Ferguson to Palestine

Sumud by Madeline

PSC member Madeline Buthod is on an Interfaith Peace Builder’s delegation and offers us the following testimony… Today we went to the Tent of Nations, a hilltop farm just outside of Bethlehem. To get there we all piled in the tour bus and headed down an Israeli highway. I’d like to take a minute to explain that the bus has yellow Israeli license plates so we are allowed on these roads which connect illegal settlements to each other and to […]

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Ferguson Weekend of Resistance

“Solidarity does not mean our struggles are the same. Solidarity means all struggles matter.” – Professor Robin D.G. Kelley at National Organizers’ Conference of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, September 21, 2014. The murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has shone a spotlight on racism, police brutality and militarized policing in the United States. Resistance to Mike Brown’s killing was met with violent repression in the form of rubber bullets, tanks, and tear gas. As thousands […]

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90-Year-Old Hedy Epstein Arrested While Demanding that Governor Nixon De-Escalate Police Militarization in Ferguson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 Press Contact:  Sandra Tamari, St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee, info@stl-psc.org St. Louis, Missouri – World-renowned Palestinian rights activist Hedy Epstein, who turned 90 last Friday, was arrested today with eight others outside the Wainwright State Building in downtown St. Louis as they called on Governor Jay Nixon to de-militarize the police presence in Ferguson. She was charged with “failure to disperse.” Last night, police used tear gas, mace, and rubber bullets against unarmed civilians […]

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We, members of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee, are writing to express our deepest condolences to the community of Ferguson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We recognize that Michael’s murder at the hands of the police is part of a system that routinely punishes, confines, and kills young African American men without justification. The circumstances of Michael’s death have sent shock waves of outrage and anger around the nation and throughout the world, including among the people […]

With a Palestinian Mother by Fatima Rhodes

I toss and turn Sleep evading me The bed too crowded With the memories Of the web images Of dead children, With a Palestinian mother I’m suffering

Humanity is Weeping by Fatima Rhodes

Grown men are weepingDoctors are weepingMothers are weepingFathers are weepingPope Francis is weepingHumanity is weepingRamadan greetingsFamilies are grievingNo one is celebratingNo Eid, no feasting Parents are mourning

“Not in Our Name, Not with Our Money” by Suhad Khatib

The following was the basis for a speech Suhad gave on Sunday 3 August  at Shaw Park in Clayton before the Protest US Aid to Israel/Justice Rally for Palestine.    This is not about politics… This is not a competition about who longs for peace more…This is about our eternal search as human beings for justice.We have arrived at a point in our history when we as people have the chance to stand up for it.Palestine is at the center […]

“Israel Does Not Speak for Me” by Maya Harris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2014 Maya Harris, St. Louis Jewish Voice for Peace St. Louis Jewish Voice for Peace Confronts Israeli Consul to the Midwest At Event for Israel ST. LOUIS – Tuesday, July 29th, members of St. Louis Jewish Voice for Peace attended an event at the Jewish Community Center hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) featuring the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, Roey Gilad. As Mr. Gilad gave his speech, three members of St. […]