Claire's tests came out fine. Thanks to those who emailed.
Posted on: Oct 23, 2023
This country has been having a nationwide nervous breakdown since 9/11. A nation of people suddenly broke, the market economy goes to shit, and they’re threatened on every side by an unknown, sinister enemy. But I don't think fear is a very effective way of dealing with things—of responding to reality. Fear is just another word for ignorance.”
While most major American Jewish organizations staunchly support Israel in its war against Hamas, dissent has quietly been growing among their often younger employees, some of whom are now speaking out to “demonstrate broad support within the Jewish community for a ceasefire.”
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a controversial bill equating anti-Zionism with antisemitism and effectively laying the groundwork for other laws to be crafted that could classify pro-Palestine protests and demonstrations as crimes. The bill’s passage stirred outrage among supporters of Palestine and free speech.
Another bill was introduced more quietly and immediately demonstrated the dangers of the first. Both bills bear close scrutiny. Taken together, they promise to make support for Palestinians under siege by Israel much more difficult.
Pakistan's major religiopolitical parties have designated December 8 as the "National Day of Protection of Al-Aqsa Mosque." On this day, they plan to stage rallies across the country to condemn atrocities committed by Israel against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
In recent days, it appears some Democrats have turned on Joe Biden. Many in the media have questioned his ability to win the election.
And some within his own administration have rebelled against his policies.
Individual staffers have come under fire for making bold claims against Biden. But now, an entire group of interns are turning on the president. And they are making a demand that will have many Americans outraged.
The campaign group Workers for a Free Palestine said it had targeted sites in Bournemouth, Glasgow , Brighton and Lancashire, some of which are operated by defence giant BAE Systems. The company's shipyard in Glasgow was targeted in the early morning protests, which the campaign group said demonstrated it was escalating its action after previous blockades. The demonstrators are urging BAE and other companies to end their ties with Israel and cease all weapons, defence and supplies trading with them.