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Online Event: Unpacking the Nakba
May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RSVP HERE: tinyurl.com/RINakbaDay
-Black Lives Matter RI PAC
-Brown Students for Justice in Palestine
-Party for Socialism and Liberation of Rhode Island
-Providence Democratic Socialists of America
-Reclaim Rhode Island
-RISD Students for Justice in Palestine
May 15th is the day Palestinians mark the “Nakba,” or “catastrophe,” the expulsion of between 750,000 and one million Palestinians by Zionist militias from 1947 to 1949.
Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians continues to this day, with Israeli soldiers and settlers continuing to forcibly remove Palestinians from their homes. Palestinians have never stopped resisting, as they do today with growing protests in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah to defend the homes of hundreds of people.
With the US giving Israel $3.8 billion for weapons every year, and many US police departments training in Israel to learn from Israel’s military occupation, Palestine’s struggle matters for the fights here against racist police violence, surveillance and austerity. Join us to learn more about the Nakba, its consequences for us in Rhode Island, and how to stand with Palestinians for freedom, justice and equality. See Less