Category Archives: Education and genocide

‘No Thanks, No Giving’ in the Time of the Coronavirus by Benay Blend

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In the year of the coronavirus, when Americans mourn that their celebrations will be missing extended family members and friends, due either to their deaths or restrictions put in place to prevent more deaths, it would be good to remember that the original settlers were uninvited guests, intruding on land which they would steal from its inhabitants.

Refusing to tell the real story of Thanksgiving implies committing genocide again. By erasing the history of Indigenous people—whether Native American or Palestinian—we side with the oppressor who wants to literally remove the people who are native to the land.

“We talk about the history because we must,” said Mahtowin Munro (Wampanoag), a co-organizer for the 50th National Day of Mourning in 2019. 

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/no-thanks-no-giving-in-the-time-of-the-coronavirus/

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Shohini Ghosh on Love Queer Cinema. Hate Apartheid. hosted by Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Movement

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As is known across the world, the government of Israel has, over the decades, carried out systematic and genocidal violence against the people of Palestine, whose land they illegally occupy. The Israeli government has established a regime that is brazenly discriminatory, majoritarian, racist, and Islamophobic. I see such an opposition to be urgent, because people and governments across the world are beginning to find acceptable the absolute violation of the rights and liberties of certain citizens, and the decimation of social and cultural fabrics…

Watch at at https://www.facebook.com/BDSNationalCommittee/videos/357924045481913

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HTR Summer Fellowship Must Take an Anti-Zionist Stance on Harvard PSC

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[T]he Apartheid Israeli state has demonstrated its gross violation of international law and made a mockery of United Nations Resolutions Zionism as a genocidal and ethnocidal political ideology does not exist in isolation. Zionism as propagated by Theodore Herzl and effectuated by war criminals — and founding fathers of the state of Israel — David Ben Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon, Yossef Nachmmani, Ezra Danin, and many others, is deeply rooted in, and shares theoretical and practicable frameworks with, white supremacy, settler-colonialism, ethnonationalism and fascism. We have a moral obligation to resoundingly reject each of these ideologies of division, hate, and exclusion. 

Continue reading at https://www.harvardpsc.com/fellowship-petition/htr-summer-fellowship-must-take-an-anti-zionist-stance

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The Right to Education Campaign: Resisting Annexation by Stop the Wall

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The fact that the Israeli occupation systematically deprives Palestinians in the Jordan Valley of their right to education creates an entire generation ignorant of their history and cultural identity. Ruining Palestinians’ cultural identity and attempting to erase the collective memory that connects them as a people with other Palestinians is another way, in which Zionism aims to eliminate the native Palestinian people. This amounts to a policy called ‘cultural genocide’. The Right to Education Campaign aims to create facts on the ground to save Palestinians’ cultural identity from obliteration. 

Continue reading at https://www.stopthewall.org/2020/07/01/right-education-campaign-resisting-annexation/

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Petition: Calling for the Expulsion of USC Students and from USC by USC Student

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…a white student at USC, was recently called out for an Islamaphobic TikTok he publically uploaded which mocks Palestinian and Muslim people. In the TikTok, he wears a hijab, mocking and appropriating Muslim religious practices and expression. He also stated in texts that Palestinians are dying because they refuse to “let Israel exist”, blaming Palestinian people for their own displacement and genocide.

Continue reading at https://www.change.org/p/carol-folt-calling-for-the-expulsion-of-usc-students-and-from-usc

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Mizrahi Jews Speak in Support of the California Ethnic Studies Curriculum by Michal David and Shahar Zaken

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The JIMENA statement also ignores the crimes of Zionism towards Mizrahi Jews. The most striking example is the institutional kidnapping of thousands of Mizrahi (mostly Yemeni) babies from their families. Other examples abound. When Jews from Muslim countries arrived in the nascent Israeli state in the 1950s, they encountered the racism of the Zionist institutions that established an Ashkenazi hegemony. Mizrahi migrants were treated differently than their Ashkenazi counterparts. After the Nakba (نكبة), which means “catastrophe” in Arabic and refers to the destruction of the Palestinian villages and cities and displacement and genocide of Palestinian people in what became the State of Israel, the now-vacant land was in the hands of the Israeli state. While European Jewish migrants were settled in central metropolitan areas and given housing by the state with the prospect of ownership, Mizrahi Jewish migrants were settled on frontier border areas, in underfunded public housing, in order to bolster the Zionist claim to the land of dispossessed Palestinians, and secure the border against invasion. 

Continue reading at http://jocsm.org/mizrahi-jews-speak-in-support-of-the-ca-ethnic-studies-curriculum/

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Thinking about Assam by Shiv Visvanathan

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Another added, “We are the real mimics of authoritarian Israel. The CAA does to Muslims and Bangladeshis what the Israelis did to Palestine. The Holocaust is no longer Nazi. The irony is, it is used and reinvented by the Israelis. It is one of the ironies of history. We want to repeat a genocide by creating the new gulags of Partition. The sadness is we have neither a Gandhi nor a Solzhenitsyn to combat it!”

Continue reading at https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/thinking-about-assam/cid/1728258

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