The defacement of the the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural in Olympia, WA which compares settler colonization in North America and Palestine is an egregious act intended to silence and disrupt Indigenous solidarities.
Today, Palestinian human rights defender and BDS coordinator Mahmoud Nawajaa was released by an Israeli military court, after 19 days of illegal detention. without charges. Since his arrest on July 30, the Israeli internal security Shin Bet has failed to present any formal charges against him.
On Saturday August 22nd, dozens of socially distanced protests will take place across the UK, demanding an end to complicity in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. Here’s why.
100+ racial, economic, and social justice organizations have issued an open letter encouraging community institutions to rethink their relationships to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The letter comes in response to the ADL’s history of targeting and co-opting movements for justice—particularly those led by communities of color—and advancing Islamophobia, policing, and global militarism while projecting a false badge of progressivism.
Prof. Imad Barghouthi, a faculty member in the physics department of Al Quds University, writes from Ofer prison where he has been held since July 16. He asks the international community for support in demanding his release, or least the ability to continue teaching during his detention.
Jewish Voice for Peace has become the first organization to unionize within the US-based Palestine solidarity movement. “We unionized because liberation starts at home (and the workplace) and cannot happen without workers at the forefront,” writes Amira al-Thawra.
The only two reasons why Israel abducted Mahmoud Nawajaa in the middle of the night is he is an indigenous Palestinian, and that he successfully advocates for the indigenous, human, and civil rights of his people. A thousand Israelis who support Boycott from Within demand his release.
British progressive rabbis have written an anti-annexation letter to the Israeli embassy in London that suggests they finally confronting the collective Jewish implications of the entire Zionist project. “The moral integrity of the Jewish people is at stake.”
Haneen Maikey, the director of alQaws, speaks to the Palestinian LGBTQ community who held a historic protest in Haifa on July 29, 2020. “Your persecution only fuels us to create larger, louder spaces for queer life in Palestine.”