THE BETRAYAL BY THE BLACK ELITE
In this episode of Days of Revolt host Chris Hedges continues his
conversation with Dr. Cornel West to discuss the way in which the black
prophetic tradition has been supplanted by black elitism and
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I was born in what is now west Jerusalem. During the war to establish the state of Israel, my family and I were forced from our home, when I was a young child. To this day, I have been prevented from returning to my home,
simply because I am a Palestinian Arab…
[As Palestinians] we simply demand the
right to speak about our experiences and make legitimate, evidence-based
criticism of Israel, its foundation, its laws and practices. And we want
everyone to have that right, not just us, as part of an open, free
debate on a major international conflict, for which Britain bears
significant historical responsibility. As a Labour member, I at least
expect to have this right respected within my own party.
those who are insisting upon a word for word repetition of the IHRA
working examples are staunch advocates of Israeli government policies.
What is driving this campaign is clearly an attempt to protect and
improve Israel’s tarnished image, silence Palestinians and discredit
those who support our rights.
[The State of Israel] was founded on discrimination towards Arab people on the
basis of religion and ethnicity. If that’s not a racist endeavour, I
don’t know what is. And I should have the freedom, as the victim of that
racism, to say so.
-Ghada Karmi is a Palestinian doctor, academic and author.
“You can’t condemn racism and then in a warm glow of self-congratulation
allow deep-rooted structures of discrimination to remain in access to
healthcare and public services, in our prisons and justice system and in
our immigration system.”
"We are gathered today on stolen land.”