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Chilean football team "holds hands" with slain Palestinian children

Shades of Anger, June 13, 2024 post

June 13, 2024

Good morning. Remember that every day is a good day to show solidarity for Palestinian people.

LEARN. Watch this video on Instagram, showing the Club Deportivo Palestino professional football club of Santiago, Chile, as they “hold hands” with slain Palestinian children, before a match.

Image description: three male Chilean football players, dressed in black jackets, shorts and socks, walk onto a football pitch while “holding hands” with the empty air signifying the memory of Palestinian children.

NOTICE. What do you feel when you watch the video and witness the solidarity and ongoing grief and pain of Palestinians around the world? Where in your body do you feel the loss, pain, grief and anger over so many thousands of children senselessly slain in the genocide?

ACT. Wear a keffiyeh in solidarity with and support for Palestinians. Resources to buy one are here - remember, do NOT buy anything from Amazon, which is on the boycott/divest/sanction list!

SHARE. Right now, send this email to 3 sports fans in your life. Tell them how important it is for everyone to acknowledge that it is wrong to kill children for any reason, including the ongoing genocide in Gaza.

ASK. What other news have you seen about sports teams supporting Palestine? Please reply to this email (or, if you are reading this online, leave a comment below) to let us know.*

In solidarity for Palestinian liberation,

Kay Coughlin, on behalf of the Shades of Anger collective

*You can also continue the conversation with us in the Speaking Up Network, a private social media platform co-created by Animah Kosai, one of the leaders of Shades of Anger.

Shades of Anger was created by a global collective of women to raise awareness and inspire action to free Palestine. We chose the name of our collective to honor the poem, “Shades of Anger,” by Palestinian-Canadian poet Rafeef Ziadah. We also believe in liberation for Sudan, the Congo, Haiti, and all places where systems of oppression are causing immense suffering and crushing the life out humans. We are led by women of the Global Majority/BIPOC. Shades of Anger is for everyone who wants to act for liberation and you can learn more about it here.

Alt text: On the top half is a grey background with black text that reads "Shades of Anger 'Palestinians do not know the word impossible' - Fatima Bernawi, So why should we?" On the bottom half are three photos. The first is a photo of an adult with short greyy hair holding the hand of a young child, who is holding up a Palestinian flag high in their other hand, while standing on a hill overlooking a field of people and cars. The second is a black and white photo of a person with a long ponytail, holding a kuffiyeh and chanting at a protest. The last is a person wearing a kuffiyeh around their head, and a black and red dress, looking at the camera while holding up a Palestinian flag and a peace sign.

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