Checkpoint by Jasiri X

I was recently blessed to be a part of a delegation of artists and activists, including Dream Hampton, Ferrari Sheppard, Remi Kanazi, Professor Robyn Spencer, and Bill Fletcher Jr., that traveled to Palestine and Israel. I honestly was not prepared for the level of oppression, discrimination, and racism I witnessed against Palestinians and African refugees. I was also inspired by [&hellip

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Israeli Apartheid Week 2014

reposted from Israeli Apartheid Week *Announcing 10th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week – Feb-March 2014* “We can not fight for our rights and our history as well as future until we are armed with weapons of criticism and dedicated consciousness.” – Edward Said

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UN year of solidarity with the Palestian people begins with boycott success

Reposted from BDSMovement.net In November of last year, the UN General Assembly designated 2014 as the UN International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. Just three weeks into 2014, the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has again shown that it represents an increasingly effective form of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, [&hellip

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Settlers torch mosque in Salfit, spray racist graffiti

reposted from Ma’an News SALFIT (Ma’an) — A group of settlers on Wednesday set fire to the facade of a mosque in the Salfit village of Deir Istiya and sprayed racist slogans on its walls, local officials said. The mayor of Deir Istiya, Ayyub Abu Hijlah, told Ma’an that settlers sneaked into the village before [&hellip

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The Israel-Palestine ‘peace process’ as a capitalist metaphor

by: Dr Sarah Marusek | reposted from the Middle East Monitor MEMO published an article recently by Egyptian scholar and diplomat Abdullah Al-Ashaal about what he calls the disastrous “bartering policy” framework of the ongoing negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. In theory, the way this framework is supposed to work is that both parties have their [&hellip

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