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Two of crazy Fred Phelps’ granddaughters have left the Westboro Baptist Church (the God Hates Fags people), Jamie gives advice to older people looking to become vegan, Arkansas town’s martial law plans, FoxConn workers are organizing in China, and an Idaho State Senator has introduced a bill requiring students to read Atlas Shrugged.
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It’s difficult to grab the public’s attention during a political protest because most such gatherings are uninspired. Oftentimes, participants hoist cardboard signs. There may be a chant or two. Penned inside city-approved cages, citizens rarely slow their gait when passing such a non-spectacle.
Then, there are the times protesters use brilliant displays of creativity and passion– not just to make a point in that moment — but to take a stand for all time and become legends.
I have not seen Avatar, but here’s at least one thing to thank James Cameron for:
Protesters against Israel’s policies in the West Bank have added a colorful twist to demonstrations, painting themselves blue and posing as characters from the movie Avatar.
Pro-Palestinian participants in weekly demonstrators against the route of the separation fence in the village of Bil’in, and the takeover of Arab homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, have also donned long hair and loincloths to resemble the 10-foot blue-skinned Na’vi of Avatar.
The demonstrators compare the Palestinians to the Na’vi – an indigenous people on the moon Pandora who find themselves up against militarily superior foreign invaders who seek to oust them from their homes.