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Trans-Led Coalition Shuts Down Chicago Pride Parade on Radical Faggot

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We rise in solidarity with Palestinian liberation, including the call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions!
The Chicago Pride Parade has a long history of allowing organizations that engage in pinkwashing–the promotion of Israel’s supposed positive record on LGBTQ rights as a means to distract from their brutal crimes against Palestine–to participate in the Parade. The presence of groups like A Wider BridgeStand With Us, and the Israeli Consulate General dishonors the legacy of the trans women of color who galvanized our movement. As an explicitly anti-Zionist collective leading an explicitly anti-Zionist coalition which includes Jewish, Muslim and Palestinian organizers, we reject any celebration of the illegal Israeli state in the Chicago Pride Parade. Trans and queer people will not be used as propaganda for a genocidal, settler-colonial state, in an attempt to spread racist and Islamophobic tropes about Palestinian culture. Pinkwashing, Zionism, settler colonialism, and genocide have no place in queer struggle. As a coalition, we proudly join the calls to free Palestine!

Continue reading at https://radfag.com/2017/06/25/happening-now-trans-led-coalition-shuts-down-chicago-pride-parade/

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Zionism’s problem with intersectionality by Shaheen Nassar

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Intersectionality is vested in a shared experience of racial subjugations, humiliation, and exploitation. But even if those connections didn’t abundantly exist, it would still not justify the ethnic supremacy, settler colonial genocide and racial segregation that Israel inflicts on Palestinians.

Even if it didn’t exist, it wouldn’t justify wholesale torture of Palestinians in Israeli prisons. And even if black, Latino, Native, and LGBTQ populations didn’t already identify with Palestine, it still wouldn’t justify the bombardment of the starving, impoverished masses of Gaza, resulting in the deaths of thousands of innocents, including my four-year-old cousin Deema Isleem, who was incinerated in her father’s arms, to clear the land for racially exclusive settlement.

Continue reading at http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/04/zionism-problem-intersectionality-170406134852446.html

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Cuban leader Fidel Castro was also a pro-Palestine president on The New Arab

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Two years ago, he condemned Israel’s offensive in Gaza. He described it as a “new, repugnant form of fascism” in a column for the Cuban communist party newspaper titled Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza. “Why does the government of [Israel] think that the world will be impervious to this macabre genocide that is being committed today against the Palestinian people?” he wrote.

In the same year Castro signed an international pro-Palestine manifesto which demanded that Israel respect United Nations resolutions. This included the withdrawal of all Israeli troops and settlers from the occupied Palestinian territories in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Continue reading at https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/blog/2016/11/26/cuban-leader-fidel-castro-was-also-a-pro-palestine-president

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Condemning Israeli ‘War Crimes,’ Taxpayers Call to Shut Off Aid by Brian Eakin

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U.S. taxpayers have brought a federal complaint to halt U.S. aid of Israel, saying the money is being used to fund war crimes in the Palestinian territories. “We’re trying to cut off aid to Israel based on its human-rights record,” attorney Martin McMahon said in an interview.

As laid out in McMahon’s Nov. 16 complaint, the U.S. Departments of Treasury, State and Defense have helped facilitate a “master plan” to permanently colonize Palestinian land and “de-nationalize” the Palestinian people…

… By committing crimes against humanity, genocide and denationalizing the civilian population, Israel has rendered the permanent annexation of the West Bank a “fait accompli,” according to the 69-page complaint. American taxpayers have been funding these operations for the past 30 years, the complaint alleges.

Continue reading at http://www2.courthousenews.com/condemning-israeli-war-crimes-taxpayers-call-to-shut-off-aid/

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Palestinian-Native American story link is slowly merging by Ramzy Baroud

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Thanks to many activists and intellectuals, the similarities between the Native and Palestinian struggles are now being articulated in earnest. The genocide of the Native Americans, similar to the ongoing destruction of the Palestinian nation, is one of the lowest points of human morality. It is particularly disheartening that there are yet to be serious attempts at addressing this grave injustice.

Continue reading at http://gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/palestinian-native-american-story-link-is-slowly-merging-1.1929883

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Palestinian Genocide and Canadian State Complicity on Institute of the Humanities

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On October 7-8, 2016, an important conference was held in Vancouver BC entitled “Genocide: The Politics of Denial, Forgetting and the Work of Memory”. One of the plenary sessions at this conference featured Sid Shniad and Hanna Kawas detailing the long history of Israeli genocide and ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people. The session highlighted historical and current examples of how the Palestinian people have been and are still being targeted, as well as the complicity of the Canadian state in this dispossession. Both speakers concluded with a call to support the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS movement.

Watch at http://www.voiceofpalestine.ca/?p=4811

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Michigan Radio rejects sponsor’s pro-Israeli message by Ali Harb

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But to Palestinian activists, the day commemorating the establishment of the State of Israel is a painful occasion and it has nothing to do with anti-Semitism… Nawash added that wishing Israel a happy independence day is a harmful message that amounts to advocating for “cultural genocide” against Palestinians. “When I celebrate the birth of Israel, I am celebrating wiping the identity of the history and culture of Palestinians,” he said. He said Israel destroyed the fabric of Palestinian society, both in Israel and the Palestinian territories, because of splintering caused by Nekba.

Continue reading at http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/news/id_12227/Michigan-Radio-rejects-sponsors-pro-Israeli-message.html

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