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“White supremacy is not only found in extreme acts of horrific violence such as the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor or Tony McDade in the USA. Racism is insidious, and the reality is that we all operate within the structures of white supremacy.” Amos Trust’s Karin Joseph writes about the Black Lives Matter movement.
“As a group of UK-based humanitarian, development, human rights and faith organisations working to support the rights and welfare of the Palestinian people, we are gravely concerned by the Israeli Government’s threat to annex more Palestinian land.” A joint statement from UK charities.
“On 18th June we received the desperately sad news that our good friend, partner and inspiration Gilberto Aguirre (El Profe), had passed away. He had been rushed into hospital for emergency throat cancer surgery in the middle of May and unfortunately, complications arose after this.” Garth Hewitt writes of the life of Gilberto Aguirre from CEPAD in Nicaragua.
“Any artist who does cross the peaceful Palestinian picket line, regardless of intentions, is used by Israel’s far-right apartheid regime to whitewash, or ‘artwash’, and therefore perpetuate its system of oppression against Palestinians.” Palestinian musician Samir Eskanda writes about why the cultural boycott of Israel is vital for the peaceful struggle against Israeli apartheid.
“To have the confidence to stand up and sing in front of a large crowd having been through such traumatic experiences is truly awe-inspiring.” Guardian journalist Jessie McDonald writes about a moving performance.
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