Ending Police Exchanges Between Israel and US
Thanks to the depth and breadth of several organizations supporting the Council resolution to bar police police from training in Israel and other countries with militarized police the resolution passed unanimously and Durham became the first city in the United States to take such action. A firestorm of protests ensued from pro-Israeli factions. But the resolution stands. Read all about it here. Also see check out Eye Witness Palestine’s account.
To get involved, visit Demilitarize Durham2Palestine.
Protest Against Knesset at Chapel Hill Council
Members protest the Town of Chapel Town Council Hosting four Knesset members, who used the occasion to normalize the occupation of Palestinian and the egregious human rights violations against the Palestinian people. Read all about it in this Mondoweiss article.
Police Brutality from the US to Palestine
On May 25, 2020, Derek Chauvin, a police officer, brutally murdered George Floyd. Chauvin violently cut off George Floyd’s airflow using his knee while Floyd desperately pleaded for his life. Outrage at Floyd’s murder as one in a long line of state and extrajudicial murders of Black people in the United States sparked nationwide protests, marking #BLM as one of the largest movements in U.S. history.
A document listing ways to support #BlackLivesMattet
Movement for Black Lives website chalk full of good information, events, and actions
Engage locally by donating to NC Bail Fund
Did you know? Minnesota Police Department trained with Israeli Police. The same brutal tactic used by Chauvin against Floyd is deployed by IDF soldiers in Palestine. The U.S. and Israel have a sordid history of sharing brutalizing tactics in order to criminalize, surveil, and murder Black, Indigenous, and Palestinian people.
Check out Demilitarize Durham2Palestine to learn how to fight police militarization and brutality from Durham to Palestine
Learn more about the exchanges of violence
Read up on the ways in which Israeli police dehumanizes and brutalizes Palestinian life
Learn about the myriad violations committed by the Israeli occupying force
Israeli Human Rights Abuses
Israel detains and imprisons Palestinian children. Children are forced to endure inhumane conditions, torture, and more.
Israeli Troops Kill Peaceful Protesters
Israeli troops were ordered to kill and maim peaceful protesters durning the Great March of Return.