by Sara Noble • April 18, 2014
Intifada USA? American Radicals Build Ties to “Palestinian” Revolutionaries
S In an ominous warning of trouble to come in the first few days of the New Year, a group of mainly Black and Latino American revolutionaries traveled to Israel/”Palestine” to build ties to Arab comrades: ubmitted by Trevor on January 17, 2015 – 4:47 am EST http://www.trevorloudon.com/2015/01/intifada-usa-american-radicals-build-ties-to-palestinian-revolutionaries/#comment-1458794
Representatives at the forefront of the movements for Black lives and racial justice took a historic trip to Palestine in early January 2015, to connect with activists living under Israeli occupation.
Dream Defenders, Black Lives Matter, journalists, artists and organizers representing Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) and more have joined the Dream Defenders for a 10-day trip to the occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel.
The trip came after a year of highly-publicized repression in Ferguson, the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as solidarity between these places.
Ahmad Abuznaid, Dream Defenders’ legal and policy director and a co-organizer of the delegation, said that the goal of the trip was to make connections.
http://www.infiltratednation.com/ has an excellent blog on January 19, 2015.
Monday, January 19, 2015
htt The full list of delegates includes five Dream Defenders (Phillip Agnew, Ciara Taylor,Steven Pargett, Sherika Shaw, Ahmad Abuznaid), Tef Poe and Tara Thompson(Ferguson/Hands Up United), journalist Marc Lamont Hill, Cherrell Brown and Carmen Perez (Justice League NYC), Charlene Carruthers (Black Youth Project), poet and artistAja Monet, Patrisse Cullors (Black Lives Matter), and Maytha Alhassen, a USC PhD student. Catch up with the delegation and follow their last few days using #DDPalestine on Twitter and Instagram.ps://vmrc101.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/infiltrated-nation/
The 10-day trip — co-organized by Dream Defenders’ legal and policy director, Palestinian American Ahmad Abuznaid — was a historic and unprecedented action to connect the oppression of black and brown people globally to the U.S. A number of representatives on the trip, including St. Louis rapper and poet Tef Poe, stood tirelessly on the front lines of d http://vimeo.com/116675694 demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo. just months before to dismantle state violence,specifically the death of black bodies at the hands of a militarized police force.
We are asking young people around the country to go to the U.S. Attorney’s office near them.
Get Involved at dreamdefenders.org/handsup