Boycott Sydney Festival Campaign is ‘Largest and Most Successful’ by Amal Naser

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.

Australia has a brutal history of colonization, founded on land theft and the genocide of Indigenous populations. This history is all too familiar to Palestinians.

Continue reading at https://www.palestine-studies.org/en/node/1652367

#MUSICIANSFORPALESTINE PODCAST 4 – DRMNGNOW on Musicians for Palestine podcast

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.

This whole mentality of “get over it”, “move on”, that’s prevalent in so-called “Canada”, and anywhere in the world where there’s indigenous people who want justice. And so for me, you know, it’s the same thing with Palestine. I know that it’s a really tricky circumstance, and there’s people from the other side of the fence that have different views about what’s going on over there, but for me there’s genocidal activity going on, on those people. And so if there’s any way that I can support that in any shape or form, I’m always ready to do that.

Continue reading at https://soundcloud.com/musicians4pal/musiciansforpalestine-4-drmngnow

Third rally in a month amid rising tensions in Palestine on CBD News

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.

Hundreds gathered at the State Library in July for a rally organised by Free Palestine Melbourne for the third Pro-Palestine march in Melbourne’s CBD in two months, following the escalation of conflict in Gaza… Attendees were draped in flags and carrying signs adorned with Pro-Palestinian messages “It’s not war! It’s Genocide!”, “Free Palestine”, and “Palestine occupied but unconquered.” 

Continue reading at https://cbdnews.com.au/third-rally-in-a-month-amid-rising-tensions-in-palestine/

Black Australia to Palestine: solidarity in decolonial struggle by Eugenia Flynn and Tasnim Sammak

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.

Beneath the status quo friendship between Australia and Israel, Black Australians and Palestinians are linked through a shared history of struggle against settler colonialism, genocide and oppression. Both lands were colonised by the British, and the legitimacy of both states – Australia and Israel – are recognised under international law while colonisation is simultaneously not regarded as a crime. 

Continue reading at https://indigenousx.com.au/black-australia-to-palestine-solidarity-in-decolonial-struggle/

Australian children’s book creators sign open letter in support of Palestine on Books+Publishing

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 understand that witnessing and naming plays an important role in change-making. What we are witnessing is called genocide. With this letter, we hope to normalise this conversation within the publishing industry, the wider arts community and beyond; shifting us closer to a tipping point, and to Palestinian liberation.”

Continue reading at https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2021/06/02/187279/australian-childrens-book-creators-sign-open-letter-in-support-of-palestine/

Contain us if you dare: Palestine solidarity in a time of fierce anti-racism by Tasnim Mahmoud Sammak

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.

Colonisers are scrambling to find support for their blood-drenched national project even after the failures of the Arab Spring to birth self-governance that represents the pro-Palestinian will of the people. They are also finding it difficult to sustain Israel’s revisionist narration of history as we quite meaningfully contextualise settler claims to Sheikh Jarrah within Nakba, which marks today seventy-three years of genocide and dispossession this 15th of May, 2021.

Continue reading at https://overland.org.au/2021/05/contain-us-if-you-dare-palestine-solidarity-in-a-time-of-fierce-anti-racism/

Welcome to the Nakba: notes from the epicentre of an apocalypse by Micaela Sahhar

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.

Palestinians are not people ‘of Palestinian heritage’. That is to misunderstand the meaning of our diaspora. That is to misunderstand the nature of ethnic cleansing, forcible removal, spaciocide, genocide, the weaponising of language that would have us disappear in plain sight. Palestinians are not ghosts. Although it is true that we have the power of haunting (what criminal is not haunted by the flesh and blood evidence of their crime?). When a Palestinian tells you they are a Palestinian, this is not an opinion.

Continue reading at https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-238/feature-welcome-to-the-nakba-notes-from-the-epicentre-of-an-apocalypse/

Guest Blog: Lois Griffiths – Grandmothers, Little Brothers, Baby Sisters on The Daily Blog

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.

Israel  has spent August  regularly bombing Gaza,… a school here, farmland there.. 

Israel has shut down Gaza’s access to fuel needed for electricity  ,  stopped Gazans from fishing.

Medical facilities in Gaza were unable to cope before COVID-19. Medical supplies are less than minimal. Public water is unsafe.

COVID-19 is in Gaza.

The legal definition of genocide by the way, includes having the ‘intent’ to destroy a people. 

Continue reading at https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2020/08/31/guest-blog-lois-griffiths-grandmothers-little-brothers-baby-sisters/

Black-Palestinian Solidarity conference: Contesting settler nationalisms by Gary Foley and Suzannah Henty

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.

Hage’s second key point was directed against speaking about genocide as if it were a fait accompli after which attempts at reconciliation are to be made. In fact, both Aboriginal and Palestinian peoples have survived extermination attempts and refused settler-controlled reconciliation. 

Continue reading at https://www.radicalphilosophy.com/conference-report/black-palestinian-solidarity-conference

Israel’s Eurovision win pinkwashes genocide by Tess Lewis

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.

But the Basque and Crimean flags are deemed political, and therefore are forbidden. So is the flag of Palestine. For Europe, having Israel as a Western-aligned “watchdog” in the Middle East is far too important to allow a Palestinian flag to be seen on camera.

Winning Eurovision has been part of a long, cynical project by Israel to promote itself as a feminist, gay-friendly utopia – which has included a very literal instance of pinkwashing when it painted fighter jets pink – to distract from its brutal oppression of the Palestinian people.

Hosting Eurovision next year will be a further boon for that project. Artists from around Europe (and Australia) will descend on the country, posting to social media snaps of their carefully stage-managed tours.

Continue reading at https://redflag.org.au/node/6334