Reading (and viewing) Resources for the February 3rd 2024 Teach-In

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Topic: Settler Colonialism

How "Settler Colonialism" Can Help us Understand Israel - and the U.S.Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, by Walter L. Hixson, September 16, 2020.
Distinguishing between colonialism for economic gain, and settler colonialism (also colonizing the land), this article makes comparisons between European settlers in North America and Zionist settlers in Palestine, and how this shared history creates their close relationship today.

: In this moment:  Noura Erakat's Speech "In This Moment"  (18 minutes)

Topic: Israeli Apartheid

 B'Tselem. The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. This is Apartheid. 12 January 2021. (Note site may have security block – copy and paste link
This statement begins "The Israeli regime enacts in all the territory it controls (Israeli sovereign territory, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip) an apartheid regime. One organizing principle lies at the base of a wide array of Israeli policies: advancing and perpetuating the supremacy of one group - “Jews“ over another - “Palestinians." And it continues to state that the Israeli regime pursues this organizing principle in four major areas: Land, Citizenship, Freedom of movement, and Political participation.

  Amnesty international Youtube Video "Is This Apartheid?" Feb 1, 2022.
This 14 minute video traces the history of Israeli oppression of Palestinian people and privileging of Jewish Israelis, expelling many non-Jews from their land and homes and enforcing discriminatory conditions implemented through IDs based on permitted residency locations, denial of building permits etc. It concludes that Israel is maintaining a brutal discriminatory regime against Palestinians, and we should all speak up against it.

Topic: BDS  - see BDS

For Palestine, it's BDS or Bust. Interview with Omar Barghouti by Ronan Burtenshaw 09.05.2023

 This Divestment Bill Hurts My Feelings By Remi Kanazi