Why is so little explicit connection being made by activists between the Black Lives Matter uprising in the U.S., the current mass uprising in Myanmar, and the ongoing struggles in Iran? My article below will examine similarities and differences between these struggles in order to help U.S., Myanmar and Iranian activists against police brutality and carceral capitalism come together in conversation and promote solidarity.
Below is the link to my conversation with Budour Hassan, Palestinian socialist feminist journalist. Hassan is a legal researcher for the Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights. She is from Nazareth and spoke to me from Jerusalem. She talks about the latest Israeli assault on Palestinians, the role of women in the Palestinian resistance, the feminist movement against gender violence, solidarity with women prisoners, Abolitionist Feminism, and the needed regional and global socialist feminist solidarity.
My heart goes out to my Palestinian sisters and brothers who are suffering from the latest massive assault and air raids of Israel’s racist and imperialist state.
Bryan Stevenson and Nasrin Sotoudeh are both human rights attorneys who have dedicated their lives to “helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned.” They both received the 2020 Alternative Nobel Prize, also known as the Right Livelihood Award.