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Category Archives: Activism
Jordan Street writes: “The couple, with whom I spoke to on Saturday at the National Protest for Palestine in Washington DC, were holding a banner, with a swastika on it. Upon seeing this sign, I immediately made my way over to them and asked them whether they felt their sign was a constructive, or destructive message, and whether they felt it would compel people to join us in protesting the atrocities that are happening in Gaza. I went on to elaborate.”
A group of activists from the London Palestine Action network have today (5/8/14) chained the doors shut of an Israeli weapons factory based near Birmingham in the UK and are now occupying the roof. As part of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) and in response to calls for action from Palestinian movements, we are demanding the permanent closure of the factory and an end to all forms of military trade and cooperation with Israel.
On Saturday, August 2, Librarians and Archivists with Palestine (LAP) conducted a solidarity action in New York City, riding the 2/3 line, handing out bookmarks, and reading aloud excerpts of Palestinian literature. It was an action meant to protest Israel’s attack on Gaza.
In light of renewed call for boycott following latest Gaza attack, Verso Books offers free download of BDS anthology
In light of the ongoing Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip and the renewed call from Gaza civil society to enact boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel, Verso Books is offering a free ebook download of its 2012 BDS anthology, The Case for Sanctions Against Israel, with contributions from authors such as Ilan Pappe, Noura Erakat, Mustafa Barghouthi, Rebecca Vilkomerson, Haneen Maikey, Nada Elia, Naomi Klein, John Berger, Neve Gordon, and Slavoj Žižek.
During the Suez crisis in 1956 U.S. President Eisenhower threatened sanctions against Israel which forced Israel to withdraw. We should learn from history, and impose military sanctions on Israel until it complies with its international obligations. It worked before, and it can work now.
Over a hundred people join Norman Finkelstein for civil disobedience outside the Israeli consulate in midtown Manhattan
Norman Finkelstein reached his goal yesterday afternoon, a quorum of at least 100 people to protest the latest Gaza massacre outside the Israeli consulate in midtown Manhattan. At half-past noon a vanguard of demonstrators lay in the crosswalk on Second Avenue, blocking southbound traffic for several minutes, until officers began making arrests. Finkenstein was adamant that the entire intersection not be blocked. Around 25 people were cuffed and loaded into paddy wagons, including Finkelstein and Brooklyn College professor Corey Robin.
A wave of civil disobedience actions has spread around the U.S. in recent weeks as Israel’s pummeling of Gaza continues apace. The activists, many of them young people, including Jews, are putting their bodies on the line in an attempt to draw attention to how the U.S. is implicated in the conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Images of marches and rallies in the United States in solidarity with Gaza.
Video of Thursday’s demonstration at the Qalandia checkpoint, and later at Ramallah Hospital. It depicts a frantic scene to carry wounded protesters to ambulances, and the controlled chaos of Ramallah Hospital that lasted almost until sunrise. The injured protesters in this footage are a tiny fraction of the approximately 200 shot with live ammunition by Israeli soldiers, resulting in 2 deaths.
Photos of protests around the world in solidarity with the people of Gaza.
‘The unity is stronger than ever’: Report from historic march on Qalandia checkpoint in solidarity with Gaza
Fireworks burst at the separation wall, lighting the heads of Israeli soldiers who are poised ready with loaded guns. Overhead, flare guns also brighten the scene at Qalandia checkpoint, quickly followed by shots from Israeli snipers that race into the burgeoning crowd. In the middle of the haze and chaos Palestinian politician Dr. Mustafa Barghouti is clear in his definition of the events unfolding around him, “The Intifada has started. This is the Intifada! Peaceful and nonviolent but as you have seen, they encountered us with gunshots.” Martin Gajsek reports from the historic demonstration at Qalandia checkpoint last night where over 10,000 came to protest the Israeli assault on Gaza.
As the death toll rises by the hour in the besieged Gaza Strip, the rage in the occupied West Bank rises in tow. Protests have been growing in number and frequency across many West Bank cities including Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin, Ramallah, Tulkarem and many more. Rocks from protesters and bullets from the IDF now regularly mix in the air every night, coupled with the sound of ambulance sirens racing injured protesters to the nearest hospital. Nightly reports of more young men and boys shot in their legs by rubber-coated-steel-bullets and live ammunition have become commonplace across the West Bank.
Over 1,000 New Yorkers took to the streets on Thursday in a protest meant to call attention to U.S. complicity in Israel’s attack on Gaza. Organized by a wide coalition of Palestine solidarity groups, it was the latest action in New York City to call attention to the Israeli assault on Gaza. Here’s a collection of photos from the rally.
A statement of Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, July 22, 2014.
Critical Ethnic Studies Association and the African Literature Association endorse the academic boycott of Israel
The US Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) congratulates both the Critical Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) and theAfrican Literature Association (ALA) following their recent, respective announcements to heed the call from Palestinian civil society and endorse the academic boycott of Israel.
As Palestinians residing in Gaza are faced with yet another brutal Israeli war that has killed than 500 Palestinians dead, and amidst the ongoing dispossession and erasure of the Palestinian people within historic Palestine and the Shatat, the international community must raise their voices and take action to pressure Israel.
A group of feminist anti-occupation activists issued a petition calling on Israel to engage in immediate negotiations with Hamas based on the organization’s demands. They created the petition because they felt the complete absence of any voice speaking to the Israeli public. There was no one, absolutely nobody, telling them that their government is playing with their lives, while there are alternative much less bloody routes. And while they fully support international pressure, and have been calling for it on any available stage, they believe intervention gains further legitimacy and is reinforced by attempts, ineffective as they may be, to address the Israeli public directly.
It appears to Henry Norr that the horrific images we’re all seeing from Gaza are starting to have an effect, and more and more people are seeing through the politicians’ rhetoric about “Israel’s right to defend itself” and coming to understand the sheer viciousness of the Israeli onslaught – and the racism that underlies it.
Nine Jewish activists protesting the Israeli assault on Gaza were arrested today after occupying the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) office in midtown Manhattan. The protesters, members of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Jews Say No! (JSN), stood in the office for an hour, holding a banner, singing songs in Hebrew and English and reading the names of the more than 600 dead who have been killed as a result of the Israeli attack. The act of civil disobedience came amidst a wave of global protests against the Israeli attack.
A speech given to the Chicago Rally for Palestine on July 20, 2014.
Video of an Israeli raid Bethlehem’s Aida Refugee Camp early in the morning on July 21st, 2014. Soldiers arrested 3 young men and assaulted several others. They confiscated footage from that night’s clashes in Bethlehem from journalist Mohammed Al Azza, briefly detained him and assaulted him and his two younger brothers. A father in the camp attempts twice to visit his brother’s home being raided by soldiers in an effort to see his son, and is denied violently by IDF. Screams can be heard in the streets as gunfire and sound bombs from the Israel military go off while youth throw stones toward the soldiers.
Israeli peace activist Rann Bar-On provides an account of the weekend’s violence and demonstrations in Haifa. Palestinians and Israeli Jews gathered to demonstrate against Israel’s attack on Gaza, and were greeted by right-wing protesters who chanted, ” Death to Arabs”, “Death to traitors” and “Death to leftists.” The right-wing demonstrators also threw stones at the peace activists.
The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) and Jews Against Genocide (JAG) call on Jews of Conscience to “lay siege” on Israeli consulates with protests, creative actions, pickets and demonstrations and to protest events that attempt to justify Israel’s brutality against the Palestinian people.
Ellen Davidson writes: “Growing up in my Jewish family, it was a given that Jews supported civil rights, opposed the Vietnam War and believed in education, science and progress. Israel was a distant place where survivors of the brutal European Holocaust struggled to live in peace, occasionally beset by terrorists and attacking armies from the surrounding countries….[But] the more I learned about Israel, the more I realized that what I had been taught growing up was a lie.”
A letter calling for the UN and governments to impose a military embargo on Israel was published in the Guardian on July 19 2014. It is signed by six Nobel peace laureates: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Adolfo Peres Esquivel, Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú and Betty Williams. Other signatories include Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, playwright Caryl Churchill, US rapper Boots Riley, João Antonio Felicio, the president of the International Trade Union Confederation, and Zwelinzima Vavi, the general secretary of the Confederation of South African Trade Unions.
When Senator Chris Murphy invited his Connecticut constituents to a hike up East Rock Park this morning, he did not expect to be met by activists from the Middle East Crisis Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace. The activists had gathered to express outrage at Murphy’s support for Israel’s ongoing massacre of over 300 Gazans. Captured on video, Senator Murphy denied knowledge of the Senate’s recent Resolution 498–a greenlight for Israel’s war–despite the fact that Murphy himself co-sponsored it.