Call for a total boycott of a total occupation

Excerpts from “Full-Circle of the Waiting Game: Total Boycott Against Total Occupation” by Antoine Raffoul on Palestine Think Tank:

As this occupation is total and unmerciful, so must our universal approach to fighting it and ending it be. As Israel’s occupation covers all of historic Palestine and not only selective parts of it, so must our call for a democratic state which includes all of historic Palestine. A Palestine for all its people: Jews, Muslims, Christians, Coptic, Atheists, and non-Conformists.

In order to achieve this goal, we need a total boycott of the Zionist State. In order to achieve this aim, we need to identify that State. In order to identify that State, we need to untangle the politics of intrigue which produced the 181 UNRES which paved the way for the creation of that State. In order to untangle the tangled politics of that Resolution, we need to sit down, dust-off and read the official archives that go back to the 1917 Balfour Declaration. We need to dig deep into the dark politics and personalities that gave one nation, Palestine, away to one small foreign group against the will of over a million indigenous Palestinian people. We must go the full circle.

It is a trip which will take us full circle. We have come full circle now,a so our boycott must be a full boycott.

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One response to “Call for a total boycott of a total occupation

  1. el chasqui

    Yes, but why stop there? The creation of the State of Israel is but one example in a much larger pattern of universal oppression inherent in the capitalist system and opperationalized through Western Imperialism. In fact, if one follows the argument presented in the quote above to its logical conclusion, it would seem that the authors could perhaps be calling for a total boycott of the Nation State. An intersting proposal… Perhaps a good time to pull out Graber and re-read “Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology:….

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