Have you been frustrated and enraged by the continuing silence of most U.S. politicians on Palestinian human rights? Have you been wanting to find a way to turn this anger into action? Come join other activists this Friday, May 13th to tell Representative Auchincloss to #STANDWITHTHE6.
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In June 2020, during the massive Black-led uprisings following the murder of George Floyd by US police, the ADL wrote an internal memo finally admitting the contradiction between its long support of law enforcement and its public claim to work for civil rights. The ADL admitted what they’ve known all along: their trips help militarize the police.
As a result of decades of Black and Palestinian movement building, and sustained local coalition campaigning, the ADL was forced to contend with the massive controversy around this program.
Ending this program is a step toward addressing the militarization of our communities, defunding and abolishing policing, and challenging the US-Israel alliance that maintains Israeli apartheid.
Many Palestinians, solidarity activists, and academics have recognized the "apartheid" character of Israel for many years. Recently, however, there has been a notable shift in mainstream organizations and figures willing to use this language.
On October 19, 2021, six prominent Palestinian organizations were labeled as so-called “terrorist organizations” by the Israeli Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz. This designation criminalizes the work of organizations that provide services, advocate for human rights, protect land and water resources, and speak out against the ongoing Israeli occupation and violations of international laws. It also threatens to set a dangerous precedent to “chill” civil society work not only in Palestine, but also in other regions around the world. More background information is available in this talking points/fact sheet document.
JVP joins 100+ philanthropic leaders in calling on our governments to denounce Israel’s criminalization of Palestinian human rights organizations. Such criminalization of civil society, if unchallenged, could set a dangerous precedent far beyond Palestine.
Read the open letter here.
#FundPalestine #ProtectHumanRights funders4palestine.com
Spoiler Alert: Auchincloss supports the suppression of Israel's human rights abuses.
PUMA sponsors the Israel Football Association (IFA), which governs and advocates on behalf of teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Join over 120,000 people who have called on PUMA to end complicity with Israeli Apartheid.
H.R. 2590 seeks to promote justice, equality and human rights for Palestinian children and families by prohibiting Israeli authorities from using U.S. taxpayer funds to detain and torture Palestinian children, demolish and seize Palestinian homes, and further annex Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
We are working to put an end to trainings between US police and Israeli military and security forces that exchange "worst practices" to better surveil, racial profile, and repress communities that are disproportionately People of Color.
JVP Boston joined organizers from across the globe to launch an open letter calling on Facebook to ensure that any amendments to its hate speech policy keep all people
safe and connected.