Their flag, like their state, will fall by Omar Zahzah

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If only language existed to capture what is impossible to feel, yet is inflicted all the same; not just a state of perpetual mourning—for this is at least definable, if no less unbearable. No, there is something more: it is also the terrible weight of the discord between perpetual mourning (which includes the certainty of mourning to come) and that, 74 years on, even as the façade continues to crack, there are still liberal bromides that sanction this status quo or, worse yet, blame us for it, asking us to be silent about being slaughtered with total impunity, having our homes destroyed on a whim, to swallow our sweat, our tears and blood in addition to the unbearable burden of a false “peace:” asking us to say that this was fine, to abandon our keys in the dirt or, if we can’t do that, at least die quietly so that a liberal establishment that defines state-sanctioned genocide as an adequate antidote to horrendous oppression can sigh with comfort.

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Nakba74: The ‘voice of Palestine’ will be ignored no longer by Omar Zahzah

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A blue, bullet proof PRESS vest and a sniper-shot to the head, just below the helmet line: this is the anatomy of a genocide.

A funeral for a nationally beloved journalist murdered by a colonial regime that is overrun by Zionist occupation forces who beat pallbearers and nearly overturn the coffin completely: this is the anatomy of a genocide.

International inaction at a fascist colonial ethno-state that slaughters Indigenous people at will, at random, and for nothing more or less than the “crime” of existing: this is the anatomy of a genocide.

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DSA disbands Palestine solidarity working group as furor over Bowman continues by Omar Zahzah

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Fortunately, whatever the majority of the DSA NPC might suggest, there is a wide world of political struggle outside and beyond electoral politics. Palestine cannot be reduced to the patronizing condescension of a leadership body more interested in self-advancement than collective liberation, and the NPC’s autocratic move to disband the WG will undoubtedly continue to have ripple effects that will far outpace the measly self-importance of the censorious body, as more and more individuals realize the inherent injustice of silencing Palestinians on behalf of authorities who vote to fund their ongoing genocide.

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Greenwashing Provides Cover for Zionist Settler-Colonialism by Omar Zahzah

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Greenwashing gives ethical cover to colonial Zionist brutality. It also provides the rationale by which the JNF and various other pro-colonial Zionist organizations, foundations and non-profits enjoy charitable status. This charitable status allows the JNF to provide tax credits for donations, meaning that up to 25% of their budget comes from the public’s tax dollars. In other words, “charity” is being weaponized to facilitate ethnic cleansing and genocide in real time.

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The unexceptional roots of Zionist fragility by Omar Zahzah

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When revelations of the latest instance of Zionist brutality previously came to dominate the media—such as the exposure of the Israeli Occupation Forces’ involvement in the genocidal Sabra and Shatila camp massacres in Lebanon of 1982, or the grotesquely asymmetrical death toll of assaults upon Palestinians in the Gaza strip such as in the summer of 2014—predictions that we had finally reached the point where the political mainstream must finally set firm limits upon Israeli military and colonial aggression usually proved unfounded.

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