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Disability, the Politics of Maiming, and Higher Education in Palestine by Yasmin Snounu, Phil Smith, Joe Bishop, on Disability Studies Quarterly

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.

Upon communications with friends in Gaza, Yasmin learned that doctors were shocked by the injuries because they noticed that Israel used a new type of ammunition that melts skin and bones. Israeli practices of maiming indigenous Palestinians demonstrate systematic oppression, which deems the Palestinian body valueless as it is always the target within an ongoing Israeli ethnic cleansing, genocide, and apartheid, processes noted by Pappé (2014). Article 1 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The High Contracting Parties undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances.” In addition to Canada not abiding by this article, it is directly empowering Israel’s violations of international and humanitarian law.
Please don’t reward Canada for supporting and enabling Israel’s ethnic cleansingwar crimesapartheid and genocide. I call on you in the name of my father, who died without being able to return to live in his beloved homeland, to not support Canada’s bid for a UNSC seat.

Continue reading at https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/6381/5244

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New Book Finds Queer Complicity In Palestinian Genocide by Eli Erlick

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.

You’re probably already familiar with Jasbir K. Puar’s scholarship, even if you don’t know her by name. The renowned Rutgers Women’s and Gender Studies professor published her first renowned book Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times in 2007. The monograph quickly circulated around colleges and universities internationally and popularized the terms pinkwashing and homonationalism by the late 2000s. Over a decade later, Puar is now back with another groundbreaking book at a timely moment in queer political history. The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability offers readers a glimpse into the politics of queerness and disability, focusing on Israel and dozens of other contemporary conflicts…

Continue reading at https://intomore.com/culture/new-book-finds-queer-complicity-in-palestinian-genocide

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