The Wretched of the Earth

Palestinian supporters participate in a rally in midtown Manhattan following continued fighting in Israel and Gaza that has now claimed the lives of over 1,500 people on October 09, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

We begin with a message from the secretary of state.

You’ll search in vain for that post today on The App Formerly Known as Twitter. It vanished on Sunday. In its place is this:

That wasn’t the only official U.S. government statement to disappear mysteriously this weekend. This post from Saturday, published while the pogrom in southern Israel was still in motion, also evaporated into the ether:

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