Video: Occupation 101

Added on by PS Cat02.

I just remembered this video and did a search for it - surprisingly it's also on Google video. In some ways I think Occupation 101 is a better 'overview' than PP&P that I just posted a few minutes ago. Better yet, watch both as they're both excellent. I hope some of you will be successful in persuading some of your friends to watch as well.

I'm not sure if these videos are being posted by their creators so it's probably best to watch them immediately, before they're taken down.



Kim: Thanks Bunny for posting this video, I never saw it before. About 1 hour into the video I just started to cry a lot. Will we do something about this?


Bunny: Tomorrow morning Pinky and I go to Los Angeles for the 12/30 protest at the Israeli Counsulate. You come too. There are emergency protests planned all over the U.S. and world. If anyone out there is reading this, please find out what's going down in your city or town and hit the streets.


Pinky: Thanks Bunny. The newspapers pretty much just say that the air strikes are in retaliation for Hamas rocket attacks into Israel. To which I'm sure most U.S. readers will just say "Oh, okay, Israel has a right to defend itself." There is no historical context provided. But I think if Americans knew a little bit about the situation in Gaza, probably there'd be widespread rage. Which is why there is no historical context given! I challenge any thinking, feeling person to watch this video and come away thinking that the air strikes are a simple matter of self-defense.

From the film:

"No amount of reading, attendance at conferences, documentary viewing, and word of mouth could have prepared me for the reality of this situation here. You just can't imagine it unless you see it..." - Rachel Corrie's final thoughts, e-mailed to her mother prior to her death.
"This is an America issue. Because this is an issue of American foreign policy." - Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies