Thursday, November 24, 2016

Support #Palestine2pipeline journey for justice in #StandingRock


This year, as Americans eat their turkeys and count their blessings, members of the Sioux Nation in Standing Rock, North Dakota are being attacked with tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons.

Last week, I planned to go on a journey for justice to stand with the people of Standing Rock along with a team of Palestinian-Americans and allies in the fight against environmental destruction and injustice. Due to multiple flight delays, I did not reach my destination and had to return home after spending a night in Dallas. However, I just purchased another ticket and I plan to be there tomorrowFriday, Nov. 25

I am thankful for this opportunity to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as a friend and an ally, and for having wonderful friends who supported this campaign with monetary donations, tents, sleeping bags, and the 60 Palestinian kuffiyehs from Folk Art Mavens to be hand delivered to water protectors on the front lines. 
‘From Palestine to the Pipeline: A Journey for Justice’ is a collaboration between the Arab American Civic Council, Activate Labs, and the Palestinian Youth Movement.
While working to end all US support for Israeli occupation that continues to steal the land and resources of the indigenous Palestinian population, it is essential for Palestinian rights activists here to recognize the continuing denial of the rights of Native nations and their people. 

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