Walk with me, don’t be afraid…
Standing up and being counted among those who object to what is happening in Gaza and Israel, and here in Canada is a way into peace…despite what political-economic players might do to foster fear… Resisting questionable activities (like the provocation of people living amid military occupation) in support of a just peace is what this is about… I realize that so much around us, though, suggests otherwise. How can I stand up, a woman in Western society, against all of this? For example:
“Resistance is called a provocation, terrorism or a crime against humanity. The rule of law, as well as respect for the most basic civil liberties and the right of self-determination, is a public relations fiction used to placate the consciences of those who live in the zones of privilege.” See the full article, “Elites Will Make Gazans of Us All”, by Chris Hedges (here).
It’s happening globally, including here at home, in Canada. See The Huffington Post article, “Harper Calls Mulcair An Extremist Over Threats to Rip Up China Investment Treaty” (here).
See this reference (here) to Canada and to Will Potter’s tour and new book, Green is the New Red (here).
Further to what is happening in Israel, see this article, “In Gaza Airstrikes, an Appeal to Netanyahu’s Hardliners” (here).
Also, see: “My Visit to Gaza, the World’s Largest Open-Air Prison” by Noam Chomsky (here).
What about women’s voices in this mix?? We can stand up and keep showing up, just like women citizen activists in Israel and Palestine. I invite you to visit this website for an introduction to the project, “Sixty Years, Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women” (here).