A Palestinian man rests inside his makeshift shelter next to the remains of his house, which was destroyed in the Israeli offensive, during a 72-hour truce in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip on August 13, 2014. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)
Basically what’s happening in ferguson.
the part i dont understand is how white people snap the second the jokes are about them because you see them going to shows where people like chris rock or gabriel iglesias are the comedians and they in there laughing their asses off when all the jokes have to do with the struggles of being a minority
water’s too spicy for white people? not funny, you’re rude as hell
jokes about hopping the border and being slaves? hilarious af keep going
#UFSJP stands in solidarity with #RasmeaOdeh who was arrested on October 22nd by agents of Department of Homeland Security, FBI and ICE. She is charged with immigration fraud. Allegedly, in her application for citizenship, she didn’t mention that she was arrested in Palestine 45 years ago and tried in an Israeli military court that does not recognize the rights of Palestinians to due process. She is now facing being stripped of U.S. citizenship, a prison term of ten years and probably, after prison, deportation.
Rasmea has been unjustly targeted because of her activism, specifically related to Palestine. She is the associate director of Arab American Action Network (AAAN), one of the oldest institutions in the Arab community in Chicago. She leads a women’s committee with 600 Arab and Muslim women and she is also a leader in the immigrant rights movement in Chicago.
UF SJP not only stands against political repression in Palestine but within our own country.
If you would like to be involved in demanding that the charges be dropped against Rasmea sign this petition http://www.iacenter.org/rasmeaodehpetition/ initiated by the Committee to Stop FBI Repression
Hebron, Palestine - 1929
Palestine in 1938, British soldiers escort a group of Palestinian prisoners from the Old City of Jerusalem after a revolt against the British in 1938.
عمل الفنان التشكيلي الفلسطيني ياسر رزيقات العمل بالألوان المائية.
A picture of ZIM ship on it’s way back to Oakland taken by activist in downtown area. If you are in the Bay Area, Join us in Oakland!
August 19, 2014
For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland. And today, we salute the rank and file of ILWU for standing with us against Israeli Apartheid by honoring our pickets and letting the ship go from the SSA terminal this afternoon!
Saturday we mobilized thousands of our community to show the world that Oakland does not welcome racism, apartheid or Zionism, from Ferguson to Palestine. We flooded the streets and marched towards the Port only to discover that the ZIM ship decided to stay at Bay rather than dock and be confronted by the power of our numbers. The ship attempted to dock and unload on Sunday, but within a half hour’s time hundreds of us organized community pickets requesting that ILWU to stand with us on the side of justice and not unload the Apartheid ship. And as ILWU always has, and as they did during South African Apartheid, they demonstrated their solidarity with the global fight against oppression and honored our picket. Once again on Monday, and then on Tuesday morning, community pickets coupled with worker solidarity stopped the ZIM ship from unloading.
Today we declare a historic victory for Palestine as Oakland held down the longest ever blockade of an Israeli ship. Not only did we block the boat, but we also showed the world that racist exclusionary state of Apartheid Israel has no place on our port, and will soon find that it has no place on any port on the West Coast.
Oakland feels firsthand the brutality of Israeli war-making. And Palestine knows too well the role the US plays in facilitating the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinian people. From the policing and militarization of our local communities perfected with Israeli tactics of repression to the billions that the US provides Apartheid Israel, the connections are clear and are made for us. And over the last four days we showed the world that we stand shoulder to shoulder from Palestine to Oakland to Ferguson as we struggle bring down every wall, every apartheid system and every racist state.
Palestine will be free.
(Source: Block the Boat)
Editor’s Note: I personally know people who MADE this happen in the subsequent days after the initial blockade. Cheers go out to them. Amazing people! This is a victory, but the ship is now headed to LA to port. It must be blocked there too.