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Solidarity with Chicago Dyke March: Oppose Zionist “pinkwashing” by Workers World Chicago bureau

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.

“Pinkwashing” is a public-relations strategy used to portray Israel as the only place in the Middle East that is friendly to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people. It relies on a broad-brushed slander of the entire Arab and Muslim world, which is presented as “backward.” It is further based on the egregious lie that the Israeli settler state treats LGBTQ Palestinians as equal to LGBTQ Israelis.

… Another essential component of pro-Israel propaganda is the conflation of Judaism and Jewish identity with the settler state of Israel, a lie which anti-Zionist Jewish organizations, like Jewish Voice for Peace and the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, have rejected. This conflation allows Zionists to smear anyone who criticizes Israel as “anti-Semitic,” providing a cover for Israeli genocide of the Palestinian people, and erasing the voices and work of Jews worldwide who reject Zionism.

Continue reading at http://www.workers.org/2017/06/26/solidarity-with-chicago-dyke-march-oppose-zionist-pinkwashing/#.WVIOmNOGP1I

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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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Brown People for Black Power Cancels Workshop at Creating Change Conference 2016

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There is no “constructive dialogue” to be had about the deliberate genocide of Palestinians, or the detainment of queer and trans people of color.  There is nothing good that can come out of the “inclusion” of those who occupy, those who kidnap, those who incarcerate and those who terrorize. As Brown people for Black power, we recognize that the actions and positions of I.C.E. and A Wider Bridge not only affect Palestinians and Latinos, but also affects Afro-Palestinians, Afro-Latinos, and undocumented Black people.

Continue reading at http://brownpeopleforblackpower.tumblr.com/post/137748233892/brown-people-for-black-power-cancels-workshop-at

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Nation of Islam: Minister Farrakhan on Israel’s Genocide in Gaza

Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed Israel’s war against the Palestinians in Gaza. Minister Farrakhan comments were delivered during his international address from The Nation of Islam’s National Center in Chicago, IL, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Continue watching at http://www.noi.org/israels-genocide-gaza/

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