"Indigenous Struggles From Turtle Island to Palestine"

Shades of Anger, June 9, 2024 post

June 9, 2024

Good morning. Everything is connected. You can take action today, for the Palestinian people, for liberation, and for justice.

LEARN. Read this article from the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. (To learn a little more about Turtle Island, check out this previous post).

“The colonization of Turtle Island and Palestine are not things of the past. They continue today through policies including surveillance, containment, military checkpoints, police brutality, mass incarceration, displacement, theft of water and other natural resources, environmental destruction, desecration of burial sites, and cultural erasure and appropriation.”

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

NOTICE. What do you feel in your body after reading this? Did any other interconnected struggles come to mind as you read this, if so, what?

ACT. Find an organization in your area that has addressed the history of colonialism but has been silent on the genocide of Palestinians (for example, if you’re on Turtle Island, this could be an organization that uses a land acknowledgement; if you are in the UK or another colonizing country, find an organization that has apologized or recognized the impact of their or the country’s previous actions).

SHARE. Right now, send this email to 3 people and ask them to take the same action (and/or to join you in signing onto your call).

ASK. What other ways do you: recognize ongoing colonization efforts in your everyday life, and/or what do you want to learn more about? 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,

Rebecca Steckle, 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.

Image description: An off-white background. In the centre of the image, in black text, the text reads, “Shades of Anger,” with a quote from Fatima Bernawi below that reads, “Palestinians do not know the meaning of the word impossible.” Below that, the text reads, “Why should we?” On the right is a photo with a sign that reads, “Amplify your voice”

Image: On the left side is an off-white background with text in black that reads, “Shades of Anger; ‘Palestinians do not know the word impossible’ - Fatima Bernawi; So why should we?” On the right is an image of people gathering by a wall under a sign that reads, “Amplify your voice”


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