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The Matrix of Control: from Israel to the World

CCTV manAn interesting interview with the international coordinator of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) Jimmy Johnson speaking about the extension of Israel’s matrix of control internationally, from Palestine outward.  This constitutes another reason why the liberation of Palestine is an international struggle, important both in its own right and because the orwellian-titled ‘pacification industry’ boomerangs back to affect us all, from  the erosion of civil rights to increased surveillance.  As others like Naomi Klein have also noted, the experimental weapons and mechanisms of domination that Israel uses against the Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are being exported around the world. Interview run time is 26 minutes (h/t to AFP).

For PULSE feed readers, the video link.

One comment on “The Matrix of Control: from Israel to the World

  1. Duder
    9 September, 2009

    Great interview.

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This entry was posted on 8 September, 2009 by in Israel, Palestine, Video, War and tagged , .

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