Tagged: Solidarity

FBI Opened terrorism investigation into nonviolent Palestinian solidarity group, documents reveal News & Analysis
Chip Gibbons, the Intercept

FBI Opened terrorism investigation into nonviolent Palestinian solidarity group, documents reveal

Hundreds oof pages of investigation files show the FBI had been surveilling the International Solidarity Movement, a Palestine advocacy NGO that sheds light on Israel's crimes against Palestinians by brining volunteers to visit occupied Palestinian towns and cities.

on April 6, 2020
Americans of color find common cause with Palestinians News Roundup
Cristina Maza, The National

Americans of color find common cause with Palestinians

Americans of color and Palestinians are building on a decades-old connection to create a modern solidarity movement.

on October 18, 2019
Roger Waters Recites Palestinian Poem on Anti-Trump Song “Supremacy” News Roundup
Maggie Serota, SPIN

Roger Waters Recites Palestinian Poem on Anti-Trump Song “Supremacy”

Roger Waters teamed up with Palestinian band Le Trio Joubran to record “Supremacy,” a rebuke to the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and eventually move the U.S. embassy there. The move was considered a major setback to the Middle East peace process.

on March 14, 2018
Vic Mensa, Tom Morello, And More Call For The Release Of Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi News Roundup
Michael Rancic, Uproxx

Vic Mensa, Tom Morello, And More Call For The Release Of Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi

A letter posted today by the organization Dream Defenders calls for the release of a detained teenage Palestinian activist, Ahed Tamimi, who was arrested by Israeli forces this past December for slapping an Israeli soldier in a video that went viral. “In the US, we know all too well what it’s like to be oppressed simply because you exist, because you refuse to give up your fight for freedom,” the letter signed by artists and activists including Vic Mensa, Tom Morello, Angela Davis, Jesse Williams, and Cornel West reads.

on February 12, 2018
“Building a Common Resistance” from the US to Palestine News Roundup
Nora Barrows-Friedman, The Electronic Intifada

“Building a Common Resistance” from the US to Palestine

Pressure is mounting on the iconic UK-based band Radiohead to cancel their July gig in Tel Aviv. Dozens of artists, musicians and intellectuals have signed an open letter to Radiohead urging the band members “to think again –

on May 16, 2017
Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem Wins Wildly Popular ‘Arab Idol’ Song Contest News Roundup
William Booth, The Washington Post

Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem Wins Wildly Popular ‘Arab Idol’ Song Contest

Thousands gathered in the holy city’s Manger Square late Saturday night to watch one of their own win the “Arab Idol” song contest, the wildly popular ratings monster that brings the...

on February 26, 2017
BDS Activist Raises $56,000 for Vandalized Jewish Cemetery News Roundup
Times of Israel Staff

BDS Activist Raises $56,000 for Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

A Palestinian-American activist who has voiced support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to help repair...

on February 22, 2017
Palestinians Deserve Justice Too News Roundup
Rahul Saksena, The Hill

Palestinians Deserve Justice Too

President Trump and his team have taken hard-right positions – and now executive action – on issue after issue, and a cross-movement resistance is emerging. Activists are rising up against...

on February 12, 2017
Michael Bennett Boycotts Trip, Says He Won’t Be Used by Israel News Roundup
Steve Almasy, CNN

Michael Bennett Boycotts Trip, Says He Won’t Be Used by Israel

Michael Bennett, a Pro Bowl defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, is one of the NFL's most outspoken players on social issues. And once again he is in the middle of a controversy after announcing...

on February 12, 2017
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