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From Ferguson to Palestine, the Struggle for Freedom Continues

Queen Arsem-O'Malley on January 19, 2015

“We came here to Palestine to stand in love and revolutionary struggle with our brothers and sisters,” journalist and scholar Marc Lamont Hill declared to kick off a solidarity demonstration in Nazareth last week. Hill was one in a coalition...

Students Stand Up and Speak Out in Sacramento, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, DC

James Cersonsky on August 15, 2014

This post, curated by {Young}ist contributor James Cersonsky, was originally published at StudentNation and is reprinted here with permission. 1) At 11, Not One More On August 2, more than 2,000 people marched on Washington, DC, to pressure President Obama...

Your Liberal Rhetoric Won't End the Massacre in Gaza

Reem Suleiman on July 31, 2014

To many Americans, Palestinians are just statistics. As I write this, the Ministry of Health in Gaza announces over 1,255 Palestinians dead in Israel’s recent assault, over 230 of whom are children. The numbers move past the bottom of our...

Palestine Across the Globe: Transnational Mobilization for Gaza and BDS

Alexander Abbasi on July 25, 2014

Palestinians teach life. Indeed, we do. The Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadeh famously wrote the poem “We Teach Life, Sir” to demonstrate what it means for an occupied peoples to live under a system which superiorizes one human population over another....

Fight Back: Tips on Organizing for Justice in Palestine

Michelle Zei on May 13, 2014

There’s much more to campus life than classes and parties: college is a fundamental time to question beliefs and develop social consciousness. The college campus has always been an incubator for change and a battleground for political debate. Students exceptionally...

WSA Adopts Resolution Supporting Divestment From Israeli Military Occupation of Palestine

on May 06, 2014

At Sunday’s meeting, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) voted to adopt Resolution 11.35, which calls for the University and the WSA to divest from companies that profit from the occupation of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem....

Why I Walked Out

Anna-Lisa Castle on April 14, 2014

On Thursday, I was one of the hundreds of people who showed up to the Student Assembly meeting to talk about the possibility of talking about Resolution 72, which calls for divestment from six companies that profit from the Israeli...

Students for Justice in Palestine: Building a Movement from the Ground Up

Sean Estelle on November 11, 2013

The third annual Students for Justice in Palestine National Conference on October 25-27 continued the trend of growth in the Palestinian solidarity movement on college campuses across the United States. The theme of the conference was “From Margin to Center: Connecting...

Niggas in Palestine: Addressing the Global Construction of Racism

Kristian Davis Bailey on September 02, 2013

It was my first full day by myself in Ramallah after a two week-long delegation around Palestine with Interfaith Peace Builders, and after some anxiety about making my way outside with such little Arabic skills, went to meet up with...