We can’t fix every global injustice through a single activist campaign. But we can learn from our struggles to bring about justice in one particular context and apply those lessons to other struggles. The struggle for justice in Palestine has been informed by past struggles, including the Irish fight for independence and the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. As Palestinian scholar Malaka Shwaikh has documented, hunger strikes are a key civil disobedience strategy pioneered in each of these contexts. A general strike, first practiced by Palestinians as a tool of resistance in 1936 and revived in 2021 during the attack on Gaza, is another strategy that can be exported beyond Israel-Palestine to other sites of oppression.
Rebecca Ruth Gould
What a deeply thoughful and wise analysis, bringing hope and good sense to the table for activists for justice, whatever our superficially divisive concerns and obsessions! this needs to be shared far and wide.