Solidarity

Definition: Solidarity is a union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group or between classes and peoples, a community of feelings and purposes.

An example – and there are many others, whether towards Kurdistan, the Philippines, Colombia and many other people – is Palestine, where solidarity counters Israeli activities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The goal of solidarity with Palestine is:

To dramatize the conditions under which Palestinians live and to protect them from physical violence by Israeli soldiers and settlers in alliance with Palestinian peace activists and through efforts at ‘creative resistance’.

To pressure the international news media to provide coverage of the illegality and brutality of the Occupation in an effort to change public opinion regarding Israel’s non-compliance with international law and U.S. foreign aid to Israel.

To recruit volunteers from other nations to participate in non-violent resistance to the Israeli military activity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

To establish divestment campaigns in the U.S. and Europe to put economic pressure on Israel in the same manner that international sanctions were applied against South Africa during the ‘apartheid era’.

For Solidarity!

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