Further for 2014-03-19

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Look To Your Own House: Roger Waters Fires Back At Critics' Charges of Anti-Semitism
Confronting recent criticism of his support for Palestinian rights and the BDS movement in two furious, personal, open letters, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters rips the "crude pattern" of equating criticism of "the policies of this government of Israel" with anti-Semitism, viewing it as perhaps a reaction to the growing power of the global BDS movement. Arguing against dehumanization of the other as "the root of all injustice and oppression" and citing the death of his father fighting the Nazis in Italy, he warns critics not to "presume to preach to me, my father's son, about anti-Semitism or human rights." "Look to your own house and the human rights abuses and racism of the Israeli government you defend. If Jews and Palestinians are to live in peace there must be a real acknowledgment that Israel is denying freedom to Palestinians and abusing the term “anti-Semitism” to intimidate people, like me, into silence."
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The Latest Gift: Christie Slams Unions For Daring To Ask Questions About The Great Job He's Doing
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/chris_christie_town_hall_di... http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/18/chris-christie-mocks-public-sector... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2583950/Youre-simply-wrong-Chris... and health care/medicaid 1405 Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) once again faced a crowd of angry hecklers at a town hall on Tuesday, but blamed “public sector unions” for the outburst. “Governor Christie, we are here to demand, you stop your corrupt uses, of Hurricane Sandy money!” As police forced the demonstrators to leave the room, Christie called himself a “soothsayer” for having predicted that he would be heckled, according to NJ.com . “Congratulations, everybody,” the governor quipped. “You are now seeing the latest gift given to you by the public sector unions in the state of New Jersey. This is what they do.” “They do it because they have no other choice,” he added. "The state workers union has decided that one of their goals and missions in life is to recruit people to come here to the town hall meeting and when you begin to ask questions they will stand up and start to scream and yell over you and over me," he said. " They are recruited by the people who we, we collectively, have been standing up against for the last four years and a half years." Seth Hahn, the CWA's...
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