Make America Small Again Part 8

Israel and the US had drastically exacerbated the already dramatic political-military situation in the region with the attacks on Syria and the US threats to Iran. But it should be even worse. On May 14, the United States was to open its new embassy in Jerusalem with pomp and splendor. Gaza had stated in advance that the protests against the Israeli occupation, the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the 70th anniversary of Israel’s displacement of the people of Palestine would reach a climax 14-15. May. While the United States and Israel were celebrating each other during a huge security rally in Jerusalem, the Israeli military conducted a massive massacre of Palestinians at the border with Gaza. On May 14, the snipers killed 58 unarmed Palestinians and wounded 1360 with bullets. The massacre sparked widespread international condemnation. Kuwait brought the case before the UN ‘ s Security Council, in which United States UN Ambassador Nikki Haley stated that “no one was as reluctant to use violence as Israel”. The US then had to veto the Security Council resolution for the UN to conduct an independent investigation into the massacre. The United States and Israel were internationally isolated.

According to a2zdirectory, the US breach of the Iran agreement was supplemented by sanctions, and the EU quickly discovered that the primary target of the sanctions was not Iran, but European companies such as the US would boycott if they continued their economic activities in Iran. Therefore, despite the EU’s promise to companies to compensate them for US sanctions, a large number of European companies withdrew from Iran.

A May analysis showed that over the previous decade, the United States had had to pay $ 60 million. US $ in compensation to the victims of border police executions and mistreatment of emigrants. (Border patrol violence: US paid $ 60m to cover claims against the agency, Guardian 1/5 2018)

A United Nations report from late May showed that the Trump regime’s economic policies are throwing millions of U.S. Americans into poverty and drastically exacerbating inequality in the country. In 2017, the regime provided tax cuts worth $ 1500 billion. US $ to the country’s richest while declining aid programs for the country’s poorest. The consequences were already speaking their clear language: US residents live much shorter lives and have a poorer life than other industrialized countries; tropical diseases are on the rise as a result of poverty and lack of health care; the country has the world’s highest rate of incarceration and at the same time one of the world’s lowest voting percentages.

Inspired by the Nazi separation of children and adults in concentration camps during World War II, Trump imposed “zero tolerance” on illegal immigrants in early April 2018, and as part of that tolerance, children were forcibly removed from their immigrant parents. However, the forced removal had already started in October 2017. A survey from late April showed that 700 children had been removed from their parents since October – 100 of them under 4 years old. The forced removals continued at an ever increasing pace. By mid-June, 2,000 children had been removed from their parents. The regime’s policy was contrary to both the Children’s Convention and the Human Rights Convention, and as early as June, the United Nations Human Rights Office instructed the United States to stop the forced removals. Without result. Only when pictures of children interned in cages hit the media, and politics stirred indignation far into Trump’s own voter base, the forced removals were stopped and the regime opened to allow the children to be reunited with their parents. It was then revealed that the regime had not registered the link between children and parents, so children who now had the opportunity for reunification had no idea where the parents were. The regime’s policy led British rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner to draw parallels between Trump and the actions that have historically led to genocide, with certain groups of populations increasingly demonized and abused by the authorities.

The regime’s mistreatment of immigrants triggered demonstrations at the end of the month. On June 29, 600, predominantly women, were arrested in Congress in connection with a demonstration against the regime’s immigration policy and for the closure of ICE – the zealous emigration police. The day after, thousands in major and smaller cities across the country demonstrated under the same passwords. (Almost 600 arrested at Washington protest over Trump immigration policy, Guardian 29/6 2018. Thousands march against Trump and family separation policy, Guardian 30/6 2018)

Immigration from Central America in particular was a direct consequence of 20th-century US military dictatorships in Latin America, which had created an extreme culture of violence, destroyed social structures and now forced hundreds of thousands to flee violence and death.

Make America Small Again 8