When the streets of Ferguson erupted in protest last summer after police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown six times and Brown’s body was left in the street for four hours, one of the most moving responses came from Palestinian activists, who offered their solidarity along with their advice on dealing with tear-gas attacks and injuries. Targets of systemic racist state violence, they were reaching out to offer support to other targets of systemic racist state violence even as they were in the middle of the deadly assault of the Israeli military that left 2,200 Palestinians, including 535 children, dead in 51 days. People in Ferguson, in turn, offered their solidarity in return on social media and elsewhere. Now there is a new video and a new effort to build this Black-Palestinian solidarity further, and CCR is doing its part through our blog and on social media. You can help by watching and sharing the video. On Twitter, use the hashtag #BlackPalestinianSolidarity.
Read more about the video, which features more than 60 leading Black and Palestinian artists and activists, including Lauryn Hill, Cornel West, Alice Walker, and Danny Glover.