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July 14, 2016

FYI: Friday: Imprisoned Resistance — Politics of Incarceration in the U.S. and Palestine

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From: Sampeur, Jane-Roberte
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 2:42 PM
Subject: FYI: Friday: Imprisoned Resistance — Politics of Incarceration in the U.S. and Palestine

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to grow, Mumia Abu-Jamal and other speakers will discuss how the military, police, prisons, mass displacement, and other forms of racialized state terror are used against communities of color in both the U.S. and Palestine. Join us on July 15 for this timely conversation.

Friday, July 15, 6:30 pm

Imprisoned Resistance: Politics of Incarceration in Palestine & the U.S.

Members of two recent delegations to Palestine—a prison, labor and academic delegation and a Dream Defenders delegation—will report on what they saw and heard, and discuss parallels mass incarceration, and struggles for justice.

Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway, NYC 
Organized by the 2016 U.S. Prison, Labor, & Academic Delegation to Palestine

Imprisoned Resistance Green


Video: Palestinians and Blacks in the US Fight the Same Battle
Palestinians aren’t strangers to racial persecution, and although they are miles away they can empathize with the Black struggle in the US.

Video: When I See Them I See Us (Video)
From Ferguson to Gaza, from Baltimore to Jerusalem, from Charleston to Bethlehem. . . . No one is free until we all are free.

U.S. Police Routinely Travel to Israel to Learn Methods of Brutality and Repression
If we are to end the militarization of U.S. law enforcement, one of the most important parts of that will be stopping the training of police by the Israeli military and intelligence apparatus.  We do not want their methods of repression and brutality replicated here.

Israel’s export of occupation police tactics
The training of foreign police and security forces in the methods used to pacify resistance to apartheid, military occupation and the warehousing of the Palestinians should give pause as to what these tools of Israel’s pacification industry will be deployed against in countries receiving the training.

Modern-day lynchings: an international view
It is not an accident that equipment frequently used by the Israeli military for (read Palestinian) crowd control, such as tear gas grenades, triple chaser gas canisters, stun grenades and LRAD (long-range acoustic devices), are now part of the US police force armamentarium.

2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine
Israel’s widespread use of detention and imprisonment against Palestinians evokes the mass incarceration of Black people in the US, including the political imprisonment of our own revolutionaries.

Black Solidarity Statement for Bilal Kayed & All Palestinian Political Prisoners
This week in particular, we grieve the further loss of Black lives to extrajudicial killings by the state. We express our solidarity in the midst of immense pain because we understand that these violent acts are not “isolated incidents” for us or Palestinians, but systemic to the US and Israel.

The Greatest was a black man who supported Palestinians
Many of those who got up to praise and eulogise him would be among the first to persecute a contemporary athlete if he/she would dare to embark on the moral path Ali walked decades ago when he went to a Palestinian refugee camp and said openly, “I declare support for the Palestinian liberation struggle”.

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