Today in Palestine
1. A Palestinian demonstrator holds portraits of late South African Leader Nelson Mandela and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as he stands in front of Israeli soldier during the weekly demonstration against Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah on Dec. 6, 2013. (Majdi Mohammed/AP)
2. A placard depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela hangs on a barbed wire as a Palestinian protester reacts to tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah on Dec. 6, 2013.(Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)
Oh, how ironic.
HE ALSO WAS TAKEN OFF THE AMERICAN TERROR WATCHLIST ONLY 5 YEARS AGO HE IS AN ANTI CAPITALIST HE IS NOT YOUR TOKEN BLACK GUY WHO PREACHED ABOUT LOVING WHITE SUPREMACISTS FOR FUCK’S SAKE
Barack Obama holds a photo-op in Nelson Mandela’s former prison cell as Obama’s administration carries out the largest suppression of political dissent since like the first Red Scare, encourages American capitalists to annex basically all of Africa and the global South via the WTO, and is systematically detaining undocumented people. This is the new “socially conscious” face of liberalism