the fire these times

41. Rendering Our Struggles Visible: Palestine, #BlackLivesMatter and Syria

This is a conversation with Mariam Barghouti. She’s a Palestinian-American writer and researcher currently based in Ramallah.

I spoke with Mariam about her growth as a Palestinian activist, #BlackLivesMatter, the Syrian revolution, trans-generational understanding and rendering our struggles visible

Topics discussed: COVID19 in the context of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank; the Palestinian Authority’s relationship with the Israeli government; building transnational solidarity; rendering our struggles visible/fighting against invisibility; Syrian-Palestinian solidarity against authoritarianism and oppression; the generational shift within activism and building trans-generational understanding; Black Lives Matter; Gaza and Aleppo; Daraya’s secret library; survivor’s guilt; and a bit on the Hong Kong protests.

The webinar mentioned is called: From BLM to Palestine and Syria: The Politics of Revolutionary Solidarity.


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Music by Tarabeat. Photo is a modified version of an image used by the Under Construction Festival.

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