, Yuval Steinitz, for the humiliation that the weakened citizens go through every day, taking from the poor and giving to the rich.” Haaretz
This latest march is part of a larger protest that has been going on in Israel for over a year. People want less money spent on settlements and the military and more spent on the people and the social safety net. Neoliberal economic policies are crushing Israel as well though the media here in the states rarely makes mention of the growing dissent.
RT reports on these new protests and mentions the fact that back in September, over 10 percent of the entire country took part in an anti-austerity demonstration. That’s a large turnout for one demonstration.
I am immediately reminded of the Greek man who killed himself outside of their Parliament. He was tired of eating out of trash cans and didn’t want to end up being a burden on his family. He picked a nice shady tree, left a little note behind, and that was that.
Some of the signs from the protest speak volumes about what is happening and what the ruling global elite are afraid of… the connection people will feel with other oppressed people across the world… the damned “International Leftist” threat.