From Syria to Palestine: struggles against dictatorship, imperialism, and zionism (audio)

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A panel at Left Forum – June 4th, 2017 With Ramah Kudaimi, Shireen Akram-Boshar, Jehad Abusalim and (via video chat) myself, hosted by Ashley Smith.

I’m including this talk as part of a series of critiques on the topic of the Left’s multilayered failures on Syria.

This panel analyzes the struggles and resistance of Palestinians living in Syria. It examines the implications of the Syrian revolution on Palestinian politics in Palestine and diaspora. The panelists discuss the importance of building solidarity between Syrians and Palestinians as both struggle for democracy and self-determination. They show that Palestinians and Syrians need each other to build an effective and lasting resistance against zionism, dictatorship, and imperialism

Biographies (as of June 2017) of the three other panelists as well as our host Ashley Smith.

Ramah Kudaimi serves on the board of the Washington Peace Center and is a member of the National Committee of the War Resisters League. She also organizes with the Muslim American Women’s Policy Forum and the Syrian Solidarity Collective and has been an activist with other organizations including the Arab American Action Network and CODEPINK: Women for Peace. She has a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University.

Shireen Akram-Boshar is a contributor to Socialist Worker and a member of Students for Justice in Palestine.

Jehad Abusalim is currently a PhD student in the History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies joint program at New York University. His main area of research is Palestinian and Arab perceptions of the Zionist project and the Jewish question before 1948. He also studies the political and social history of the Gaza Strip and the impacts of the Palestinian Nakba, and how it radically impacted the political, social, demographic, and economic realities of Gaza. He is an Al-Shabaka Policy Member.

Ashley Smith writes for Socialist Worker and the International Socialist Review.

Via We Are Many



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