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“Land Body Industry” explores the impact of industry on human lives by Maddy Folstein

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Drawing from conversations with her family and archival research, artist Lamia Abukhadra’s work examines the impact of genocide and war on her Palestinian heritage.

“I tell a story of genocide specifically through my family’s point of view. I talk about the orange grove that we used to own, which was our livelihood…”

As Abukhadra attempted to bring this location into her work, she had to dig to identify the specifics of the location she was trying to depict.

“I do often use maps as a way of locating, and then what’s interesting about location is that a lot of villages and streets and towns and cities were either erased off of maps or renamed, so it’s really hard to find where things were, so you have to do a lot of digging through maps … that existed before 1948,” Abukhadra said.

Continue reading at http://www.mndaily.com/article/2018/01/a-land-body-industry-explores-the-impact-of-industry-on-human-lives

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Parallel Liberation Struggles conference on Asian American Press

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The Parallel Liberation Struggles: Lessons in Resistance conference is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 in Keller Hall, Room 3-210 on the campus of the University of Minnesota, 200 Union Street S.E., Minneapolis. Lunch also will be provided.

… The presentations that follow will explore the similarities in violence used against African Americans, Native Americans, Jews, Muslims, Palestinians, Armenians and other groups victimized by colonialism, apartheid, genocide, and ethnic cleansing. The means and methods of resistance will be reviewed as responses to the oppressions. Impetus for this conference is a commemoration of 100 years of resistance to the 1917 Balfour Declaration beginning the settler-colonial project on Palestinian land.

Continue reading at http://aapress.com/community/parallel-liberation-struggles-conference/

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Vanishing Palestine by Lila Sharif

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Palestine’s landscape becomes the exclusive property of Israeli state bureaucracy and Jewish settlement. Through legal measures, genocide is embedded in the very architecture of Israeli settler- colonial occupation in ways that make impossible Palestinian claims to land. The “off limits” status of Palestinian lands also manifests within architectures of surveillance and confinement, as biopolitical forms of genocide.
… as a settler- colonial power, Israel’s implmentation of direct and indirect structures of genocide ranges from outlaw-ing the word nakbah in historical textbooks and colloquial discourse, to providing a Palestinian homeowner one week to demolish their own home or be imprisoned and fined, to eliminating any trace of Palestinian life in areas like Jabal Abu- Ghneim. For Shehadeh, Israeli “law” meant that members of his family legally did not exist
… The eco- occupation of Palestine thus extends beyond spectacular massacres to mundane forms of genocide vis- à- vis the regulation and monitoring of Palestinian land and biopolitics. As a result of these measures, “life is lived on threads” in such a way that is obscured by the regimes of legality where the management of bodies masquerade as due processes that render Palestinian lifeways and landways “off limits.

Continue reading at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304573221_Vanishing_Palestine

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