Samidoun is reprinting the following statement from the APSA. We support their action and encourage groups around the world organizing events and actions in support of Palestinian liberation to let us know about them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Phoenix branch of the Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance (APSA) led an action at the entrance of the Ben Shapiro speaking tour event in Phoenix, Arizona. on Thursday, August 16. Ben Shapiro is a young heartthrob of the “new conservative” movement and one of the most visible/influential voices of the american right. He is currently on a speaking tour of the U.S. and held a speaking event at Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix on Thursday, Aug. 16th at 8 p.m.
“Israelis like to build. Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage. This is not a difficult issue. #settlementsrock” – Ben Shapiro“Palestinian Arabs must be fought on their own terms: as a people dedicated to an evil cause.” – Ben Shapiro
As the attendees waited in line to enter the venue, we displayed signs which spelled out verifiable Ben Shapiro quotes about Palestine, Israel, and Arabs. Population-level generalizations, built on his own staunch Zionist identity, are hardly a pursuit of intellectualism or truth seeking. Furthermore, spreading these irresponsible and hateful ideas only assists in further cementing the right’s defacto support for Israeli policies of aggression toward the Palestinian population. Our goal was to execute a clear and pointed agitation campaign while rallying our community to oppose all forms of bigotry when it goes out on a lucrative cross-country tour.
Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance (APSA) is a state-wide group advocating for Palestine human rights and justice. We offer solidarity through various campaigns and direct action to the Palestinian cause for liberation from the brutal and ongoing Israeli occupation. We also work to expose and educate our community about the Israel-U.S. military/law enforcement/security apparatuses on a local level, along the borderlands.