On December 4th, 2010, more than forty members and friends of the St Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee gathered at Best Buy and AT&T for a flash mob urging holiday shoppers to Boycott Israeli Apartheid and Hang Up on Motorola!
Here in St. Louis we are building a movement. We are part of a wave of energy across the globe directed toward ended Israel's oppression of the Palestinians. We have what it takes, and eventual success is inevitable. After all, in the movement to end Israeli occupation and apartheid, we have justice on our side. No act is too small.
Inspiring words from Chris Hedges:
We may feel, in the face of the ruthless corporate destruction of our nation, our culture, and our ecosystem, powerless and weak. But we are not. We have a power that terrifies the corporate state. Any act of rebellion, no matter how few people show up or how heavily it is censored by a media that caters to the needs and profits of corporations, chips away at corporate power. Any act of rebellion keeps alive the embers for larger movements that follow us. It passes on another narrative. It will, as the rot of the state consumes itself, attract wider and wider numbers. Perhaps this will not happen in our lifetimes. But if we persist we will keep this possibility alive. If we do not, it will die.
All energy directed toward reforming political and state structures is useless. All efforts to push through a “progressive” agenda within the corridors of power are naive. Trust in the reformation of our corporate state reflects a failure to recognize that those who govern, including Barack Obama, are as deaf to public demands and suffering as those in the old Communist regimes. We cannot rely on any systems of power, including the pillars of the liberal establishment—the press, liberal religious institutions, universities, labor, culture and the Democratic Party. They have been weakened to the point of anemia or work directly for the corporations that dominate our existence. We can rely now on only ourselves, on each other.
Don't miss out on all the fun and community. We are not alone. We don't have to live in a world cut off from each other, simply buying more and more junk to support an unjust system. Join the movement for justice and a world free of war.