A statement by
Palestine Solidarity Committee – Seattle
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign
The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has recently issued a statement expelling member group If Americans Knew for violation of anti-racist principles. See the US Campaign statement here, other statements and rebuttals here and here.
We support the US Campaign’s movement toward prioritizing anti-racism and placing the struggle for Palestinian rights in a broad anti-racist context. Anti-racist work requires new learning and re-evaluation of strategies, worldviews, and stances for many of us. Strategic focus on undoing one system of oppression does not mean condoning other systems of oppression. We have to be clear and consistent that racists and white supremacists are not our allies in the struggle for Palestinian freedom. [Read more…]