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It’s time to decolonise Thanksgiving by Layla Darwish

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Our people can relate to the genocide committed against Native Americans who, like Palestinians, coveted their land until it was stolen from them. No group was more familiar with the fertile land in America than its indigenous people, who taught the white European colonists how to successfully harvest it. These colonialists in turn enslaved the Natives, and subsequently brought black slaves from West Africa to further “develop” the land and the country. This process is quite similar to the one where Jewish refugees (at first) came to Arab Palestine from Europe and were taught by indigenous Palestinians how to cultivate the land in the Mediterranean (something European Jews were not accustomed to). Palestinians enthusiastically welcomed Jewish refugees and helped them settle, until Palestinians were ultimately betrayed by the Zionist Movement. This resulted in genocide, with many Palestinian families murdered and led to the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes (and for many the forced migration from the region), and eventually the confiscation of Palestinian land which is still occurring today. This entire process in Palestine is a systematic colonisation as it was for the Native Americans.

Continue reading at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20211119-its-time-to-decolonise-thanksgiving/

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Pro-Palestinian protest demands action, Hillel opposes on The Daily Campus

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SJP student organizers said actions in support of Palestine include calling local politicians, looking into the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement and demanding university divestment from companies that fund weapon manufacturers. 

Layan Alnajjar, a fifth-semester marketing major, was one of the students who vocalized her beliefs, and during her speech, she encouraged people and institutions to stop funding corporations that make weapons that aid in the destruction of Palesteninan people… “I spoke today because I just feel that no one at UConn knows what’s going on. No one knows how UConn is taking their tuition and funding it toward genocide,” Alnajjar said in an interview after the event.    

Continue reading at https://dailycampus.com/2021/11/04/pro-palestinian-protest-demands-action-hillel-opposes/

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NST Leader: Of Palestine and peace on New Straits Times

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The US can begin by not supplying weapons to Tel Aviv. Israel, being the only nuclear-armed state in the Middle East, is already the most militarised in the region. Besides, the Zionist regime is using American weapons to commit genocide against the Palestinians. The US knows complicity is a crime, but yet it persists. Next, the US must condition its US$3 billion annual aid on Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

Continue reading at https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/leaders/2021/11/742177/nst-leader-palestine-and-peace

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Students for Justice in Palestine: Holding Andrew Yang accountable on The Daily Northwestern

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We walked out to call attention to Yang’s vocalized support of the state of Israel, which came during a time when the Israeli government was carrying out large-scale violence against Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah and Gaza. We walked out because Yang refuses to condemn Israel’s war crimes and apartheid policies — specifically its forced evictions and ethnic cleansing, which are key markers of the genocide against Palestinians. 

Continue reading at https://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/10/28/opinion/students-for-justice-in-palestine-holding-andrew-yang-accountable/

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Condemn “Bridging the Gap: Israel” Winter Term Program by Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace

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The use of ideological “both sides-isms” frames the Occupation of Palestine as a conflict and not a settler colonial project carrying out genocide. The Winter Term project puts the needs of a predominately wealthy, privileged Oberlin student population above the rights and realities of Palestinians experiencing genocide and ethnic cleansing… The genocide occurring in Palestine is ongoing and to take a trip to Palestine under any circumstance other than working towards Palestinian liberation is grossly inappropriate and directly supports apartheid.

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Minnesotans press Klobuchar to vote against Iron Dome funding on Fight Back! News

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Miller continued, “Israel’s Iron Dome missile system is not ‘self-defense.’ Its existence enforces the siege of Gaza and protects Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank. The Israeli Occupation Force knows that Palestinian resistance to genocide and ethnic cleansing is inevitable and seeks to soothe Zionist settlers with a sense of security in the lands they stole. The Iron Dome is a part of decades of aggression against Palestine, and the U.S. is complicit thanks to our taxpayer dollars.”

Continue reading at http://www.fightbacknews.org/2021/10/23/minnesotans-press-klobuchar-vote-against-iron-dome-funding

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Kamala Harris Tells Student Who Accuses Israel of ‘Ethnic Genocide’: ‘Your Truth Cannot be Suppressed’ on C-SPAN

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Harris’ exchange with the college student came during a classroom visit to northern Virginia’s George Mason University… the student said, “You brought up how the power of the people and demonstrations and organizing is very valuable in America. But I see that over the summer, there have been, like, protests and demonstrations in astronomical numbers standing with Palestine, but then just a few days ago there were funds allocated to continue backing Israel, which hurts my heart because it’s an ethnic genocide and a displacement of people — the same that happened in America — and I’m sure you’re aware of this. I bring this up also because of the issue of how Americans are struggling because of lack of health care, public health care, lack of affordable housing and all this money ends up going to inflaming Israel and backing Saudi Arabia and whatnot. And I think that the people have spoken very often in what they do need, and I feel like there’s a lack of listening. And I just feel like I need to bring this up because it affects my life and people I really care about.”

Continue reading at https://www.mediaite.com/news/kamala-harris-tells-student-who-accuses-israel-of-ethnic-genocide-your-truth-cannot-be-suppressed/

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LAUSD teachers union members expected to table vote on Israeli-Palestinian resolution indefinitely on Los Angeles Daily News

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A vote on a controversial resolution expressing support for Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel will likely be shelved during a meeting this week of members of the union representing Los Angeles Unified teachers. A substitute motion is expected to be introduced during Thursday’s meeting that calls for the original motion to be postponed indefinitely and for voluntary forums about the conflict in the Middle East to be held instead… Supporters of the original resolution have accused the Israeli government of committing apartheid and genocide against Palestinians.

Continue reading at https://www.dailynews.com/2021/09/21/lausd-teacher-union-members-expected-to-postpone-vote-on-israeli-palestinian-resolution-indefinitely/

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THORNTON: Media silence does not necessitate yours on The Vanderbilt Hustler

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“I think Americans largely get it,” the former Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu told us in 2014. “They know who the good guys are and who the bad guys are.” The ways in which we are presented information prompts us to “get it.” This is not to say there isn’t biased reporting that exists in the opposing favor, because there is, but it would be a lie to say it’s frequent or comparable. We get, as past presidents of the United States have reminded us, that Israel is a shining democracy, despite Palestinian and Arab second-class citizenship. We get that this alliance withstands violent apartheid and military regime. We get discriminatory laws, reminiscent of American Jim Crow, and mass Palestinian incarceration. We get ethnic cleansingimperialist blockade and systemic economic strain. We get periodic bombing. Get massacres. Get slow-motion genocide. We get it without question and without concern, and most importantly, get it while being too stupid to understand such a complicated conflict.

Continue reading at https://vanderbilthustler.com/41746/opinion/thornton-media-silence-does-not-necessitate-yours/

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Protest outside White House as Israeli PM seeks assurance of U.S. support for apartheid on Liberation News

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Noting that Biden and Bennett were meeting to solidify their ties, she said: “It is further proof — as if more is needed — that the peace process has always and will continue to be a sham. It is evidence that we as Palestinians were never meant to have a say in our future, but are instead expected to take some sort of deal handed to us from above … When we resist as a people, Biden’s response is to invite our oppressor into his home. He claims progressive values, but what is progressive about genocide? After the Zionist regime dropped bombs on Gaza for 11 days straight, Biden sent an extra $735 million in weapons from Boeing to the Zionist regime.”

Marching in a broad circle around the White House grounds, the protesters chanted, “Bennett, Bennet you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide!”

Continue reading at https://www.liberationnews.org/protest-outside-white-house-as-israeli-pm-seeks-assurance-of-u-s-support-for-apartheid/

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