Standing up peacefully for Palestine in Melbourne, New York, London or Palestine itself is a fundamental human rightwhen Israel continues to illegally occupy land. It is a damning indictment of the Victorian police that they dared arrest so many activists for highlighting the complicity of a Zionist friendly business in the heart of Australia. We have a right to peacefully protest and Max Brenner is a notorious example of a corporation that aims to portray one image to the public but in fact this hides a much darker heart. I commend the 19 activists for standing up to state government brutality and urge BDS supporters to intensify their campaign against a Jewish, occupying state that is uncritically backed by our own government.
July 8, 2011
Independent journalist and author, Antony Loewenstein, has sent us a message of solidarity.