Michael Riordon

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Toxic hypocrisy

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A news story from The Guardian UK today confirms what I wrote yesterday about the toxic hypocrisy of power elites in Europe (and elsewhere) toward Israel and Palestine:

“The EU will offer Israel upgraded trade and diplomatic relations in more than 60 areas at a high-level meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, just weeks after European foreign ministers warned that Israeli policies in the West Bank ‘threaten to make a two-state solution impossible’…. One senior EU diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that despite private complaints of the inconsistency of chastising Israel with one hand while rewarding it with the other, not one minister was prepared to oppose Tuesday’s agreement.”

Private complaints, private deals.  There’s the whole rotten story.

By the way, these same ruling elites are busy, currently impoverishing millions of Europeans by the criminal transfer of public resources to their banker friends.

If you have the stomach for it, The Guardian story is here.

By way of antidote, the international grassroots BDS movement is here.  Another world, and story, are possible.

Author: Michael Riordon

Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/ directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio and stage. A primary goal of his work is to recover voices and stories of people who have been silenced or marginalized, written out of the official version: First Nations (aboriginal) youth, Mozambican farmers, inmates in Canadian prisons, traditional healers in Fiji, queer folk across Canada, Guatemalan labour activists. Michael also leads courses, workshops and seminars for community organizations, trade unions, schools, colleges and universities.

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