Mobilize for Palestine

On December 8, 2012 Bay Area Arab, Palestinian,solidarity and allied communities engaged in liberation struggles organized “Mobilize for Palestine: a Teach In and Organizing Workshop.” The event featured panels including: “Palestine, Arab region and international movements,” “Zionism, global context and the role of the US,” ‘The intersection of struggles and resistance in Palestine,” as well as analysis and concrete strategy planning for BDS campaigns and al Nakba and Land Day activities for 2013. Over 100 people gathered, representing a broad range of organizers, activists and community members. In particular, connections were made between Filipino and Palestinian anti-colonial struggles and the connection between Israeli security culture and the prison industrial complex in the United States. IJAN distributed copies of its new exposĂ©, “Israel’s Worldwide Role in Repression” and gave a short presentation on defining and recognizing Zionism and how it operates.