Search Results for : black lives matter

11 Sep
9:56

Rights Groups Sign Letter of Affirmation to “Black Lives Matter”

via the International Solidarity Movement A number of Palestinian human rights organizations have recently issued a letter of solidarity in conjunction with the efforts of US-based group Black Lives Matter, in taking an active stance against racist colonial policies against non-whites. The letter reads as follows: The world watches as Black and Brown bodies […]

09 Aug
8:39

Black Lives Matter Endorses BDS: “Israel is an apartheid state.”

Black Lives Matter and The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 organizations representing African Americans, published a comprehensive platform, Friday of last week, which addresses the systemic racism, violence, oppression and discrimination faced by black communities in the United States. Along with calling for ‘an end to the […]

25 Aug
10:55

Israel Lobby Smears Black Lawmaker for Meeting Palestinians

08/24/16 Rhania Khalek (Photo: Florida Senator Dwight Bullard has faced onslaught from pro-Israel groups for joining this Dream Defenders delegation to Palestine in May — via Instagram.) Dwight Bullard, a progressive African American state senator representing Florida’s 39th district, is under attack from Israel lobby groups for visiting the Israeli-occupied West […]

21 Aug
8:35

VIDEO: 1,000 Black Activists, Artists and Scholars Demand Justice for Palestine

Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations have launched a statement expressing their solidarity and commitment to ensuring justice for Palestinians.19th August 2015 | Black4Palestine | USA Signatories to the statement span a wide cross-section of Black activists and scholars, including Angela Davis, Boots Riley, Cornel West, dream […]

12 Jun
1:51

The Palestinian struggle is a black struggle

One of the pillars of my trip to Gaza with the Palestine Literature Festival turned out to be an ongoing discussion regarding the essential blackness of the Palestinian struggle and the need to form greater ties with our “natural allies” from Africa and South America in particular. At one event, […]

14 Dec
7:32

Pro-Israel Lobby Groups Secretly Admits Boycott Is Effective, Leaked Report Shows

Ali Abunimah discusses a leaked report from Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), a front for Israel government-backed lobby group StandWithUs, which admits the cultural boycott is “constantly growing” and “innovative”. TRNN Video & Transcript   BEN NORTON: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Ben Norton. As the campaign to boycott […]

15 Nov
3:16

Finally Released: Censored Al Jazeera Documentary Exposes Israel-Backed Attacks on US Activists

Al Jazeera’s undercover film The Lobby – USA, censored by Qatar, has finally been published by The Electronic Intifada. Editor Ali Abunimah discusses the documentary’s explosive revelations, exposing Israel-backed attacks on US activists. Contextual Content Watch trailer. Watch all four parts here and here. Video Interview & Transcript (Download the mp3 here.) BEN […]

19 Jan
7:01

I am American, Jewish and Banned from Israel for my Activism

Medea Benjamin is an author and cofounder of Codepink: Women for Peace. Her latest book is Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connections. This month, Israel announced that activists affiliated with 20 organisations, including mine Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel and occupied Palestinian territories because of our support for […]

07 Jan
7:40

US Palestine Solidarity: Reviving Original Patterns of Political Engagement

by Loubna Qutami, for the Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. Overview The past decade has seen major shifts in Palestinian and Palestine solidarity activism in the US. Many of these changes both inform and are caused by the explosion of awareness of the Palestinian struggle, which has long languished at the periphery […]

25 May
5:01

(VIDEO) Art as a Form of Nonviolent Resistance: Palestine

Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh talks about his art and its importance to him and to the Palestinian people. Mohammad is the author of White and Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine. TRNN transcript: Sharmini Peries: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. Most media outlets […]

05 Dec
3:55

Memorial Erected for Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah and Tamir Rice (VIDEO)

This Friday, the Lajee Cultural center, located in Aida Refugee Camp, Bethlehem, held a memorial for the two children, Abdul-Rahman Obeidallah, who was killed by an Israeli sniper on his way home from school, and African-American Tamir Rice, who was killed by the US police while playing with a toy […]

09 Nov
3:12

Knesset Authorizes Bill to Ban BDS Supporters from Israel

A bill preventing supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel was authorized on Monday,  for its first reading in the Israeli parliament, according to Israeli media. Ma’an News Agency reports that, according to the Jerusalem Post, the interior committee of the  Israeli parliament (Knesset) approved […]

13 Aug
10:59

Beyonce Cancels Israeli Tour Dates

Israeli news site Yedioth Ahronoth (Ynet) reports that Beyonce fans in Israel will be disappointed to learn that the singer’s representatives have announced a round of performance cancellations that were supposed to include two concerts in Israel: “Beyonce’s performances, which were supposed to take place in Hayarkon Park in October, will […]

11 Aug
10:32

5 American Activists Deported from Israel

Five American pro-Palestinian campaigners were detained, interrogated and deported by Israeli officials as they tried to enter the country to “observe the conditions under which Palestinians live,” NBC Newsreported a US rights group saying. Middle East Monitor reports, according to Al Ray, that the activists were trying to “gain a better […]

10 Aug
9:14

ISM Issues Statement Concerning Israeli Measures against Activists

8th August 2016 | International Solidarity Movement The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led movement with a mandate to support Palestinian nonviolent popular resistance to Israeli military occupation and apartheid. Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance includes the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel, until it adheres to its obligations […]

30 Jul
2:49

Army Kidnaps A Teen, Peace Activist, In Bil’in Weekly Nonviolent Protest

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped a Palestinian teen and an Israeli solidarity activist. The Popular Committee in Bil’in said the soldiers kidnapped Hamza al-Khatib, 17, and Israeli peace […]

30 Oct
11:49

Cameras at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque

Without attention to the fact that Israel is an occupying force, cameras at al Aqsa mosque will easily become a tool of the occupier.Israeli forces removed cameras Monday set up around the al Aqsa mosque by the Islamic Waqf – the Jordanian custodians of the Mosque, as per Israel and […]

18 Jan
3:42

US Racial Justice Activists Rally in Nazareth

A group of activists for racial justice in the United States have released a video filmed in Nazareth, in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against Israeli apartheid.According to Ma’an News Agency, the video was filmed at the conclusion of a ten-day tour by representatives of groups associated with black rights […]

11 Jan
6:34

African-American leaders visit Palestine, vow solidarity with Palestinian liberation movement

A delegation of young African American leaders from Ferguson and other US cities organized by ‘Dream Defenders’ are traveling through the Occupied Palestinian Territories this week to see first-hand the reality of life under military occupation.According to one of the delegation organizers, Ahmad Abuznaid, “The goals were primarily to allow […]

08 Jun
12:26

‘This Is For Palestine’: Mum Who Gave Birth Through Smuggled Sperm

photo: Huriye, 4-year-old, daughter of Suhad and Sameer Abu Fayed [MEMO] In 2014, Suhad Abu Fayed gave birth to her daughter Huriye, a bright-eyed child with a mop of curly hair. When Suhad took Huriye to see her father, Sameer, for the first time, the Israeli guards at the prison where […]

15 Apr
12:10

How The Left Also Dehumanizes Palestinians In Gaza

by Susan Abulhawa Along the political spectrum, from the far left to extreme right, and spanning racial and ethnic lines, nearly everyone who has something to say about protesters in Gaza seems to fail the task of recognizing Palestinian humanity. If it’s coming from the right, the narrative is of terrorists, […]

19 Mar
6:38

The Attack on Ilhan Omar and Pelosi’s Unconditional Support for Israel

Nancy Pelosi pledged support for Israel “even if the Capitol crumbles,” as major Democratic Party funder and pro-Israel advocate Haim Saban looked on – TRNN’s panel discusses anti-Semitism, Israel and the Democratic Party with Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay. Jeff Cohen was the director of the Park […]

18 Mar
4:42

16th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Murder – An Interview With Her Parents

Sixteen years ago, Israel’s army murdered solidarity activist Rachel Corrie as she defended a Palestinian home from demolition; TRNN replays its 2015 interview with her parents, with host Paul Jay. Video & Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network. I’m Paul […]

23 Jan
6:31

Israeli Companies Sell Spy Tech They Perfected for Occupying Palestine

TRNN’s Greg Wilpert speaks to Antony Loewenstein, author of an article called “Exporting the Technology of Occupation.” He shows the growing connection between Israeli offensive cyber companies and mass surveillance, in the service of authoritarian governments around the world. Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m […]

09 Jan
11:55

Birmingham Honors Angela Davis after Israel Lobby Sabotages Award

(from the Electronic Intifada) American academic Angela Davis says she is “stunned” at the decision of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama to revoke a human rights award it was planning to give her at a gala next month. In a statement on Facebook, the iconic Black intellectual and activist said that the […]

23 Nov
1:05

How Can Gaza’s Contaminated Water Catastrophe Be Solved?

by Sandy Tolan Since the 2014 war, Mousa Hillah, known to neighbours and family as Abu Ali, has had far bigger worries, which are etched deeply into the exhausted face of the 48-year-old grandfather. Dodging shell fire from Israeli tanks, he fled with his family from the destruction of his Shuja’eyya neighbourhood, flattened by Israel in an attack so devastating […]

19 Oct
7:45

Israeli Private Intelligence Companies Turn Civilians into Enemies

Shir Hever talks about Psy-Group and other Israeli private intelligence companies, and the role which they play in undermining democracy when intelligence gathering is privatized. TRNN Video & Transcript: MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News. I’m Marc Steiner. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Israeli private intelligence company […]

19 Jan
7:16

New Orleans Human Rights Resolution Under Attack (VIDEO)

by Ben Norton Top New Orleans politicians are pushing to rescind a historic human rights measure because one of the many countries it could affect is the State of Israel. The New Orleans city council voted unanimously on January 12 to pass a resolution that would have created a mechanism […]

12 Jan
7:19

After Israel Decimated Gaza, Human Rights Defenders Failed It (4/4)

In his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the UN Human Rights Council, and other defenders of international law have succumbed to Israel’s pressure and whitewashed its crimes in the Gaza Strip. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

28 Aug
7:08

Rethinking Our Definition of Apartheid: Not Just A Political Regime

Overview As Israel intensifies its settler-colonial project, apartheid has become an increasingly important framework for understanding and challenging Israeli rule in historic Palestine. Indeed, Nadia Hijab and Ingrid Jaradat Gassner make a convincing argument that apartheid is the most strategic framework of analysis. And in March 2017, the UN Economic and Social […]

19 Aug
5:42

Israel Withholds Secret List of BDS Supporters (VIDEO)

The Israeli government is compiling a list of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) activists who are not allowed to travel to Israel. Asa Winstanly of the Electronic Intifada talks about the effort to expose this secret list. TRNN transcript: SHARMINI PERIES: It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to […]

29 Nov
7:35

BDS Movement Counts Successes for 2016

(Photo: A campaigner in the West Bank puts up a poster in support of a campaign during Ramadan encouraging people to boycott Israeli products. Community boycott campaigns are spreading across the West Bank and the whole of Palestine.) The year 2016 will be remembered by Palestinians and supporters of Palestinian freedom, […]

15 Jan
10:49

Weeks of Repression and Resistance in Ni’lin

January 15, 2016 10:49 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

A walk through the olive groves of Ni’lin village, down the dirt road between stone walls and cacti and past the scattered remnants of spent tear gas canisters, grenades and bullet casings reveals a striking vista: the Israeli-constructed, illegal Apartheid Wall cuts sharply across the fields, the 8-meter-high concrete slabs […]

14 Aug
7:24

Ali Dawabsheh, Cecil the Lion and the Biopolitics of Animal Life

How is it that outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion has spread so far, and yet many people in the United States have still not heard the name of Ali Dawabsheh, the 18-month-old Palestinian toddler who was burned to death on July 31?Dawabsheh was burned alive when a […]

01 Jun
6:58

Today We Buried 91 Persons; Do You Even Care

Today, Thursday May 31 2012, the Palestinians held an official ceremony for prayers and burial of 91 Palestinians, killed so many years ago, and buried in what Israel calls “Numbers Graveyard”, where each person is buried with a number attached to the body. Skulls and bones were buried today, while […]

13 Feb
4:49

The Revolution Continues After Mubarak’s Fall

Yesterday evening, after it was announced that Hosni Mubarak had met the first demand of the revolution and left office, I headed toward the Egyptian embassy in Amman. The joy on the streets was something I had never experienced before. From all directions people came, pouring out of cars stuck […]

01 Dec
7:50

Why NGO Monitor is attacking The Electronic Intifada

NGO Monitor has launched a campaign targeting a Dutch foundation’s financial support to The Electronic Intifada, accusing the publication among other things of ‘anti-Semitism.’ NGO Monitor is an extreme right-wing group with close ties to the Israeli government, military, West Bank settlers, a man convicted of misleading the US Congress, […]

20 Jan
8:10

One Country: Reviewing an Alternative Vision

For years the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been mired by a series of failed peace negotiation, enmeshing Israeli Jews and Palestinians in a seemingly intractable struggle. Even 59 years after the creation of the state of Israel the quest for Jewish security has not been realized, while Palestinians—those dispossessed in 1948, […]

30 Dec
9:37

Reactions to Saddam Hussein’s execution

Saddam Hussein's execution is being widely condemned by Palestinians, with this considered a “black day.” The decision of the "American client government in Iraq to execute  the Iraqi President is unfair and part of the American and Zionist conspiracy against Arab and Islamic countries," Jenin resident Faris Yousef said Saturday. […]

30 Dec
3:18

Palestinians Condemn Saddam’s Execution

December 30, 2006 3:18 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Saddam Hussein's execution is being widely condemned by Palestinians, with this considered a “Black Day.” The decision of the "American client government in Iraq to execute the Iraqi President is unfair and part of the American and Zionist conspiracy against Arab and Islamic countries," Jenin resident Faris Yousef said Saturday. […]

17 Nov
9:52

Democrats Ignore Subjugation of Palestinians in Vilifying Carter’s Book

President Jimmy Carter's courageous new book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, is due on bookstore shelves November 14, 2006. In it, Carter reportedly states, "Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement." As a result of such excerpts – and the […]

02 Aug
5:49

Israel’s Wall of Horrors

The rage and extremism of the Islamic militants in Lebanon and the occupied territories in the West Bank and Gaza appear incomprehensible to the outside world. The wanton murder, the raw anti-Semitism, the callous disregard for human life, including the lives of children and other innocents, permit those on the […]

19 Jul
2:33

Letters from Lebanon: LEBANON IS KIDNAPPED!

Dear Family and Friends, Ha! I think I am becoming a reporter now! First, we are still safe, but hardly anyone sleeps. The bombing has been continuous, day and night with no reprieve. We are in the mountains and we are awakened by the sound of the explosions. And it’s […]

18 Mar
7:51

Pro-Israel Lobby determines U.S. Policy, says Harvard Study

U.S. policies in the Middle East don’t serve the country’s national interest, and are determined primarily by the country’s pro-Israel lobby, according to a study published Thursday by researchers from Harvard University and the University of Chicago. the following article is excerpted from the report: For the past several decades, […]

13 Oct
3:30

Living Shield

The most dramatic moment arrived in the evening after Yom Kippur. We were sitting in the courtyard of Arafat’s Mukat’ah (compound); a group of Israeli peace activists and Palestinian friends, senior Palestinian Authority officials. A pleasant mild wind was blowing after a hot day. We were chatting about the situation […]