White Mob Viciously Attacks, Nearly Kills Black Siblings and the Media Is Silent

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Photo from Kristina Fox

Racism & the Media: White Mob Viciously Attacks, Nearly Kills Black Siblings and the Media Is Silent

From Bay Area Intifada

Written by Jabar

A plea for support by way of a Facebook post started making its rounds early Wednesday morning. Kristina Fox of Chicago posted a horrifying account with graphic photographs of a vicious beating that nearly killed her and her brother Marcus Fox. The following is the full post from Kristina Fox:

From Kristina Fox:

“On the morning of Saturday, May 30, 2015, my little brother, Marcus Fox, my daughter’s father, Darrius Walton, and myself were sitting in [Chicago/Canaryville’s] Taylor Lauridsen Park conversing with 3 Caucasian people we had just met (Courtney, Kevin, and Jodie). Everyone was having a nice time. Approximately 7-9 more Caucasian people arrived in the park.

My little brother being the social butterfly he is introduced himself and began chatting with the new arrivals. After about 30 minutes, one of the guys out of the group we initially met and another from the group that arrived later got into a verbal altercation with each other.

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Photo from Kristina Fox

My little brother tried to calm things down but this soon escalated as everyone began jumping on him. It was at this point things turned for the worse as he and I fought this massive group of Caucasians consisting of both men and women. They were throwing glass bottles, crutches, bricks, and anything else they could find at us. As we continued to fight through this crowd of assailants to get away, more Caucasians came from out of nowhere and joined in brutally attacking us delivering closed fist blows and kicks to our bodies and head.

We began the fight of our lives. This MOB of around 20 Caucasians beat us until we were unable to move and left us laying in the park. My brother & I sustained multiple injuries. I was stabbed eleven times, eight times in the back & right shoulder, twice in the face & once in the head (which the knife was left lodged by one of the perpetrators). My brother was stabbed nine times, along his back, right side with one of the wounds causing him to have a punctured lung. Continue reading

Black Student Union Condemns Campus Zionist Group, Reaffirms Solidarity with Palestine

Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 11.19.52 PMFrom Columbia University Black Student Union:

In light of recent flyering campaigns done by Aryeh: Columbia Students Association for Israel (formerly known as LionPAC), in which they use the image and words of Martin Luther King, Jr. in favor of their Zionist views, we as the Columbia University Black Students’ Organization, write to condemn their co-optation of Black liberation struggle for the purposes of genocide and oppression and we re-proclaim our unequivocal support of Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace – Columbia/Barnard Chapter, and the people of Palestine in their fight for freedom from Israeli apartheid.

Numerous Black scholars and activists, both contemporary and otherwise, have already connected the Palestinian struggle for liberation with the struggle for Black liberation. The chant “From Ferguson to Gaza” echoed this year is not hyperbole, but a unifying idea against oppressive systems that subjugate Black people and people of color globally and act as a reminder of our tradition of solidarity and support. While we as an organization also acknowledge that Black and Jewish people also share a history of oppression, we understand that zionism has no place in our solidarity and, thus, we cannot and will not excuse the actions of the Israeli state and their acts of discrimination, segregation, and genocide. This is NOT what Black liberation activists stood for. This is not what we will stand for.

We encourage Aryeh and their supporters to more deeply explore the relationship of Blackness to Palestinian liberation and Israel before they continue to leverage our legacy and heritages in their favor. Until then, from Ferguson (and Harlem and Staten Island and Chicago, and Cleveland, OH, and Port Gibson, Mississippi and…) to Gaza, WE stand on the side of liberation and justice.

UPDATED: Bay Area Protesters Speak: 3-Day Ship Blockade, Colonization and Gaza

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Photo from Bay Area Intifada

[Update:] On the fifth day that autonomously- organized protesters returned to picket, the Zim ship finally sailed out to Tacoma. Despite some official reports, only a tiny portion of the shipment intended for Oakland ports was unloaded (This was witnessed by dockworkers, a Ports of America worker, a port trucker, vigilant protesters on the ground and our own contributor here at Bay Area Intifada). 

For the third consecutive day, an Israeli ship, the Zim Pireaus, has been blockaded by Bay Area protesters in solidarity with Gaza. In the wee hours of Monday morning, with very little mobilization, a dozen or so people held a picket. With the support of longshore workers, the ship–which had already been delayed for two days at the Port of Oakland–sat unloaded. [Read details, watch videos and see photos from Saturday and Sunday blockades here.]IMG_3410

In the evening, enough people came through to create pickets. Though police officers pushed a pathway through protesters, longshore workers again refused to cross the pickets. It is yet to be determined how much the blockade has cost Israel.

Adam and Ankash were part of the bike block and had been riding to the port the last three days. They spoke with us on the blockade, Gaza and colonization. Continue reading

[Action Alert!] Blockade Israeli Zim Ship at the Port of Oakland 8/16

From AROC (Arab Resource Organizing Center)

Block the Israeli Zim Ship at the Port of Oakland
Saturday, August 16th
5am – meet at West Oakland Bart and march to Berth 57

STOP THE SIEGE ON GAZA!
END THE COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE!
RIGHT OF RETURN FOR ALL PALESTINIAN REFUGEES!
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!
BOYCOTT, DIVEST, SANCTION!

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Whats happening?
The world has watched in horror as Israel has continued to bombard and devastate Gaza. Millions around the globe have come out in support of the Palestinian people and against the Zionist regime, holding massive marches, demonstrations, and actions. Here in the Bay, San Francisco witnessed some of the biggest mobilizations in recent years, with a series of marches, each bringing out thousands of people. It’s time to step it up. Continue reading

[Photos] The West Bank Uprisings

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Bethlehem, Palestine

July 22 2014

All Photos From Anna Ferensowicz

Originally Posted in Light Rocket / Pacific Press Agency

Palestinians defiantly came out into the streets of Bethlehem, in the West Bank to continue to show their rage and resentment against Israel’s assault on Gaza. Since Israel’s military incursion began, all most every night for the last 16 days, Palestinians in Bethlehem have gathered in both spontaneous and planned demonstrations and marched towards checkpoint 300, the military checkpoint in Bethlehem.

Each night they are met by Israeli soldiers who use tear gas, rubber bullets, sound bombs, and at times live ammunition. As of Tuesday afternoon, on the 16th day of Israel’s military incursion into Gaza, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” the Palestinian death toll rose to over 650 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom were civilian, including 160 children. The Israeli death toll reached 29, 27 of whom were soldiers.

Israeli soldiers survey the street in Bethlehem, getting ready to use tear gas and charge into protesters.

Israeli soldiers survey the street in Bethlehem, getting ready to use tear gas and charge into protesters.

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A car that has been set on fire and is used as a barricade against Israeli soldiers, burns in the streets of Bethlehem.

A parked Israeli military jeep in front of the famous "Dove of Peace" by artist Banksy.

A parked Israeli military jeep in front of the famous “Dove of Peace” by artist Banksy.

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[Photos] Afghans Protest Israeli Aggressions Against Palestine

Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Source: Reuters

Afghan protesters shout slogans and torch an effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli flag during a demonstration against Israeli attacks on the Palestinian territories in Jalalabad on July 13, 2014. Hundreds of residents of the eastern Nangarhar province gathered to condemn Israeli airstrikes over the Gaza Strip. AFP PHOTO/Noorullah Shirzada (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

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Hizbullah Statement On Israeli Aggressions in Gaza:

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From Islamic Invitation Turkey

Commenting on the continuous Zionist aggression on the Gaza Strip, Hizbullah issued the following statement:

The Zionist occupation army carries out a comprehensive aggression on the Gaza Strip, using its military against innocent civilians. Thus, it kills children, women and elders, and damages homes and institutions in the harshest destruction waged against the patient Gaza Strip and its people ever since many years ago.

This criminal aggression forms a continuation of an ongoing Zionist war against the Palestinian people since before the establishment of the occupying entity and the annexation of the land and rights. Continue reading

[Hamas Responds] Khaled Meshal speaks about the latest Israeli assault on Gaza.

From Al Akhbar

Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal had just finished a speech about the latest Israeli assault on Gaza.

The following is a rough, edited translation of the speech:

This speech is first and foremost addressed to you, champions of al-Qassam. You will bring us victory, God willing.

Our circumstances today are unorthodox, because calls have rained on us from the West and the East, telling us to exact restraint, to give in for a ceasefire as though the problem came from us, as though it started from Gaza.

No, we’ve listened to [Netanyahu] justify Israel’s assault on Gaza and saw it being adopted by Western leaders, and we will not stand by it.

Netanyahu committed massacres against our people and against us, he sought to divide Jerusalem, and called for his people to attack ours.

When we declared a consensus government, Netanyahu started to tear at this government because he felt threatened.

Netanyahu let our people in Gaza starve and crave water as the Holy month of Ramadan fell upon us.

Netanyahu declared war on the consensus government and intensified arbitrary arrests. Our Palestinian people will not surrender, and it is because of [our people’s] anger–a blessed anger–that we will not stop. This unnerves Netanyahu.

There is an Israeli offensive on Gaza, and the Qassam Brigades retaliated with a limited offensive. However, the enemy escalated as it killed the brave Qassam soldiers two days ago. And the enemy began its systematic house demolition strategy, destroying houses where families still lived in. Continue reading