Marcy Winograd: Soon after the celebrations came the fears that President-elect Donald Trump would go full speed ahead with permitting at Standing Rock.
Marcy Winograd: Trump’s “Argument for a New America” shares with Hitler’s “Triumph of the Will” a documentary style, nationalistic message, working class jargon, godly or mythological symbolism, and strategic camera angles that elevate the savior.
Marcy Winograd: “It is a sad day when a man who presided over the premier website of the ‘alt-right’ — a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists — is slated to be a senior staff member in the ‘people’s house.”
Marcy Winograd: The purpose of the bill is to chill speech by targeting the ever-popular movement to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel for its human rights abuses: Palestinian home demolitions; expanded settlements in the West Bank; water cut-offs; apartheid roads.
Marcy Winograd: While opponents of AB 2844 were disappointed in the legislature’s overwhelming approval of the bill, they take heart in the knowledge that their activism diluted a glaringly unconstitutional bill.
Supporters of Palestinian human rights will protest at yet another high-end Hollywood fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at pro-Israel-billionaire Haim Saban’s Beverly Hills gated estate.
Marcy Winograd: Clinton needs to walk back AIPAC, and by that I mean lose the language about standing firm to stamp out what is now a wildly popular global campaign: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.
Marcy Winograd: I thank the Court of Appeal for siding with ordinary citizens exercising the right of petition to change the law and for not allowing this chilling lawsuit to go forward.
Marcy Winograd: Stay tuned for an epic political battle uniting progressive Jews with their Muslim and Christian brothers and sisters—organizing together to say “not in our name” as Bloom and the Israel lobby lean on lawmakers fearful of being branded anti-Semitic. Anti-Free Speech Bill
Marcy Winograd: Bloom’s bill would prohibit California and its cities from contracting with companies that boycott the illegal Israeli occupation; in other words it would punish companies that respect human rights and international law.
Marcy Winograd: Bloom’s water-carrying for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has raised the ire of some of his district’s residents (count me in that crowd), including members of LA Jews for Peace.
Marcy Winograd: Somehow I had never heard of these white anti-racist groups until Sunday night when this teacher got an education long after the bell rang. White People for Racial Justice
Marcy Winograd: If we want to protect elephants in their natural habitat, we shouldn’t build prisons for them in urban centers but instead donate to elephant sanctuaries.