Dozens of renowned artists and activists are featured in an explosive new video that makes explicit the connections between black and Palestinian suffering under state violence and oppression.
The video is just weeks after a powerful statement of Solidarity signed by 1,000 Black activists, intellectuals and organizers. The statement, begins by stating:
On the anniversary of last summer’s Gaza massacre, in the 48th year of Israeli occupation, the 67th year of Palestinians’ ongoing Nakba (the Arabic word for Israel’s ethnic cleansing)–and in the fourth century of Black oppression in the present-day United States–we, the undersigned Black activists, artists, scholars, writers, and political prisoners offer this letter of reaffirmed solidarity with the Palestinian struggle and commitment to the liberation of Palestine’s land and people.
Such a statement of solidarity not only demonstrates a strong intersectional analysis of state violence that Blacks in the US and Palestinians under occupation have endured, it is an example of the best kind of real world solidarity we need to achieve justice.