What follows is an article I wrote for my union's paper - Industrial Worker. Needless to say I am pretty pissed off that my friend and fellow worker was arrested and involuntary committed for psychiatric evaluation because he dared to show up to a Steelworkers picket line and show his support for their strike.
I never expected to become the target of Israel's smear mafia. After all, I'm not an anti-Semite, I don't deny that the Holocaust happened (just as many other Holocausts happened), I have never called for the destruction of Israel, I condemn terrorism, and count as my heroes many Jews that played an important role in the evolution of Anarchism. Growing up, I was indoctrinated into the "never again" mindset... Silly me, when they said, "never again," I thought they meant "never again to anyone."