The Trumps and Netanyahus think they can use anarchy as a specter to vilify uprisings, but Adi Callai writes: “The more they use the term ‘anarchists’ to disparage a mass movement, the higher we can raise our voices and offer an alternative.”
Images of protesters being violently detained have been frighteningly similar not only across the US, but are also a daily occurrence in Palestine. Is there a connection? Yes, there certainly is.
The confluence of George Floyd’s murder with the coronavirus pandemic has made it possible for Black Lives Matter’s abolitionist message to be adopted by millions. This message is increasingly including Palestine.
“The Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice is intertwined with global justice struggles of other oppressed communities. The COVID-19 crisis demonstrates these intersections and provides an opportunity for global mobilisation in support of racial, Indigenous, social, economic, gender and climate justice” – Apoorva PG, South Asia Coordinator for the BDS National Committee
Ishmael Khaldi’s success as an Israel diplomat, as well as his experience as a Palestinian of abuse at the hands of the security services, exemplifies Israel’s hybrid version of apartheid.
George Floyd’s death and the violence that Palestinians who live under Israeli occupation face both reflect the oppression of racist, unjust societies.
The Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council (JVP HAC) joins the multitude of social justice groups and community-led calls for an end to the structural and systemic racism in, and violence by police forces across the country towards Black Americans.
Peter Miller explains the parallels and linkages between US law enforcement practices and what Israeli forces use to maintain the occupation in Palestine.
“We must remember that George Floyd didn’t die due to a lack of oxygen. He died because of a lack of justice,” Palestinian artist Taqi Spateen tells Mondoweiss.