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Beyond Apartheid and Genocide—Justice for BLM and Palestine by Noura Khouri

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

The irony should not be lost on us that the same people opposed to the use of “genocide” and “apartheid” are the same people justifying, therefore perpetuating and complicit in, the crimes in Palestine.

Similarly in the U.S., police are not held accountable and their supporters are in deep denial of the state violence and countless crimes against Black people taking place in their name. All those making justifications and denunciations, who are outraged—not at the violence itself—but at those like Colin Kaepernick and others that choose to no longer stand for symbols of this centuries-old and ongoing oppression, are too directly complicit.

When generalities are made, distinctions are muddled, and even those with the best intentions are left to interpret meanings or are completely confused by the insidious details of the system at work.

Continue reading at http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Beyond-Apartheid-and-GenocideJustice-for-BLM-and-Palestine-20160904-0015.html

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#Arabs4BlackPower Statement | بيان #عرب_لقوة_السود

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

We, the undersigned artists, academics, mothers, fathers, students, refugees, and community organizers with ties to Arabic-speaking regions, declare our unwavering solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). We fully and wholeheartedly endorse the policy demands put forth by the US-based Movement for Black Lives platform and its transnationalist vision for Black power, justice, and freedom. We join you in reiterating the necessity of shared struggle and collective liberation of all oppressed and indigenous peoples globally…


أما بعد،

نحن، الموقعون أدناه من فنانين وأكاديميين وأمهات وآباء وطلاب ولاجئين وأعضاء من مجتمع المنظمين الحقوقيين العرب، نعلن دعمنا الكامل ومساندتنا لحركة السود ضد الأنظمة العنصرية في الولايات المتحدة.

إننا ندعم سياسة الحركة ومطالبها قلباً وقالباً، بكل ما تحملُه منصّتها من مساعٍ وأفكار رائدة حول العدالة، والحريّة والقوة للسود. ونشارككم الرأي حول ضرورة توحد نضال المقموعين والسكان الأصليين حول العالم، لعلمنا أنه لن يكون التحرير حقيقياً إلا إن كان شاملاً للجميع.

 

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The Movement for Black Lives, the Palestinian Struggle, and a Creeping Genocide by Zeina Azzam

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

Perhaps the most hard-hitting sentence in this section of the M4BL platform is, “The US justifies and advances the global war on terror via its alliance with Israel and is complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people.”.. Many American mainstream Jewish organizations have seized on the sobering term “genocide,” indignantly refusing to acknowledge its applicability to the Palestinian situation. Some of them ask if its use makes the platform anti-Semitic or anti-Israel. In response, others maintain that Israel’s policies toward the Palestinian population should be seen for what they are: racist, discriminatory, and destructive with the aim of destroying Palestinian culture and identity—and ultimately, large numbers of the Palestinian population.

Continue reading at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/08/15/movement-black-lives-palestinian-struggle-and-creeping-genocide

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