settler

i’m not american so who really cares about my opinion but realistically i think i’d like to see the u.s. head towards a good direction. yes, sanders is pro-israel but that’s sort of inevitable seeing as the us is an imperial power? but sanders has a lot of good domestic policies! and of course, in any settler-colonial state minorities and poor people will be screwed over but it’s better if the outcome is less disastrous. even if sanders is in power for a short term, those policies are gonna have a long-term effect sorta.

i mean in australia, we had gough whitlam be prime minister for only three years in the seventies and it was during a time when there was lots of social movements happening but he did things like introduced centrelink, free uni (or hecs but w/e), gave women their basic rights, ended the vietnam war etc etc and i think  that’s kinda left the population in a better state than it’d be in if those things didn’t exist

but idk my opinion is irrelevant here since i’m not american but ya know, better than clinton to say the least

Many people misunderstand the nature of the struggle for Palestine. They consider Palestine to be contested land between Israelis and Palestinians. The facts about the struggle are simple: 
1. There was no entity called Israel before 1948 
2. There was no Israelis before 1948 
3. There is no meaningful verifiable connection between modern Israeli and the Israelites of the Bible. Modern Israelis are not Semitic and came to Judaism through conversions.Also, the Hebrew Bible, the only source of the mythology about Israel and the Israelites, is unreliable. 
4. European colonial settlers transported mainly from Europe settled and colonized historic Palestine by force and without the consent of the indigenous population, the Palestinians. 
5. The settler colonists established Israel in Palestine in 1948 by Jews of Jews for Jews with the active support of western colonial powers after ethnically cleansing the majority of the Palestinians, destroying more than 530 Palestinian towns and city sections, and committing scores of heinous crimes against Palestinian civilians to bring about their expulsion. 
6. Since 1948 Israel created an elaborate apartheid system that favors Jews, discriminates against the Palestinians, and is designed to maintain control and dominance of Israeli Jews over Palestinians by using genocidal methods and preventing their return, equality and normal living conditions. 
Palestine is not a contested territory. Palestine has its rightful owners, the Palestinians.Palestine is settled, colonized, and occupied by a foreign population..!

Settler is a three piece emo band from Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. dissociation songs (in the key of F) is their 3rd EP and their fifth release overall. Settler play a slightly dissonant brand of emo run through a lofi filter. These songs are equal parts energetic punk and distorted emo with some shoegazing post rock thrown in for good measure. It is being pressed on vinyl as a 7" by Sorry Girls Records and Driftwood Records. If you’re looking for some energetic indie punk with that emo bent to it, Settler‘s dissociation songs (in the key of F) will serve well.

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  1. Joyce Manor - Catalina Fight Song
  2. Renee Heartfelt - Mary Magdalene
  3. My Iron Lung - Commonwealth
  4. Braid - Bang
  5. Little Big League - Year Of The Sunhouse
  6. Old Gray - An Epitaph
  7. Settler - You’re Alive (I Am Alone)
  8. Three Man Cannon - Something I Found
  9. Lantlôs - Melting Sun IV: Jade Fields
  10. Teen Creeps - Work It Out
  11. David F Bello - Burn Up In Car
  12. Lightfoils - Addict
  13. Plaids - Four
  14. Raintree - Different Ways to Spell the Same Name
  15. Banquets - My Moped Year
  16. Sunny Day Real Estate - In Circles (4-Track Demo)
  17. Tricot - Pool
  18. The Whigs - You Should Be Able To Feel It
  19. Whooves - Fat Kid With A Camera
  20. Angel Olsen - Lights Out
  21. Monochrome - Miami
  22. The Horrors - Falling Star
  23. Dead Horse One - Never Be Your Lover
  24. Goddamnit - Same Old Story
  25. Ilya - Another Day
  26. Morning Parade - Love Thy Neighbor
  27. L'VO - Depressed
  28. Nightmares for a Week - Bleached Blonde
  29. Patch Kit - Write A Poem About This, Geek
  30. Scuzbot - People Hate Fun
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UN report shows 40% rise in settler violence in 2011

‘The United Nations publishes a report on settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, revealing a drastic rise in Palestinian casualties and property damage in 2011 compared with 2010

Activists trying to prevent a settler from pulling a Palestinian water hose out of a well. (Photo: Mairav Zonszein)

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA) in the Palestinian territories has just published a report on settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank that (not surprisingly) shows a significant rise since last year. The report covers not only physical harm to Palestinians, but also property damage, which can often be just as bad or worse than physical harm, as the impact of uprooted olive trees, damaged tractors or murdered sheep on Palestinian livelihood can be so grave that it ultimately costs lives.

The report also shows how such violent behavior leads to the displacement of Palestinian communities (read: gradual cleansing and land grab), who are forced to leave their homes and move towards larger urban areas of the West Bank.

Maybe the most disturbing statistic is that 90% of complaints filed with Israeli police by Palestinians of such incidents have been closed without any indictments. This means no accountability and no justice. As the report explains:

Measures of the current system, including requiring Palestinians to file complaints at police stations located inside Israeli settlements, actively work against the rule of law by discouraging Palestinians from filling complaint

The report is a confirmation and testament to the horrid and illegal behavior that has become an epidemic known as “price tags,” and it does not even include those acts of violence happening inside the Green Line – such as the attack on the Abu el-Abed restaurant in Jaffa last week or just last night (Sunday), when the Peace Now offices in Jerusalem were evacuated due to a bomb threat.

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