Close to 100,000 marched in London yesterday, from 10 Downing Street to the Israeli embassy. For many, it was an inspiring and affirming experience – and some in Gaza have clearly been appreciative of the solidarity.
Lots of the rhetoric from speakers still focused on BBC’s biased coverage or asking David Cameron to intervene in some non-specific way, but luckily some speakers (notably Ben White but also Stop The War) used their platform to call for an arms embargo to Israel and for “meaningful solidarity” in terms of BDS actions.
Some of our members (and others we heard talking on the march) were irritated that the stage for speakers (organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Friends of Al Aqsa etc.) blocked the main entrance to the Israeli embassy, stopping any chance of access to protesters.
We hope that future mass demos organised by the better-funded Palestine solidarity groups in the UK are able to focus more on what specifically people can do rather than turn up at mass demos!
Venezuelans show their solidarity with Palestine.
Caracas, Venezuela. July 14, 2014. (Source)
Victims of sexual assault expect privacy. But 16-year-old Jada was violated all over again once explicit images from her rape surfaced on Twitter. So Jada decided to take her story public.
“There’s no point in hiding,” the Houston teen tells KHOU. “Everybody has already seen my face and my body, but that’s not what I am and who I am.”
I’m sharing this because certain people on twitter NEEDS TO BE STOP! Specially the ignorant side of black twitter! Every time something bad happen to a young black women or black girl twitter is quickly to explode it into something bigger! And Jada story is one of them! She’s a 16 yearls high school student she could be your sister,cousin, neighbor, or classmate! This tragic thing happened to her and these ignorant people on twitter looking for followers exploit this to point where the disgusting hashtag was created #jadapose. People tweeting pictures of themselves in the pose in which Jada was found! What I find even worse about this its that a lot of the people doing these poses are young black men and women. Something like this happen to someone who could possibly be your sister and instead of asking for justice you rather create a new meme? And some of them even argue “oh how do you know she got rape?” Does it matter? a picture of an underage girl laying on the floor looking like she’s passed out is not something be laughed at EVER! Like @_kimberrrly said ”A rape victim’s trauma is not grounds for a new internet meme. Pls do not partake in such ignorance. Report #jadapose pictures.”
I’m happy and proud of Jada for speaking and not letting this disgusting thing becoming any bigger
Which brings me to what I’m trying to ask or say here when will sexual assault towards black girls and young black women will be taking serious by young black people?
i truly don’t understand what kind of world we live in.This is absolutely horrific and abhorrent. Look at how few notes this has. Now watch as the so-called feminists and defenders of women on this site stay silent. The black woman’s body has no value to this society except for how it can be exploited and dehumanized. This is straight up misogynoir. This is an egregious act. This shows how sick our culture is. Rape culture is so pervasive and normalized that many will see nothing wrong with this new meme, much like as was the case with ‘Trayvoning’ (though that was white and non-Black POC racialized violence). This is also why I stay off of twitter.
Israel puts on a show for the world’s media by reminding them over and over again how they tell Palestinian civilians to “evacuate” (which is an insult in itself since they’re not allowed to leave Gaza due to the illegal blockade), but the reality on the ground is that they tell Palestinians ‘we will kill you no matter where you go - you are our targets’ by bombing all the places they’re taking shelter in - ambulances, hospitals and UN schools.
Irish Congress of Trade Union Rally Belfast Solidarity with Gaza . 20. July 2014
The great artist Francis Bacon on the role of suffering and self-knowledge in creative expression – a lost interview from the 1970s.
Story of Palestine Gaza!!
Fares, 5 months old, was killed by Israeli artillery fire 2 hours ago during the recent Israeli ground invasion. Dr. Ramy Abdu
Palestine has no navy, no Air Force and no army. Israel isn’t waging a war, this is genocide against civilians!
This woman just nails it. People wonder why everybody fucking hates the U.S government so much, but why wouldn’t we if they are feeding lies to an already easily influenced, gullible audience, about how Gaza and Israel are actually on equal footing when it couldn’t be further from the truth! Why the fuck does America feel the need to kiss Israel’s ass? Israel is killing innocent people everyday with attacks and apparently that’s defending their fucking country! I have never felt so mad and helpless ever in my life.
New Massacre in Gaza