The world ain’t changed yet

I believe the outcome of the US elections provide more openings and more possibilities for positive changes. I don’t think such changes will happen unless those openings are exploited. And such changes are certainly not happening yet. Not for Palestinians anyway. Not for Gaza. Instead, Israel has stepped up its ongoing bloodbath there, in the interest of its own moral degradation and that of us all. 70% of Gaza is in darkness tonight. The power plants for the 1.5 million people run on petrol that can only get in if the Israelis allow it. And the Israelis, instead, feel like letting hundreds of thousands of people freeze in the dark. And starve. And drink dirty water. And get shelled and bombed.

Palestinians live at the mercy of a genocidal regime and an indifferent or intimidated world. Above all, at the mercy of the US. This situation is one test of how much hope and change will come from the US.

Author: Justin Podur

Author of Siegebreakers. Ecology. Environmental Science. Political Science. Anti-imperialism. Political fiction. Teach at York U's FES. Author. Writer at ZNet, TeleSUR, AlterNet, Ricochet, and the Independent Media Institute.