What government in the world incarcerates one person in five, including, at some point in their lives 40% of the male population?
It’s not the US, but close—its chief partner, Israel, which incarcerates thousands of Palestinians including, in the past six months alone, more than 400 children.
With the Netanyahu regime unleashing aggression against Palestinians and a global attempt—especially in New York State—to silence the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions Movement, it is a critical time for US activists to act in solidarity with Palestine. In the tradition of the Black power movement, the movement for Black lives, and the Pelican Bay hunger strikes of the past few years, we need to stand with Palestine.
Join us on Friday, July 15th for a discussion of how the US and Israel use incarceration to contain and dismantle resistance—and how we can push back. Members of two recent delegations to Palestine—a prison, labor and academic delegation and a Dream Defenders delegation—will report on what we saw and heard, and how it echoes current repression and current struggles for justice here.
As the world mourns the death of the courageous Muhammad Ali, remember that he said, in 1974: “In my name and the name of all Muslims in America, I declare support for the Palestinian struggle to liberate their homeland and oust the Zionist invaders.”
Friday, 15 July
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway, NYC
Organized by the 2016 U.S. Prison, Labor, & Academic Delegation to Palestine