Mahmoud Darwish in the presence of absence (photo by GZ) Anti-wall demonstration in Bi'lin. (Photo by LS) Cremisan Road, Beit Jala (photo by GZ) Corridor from Erez crossing into Gaza (Photo by CdV) Old city of Hebron (photo by GZ) Mahmoud Darwish on Yasser Arafat- Ramallah (photo by GZ) Hisham's Palace, Jericho (photo by GZ) Gilo settlement - Beit Jala (photo by GZ) Bypass road north-south - Jerusalem (photo by GZ) Wall grafitti made by Berlin residents. (Photo by CdV) Drone flying over KhanYounis, Gaza. (Photo by CdV)

Palestinian women have always played key roles is resisting occupation


The 8 March international women’s strike, an international day of action, planned and organized by women in over fifty different countries, is an unprecedented opportunity for feminists to stand against Islamophobia and Israeli apartheid, while supporting Palestinian self-determination, say Sofia Arias and Bill Mullen in Electronic Intifada. A struggle in which Palestinian women have always played key roles. (Photo: Oren Ziv/ActiveStills)


The strike call for a “feminism for the 99 percent” includes explicit demands for an “anti-racist, anti-colonial feminism,” the decolonization of Palestinian land and the tearing down of apartheid walls, whether they be along the US-Mexico border or in the occupied West Bank. 


Those who have endorsed the call include the political prisoner Rasmea Odeh and Angela Davis, a veteran campaigner for justice and a staunch supporter of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.


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