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Tell Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: stand by your principles — stand with Palestine!


From a petition at

Supporters of justice around the world were heartened when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently won the Democratic congressional primary for a Bronx/Queens district with a grassroots campaign that included a forceful condemnation of the ongoing Israeli massacre of Palestinian Great Return March protesters in Gaza.

Now, under intense Zionist backlash, she has “walked back” her stand, saying she had not used “the right words” in calling out Israeli occupation, and endorsing Israel’s “right to exist.”

We fully embrace Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ original defense of Palestinian rights, and reiterate these essential facts:

Alexandria, your campaign is only as strong as its principles. Just as you speak truth to power for Abolish ICE, Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter, and Puerto Rico, stand firm with justice for Palestine!

This post was originally published as a petition on on July 22, 2018. 

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14 Responses

  1. Qualtrough
    July 23, 2018, 2:07 pm

    Simply not going to happen. She’s aiming for the big-time in US politics, and you ain’t going to get there being pro-Palestinian.

  2. Citizen
    July 23, 2018, 2:28 pm

    Petition is good. I will sign it, and spread it around.

  3. wondering jew
    wondering jew
    July 23, 2018, 2:44 pm

    who is currently the most pro palestinian congressman?

    i would think that she should contact peter beinart, i think he could help her navigate uncharted waters. it will involve savvy and wisdom.

    • wondering jew
      wondering jew
      July 23, 2018, 2:49 pm

      he would chart a position further to the left than his own. but still careful.

    • echinococcus
      July 24, 2018, 9:06 am

      It looks as if the fierce Cerberus sitting in Moderation is a baa-lamb when it comes to commercial ads for the services of Zionist rattlesnake politicians, eh Yona?

    • chocopie
      July 25, 2018, 4:52 pm

      Yes, she’d better put herself under the tutelage of a Jewish man to learn all about Palestinian issues.

  4. Mooser
    July 23, 2018, 2:47 pm

    James Comey weighs in on twitter:

    “Democrats, please, please don’t lose your minds and rush to the socialist left. This president and his Republican Party are counting on you to do exactly that. America’s great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership.”

    Such concern he has.

    • gamal
      July 25, 2018, 5:24 pm

      “Such concern he has”

      yes “the socialist left” has cachet now, whatever you do don’t go socialist, but Ash Sharkar, an ostensibly Muslim lady went “communist, you fucking idiot” the other day, he didn’t say anything about not going communist, theres still time America…

  5. wondering jew
    wondering jew
    July 23, 2018, 2:48 pm

    By the way, the Great March of Return was not so great. More like desperate measures. It will be remembered in the context of what comes next in Gaza. And that is still unclear.

    • eljay
      July 24, 2018, 9:49 am

      || Yonah Fredman: By the way, the Great March of Return was not so great. More like desperate measures. … ||

      Yup, it’s strange what the women chained in the rapist’s basement are willing to try in order to secure their freedom and to get justice.

      Stranger still are the people who:
      – condemn the women for the acts of violence they (attempt to) commit against the rapist; and
      – justify the acts of violence the rapist commits; and
      – insist on and defend the rapist’s “right” to “self-determination”.

    • chocopie
      July 25, 2018, 4:59 pm

      Imagine people living under an indefinite blockade and periodic wide-scale massacres being desperate.

      Actually, I think it will be remembered for IDF shooting medics and journalists in broad daylight with thousands of witnesses.

  6. echinococcus
    July 24, 2018, 9:02 am

    Always a good idea to strip off the pretense of single-party shepherd dog politicians to be anything but the vote pimps of the imperial war machine.
    Mentioning something in that way, within the petition, would help people cut free from the Empire parties later –when they see such appeals used as toilet paper by Ocasio (or Sanders, etc.)

  7. punterweger
    July 24, 2018, 12:46 pm

    Excellent petition! I signed, shared, and contributed to spread the word.

  8. Spring Renouncer
    Spring Renouncer
    July 25, 2018, 7:35 pm

    This is a great petition. I just signed it and sent her an e-mail about the apparent change in her support for Palestinians at her address [email protected]

    The PBS interview was a real punch to the gut. I am from NYC and raised awareness about her primary campaign with several friends who live in her district, after hearing her brave interview in The Intercept in the wake of the Gaza Land Day and Nakba Day massacres. Like me, all of them are pro-Palestian and that was one of the reasons they ended up voting for her.

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