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The Rubble Challenge: A Palestinian Response to the Ice Bucket Challenge

 

Screenshot from أيمن العالول دلو الركام YouTube Video.

Screenshot from أيمن العالول دلو الركام YouTube Video.

 

It was only a matter of time before someone copied the idea of the ice bucket challenge for their own purposes, though this rubble challenge seems particularly powerful and poignant…

An appeal to garner support for Gaza which imitates the wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but uses rubble and dirt instead of cold water is picking up steam on social media. “I have to do something and to send a message all over the world about Gaza,” said Ayman al Aloul, a journalist who started the so-called Rubble Bucket Challenge on Saturday. When the 42-year-old discussed the idea with friends, some suggested that he use either a bucket of blood or shrapnel. “It came to my mind that it’s good idea to show the whole picture – how Gaza looks now, rubble, destruction, cement with sand, small rocks,” Aloul said.

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5 Reasons Why Israel is an Apartheid State | Weapons of Mass Distraction

Abby Martin calls out the corporate media’s visceral coverage of Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks on concern the danger of Israel becoming an “Apartheid State”, citing several examples of why Israel’s segregated social system already meets that definition.

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