Columbia’s Double Standards: selective empathy and complicity in the Gaza Genocide by The Columbia University Apartheid Divest Coalition

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President Minouche Shafik’s December 20 email reaffirms that Columbia will stand on the wrong side of history amidst the ongoing genocide in Gaza. President Shafik emailed the Columbia community within the same hours that Gaza’s Health Ministry reported that the Israeli military had officially killed at least 20,000 Palestinians in Gaza in just 78 days. This figure does not account for the thousands of people crushed beneath the rubble of their homes, hospitals, and widespread civilian infrastructure. 

We strongly condemn Minouche Shafik’s email, which overlooks Columbia’s complicity in the ongoing genocide in Gaza and further demonizes Palestine advocacy on campus. 

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2023/12/columbias-double-standards-selective-empathy-and-complicity-in-the-gaza-genocide/

Eric Adams Is Back on His Reactionary Nonsense, This Time With Drones by Michael Dawson

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… Adams wants to considerably ramp up drone use in New York City… A few Twitter users have pointed out that Adams actually cited Israel’s Iron Dome technology as justification for drone use. Using a colonial empire currently waging genocide on Palestinian people is totally the best argument here, obviously.

Continue reading at https://www.themarysue.com/eric-adams-is-back-on-his-reactionary-nonsense-this-time-with-drones/

Letter to HRC members on atrocity prevention priorities at the Council’s 52nd session from Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

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The HRC plays an essential role in the prevention of mass atrocity crimes by responding to situations where populations are at risk of, or are experiencing, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity or ethnic cleansing. During its 44th session in July 2020 the HRC adopted Resolution 44/14 on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), recognizing the important contribution of the UN human rights system in addressing situations where there is a risk of atrocity crimes being committed. This is in line with the Council’s prevention mandate, enshrined in General Assembly Resolution 60/251, which stipulates that it shall “contribute, through dialogue and cooperation, towards the prevention of human rights violations and respond promptly to human rights emergencies.”

As a current member of the HRC we strongly urge you to uphold this shared commitment to prevent atrocity crimes. The Global Centre respectfully encourages you to consider the following recommendations as you engage in the 52nd regular session:

… During its 52nd session, the HRC will have an opportunity to discuss numerous other atrocity situations. We respectfully urge your delegation to actively participate in the interactive dialogues with the High Commissioner and the Designated Expert on Sudan, the Special Rapporteurs on Afghanistan and Iran and with the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia, the Fact-Finding Missions on Venezuela and Libya, and on the High Commissioner’s report on the Occupied Palestinian Territory. We also urge you to participate in the Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on human rights in Eritrea and on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the High-level dialogue on the Central African Republic. During the General Debate under Item 4, we respectfully urge your delegation to note that possible atrocity crimes are also currently being committed in Cameroon, the Central Sahel, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Mozambique, and Nigeria, and that the international community must do more to uphold its collective responsibility to protect.

Continue reading at https://www.globalr2p.org/publications/letter-to-hrc-members-on-atrocity-prevention-priorities-at-the-councils-52nd-session/

Within Our Lifetime Rally Toolkit on WOL

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From August 5th to August 7th, forty-nine Palestinians, including seventeen children, were murdered in cold blood in air strikes by occupation forces throughout Gaza and over 350 Palestinians were wounded. As rallies, marches, vigils and social media campaigns continue to be organized around the world to honor the martyrs of Gaza and to defend the Palestinian right to resist, this toolkit remains a resource for all those fighting for Palestinian liberation and return.

In response to the occupation’s latest genocidal attack on Gaza, we have added the full list of the names of the martyrs in Gaza and high resolution posters of them at the bottom of the page. Print them out and take pictures with them at protests and at home to continue the call to honor the martyrs of Palestine.

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CUNY Law faculty, several law orgs, endorse student’s BDS resolution against Israel on The Arab American News

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Law school faculty at a major university in New York has joined the ranks of educational and professional organizations supporting the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and recognition of Palestinian rights… The resolution calls for a boycott of Israeli apartheid government and Israeli companies that take advantage of and support Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine, thereby systematically ending long standing relationships between major U.S. colleges like CUNY and those occupation entities. In doing so, the resolution calls out CUNY’s complicity “in the ongoing apartheid, genocide, and war crimes perpetrated by the state of Israel against the Palestinian people through its investments in and contracts with companies profiting off of Israeli war crimes.”

Continue reading at https://www.arabamericannews.com/2022/05/17/cuny-law-faculty-several-law-orgs-endorse-students-bds-resolution-against-israel/

South Bronx in solidarity with Palestine by Richie Merino

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Understanding that both the U.S. and Israel are white-supremacist, settler-colonial projects, whose founding were predicated on genocide and stealing land, explains why both rely on exploitation, violence, subjugation and mass incarceration to keep their project going. Gaza is the world’s largest open-air prison.

Continue reading at https://www.workers.org/2022/05/63832/

Actions demand NY close groups backing settler genocide in Palestine by Liberation News

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The whole world recoiled at the May media footage of racist Israeli settlers threatening to kill and beating up Palestinian people in order to steal their homes in the Sheik Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. The press, however, did not point out  many of these arch-racist settlers are actually Americans with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship, whose real “home” is Long Island. Nor was it explained that the U.S. and state governments are complicit in these crimes because they allow, and even give tax exempt status to organizations which mobilize these home-grown racists for ethnic cleansing and genocide in occupied Palestine.

Continue reading at https://www.liberationnews.org/actions-demand-ny-close-groups-backing-settler-genocide-in-palestine/

NYC Peaceful Protest For Palestine In Manhattan by Farrah Sarafa

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The protest for Palestine in Manhattan this past month was one of a kind. Erected in wake of ongoing displacements, settlement expansions, and militarized upsurged in East Jerusalem, Palestinian voices have risen to the surface. Loud and clear, “Free Free Palestine, from the River to the Sea,” descendants of grandparents dispossessed of their land, freedom, and integrities are shouting out against Israeli apartheid and genocide. 

Continue reading at http://fractyll.com/nyc-free-palestine-protest-apartheid-israel/

Long Island, NY demands: ‘End all aid to apartheid Israel!’ by Sean Connolly

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On May 23, hundreds gathered in Garden City, Long Island, New York for a day of action in support of the Palestinian people, organized by a broad coalition… The day of solidarity took place just two days after a ceasefire temporarily halted Israeli aerial bombardments on the besieged Gaza Strip. Over 250 people were killed by Israel’s airstrikes in 11 days, including 66 children, and 2,000 were wounded… A key demand of the day of action was that the U.S. government end its military aid to Israel. “As United States citizens we cannot allow our taxpayer money to be used to fund genocide,” said Tela Trogue of the Shinnecock Nation, the Indigenous nation of eastern Long Island. 

Continue reading at https://www.liberationnews.org/long-island-ny-demands-end-all-aid-to-apartheid-israel/

Day of Rage Against Annexation Rally Toolkit by Within Our Lifetime

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Palestinians are left less than 10% of land over which they partially control subject to israeli military occupation, while the occupation’s full control will extend to 90% of Palestinian land. This is the latest stage of the ongoing Nakba and the most aggressive plan since the 1967 Naksa to steal Palestinian land and expand illegal israeli settlements. It is further institutionalization of genocide.

Continue reading at https://www.wolpalestine.com/toolkit